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OVER THE LINE

By: Brockbank, Russell Partridge

Price: $14.95

Publisher: London, Published in association with "The Motor" by Temple Press: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41765


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. View more info

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UP THE STRAIGHT

By: Brockbank, Russell Partridge

Price: $14.95

Publisher: London, Published in association with "The Motor" by Temple Press: 1953

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 41766


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. View more info

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I NEVER DANCED AT THE WHITEHOUSE

By: Buchwald, Art ; [SIGNED]

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Putnam: 1973

Edition: Second Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 38533


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. View more info

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ALL THINGS CONSIDERED

By: Chesterton, G. K.

Price: $124.95

Publisher: New York, John Lane: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38477


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 C... View more info

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A LITTLE BOOK OF NONSENSE

By: Field, Eugene

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Boston, Alfred Bartlett: 1901

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 36991


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. View more info

EUGENE FIELD - An Auto Analysis and How One Friar met the Devil and Two Pursued Him

By: Field, Eugene

Price: $14.94

Publisher: New York, H. M. Caldwell Co: 1901

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 41201


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 b... View more info

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The Goldwater Cartoon Book

By: Frank, Pat edited by

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Robert Luce, Inc.: 1964

Seller ID: 41826


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. ; View more info

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I Go Pogo

By: Kelly, Walt

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40821


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. View more info

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POETICAL & PROSE WRITINGS OF JAMES LINEN

By: Linen, James

Price: $34.95

Publisher: New York / San Francisco, W. J. Widdleton / A. Roman: 1865

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39098


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 Jou... View more info

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Harvard Law Revue ( April 28, 1934 ) [A Satirical Lampoon of the Harvard Law Review] Equitabillegal Translation by Karl Llewellyn

By: Llewellyn, Karl ; et al.

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Cambridge, Harvard Law Review: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41752


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... View more info

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MR. PUNCH'S COUNTY SONGS

By: Lucas, E. V.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: London, Methuen and Company: 1928

Seller ID: 41377


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 co... View more info

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SUBVERSE [Signed First Edition]

By: Mannes, Marya ; Illustrations by Osborn

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, G. Braziller: 1959

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 38650


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 View more info

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SAYS HOGAN, Being New Chronicles of Hogan and Hogan - Religion with a Smile [in the scarce dustjacket ]

By: McAlpine, Charles Alonzo

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, Roger Williams Press: 1918

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41293


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 B... View more info

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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

By: Multiple Authors

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Cambridge, Harvard Law Review: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41753


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... View more info

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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

By: Multiple Authors

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Cambridge, Harvard Law Review: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41754


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 ... View more info

THE CRUISE OF THE AARDVARK (First Edition)

By: Nash, Ogden; Wendy Watson (illustrator)

Price: $10.95

Publisher: New York, Evans/Lippincott: 1967

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40779


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. View more info

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SOCIAL SILHOUETTES

By: Russell, George W. E

Price: $12.95

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & Co.: 1906

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41704


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, Philanthr... View more info

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Le Cabinet Satyrique; ou, Recueil Parfaict, des vers piquants & gaillards de ce temps ire´ des secrets cabinets des Sieurs de Sigognes, Regnier, Motin, Berthelot, Maynard, & autres des plus signalez poetes de ce siècle. Nouuelle édition, reueue¨, corrigée, & de beaucoup augmentée

By: Sigognes ; Regnier ; Motin, Berthelot, Maynard, & others ; Felicien Rops

Price: $299.95

Publisher: Gand & Paris, Claudin Libraire, librairie ancienne et moderne de Duquesne: 1859

Seller ID: 39165


etching; 335; 324,viii,112 pages; Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, five raised bands on the spine, which has gilt lettered labels in red and black and other panels tooled in gilt, marbled endpapers. Three volumes bound as two. + A deluxe reprint edition, issued in a small edition of 134 copies. This is one of the 116 examples on handmade paper. The calf spines are rubbed, with loss at the spine ends and along the lower part of the rear hinge to the first vo... View more info

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ALPHONSE MUCHA - His Life and Art

By: Simada, Norio

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Tokyo, Tokyo Shimbun: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41400


246 pages; Clean and tight in original glossy pictorial wrappers. Profusely illustrated. Text and captions in English and Japanese. ; 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. View more info

THE STATES THROUGH IRISH EYES - Autographed Limited Edition

By: Somerville, E. Oe. ; [SIGNED]

Price: $99.94

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 39579


Autograph; 200 pages; One of an Autographed Limited Edition of 375 (of which only 350 were for sale). Clean and tight in original red linen binding with gilt bordering to the front board and gilt lettering at spine; pages unopened after page 90, unmarked throughout. OCLC: 54791259 Wonderful frontispiece (two hounds watching as their master head down the drive in an automobile) and seven full page plates (foxhunting scenes, etc.) by the author and charming vignette illus... View more info