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 ADELER, MAX (PSEUDONYM OF CHARLES HEBER CLARK), Out of the Hurly Burly
ADELER, MAX (PSEUDONYM OF CHARLES HEBER CLARK)
Out of the Hurly Burly
Philadelphia, PA: John C. Winston Co, 1900. Reprint. Hardcover. Illustrated by A. B. Frost. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The cover and spine is illustrated with gilt, black, white and brown. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing and fraying. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name and date on the front endpaper. "Nearly all of Clark's writing was published under the pseudonym of "Max Adeler". His best known work was Out of the Hurly Burly, extremely popular in its time and almost forgotten today. Its boisterous, extravagant humor made Clark's work highly popular in England for many years, and some of his work was initially published there. "Out of the Hurly Burly" was the first book illustrated by comics pioneer A. B. Frost, who would also illustrate other books by Clark. Some of the pieces in Clark/Adeler's books hold up quite well today." "Arthur Burdett Frost (January 17, 1851 – June 22, 1928) , usually cited as A. B. Frost, was an American illustrator, graphic artist and comics writer. He was also well known as a painter. Frost's work is well known for its dynamic representation of motion and sequence. Frost is considered one of the great illustrators in the "Golden Age of American Illustration".". Very Good+ .
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Book number: 35943
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Keywords: Humor Max Adeler Charles Heber Clark A. B. Frost Illustrated Americana Humor

 ARNO, PETER (CURTIS ARNOUX PETERS, JR. ), Hell of a Way to Run a Railroad
ARNO, PETER (CURTIS ARNOUX PETERS, JR. )
Hell of a Way to Run a Railroad
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1956. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated by Peter Arno. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and wear. The spine has a slant to it. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has wrinkling, edge wear, nicks, small chips and rubbing to the spine and flap joints. The rear cover has some ground-in dirt and rubbing. "Peter Arno (January 8, 1904 – February 22, 1968) was a U. S. Cartoonist. He contributed cartoons and 99 covers to The New Yorker from 1925, the magazine's first year, until 1968, the year of his death. Roger Angell recently described him as "the magazine's first genius..After graduation he adopted the pen name Peter Arno and joined the staff of the fledgling magazine The New Yorker. The iconic cartoons and covers he created there, from 1925 through 1968, helped establish the magazine's reputation for sophisticated humor and fine illustration. His work often depicted a cross-section of New York City society, though he was also inspired by situations he encountered during his travels. Arno drew his cartoons in batches, usually over a two-day period each week. In a famous March 1, 1941 cartoon he coined the popular expression "back to the drawing board". In a famous March 1, 1941 cartoon he coined the popular expression "back to the drawing board".". Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket .
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Book number: 32216
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Keywords: Humor Peter Arno Curtis Arnoux Peters, Jr. Artists Illustrators Cartoonists Cartoons Cartooning Humor

 BIERCE, AMBROSE, The Devil's Dictionary
BIERCE, AMBROSE
The Devil's Dictionary
New York: Dover Publications, Inc, 1958. Reprint. Paperback. This is a trade sized paperback book. The book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There spine ends, corners and edges of the book covers have rubbing and light wear. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's ink stamped name and address on the title page. "The Devil's Dictionary is a satirical dictionary written by American Civil War soldier, wit, and writer Ambrose Bierce consisting of common words followed by "howlingly funny" definitions. The lexicon was written over three decades as a series of installments for magazines and newspapers. Bierce’s witty definitions were imitated and plagiarized for years before he gathered them into books, first as The Cynic's Word Book in 1906 and then in a more complete version as The Devil's Dictionary in 1911. Initial reception of the book versions was mixed. In the decades following, however, the stature of The Devil's Dictionary grew. It has been widely quoted, frequently translated, and often imitated, earning a global reputation.". Very Good .
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Book number: 34838
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Keywords: Humor Ambrose Bierce Dictionaries Civil War Humor

 BOYNTON, SANDRA, Chocolate the Consuming Passion
BOYNTON, SANDRA
Chocolate the Consuming Passion
London, England: Methuen & Company, 1982. 1st British Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated by Sandra Boynton. Color Illustrations; This is a trade paperback book with heavy cardstock covers and a glued spine. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The bottom rear corner of the book has a small bit of laminate missing. The text pages are clean and bright. "Sandra Keith Boynton (born April 3, 1953) is an American humorist, songwriter, director, music producer, children's author and illustrator. Boynton has written and illustrated more than fifty books for both children and adults, as well as over four thousand greeting cards, and five music albums. Although she does not license her characters to be redrawn or adapted, she has herself designed – for various companies – calendars, wallpaper, bedding, stationery, paper goods, clothing, jewelry, and plush toys. ". Very Good+ .
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Book number: 35420
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Keywords: Humor Sandra Boynton Chocolate Hippopotamus Hippos Food Humor

 BUTLER, ELLIS PARKER, Pigs Is Pigs
BUTLER, ELLIS PARKER
Pigs Is Pigs
New york: Mcclure, Phillips & Company, 1907. Early printing. Hardcover. Illustrated by Will Crawford. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The covers have some edge wear, rubbing and nicking. There is some ground-in dirt to the covers in general, and a couple of small spots of rubbing to the front cover illustration. The text pages are clean and bright, with the exception of a couple of small spots of foxing beginning. The illustration page has two tiny pokes where someone used a stapler. There are five full page black and white illustrated plates (including the frontispiece). Overall, a very nice clean, bright early copy. "Mike Flannery, the Westcote agent of the Interurban Express Company, leaned over the counter of the express office and shook his fist. Mr. Morehouse, angry and red, stood on the other side of the counter, trembling with rage. The argument had been long and heated, and at last Mr. Morehouse had talked himself speechless. The cause of the trouble stood on the counter between the two men. It was a soap box across the top of which were nailed a number of strips, forming a rough but serviceable cage. In it two spotted guinea-pigs were greedily eating lettuce leaves." "Ellis Parker Butler (1869 -- 1937) was a native of Muscatine, Iowa. Dropping out of high school to help support the family he worked in a number of jobs including ones in a spice mill, an oatmeal mill, a china store, and a wholesale grocery. During this time he submitted material for publication, some of which were accepted. Moving to New York City in 1896, he began writing for trade magazines such as the Tailor's Review, the Wall Paper News, and The Decorative Furnisher. In 1905, his humorous short story, "Pigs is Pigs" appeared in the American Magazine, and the following year it was published in book form. Its phenomenal success allowed Butler to give up editing trade papers and turn to full-time authorship. It would remain his most popular work. ". Very Good+ .
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Book number: 33085
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Keywords: Humor Ellis Parker Butler Will Crawford Pigs Animals Satire Modern Fiction Pre-1940's Fiction Humor

 CHAPMAN, GRAHAM, JOHN CLEESE, ET AL (WITH BOB MCCABE), The Pythons Autobiography
CHAPMAN, GRAHAM, JOHN CLEESE, ET AL (WITH BOB MCCABE)
The Pythons Autobiography
New York: Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martins Press, 2003. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Remainder. Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is mostly crisp and clean, with some beginning nicking to the top spine end. There is a black marker dot to the top edge of the text block. "Monty Python (also collectively known as The Pythons) were a British surreal comedy group who created their sketch comedy show Monty Python's Flying Circus, which first aired on the BBC in 1969. Forty-five episodes were made over four series. The Python phenomenon developed from the television series into something larger in scope and impact, including touring stage shows, films, numerous albums, several books, and musicals. The Pythons' influence on comedy has been compared to the Beatles' influence on music. Their sketch show has been referred to as "not only one of the more enduring icons of 1970s British popular culture, but also an important moment in the evolution of television comedy.". Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 36015
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.25 | £UK 23 | JP¥ 3272]
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Keywords: Humor Graham Chapman John Cleese Monty Python Television Bob Mccabe Humor

 ECKERT, ALLAN W., Whattizzit? Nature Pun Quizzes
ECKERT, ALLAN W.
Whattizzit? Nature Pun Quizzes
Dayton, OH: Landfall Press, Inc, 1981. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Pamphlet. Illustrated by Robert Cyphers. B&W Illustrations; This is a small paperback book with cardstock covers and a stapled binding. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping and a light wrinkle to the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. "There are those who contend that the pun is the lowest form of humor, while others consider it to be one of the highest. the opinion is often based upon whether the one making the assessment has just made the pun - or been the victim of it." This book, while a latecomer, is considered one of the author's scarcest books.. Very Good+ .
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Book number: 30318
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Keywords: Humor Allan W. Eckert puns Joke books Youth Humor Nature Animals Humor

 GETLEIN, FRANK, A Modern Demonology a Satire
GETLEIN, FRANK
A Modern Demonology a Satire
New York: Clarkson N. Potter Inc, 1961. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated by Robert Osborn. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some beginning bumping. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but does have some light rubbing to the spine and flap joints, some light bumping to the spine ends, and a couple of tiny tears to the to spine end. "Robert Chesley Osborn (1904–1994) was an American satiric cartoonist, illustrator and author...Osborn characterized himself as "a drawer" whose figures "seemed to come right out of my subconscious." Garry Trudeau called him "one of the very few masters of illustrative cartooning." Robert Motherwell wrote that his drawings were "so alive that they seemed to writhe on the page with an uninhibited energy .... Osborn's art is a call to responsible action." ; Motherwell was among those who compared Osborn's graphic work to that of Daumier, Goya, Saul Steinberg, as well as to the sculpture of Alexander Calder, who was a friend of Osborn's.". Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 34739
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Keywords: Humor Frank Getlein Robert Osborn Satire Demons Religion Humor

 GOSCINNY, Asterix Et Cleopatra Novum Periculum Asterigis
GOSCINNY
Asterix Et Cleopatra Novum Periculum Asterigis
Stuttgart, Germany: Deltae, 1980. Reprint. Hardcover. Illustrated by Uderzo. Color Illustrations; This is an oversized hardback book. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. This copy is written entirely in LATIN. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name on the top edge of the title page. "Asterix or The Adventures of Asterix (French: Astérix or Astérix le Gaulois [aste? Iks l? Golwa]) is a series of French comics. The series first appeared in the Franco-Belgian comics magazine Pilote on 29 October 1959. It was written by René Goscinny and illustrated by Albert Uderzo until the death of Goscinny in 1977. Uderzo then took over the writing until 2009, when he sold the rights to publishing company Hachette. In 2013, a new team consisting of Jean-Yves Ferri (script) and Didier Conrad (artwork) took over. As of 2017, 37 volumes have been released. ". Very Good+ .
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Book number: 37333
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2181]
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Keywords: Humor Goscinny Asterix Cartoons Comics Comic Books Humor

 GOSCINNY, Asterix Aux Jeux Olympiques Une Aventure D'asterix le Gaulois
GOSCINNY
Asterix Aux Jeux Olympiques Une Aventure D'asterix le Gaulois
Paris, France: Dargaud Editeur, 1968. Hardcover. Illustrated by Uderzo. Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book is in generally clean bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The book covers have some spots of ground-in dirt. The text pages are clean and bright. "The Asterix series is one of the most popular Franco-Belgian comics in the world, with the series being translated into 111 languages and dialects. The success of the series has led to the adaptation of its books into 13 films: nine animated, and four live action (one of which, Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra, was a major box office success in France). There have also been a number of games based on the characters, and a theme park near Paris, Parc Astérix. The very first French satellite, Astérix, launched in 1965, was also named after the comics character. As of 2017, 370 million copies of Asterix books have been sold worldwide, with co-creators René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo being France's best-selling authors abroad." (from Wikipedia). Very Good .
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Book number: 37346
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Keywords: Humor Goscinny Asterix The Gaulois Cartoons Illustrated Uderzo Humor

 GOSCINNY, La Zizanie Une Aventure D'asterix le Gaulois
GOSCINNY
La Zizanie Une Aventure D'asterix le Gaulois
Paris, France: Dargaud Editeur, 1970. Trade Edition. Hardcover. Illustrated by Uderzo. Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book is in generally clean bright condition. There is a tear to both of the top spine joints. The text pages are clean and bright. "The series follows the adventures of a village of Gauls as they resist Roman occupation in 50 BC. They do so by means of a magic potion, brewed by their druid Panoramix (named Getafix in the English translations) , which temporarily gives the recipient superhuman strength. The protagonists, the title character Asterix and his friend Obelix, have various adventures. The "ix" ending of both names (as well as all the other pseudo-Gaulish "ix" names in the series) alludes to the "rix" suffix (meaning "king") present in the names of many real Gaulish chieftains such as Vercingetorix, Orgetorix and Dumnorix. Many of the stories see them travel to foreign countries, though others are set in and around their village." (from Wikipedia). Very Good- .
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Book number: 39505
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Keywords: Humor Goscinny Asterix The Gaulois Cartoons Illustrated Uderzo Humor

 GROSS, MILT, Nize Baby Gross Exaggerations (a Screaming Comedy in Four Floors)
GROSS, MILT
Nize Baby Gross Exaggerations (a Screaming Comedy in Four Floors)
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1926. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated by Milt Gross. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some beginning bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. "Milt Gross (March 4, 1895 – November 29, 1953) was an American cartoonist and animator. His work is noted for its exaggerated cartoon style and Yiddish-inflected English dialogue. He originated the non-sequitur "Banana Oil!" as a phrase deflating pomposity and posing. His character Count Screwloose's admonition, "Iggy, keep an eye on me!", became a national catchphrase. The National Cartoonists Society fund to aid indigent cartoonists and their families for many years was known as the Milt Gross Fund. In 2005, it was absorbed by the Society's Foundation, which continues the charitable work of the Fund. ". Near Fine .
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Book number: 37358
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Keywords: Humor Milt Gross English Language Misunderstandings New York puns Comic strips Cartoonists Humor

 GURNEY, ERIC, The Calculating Cat Returns
GURNEY, ERIC
The Calculating Cat Returns
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall / Stuart L. Daniels, 1978. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated by Eric Gurney. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some beginning bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has a couple of small semi-closed tears and associated wrinkling. The spine of the dust jacket has fading and there is some generalized ground-in dirt as well. "Eric Gurney (1910–1992) was a Canadian-American cartoonist and illustrator. He emigrated to the USA in 1938 to work with The Walt Disney Company, where he was a story writer and a collaborator on several classic Disney films. Turning freelance in 1948, he did cartoon illustrations for magazines and advertising campaigns. Gurney is well known for his humorous illustrations in books for children and adults. He received the National Cartoonists Society Advertising and Illustration Award for 1961 and 1971 for his work.". Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket .
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Book number: 33823
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1636]
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Keywords: Humor Eric Gurney Cats Animals Pets Humor

 HELD JR.,  JOHN, The Works of John Held Jr.
HELD JR., JOHN
The Works of John Held Jr.
New York: Ives Washburn, 1931. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated by John Held Jr.. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The covers of the book are red velour. The covers of the book have some rubbing, a couple of scratches and some wear to the velour, especially to the spine. There is some nicking and a couple of tiny edge tears to the spine ends. The text pages are clean and bright. "I have been known John Held Jr. ever since he was born. His first official job, which was witnessed by the city editor of the Salt Lake Tribune on which he was working at the time, was - what?". Very Good+ .
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Book number: 31161
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Keywords: Humor John Held Jr. Cartoons Political Cartoons Woodcuts engraving Humor

 KELLY, WALT, Pogo Peek-a-Book
KELLY, WALT
Pogo Peek-a-Book
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1951. Reprint; 2nd Printing. Paperback. Illustrated by Walt Kelly. B&W Illustrations; This is a trade paperback book with illustrated cardstock covers. The book is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and wear. There are several light creases to the book corners. The text pages are generally clean and bright, though there are occasional spots of discoloration. The front endpaper includes a previous owner's inked name. "Walter Crawford Kelly, Jr. (August 25, 1913 – October 18, 1973) , commonly known as Walt Kelly, was an American animator and cartoonist, best known for the comic strip Pogo. He began his animation career in 1936 at Walt Disney Studios, contributing to Pinocchio, Fantasia, and Dumbo. In 1941 Kelly transferred at the age of 28 to work at Dell Comics, where he created Pogo, which eventually became his platform for political and philosophical commentary." (from Wikipedia). Very Good- .
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Book number: 37800
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.25 | £UK 7.75 | JP¥ 1091]
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Keywords: Humor Walt Kelly Pogo Illustrators Comics Cartoons Politics Humor

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