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Rowdy Rhymes and Bibulous Ballads Gathered from Many Gay Minstrels

By: N/A

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Mount Vernon, Peter Pauper Press: 1952

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 003582

Condition: Fine


61pp. Illustrated. Size: 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall View more info

The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Porter & Coates:

Seller ID: 008256

Condition: Very Good


283pp. Illustrated. Corners bumped and rubbed through. Pencil ownership inscription on the front free endpaper. The binding is quite bright and clean. Great satire. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Anecdotes For All Occasions : A Good Laugh is Worth a Hundred Groans in Any Market

By: N/A

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Shreveport, 1962

Seller ID: 008755

Condition: Very Good


80pp Blue, textured, heavy cardstock covers are lightly soiled with a tape stain inside the front cover. Binding is tight. No marks inside. Printed on glossy paper. Size: 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall View more info

The Descriptive, Sentimental and Humorous Album

By: N/A

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Baltimore, N. Hickman: 1836

Seller ID: 009113

Condition: Good


xipp. + 356pp. Full calf with leather spine label. Contributions from the likes of Washington Irving, Thomas Jeffeson, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Sir Walter Scott, Cowper, Lord Byron, Thomas Moore, Channing and many others, including many anonymous contributions. Of particular antiquarian interest is the Scottish account, "Hallow's Eve" (Halloween) depicting an interesting spooky folk tale by R. Ramsay. Uncommon. Lacking the prelims up until (but not i... View more info

Caricature: Wit and Humor of a Nation in Picture, Song and Story

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Leslie-Judge Co.:

Seller ID: 009142

Condition: Good


Unpaginated. Original green cloth with lettering stamped in white on the front board, top edge gilt, fore and bottom edges stained green as issued. Illustrated. Front hinge cracked. Lettering on the front board mostly flaked. Soiled binding. Corners bumped. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Ferhoodled English; Curious and Amusing Pennsylvania Dutch Talk

By: N/A

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Gettysburg, Conestoga Crafts: 1964

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 011897

Condition: Very Good


Unpaginated (24pp.). Illustrated. Includes one page glossary. Very faint spotting to the front cover. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

The Strange Case of the Seven-Sided Post Hole

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, American National Standards Institure:

Seller ID: 012653

Condition: Very Good


41pp. Illustrated with cartoons. OCLC World Cat locates four copies in institutional holdings. Produced for the Standards Engineers Society, Syracuse Section. Last few leaves carelessly creased at one corner. Red paper clip ghost to the leaf for pages 25-26. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

The Scrap Book; or Humorous Annual

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: NY, Published for The Booksellers: 1839

Seller ID: 012732

Condition: Fair


286pp. Original full decorative leather, elaborately stamped in blind and spine lettering in gilt. Illustrated with woodcuts. Further subtitled, "A selection of humorous stories, interesting fables and authentic anecdotes." Accounts of Native Americans, African American slaves, and the burning of widows in India, among many other accounts. These "humorous annuals" were not limited to jokes or funny stories, but included short accounts of interest to the e... View more info

The Advantages and Disadvantages of the Marriage State: An Allegory

By: N/A

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Springfield, G. & C. Merriam Co.: 1837

Seller ID: 015363

Condition: Very Good


60pp. Original printed paper over cloth. All edges rubbed through. Poetry lines written out on the pastedowns and on the page facing the title page. Faint white stains to the front cover. Text browned. Faint, stray blue and red marks to the back board. The head of the spine is frayed. Quite scarce. OCLC locates five copies in university holdings. Size: 48mo - over 3" - 4" Tall View more info

Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In: The Burbank Edition

By: N/A

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, The World Publishing Co.: 1969

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 018031

Condition: Good


Unpaginated. Illustrated. Patterned endpapers. Corners bumped with some rubbing to the extremities. Binding very slightly cocked. Back board rubbed heavily, and rubbed through along the top of the back joint. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

Baseball Wit

By: Adler, Bill

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Crown Publishers: 1986

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012579

Condition: Very Good


120pp. Gift inscription on front free endpaper. No other writing in the book. Photographs scattered throughout. Spine discolored (blue cloth has some white spots). Dust jacket has light edgewear and scuffing. From the cover: "A collection of wise, salty, ironic, irreverent, and above all, very funny comments on the great American game." Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

The Kennedy Wit

By: Adler, Bill (ed.)

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Gramercy Books: 1964

Edition: Probable 1st Edition.

Seller ID: 007223

Condition: Near Fine


83pp. Illustrated. One corner gently bumped. A couple of small closed tears to the jacket. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

My Life as a Bystander: For Better or For Worse and Everything in Between

By: Allen, Jeff & Martha Bolton

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Nashville, Broadman & Holman: 2005

Seller ID: 2660

Condition: Fine


193pp. Includes the DVD in the back pocket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Love, Groucho; Letters from Groucho Marx to His Daughter Miriam

By: Allen, Miriam Marx (ed.)

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Da Capo Press: 2002

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 021375

Condition: Very Good


241pp. Illustrated. Remainder marker strike to the bottom edge of the text block. Back corner creased diagonally at the top. View more info

Peter Arno's Circus

By: Arno, Peter

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, Horace Liveright: 1931

Seller ID: 011241

Condition: Very Good


Unpaginated. Early edition, not a first. Each page is a full page b+w reproduction of Arno's classic cartoonery. Corners bumped. Spine lettering dulled. Some smudging to the front pastedown. Binding scuffed, Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

Wit and Humor of the Pennsylvania Germans

By: Aurand Jr., A. Monroe

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Harrisburg, The Aurand Press: 1946

Seller ID: 011888

Condition: Very Good


32pp. Illustrated. Pencil bookseller notation on the front wrap. A very clean and bright copy. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

How Sweet it Is: The Jackie Gleason Story

By: Bacon, James

Price: $75.00

Publisher: NY, St. Martin's Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 017782

Condition: Very Good


214pp. Illustrated. Text browned. Spine creased. Top edge of the text block foxed. The jacket is creased at the extremities. Appears to be quite scarce in dust jacket for some reason. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Grandfather Was a Trout

By: Bailey, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, Prentice Hall: 1961

Seller ID: 018384

Condition: Near Fine


152pp. Illustrated. Small stain to the bottom edge of the front panel on the jacket. The jacket is price clipped. One corner gently bumped. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Epigrams on Men, Women and Love

By: Balzac, Honore De

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Mount Vernon, Peter Pauper Press: 1959

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 003581

Condition: Near Fine


61pp. Illustrated. The front flap of the jacket is creased at one corner. Size: 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall View more info

Insane City

By: Barry, Dave

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Berkley Books: 2013

Edition: First Paperback Edition.

Seller ID: 019448

Condition: Near Fine


385pp. Traces of rubbing to the joints. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info