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1 Benchley, Robert Pluck and Luck
Blue Ribbon Books 1947 Hardcover Fair Illustrated by Williams, Gluyas 
This book has spotting and wear on outer board edges. Inside the pages are tanned. ; This 1947 reprint of the 1925 book provides humorous Benchley observations on everything from Goethe's love life to the French language to bicycling (a new craze) . The book is amusingly illustrated in black and white. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 295 pages 
Price: 5.99 USD
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2 Cerf, Bennett Try and Stop Me A Collection of Anecdotes and Stories, Mostly Humorous
Garden City 1954 Hardcover Good+ in Good dust jacket Illustrated by Rose, Carl 
This book is in good plus condition with a piece of cloth book tape reinforcing the front board to front endpaper and minor shelfwear to bottom boards. The DJ, now protected in a poly cover, is in good shape with minor edge wear, edge tears, and chipping. ; "It would be a crass untruth to say that there is a laugh on every page. There are several laughs to every page." Please contact us for photos. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 378 pages 
Price: 8.50 USD
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3 Cobb, Irvin Irvin Cobb At His Best Six Books in One
The Sun Dial Press, Inc. 1923 Hardcover Good+ in Good dust jacket 
This book is in good condition with bright red boards and sharp embossing and text. It has minor soiling on the top page edges. The DJ, now protected in a poly cover has wear along the top front edge, a couple of tiny edge tears, and minor soiling. ; This anthology includes: The Young Nuts of America, One Third Off, A Plea For Old Cap Collier, The Life of the Party, Eating In Two of Three Languages, and Speaking of Operations. As always, please contact us for pictures! ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 341 pages 
Price: 8.99 USD
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4 Collins, Reba Will Rogers Says...
Neighbors and Quaid 1993 0-9632882-1-0 / 9780963288219 Hardcover Very Good- in Fair dust jacket 
This book is in very good shape with very minor wear. The DJ, now protected in a poly cover, is in fair shape with shelf wear and a one inch tear and wrinkling at the bottom front part of the DJ. ; This book features Will Rogers' famous quips about politics, city living, foreigners, the rich, and much more! Terrific little volume! Please contact us for photos. ; The Will Rogers Follies Special Edition; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 86 pages 
Price: 9.50 USD
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5 Halsey, Margaret With Malice Toward Some
Simon & Schuster 1938 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket Illustrated by Bacon, Peggy 
There is an old moisture stain at the bottom of the front board and bottom of page edges two inches out from spine (visible when book is closed) , and mild tanning to interior pages. Binding is tight and there is no musty or mildew smell on the book. The DJ, now protected in a poly cover, has edgewear with a small moisture stain visible only on the inside corner of the front flap. ; An Oxford professor's wife, Halsey wielded biting wit to observe the English landed gentry and those met in European travel. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 278 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 Jessel, George So Help Me The Autobiography of George Jessel
The World Publishing Company 1944 First Printing Hardcover Fair 
This red book has small wear and tear at the top and bottom of the spine, minor corner bumps, and edge and corner wear. Also, there are several small interior page edge tears. An owner's name is penned on the front endpaper. ; This book by the once named "Toastmaster General of the United States" is the first of three memoirs written by Jessel. He was an actor, singer, comedian, writer, and producer and performed in Vaudeville, on Broadway, in films, and on television (he had his own show in the early '50's). Later in life he was an outspoken supporter of Civil Rights and spoke against antisemitism. Please contact us for photos. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 240 pages 
Price: 6.75 USD
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7 Schafer, Kermit Best of Bloopers Uncensored Radio and Tv's Most Hilarious Boners
Avenel Books 1973 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
This book is in very good shape with very minor foxing on the endpapers. The DJ, now protected in a protective poly cover, is in fair shape with soiling, chipping (minor) and wrinkling. ; Bloopers were incredibly popular in the 1970's and Kermit Schafer was the king of producing programs chock full of them. Relive those times and experience them for the first time here through this book. Please contact us for photos. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 114 pages 
Price: 6.50 USD
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8 Smith, H. Allen Low Man on a Totem Pole
The Blakiston Company 1945 Hardcover Very Good- in Good dust jacket 
This book is in very good shape with minor tanning and foxing on the cover and interior pages. The DJ, now protected in a poly cover, has minor wear and soiling. ; This edition is the 1945 Blakiston reprint of the 1941 edition. It features an introduction by Fred Allen and the book features hilarious semi-biographical accounts of his travel and experiences. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 205 pages 
Price: 9.99 USD
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9 Smith, H. Allen The Pig in the Barber Shop
Little, Brown & Company 1958 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Good+ in Good dust jacket 
The book binding is tight and the cloth cover and embossed title on spine bright. The pages are tanned and there is a small tear at the bottom of the title page. The dustjacket, now protected in a poly cover, is clipped and has minor wrinkling, wear, and chipping along edges. ; This is a humorous account of the author's travel to Mexico. As always, we are happy to provide pictures of this item. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 316 pages 
Price: 8.50 USD
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10 Smith, Thorne The Thorne Smith Three Bagger
Doubleday 1943 Hardcover Fair Illustrated by Roese, Herbert 
This blue cloth covered book has minor edgewear to boards, slightly bumped corners, and a 1 inch perforation to the cloth at the bottom edge of the front board. An owner return address sticker is affixed to the front end paper. ; Three of Smiths books are included in this anthology: The Glorious Pool, Skin and Bones, and Topper. Topper is his best known work and was made into a movie. There were two Topper sequels. Please contact us for photos. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 685 pages 
Price: 6.99 USD
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11 Thurber, James The Owl In The Attic and Other Perplexities
Harper and Brothers Publishers 1931 First Edition; Third Printing Hardcover Good+ in Fair dust jacket Illustrated by Thurber, James 
The DJ, now protected in a poly cover, is in fair shape with a price clipped (torn off) ) , minor soiling, edge wear, edge tears, and chipping This book is in good plus condition with slight shelf wear and foxing (minor moisture? ) around the top of the outer boards. Yellow cloth boards and black embossed letters and dog image are bright. ; This book is scarce with a dustjacket! ! This three part volume is introduced by E. B. White. The three parts are entitled: I. Mr. And Mrs. Monroe, II. Pet Department, and III. Ladies' and Gentlemen's Guide to Modern English. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 151 pages 
Price: 55.99 USD
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