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1 (Ade, George). Coyle, Lee GEORGE ADE
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1964). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in a lightly rubbed, price-clipped dust jacket. 
A retrospective on the writings of the New York literary celebrity whose syndicated stories earned him millions of readers. Full of previously unpublished letters and other material available only in manuscript. Twayne's United States Authors Series #63 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 (Faulkner, William). Fowler, Doreen and Abadie, Ann J. FAULKNER & HUMOR: Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 1984
Jackson and London: University Press of Mississippi, (1986). 087805281X / 9780878052813 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Corner tips very lightly bumped, in transit, else a fine copy in silver-stamped lilac cloth, in photo-pictorial dust jacket. Unopened in the publisher's shrinkwrap. 
Thirteen papers from the Eleventh Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference on Faulknerian humor--a topic the editors think has been seriously neglected. Included: a piece by Barry Hannah and "Faulkner Reads the Funny Papers" by M. Thomas Inge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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3 (Keillor, Garrison). Scholl, Peter A. GARRISON KEILLOR
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1993). 0805739874 / 9780805739879 Second printing. Twayne's United States Authors Series #624. Hardcover. Near fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. Notes, bibliography, index; 258 pages. 
Critical study of the radio bard, humorist, author, and creator of A Prairie Home Companion. Scholl "follows chronologically the dual career of Garrison Keillor...exploring the Minnesotan's double mastery of the arts of storytelling and writing." 
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4 (Rogers, Will). Rollins, Peter C. WILL ROGERS: A Biobibliography
Westport, Connecticut/London: Greenwood Press, (1984). 0313226334 / 9780313226335 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in tan cloth with black stamping; no dust jacket, as issued.a solid biography of the entertainer-philosopher. 
"Solid biography" with "reference material, ranging from a filmography and an annotated radio log to a comprehensive bibliography, a listing of available commercial recordings, and a detailed description of the major archival holdings."--Choice. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 (Shakespeare, William). Blatty, William Peter I, BILLY SHAKESPEARE!
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company , Inc., 1965. First edition. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, in a very lightly rubbed illustrated dust jacket with artwork by Victoria Chess. A nice example. 
A ghostly Bard of Avon holds forth on the authorship question, and makes a number of other provocative revelations; slender bit of high-toned drollery from the future author of THE EXORCIST. Immeasurably enhanced by Chess' cheeky and irreverent sketches. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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6 (Wodehouse, P.G.) Connolly, Joseph P.G. WODEHOUSE
(London): Thames and Hudson, (1987). 0500274665 / 9780500274668 First edition thus with revisions. Fine in glossy color-pictorial wraps. Quarto. 160 pages; indexed. 
A celebration of the creator of Jeeves and Bertie Wooster with liberal quotations from his letters and short extracts from his novels, augmented by 104 photographic illustrations. This literary biography contains a complete annotated bibliography of PGW. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 (Wodehouse, P.G.) Day, Barry & Tony Ring P.G. WODEHOUSE: In His Own Words
Woodstock & New York: The Overlook Press, (2003). 1585673935 / 9781585673933 Reprint. A volume in Overlook's splendid The Collector's Wodehouse. Hardcover. Fine, a new book; in a fine, new, illustrated dust jacket, with the distinctive jacket art of Andrzej Klimowski. 
Beautifully illustrated and full of the brilliant wordplay and hilarity that characterize Wodehouse's novels, stories, letters, and nonfiction, this is the perfect companion to Overlook's sumptuous Wodehouse collection. Octavo. 300 pages. 
Price: 23.95 USD
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8 (Wodehouse, P.G.) Gould, Charles E., Jr. THE TOAD AT HARROW: P.G. Wodehouse in Perspective
London: (James H. Heineman), 1982. 0870081020 / 9780870081026 First edition. One of 500 copies printed. Fine in printed, stapled wraps. 10-page chapbook. Quarto. 
Number Three in a series of monographs on P.G. Wodehouse. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 (Wodehouse, P.G.) Green, Benny P.G. WODEHOUSE: A Literary Biography
New York, New York: The Rutledge Press, (1981). 0831768630 / 9780831768638 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild age-toning to endsheets, else fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows mild age-toning, light edgewear. 256 pages, including index. 
"Green chronicles the events that influenced his life, as well as the likes and dislikes that characterized Wodehouse, by exploring his stories and explaining the various fictionalized characters in relation to their real life counterparts." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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New York: J.H. Heineman, Inc., 1990. 0870080741 / 9780870080746 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in plum binding with gilt lettering and rules; no dust jacket, as issued. Still in publisher's shrinkwrap. 

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11 (Wodehouse, P.G.). Usborne, Richard PLUM SAUCE: A P.G. Wodehouse Companion
Woodstock & New York: The Overlook Press, (2003). 1585674419 / 9781585674411 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in two-tone gray-over-black boards, with silver spine lettering and publisher's emblem blind embossed to front; in a fine, as-new, illustrated dust jacket. Short quarto. 
"An illuminating study for Wodehouse fans. The tone is light, the analysis at one with the comic spirit. Usborne, in literary terms, is a worthy manservant to his master."--The Scotsman. With 74 b&w illustrations. 232 pages. 
Price: 27.95 USD
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12 (Wodehouse, P.G.). Usborne, Richard THE PENGUIN WODEHOUSE COMPANION
(London): Penguin Books, (1988). 0140111654 / 9780140111651 First edition, first printing: a trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Short tear to lower front cover, repaired with cello-tape, owner's name to inside cover, mild spine crease, textblock lightly tanned: a very good plus copy in slick illustrated wraps with cartoon of Wodehouse by David Low. 
Comprises material from Usborne's WODEHOUSE AT WORK and A WODEHOUSE COMPANION. 273 pages, plus ads. Indexed. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 Ade, George FATHER AND THE BOYS: A Comedy-Drama
New York: Samuel French Publisher, (1924). First edition: French's Standard Library; in stapled wraps. This 1923 revised version is the play's first published appearance; $.75 cover price. Discreet owner label to inside cover (which has faintly offset to the title-page), bookstore label to front cover, else nearly fine, with the printed covers showing some inevitable edgewear and nicking, as the covers are trimmed longer than the textblock. 
First produced on Broadway in 1908, the popular Ade comedy's 1915 film adaptation (shot by Edward Ullmann) marked the feature film debut of Lon Chaney as "Tuck" Bartholomew, "Apostle of Manly Sport." Remade in 1931 as a vehicle for Will Rogers. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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14 Ade, George THE COUNTY CHAIRMAN: A Comedy Drama
New York: Samuel French Publisher, (1924). First edition: French's Standard Library; in stapled wraps. This 1923 revised version is the play's first published appearance; $.75 cover price. Previous owner's discreet name label to inside cover (which has faintly offset to the title-page), else a near fine copy with the printed covers showing some inevitable edgewear and nicking, as the covers are trimmed longer than the textblock. 
The Aesop of Indiana (FABLES IN SLANG) was also a hugely successful Broadway playwright, and THE COUNTY CHAIRMAN ran 222 performances in its initial run in 1903-04. Filmed in 1935 with Will Rogers, Louise Dresser, Mickey Rooney, Stepin Fetchit. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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15 Albee, George Sumner THE BOYS
New York: Ballantine Books, (1957). B0006AV274 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Light crease to spine, a hint of wear, else fine, in blue cloth with silver lettering and rules; in an age-toned, price-clipped, near fine illustrated dust jacket that shows some minor nicking, a hint of soiling. Jacket by J. Zabinsky. 
"A magnificent job...a gentle, rueful, humorous, reflective book."--Bentz Plageman. Comic coming-of-age tale in a scarce Ballantine hardcover. Contrary to Ballantine's practice at the time, no simultaneous paperback was issued. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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16 Ald, Roy THE HAPPY DOG COOKBOOK: Creative Cookery For Your Favorite Canine
New York: An Essandess Special Edition, 1968. First Edition: Paperback Original. #10252. Mass market paperback. Minor creases and edge wear, otherwise a very good copy in pictorial wraps. 
Laugh all the way to the kitchen with cookbook of easy to fix recipes guaranteed to tempt the canine palate. Includes a special section on diet dishes. Illustrated by Randall Enos. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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(Toronto): McClelland and Stewart, (1984). 0771001274 / 9780771001277 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Lower spine edge mildly rubbed, else near fine in brown cloth with gilt titles to the spine; in a near fine dust jacket with tiny tears to the lower spine edge. 
The Oscar-nominated and Gold Globe Award winning screenwriter of "Lies My Father Told Me", offers a similar witty style with "this marvelously funny novel about lowlife in Montreal in the 1930s"--Robert Weaver. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 Allen, Steve THE WAKE
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1972. 0385076088 / 9780385076081 First edition. This copy has been inscribed and SIGNED by Steve Allen to the front endpaper. Hardcover. Production glue discoloration to the rear hinge, else near fine in blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine; in dust jacket with tiny tears to the spine ends. 
Drawn from real-life experiences, this humorous, yet sad novel features Jack--a Boston writer/journalist. Steve Allen, comedian, talk show pioneer, author, and composer/lyricist, passed away October 30th, 2000. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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19 Anderson, Poul & Dickson, Gordon EARTHMAN'S BURDEN
New York: Gnome Press, Inc., (1957). First edition: later state binding, full grey cloth, lettered in red to the spine. Hardcover. Expected tanning to textblock, darkening at the margins, else a clean, near fine copy in an age-toned, illustrated dust jacket--with Edd Cartier's ''Hoka'' portraits black against a pink background. Black-and-white frontis for each story also by Cartier. 
Story collection about a race of Teddy Bear aliens whose vivid imaginations transport them into pastiche adventures--inviting the larking authors to spoof: TV space shows, the French Foreign Legion, Sherlock Holmes, Don Juan, pirates, and the Wild West! 
Price: 75.00 USD
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20 Anderson, William C. THE APOPLECTIC PALM TREE or The Happy Happening Among Blacks and Whites at the Greater Mount Moriah Solid Rock True Holiness Baptist Church and Funeral Parlor
New York: Crown, (1969). B0006CF4LC First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A nearly fine copy in turquoise cloth lettered in gilt to the spine; in a pictorial dust jacket that shows some age-toning, particularly to spine panel, and some mild edgewear and rubbing. 
Civil rights novel about helicopter pilot Jerry Garrison, who decides to help realize a black Air Force buddy's dream of building a movie theatre in Watts. By the late author of BAT-21, THE GOONEY BIRD, PENELOPE, THE TWO-TON ALBATROSS, and ADAM M-1. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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