1.ADE, George.Ade's Fables.Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page and Co., 1914.
First Edition. John T. McCutcheon illustrations. Humorous collection of stories. Uncommon in dustjacket. Near Fine, contemporary signature and date at endpaper, in Very Good dustjacket, some shallow edge chips, inch sized chip at top spine end.Item #25809
2.ADE, George.Hand-Made Fables.Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page and Co., 1920.
First Edition. John T. McCutcheon dustjacket art and illustrations. Humorous collection of 'fables' that "prove again that Slang is a fine art, and that humor distinctly belongs to American literature". Near Fine in Good, edge chipped dustjacket, three inch closed tear to mid rear panel.Item #23147
3.ADE, George.Hand-Made Fables.Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page and Co., 1920.
First Edition. John T. McCutcheon illustrations. Humorous collection of 'fables' that "prove again that Slang is a fine art, and that humor distinctly belongs to American literature". Uncommon in dustjacket. Near Fine, contemporary signature and date at endpaper, in Very Good dustjacket.Item #25810
4.ARNO, Peter and Syd HOFF.Sketchbook of American Humorists.New York: Publisher’s Service Company, (1938).
First Edition. MM dustjacket art. Collection of full page illustrated sketches with captions by selected American humorists, including Roland Coe; Syd Hoff; Peter Arno; John Held, Jr.; Perotti; Nadle; Taylor; Neill; and Jacobs. Small quarto, spiral bound, stiff illustrated paper covers, with full page illustrations with captions. Almost Near Fine.Item #19792
5.ARUNDAL, Russel M [Benny GOODMAN].Everybody’s Pixillated: A Book of Doodles.Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1937.
First Edition. A collection of “the absent-minded scribblings of nearly a hundred famous people,” each authenticated, with a psychiatrist’s analysis included below each doodle. Includes people such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, James Monroe, James K. Polk, Eleanor Roosevelt, Ted Malone, and Hattie W. Caraway. Very Good in a Very Good but soiled dustjacket, shallow edge chips.Item #18724
6.AYE, John.Humour In Our Streets.London: Universal Publications Ltd, (1933).
First Edition. Adams dustjacket art. Preface by Ian Hay. Collection of humorous observations about such things as Cabs, Taxis, Trams, Police, Traffic, Street Rows, Street Language, Loafers and Beggars, Pubs, and Barmaids. Very Good but for dampstaining to rear cover, in Very Good dustjacket.Item #24741
7.BACHELLER, Irving.Keeping Up with William.Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co., (1918).
First Edition, First Issue. Gaar Williams dustjacket art and cartoons. "In which the honorable Socrates Potter talks of the relative merits of Sense Common and Preferred". Very Good in Very Good dustjacket, shallow edge chipping.Item #27617
8.BACHELLER, Irving.The Scudders, A Story of To-Day.New York: MacMillan Co., 1923.
First Edition. "A telling satire on the follies of fashionable life, and the fads and excesses of the young people of today". Near Fine in Very Good plus dustjacket, minor loss at top spine end.Item #24746
9.BARBER, D. H. (Donald Herbert).Fortune For Four.London: Arthur Barker Ltd, (1937).
First Edition. M. M. dustjacket art. Two bank clerks and their wives are "left a small fortune, but on conditions not only stringent but embarrassing. Among other tasks assigned them were the theft of an Anglo-Indian colonel's false teeth, the production of half of the uncrowned King of Limehouse's mustache, and inducing a bishop to use bad language. How the intrepid and resourceful quartet won through their various ordeals makes grand reading". Uncommon. Near Fine, soiling to page edges, in Very Good dustjacket, couple inch closed tear at lower front panel, small stain at lower spine end.Item #27079
10.BARTON, Ralph.God's Country, A Short History.New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1929.
First and Second Printings Before Publication". Large octavo, heavy weight paper stock. Very humorous look at America's early history with fabulous color illustrations by Barton. A title very rarely found with its fragile dustjacket. Very Good in Very Good dustjacket, creasing at rear flap area, splitting at rear spine edge mended with scotch tape at verso, quarter sized chip at lower spine end.Item #22396
11.[BASHFORD, Henry Howarth] ANONYMOUS.Augustus Carp, Esq. By Himself. Being the Autobiography of a Really Good Man.Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1924.
First Edition. Extremely scarce First American Edition of this landmark English comedy concerning a father and son whose unconscious hypocrisy prompted author Anthony Burgess to consider the novel "one of the great comic novels of the twentieth century". The two Carps exploit loved ones, blackmail teachers, and wreck lives while narrating their story with masterful controlled irony. Almost Near Fine in fragile Very Good price-clipped dustjacket with shallow edge chips and wear, small piece of scotch tape at lower front flap (and scotch pieces at verso).Item #27548
12.BELLOC, H [Hilaire].Pongo and the Bull.London: Constable and Co. Limited, 1910.
First Edition, Review Copy with "Presentation Copy" blindstamp at title page. Belloc's political satire, rarely found in any kind of dustjacket. Near Fine, some modest shelf wear, in Good dustjacket, scotch tape mend to exterior along front flap edge, rear spine edge (and small piece at front spine edge), lower third of spine lacking.Item #25946
13.BENCHLEY, Robert.Inside Benchley.New York: Harper and Brothers, (1942).
First Edition stated. Gluyas Williams dustjacket art and illustrations. Humorous collection of observations by Benchley on such subjects as trout fishing, Christmas, 'fascinating crimes', coffee, boy's camps, college, etc. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, spine color faded, shallow chipping at spine ends and flap corners, few scotch tape mends at verso.Item #23547
14.BENCHLEY, Robert C.Love Conquers All.New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1922.
First Edition (in dustjacket issue with ad for Razzberry by Edward Anthony at rear flap). Gluyas Williams dustjacket art and illustrations. Author's very scarce second book. Very Good, some darkening to spine, some mild shelf wear, in nearly Very Good dustjacket, chipped at spine ends and flap corners, two dime sized chips at upper rear panel.Item #32370
16.BENET, William Rose.Wild Goslings.New York: George H. Doran and Co., 1927.
First Edition. G. T. H .dustjacket art. A collection of Benet's essays and stories, both humorous and critical, including an essay in which the author reminisces about writing a mystery novel. Fabulous deco jacket illustration. Near Fine in Very Good plus jacket, with short closed tear rear panel, very shallow nicking to spine ends.Item #6039
17.BENET, William Rose.Wild Goslings.New York: George H. Doran and Co., 1927.
First Edition. GTH dustjacket art. A collection of Benet's essays and stories, both humorous and critical, including an essay in which the author reminisces about writing a mystery novel. Fabulous deco jacket illustration. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, shallow chips at spine ends, lower front flap edge with small chips.Item #7812
18.BERGENGREN, Ralph.Gentlemen All And Merry Companions.Boston: B. J. Brimmer Company, 1922.
First Edition. John Sloan dustjacket art and illustrations. Humorous collection of stories illustrated by John Sloan. "A complete account of the domestic life, and professional adventures of Red Whisker, Yellow Mustaches, and other noted American pirates. They stole a schoolm'am to educate them, and a servant girl to keep house for them. They were temporarily converted to total abstinence. Their rescue and adoption of a baby must ever stand to their credit, and indicates with some exceptions the spark of goodness that exists, with some exceptions, in the worst of men". Near Fine in Good plus dustjacket, chipped at edges, top spine end chipped centimeter deep, some splitting at spine edges and front flap, mended at verso with scotch tape.Item #22989
19.BERNSTEIN, Hillel.L’Affaire Jones.New York: The Literary Guild of America, (1933).
Early Printing. Signed and Inscribed by author at title page. Illustrated by O. Soglow. A comedic satire involving an American tourist in France who is wrongly accused of stealing a coat. Octavo, original blue cloth with tan textured spine binding, gilt lettering to spine and gilt illustration to front cover, with blue and black or blue, black and red illustrations to frontispiece and rear endpapers. Near Fine with modest wear to gilt lettering at spine, cloth worn at corners.Item #19799
First Edition. Humorous drama of a cast of characters whose interweaving lives lead from New York, to Rome, to Japan, and back again. Near Fine in a Very Good Plus price-clipped dustjacket with shallow loss to spine ends and flap corners.Item #24275
21.BRIGGS, Clare A. and R. U. TITE.Tight Wads, A Collection of the Best Stories That Could be Found After Careful Research.Chicago: Brewer, Barse and Company, (1909).
First Edition. "With Seventeen illustrations of Different types of 'Tight Wads' you have met" by Clare A. Briggs. Uncommon collection of not politically correct jokes and cartoons. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, some nicks and short closed tears.Item #29169
22.BRIGGS, L. B. R.Riddles in Rhyme.Cambridge. Washburn and Thomas. 1927.
First Edition. Signed by Briggs at title page. Very Good cloth boards with bumping at corners, minor shelf wear and light darkening to title page due to a vintage clipping og briggs being laid in. Very uncommon title.Item #11151
23.BROMLEY, Albert J.Tha Return uv Snowshoe Al.New York: Minton, Balch and Co., 1927.
First Edition. Illustrated by the author. Collection of humorous stories and cartoons in dialect by this once well-known contributor to the Chicago Tribune. This copy inscribed to literary critic Percy Hammond, signed by both Bromley and Chicago Tribune columnist Richard Henry Little. Very Good plus in Very Good dustjacket, cm chip top front flap corner, top spine end cm deep chip rounding to rear panel, some overall darkening to panels.Item #7827
24.BROOKE, Hugh.Saturday Island.Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran and Co., 1935.
First Edition stated. Carydon Bell dustjacket art. "Aggie Spottiswood, an ex-barmaid with a pretty taste for jingles, and young Michael Drummond-Steuart, eleven to be exact, and in line for a title, are the hilarious partners in this glorious tale of a shipwreck on an uninhabited Bahaman island." The novel served as the basis (loosely) for the technicolor film directed by Stuart Heisler and starring Linda Darnell and Tab Hunter. Very Good, mild cocking, in Very Good dustjacket, shallow chipping at spine ends and flap corners.Item #26321
25.BROWNE, Lewis.Oh, Say, Can you See!New York: MacMillan Co., 1937.
First Edition stated. Humorous novel of a Soviet Russian who visits America. "Ivan Krassnaumov, a young Soviet scientist, arrives to do research at a marine biological station in California. He becomes involved with Carole, the wife of a polo-playing millionaire, and with Gus, the taxi-driver whose girl is in trouble. He runs foul of Red-baiters, is lionized by parlor-Pinks, exploited by a fund-grubbing scientist, and bewildered by everybody." Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket with few shallow chips.Item #22847