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HARPOON, September 1974

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: 1974

Seller ID: 011819

Condition: Very Good


The "Balls For Women" issue. First issue of what was billed as "The New American Humor Magazine," and an attempt to cash in on the unqualified success of 'National Lampoon' (this just in: it didn't). Contributors included artists Gail Burwen, Peter Bramley, Jim Ceribello, Howard Chaykin, Cloud Studio, Tom Hachtman, Jay Lynch and Gerald Wise. The writers were Melvyn Chase, Jeffrey Coloper, Roger Director, Les Ericson, Gene Holstun, Sandy Landsman, Dennis L... View more info

A Cartoon Guide to the Battle of the Sexes

By: Anonymous (ed.)

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Avon 617:

Seller ID: 008881


a collection of cartoons from a variety of practitioners of the form, all dealing in one way or another with the on-going struggle of each sex to have its way with the other; 126 pgs. + 2 pgs. of ads for other Avon titles; bottom corner torn from pg. 37/8, diagonal crease to bottom portion of back cover, slant, some edgewear; like so many of these old Avons, this one probably wouldn't endure any but the most careful of readings; View more info

Get Me Cracked

By: Anonymous (editors of Cracked)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dell 3033: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011672

Condition: Very Good to Fine


reoffers stories and art which first appeared in Cracked Magazine from 1969 to 1973, featuring such artists as John Severin and Rodrigues; a competitor/clone of Mad Magazine, but as they say on the cover, "We're number two because we don't try as hard."; rubbing, impressions, moderate general wear; internally tight and clean; uncommon in this condition; View more info

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The Castles in Spain (signed)

By: Ault, Orvill E.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hicksville, Exposition Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016240

ISBN: 0-682-48496-2

Condition: Very Good


Ault's second novel, being "The hilarious adventues of a million-dollar lottery winner and the girls who help him spend it." Signed by Ault on front end paper. Maroon leatherette w/gilt lettering to front cover/spine, 204 pages. Glue stains to pastedown edges at spine, light general wear, in rubbed dust jacket w/impressions/scratches, mild chipping to spine ends/corners, diagonal 1" tear to top right corner of rear panel. View more info

The Boy Who Kicked Pigs

By: Baker, Tom

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008733

ISBN: 0 571 19771 X

Condition: About Very Good


Baker is best known as television's Doctor Who. Here he gives us the grotesque and horrific story of an evil thirteen-year-old who despises the human race and enjoys kicking pigs. A grisly little tale with a ratty ending not for the faint-of-heart. Illustrated boards, 126 pages. Scuffed boards, impressions to covers, tanned edges, moderate general wear. View more info

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National Lampoon, February/Feb. 1991, Humor Issue

By: Barkin, George (editor in chief), Chris Marcil, Sam Johnson (editors)

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, NL Communications Inc.: 1991

Seller ID: 017321

Condition: Very Good


After more than two decades, it finally occured to America's best-selling adult humour magazine that it might be a good idea to have a humor issue. The likes of Mark O'Donnell, Phil Marden, Andy Kindler, Michael Dare, Taylor Negron, Ira Miller, Gahan Wilson, David Feuer, Nick Bakay, Alan Kupperberg, Adam Kubert, Richard Sala, Chris Marcil, Sam Johnson, Glenn Wolff, Rick Meyerowitz, Dave Wielgus, Mark Walters, James Bennett, Ron Barrett, Tim Haggerty, Gilbert Gottfried, ... View more info

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The Best of National Lampoon #4

By: Beard, Henry, Michael O'Donoghue, Tony Hendra, Brian McConnachie and Sean Kelly (editors)

Price: $8.50

Publisher: New York, National Lampoon: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016998

Condition: Very Good


"Vol. I, No 5 in a series of special editions published three times a year." Or, more accurately, a collection of material considered by the editors to be the best of National Lampoon's generally hilariously offensive, groundbreaking humour, published because the magazine was a gold mine, and even more money could be squeezed out of its readers if it published a regular series of 'Best of' issues. It certainly worked where I was concerned. Unpaginated, illustr... View more info

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National Lampoon, September/Sept. 1973, Postwar issue

By: Beard, Henry, Michael O'Donoghue, Tony Hendra, Brian McConnachie, Sean Kelly (editors), George W.S. Trow (guest editor)

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, National Lampoon: 1973

Seller ID: 017250

Condition: Good to Very Good


Slanderous, traitorous buffoonery from the likes of Henry Beard, Michael O'Donoghue, Tony Hendra, Brian McConnachie, Sean Kelly, George W.S. Trow, Bill Effros, Bruce McCall, Charles Rodrigues, Gahan Wilson and Doug Kenney. 92 pages. Rubbing, faint glue stains from removal of address sticker, scrapes to spine, two short tears to bottom left edge of front cover, moderate general wear. View more info

Clementine and Her Men

By: Bellus, Jean, Douglas McKee and William H. Cole

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Arthur Barker: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013229

Condition: Very Good


A collection of 108 cartoons featuring an occasionally nude, usually naive young woman who was known as "The Rage of Paris." Captions by Douglas McKee and William H. Cole. Grey cloth w/maroon spine lettering, 112 pages. Price-clipped dust jacket w/small triangular piece from bottom edge of rear panel. View more info

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National Lampoon, June 1980, Fresh Air Issue

By: Carroll, Ted, John Weidman, John Hughes, Ted Mann, Shary Flenniken (editors)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, NL Communications Inc.: 1980

Seller ID: 017309

Condition: Very Good


A collection of pious religious articles and illustrations by an equally pious group of Baptists and Reformed Universalists, among them P.J. O'Rourke, Don Ivan Punchatz, Ron Barrett, John Hughes, Ted Mann, Matt Golden, Brian Shein, Wayne McLoughlin, Shary Flenniken, Gerald Sussman, John Bendel, Neal Pozner, Joe Schenkman, and Ed Scarisbrick (who contributed the cover illustration depicting two young fornicators seeing the errors of their ways and praying fervently to Jes... View more info

Cobb's Bill of Fare

By: Cobb, Irvin S.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran Company: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: hu.00009

Condition: Very Good


The renowned American humourist offers four essays, titled "Vittles," "Music," "Art," and "Sport." Dedicated "To R. H. Davis (Not Richard Harding -- The Other One)." "Sport is largely a point of view. A skinny youth who flits forth from a gymnasium attired in the scenario of a union suit, with a design of a winged Welsh rarebit on his chest, and runs many miles at top speed through the crowded marts of trade, is highly spoken... View more info

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National Lampoon, July 1984, Special Summer Fun Issue

By: Curran, Kevin, Peter Gaffney, Fred Graver (editors)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, NL Communications Inc.: 1984

Seller ID: 017310

Condition: Very Good


A collection of words and pictures extolling the benefits of moderation and responsibility, by such proponents of hard work and restraint as John Bendel, Sean Kelly, Fred Graver, Kevin Curran, Gary Hallgren, Ron Hauge, Michael Di Biase, Gerald Sussman, Jack Handey, Terry Allen, John Brancato, Peter Gaffney, Rich Rosomoff, Hovik Dilakian, Gary Yealdhall, Sean Earley, Charlie Haas, T.J. Englander, Mark Mazut, Charlie Rubin, Gerald Rivera, and Michael Raab, whose cover illu... View more info

Washing the Hands

By: Dehan, Aiken A.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart:

Seller ID: 008250


an amusing look at a certain bodily function and the social euphemisms/strictures surrounding it; "We all find it highly necessary, several times a day, to wash our hands. Why in the name of common sense and honesty should we think it necessary to refer to this simple natural act as 'seeing a man about a dog,' 'watering the stock,' 'sharpening the skates,' or as the French so subtly put it, 'changer le poisson d'eau.'?"; illustrated orange cloth, 37 pgs., illustr... View more info

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MRS. DOSE, The Doctor's Wife

By: Dennys, Joyce

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton & Co.: 1931

Edition: 1st U.S. edition

Seller ID: 017686

Condition: Good


A collection of quite amusing stories about doctors, their wives, and patients. Peach cloth w/black cloth backstrip, yellow spine lettering, 154 pages. Slant, worn corners/spine ends, moderate cover soil, soiled/tanned edges, previous owner's name/date on front end paper, small triangular piece torn from left margin of page 73/right margin of page 74 (does not affect text), abrasions to preceding three or four pages (it looks as if some idiot with a pencil was screwing... View more info

The Obstinate Captain Samson

By: Douglas, Gavin

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons/Putnam: 1937

Edition: 1st US edition

Seller ID: 013566

Condition: Good


From the front flap: "It all starts quite innocently with a cargo of wheat which the truculent captain is loading in the port of Savonia, but before the end has been reached the British flag has been insulted, the British Navy called out to rescue the Empire, the dictator of Savonia has been kidnapped, a torrid Spanish dancer has become involved, questions have been asked in the House of Commons and the choleric, colorful, obstinate Captain Samson has become the unwi... View more info

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STILL WARTHOGS RUN DEEP and other free range nonsense (signed)

By: Drew, Simon

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, Antique Collectors' Club: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016401

ISBN: 1-85149-087-6

Condition: Very Good


A delightful collection of general goofiness. Or, as the publisher would have it, "A series of poems, drawings and puns...that combine a sense of the ridiculous with a definite seriousness regarding our respect, or lack of it, for the countryside." There are a few first editions kicking around, but they're not signed. There are a few signed copies kicking around, but they're not first editions. This is both. Illustrated boards, 48 pages. View more info

Why Me? (Luann #2)

By: Evans, Greg

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Berkley Pacer 08879: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014715

ISBN: 0 425 08879 0

Condition: Near Fine


From the front cover: "The second totally hysterical collection of America's hottest new comic strip." And in 1986, I'm sure that it was. 122 pages. A hint of general wear. A nice copy, internally tight and clean. View more info

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THE TRIALS OF BROTHER BELL, Two novels: 1.) Repentance Vale, and 2.) The Struggle Outside (signed)

By: Fraser, Raymond

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Roslin, Lion's Head Press/LHP: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 017185

ISBN: 098651831X

Condition: As New


"Two satiric novels by the 2009 winner of the Lieutenant-Governor's Award." 272 pages, cover painting (Dulle Griet, 1562) by Peter Brueghel. An unread copy. View more info

NON STOP REVIEW, 21 Years of Grayson (signed)

By: Grayson, H. (pseudonym of Graham Harrison)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chichester, Barry Rose: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author & Artist

Seller ID: 005711

Condition: Very Good


"A collection of articles written by H. Grayson, humorous columnist with the 'Local Government Review' over a period of 21 years from 1971. In them Grayson turned a subversive spotlight on the more pompous elements in the central and local government establishment and on some of the bizarre decisions and utterances issuing from both during that period of unprecedented change." Illustrations by Tom Harrison, aged 11½. Dust jacket illustration by Sue Harrison. ... View more info

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The Last Alderman

By: Grayson, H. (pseudonym of Graham Harrison)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chichester & London, Barry Rose: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007714

Condition: Very Good


author's first novel; this one "brings to more permanent life some of the characters who...have entertained and delighted readers of the 'Local Government Review.'"; "Grayson's" work began appearing in the LGR in 1971, and in the words of this publisher of a volume of collected works, "turned a subversive spotlight on the more pompous elements in the central and local government establishment and on some of the bizarre decisions and utterances issuing... View more info

Sue the hairstylist!!

By: Guisewite, Cathy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Fawcett Crest 21771-X: 1989

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 013990

Condition: Good to Very Good


Canadian printing. The first volume of selections from "Why do the right words always come out of the wrong mouth?" A surprisingly uncommon edition from the series of Cathy books. Light edgewear, several thin horizontal scratches across centre of front cover. Internally tight and clean. View more info

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BEN & ME, From Temperance to Humility -- Stumbling Through Ben Franklin's Thirteen Virtues, One Unvirtuous Day at a Time (signed)

By: Gunn, Cameron

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Perigree / Penguin: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Gunn, on half-title

Seller ID: 017755

ISBN: 0399536078

Condition: Near Fine


An admirer of Benjamin Franklin, Gunn records his "attempt to live by Franklin's thirteen virtues, a list of lofty ideals the Founding Father held dear," but which take "this ordinary man way outside his comfort zone and into a thicket of not-so-modern values." 250 pages (including notes, brief author biography). Internally tight and clean, with only light general wear. View more info

Back To B.C.

By: Hart, Johnny

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Gold Medal D1880: 1968

Edition: 1st Gold Medal edition

Seller ID: 009405

Condition: Near Fine


Paperback. Near Fine. 1st Gold Medal ed. B.C., the Fat Broad, Wiley, Clumsy Carp, the Cute Chick, Thor and all the rest of your favourite cavemen; View more info

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National Lampoon, July, August/Aug., September/Sept., October/Oct., November/Nov., December/Dec. 1975

By: Hendra, Tony, Brian McConnachie, Sean Kelly, Douglas Kenney (editors)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, National Lampoon: 1975

Seller ID: 017272

Condition: Very Good


These are the X-Rated 3-D Entertainment, Justice, Back to College, Collector's, Work, and Money issues (the last six issues from the 1975 calendar year). They feature work from the very top rung of the comedy ladder, charting new heights for poor taste, bad judgement and overall insensitivity. Good stuff. A variety of alcoholic self-abusers and persons of interest contributed material, among them Norman Rubington, Brian McConnachie, Chris Miller, Mark Meyerson, Gerald... View more info

Good 'N' Sick

By: Hirsch, Phil, and Paul Laikin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Zebra 00268:

Seller ID: 008749


A collection of humorous pieces from the writers, artists and editors of Sick Magazine, a competitor of such others of the genre as Mad and Cracked. Contributors include Allan Gascoigne, Don Orehek, Jack Sparling, Bob Heit, Joe Catalano, John Langton, Bob Powell, Vic Martin, and others. Cover illustration by Joe Simon. A bit of soil, impressions/scratches, creases to back cover, tanning. Internally tight. View more info

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"What's the Garbage Doing on the Stove?"

By: Hoest, Bill

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Signet Q6327: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017038

Condition: Very Good


First printing (w/complete number sequence) of the first collection of cartoons featuring Leroy and Loretta Lockhorn, the husband and wife team about as well-matched as gasoline and fire. 128 pages, foreword by Al Jaffee. Mild slant, some spine sunning, off-setting (tanning) to back cover, inside back cover, and last page. Internally tight. View more info

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As I Was Going to St. Ives

By: Holloway, Liz

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Femina Books: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012581

Condition: Very Good


Holloway's first book, and true first edition. A distinguished sixty-five-year-old man of considerable means decides to marry one of his seven mistresses (all of whom are, at the time he makes this bonehead decision, happily co-existing under the same roof), but faces the problem of deciding which one. Blue cloth w/gilt spine lettering/decoration, 181 pages, dust jacket illustration by Leonora Box. Mild slant, gently bumped bottom spine, a hint of corner wear, in dust ja... View more info

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THE INGOLDSBY LEGENDS, or Mirth and Marvels, First, Second & Third Series (3 volumes)

By: Ingoldsby, Thomas (pseudonym of Richard Harris Barham)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Glasgow, Manchester & New York, George Routledge and Sons: 1889

Seller ID: 015724

Condition: Reading Copies


3 volumes from the publisher's Pocket Library series. All 3 in red leatherette w/gilt trim/spine lettering, all edges gilt, 382/319/382 pages, respectively, illustrated. Reading copies only. View more info

KURBRUNNEN UND KURSCHATTEN, Erlebnisse in einem Badeort

By: Jaques-Buddenbohmer, Ingeborg

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Heilbronn, Eugen Salzer:

Seller ID: 008177


text in German; 80 pgs.; some slant, mild general wear; View more info

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The Divine Ryans (variant printing)

By: Johnston, Wayne

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart / M&S: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017820

ISBN: 0-7710-4447-X

Condition: Very Good


Set in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1967, this is the story of a nine-year-old boy "with a myth-making imagination," and his eccentric family. There seem to be three versions of this title: the one with the major typographical error, the one correcting that error (which was caught early in the game, making the corrected version by far the most common), and the one missing an entire leaf. This is the latter, missing pages 213/4, and seems even scarcer than the ... View more info

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The Divine Ryans (variant printing)

By: Johnston, Wayne

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart / M&S: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017821

ISBN: 0-7710-4447-X

Condition: Good to Very Good


Set in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1967, this is the story of a nine-year-old boy "with a myth-making imagination," and his eccentric family. There seem to be three versions of this title: one with the major typographical error, one correcting that error (which was caught early in the game, making the corrected version by far the most common), and one missing an entire leaf. This is the first of those, containing the major error that was subsequently correcte... View more info

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The Divine Ryans (variant printing)

By: Johnston, Wayne

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart / M&S: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017822

ISBN: 0-7710-4447-X

Condition: Very Good


Set in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1967, this is the story of a nine-year-old boy "with a myth-making imagination," and his eccentric family. There seem to be three versions of this title: one with the major typographical error, one correcting that error (which was caught early in the game, making the corrected version by far the most common), and one missing an entire leaf. This is the first of those, containing the major error that was subsequently correcte... View more info

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The Divine Ryans (variant printing)

By: Johnston, Wayne

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart / M&S: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017823

ISBN: 0-7710-4447-X

Condition: Very Good


Set in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1967, this is the story of a nine-year-old boy "with a myth-making imagination," and his eccentric family. There seem to be three versions of this title: one with the major typographical error, one correcting that error (which was caught early in the game, making the corrected version by far the most common), and one missing an entire leaf. This is the first of those, containing the major error that was subsequently correcte... View more info

Marriage Mischief

By: Keating, Walter S. (editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Plaza Book Company: 1951

Seller ID: 005384

Condition: Good


A collection of chiefly humourous writings on the institution of marriage. Represented are Oscar Wilde (undoubtedly an authority on the subject), Chaucer, Balzac, Burton, Maupassant, Mark Twain, Sterne, Stevenson, Aesop, Billings, Westermarck, Wood, Herrick, Hood, and others. 96 pages. Edgewear, upturned corners, faint soil, moderate general wear. View more info

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Pogo For President

By: Kelly, Walt

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Crest s708: 1964

Edition: 1st Crest edition

Seller ID: 015706

Condition: About Very Good


A collection of selected cartoons from 'I Go Pogo, Vol. 1'. Light edgewear, light rubbing, mild general wear. Internally tight and clean. (C/BT) View more info

Half Hitch

By: Ketcham, Hank

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Gold Medal D2389: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010831

Condition: Very Good


the creator of Dennis the Menace offered another character to the cartoon-reading public, a Dennis-the-Menace-with-testosterone named Half Hitch, billed as "America's saltiest, sexiest, pint-sized sailor," and a guy who spent a fair bit of his time thinking about/talking to/dating/hustling women; previous owner's name/date/code number, moderate general wear; View more info

Dennis the Menace

By: Ketcham, Hank

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Fawcett D1329: 1969

Seller ID: 010832

Condition: Very Good to Fine


Dennis and Ruff and Joey and Margaret and Mr. Wilson and--well, *you* know who they are; previous owner's name/date/code number at top of first end paper, light general wear; View more info

Miss Peach, Again

By: Lazarus, Mell

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap/Tempo 5435: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014763

ISBN: 0-448-05435-3

Condition: Very Good


Collects some of the best Miss Peach cartoons from the previous fifteen years. Introduction by Johnny Hart. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Momma: I'll See You In My Dreams, At Least

By: Lazarus, Mell

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bantam 14788: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014764

ISBN: 0-553-14788-9

Condition: Very Good to Fine


1st printing w/complete number sequence. A collection of cartoons featuring the nosy, seldom-satisfied buttinski who is every mother. Paperback, unpaginated. Moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Monster Madness, No. 2 (#2)

By: Lee, Stan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Marvel: 1973

Seller ID: 009561

Condition: Very Good to Fine


a collection of old horror movie stills embellished with humourous captions; cover features Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi and Basil Rathbone in a scene from Universal's 1939 release, "Son of Frankenstein"; horizontal crinkle (printing imperfection) to back cover; View more info

Monster Madness, No. 3 (#3)

By: Lee, Stan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Marvel: 1973

Seller ID: 009567

Condition: Very Good


a collection of old horror movie stills embellished with humourous captions; also contains movie reviews from Don McGregor and Tony Isabella, an article on "The Creature From The Black Lagoon," a look at the flesh-eating Wendigo, a Tony Isabella-written profile of horror master Robert Bloch, and other features; cover reproduces a scene from the film, "Bride of Frankenstein;" View more info

Hans Breitmann in Germany, Tyrol

By: Leland, Charles G.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin:

Seller ID: 013704

Condition: Very Good


No date (ca. 1895). An amusing travel story, told in fractured German-English (Germish? Engliman?), with a verse here and there to make sure that we are paying attention. Decorated brown cloth, 168 pages (some unopened). Moderate wear to corners/spine ends, moderate general wear. No previous owner's marks or notations. (C/BT) View more info

The Secret Policeman's Other Ball

By: Lewis, Martin, & Peter Walter (editors)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Methuen: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005183

Condition: Very Good to Fine


This, "the fourth of Amnesty International's fund-raising comedy galas, was held at London's Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in autumn 1981--and this book contains the best of the words and lyrics from the show." Participating in the gala were Rowan Atkinson, Jeff Beck, Alan Bennett, John Bird, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Jasper Carrott, Graham Chapman, Eric Clapton, John Cleese, Phil Collins, Billy Connolly, Donovan, John Fortune, Bob Geldof, Barry Humphries, Neil Innes, Chr... View more info

The Self-Starting Wheel

By: Murray, William

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Dutton: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: hu.00032

Condition: Very Good


Murray's third novel. At a Long Island summer resort a self-proclaimed prophet of a new religion takes it upon himself to act as avenging angel, seeing to it that the worst of cultural and commercial frauds get their come-uppance. Murray sang professionally in Italy, and was a reporter for the Rome bureau of Time-Life International before working for the Italian film industy, eventually ending up on the editorial staff of The New Yorker. Tanned/dusty edges, light spin... View more info

Boo! Broom-Hilda

By: Myers, Russell

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Tempo Books 08197/Grosset & Dunlap: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011734

ISBN: 0-441-08197-5

Condition: Fine


Paperback original. A collection of funnies featuring Gaylord the intellectual buzzard, Grelber the obnoxious something-or-other, Irwin the naive troll and, of course, everyone's favourite green, ill-tempered, Army-boot-wearing witch. Internally tight and clean, apparently unread. View more info

Broom-Hilda Presents Mother Nature's Personal Friend, Irwin Troll

By: Myers, Russell

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Tempo Books 12612/Grosset & Dunlap: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011738

ISBN: 0-448-12612-5

Condition: Near Fine


The fifth collection of chuckles featuring Gaylord the intellectual buzzard, Grelber the obnoxious something-or-other, Irwin the naive troll and, of course, everyone's favourite green, ill-tempered, Army-boot-wearing witch. Mild general wear. View more info

Popcorn Sandwiches!

By: Myers, Russell

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Tempo Books 14036/Grosset & Dunlap: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011739

ISBN: 0-448-14036-5

Condition: Near Fine


Paperback original. The seventh collection of chuckles featuring Gaylord the intellectual buzzard, Grelber the obnoxious something-or-other, Irwin the naive troll and, of course, everyone's favourite green, ill-tempered, Army-boot-wearing witch. Mild general wear. View more info

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National Lampoon, Nov./November 1972, Decadence Issue

By: O'Donoghue, Michael (issue editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, National Lampoon: 1974

Edition: 1st printing

Seller ID: 017017

Condition: Very Good


The 32nd issue of the nothing's-sacred-to-us humour magazine started in 1970 by Doug Kenney, Henry Beard and Robert Hoffman, and which ceased publication in 1998. This issue contains material by Michael O'Donoghue, Henry Beard, Richard Bonker, Terry Southern, Anne Beatts, Brian McConnachie, Mary Jenifer Mitchell, Ed Bluestone, Tony Hendra, Sean Kelly, Daniel Maffia, and P.J. O'Rourke. 96 pages, illustrated. A bit of smudging, light general wear. View more info

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HOW TO BRICKLE, The New Brunswick Funny Book

By: Pickens, Stillman "Still" (pseudonym of H. A. "Hal" Fredericks)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Fredericton, Omega Publishing Division of Omega Management Services: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017937

ISBN: 0-9690732-0-8

Condition: Good


A collection of captioned photographs spoofing those who participated in the money-losing proposition that was production of entrepeneur Malcolm Bricklin's car, the Bricklin. Among those being lampooned are then-Premier Richard Hatfield, Bricklin, Lawrence Garvie, minister of economic growth, and several others. Rubbing/impressions/surface wear, previous owner's name date in ink to top of front cover, moderate general wear. View more info

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National Lampoon, October/Oct. 1984, Just Good Stuff Issue

By: Plunkett, L. Dennis (editor in chief), Kevin Curran, Peter Gaffney, Fred Graver (editors)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, NL Communications Inc.: 1984

Seller ID: 017316

Condition: Good to Very Good


Not much to see here, folks, just a bunch of scribbles and doodles by a group of psychotics under constant FBI surveillance, and going by the (unlikely) names of Fred Graver, Jack Handey, Randy Jones, John Bendel, Dave Tynan, Mary Anne Shea, Paul Proch, Charles Kaufman, Doug Beekman, Bob Camp, Jeffrey Smith, Will Jacobs, Gerard Jones, Peter Elwell, Kevin Curran, Mat Jacobs, Quentin Bufogle, Peter Gaffney, Mark Marek, and Birney Lettick. 90 pages. Evidence of address la... View more info

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National Lampoon, November/Nov. 1984, Accidental Issue

By: Plunkett, L. Dennis (editor in chief), Kevin Curran, Peter Gaffney, Fred Graver (editors)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, NL Communications Inc.: 1984

Seller ID: 017320

Condition: Good


Oh yeah, sure, it's all fun and games when a dentist and his patient are starring at a dental hygenist's delightful cleavage, but it's only fun and games until someone loses an eye, and then it's hilarity on an unprecedented scale. And as one might expect from a magazine which employed the likes of Lee Frank, Robert de Michiell, Charles Kaufman, Paul Proch, Drew Friedman, John Bendel, Mark Taffet, Ron Hauge, Kellan Hatch, Martha Keavney, Angus McKie, Lindsay McKean, Ron... View more info

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Rare Birds

By: Riche, Edward

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Toronto, Doubleday Canada: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017144

ISBN: 0-385-25635-3

Condition: Very Good to Fine


A Newfoundland restauranteur whose wife is in Washington and whose business is failing gets together with a neighbour to concoct a scheme that will bring visitors to town and customers to the restaurant. Oh, and the neighbour is in possession of ten kilos of cocaine -- always the first ingredient for mayhem and wackiness. Basis for the film of the same name, which starred William Hurt, Andy Jones and Molly Parker. 259 pages, cover illustration by Avril Orloff. Light ... View more info

Who's Got the Action? (also published as Four Horseplayers Are Missing)

By: Rose, Alexander

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Crest s572: 1962

Edition: 1st Crest edition

Seller ID: 010375

Condition: Very Good to Fine


the wife of a man who likes to play the ponies a bit too much decides to become his bookie, but when her husband and his friends win big, she can't pay off; originally published in 1960, by Coward-McCann, under the title, "Four Horseplayers Are Missing," and basis for the film of the same name, which starred Dean Martin and Lana Turner, with Eddie Albert, Walter Matthau, Paul Ford, and Nita Talbot; both covers show scenes from the movie; mild spine roll, light co... View more info

The Born Loser

By: Sansom, Art

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap/Ace/Tempo Books 07135: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014753

ISBN: 0-441-07135-X

Condition: Very Good


A collection of comic strips featuring Brutus Thornapple, comicdom's boneheaded born loser. Unpaginated. Light general wear. View more info

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The Circus of P.T. Bimbo

By: Schneider, Howie

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Tempo 12212 / Grosset & Dunlap / G&D: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017297

ISBN: 0-448-12212-x

Condition: Very Good


The adventures of a bunch of circus misfits "under the guidance of that lovable charlatan, P.T. Bimbo and his left-hand man, Bromo." Schneider, who died in 2007, was the award-winning creator of, among others, the Eek and Meek comic strip. Unpaginated. Creases to back cover, tanning. Internally clean and fairly tight. View more info

The Dangerous Husband

By: Shapiro, Jane

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Co.: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed on bookplate

Seller ID: 009107

ISBN: 0-316-78247-5

Condition: Very Good


a couple of forty-year-olds get married (so right away you know a mistake has been made), and after the honeymoon ends, "real life begins, with its surprises. He trips up stairs, falls going down. He cooks a tasty dinner and the kitchen ends up looking like a slaughterhouse. Absorbed in sexual experimention, he shatters the coffee table. He tenderly wrenches her neck; he breaks her arm. 'It was turning out that my husband's dishevelment was incomparable, potent, rami... View more info

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National Lampoon, October/Oct. 1986, Back to School Issue

By: Simmons, Matty (editor in chief), Andy Simmons, Michael Simmons (editors)

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, NL Communications Inc.: 1986

Seller ID: 017318

Condition: Very Good


Everybody gets excited about returning to school so that good jobs may be had in order to buy good homes. Odd, then, that this entire issue of National Lampoon would be edited, written and drawn by dropouts and homeless people, among them John Bendel, Josh Alan Friedman, Drew Friedman, Dave Hanson, Shary Flenniken, Larry Sloman, Bob Fingerman, Gerry Sussman, James Bennett, Lance Contrucci, Steve Brodner, the Simmons family (Matty, Andy and Michael), Judy Francis, Neil T... View more info

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National Lampoon, May 1985, Celebrity Roast Issue

By: Simmons, Matty (editor in chief), Michael Simmons, Andy Simmons (editors)

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, NL Communications Inc.: 1985

Seller ID: 017317

Condition: Very Good


For some odd reason, the editors of National Lampoon decided to make fun of celebrities. I can't imagine why. It's not as if they've ever done anything worth noticing. In any event, Lance Contrucci, Larry Sloman, Peter Kleimna, Tony Kisch, Adam Kubert, Gerald Sussman, Marc Taffet, Andy Simmons, Michael Simmons, John Waters, Jeff Faria, Shary Flenniken, Gahan Wilson, Josh Alan Friedman, Drew Friedman, Buddy Hickerson, Steve Brodner, Gil Eisner, Charles Rodrigues, and B... View more info

Poor Quail

By: Skirrow, Desmond

Price: $11.00

Publisher: London, Bodley Head: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014270

Condition: Very Good


Disillusioned by his advertising career and yearning for independence, a man moves into a remote rural area where he must soon deal with his wife's increasing dissatisfaction with the countryside to which she had previously been eager to move. Red cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 238 pages, dust jacket illustration by Peter Cooper. Light general wear, in price-clipped dust jacket w/sunned spine, moderate general wear. View more info

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THE COMIC ART OF LAURENCE STERNE, Convention and Innovation in Tristram Shandy and A Sentimental Journey

By: Stedmond, John M.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007774

Condition: Very Good


Literary criticism. "The central focus of the study is on 'Tristram Shandy' as comedy and on Sterne's use of Tristram as clown-narrator; other chapters are devoted to the genres to which 'Tristram Shandy' is related, to analysis of style, the satiric as well as the comic elements, and to the significant connections between the 'Sermons of Mr. Yorick' and 'A Sentimental Journey'." Pale green cloth, 178 pages (including appendix and index. A hint of wear to corn... View more info

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CUFFER DOWN, Expressions from The Nashwaak & Over North, recalled by An Old Taymite (signed)

By: Stewart, Murray

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Woodstock, Privately Published: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Stewart, on title page

Seller ID: 016949

ISBN: 0-9686401-0-9

Condition: Near Fine


A collection of expressions defined for those not lucky enough to live along the Nashwaak or the Upper Miramichi in New Brunswick. 66 pages. Light general wear. View more info

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National Lampoon, The Up Yourself Book, Spring 1977

By: Sussman, Gerald (editor)

Price: $6.50

Publisher: New York, National Lampoon: 1977

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 017299

Condition: Very Good


"Searching for the Way to be a Better You Until You Die." Or, a parody of those stupid pseudo-psychological self-help books that suck money out of retard losers (somebody had to say it). Gerald Sussman came up with the concept and edited the book; Randall Enos doodled until he had some illustrations that Sussman accepted; Ellis Weiner and R. Bruce Moody wrote a few chapters; and Alison Antonoff scribbled the calligraphy. 144 pages. Moderate handling wear. View more info

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Summer of My Amazing Luck (signed)

By: Toews, Mariam

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Winnipeg, Turnstone Press: 1997

Edition: 4th printing

Inscription: Signed by Toews, on title page

Seller ID: 017729

ISBN: 0-88801-205-5

Condition: Very Good


Two single mothers load their "clothes and toys and food and kids" into "a van held together with coat hangers and electrical tape" and head off to Colorado to find the fire-eating busker who is the father of the twins of one of them. 192 pages, cover illustration by Rick Sealock. Moderate corner wear, moderate general wear. View more info

St. Farb's Day

By: Torgov, Morley

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Toronto, Lester & Orpen Dennys: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 010803

Condition: Near Fine


Torgov's fourth book, with two of the previous three having won Leacock Medals; Farb the lawyer hates Fridays, and as this one dawns he has to deal with lucrative but disliked clients whose proposed real estate deal may thrust him into a complex, sensitive and potentially unethical situation when he learns that both would-be buyers in a bidding war are also his clients (and we haven't even gotten to the guy who tests his children's loyalty by periodically disinheriting t... View more info

The People's Doonesbury, Notes From Underfoot

By: Trudeau, G.B. (pseudonym of Garretson Beekman Trudeau)

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart & Winston: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010557

Condition: Very Good


Trudeau justifiably won a Pulitzer for this stuff; black cloth; light general wear to both book and jacket; View more info

THE CODE OF THE WOOSTERS b/w QUICK SERVICE

By: Wodehouse, P.G.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ace Double D-25:

Seller ID: 007978


One Jeeves, one not, both good. Cover illustrations by Norman Saunders. Mild spine roll, light edge soil, crease to bottom right tip of QS side, previous owner's name on inside cover of TCotW side, tanning. Internally tight. View more info

Carry On, Jeeves!

By: Wodehouse, P.G.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pocket 495: 1948

Edition: 1st Pocket edition

Seller ID: 012881

Condition: Good


A collection of ten stories featuring the world's best-known non-murdering butler. 258 pages + advertisements for other Pocket titles, cover by Louis Glanzman. Some rubbing, a hint of slant, mild dampstaining, tanning. Internally tight. View more info

Blondie

By: Young, Dean, and Jim Raymond

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap/Tempo Books 12534: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014757

ISBN: 0-448-12534-X

Condition: Near Fine


A collection of strips featuring the Bumsteads, quite possibly the most widely read comic strip in the world. Unpaginated. Only a hint of general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Blondie #2

By: Young, Dean, and Jim Raymond

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap/Tempo Books 14144: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014760

Condition: Very Good


The second collection of strips featuring the Bumsteads, quite possibly the most widely read comic strip in the world. Unpaginated. Rubbing, light general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info