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Neary's Comic Songster. Containing the latest and most popular songs of the day as sung by Ed Neary, the people's favorite clown and jester, with Sells' Brothers Six Rail-Road Shows United in 1882.
1 Neary's Comic Songster. Containing the latest and most popular songs of the day as sung by Ed Neary, the people's favorite clown and jester, with Sells' Brothers Six Rail-Road Shows United in 1882.
New York New York Popular Publishing [n.d. circa 1882] Softcover Good Softcover 
Pamphlet, approximately 4 1/2" by 6 1/4", full color illustrated wrapper, stitched as issued. Title page followed by 29 pages of songs and lyrics and 2 pages of publisher ads. Wrappers soiled with small chips, pages toned with age, a few stray marks on the text. A good copy of a scarce dime song book. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Benjamin Franklin Primer.
2 The Benjamin Franklin Primer.
Attleboro, Mass. Attleboro Chronicle 1879 Softcover Good Softcover 
Pamphlet, approximately 4 1/4" by 6", with illustrated printed paper wrapper, stitched as issued. Vignette on front wrapper is captioned "Statue of Benjamin Franklin." 23, [1] pp. Illustrated. OCLC # 5852917. Wrappers show soiling and water stains. Spine beginning to split. Contemporaneous notes in ink on 3 pages. This is a satire or spoof of a child's primer, clearly aimed at adults. In a later 1880 edition issued by the Boston School Supply Co., the authors declare "While it may be a caricature of this style of literature, it is at least a faithful one, and is scarcely less absurd than the books in which our children receive their first instruction." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Sechs Geschichten f, Busch, Wilhelm .
3 Busch, Wilhelm . Sechs Geschichten f
Munich Bassermann 1908 Hardcover Very good Hardcover 
Dust jacket is edge worn. Boards are lightly soiled. Shadow of dust jacket on the title page. Otherwise clean and tight. 48 pages. Color drawings with German text. 18th through 21st thousand. Das H 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Schnaken & Schnurren. I. Theil., Busch, Wilhelm.
4 Busch, Wilhelm. Schnaken & Schnurren. I. Theil.
Munich Braun and Schneider 22nd printing Hardbound Very good Hardbound 
Volume 1. No date. Glassine dust jacket is torn and discolored, with loss. Boards are lightly soiled and edge worn. Otherwise very tight and clean. Color drawings, German text. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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5 Chambers, Pearl. Below the Neckline.
London Neville Spearman Limited 1958 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good DJ Hardcover 
DJ lightly worn. Tight and clean. 156 pp. Cartoons and jokes in the tradition of Playboy. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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6 Ding Cong (ill.). One hundred Ancient Chinese Jokes.
Beijing Foreign Languages Press 1998 First edition Softbound Very good Softbound 
Light edgewear. Very tight and clean. 200 pp. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7 L'Estrange, Rev. A. G. History of English Humour - with an introduction upon ancient humour ; 2 vol in 1
New York Burt Franklin 1970 Reprint Hardcover Very good+ Hardcover 
No DJ. Originally pub. 1878 
Price: 21.00 USD
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THE GREY-BAY MARE AND OTHER HUMOROUS AMERICAN SKETCHES. ; With Numerous Illustrations., Leland, Henry P.
8 Leland, Henry P. THE GREY-BAY MARE AND OTHER HUMOROUS AMERICAN SKETCHES. ; With Numerous Illustrations.
Philadelphia Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger 1870 Later edition Hardcover Very good Hardcover 
12mo. Original green cloth binding with gilt lettering and decorations on spine. Brown coated endpapers. vi, 11-314pp plus 8 plates inserted including frontispiece. Henry Leland (1828 - 1868) was a journalist who regularly contributed pieces to the Knickerbocker magazine in New York and other periodicals. He first published these humorous sketches in 1856 and they remained popular enough that they were published in 1870 in a subsequent edition. An good example of mid-19th century popular humor. With Numerous Illustrations. Overall, a near fine copy. Very light wear to the extremities and light foxing to blank leaves by endpapers. Still a very nice copy. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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I've Been Thinking., Loomis, Charles Battell.
9 Loomis, Charles Battell. I've Been Thinking.
New York James Pott 1905 Second impression Hardcover Very good Hardcover 
Illustrated cloth soiled and edge worn. Hinges weak. Interior clean and tight. 212 pages. Humorous essays. 
Price: 4.99 USD
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10 Mikes, George. Comment peut-on
Paris Hachette 1963 Softcover Good Softcover 
Covers are stained and edge worn. Edges are stained. Some foxing. An owner's name is on the half title page. Otherwise clean and tight. 158 pages. In French. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Simple Custom., Moncreiffe, Iain and Don Pottinger.
11 Moncreiffe, Iain and Don Pottinger. Simple Custom.
London Thomas Nelson and Sons Limited 1954 Reprint Hardcover Very Good/no DJ Hardcover 
Red cloth lightly soiled, front end paper removed, owner's gift inscription. Some foxing, mostly to the preliminary pages, otherwise clean and tight. 63 pages. A humorous illustrated look at social customs. 
Price: 9.99 USD
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12 Munsey, Frank A. Derringforth ; When should a girl marry?
New York Frank A. Munsey 1894 First edition Hardcover Very good Hardcover 
In 2 vol. Gray and red cloth, somewhat soiled. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Be Merry., Nesbit, Wilbur D. (ed.).
13 Nesbit, Wilbur D. (ed.). Be Merry.
Chicago P.F. Volland 1911 Hardcover Fair Hardcover 
A Little Book of Smiles and Joy and Sunshine. Boards soiled, edgeworn. Backing half gone from spine. Hinge broken. Interior clean. 48 pp. 3" by 5". A collection of cheerful sayings. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Insultingly Yours., Ross, Larry and Larry Barth.
14 Ross, Larry and Larry Barth. Insultingly Yours.
New York Insultingly Yours no date Softcover Very good Softcover 
Covers are soiled and worn. Spiral binding, one piece broken. Interior clean and tight. Joke greeting cards that can be torn out and mailed in an envelope. 25 cards, about five have already been removed. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Bent Bulkhead: Cartoons for the Sailor., Stoyan, Chris.
15 Stoyan, Chris. Bent Bulkhead: Cartoons for the Sailor.
Dinkadolly Publishing 1994 0969813805 / 9780969813804 Softcover Very good Softcover 
Covers are lightly edge worn. Very clean and tight. Inscribed and signed by the author, along with a short note from the author folded in. 
Price: 29.98 USD
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Le pouvoir civil. Dessins de Tim publi, Tim.
16 Tim. Le pouvoir civil. Dessins de Tim publi
Paris Editions Julliard 1960 Softcover Good Softcover 
Protective plastic is soiled and torn. Wraps are stained and edge worn. Interior clean and tight. 4to. Satirical cartoons and with French captions. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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