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Life with Father

By: Day, Clarence

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Pleasantville, N.Y., Reader's Digest Association: 1993

Seller ID: 010177

Condition: Near Fine


196 pp, slight edgewear to spine. In maroon cloth, still close to new, no markings. A modern reprint of Day's 1935 humorous memoir about his father. Gilt and author's cover portrait still intact. Colored endpapers. Afterword by Robert M. Brown. Size: 8vo -- 9.25 in. View more info

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Rickles' Book: A Memoir

By: Don Rickles (with Ritz, David)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition.

Seller ID: 010136

ISBN: 0743293053

Condition: Good +


239 pp. with numerous b&w photos interspersed throughout text. Former library book with stampings, but minimal wear. Text mostly clean, a few faiint pencil underlinings, binding firm, mylar protector on jacket. The late Don Rickles recounts his life and career, poking fun at himself all the way. After penning this autobiography, Rickles continued performing as a Vegas headliner for another decade. Lots of nostalgia about breaking into show business in New York. Size: 8vo... View more info

Three Amazons Versus the Last Eligible Male

By: Elliott, Ollie

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Seattle, Carlyle Publication: 1967

Seller ID: 001552

Condition: Very Good


256 pp. Clean, firm binding, some rubbing on dj. Title page is stamped "A gift from the Estate of Oliver Elliott." Elliott, a Washington State lawyer, offers a humorous novel about a young lawyer being trapped in a mine with a boy and three Turkish women athletes. View more info

The Art of W.C. Fields

By: Everson, William K.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs Merrill: 1967

Seller ID: 000613

Condition: Good +


232 pp. Heavily illustrated review of W.C. Fields' film career. Written by a UK film historian who taught at the New School for Social Research. L.C. no. 67-25175. Hole in spine of Dj, cover rubbed and scuffed. Pages fine. No markings. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

The Reivers

By: Faulkner, William

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1962

Edition: Stated 1st Printing

Seller ID: 009035

Condition: Good +


305 pp. Ex-library from the Saufley Field naval base in Orlando. Moderate soil, spine sunned, usual library markings, but lightly circulated Some rubbing to edges and corners, slight spine slant. Text is clean, no markings. A promotional summary is affixed to the front endpapers. Light pencil code on margin of dedication page. Faulkner's comic tale about Ned, an 11-year-old and two older accomplices who steal a car in Mississippi and take off for Memphis, where they try ... View more info

Why Do Dogs Have Wet Noses?

By: Feldman, David

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, HarperPerennial: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000829

ISBN: 0060162937

Condition: Fine


249 pp. More than 200 explanations of common patterns and phenomena we encounter in every day life, witten in a humorus vein. Sequel to "When Do Fish Sleep?" Nearly new, no markings. View more info

Why Do Clocks Run Clockwise and Other Imponderables

By: Feldman, David, Illustrated by Schwan, Kas

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, NY: Perennial Books (Harper & Row), 1989: 1989

Edition: 8th Printing

Seller ID: 002187

ISBN: 0060915153

Condition: Very Good


Trade Paperback. Very Good. 8th Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 251 pp., index. Light wear, corners curled. Binding firm, no markings. A collection of more than 200 questions and aswers about trivial mysteries of everyday life. Examples: Why does the moon look larger on the horizon? Why do dogs smell funny when they get wet? Why is the red light on top on a traffic signal? The author also wrote "When Do Fish Sleep?" View more info

The Complete Tribune Primer

By: Field, Eugene

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Boston, Privately Printed: 1900

Seller ID: 009732

Condition: Good +


28 pp. in tan cloth, red titling, basket, floral and fleur de lis designs on front and rear boards. Textblock loose but still mostly attached. Previous owner's name on front endpaper. Light foxing on gutter of endpapers. Text clean. A compendium of one-paragraph humorous tales, fables and anecdotes, written in simple, childish language, with nearly every word capitalized. Size: 12mo -- 7 in Tall View more info

Forty Years a Country Preacher

By: Gilbert, George B.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Bros.: 1940

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010364

Condition: Very Good


319 pp. 8 pp. b&w historical photos. Stated First Edition, with code letters of D-P.Light rubbing of spine, some soil to tan cloth, bumped corners. Roughness on inside cover. Previous owner's name on endpaper. No other markings or notes. A longtime Episcopal cleric recounts humorously his preaching career and farming experiences in rural Connecticut. Many anecdotes about his parishioners. Size: 8mo -- 8.75 in Tall View more info

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Book

By: Goldberg, Whoopi

Price: $3.85

Publisher: NY, William Morrow: 1997

Edition: First Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 010322

ISBN: 068815252X

Condition: Very Good


240 pp. Light rippling of textblock, but no dampstains or markings. Edgewear on jacket spine. Written in first person, lots of humorous anecdotes about her life and career. Note: Some catalogs list the title as "Whoopi Goldberg Book" but half-title page presents it as only "Book." Head closeup on front jacket panel, rear panel shows Whoopi winking. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In. View more info

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He Was A Midwestern Boy on His Own

By: Greene, Bob

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY ., Ballantine Books: 1991

Seller ID: 002195

ISBN: 0345376641

Condition: Very Good


304 pp. Cover corner creased, pages toned, otherwise nearly new, spine uncreased. A collection of charming pieces on the contemporary American scene by Chicago Tribune writer Bob Greene. View more info

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Southern by the Grace of God

By: Grizzard, Lewis

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Marietta Georgia, Longstreet Press (CoxNewspapers): 1996

Edition: 1st Printing Stated.

Seller ID: 009410

ISBN: 1563522799

Condition: Near Fine


179 pp. Tight, clean, close to new, faint crease on rear cover. Slight nick on front cover near spine. An anthology of columns written in the 1990s for the Atlanta Constitution on the Southern way of life. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall View more info

Kathy Sue Loudermilk, I Love You: A Good Beer Joint Is Hard to Find and Other Facts of Life

By: Grizzard, Lewis

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Atlanta, Peachtree Pub Ltd: 1980

Edition: 3rd Printing.

Seller ID: 010186

ISBN: 0931948053

Condition: Very Good


211 pp. Lacks jacket. Gray cloth; clean sturdy copy, light edgewear to spine. Bright gilt titling. No markings. A collection of short humorous columns by Atlanta newspaper columnist Lewis Grizzard. Includes timely essays about the Civil War and Gen. Robert E. Lee's military performance. Size: 8vo -- 9.25 in Tall View more info

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Northern Reflections

By: Harju, Jerry

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Marquette, Michigan, North Harbor Publishing: 2000

Edition: Later Printing.

Seller ID: 010360

ISBN: 0967020514

Condition: Fine


123 pp. Nearly new, no markings. Gift quality. Firm binding. Several full page illustrations. A retired aerospace engineer writes vividly about his boyhood in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan during the 1940s. Size: 4to 10 in High View more info

A Book About the Table Vol. II

By: Jeaffreson, John Cordy

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Hurst & Blackett: 1875

Seller ID: 010007

Condition: Very Good


352 pp. in brown cloth, with diamond and rectangles designs on front and rear boards. A humorous history and commentary on European culinary practices and preferences. Gilt titling on spines still bright. A bit of whitish staining on upper front board. Spine edges and coners bumped and rubbed. Not a print on demand copy. A few pencil notes on last page. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall View more info

King of the Night: The Life of Johnny Carson

By: Leamer, Laurence

Price: $2.70

Publisher: NY, William Morrow: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001487

ISBN: 0688074049

Condition: Near Fine


448 pp., with 20 pp. b&w photos, notes. Previous owner's name on front endpaper, otherwise clean and nearly new.A biography of Carson, including frank reminiscences by his wives. View more info

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Anguished English

By: Lederer, Richard

Price: $3.15

Publisher: Charleston, S.C., Wyrich & Co.: 1987

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 002095

ISBN: 0941711048

Condition: Very Good +


117 pp. Several full page cartoons. Very clean, minimal wear, no markings. A high school English teacher recounts, with good natured despair, the most notorious language bloopers he has encountered. Subtitle: An Anthology of Accidental Assaults Upon Our Language. View more info

The French in Life and Love

By: Lewis, Edward

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Kansas City, Missouri, Hallmark: 1967

Edition: Later Printing.

Seller ID: 009757

Condition: Good


60 pp. A Hallmark Cards small gift book. Text is very good, but a production error bound the textblock upside down, making the front cover the back cover, and vice versa. Price clipped. Previous owner's stamp on colored front endpaper. A collection of French aphorisms from over the centuries, most of them humorous. The 12 writers quoted range from Voltaire to Balzac, Stendahl and George Sand. With humorous color cartoons by John Trotta. Both covers have a pattern of of r... View more info

Extravaganza

By: Lish, Gordon

Price: $9.00

Publisher: NY, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1989

Edition: 1st American Edition.

Seller ID: 009315

ISBN: 0399134174

Condition: Very Good


190 pp. Light wear, no markings. A darkly humorous tale narrated as a stage routine by 2 Jewish vaudevillians, who sometimes tell self-deprecating anti-semitic and bawdy jokes. View more info

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Archy and Mehitabel

By: Marquis, Don

Price: $2.65

Publisher: New York, Anchor Books: 1990

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 0503003677

ISBN: 0385094787

Condition: Very Good


193 pp. thumbed but light wear overall. Spine uncreased. No markings. Light toning. A reprint of the 1927 anthology about archy the cockroach and mehitabel the cat, told in all lower case print (the result of archy diving onto typewriter keys, unable to make capitals.) Cartoons by Herriman. The characters first began appearing in newspaper columns in 1916. View more info