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Category: All Categories: Humor: Humor: Old and Rare
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1.
[Pemberton, Morton Hord]  
Reuben: His Book
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Publisher: New York Broadway Publishing Company 1905.
First printing. Duodecimo, Full cloth, Frontispiece portrait, 297 pages. Condition: Near fine. No dust jacket.
     Contains "From Plow Shoe to Patent Leather with Variations: Part I - Plow Shoe Days, or Reuben in the Rough; Part II - Patent Leather Stage, or Reuben Cuts His Eyeteeth" and "Reuben's European Travels: A Missouri Farmer in a Foreign Land - Reuben in Rome and Reuben in the Land of the Kaiser - Reuben at the World's Fair." A book of humorous observations by Missouri's second best known native humorist. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with gilt and black-stamped spine and upper board, frontispiece portrait of Pemberton. Minor extremity rubs, two patches of color scraping on upper board. Clean and bright overall, binding sound. Three contemporary ladies' calling cards laid in. Americana

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2.

The Comedy of Life
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Publisher: New York: Life Publishing, 1907.
First Edition Quarto. Decorated green cloth. [124]pp. A book of humorously captioned illustrations, nicely reproduced on coated stock. Artists include Henry Hutt, Bayard Jones, Kemble, W. B. King, F. W. Read, Nesbitt Benson, Sewell Collins, James Montgomery Flagg, A. B. Walker, Edward Payne, Harrison Cady and others. Spine lettering rubbed, corner bumped else Very Good.

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3.

All About Girls: Their Virtues and Their Failings
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Publisher: Published for the Trade, 1891 Chicago, IL.
Book. Book condition: Fair. Soft cover 32mo - over 4 - 5" tall "A jolly book for jolly folks. Girls who want money. Big girls at home. Breach of promise girls. Novel reading girls. Girls without sweethearts. Girls who are fast. Girls who are wicked. Girls who cost money. Sensible girls. Silly girls. Girls who can spend money. Girls of the period. Girls who are mothers. My girl. Dirty girls. Music hall girls. Jealous girls. Carrotty girls. Buxom girls. Old girls. Marrying girls, etc. etc." Profusely illustrated. Not paginated. Book is in FAIR condition; front cover loose; rear cover missing; text pages clean and complete. Softcover.

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4.
Bangs, John Kendrick, 1862-1922.  
Mr. Bonaparte of Corsica.

Publisher: New York, Harper & brothers 1898..
Front. [i]-xii, 1-265 [1] p. 3 fi. illus. 17cm. First ed. published 1895, BAL 722. Illus. by H.W. McVickar. A humorous biography of Napoleon Bonaparte at a time when the Corsican was being eulogized in multivolume sets. Stock# 40,583. Good+ , illustrated boards.

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5.
Bangs, John Kendrick.  
A HOUSE-BOAT ON THE STYX: Being Some Account of the Divers Doings of the Associated Shades.
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Publisher: Harper & Bros. [New York]. 1913 {November}. (1895)..
171pp. sm8vo. Purple cloth with spine decorated & lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt others uncut. Tissue-protected frontispiece + 7 other b/w plates illustrated by PETER NEWELL. Some faint, scattered dampstains on the front cover, spine faded with some wrinkling, faint water stains on the outer edge of the frontispiece & title page o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects.

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6.
Bangs, John Kendrick., Illustrator: Albert Levering (illustrations).  
JACK AND THE CHECK BOOK.
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Publisher: NY/London: Harper & Brothers (1911)..
A collection of political satire: I. Jack and the Check-Book; II. The Great Wish Syndicate; III. Puss, the Promoter; IV. The Golden Fleece; V. The Invisible Cloak; VI. The Return of Aladdin. 235p: black/white frontispiece with tissue-guard, decorated title-page with orange title, 23 full-page illustrations + smaller illustrations in-texte; 22cm. 341g. Reading copy (well used but serviceable book; worn, soiled, foxed, front hinge detached). Red limp cloth (softcover) with black titles. Book condition: Reading copy.

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7.
Beresford, James, 1764-1840  
The Miseries of Human Life; or, The Groans of Samuel Sensitive, and Timothy Testy. with a few supplementary sighs...
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Publisher: Boston: Greenough, Stebbins, & Hunt, 1807.
[viii], 220 p., illus.; 19 cm. Title continues: "from Mrs. Testy In twelve dialogues." "1st American, from the 3rd London edition." Attributed to James Beresford. Shaw & Shoemaker 12107. This copy has bookplate of Brookline Social Library dated 1825. Early owner signature of Charles Wild, physician of Brookline. Bound in contemporary pink paper-covered boards, untrimmed; early water stains; very good. Stock#OB832.

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8.
Cantor, Eddie Illustrated by: Illustrated by Sid L. Hydeman  
Caught Short ! : A Saga of Wailing Wall Street (1929 A. C. ) (After Crash)

Publisher: Simon & Schuster; N. Y. : 1929.
Very Good+ with no dust jacket Hardcover ISBN: 1127530216 45 pages; 16mo (6.25") 16 cm; Small format (4.6 x 6.25 inches) 118 x 158 mm, gray cloth, red lettering, three b/w cartoons. ; Authored by comedian (and investor) who rightfully dumps on Republicans for causing stock market crash. Warning: racist humor (stereotyped African American introduces self as 'I'm the Kuhn of Kuhn, Loeb and Co') ; Name and date (Dec. 1929) penciled on front endpaper. Cloth shows a touch of wear. No other defects. ; Cartoons

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9.
Disney, Walt  
The Mickey Mouse Fire Brigade

Publisher: Racine, WI: Whitman, 1936..
unpaginated [64pp] illustrated hardback sm 4to in illustrated paper-covered boards: a worn but complete copy/no dj [cover illustrations are colorful and bright; spine strip is worn; edges are rubbed; paper is age browned; else a complete copy] Many early illustrations of Disney characters Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, et al. on thick paper.

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10.
Doesticks, Q. K. Philander, 1831-1875. Thompson, Mortimer, 1832-1875  
Plu-ri-bus-tah: A Song That's-by-no-author, a Deed Without a Name Perpetrated by Q. K. Philander Doesticks, P. B. [pseud.]
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Publisher: NY, Livermore & Rudd, 1856.
[iii]-xxiv, 264 p., illus.; 19 cm. [10] pp. of publisher's ads at end. Comic history of the United States written in the style of Longfellow's Hiawatha. Stock#OB943. Good+, bound in publisher's stamped cloth, gold lettering and image on spine faded, top and bottom of spine torn, frayed.

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11.
Du Maurier, George, 1834-1896.  
Pictures of English Society. By George Du

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton, 1884..
3 p.l., 89 p. illus. 15cm. 41 drawings and dialogues. Series: The Parchment paper series. no. IV. Stock# 38,729. Vg, in a cloth binding with the "parchment" wrappers bound in.

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12.
Fowler, Nathaniel C. Jr.  
Witty Stories and Toasts : Stories and Toasts for after Dinner, for all Occasions and How to Tell Them

Publisher: Sully & Kleinteich; N. Y. : 1915.
Very Good with no dust jacket Second Edition Hardcover 216 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Full green cloth, green spine lettering, front paste-down decorated in orange and black, tips for toastmasters, hundreds of short toasts, some in rhyme; hundreds of short after-dinner stories and anecdotes. ; Copyright 1914. This is 2nd edition, 1915.; Moderate wear to extreior. Owner name and place (Manda Gruehn, Sebewaing, Michigan) very lightly penciled on front endpaper in old hand. No other marks. Binding tight. Scarce.

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13.
Funnidos, Rigdum (pseud.). Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878, illustrator  
The Comic Almanack, for 1841 [1842 & 1843]. An Ephemeris in Jest and earnest... by Rigdum Funnidos, gent. [pseud.]
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Publisher: London, Imprinted for Tilt & Bogue, bibliopolists, in Fleet Street [1840-42].
Three volumes in one: 64, [28]; 64, [22]; 64, [32] p., each year has 12 etched plates and numerous text illustrations by George Cruikshank, a total of 36 plates; 16.5 cm. Each year has an unnumbered advertising supplement at the end. Title continues: Adorned with a Dozen of "righte merrie" Cuts, Pertaining to the Months, Sketched and Etched by George Cruikshank. "Rigdum Funnidos" was apparently the editing team of Horace Mayhew, Henry Mayhew and (later?) Robert B. Brough. Some plates foxed or browned in spots; bound in contemporary 3/4 calf, marbled boards a little rubbed, bound without the wrappers. Stock#OB759.

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14.
Gilbert, W. S. (Sir William Schwenck), 1836-1911.  
The 'Bab' Ballads. Much Sound & Little Sense. . With Illustrations by the Author.

Publisher: Philadelphia, Porter & Coates [no date, 1870's?].
xi, 13- 222 p., illus.; 19 cm. Gilbert's first literary work, first published in two series, 1869 & 1873. 45 silly verse ballads. Stock# 39,572. Good, bound in gilded green cloth, worn, spine faded.

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15.
Gray, James and J. J. B. Maidment, compilers  
The Banquet of Wit: Being a Varied Selection of Anecdotes Bon Mots et cetera

Publisher: Pickering & Co, London, 1882, 1st edition, hardcover, (G+).
Pickering & Co, London, 1882, 1st edition, 244 pages, plus 16 pages of recent publications, 4.5”x 7”, hardcover, green cloth with paper title label on spine, light shelfwear, a few small damp spots on front with approx. 1” square of pink paper that is stuck to the front, endpapers and first and last few pages are darkened, some signatures are cracked but holding well, otherwise contents clean and tight, book good+ [(s)1111EC] 4379 (G+)

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16.
Hook, Theodore Edward, 1788-1841, editor  
The Humorist. Edited by Theodore Hook
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Publisher: Philadelphia, E. L. Carey & A. Hart., 1837.
[5], 8-193, [1] p.; 21 cm. Spine title on printed paper label: Humourist. "E.G. Dorsey, printer, Library Street"-- verso of title-page. Twelve stories and poems. Contents (in part) include: Christmas; Songs of the Blacks-1. The new Jim Crow 2. A Nigger's Reason; Poetical Epistle from Amos Stokes, Esq., of Nashville, U. S., to Washington Nokes, Esq., of Liverpool, commencing the account of a very remarkable aerial voyage made in the grand Kentucky Balloon; The Wine-Cellar; The Hypocondriac. American Imprints 44809. Original cloth spine, paper boards. Stock#NS0242. VG; ex-library with stamps & labels but barely used.

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17.
Jerrold, Blanchard, arranged by  
Specimens of Douglas Jerrold's Wit: Together with Selections, Chiefly from His Contributions to Journals, Intended to I
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Publisher: Ticknor and Fields, Boston, 1858, Author's Edition.
G- cloth hardback, gilt lettering, no DJ. Cover with edge, corner and spine wear, some scuffs. End papers are tanned, spotted. Title page stamped with partial stamp. Pp are lightly tanned, a few spotted. One page with torn edge, a few with minor chips on edges. 12mo, 243 pp plus 11 pages of publications.

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18.
Jerrold, Douglas William, 1803-1857] Leech, John, 1817-1864, illustrator  
Mrs. Caudle's Curtain Lectures by 'Punch'
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Publisher: Hartford, Andrus, no date [1845?].
156 p., front.; 15.5 cm. Frontispiece by John Leech. American Imprints 45-3559. First published in Punch in 1845. Andrus published a dated ediion in 1846. Mrs. Caudle's incessant petty lectures to her unfortunate husband, enacted in the matrimonial bed at close of each day when he is compelled to lie and listen. stock#NS0246. VG/ cloth.

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19.
Kit o' Wit  
KIT O' WIT; the Funny Side of Life: 1942 Edition
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Publisher: National Research Bureau, Inc. Chicago 1942.
[1st printing.] Full of WWII era cartoons, jokes and gags. Some creasing and light general soiling of wraps; small cup ring on rear; faint stamp on front Wraps Very Good

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20.
Lommer, Horst Illustrated by: Illustrated by Erwin Kutz  
Tausendjahrige Reich, Das (Tausendjaehrige, Tausendjährige)

Publisher: Aufbau Verlag; Berlin: 1946.
Very Good+ with no dust jacket First Edition Hardcover 94 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; GERMAN text throughout, in plain type. Pale gray cloth over spine, tan laid paper over boards, tan endpapers, sepia-toned illustrations on front cover and throughout, 48 original poems. ; Written secretly in Germany between the years 1934-1945, kept hidden until published in 1946. Poems satirical, critical, and humorous, poking fun at Hitler and other members of the Nazi Party. Title means The Thousand-Year Empire, one of Hitler's favorite phrases. ; A touch of shelfwear to heel. Small spots to front and rear covers. No other marks. Interior is bright and clean. Binding tight.

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21.
Macy, Albert William Illustrated by: Illustrated by Robert Gaston Herbert  
Short Cut Philosophy : Home Made and Hand Turned

Publisher: Sturgis & Walton Company; N. Y. : 1909.
Poor with no dust jacket First Edition Hardcover 105 pages; 16mo (6.5") 17 cm; Red cloth over spine, gray boards, gray illustrated endpapers, stiff gray pages printed with dark green ink, corner decor on every page featuring wizards, fools, skulls, etc, 3 full-page monochrome illustrations. ; Same date. A collection of humourous one-liners, all presumably written by the author, not collected from others. From the preface: 'Some like their philosophy in small doses, sugar coated and easily digestible. For such this book is intended'. Example: 'I can love my neighbor without accepting his opinions'. ; Heavily worn, soiled, corners bumped. Very pale and small dampstains visible on most edges. 1 leaf has several small closed tears not affecting text. 2 additional quotes have been added in pencil by former owner. Spine lettering worn off and unreadable. Binding shaken. All pages present and still attached. Quite scarce in any condition. Sold as is.

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22.
Newell, R. H. (Robert Henry), 1836-1901]  
The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Third Series
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Publisher: New York, Carleton, M DCCC LXVI [1866].
300, 8 p.; 19 cm. Robert Henry Newell's humorous pieces on the Civil War appeared during the period 1863-1865. The Union he called the Mackerel Brigade, and he had great fun with all aspects of the war, even Lee's surrender to Grant. Stock#OB140. Vg, two short tears on title page, spine faded/ no dj.

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23.
Nye, Bill [Edgar Wilson Nye].  
BALED HAY: A DRIER BOOK THAN WALT WHITMAN'S 'LEAVES O' GRASS'.

Publisher: Belford, Clarke & Co. [Chicago, New York, San Francisco]. 1888. (1884 - unstated)..
Presumed 2nd edition. [1-4], 5-320, 1-14, [15, 16]. sm8vo. Dark gray cloth with the front cover & spine black-stamped with illustrations by Frederick Opper; gilt-lettered spine. 11 b/w plates + 1 cut by cartoonist Frederick Burr Opper ('Happy Hooligan' & 'Alphonse and Gaston.'). 2 b/w cuts by the author. Decorated endpapers. The last 16 pages of the book contain advertising by the publisher. Belford, Clarke issued the first edition in 1884, and their 1887 & later editions are well-known, but no 1888 edition is mentioned in BAL or elsewhere. Frontispiece of the author missing, a previous owner's small oval rubber stamp on the front loose endpaper, spine extremes rubbed, corners bumped o/w Good, i.e. signs of use with no other major defects.

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24.
Old Maids  
Old Maids; Their Varieties, Characters, and Conditions [three lines of quotations]
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Publisher: New-York, C. Shepard, 189, Broadway. Providence, C. Shepard & Co., 1835.
xvi, [1], 18-180 p.; 19 cm. Paper label on spine: Old maids, their varieties, &c. With a half-title. First published London, 1835. A learned treatise on single women, treating the subject in a mock-scientific tone. American imprints 33500. stock#NS0247. Vg, original publisher's cloth.

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25.
Parton, James , Illustrated by: B&W Engravings  
Cariacature and Other Comic Art in all Times and Many Lands
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Publisher: Harper & Brothers New York 1977.
Green cloth hardcover with black and gold spine and cover titles and decorations and embossed gold and black Pompaiian cariacature of pygmy pugilists, brown endpapers, top edge gilt. 340 + 7 (book catalog) pages with index. Copiously illustrated with B&W wood engravings of cariacatures and comic art from many lands and through history. Brief forays into the comedic art of Romans, Greeks, Ancient Egyptians, and on up through the Middle Ages and many countries to "Later American Caricature." Most of the subjects are the stuff of satiric art and political cartoons of the present day..economics, politics, the human condition, the weathy and the poor, etc. Works from Harper's magazines, Punch, Hogarth, etc. are represented. "There must be something precious in caricature, else the enemies of truth and freedom would not hate it as they do." (From the introduction.) CONDITION: The covers are worn at edges, worn through cloth at corner tips (which are softened) and spine ends. Some spotting (color loss) occurs along the bottom one inch or so of covers. Titles and decorations are bright and complete. Front free endpaper has a few small chips along fore edge. Stamped name of prior owner on second (blank) free endpaper, his signature in ink (an MD with beatiful handwriting! Surely a joke?) and a second name in different ink and hand on the following blank page. Light toning to portions of page edges. COLLECTIBLE 5169 First Edition Hard Cover Good Condition 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Collectible

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26.
Princeton Tiger. Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946  
The Tiger's Family Album. Published on the Occasion of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Founding of the Princeton Tiger
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Publisher: [Princeton, N. J.] Princeton University Press, c1931.
102 p., illus.; 31 cm. "A compendium of half a century of Princeton wit and humor, if any, in prose, picture and poesy." Cover title: Tiger's Family Album, 1882-1932. "First edition, December 1931, One thousand copies." Illustrated lining papers: drawing of Princeton campus area. Introduction by Booth Tarkington, '93. No dust jacket, as issued; very good. Stock#OB809 oversize.

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27.
Rabbin Schenkel  
Ye Little Olde Picture Album
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Publisher: Rabbin-Schenkel; N. Y. : 1943.
Near Fine Softcover 32 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; White wire spiral binding, brown stiff but flexible covers, 32 pages printed one side only, with humorous b/w cartoons, but the faces missing, and small die-cut holes where the faces should be. ; Instruction sheet laid in, as issued, states: 'Mount your own appropriate snapshot directly behind cut-out opening in comic illustration. That is all.' ; Book shows only a touch of sunning to edges. Otherwise appears unused.

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28.
Robertson, Jeanne  
Humor : The Magic of Genie (Signed)

Publisher: Rich Publishing Company; Houston, Tex: 1991.
Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Third Printing Hardcover ISBN: 0960725695 216 pages; 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Green boards, gold lettering, 25 high-quality b/w photos on glossy plates. Front endpaper inscribed to Fayrene and dated 4-93 and SIGNED by author. ; Copyright 1990. This is 3rd printing, 1991. ; Tips on using humor as part of your public speaking event and to improve your life in general. Humor breaks, anecdotes, lifestyle tips, much more. ; No defects to book apart from autograph. Jacket is slightly faded on spine and shows a touch of edgewear. Laid in: author's brochure plugging herself as a six-foot-two former Miss North Carolina available for public speaking events of all kinds. ; Signed by Author

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29.
Seymour, Robert, 1798-1836 / Forrester, Alfred Henry, 1804-1872.  
Seymour's Humorous Sketches, Comprising Eighty-six caricature etchings. Illustrated in prose and verse,

Publisher: London, HenryG. Bohn, 1866..
xviii, 173 p. plates. 23.5 cm. Title continues: "verse, by Alfred Crowquill [pseud.]. New edition with a descriptive list of the plates and a biographical notice of Robert Seymour by Henry G. Bohn." Added t.-p., illustrated. Stock# 42,989. Vg, rebound in red cloth with the gilded panel of the front cover saved.

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30.
Shriner, Charles A. [Compiler].  
WIT, WISDOM AND FOIBLES OF THE GREAT: Together with Numerous Anecdotes Illustrative of the Characters of People and Their Rulers.

Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls Co. [New York]. 1918. (1918)..
1st edition. 689pp. Tall 8vo. Dark blue cloth with gilt-lettered front cover & spine. Blindstamped Greek Key border on the front cover. Index. Edges tanned with a few light stain spots o/w Good (i.e. obvious signs of use with no abuse or major defects) with gilt still bright. No dustjacket. NOTE: This 5 lbs. book will require extra postage for Priority Mail shipping.

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31.
Sousa Bandeira, José de (1787-1861)  
Escriptos Humoristicos Em Prosa e Verso recedidos da biographia e retrato do auctor

Publisher: Porto, Viuva[Joanna de Sousa] Bandeira, 1874..
[4], 83, 288, [1] p., portrait front.; 19.5 cm. Stock #29,206. Vg, red boards, corners bumped, Biographia is signed Custodio José Vieira. Portugal biography humor poetry literature.

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32.
Taylor, Coley B.  
Mark Twain's Margins on Thackery's Swift

Publisher: Gotham House New York 1935.
Very Good+ in Very Good, price-clipped DJ. Limited Ed. Hardbound 8vo, 55 pp., Some edgewear to DJ. Limited edition of 1, 000 of which this is No. 137. Interesting piece of Twain arcana, consisting of a preface by the author recalling local impressions of Twain and his family in 1908-9, and Twain's margin notes in his copy of Thackery's "English Humourists, " specifically the chapter on Swift.

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33.
Thackeray, W. M. (William Makepeace), 1811-1863  
The Orphan of Pimlico : And Other Sketches, Fragments and Drawings / by William Makepeace Thackeray

Publisher: London : Smith, Elder & Co., 1876.
85 p. [49] p. of plates : ill ; 33 cm. With some notes by Anne Isabella Thackeray (Anne Thackeray Ritchie, 1837-1919). Thackeray's daugher assembled this collection of her father's drawings and sketches and annotated them when necessary. Howe 004. Vg, 3/4 red leather binding.

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34.
Wodehouse, P. G. (Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975  
Carry On, Jeeves! By P. G. Wodehouse
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Publisher: NY, George H. Doran [1927].
316 p.; 19 cm. The first issue (with publisher's device and no edition listed) of the first edition of the third of Wodehouse's Jeeves volumes. Stock#47099. Good+, top corner (with name?) of front flyleaf torn off, spine darkened / no dj.

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35.
Zall, Paul M., ed.  
A Hundred Merry Tales, and other English jestbooks of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

Publisher: Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press, 1963..
394 p. facsims. 21 cm. Contents: The natural history of jestbooks, an introduction.--William Caxton: The fables of Alfonce and Poge (1484)--A hundred merry tales (1526)--Howleglas (1528?)--Tales and quick answers (1535?)--Merry tales . made by Master Skelton (1567)--Selections from The mirrour of mirth (1583)--Glossary. Pencil notes and underlinings of Walter R. Davis who reviewed this. Stock# 42,952. Vg / no dj as issued.

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