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  • FOBBIT. by Abrams, David.
    Abrams, David.
    FOBBIT.

    Edition: Trade paperback original.

    New York: Black Cat / Grove Atlantic, (2012). SIGNED - The author's first novel, an "Iraq war comedy." SIGNED on the title page. Cover praise from Karl Marlantes (who called it "hilarious, but the subject matter is deadly serious"), Jonathan Evison ("it deserves a place alongside Slaughterhouse-Five and Catch 22 as one of our great comic novels about the absurdity of war") and more. 369 pp. ISBN: 9780802120328.

    Condition: Fine in wrappers with French flaps. Promotional postcard laid in.

    Book ID: 62815
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  • BILLY TWITTERS AND HIS BLUE WHALE PROBLEM. by Adams, Rex, illustrator; Mac Barnett.
    Adams, Rex, illustrator; Mac Barnett.
    BILLY TWITTERS AND HIS BLUE WHALE PROBLEM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Disney / Hyperion, (2009) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Blue whales - longer than 30 dogs - make terrible pets. Just ask Billy Twitters ! Billy's parents threaten that they will buy him a Blue Whale to care for if he doesn't clean up his room and sure enough, the next day there is a whale blocking the front door - but don't worry, Billy comes up with a great way to handle his problems! SIGNED by Adams on the title page with a small drawing of an octopus. Oblong format, unpaginated. Wrap-around dust jacket showing the Golden Gate Bridge. ISBN: 978-0786849581.

    Condition: Very near fine in a good only dustjacket (taped diagonal tear to front cover of dj - not very noticeable in archival dj cover)

    Book ID: 81881
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  • Allen, Bonnie.
    WE ARE OVERCOME: Thoughts on Being Black in America.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - Irreverent essays dissecting the current state of affairs between blacks and whites by this black female political/social humorist. ISBN: 0517597594.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 16015
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  • THE PROPHETEERS. by Apple, Max.
    Apple, Max.
    THE PROPHETEERS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper & Row, (1987). First edition - The author's fourth book - "a mock-epic fantasy and satire of entrepreneurial capitalism and popular culture" pitting Howard Johnson against Walt Disney, fighting over the same piece of land in Orlando, Florida, as the site for their versions of the American dream -land owned by Marjorie Post Merriweather, the cereal heiress. 308 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (some creasing to the spine, usual toning to pages)

    Book ID: 86503
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  • ASIMOV'S SHERLOCKIAN LIMERICKS. by Asimov, Isaac.
    Asimov, Isaac.
    ASIMOV'S SHERLOCKIAN LIMERICKS.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1978) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Asimov's fourth collection of limericks and "the first to be entirely respectable." Contains 60 limericks, one for each of the Sherlock Holems canonical tales. Illustrated with a full color frontispiece by Gahan Wilson. #136 of 250 copies signed by Asimov and illustrator Gahan Wilson 60 pp plus author information and the limitation page. ISBN: 0-89296040X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket in a fine slipcase.

    Book ID: 70829
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  • THE LOVE BEGGARS: Poems 1995-2004. by Attie, Michael.
    Attie, Michael.
    THE LOVE BEGGARS: Poems 1995-2004.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers.

    Los Angeles: Neon Buddha Press, (2004). First edition - The second book of poems by Attie, who has been a student of Zen, Vipassana and Advaita for over 40 years. 86 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated stapled gray wrappers (address label on first page)

    Book ID: 88412
    Keywords: buddhism, humor, Poetry
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  • MIDDLE SCHOOL BITES. by Banks, Steven.
    Banks, Steven.
    MIDDLE SCHOOL BITES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Holiday House, (2020). SIGNED first edition - The first book in a humorous new series for older children. "Tom can't help that he's hungry, howling and half dead. Thanks to a series of unfortunate bites, eleven-year old Tom is now part vampire, part werewolf and part zombie - just in time for the first day of middle school." SIGNED by the author on the title page. Illustrated with drawings by Mark Fearing. 295 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 81489
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  • Barnett, Mac, Illustrated by Kevin Cornell.
    COUNT THE MONKEYS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Disney / Hyperion, (2013) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A very humorous counting book, with dangers encountered on every page -from cobra snakes to lumberjacks, all of which get in the way of actually counting the monkeys. Illustrated by Kevin Cornell. SIGNED and DATED in Oct 2013 on the title page by the author, Mac Barnett. Oversized square format, unpaginated. ISBN: 9781423160656.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 58510
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  • TRICKY BUSINESS. by Barry, Dave.
    Barry, Dave.
    TRICKY BUSINESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel by this Pulitzer prize winning journalist and member of the Rock Bottom Remainders, a satire on just about everything in Florida. A hint of the plot as described on the dj flap: 'The 'Extravaganza of the Seas' is a five-thousand-ton cash cow, a top-heavy tub whose sole function is to carry gamblers three miles from the Florida coast, take their money, then bring them back so they can find more money. In the middle of a tropical storm one night, these characters are among the passengers it carries: Fay Benton, a single mom and cocktail waitress desperate for something to go right for once; Johnny and…

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    New York: Putnam, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel by this Pulitzer prize winning journalist and member of the Rock Bottom Remainders, a satire on just about everything in Florida. A hint of the plot as described on the dj flap: 'The 'Extravaganza of the Seas' is a five-thousand-ton cash cow, a top-heavy tub whose sole function is to carry gamblers three miles from the Florida coast, take their money, then bring them back so they can find more money. In the middle of a tropical storm one night, these characters are among the passengers it carries: Fay Benton, a single mom and cocktail waitress desperate for something to go right for once; Johnny and the Contusions, a ship's band with so little talent they are . . . well, the ship's band; Arnold and Phil, two refugees from the Beaux Arts Senior Center; Lou Tarant, a wide, bald man who has killed nine people, though none recently; and an assortment of uglies whose job it is to facilitate the ship's true business, which is money-laundering or drug-smuggling or . . . something.' SIGNED on the title page. 320 pp. ISBN: 0-399-149244.

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    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket (slight spine slant)

    Book ID: 72013
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  • BIG TROUBLE. by Barry, Dave.
    Barry, Dave.
    BIG TROUBLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Florida journalist and humorist's first novel. Stephen King said it was the funniest book he'd read in 40 years; Elmore Leonard said "in 50 years" while Carl Hiaasen called it 'outrageously warped, cheerfully depraved - and harrowingly close to real life in Florida.' SIGNED on the title page. 255 pp. ISBN: 0-739405152.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 42587
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  • TRICKY BUSINESS. by Barry, Dave.
    Barry, Dave.
    TRICKY BUSINESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel by this Pulitzer prize winning journalist and member of the Rock Bottom Remainders, a satire on just about everything in Florida. A hint of the plot as described on the dj flap: 'The 'Extravaganza of the Seas' is a five-thousand-ton cash cow, a top-heavy tub whose sole function is to carry gamblers three miles from the Florida coast, take their money, then bring them back so they can find more money. In the middle of a tropical storm one night, these characters are among the passengers it carries: Fay Benton, a single mom and cocktail waitress desperate for something to go right for once; Johnny and…

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    New York: Putnam, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel by this Pulitzer prize winning journalist and member of the Rock Bottom Remainders, a satire on just about everything in Florida. A hint of the plot as described on the dj flap: 'The 'Extravaganza of the Seas' is a five-thousand-ton cash cow, a top-heavy tub whose sole function is to carry gamblers three miles from the Florida coast, take their money, then bring them back so they can find more money. In the middle of a tropical storm one night, these characters are among the passengers it carries: Fay Benton, a single mom and cocktail waitress desperate for something to go right for once; Johnny and the Contusions, a ship's band with so little talent they are . . . well, the ship's band; Arnold and Phil, two refugees from the Beaux Arts Senior Center; Lou Tarant, a wide, bald man who has killed nine people, though none recently; and an assortment of uglies whose job it is to facilitate the ship's true business, which is money-laundering or drug-smuggling or . . . something.' SIGNED on a blank preliminary page. 320 pp. ISBN: 0-399-149244.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73858
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  • TRICKY BUSINESS. by Barry, Dave.
    Barry, Dave.
    TRICKY BUSINESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel by this Pulitzer prize winning journalist and member of the Rock Bottom Remainders, a satire on just about everything in Florida. A hint of the plot as described on the dj flap: 'The 'Extravaganza of the Seas' is a five-thousand-ton cash cow, a top-heavy tub whose sole function is to carry gamblers three miles from the Florida coast, take their money, then bring them back so they can find more money. In the middle of a tropical storm one night, these characters are among the passengers it carries: Fay Benton, a single mom and cocktail waitress desperate for something to go right for once; Johnny and…

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    New York: Putnam, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel by this Pulitzer prize winning journalist and member of the Rock Bottom Remainders, a satire on just about everything in Florida. A hint of the plot as described on the dj flap: 'The 'Extravaganza of the Seas' is a five-thousand-ton cash cow, a top-heavy tub whose sole function is to carry gamblers three miles from the Florida coast, take their money, then bring them back so they can find more money. In the middle of a tropical storm one night, these characters are among the passengers it carries: Fay Benton, a single mom and cocktail waitress desperate for something to go right for once; Johnny and the Contusions, a ship's band with so little talent they are . . . well, the ship's band; Arnold and Phil, two refugees from the Beaux Arts Senior Center; Lou Tarant, a wide, bald man who has killed nine people, though none recently; and an assortment of uglies whose job it is to facilitate the ship's true business, which is money-laundering or drug-smuggling or . . . something.' SIGNED on the title page. 320 pp. ISBN: 0-399-149244.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 76516
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  • BIG TROUBLE. by Barry, Dave.
    Barry, Dave.
    BIG TROUBLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Florida journalist and humorist's first novel. Stephen King said it was the funniest book he'd read in 40 years; Elmore Leonard said "in 50 years" while Carl Hiaasen called it 'outrageously warped, cheerfully depraved - and harrowingly close to real life in Florida.' SIGNED on the title page. 255 pp. ISBN: 0-739405152.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73859
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  • LUNATICS. by Barry, Dave and Alan Zweibel.
    Barry, Dave and Alan Zweibel.
    LUNATICS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Putnam, (2012). SIGNED first edition - A very funny collaboration between these two authors: "One of them is a bestselling Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist. The other is a winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor. . . What they do form is a writing team of pure comic genius, and they will have you laughing like idiots. Philip Horkman is a happy man-the owner of a pet store called The Wine Shop, and on Sundays a referee for kids' soccer. Jeffrey Peckerman is the sole sane person in a world filled with goddamned jerks and morons, and he's having a really bad day. The two of them are about to collide in a swiftly escalating series of…

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    New York: Putnam, (2012). SIGNED first edition - A very funny collaboration between these two authors: "One of them is a bestselling Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist. The other is a winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor. . . What they do form is a writing team of pure comic genius, and they will have you laughing like idiots. Philip Horkman is a happy man-the owner of a pet store called The Wine Shop, and on Sundays a referee for kids' soccer. Jeffrey Peckerman is the sole sane person in a world filled with goddamned jerks and morons, and he's having a really bad day. The two of them are about to collide in a swiftly escalating series of events that will send them running for their lives, pursued by the police, soldiers, terrorists, subversives, bears, and a man dressed as Chuck E. Cheese." SIGNED by BOTH authors on the title page. 333 pp.

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    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 55033
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  • TRUCKDOGS: A Novel in Four Bites. by Base. Graeme (as told to him by his dog Molly)
    Base. Graeme (as told to him by his dog Molly)
    TRUCKDOGS: A Novel in Four Bites.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Amulet Books (Harry Abrams), (2004) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "It's an animal with an engine. Or is it a car with floppy ears and a wet nose? This is the world of TruckDogs." Illustrated with full color plates. Glossary. INSCRIBED on the half title page and signed by Base with a small drawing and dated in the year of publication. 145 pp. ISBN: 0-810950316.

    Condition: Good only (corners somewhat bumped), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66654
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  • BEAT THE REAPER. by Bazell, Josh.
    Bazell, Josh.
    BEAT THE REAPER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy for the first trade paperback edition.

    New York & Boston: Back Bay Books / Little Brown, (2009). First edition - The author's best-selling and very funny first novel. "Dr Peter Brown is an intern at Manhattan's worst hospital. He has a talent for medicine, a shift from hell, and a past he'd prefer to keep hidden." 304 pp,

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 59171
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  • BEAT THE REAPER. by Bazell, Josh.
    Bazell, Josh.
    BEAT THE REAPER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Back Bay Books / Little Brown, (2009) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's best-selling and very funny first novel. "Dr Peter Brown is an intern at Manhattan's worst hospital. He has a talent for medicine, a shift from hell, and a past he'd prefer to keep hidden." SIGNED on the title page. 304 pp,. ISBN: 978-0316032223.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81223
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  • WILD THING. by Bazell, Josh.
    Bazell, Josh.
    WILD THING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Back Bay Books / Little Brown, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A sequel to BEAT THE REAPER, featuring former hitman Dr. Brnwa, now on the run from the Mob he used to work for. SIGNED on the title page with a stamp reproducing one of the illustrations on the endpapers, and dated in the year of publication. Includes an extensive list of sources. 386 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 978-0316032193.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83107
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  • BEAT THE REAPER. by Bazell, Josh.
    Bazell, Josh.
    BEAT THE REAPER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy for the first trade paperback edition.

    New York & Boston: Back Bay Books / Little Brown, (2009). SIGNED first edition - The author's best-selling and very funny first novel. "Dr Peter Brown is an intern at Manhattan's worst hospital. He has a talent for medicine, a shift from hell, and a past he'd prefer to keep hidden." SIGNED on the title page. 304 pp,

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67068
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  • THE BERENSTAIN'S BABY BOOK. by Berenstain, Stanley and Janice.
    Berenstain, Stanley and Janice.
    THE BERENSTAIN'S BABY BOOK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1951. dj. Hardcover first edition - The true first edition of the Berenstain's first book, a light-hearted but useful guide to living with your new baby, illustrated with their humorous drawings. The Berenstains went on to produce the long-lived and still popular Berenstain Bears series. 92 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in illustrated boards with a cloth spine in a good copy of the uncommon dust jacket. (price-clipped, some sunning and overall edgewear to the dj, short tears and chipping at the ends of the spine, but complete)

    Book ID: 69499
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  • CONFESSIONS OF A PRETTY LADY. by Bernhard, Sarah.
    Bernhard, Sarah.
    CONFESSIONS OF A PRETTY LADY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Comedian's first book - "sophisticated, sardonic, and witty" - part memoir, part witty commentary on modern life. Photographs. 133 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0159294.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (sunning to spine of dj.)

    Book ID: 57353
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  • LIGHTNING INSIDE YOU and Other Native American Riddles. by Bierhorst, John, editor. Louise Brierley, illustrator
    Bierhorst, John, editor. Louise Brierley, illustrator
    LIGHTNING INSIDE YOU and Other Native American Riddles.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of 140 Native American riddles translated from 20 different languages, edited and with an introduction by John Bierhorst. Illustrated with black and white drawings by Louise Brierley. Includes a list of who the riddlers are and sources. 106 pp. ISBN: 0-688095828.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 86463
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  • CROUTONS ON A COW PIE, Volume II: Cowboy Poetry. by Black, Baxter.
    Black, Baxter.
    CROUTONS ON A COW PIE, Volume II: Cowboy Poetry.

    Edition: First edition.

    Denver: Coyote Cowboy Company; Record Stockman Press, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Poetry and cowboy humor, illustrated throughout with black and white drawings and cartoons by Bob Black, Don Gill, David Holl and Charlie Marsh. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper and dated 1995. Two tickets to "Baxter Black Live" in 1995 stapled to title page. Large format. Notes about the artists. 201 pp. ISBN: 0-939343126.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fair dustjacket (some dampstaining to the lower part of the dj, not affecting the book itself).

    Book ID: 66807
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  • THE VIRGIN OF WAIKIKI. A Torrid Tragedy of the Tropics. by Blanding, Don.
    Blanding, Don.
    THE VIRGIN OF WAIKIKI. A Torrid Tragedy of the Tropics.

    Edition: First trade edition, and first with these illustrations.

    New York: Henry M. Snyder, (1933.). Hardcover - Illustrated by A. B. Butler, Jr. Unpaginated, a small slender volume.

    Condition: Near fine in red boards with yellow panel on front cover (gift inscription dated Christmas 1946), lacking the dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52300
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  • I WANT TO BE WHERE THE NORMAL PEOPLE ARE. by Bloom, Rachel.
    Bloom, Rachel.
    I WANT TO BE WHERE THE NORMAL PEOPLE ARE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2020). First edition - A collection of essays -plus a few drawings and poems - on insecurity, fame and anxiety. 280 pp. Publisher's letter laid in.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 81228
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  • Bott, Elizabeth (Illustrated by Guido Frosini and Alessandra Cecchetti.)
    VINNIE IN FRANCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Vineberg, CA: Pageturner Books, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED by the author and both illustrators on the front endpaper, with the words "Best Wishes." Vinnie the cat has some wild and crazy adventures in France. Map, colorfully illustrated. A title in the Laugh and Learn Travel Series. Oblong format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-970467818.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards, no dj.

    Book ID: 37211
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  • THE BOOKSELLER'S ADVICE. by Breitner, Sue (illustrated by Jane Chambliss-Rigie.)
    Breitner, Sue (illustrated by Jane Chambliss-Rigie.)
    THE BOOKSELLER'S ADVICE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1981.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Charming story of a bookseller who has read every book in his shop and shares his wisdom with all the villagers who come in - until he begins to lose his hearing, which causes him to mistake one word for another, with some humorous results in the advice he gives. Duotone illustrations by Jane Chambliss-Rigie. Unpaginated, slightly oversized. ISBN: 0-670-181390.

    Condition: Very near fine in a good only dust jacket (fading to spine of dj, tears on front cover, creasing, small chip.)

    Book ID: 51192
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  • LINES OF ENQUIRY and Other Literary Oddities. by Brett, Simon.
    Brett, Simon.
    LINES OF ENQUIRY and Other Literary Oddities.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    West Sussex, UK: Frith House, (2002). SIGNED first edition - Brett returns to verse in this play, a parody of police procedurals, written to show that "mystery fiction can be fun!" SIGNED on the title page. 88 pp plus a 2 pp list of his books. ISBN: 0-953841014.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 86606
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  • A CRIME IN RHYME and Other Mysterious Fragments. by Brett, Simon.
    Brett, Simon.
    A CRIME IN RHYME and Other Mysterious Fragments.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    West Sussex, UK: Frith House, (2000). SIGNED first edition - In this slim book, Brett fills in "a few gaps in the world of mystery fiction. During the Golden Age of crime, when murders were decorously perpetrated at country house weekend parties and investigated by impossibly learned aristocratic sleuths, nobody took the trouble to write a whodunnit in verse. Simon Brett remedies that. Also, regretting the fact that Jane Austen, T S Eliot and Dylan Thomas never found the time to write crime novels, Simon Brett does the job for them." Also included is a "cancelled draft of Agatha Christie's will and a missing chapter from Charles Dickens' Edwin Drood." SIGNED on the title page. 81 pp. plus a 2 pp list of his books. ISBN: 0-953841006.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 86605
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  • THERE'S PIPPINS AND CHEESE TO COME. by Brooks, Charles S.
    Brooks, Charles S.
    THERE'S PIPPINS AND CHEESE TO COME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New Haven & London: Yale University Press / Oxford University Press, 1917. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of humorous essays, some on food, as the title implies, but many of family, friends and also on books and readers, including a delightful one on buying old books. SIGNED by the author on a blank prelim. Illustrated with drawings by Theodore Diedricksen, Jr. 139 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in tan boards with hubbed dark brown cloth spine and corners, paper labels on spine (some pages still unopened.)

    Book ID: 41653
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