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Image for The Hook / A Picture Book for Adults / Its Application to Others and to Ourselves / A Handbook for Mental Mechanics.

The Hook / A Picture Book for Adults / Its Application to Others and to Ourselves / A Handbook for Mental Mechanics.

By: Bridgman, L.J.

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Boston: Small, Maynard & Company:

Seller ID: dgvl180226a


1st ed., 16mo, ¼ cloth, illustrated boards. undated; circa 1910. Scarce adult title by the popular children’s book author/illustrator. Illustrated verses on a variety of subjects where people ‘get the hook.’ No copies on the net, only three in OCLC. A fair-good copy: heavily rubbed on corners, moderate surface wear, small ink mark on back cover. Text block clean and unmarked but lightly shaken at hinges. View more info

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Golf, the Book of a Thousand Chuckles: The Famous Golf Cartoons

By: Briggs, Clare

Price: $275.00

Publisher: NY, Chicago, P. F. Volland: 1918

Seller ID: 022024


1st ed., oblong 4to, ½ green cloth, illustrated boards. Briggs’ classic work on the joys and frustrations of the sport, most of which had been previously published in the New York Herald-Tribune. Very good: Externally very clean with rubbed corners, edges; spine a bit loose; front hinge lightly cracked. Interior clean and bright with no foxing. Notoriously prone to wear, a very nice copy. View more info

Image for e Vere's Negro Sketches and Endmen's Gags

e Vere's Negro Sketches and Endmen's Gags

By: De Vere, William

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Charles T. Powner Co: 1946

Seller ID: 111511


The 1946 reprint of a minstrel book first published in 1924. Fine copy; no chops or tears -- just some very light age-toning to the news pulp pages. View more info

Devere's Negro Sketches / Recitations and End-Men's Gags

By: Devere, William

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Charles T. Powner: 1946

Seller ID: 111102


1946 reprint of a book first issued in 1924. 8vo illustrated wrappers. 130 pp. A collection of minstrel gags, jokes, and speeches 'adapted to the use of amateurs and professionals.' Fine copy; no chips or tears - mild age-toning to the news pulp pages. View more info

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Roadside Business

By: Mason Williams and Willis, Robert

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif.: M. Williams. : 1969

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190121h


1st ed., 8vo, spiral bound covers with blue-white titles. Ltd to 500 copies, neither numbered nor signed. Approx 80 pp. Humorous mock traffic signs, one displayed per page. “Resume Normal Speeding” “Not a Thorough Street” “Either Way Traffic Ahead” CONDITION: Very good; text block, clean and bright. Covers lightly soiled, corners bumped, two ¼” closed tears on edge of back cover. Mason Williams is an American classical guitarist, composer, writer, comedian, and poet, best known for his 1968 instrumental "Classical Gas" and for his work as a comedy writer on The Smothers Brot... View more info

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The Wit and Wisdom of Mae West

By: Weintraub, Joseph (ed.)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1967

Seller ID: g1002


1st ed., inscribed by Mae West on half-title. A collection of West's quotations and aphorisms, illustrated with photographs. View more info

Image for An Essay on the Genius of George Cruikshank – Extra Illustrated with original artwork

An Essay on the Genius of George Cruikshank – Extra Illustrated with original artwork

By: [Cruikshank, George] Pailthorpe, Frederick W; Thackeray, William Makepeace.

Price: $2,850.00

Publisher: London, F. W. Pailthorpe: 1900

Seller ID: k180430b


Two 4to volumes: n.p., n.d. [London; 1900] Signed Zaehnsdorf bindings in full-morocco with raised bands and compartments and gold tooling. An exceptional compendium of original art, hand-colored broadsides, and b/w illustrations from the first 25-years of Cruikshank’s prolific career. These are the first two of what were originally four volumes of Cruikshank art collected and collated by English painter and book illustrator F.W.Pailthorpe (Oliver Twist/Great Expectations). Although volumes 3 & 4 are lost to history, these two volumes [1811-1827 and 1828-1837] contain Cruikshank’s best ori... View more info