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DEN STORE QUILLOW.
Thurber, James.
DEN STORE QUILLOW.
Stockholm: KF:s Bokforlag, (1949).

46 pages. Illustrated in color and black and white by Ollie Eksell. Quarto (12 x 8 1/2 inches) pictorial boards with linen spine; inner hinges cracked, moderate wear and soiling to boards, still a very good copy.


A Swedish edition of Thuber's scarce children's book, first published in the United States in 1944, with illustrations by Doris Lee.


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OVERHEARD IN A GARDEN.
Herford, Oliver.
OVERHEARD IN A GARDEN.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1900).

104 pages. Illustrated, in color by the author. Small octavo, 7 1/2 x 5 inches. Pictorial boards; lightly rubbed, corners worn; newsprint stain on free end papers.


First edition, a better than average copy as the paper covered boards are quite susceptible to wear. Light verse from this master of humor.


Price: $65.00
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SCRAPS No. 1. 1849. NEW SERIES.
Johnston, David Claypoole.
SCRAPS No. 1. 1849. NEW SERIES.
Boston: D. C. Johnston, 1849.

Four etched plates, each with protective tissue wrapper. 11 x 13 3/4 inches. Pictorial yellow wrappers; spine chipped, rear cover loose, a few foxing spots.


First edition. The 35 pictures on the four plates lampoon women, art dealers, the California Gold Rush and other local topics. Johnston "achieved a reputation for his comic sketches, modeled after the English caricaturist George Cruikshank, but pointedly satiric on American themes and excellently drawn." - DAB


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Grant, Ethel Watts-Mumford and Richard Butler Glaenzer.
THE AUTO GUEST BOOK : BEING THE MAXIMS OF PUNBAD THE RAILER GA RAJA OF THE UNJOB VICE-ROYSTERER OF NOTSOPOOR
San Francisco: Paul Elder and Company, 1906.

Decorations and illustrations in black and blue. Square 8vo, beige buckram with reproduction onlay.

A bright, unused copy of this early piece of automotive humor. There are numerous pages to document your trips, titled Time, Place and Cast. Maxims include: "Better a horse with a dinner of herbs than a stalled auto and contention" and "Two things doth the autoist leave always behind him: his common sense and the commoner scent of gasoline."


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THE HARVARD LAMPOON. YALE GAME. 1932.
THE HARVARD LAMPOON. YALE GAME. 1932.
Cambridge: Harvard Lampoon, 1932.

30 pages. 11 1/4 x 9 inches. Bright pictorial covers. A crisp and bright copy.


The Harvard / Yale football game of 1932.


Price: $35.00
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THE HUMOURIST: BEING ESSAYS ON SEVERAL SUBJECTS.
(Gordon, Thomas).
THE HUMOURIST: BEING ESSAYS ON SEVERAL SUBJECTS.
London: Printed for H. Serjeant, at the Black Swan within Temple Bar, 1764.

Frontispiece engraving + 270 pages. Twelvemo (6 1/2 x 4 inches), 19th century quarter calf; rubbed; flyleaf loose.


A later printing, originally published in 1720. There are essays on love, adultery, cuckoldom, a rake, gaming, drinking, dancing, physick, ingratitude, etc. etc.


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THE RISE AND FALL OF THE MUSTACHE AND OTHER "HAWK-EYETEMS."
Burdette, Robert J.
THE RISE AND FALL OF THE MUSTACHE AND OTHER "HAWK-EYETEMS."
Burlington, Iowa: Burlington Pubilshing Company, 1877.

328 pages. 8vo, gilt-printed terra-cotta colored cloth; foot of spine missing; one signature starting; bookplate.

First edition of this humorous author's first book. BAL 1954. WRIGHT III 790


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THE SPARROWGRASS PAPERS: OR, LIVING IN THE COUNTRY.
Cozzens, Frederic S.
THE SPARROWGRASS PAPERS: OR, LIVING IN THE COUNTRY.
New York: Derby & Jackson, 1856.

Engraved frontispiece & title + 328 pages and 8 pages of ads. 8vo, original publishers cloth; with the bookplate of Walter K. Spohn.

First edition, first state. Cozzens "greatest popularity grew out of THE SPARROWGRASS PAPERS, an account with humorous exaggeration of the experiences of the city man in setting up a rural abode at 'Chestnut Cottage,' the author's summer home in Yonkers. The first chapters appeared in PUTNAM'S MAGAZINE in 1854, and their publication in book form in 1856 won Cozzens immediate and wide recognition as a humoroist." -DAB. BAL 3998.


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THE WORLD ON WHEELS.
Taylor, Benjamin.
THE WORLD ON WHEELS.
Chicago: S. C. Griggs & Co., 1874.

253 pages + 4 pages of book ads. Octavo, Green pictorial publishers cloth; lettering and vignette of a train in gilt; a bright clean copy


First edition and the first of three travel books written by Taylor. This humorous series of essays describes the various modes of transportation of the day.
Benjamin Franklin Taylor (1819 - 1887) was a successful war correspondent during the Civil War, later he worked freelance journalist and writer, but is best remembered as a poet.


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THINKS-I-TO-MYSELF. A SERIO-LUDICRO, TRAGICO-COMICO TALE.
Nares, Edward.
THINKS-I-TO-MYSELF. A SERIO-LUDICRO, TRAGICO-COMICO TALE.
Exeter: J. & B. Williams, 1836.

2 volumes in one. 192 pages. 16mo, contemporary calf; spine gilt; rubbed.

Originally published in London in 1811, the first American edition of this popular work was 1812. Nares was an English writer of wit and humor whose novels "contains much censure of fashionable and social life." -DNB.


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[College Humor]. COLLEGE CUTS CHOSEN FROM THE COLUMBIA SPECTATOR. 1880-81-82.
[College Humor]. COLLEGE CUTS CHOSEN FROM THE COLUMBIA SPECTATOR. 1880-81-82. : By F. Benedict Herzog, H. McVickar, W. Bard McVIckar and Others.
New York: White and Stokes, 1882.

78 pages. Illustrated from pen and ink drawings. Oblong 8vo, gilt pictorial blue cloth; inner hinge crudely taped.


First edition. "This student-growth, having survived in a college world the fire of an undergraduate criticism whose canons of art do not greatly differ from those of outer barbarians, once more puts forth its leaves." Dedicated "To George Du Maurier (if he will accept)."


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