Category: Humor


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By: Belson, Walter W. Illustrated by Bob Dunn.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Drexel Hill,, Bell Publishers: (1951)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000015758

Condition: Fine

Illustrated by Bob Dunn. 96 pages. Hardcover. Pictorial paper covered boards. Dust jacket has some closed tears, chipping at edges. Inscribed by the author. 040414B View more info

HOW TO STAGE A MINSTREL SHOW. A Manual For the Amateur Burnt Cork Director.

By: Branen, Jeff and Frederick G. Johnson.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chicago, T. S. Denison Co.: (1921)

Seller ID: 000015914

Condition: Very good

Stapled booklet, pictorial card covers, approx. 4 3/4" by 7", 64 pages [1] + 3 pages of publisher's ads. Black and white illustrations in the book by Harlan Tarbell. Former owner name on front cover. Very nice condition. 012204A or CRBC View more info

Brachtwert fur alle. Berlen deutschen humors.

By: Busch, Wilhelm.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Berlin, R. Jacobsthal & Co.: n.d.

Seller ID: 000016454

Condition: Very good

Large 4to, brick-colored cloth with gilt titles and photo inset of Busch portrait on front cover. 400 original pictures by Busch, plus poetry and text. Text in German. Busch (1832-1908) was a poet, humorist, illustrator, painter, and creator of Max und Moritz, a pioneer of the Comic Strip. 122615A This oversize book may incur additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

ATHENIAN SPORT: Or, Two Thousand Paradoxes Merrily Argued, To Amuse and Divert the Age:

By: By A Member of the Athenian Society [Dunton, John]

Price: $275.00

Publisher: London, B. Bragg in Pater Noster Row: 1707

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 000017406

Condition: Good +

Title continues with some examples of paradoxes, and then: "And so on, to the Defence of 2000 Paradoxes (or Pleasant Theses) which seem Strange, and Contrary to the Common Opinion. With Improvements from the Honourable Mr. Boyle, Lock, Norris, Collier, Cowley, Dryden, Garth, Addison, and other Illustrious Wits." Octavo, [4] v - xxxii, 544 pages. Modern niger morocco, scuffed at joints, cover edges and raised spines. Top edge gilt. a couple of former owner names on half-title, and one on a preliminary blank page; also, a few curly brackets, inked in the margins. There are 139 paradoxes ... View more info

WISH YOU WERE HERE: The Art of Donald McGill

By: Calder-Marshall, Arthur

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson, (1966),: 1966

Edition: 2nd impression

Seller ID: 12464

Condition: Fine

Pages: 127, small octavo. Includes 50 full page color reproductions of McGill's postcards plus 20 cards of McGill and others reproduced in black and white. Book is in Fine condition; dust jacket has a small closed tear, still Very Good. 061507A View more info

ART ATTACK: The Midnight Politics of a Guerilla Artist

By: Conal, Robbie

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, HarperPerennial: (1992)

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 000013358

ISBN: 0060969512

Condition: Fine

New York: HarperPerennial, (1992). First printing. softcover. Fine. 63 pages, includes black and white and color illustrations. Approx. 7 7/8 in. wide by 9 7/8 in. tall (20 by 25 cm). 051705A View more info

WITHOUT A STITCH IN TIME. A Selection of the Best Humorous Pieces

By: De Vries, Peter

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, and Co., (1972): 1972

Edition: First

Seller ID: 12495

ISBN: 0316181862

Condition: Very good

Pages viii + 328,octavo, hardcover, first edition. Book is in Very Good condition. Dust jacket spine faded, no tears or chips, Good plus. 061507A ISBN: 0316181862 View more info


By: Devaux, Pierre, Texte de; A. Dubout

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Monte-Carlo, Editions du Livre: 1946

Seller ID: 000015411

Condition: Very good

Quarto, 71 pages. 32 Dessins de Dubout (3 in color). No. 1216 of 2000 copies sur les Presses de J. Dumoulin, Maitre Imprimeur A Paris. Printed paper covers. Glassine wrapper is chipped. 012204A This oversize book will incur additional charges for international or expedited shipping. View more info


By: Feiffer, Jules

Price: $4.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (1962)

Seller ID: 000017873

Condition: Very good

Trade paperback, approx. 6" wide by 8 1/6" tall. Unpaginated. Former owner name stamp (small) on inside front cover. Penciled price on front cover, else Very Good. 061508B View more info


By: Fox, Fontaine. Compiled by Herb Galewitz and Don Winslow

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: (1972)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000017126

ISBN: 0684128893

Condition: Very good

Quarto (approx. 9 1/8" by 12 1/4"), yellow pictorial boards stamped in red. 184 pages. Black and white cartoons. "At the height of Fox's popularity the Toonerville cartoons ran in almost three hundred newspapers daily and Sunday." Book has a couple of nicks at top edge of front cover. Dust jacket price clipped, a few small closed tears at edges near Very Good condition. 012204A View more info


By: Glass, Montague

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Bros. , Sept. 1919,: 1919

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9111

Condition: Very good

Pages 260 + 4 pgs. of ads, 8vo, (approx. 5 1/4" x 8 5/8"), hardcover, first edition. Blue cloth covers, gilt titles, light wear on cover edges, foxing on endpapers; some foxing throughout, else Very Good. Dust jacket has bookseller stamp on front panel, small label on spine, some soil, chips, and a couple of closed tears, Fair. 082502A View more info


By: Heide, Florence Parry. Drawings by Edward Gorey

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Holiday House: (c. 1981)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000017165

ISBN: 0823404250

Condition: Fine

Oblong 8vo, unpaginated, green paper-covered boards. Drawings by Edward Gorey. "Treehorn lives out of his closet where he keeps his comic books, baseball cards, bubble gum, and other daily needs. 'Money doesn't grow on trees' pronounces his father, but sure enough one day Treehorn notices the leaves on a tree changing into dollar bills." 092108D View more info


By: Holliday, Carl

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Co.: 1912

Edition: First

Seller ID: 000018222

Condition: Very good

Octavo (approx.5 1/8" wide by 7 5/8" tall) brown cloth covers with gilt titles and decoration. Spine titles a bit dulled but top cover gilt is very nice and bright. 320 pages. Index. With a bookplate of Harrison Hayford on front free endpaper; another former owner name on front paste-down endpaper. Light bump on bottom edge of cover, else Very Good. 092715C View more info


By: Kelly, Fred C

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Young. (c. 1952),: 1952

Seller ID: 12249

Condition: Very good

xvi + 179 pages, octavo. Includes black and white illustrations. Book and dust jacket are in Very Good condition. 061507A View more info


By: Lancaster, Osbert.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: (1975)

Edition: later printing

Seller ID: 000017111

ISBN: 0719529528

Condition: Fine

Octavo, yellow cloth covers, 95 pages. Halftone illustrations. Illustrated endpapers. Forword by Roy Strong. Dust jacket price clipped, else near fine. 092108B View more info

JOHN BLACK'S BODY. A Story in Pictures

By: Martin, Ben.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Vanguard Press: (c. 1939)

Seller ID: 000016859

Condition: near Very Good

Octavo, unpaginated. Anti-war story in cartoons. Black and white illustrations. Orange paper-covered boards with lighter-colored patterned spine; some light spotting. 092715B View more info

MINSTREL CROSS-FIRE. Clever Come-Backs For the Endman and Interlocutor.

By: Newton, Harry L.

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Chicago, T. S. Denison & Co.: (1914)

Seller ID: 000015913

Condition: Very good

Stapled booklet, approx. 4 3/4" by 7", 25 pages + 3 pages of publisher's ads for Denison's Black Face Series. Also ads on inside and rear covers. Illustrated card covers, stapled booklet, former owner's name on front cover. A very nice copy. 012204A or CRBC View more info

THE HARVARD MOTHER GOOSE. An Undergraduate Parody.

By: Pingree, Frederick de Wolf. '24

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Privately Printed: c. 1926

Edition: First

Seller ID: 000017699

Condition: Very good

Illustrated by Robert Martin '23. 16 mo, (approx. 6 1/4" tall by 5 1/8" wide), 52 pages. Tan buckram spine over orange boards. Closed tears on a few pages; light soil on rear cover. 061507C View more info

SANITY IS WHERE YOU FIND IT. An affectionate history of the United States in the 20's and 30's by America's best-loved comedian.

By: Rogers, Will. Selected and edited by Donald Day

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co.: (1955)

Seller ID: 000015136

Condition: Very good

vi [2], 244 pages. Front cover corners lightly bumped, else Very Good. Dust jacket has closed tear on front panel, darkened rectangle on rear panel from removed price sticker, Good +. 092108A View more info

AN ANTHROPOLOGIST ON MARS. Seven Paradoxical Tales

By: Sacks, Oliver

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 1995,: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 9857

ISBN: 0679437851

NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 1995,, 1995. 1st Edition. Hardcover. first printing. Pages xx + 330,octavo, hardcover, first printing. Book and dust jacket in Fine condition. Review slip laid in. 092803A ISBN: 0-679-43785-1 View more info