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Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands

By: Amado, Jorge

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1969

Edition: First American Edition Stated

Seller ID: 27296AD

Condition: Near Fine


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 ... View more info

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Lisa's Story: The Other Shoe

By: Batiuk, Tom

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Kent, Ohio, Kent State University Press: 2007

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: SIGNED by Author and Illustrator

Seller ID: 27949

ISBN: 0873389247

Condition: Fine


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... View more info

Bok! The 9.11 Crisis in Political Cartoons

By: Bok, Chip

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Akron, Ohio, U.S.A., Univ of Akron Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20897

ISBN: 1884836895

Condition: 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. View more info

May Your First Love be Your Last and Other Stories

By: Clark, Gregory

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1969

Seller ID: 24087

Condition: VG in Near Fine Case


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 mea... View more info

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Christmas on the Isthmus

By: Core, Sue

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Dobb's Ferry, New York, Claremont Press: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18369A

Condition: Very Good


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.... View more info

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Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Woebegone (SIGNED 1st Ed.)

By: Keillor, Garrison

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED by Author

Seller ID: 28228

ISBN: 0670063568

Condition: Fine


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 View more info

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Deck Us All with Boston Charlie

By: Kelly, Walt

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17769K

Condition: 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. View more info

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Scorpion Dagger: Do You Like Relaxing?

By: Kerr, James

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Montreal, Canada, Anteism Publishing: 2014

Edition: Presumed First

Seller ID: 23483

ISBN: 1926968085

Condition: 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. View more info

The Land the Cleves Built

By: Manry, Douglas; Sloan, Stephen L.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Odaat Pub Co: 1989

Edition: 1st Ed.

Seller ID: 28296

ISBN: 0962231606

Condition: Very Good


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! View more info

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Lentil

By: McCloskey, Robert

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1946

Edition: Second Printing, January 1946

Seller ID: 23487

Condition: Fine


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 th... View more info

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The Second City: Backstage at the World's Greatest Comedy Theater (book with 2 audio CDs)

By: Sheldon Patinkin

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Naperville, Illinois, Sourcebooks MediaFusion: 2000

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 23837

ISBN: 1570715610

Condition: Fine


Crisp and clean as new. No defects at all. Has not been price-clipped and the dustjacket will a rrive in a brand new mylar cover. The book is popping with color and the two audio CD's offer rare and never before-heard comedy. The pages are filled with photos, profles and backstage storiesAmong the many are Jon Brlushi, Mike Myers, Bonnie huny and Jhn Candy. 200 pages. View more info

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Any Gum, Chum? An English Cartoonist's Impressions of the Yanks in Britain (1944)

By: Stil

Price: $20.00

Publisher: England, A. Wheaton & Company: 1944

Seller ID: 27064

Condition: 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. Bo... View more info

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The Book of Snobs

By: Thackeray, William Makepiece; Sutherland, John (editor)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1978

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 27292AD

Condition: 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 impo... View more info

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Chinese Comic Journey To the West (20 booklets in Box, 1996)

By: zhu wei Jian

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Shanghai, Shanghai People's Fine Arts Publishing House: 1991

Seller ID: 23754

ISBN: 7532216462

Condition: Near Fine in Fine Box


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:D... View more info