- Keyword = "Humor, Cartoons, Satire"
Edition: First Canadian edition.
Vancouver: J. J. Douglas, 1976. dj. Hardcover first edition - 20 more marvelous color plates of "sly cats, libidinous cats, loveable and hateable cats."
Condition: VG/VG (bottom of spine on both book and dj chipped, yellowing to dj.)Book ID: 6256
THE BIG CITY or the New Mayhew.
Edition: First US printing.
New York: George Braziller, 1959. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first collaboration between these Atkinson and Searle, a look at the 'new poor' in the London of the 1950's. Taking Henry Mayhew's 19th century work 'London Labour and London Poor' as their guide, the writer and artist take a perceptive, compassionate and subtly humorous, look at how the burden of poverty has shifted into some surprising quarters - including a look at a literary exile, an aging actress, enclyopedia salesman, ice cream seller and more. Illustrated with many full-page pen and ink drawings by Searle and numerous vignettes. Slightly oversized format. 111 pp.
Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (closed tear in upper edge of dj.)Book ID: 29478More details Price: $40.00
THEFT BY FINDING: Diaries (1977-2002)
Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )
New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2017). First edition - "For forty years, David Sedaris has kept a diary in which he records everything that captures his attention - overheard comments, salacious gossip, soap opera plot twists, secrets confided by total strangers [and] now, he shares his private writings with the world. . . Written with a sharp eye and ear for the bizarre, the beautiful, and the uncomfortable, and with a generosity of spirit that even a misanthropic sense of humor can't fully disguise, [this is] a potent reminder that when you're as perceptive and curious as Sedaris, there's no such thing as a boring day." 514 pp.
Condition: Fine in printed wrappers. A rather uncommon advance issue.Book ID: 86100
LOST IN THE HORSE LATITUDES.
Edition: Early reprint.
Philadelphia: Blakiston, 1946. dj. Hardcover - Illustrated by Leo Hershfield - the target of Allen's humor this time is Hollywood. Small volume of classic humor.
Condition: Very good in a very good dustjacket.Book ID: 14798More details Price: $12.50
MADE FOR EACH OTHER.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Harper Collins, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Humorous watercolors showing the ups and downs of love 'till death do us part.' Small square format. Unpaginated. ISBN: 0-060285125.
Condition: Good in a near fine dust jacket (missing front endpaper.)Book ID: 38231More details Price: $12.50
LOOSE LIPS: Fanfiction Parodies of Great (and Terrible) Literature from the Smutty Stage of Shipwreck.
Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.
New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2016). SIGNED first edition - Here are "the most outrageous wrecks in Shipwreck's three-year history, drawn kicking and moaning from twenty-three of history's most cherished books and illustrated for your pleasure." Contributors include Seanan McGuire (who wrote the introduction as well as the first selection on The Great Gatsby), Mara Wilson, Joseph Fink, John Scalzi, Carolyn Ho, Jacquelyn Landgraf, Alexander Chee, and many others. SIGNED on the title page. Index. 285 pp. ISBN: 978-1455566426.
Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.Book ID: 76724More details Price: $24.50
THE CASTING AWAY OF MRS. LECKS AND MRS. ALESHINE with its Sequel, THE DUSANTES.
Edition: Later printing.
New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1938. dj. Hardcover - The classic story of the fabulous voyagings, shipwreck, and remarkable adventures of two self-possessed and unflappable widows from the Midwest, who had been on their way to visit a son in Japan, when the steamship had a collision and had to be abandoned. An attractive edition with many black and white illustrations by George Richards, green and while illustrated endpapers, slightly larger than usual format. 290 pp.
Condition: Near fine in green cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, decoration on front cover, no dj (bookplate.)Book ID: 31094More details Price: $15.00
ASK FOR MAY, SETTLE FOR JUNE: A Doonesbury Book.
Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1982.). First edition - Black and white Doonesbury cartoons - political satire and commentary on the foibles of modern life. Unpaginated. ISBN: 0-030617316.
Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (sunning to spine and edge of cover, crease on front cover).Book ID: 39366More details Price: $10.00
STILL A FEW BUGS IN THE SYSTEM : A Doonesbury Book
Edition: Trade paperback.
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1974.
Condition: VG (some writing on front cover)Book ID: 10146More details Price: $10.00
LEONARD, 24, TEMPS DE GENIE.
Edition: First edition.
Paris: Dargaud, (1994). Hardcover first edition - Illustr de nombreux dessins en couleur. Conception graphique - Didier Gonard; couleurs - Claire de Graef. Texte en francias (Text in French). Cartoons. The 24th book in this Belgian comic series about an eponymous inventor and self-proclaimed genius and his long-suffering assistant, Basile, who most often serves as a guinea-pig for the inventions. Looking on are are Raoul the cat and Bernadette the mouse. Large format. 48 pp. ISBN: 2-884250050.
Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.Book ID: 72352More details Price: $25.00
THE FACTS OF WIFE (for teenage girls from 13 to 53)
Edition: First printing.
New York: Rodney Publications, 1968. dj. Hardcover first edition - Rhymed advice from a father to his daughter - with a foreword by Milton Berle, cartoon illustrations by Abner Dean. Somewhat oversized format.
Condition: Very good in a very good dust jacket (gift inscription, some tears to upper edge of dj.)Book ID: 8890More details Price: $14.50
LAND OF THE WHATSIT: Adventures of Billy and Betty.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Macaulay Co., (1935.). Hardcover first edition - A "writing out in story form" of some of the humorous adventures (adventures "found on our front doorstep and in our back yard") of Billy and Betty, two children who supposedly published an amateur newspaper, adventures which originally appeared on a radio program with the same title as this book. The Whatsit became a four page cartoon insert in 'True Story' magazine and eventually an immensely popular miniature newspaper "by children for children" which reached a subscription level of almost 4 million children. Als inclues cartoons and illustrations by Joe Banks and humorous verse. 333 pp.
Condition: Good condition in blue cloth with gold panels - some wear to the ends of the spine the corners, a few foxing/spots to the margins, prev owner's name in pencil.Book ID: 56961More details Price: $25.00
LIFE IS JUST A BUNCH OF ZIGGYS.
Edition: First printing, a slim trade paperback.
Kansas City: Sheed Andrews and McMeel, (1973). First edition - A collection of cartoons - mostly single panel - featuring Ziggy and his travails, and his hard-won philosophy. Unpaginated. ISBN: 0-836205510.
Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (corner of first page clipped)Book ID: 85237More details Price: $14.50
Edition: Early printing.
London: Herbert Jenkins, (1958.) dj. Hardcover - Although the copyright page states 'first published . . .1958' this is the reissue in the Autograph Edition, in blue boards, with plain printed salmon-colored wrappers. 222 pp.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Appears unread.Book ID: 52344More details Price: $50.00
P. G. WODEHOUSE: THREE TALKS AND A FEW WORDS AT A FESTIVE OCCASION IN 1982.
Edition: Limited edition, in wrappers.
New York & London: James H Heineman / Curwen Press. 1989. First edition - For two months in 1982 there was, in the foyers of the National Theatre in London, an exhibition to celebrate P. G. Wodehouse's centenary. In conjunction with this exhibition, there were frequent talks in the Lyttelton Theatre on Wodehousian subjects. Three are printed here along with an after-dinner speech. Printed in letterpress and limited to 500 individually numbered copies, of which this is 76. Tall thin format. 52 pp. plus 2 pp of information on the series. ISBN: 0-870081268.
Condition: Fine in stiff pale blue wrappers with black lettering.Book ID: 84043
Edition: First printing, limited signed edition.
Seattle: Fantagraphics Books, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Contains 12 wordless Frank stories - some in full color, others in black and white. Cover praise by Neil Gaiman, and Scott McCloud (who said 'Woodring may be the most important cartoonist of his generation'). One of the uncommon hardcover editions, boldly SIGNED on the title and numbered 230/350. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 1-56097-1606.
Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (a new copy, but with an almost invisible slit in the back cover of the dj.)Book ID: 48456More details Price: $150.00