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The American Jest-Book Being a Chaste Collection of Anecdotes, Bon Mots, and Epigrams, Original and Selected for the Amusement of the Young and Old of Both Sexes: by the Author of the American Chesterfield

By: American Chesterfield Author

Price: $325.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Hogan and Thompson: 1833

Edition: unknown

Seller ID: 6307


The book has wear on edges, corners, and cover surfaces. The spine has an area of loss from top to bottom, though it is superficial and much of the original spine remains. The paste down title on the front cover is still present with only light wear and some aging. The book is still square and securely bound with no tears or parting. The interior pages show some foxing and age toning, though no more than would be expected. A former owner , John Warner has signed his name... View more info

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Kill Duck before Serving Red Facts At the New York Times

By: Amster, Linda and Dylan Loeb McClain (Eds. )

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York City, St. Martin's Griffins: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 6675


This copy appears to be almost new.; B & W Drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 172 pages; This is a book of humorous corrections that the famed New York Times has had to make through the years. The humor here is akin to Jay Leno's headlines. It is a stated first edition and appears to have been issued only in softcover. View more info

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Heads of State The Presidents As Everyday Useful Household Items

By: Anthony, Carl Sferazza

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Bloomsbury: 2004

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 6402


Book and jacket have only very light wear. ; Color Photographs; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 96 pages; Every President depicted in some household object that was actually manufactured and offered for sale. View more info

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Bizarre Books

By: Ash, Russell and Brian Lake

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Pavilion: 1998

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 7901


Book has light aging but otherwise appears New and unread. ; B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 224 pages; Large and humorous collection of unintentionally funny titles of real books, in the tradition of Scouts in Bondage but this one has more. Ice Cream for Small Plants, Groping, The Sauciest Boy in the Service, Discovering the World of the Three-Toed Sloth, The Normal Production of Psychic Gloves, I Love Little Pussy -- you get the idea. View more info

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Native American Humor

By: Aswell, James R.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Garden City, Garden City Publishing Company: 1949

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 10728


Black covers with red titles and illustration. Some edge, corner and surface wear but square and securely bound. ; B&W Drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 396 pages; Great collection of early American humorists (not American Indians) up to Mark Twain. Many selections from Old Southwest Humorists. Excellent collection illustrated by the well-known courtroom artist and book illstrator Leo Hershfield. View more info

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Scouts in Bondage And Other Violations of Literary Propriety

By: Bell, Michael (Ed. )

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2006

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 7691


Book and jacket are As New and unread. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 96 pages; Wonderful collection of books (mostly British) with unintentionally funny titles; for example: Memorable Balls, How Nell Scored, and, of course, Scouts in Bondage. Each book is illustrated with a full color photo. View more info

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The Rise and Fall of American Humor

By: Bier, Jesse

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York City, Octagon Books: 1981

Edition: 1981; Reprint

Seller ID: 7133


Red boards, square, securely bound, very light aging. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 526 pages; This is the 1981 reprint of Bier's thorough 1961 study of American humor. Excellent resource on American humorists. View more info

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Crackers

By: Blount, Roy, Jr.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York City, Alfred A. Knopf: 1980

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 8995


Book is square and securely bound with light toning on bottom foredge but otherwise with only very mild shelf wear. Jacket is very attractive except for come wear and a tear on back top edge. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 291 pages View more info

Image for Heidegger and a Hippo Walk through Those Pearly Gates :Using Philosophy (and Jokes!) to Explore Life, Death, the Afterlife and Everything in Between

Heidegger and a Hippo Walk through Those Pearly Gates :Using Philosophy (and Jokes!) to Explore Life, Death, the Afterlife and Everything in Between

By: Cathcart, Thomas and Daniel Klein

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 2009

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 11959


Book appears to be as new and unread; jacket is as new also. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 245 pages; A study of the "Big Questions" using jokes and a flippant attitude. Really funny book. View more info

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Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar; Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington

By: Cathcart, Thomas and Daniel Klein

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Abrams Image: 2007

Seller ID: 12018


Both books and slipcase seem new and unread. ; 2 Volumes; B&W Drawings; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 200, 192 pages; Two volume set of Catcart and Klein's humorous approach to philosophy and political science. The Plato book seems to be a 9th printing and the Aristotle a 1st. View more info

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My Thirty Years out of the Senate

By: Downing, Major Jack (Seba Smith)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York City, Oaksmith and Company: 1859

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 6829


This book came from the Sondley Reference Library in Asheville North Carolina. It has typical libray markings but no card pocket or Due Date slip. Otherwise there is general wear on the corners and edges, but square and securely bound. ; Signature of F. A. Sondley; Woodcuts; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 458 pages; This is one of the famous Major Jack Downing books by Seba Smith New En glander who pioneered vernacular humor in America. He is the northern counterpart to the... View more info

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Third Annual Edition of Laughter

By: Ernst, Theodore R.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Theodore R. Ernst: 1927

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 9951


Black covers with gilt titles and frame. Square with a secure binding that has a very small start. Damage at top of spine. Some wear and soiling on edges, surfaces and corner interior toning. ; Gems of the World's Best Humor; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 304 pages; Boo is made interesting by bookplate of Milton Ochs, brother of Adolph Ochs, Publisher of the New York Times. Milton ran the Chattanooga Times and other enterprises. This boo was donated to the Provost Marsha... View more info

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The World's Wit and Humor :An Encyclopedia of the Classic Wit and Humor of All Nations

By: Harris, Joel Chandler, et. al.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Review of Reviews Company: 1906

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11198


Green boards with blindstamped design on front and gilt titles on spine. Light, edge corner and surface wear. Book is square and securely bound and seems unread. VG to VG+. ; British; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 283 pages; This is Volume VI only. I have several other volumes on line. This volume includes British writers from Lang and Chaucer to Pope and Chesterfield. View more info

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The World's Wit and Humor :An Encyclopedia of the Classic Wit and Humor of All Nations

By: Harris, Joel Chandler, et. al.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Review of Reviews Company: 1906

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11199


Green boards with blindstamped design on front and gilt titles on spine. Light, edge corner and surface wear. Book is square and securely bound and seems unread. VG to VG+. ; British; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 292 pages; This is Volume VIII only. I have several other volumes on line. This volume includes British writers from Austen and Byron to Disraeli and Thackery View more info

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The World's Wit and Humor :An Encyclopedia of the Classic Wit and Humor of All Nations

By: Harris, Joel Chandler, et. al.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Review of Reviews Company: 1906

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11200


Green boards with blindstamped design on front and gilt titles on spine. Light, edge corner and surface wear, with some fading on spine. Book is square and securely bound and seems unread. VG. ; Italian, Spanish; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 290 pages; This is Volume XIII only. I have several other volumes on line. This volume includes many Italian and Spanish writers such as: Boccaccio and Cellini, De Vega and Cervantes. View more info

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Will Mrs. Major Go to Hell?

By: Heath, Aloise Buckley

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New Rochelle, Arlington House: 1969

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 10762


Yellow cloth with very light edge and corner wear. Some toning on foredges and a stain on the rear interior endpaper which alos touches the last page of text. Book is square and securely bound. Jacket has some chips and tears but is still quite attractive in mylar. ; Introduction by Priscilla L. Buckle & William F. Buckleyy; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 272 pages; This copy has a bookplate that I believe to be, after much research, signed by William F. Buckley. At first gl... View more info

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Rotten Reviews Redux : A Literary Companion

By: Henderson, Bill (ed.)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Wainscott NY, Pushcart Press: 2012

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 12609


Book and jacket are unused. ; B&W Drawings; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 95 pages; Reissue of volume of bad reviews of classic books. First published in 1986. This reissue has a new Preface by Henderson, but the same great reviews -- for example -- "Whitman is as unacquainted with art as a hog is with mathematics." View more info

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The Areas of My Expertise

By: Hodgman, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Riverhead Books: 2006

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 8773


Light bumps on corners; otherwise, square and securely bound. Spine is neither cracked nor creased. ; Really funny. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 256 pages View more info

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My Life As an Experiment : One Man's Humble Quest to Improve Himself

By: Jacobs, A. J.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster Paperbacks: 2010

Edition: 1st Softcover Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 12852


Book is essentially new with maybe a hint of shelf wear and a remainder mark on bottom foredge. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 250 pages; Jacobs, who wrote The Year of Living Biblically, sets himself tasks and then reports on them. He does interesting things and writes in an engaging style. View more info

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The New New Rules

By: Maher, Bill

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Blue Rider Press: 2011

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14475


Book appears unread; jacket has very minor shelf wear. First Edition. First Printing. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 354 pages View more info