Frederick Fell Inc., 1946. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. PRESENTATION COPY SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo. Very good in brick red cloth with gilt title to front baorda nd gilt and black title to spine. Slight bumping to spine ends. Author's inscription to front free end page. Light browning to end pages. Pages yellowed. Illustrations throughout. 336 pages. Humor. HUM1/5250. Very Good.
Cliff Street Books, 1997. Hardcover. First Edition. Signed by both authors. "In this millennial update of the cult comedy classic, the 2000 Year Old Man offers his unique wit and wisdom on everything from the Mars landing to shopping malls; homeopathy to the invention of the infomercial; his own dietary secrets, from eating a swirl to his time-tested Seven-Day diet; and pet peeves, from rap music to 'If you know the extension, press one ....'. The humor of 'The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000' is a hilarious antidote to the millennial literature of the nineties" (jacket). Bound in beige cloth boards with gilt title to spine. A few spots of foxing to top edge of text block, else fine. In near fine beige jacket with gold title to spine and front cover. Light wear to edges of jacket. 127 pages. HUM/112818. Fine / Near Fine.
München: Fr. Bassermann, 1922-23. Hardcover. Most volumes are in very good condition with illustrated paper covers titled in white. Cartoon illustrations throughout text. Fipps, der Affe has complete paper loss to spine. Die Fromme has partial paper loss to spine. Maler, Plisch, Die Fromme, and Der Geburtstag all have partial paper loss to spines. Minor wear to edges, light rubbing to boards, and browning to edges of all volumes. Interiors are browned and pages are a bit brittle. Occasional closed tears and chips to interiors. In German. GER1/3222 This set may require an extra shipping fee. Very Good.
Munich: Verlag von Fr. Bassermann, 1924. Hardcover. With 1500 illustrations. Anniversary edition. Very good in light grey cloth boards with red title to spine and front cover. Minor wear to edges of boards and a few small chips to spine ends. Clean, bright interior with minor browning to margins. Filled with Busch's cartoons. In German. Size: Large quarto. 355 pages. GER/081904. Very Good.
New York: Life Publishing Company, 1904. Hardcover. A book of illustrated limericks. Yellow paper covered boards with black title to front cover and illustration in black and orange. Minor wear to spine ends, corners, and edges of boards. Occasional smudge marks to both boards and interior, but clean overall. Printed in red and black. Includes some racial images / limericks. Unpaginated. HUM/042418. Very Good.
New York: Nut Shell Publishing Co., 1901. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in brown pebbled cloth with gilt lettering and design. Wear at spine extremites and along rear hinge; corners a bit bumped. Chipping to edge of front free end page. Light foxing throughout though text remains clean and bright. Black and white illustrations throughout. Humor. HUMOUR01/012800. Very Good.
London: Gryphon Books Ltd., 1948. Paperback. FIRST EDITION. Illustrated wrappers with black title to front panel. Rubbing to spine and edges of wrappers. Very light soiling to rear wrapper. Filled with cartoons which were originally printed in the Daily Express. Clean interior. 64 pages. HUM/063009. Very Good.
London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., 1886. Hardcover. 3 vols. bound in 1. VG- very thick 4to., 3/4 red leather bound red cloth with gilt trim. Raised bands with gilt tooling and titling to spine; full gilt edges. Heavy wear to front interior hinge; dark discolorations to edge of both boards. Front free marbled endpaper detached; binding loose from spine and boards in rear but pages quite tight. Interior yellowed with some light foxing. Frontis, red & black illustrated title page. Filled with hundreds of wonderful illustrations. HUM/3133. Very Good -.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1957. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Yellow cloth backed, red paper covered boards with black title to spine. Minor fading to edges of boards and spine ends. Spine slightly rolled. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Red and yellow dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Red portion of dust jacket is heavily faded, especially on spine. Chipping to edges of dust jacket. Index, 387 pages. HUM/071811. Very Good in Very Good- DJ.
Chicago: F.T. Neely, 1889. Hardcover. A collection of poetry and humorous short stories compiled for the amusement of railway passengers to read on the train. "They [the authors] have decided to issue a guide which will be good for one to read after one has missed one's train by reason of one's faith in otehr guides which we may have in one's luggage. Let it be understood, then, that we are wholly irresponsible, and we are glad of it ... Our plan is to issue a book worth about $9 charging only fifty cents for it and then see to it that no time tables or maps which will never return after they have been pulled out once, shall creep in among its pages" (introduction). Bound in mustard yellow cloth boards with faded gilt title to spine. Black and gilt illustration to front cover. Fraying, rubbing, and wear to edges, hinges, and corners. Filled with illustrations. Pages are a little brittle. Browning to margins of pages and penned signature of previous owner (from Indiana), but clean otherwise. 203 pages. HUM/102518. Very Good.
Little Bird Books, 2004. Softcover. Scarce early mini-comic created by cartoonist Lark Pien. Lark Pien (born c. 1972) is an American cartoonist who has created the minicomics Stories from the Ward, Mr. Boombha, and Long Tail Kitty, the last of which won her the Friends of Lulu Kimberly Yale Award for Best New Talent in 2004. Her work has also been showcased in the Flight comics anthology. Pien earned her Bachelor of Architecture in 1995 from California Polytechnic State University. She began making comics in 1997. She is based in Oakland, California. This story of the long tail kitty follows his imaginary adventures and misadventures on one night. He encounters the circus and elephants, a fortune teller who informs him that he is going to like brocoli, robots and more. Entertainingly drawn comic strip style by Pien in black and white. Bound in multi-colored paper wrappers. Very good save for a couple of light marks on rear cover. Interior pages near fine. 4 x 5.5 inches. Unpaginated [38 pages]. Near Fine.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1884. Doyle, Leech, Tenniel, Etc. Hardcover. 8vo. Ex-Library. In brown and tan illustrated and decorated boards with edge wear and soiling to boards and wear to head and foot of soiled spine. Interior is mostly clean but text block is nearly detached from boards and spine. Front hinge is detached. Missing FFEP and frontis. Rear hinge nearly detached. Several library stamps and previous owner marks throughout. Contains numerous b/w illustrations. 293pp. HUM/042005. Good Plus.
New York: Horace Liveright, Inc., . Hardcover. First edition. Satirical pieces by a humorist associated with the Algonquin Round Table and longtime contributor to The New Yorker. Black cloth titled in white on the spine and front cover. Lettering on the spine partially flaked, otherwise uncommonly bright without dust jacket. 285 pages. HUM/101916. Near Fine.
New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1889. first edition second state. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION, SECOND STATE. 8vo. Very good in olive green cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Illustration to front board. Minor rubbing to boards. Bumping to corners, edges, and spine ends. Two very small holes and one closed tear to cloth at front hinge. Minor rolling to spine. Interior hinges are starting though text remains bright. Remnants of bookplate on front paste down. Crease to rear free end page. Small closed tear to margins on pages 43, 59, 61-68, and 167. Only tears on pages 59 and 167 effect the text or illustrations at all. Light browning to pages and a few light spots of foxing throughout. Else is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. 575 pages. LIT/031518. Very Good.