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BUT WHO WAKES THE BUGLER? Peter De Vries. BUT WHO WAKES THE BUGLER?
Charles Addams. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1940. First edition. A proof copy bound in pictorial wraps with the illustration from the eventual trade edition dust jacket. "With the compliments of Houghton Mifflin Company" slip laid in. Spine slightly cocked and front hinge just beginning to split, otherwise very good or better, especially for this fragile production. Great illustrations by Charles Addams.

[Book #40075]       Price: $950.00
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PICTURES OF ENGLISH SOCIETY. George Du Maurier. PICTURES OF ENGLISH SOCIETY.
New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1884. First U.S edition. Cartoons and captions from "Punch Magazine" by George du Maurier, novelist and social commentator. The Punch website calls his work "a treasure trove of detailed Victorian fashions and drawing rooms, tastes, ettiquette and foibles" and "particularly good at revealing the pretensions and tensions of the 19th century." Plain paperwraps with tan, printed jacket folded on, as issued. Gift inscription from "R.W.F." to David Greene Haskins, a cousin and confident of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Paper cover darkened, lightly edge nicked and with clear tape to length of spine, otherwise about very good.

[Book #51643]       Price: $35.00
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THE CLOCKMAKER: Or, the Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick, of Slickville. Thomas Chandler Haliburton. THE CLOCKMAKER: Or, the Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick, of Slickville.
Philadelphia: Carey, Lea, and Blanchard, 1837. Scarce second edition. Very good with original cloth cover somewhat soiled and rubbed. Label on spine chipped badly. Hinge cracked in the front and previous owner's name on endpaper (appears to be contemporaneous). Pages foxed.

[Book #51683]       Price: $100.00
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HELD'S ANGELS. John Held, , Jr., Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. HELD'S ANGELS.
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, (1952). First edition. Spine ends and tips slightly rubbed, otherwise fine in lightly soiled dust jacket with a few spots of foxing, nicked tips and a few closed edge tears, with tape repair on verso. Still, a bright copy of this "wonderful blend of humor and nostalgia." Text by Gilbreth and cartoons by Held.

[Book #35764]       Price: $60.00
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NEITHER HERE NOR THERE. Oliver Herford. NEITHER HERE NOR THERE.
New York: George H. Doran, (1922). First edition. "A mirror of frivolity," with short essays on "Leisure Class," "Bolshevism for Babies," the "Low Cost of Cabbing," "Are Cats People?," "Mr. Chesterton and the Soliloquy," etc. Normal offset line on endpapers, otherwise fine in dust jacket with minor chipping and one small V-shaped chip at bottom of spine which takes out the "or" in "Doran."

[Book #41265]       Price: $100.00
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MANDOA, MANDOA! A Comedy of Irrelevance. Winifred Holtby. MANDOA, MANDOA! A Comedy of Irrelevance.
New York: Macmillan Company, 1933. First edition. Early proof. Very good in plain wraps with pictorial dust jacket attached at spine, as issued. Spine is somewhat sloped and dust jacket is lightly soiled, with some rubbing and closed tears along the edges. EARLY PROOF COPY.

[Book #51653]       Price: $150.00
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HUMOROUS POEMS. Thomas Hood. HUMOROUS POEMS.
Charles E. Brock. London: Macmillan and Co. 1893. First trade edition, following a limited, large paper issue. Preface by Alfred Ainger and 130 illustrations by Charles E. Brock. Green cloth boards decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt on front and spine, all edges gilt. Boards visible at corners and few small spots along edges, spine ends frayed, frontis tissue darkened, faint foxing throughout, previous owner's name opposite half-title page. An attractive little book.

[Book #52646]       Price: $100.00
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NOTHIN' BUT GOOD TIMES AHEAD. Molly Ivins. NOTHIN' BUT GOOD TIMES AHEAD.
New York: Vintage Books, (1994). First Vintage books edition. INSCRIBED, "May you laugh your way back to good health." Near fine in glossy, pictorial paperwraps.

[Book #51665]       Price: $50.00
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THE BIG CITY: Or The New Mayhew. Ronald Searle, Alex Atkinson. THE BIG CITY: Or The New Mayhew.
(London): Perpetua, (1958). First UK edition. Gift inscription to front endpaper, spine ends and corners a little bumped and rubbed, bookseller stamp to rear blank, otherwise very good to near fine in price-clipped dust jacket with a few scuffs and spine ends and corners lightly chipped and rubbed.

[Book #27702]       Price: $50.00
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RONALD SEARLE IN PERSPECTIVE. Ronald Searle. RONALD SEARLE IN PERSPECTIVE.
Boston: The Atlantic Monthly Press, (1983). First American edition, printed in Great Britain. Large book, measuring 9 x 12"; near fine in whimsical pictorial dust jacket with small tear and resultant creasing to white portion of front panel (otherwise fine).

[Book #49751]       Price: $50.00
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3 SMITHS IN THE WIND. H. Allen Smith. 3 SMITHS IN THE WIND.
Garden City: Doubleday & Co, Inc. 1946. First edition. "Three Best Sellers in One Volume by an Outstanding American Humorist"--from the dust jacket. Collects his first three books: LOW MAN ON A TOTEM POLE, LIFE IN A PUTTY KNIFE FACTORY and LOST IN THE HORSE LATITUDES. Near fine in like dust jacket.

[Book #54488]       Price: $75.00
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MY SATCHEL AND I, Or Literature on Foot. George Stanford Stebbins, as Ikabod Izax. MY SATCHEL AND I, Or Literature on Foot.
Louis A. Roberts. Springfield, Mass. D. E. Fisk and Company, (1873). First edition. Illustrations by Louis A. Roberts. Escapades in the "eventful life of a traveling book agent." From a small bookseller's ad affixed to rear endpaper: "The humourous observations and adventures of an itinerant book salesman. Encounters with patent medicine salesmen and specimens of their patter, a trip to S. C. in slavery days, negro sermons, are included." About very good with joints appearing to have been tightened, light rubbing to covers, and cloth beginning to fray at spine ends and corners.

[Book #50496]       Price: $60.00
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NOTHING TO SAY: A Slight Slap at Mobocratic Snobbery, Which has "Nothing to Do" with "Nothing to Wear" Mortimer N. as Q. K. Philander Doesticks Thomson. NOTHING TO SAY: A Slight Slap at Mobocratic Snobbery, Which has "Nothing to Do" with "Nothing to Wear".
New York: Rudd & Carleton, 1857. First edition. An answer in verse to the mocking of the rich in the (then) recently published satirical poem, "Nothing to Wear," pointing out the generousity and charity of many in the upper classes. 16mo brown cloth boards elaborately blind stamped on covers and lettered and with gilt decoration on front. Ad leaf tipped to front free endpaper; illustrations and frontis tipped in. Scattered foxing, tipped in leaves darkened, covers show moderate staining and spine ends softened and rubbed, otherwise about very good.

[Book #38174]       Price: $50.00
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THE THURBER ALBUM: A New Collection of Pieces About People. James Thurber. THE THURBER ALBUM: A New Collection of Pieces About People.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1952. First edition. About fine in like dust jacket with barest wear. A bright copy.

[Book #54468]       Price: $100.00
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THE DOG DEPARTMENT: James Thurber on Hounds, Scotties, and Talking Poodles. James Thurber, Michael J. Rosen. THE DOG DEPARTMENT: James Thurber on Hounds, Scotties, and Talking Poodles.
(New York): HarperCollins Publishers, (2001). First edition. Classic Thurber humor and drawings of good dogs and bad dogs too. Uncorrected proof, fine in paperwraps.

[Book #48231]       Price: $60.00
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THE JOURNAL OF THE LOVED ONE: The Production Log of a Motion Picture. Evelyn Waugh, Terry Southern. THE JOURNAL OF THE LOVED ONE: The Production Log of a Motion Picture.
New York: Random House, (1965). First edition. Soft cover. Movie based on the novel by Evelyn Waugh. Illustrated with pictures by William Claxton throughout. Very good or better. Some creasing and rubbing to the spine but otherwise shows minimal wear.

[Book #50806]       Price: $60.00
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ENTER PSMITH. P. G. Wodehouse. ENTER PSMITH.
New York: Macmillan Co. 1935. First U.S. edition. This copy was definitely printed with U.S. sheets as the copyright page states it was printed in the U.S., but it doesn't match bibliographer McIlvaine's description [A12d1]. We therefore assume it is an unrecorded variant--at least in our experience--of the first U.S. edition. Title page reads "ENTER | PSMITH" versus "ENTER PSMITH," and the note on the copyright page differs slightly from McIlvaine's description ("Printed ... by" versus "Published ...at"). Endpapers and page edges very faintly foxed, otherwise near fine in somewhat edgeworn dust jacket that is nonetheless attractive (spine slightly darkened, eighth-inch chipped from head affecting "ENTER" in title, closed horizontal tear near bottom of spine, small chip from base, rubbed chips at corners, creased closed tear at top of front panel affecting "PSMITH"). dust jacket price is $2.00. VARIANT.

[Book #27333]       Price: $300.00
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