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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

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A Handbook on Hanging: Being a Short Introduction to the Fine Art of Execution....

By: Charles Duff

Price: $62.50

Publisher: Hale, Cushman & Flint, New York: 1929

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k200325a

Condition: Very good


FULL TITLE: A Handbook on Hanging: Being a Short Introduction to the Fine Art of Execution, and Containing Much Useful Information on Neck-Breaking, Throttling, Strangling, Asphyxiation, Decapitation and Electrocution; As Well as Data and Wrinkles for Hangmen, an Account of the Late MR. Berry's Method of Killing and His Working List of Drops; To Which Is Added a Hangman's Ready Reckoner and Certain Other Items of Interest; All Very Proper to Be Read and Kept in Every Family ##### New York: Hale, Cushman & Flint, 1929. First Edition. 16mo; Black cloth with printed spine label. 129pp + hangm... View more info

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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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A Collection of Epitaphs and Inscriptions, interesting either from historical associations or quaintness of wording (2 Vols.).

COLLECTANEA ADAMANTAEA. - XII. A Collection of Epitaphs and Inscriptions, interesting either from historical associations or quaintness of wording (2 Vols.).

By: Edmund Goldsmid , editor

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Edinburgh: privately printed by E & G Goldsmid : 1885-1886

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k200301g

Condition: Good


A Collection of Epitaphs and Inscriptions, interesting either from historical associations or quaintness of wording (2 Vols.). Edinburgh: privately printed by E & G Goldsmid 1885-86. 12vo. 54; 48pp; Limited to 275 copies. head and tail-pieces, title-pages printed in red and black. One of 275 small paper copies (total edition of 350). Printed parchment paper wrappers. A two-volume compilation of graveyard epitaphs. Condition: Good; covers soiled and toned, that of volume I chipped and partially split at spine. Interior clean and bright overall, with soiling to half-title and title page of vo... View more info

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Nize Baby

By: Gross, Milt

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Geo. H. Doran: 1926

Edition: 1st ed, 2d printing

Seller ID: s200128b

Condition: Very good


Apparent second printing; “A” on the copyright page but lacking the Doran logo. 8vo, orange cloth. 207 pp. An important work in Jewish ethnic humor and illustration in the early 20th century. A novel portraying "life among the tenants, mainly Jewish, of a Bronx apartment house." Gross gained a wide audience for his comic illustrated stories with Yiddish inflected dialog including a popular newspaper strip. Condition: Very good; a clean, tight, near-fine copy in VG dustjacket. Owner’s inked signature on fep and again on half-title. View more info

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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

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The Ruling Clawss / Cartoons by A. Redfield

By: [Syd Hoff] A. Redfield

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Daily Worker: 1935

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k200120h

Condition: Near Fine


1st ed., 8vo, illustrated boards. 184 pp. 160 full-page single-panel cartoons satirizing the capitalist upper class from a socialist perspective, reprinted from the Daily Worker where they ran as a feature from 1933-1935. Illustrated end papers satirizing K-Q cards in red and blue and title-page in red & black. Afterword, "Social Satire" by the cartoonist. "Subscription Edition" published in December, 1935; also published in a numbered edition of 500 copies. Very good-near fine; a clean tight copy with only very minor edgewear, small scuff on front board. Lacking the scarce d/w as usual. View more info