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Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, Amado, Jorge
1 Amado, Jorge Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands
New York Knopf 1969 First American Edition Stated Hard Cover Near Fine Good 
This book is so attractively designed. The light olive boards are pristine and unbumped and are printed in the purple color which reprises on the inked top edge. The purple edge is pristine. The jacket has sunned on the spine, a fault which wraps around to the back a bit (see photo). There's also some light soil that can't be cleaned any more than it has due to uncoated paper, and a few amall edge tears. It has not been price-clipped and looks most handsome in brand new mylar. Book was translated from the Portuguese with humor intact. Amado was a modernist who was the most appreciated author from Brazil. 533 pages. If you love cooking, or are a foodie you will especially enjoy it. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Lisa's Story: The Other Shoe, Batiuk, Tom
2 Batiuk, Tom Lisa's Story: The Other Shoe
Kent, Ohio Kent State University Press 2007 0873389247 / 9780873389242 First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Oblong SIGNED by Author and Illustrator
Crisp, beautiful book with no bumps to boards, no tears or chips to jacket, and no names or writing. Batiuk, the writer and illustrator of the comic Funky Winkerbean, SIGNED on the half title page without personal inscription thus: "All the Best, Tom Batiuk." Those who followed the daily strip the journey of Lisa Moore, one of Funky's friends, and her battle with breast cancer. A journey of laughter, redemption, sadness and more, but always poignant, and now collected in an attractive volume. Book measures 7-3/4" high and 10-1/4" across. 246 pages. Dustjacket will arrive in brand new mylar. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3 Bok, Chip Bok! The 9.11 Crisis in Political Cartoons
Akron, Ohio, U.S.A. Univ of Akron Press 2002 1884836895 / 9781884836893 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Crisp, beautiful book which appears unread. No wear, no tears or chips, no names or writing -- pristine. Dustjacket protected by brand new mylar cover. Drawn and written by Chip Bok, staff editiorial cartoonist for the Akron Beacon Journal. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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4 Clark, Gregory May Your First Love be Your Last and Other Stories
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1969 Hard Cover VG in Near Fine Case Fine 
Crisp, clean pages and page edges, no bumps to pristine boards, and no tears or chips to jacket. . Slipcase likewise beautiful. Only fault is blank bookplate on front free endpaper and bleed-through to reverse where former owner blacked out name beneath plate. Illustrated with charming black and white photographs throughout. Canadian humorist, Clark, offers numerous stories, the title one being about his courtship of his wife from age 13 to 24! Book has 224 pages and measures 5-3.4"x9" 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Christmas on the Isthmus, Core, Sue
5 Core, Sue Christmas on the Isthmus
Dobb's Ferry, New York Claremont Press 1935 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No DJ Oblong McKeown, Anne Cordts 
Book is clean and tightly bound with no names or writing. No dustjacket, but boards are cute and Christmas green. Looks like a children's book, but upon closer inspection proves to be a humorous take-off on Clement Moore's famous "The Night Before Christmas" -- with a few winks for grown-ups! The color and fabric of a Panamanian holiday shines through, as do the Panamanian people from the lottery vendors and C.Z. police to the commissary vendors and soldiers and sailors. Even the cockroaches and termites get a nod! This WAS 1935 though, so don't expect it to be P.C.. Nonetheless it's good natured fun from an author who clearly loved the area and wrote several other books about it. Here's a sample of her sly verse,"The women you say? W-e-l-l, Santa, you know. That women's clothes always are funny; Down there what they wear wouldn't smother a flea, Which is plain to be seen -- when it's sunny!" 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Woebegone (SIGNED 1st Ed.), Keillor, Garrison
6 Keillor, Garrison Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Woebegone (SIGNED 1st Ed.)
New York Viking 2007 0670063568 / 9780670063567 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine SIGNED by Author
Crisp and clean with no defect of note. No bumps to boards, no tears or chips, no writing other than SGNATURE by Garrison Keillor with no inscription. Book has not been price-clipped and is most handsome in brand new mylar cover. The story is one of Lake Woebegone which includes a pontoon, Danish Lutherans, home-grown Lutherans, a bowling ball, cremains, a wedding, a pastortfrom the Sisterhood of the Sacred Spirit. "a lovely fat man" and the Romeo Hotel. 248 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Deck Us All with Boston Charlie, Kelly, Walt
7 Kelly, Walt Deck Us All with Boston Charlie
New York Simon and Schuster 1963 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
Very nice copy. Pages are pristine throughout with no names or writing. Cover is likewise clean and there is no spine crease. Only fault is toning to top edge , front and back, and a tiny bit of corner wear at spine, top and bottom. Pogo cartoon fans will love this collection based on the old "carol" -- "Deck us all with Boston Charlie, Walla, Walla, Wash and Kalamazoo ..." 128 pages. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Scorpion Dagger: Do You Like Relaxing?, Kerr, James
8 Kerr, James Scorpion Dagger: Do You Like Relaxing?
Montreal, Canada Anteism Publishing 2014 1926968085 / 9781926968087 Presumed First Soft Cover Fine 
Very handsome art book which appears to be very scarce, especially since its author and artist, James Kerr, is known as the Renaissance Man of GIFs.The art is brightly colored and the style Early and Northern Renaissance with a large dollop of humor. Book is in beautiful condition with no names or writing, no spine creas,e and and pristine pages. Book measures 8" x 10" and has 134 pages. including an interview with Kerr. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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9 Manry, Douglas; Sloan, Stephen L. The Land the Cleves Built
U.S.A. Odaat Pub Co 1989 0962231606 / 9780962231605 1st Ed. Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
I've been selling Cleveland ephemera since 1997 without ever running across this booklet until 2016! As you can guess, this is a humorous story of the founding of Cleveland, Ohio and the beginning of Cleveland Indians baseball among other delights. Booklet is clean and the plastic comb is intact and there are no names or writing. Measures 8-3/4" x 11" and has 15 pages. A fun collectible! 
Price: 28.00 USD
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Lentil, McCloskey, Robert
10 McCloskey, Robert Lentil
New York The Viking Press 1946 Second Printing, January 1946 Hard Cover Fine Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Very nice, clean book with no names or writing and no bumps to boards. The dustjacket is clean also and has not been price-clipped -- looks very handsome in brand new mylar. The only faults are small chips to top and bottom spine and at both top corners of back. The author/ illustrator is noted for his books, Make Way For Ducklings and Blueberries for Sal, but this is his first book which originally was published in 1940. The story is set in a small town in Ohio and the hero is a boy named Lentil. Lentil wanted to whistle, but never got the hang of it, so he bought a harmonica and the fun began! Book measures 9-1/2" x 12-1/4". Itt's a great read-aloud and very collectible. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Any Gum, Chum? An English Cartoonist's Impressions of the Yanks in Britain (1944), Stil
11 Stil Any Gum, Chum? An English Cartoonist's Impressions of the Yanks in Britain (1944)
England A. Wheaton & Company 1944 Card Cover Good-plus 
A humorous book by the English cartoonist, Stil, who entertained thousands of Yanks at the American Red Cross Service Club at Mardon Hall, Exeter during WWII. The goal of the booklet was to "poke some good-natured fun at some of "the Boys" whose caricatures have given much pleasure to families throughout our country." The booklet measures 7"x9-3/4" and contain 19 full page comics. An interesting look at humor in the midst of the rubble of war. Booiklet shows a bit of soil to cover that proved impervious to cleaning, but is clean inside and tightly bound with no names or writing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Book of Snobs, Thackeray, William Makepiece; Sutherland, John (editor)
12 Thackeray, William Makepiece; Sutherland, John (editor) The Book of Snobs
New York St. Martin's Press 1978 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
Very handsome book gently kept. Only fault is former owner's name written small on front free endpaper for which we will provide a brand new bookplate to use, or not, at buyer's choice,. No tears or chips to jacket and will arrive in brand new mylar cover. Nicely illustrated throughout. First appeared in 52 weekly installments in Punch Magazine from 1846-47. What makes this particular edition important is that it is the first to provide annotation to one of the most important English social histories of the day. 237 pages.. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Chinese Comic Journey To the West (20 booklets in Box, 1996), zhu wei Jian
13 zhu wei Jian Chinese Comic Journey To the West (20 booklets in Box, 1996)
Shanghai Shanghai People's Fine Arts Publishing House 1991 7532216462 / 9787532216468 Soft Cover Near Fine in Fine Box No DJ 
This is a special offering, a box covered with blue cloth and is clean and sturdy. Inside are two stacks of small comic books, ten on each side.The text is in Chinese, but the black and white drawings tell a story too. The little books measure 3-1/2" x 5". I was able to translate much, but the same exact specific item was used in every translation site which was a problem because two books are missing from that one. Mine has ALL TWENTY. The translated ones are:Dragon Palace I; Dragon Palace II; Two Mountains; Gao Laozhuang; Quicksand; White Tiger; True Hawk; Red Baby; Tongtian River; Golden Pocket; True Monkey Ling; Flaming Mountain; Fake West; Pirates of the Caribbean; Lion Camel; No Bottom Hole; Battle of Qinglongshen; and Retrieve the Scriptures. As stated , the little booklets are clean and attractive, as is the box which has only a grey spot to the title box on the outside. A very nice collectible. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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