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OVER THE LINE, Brockbank, Russell Partridge
1 Brockbank, Russell Partridge OVER THE LINE
London Published in association with "The Motor" by Temple Press 1955 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 4to 11" - 13" tall 
55 pages; Clean and tight in original pictorial boards in dustjacket with tears and spotting on front panel. Amusing mid-century modern illustrations; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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UP THE STRAIGHT, Brockbank, Russell Partridge
2 Brockbank, Russell Partridge UP THE STRAIGHT
London Published in association with "The Motor" by Temple Press 1953 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 4to 11" - 13" tall 
55 pages; Clean and tight in original pictorial boards in very good dustjacket worn at spine ends and lower edge. Front board also rubbed at lower edge. Amusing mid-century modern illustrations.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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I NEVER DANCED AT THE WHITEHOUSE, Buchwald, Art ; [SIGNED]
3 Buchwald, Art ; [SIGNED] I NEVER DANCED AT THE WHITEHOUSE
New York Putnam 1973 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 8vo Signed by Author
Autograph; Inscribed and SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on ffep "To Max / Merry Xmas / Art Buchwald / 1973" Clean and tight in original binding of blue cloth over boards in nice dustjacket. ; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, Chesterton, G. K.
4 Chesterton, G. K. ALL THINGS CONSIDERED
New York John Lane 1908 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 12mo 
vi, 295 pages; Former owner's name on front endpaper and titlepage, clean and secure in original red cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front board. Quite a nice example of this scarce first edition with a few minor flaws: cloth rubbed at top edge of front board, small light spot on rear board, rear endpaper repaired. OCLC: 4703630 Thirty-five essays on miscellaneous subjects, such as human nature, current affairs, science and religion. Essays include COCKNEYS AND THEIR JOKES; ON RUNNING AFTER ONE'S HAT; PATRIOTISM AND SPORT; OXFORD FROM WITHOUT; ON POLITICAL SECRECY; LIMERICKS AND COUNSELS OF PERFECTION; THE WORSHIP OF THE WEALTHY; WINE WHEN IT IS RED; DEMAGOGUES AND MYSTAGOGUES; THE "EATANSWILL GAZETTE"; etc. 
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A LITTLE BOOK OF NONSENSE, Field, Eugene
5 Field, Eugene A LITTLE BOOK OF NONSENSE
Boston Alfred Bartlett 1901 First Edition Pamphlet Good 8vo 
28 pages; The Cornhill Booklet, January MCMI. Wrappers split at spine, otherwise Very Good. OCLC: 6148335; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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6 Field, Eugene EUGENE FIELD - An Auto Analysis and How One Friar met the Devil and Two Pursued Him
New York H. M. Caldwell Co 1901 First Edition Thus Hardcover Near Fine 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
112 pages; Clean and tight in original binding of gray cloth spine with gray paper covered boards decorative stamped in gilt, red and green depicting an inkwell with a large plume pen. Very nicely printed only on the recto sides of the paper, in black with large decorative red initials. The pages are largely unopened. The two works are separately paginated -- 75, 37, (3) and printed in different type styles. Eugene Field's autobiographical sketch, with an introduction by his friend Francis Wilson. OCLC: 5181779 "It was an open secret that Friar Gonsol and Friar Francis stood respectively for the Rev. Frank W. Gunsaulus and the Rev. Frank M. Bristol." cf. Introductory note, p. 13. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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The Goldwater Cartoon Book, Frank, Pat edited by
7 Frank, Pat edited by The Goldwater Cartoon Book
Robert Luce, Inc. 1964 Paperback Very Good 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall 
Clean and secure in original pictorial wrappers showing Goldwater in cowboy gear packing a couple of six-shooters. A wonderful compilation of political cartoons from various newspapers each featuring Barry Goldwater. ; 
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THE OBJECT LESSON, Gorey, Edward
8 Gorey, Edward THE OBJECT LESSON
New York Doubleday 1958 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Former owner's brief inscription on ffep " "For Fun / from J, W & E" otherwise clean and tight in original binding of pictorial boards in dustjacket with edgewear and a couple closed tears (now in protective mylar cover). The Object Lesson is a moral tale about nothing-at-all. Readers of Gorey's other three books will know what to expect, but everyone will be amused. 
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IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF MURRAY HILL [in original dustjacket], Holliday, Robert Cortes
9 Holliday, Robert Cortes IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF MURRAY HILL [in original dustjacket]
New York George H. Doran 1923 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket 8vo 
255 pages; Book is clean and tight in original yellow cloth binding in edgeworn dustjacket with a long closed tear near spine on front panel. Endpapers foxed. A collection of essays on New York in the early 1920s including: An Exotic Fifth; Hurdy-Gurdy Society; A Couple of Clubs and a Gallery of Publishers; The Greenwich Village of Real Life; New Ways to Live; The Beach at the Garden, With the Compliments of the Author; New Days in Toydom; The Day of Armosphere Advertising; A Very Nice Tobacco for Young People; Not Livery-Stable Literature, etc. Robert C. Holliday was born in Indianapolis in 1880, and was a champion cyclist at the age of sixteen. After coming to New York in 1899 to study art, Holliday made his living in activities as varied as illustrator; bookseller and all various positions on Grub Street, including book reviewer on the Tribune and Times. He became editor of The Bookman under the aegis of George H. Doran Company, retreating to “contributing editor” status in 1920, to focus on his own writing.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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I Go Pogo, Kelly, Walt
10 Kelly, Walt I Go Pogo
New York Simon & Schuster 1952 First Edition Paperback Very Good 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall 
190 pages; Clean and tight in original bright yellow pictorial wrappers, slightly darkened at spine. With the "One Dollar" price on the rear wrapper, but no statement of edition or printing on the verso of the title page. The second Pogo book. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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POETICAL & PROSE WRITINGS OF JAMES LINEN, Linen, James
11 Linen, James POETICAL & PROSE WRITINGS OF JAMES LINEN
New York / San Francisco W. J. Widdleton / A. Roman 1865 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
423 pages; Original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. Former owner's name on ffep. Cloth worn at spine ends, chipped at head. BAL 22623 OCLC: 3903068 6, [vii]-viii, 423 pp. James Linen, poet humorist, was born in Scotland in 1808 and died in New York City in 1873. After immigrating to the United States, he operated a large book bindery in New York City. Many of his poems appeared in the "Knickerbocker Magazine," the "Scottish American Journal" and other periodicals. During the Civil War, he spent several years in California, as reflected in some of the pieces collected in this volume; e.g. the long poem titled "San Francisco" and several prose pieces including The First Masonic Funeral in San Francisco, The Missions of Upper California, Cortez and the Gulf of California and A Voice from California. There are two lengthy prose collections gathered under the headings "Desultorious Chronicles" and The Pollywog Papers. The first group includes much satirical commentary on happenings of the day (Lincoln, Virginia Negroes and slaveholders, Jefferson Davis, etc. The second group are written as the first person narrative of Mrs. Pollywog and reveal her homespun philosophizing on the nature of relations between the sexes, her observations on travels through the Holy Land and antiquities of the Near and Middle East, etc. Also included are two brief articles on travels to Jamaica and to Niagara Falls. He later published a volume titled "The Golden Gate" (1869). ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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Harvard Law Revue ( April 28, 1934 ) [A Satirical Lampoon of the Harvard Law Review] Equitabillegal Translation by Karl Llewellyn, Llewellyn, Karl ; et al.
12 Llewellyn, Karl ; et al. Harvard Law Revue ( April 28, 1934 ) [A Satirical Lampoon of the Harvard Law Review] Equitabillegal Translation by Karl Llewellyn
Cambridge Harvard Law Review 1934 First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 
Former owner's name on front wrapper (J.F. Dooling, Jr), otherwise clean and tight in original light olive printed wrappers. John Francis Dooling, Jr. (1908 - 1981) was a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Dooling received an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1934. He was nominated to the court by John F. Kennedy in 1961 and served until his death. (See OCLC: 64162774) Traditionally, every year a couple of the editors of the prestigious Harvard Law Review write a parody of that journal under the title "Harvard Law Revue" which is distributed at their annual banquet. This publication mimics the format of the Review while satirizing the editors, authors and articles of the preceding year. In recent year's the Revue has been published on April Fools' Day. When Barack Obama was editor of the Review, he was impersonated in the 1990 Revue saying "in Chicago I discovered I was black, and I have remained so ever since.” The issue of the Revue offerred for sale here is of a much older vintage. This issue of April 28, 1934 (Volume V, Number 1) includes the following: Equitabillegal Translation - A Reply by Karl Llewellyn; A Fable -- The Elderly Lawyer and the Highbrow Publisher by "O"; The Mathematics of Mortgage Moratoria by Fred Rodell; and Notes on the Missouri Admiralty: The Prairie Schooner from 1786 to 1834 by F.B. Wiener-Dougan. Also included is a menu for the Banquet, amusing "bios" for the contributors, humorous parodies of the Note and Legislation feature and the Recent Cases feature. The contribution from Fred Rodel is in verse with fabulous extensive footnotes. The roster at the front of the publication includes Richard H. Demuth, Roscoe Pound, Julian W. Mack, John M. Woolsey, Augustus N. Hand and Glenville Clark. The ad for "In the Next Issue" inside the front wrapper mentions "The Business of the House of Lords in Vacation, 1933" by Felix Frankfurter. Quite fun. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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MR. PUNCH'S COUNTY SONGS, Lucas, E. V.
13 Lucas, E. V. MR. PUNCH'S COUNTY SONGS
London Methuen and Company 1928 Hardcover Very Good- Folio 13" - 23" tall 
92 pages; Small Folio (12" x 10"). Publisher's cloth-backed boards with mounted paper label. 43 full-page illustrations in line surrounding verses celebrating each county. A clean, attractive copy of the first edition, lacking the dust jacket. Moderate rubbing and edge wear to the boards, lower corners bumped, and a tiny closed split at the rear gutter of the blue linen spine, front free endpaper neatly removed, moderate glue stain to the rear endpapers. Two counties' plates depict cricket (Gloucestershire is entirely devoted to the game, with text and a portrait celebrating the immortal W. G. Grace). Ernest H. Shepard's illustrations are charming, and date from the same time as his international fame as the illustrator of the Winnie-the-Pooh series -- these county drawings were published originally in the pages of "Punch" (a co-publisher of this handsome volume).; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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SUBVERSE [Signed First Edition], Mannes, Marya ; Illustrations by Osborn
14 Mannes, Marya ; Illustrations by Osborn SUBVERSE [Signed First Edition]
New York G. Braziller 1959 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 4to 11" - 13" tall Signed by Author
Autograph; Inscribed and signed by the author on ffep. Front endpapers toned from newspaper review laid-in, otherwise clean and tight in very good dustjacket toned at spine. A collection amusing poems on contemporary topics with hilarious illustrations by Osborn. Mannes was native New Yorker, a feature editor at Vogue, and a frequent contributor to New Yorker. ; Signed by Author 
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SAYS HOGAN, Being New Chronicles of Hogan and Hogan - Religion with a Smile  [in the scarce dustjacket ], McAlpine, Charles Alonzo
15 McAlpine, Charles Alonzo SAYS HOGAN, Being New Chronicles of Hogan and Hogan - Religion with a Smile [in the scarce dustjacket ]
Philadelphia Roger Williams Press 1918 First Edition Red Cloth Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 8vo 
245 pages; Clean and tight in original bright red cloth binding in the very scarce dustjacket which has some minor edgewear and shallow chipping at head of spine and corners. OCLC: 8528398 A series of humourous and instructive tales that illuminate various aspects of religion, peppered with Scottish dailect. Charles Alonzo McAlpine (1874-?) graduated from Harvard University in 1901 and Rochester Theological Seminary in 1904. He then became pastor of Bronson Avenue Baptist Church, Richester, NY until 1908 when he became the secretary of the Baptist Missionary Convention Society of the State of New York. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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16 McCall Smith, Alexander A Distant View of Everything [SIGNED] An Isabel Dalhousie Novel
New York Pantheon 2017 0307908941 / 9780307908940 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 8vo 8" - 9" tall Signed by Author
(Isabel Dalhousie Series); Autograph; 256 pages; Clean and tight in original binding in nice dustjacket. Signed by the author on first blank. When a matchmaker begins to question her latest match, Isabel Dalhousie is called upon to help. A new baby brings an abundance of joy to Isabel and her husband, Jamie—but almost-four-year-old Charlie is none too keen on his newborn brother. In fact, he refuses to acknowledge Magnus, and Isabel must find a way to impress upon her older son the patience and understanding that have served as guiding principles in her own life. These are the very qualities that bring Bea Shandon, an old acquaintance of Isabel’s, to seek her help in a tricky situation. Something of a matchmaker, Bea has introduced a wealthy female friend to a cosmetic surgeon at her most recent dinner party. Then new information comes to light about the surgeon that causes Bea to doubt his motives and the auspiciousness of the match. Isabel agrees to find out more, but as her enquiries take an unexpected turn, she starts to wonder whom exactly she should be investigating. As ever, Isabel’s intelligence, quick wit, and deep empathy will come to her aid as she grapples with the issues that are her bread and butter: friendship and its duties, the obligation of truthfulness, and the importance of perspective.; Signed by Author 
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Harvard Law Revue ( April 14, 1936 )    [A Satirical Lampoon of the Harvard Law Review] including Commerce, Curs and Curses by  Y. Reed Hartfurter, Multiple Authors
17 Multiple Authors Harvard Law Revue ( April 14, 1936 ) [A Satirical Lampoon of the Harvard Law Review] including Commerce, Curs and Curses by Y. Reed Hartfurter
Cambridge Harvard Law Review 1936 First Edition Paperback Very Good- 8vo 
Former owner's name on front wrapper (COHN), otherwise clean and tight in original light olive printed wrappers. front wrapper has tiny stains from a splash (perhaps the Mock Turtle Soup or the Sherry?). Traditionally, every year a couple of the editors of the prestigious Harvard Law Review write a parody of that journal under the title "Harvard Law Revue" which is distributed at their annual banquet. (See OCLC: 64162774) This publication mimics the format of the Review while satirizing the editors, authors and articles of the preceding year. In recent year's the Revue has been published on April Fools' Day. When Barack Obama was editor of the Review, he was impersonated in the 1990 Revue saying "in Chicago I discovered I was black, and I have remained so ever since.” The issue of the Revue offerred for sale here is of a much older vintage. This issue of April 14, 1936 (Volume VII, Number 1) includes the following: Commerce, Curs, and Curses by Y. Reed Hartfurter; The Chancellor's Other Foot by Mocks Reddin; and the business of C.C.A. Second in Easter Vacation {Adam Nutt} . Also included is a menu for the Banquet, Leerical Notes, humorous parodies of the Legislation, Book Revues, Books Reconsidered, and the Reeking Cases features. The roster at the front of the publication includes Loftus E. Becker, Roscoe Pound, Robert B. Paterson, Thomas G. Cocoran and Chales E. Clark. The ad for "Court Room Tools" on the rear wrapper mentions proffers Constitutional X-Ray (For seeing what the Justices had for breakfast), Double-headed Penny (For finding the intent of the testator), Rosecolored Glasses (For reading Government tax briefs), etc. Quite fun. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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Harvard Law Revue ( April 22, 1935 )   [A Satirical Lampoon of the Harvard Law Review] including Research in Ignorance of the Law by T. Reed Powell and Preface to Nomotheatrics by A. Nuther Nutt, Multiple Authors
18 Multiple Authors Harvard Law Revue ( April 22, 1935 ) [A Satirical Lampoon of the Harvard Law Review] including Research in Ignorance of the Law by T. Reed Powell and Preface to Nomotheatrics by A. Nuther Nutt
Cambridge Harvard Law Review 1935 First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 
Former owner's name on front wrapper (E. Merrick Dodd, Jr.), otherwise clean and tight in original light olive printed wrappers. Edwin Merrick Dodd (1888-1951) received his L.L.D. from Harvard Law School in 1913. He worked with the War Industries Board during World War I, but returned to teaching after the War. From 1928 until his death in 1951, Dodd served on the faculty of Harvard Law School. Dodd was a great advocate of corporate social responsibility. Traditionally, every year a couple of the editors of the prestigious Harvard Law Review write a parody of that journal under the title "Harvard Law Revue" which is distributed at their annual banquet. This publication mimics the format of the Review while satirizing the editors, authors and articles of the preceding year. (See OCLC: 64162774) In recent year's the Revue has been published on April Fools' Day. When Barack Obama was editor of the Review, he was impersonated in the 1990 Revue saying "in Chicago I discovered I was black, and I have remained so ever since.” The issue of the Revue offerred for sale here is of a much older vintage. This issue of April 22, 1935 (Volume VI, Number 1) includes the following: Preface to Nomotheatrics by A. Nuther Nutt, Research in Ignorance of the Law by T. Reed Powell and Statutory Tinkering with the Law by Nelson B. Gannett. Also included is a menu for the Banquet, amusing "bios" for the contributors, humorous parodies of the Note Department, Books Returned, and the Recent Cases features. The roster at the front of the publication includes D. Robert Thomas, Jr., Roscoe Pound, Thurman Arnold, Harold J. Laski and Harlan F. Stone. The ad for "Harvard Legal Essays" inside the front wrapper mentions "There is No International Law, Damn It" by Geneva Hudson. Quite fun. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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19 Nash, Ogden; Wendy Watson (illustrator) THE CRUISE OF THE AARDVARK (First Edition)
New York Evans/Lippincott 1967 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Contents clean and tight in original red cloth binding in pink pictorial dustjacket with edgewear and chipping at spine ends (now in protective mylar cover). Nash is in top form with this rollicking poem about an aardvark who takes a cruise to escape from soggy weather. Arrogant and vain, Aardvark wins few friends among the other animals squeezed aboard the crowded vessel -- until he and his tongue save the day and the ark. 
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SOCIAL SILHOUETTES, Russell, George W. E
20 Russell, George W. E SOCIAL SILHOUETTES
New York E. P. Dutton & Co. 1906 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
viii, 328, (2) pages; Clean and secure in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front cover. OCLC: 1886210 G. W. E. Russell presents 46 amusing character studies on various "types:" The Schoolboy, The Schoolmaster, The Oxford Undergraduate, The Curate, Country Parson, Painful Preacher, Popular Preacher, Faddist, Soldier, Doctor, Candidate For Parliament, Party Hack, Author, Club-Man, Invalid, Plutocrat, Carpet-Bagger, City Man, Philanthropist, Worldling, etc. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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