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Humor and Satire

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Humor and Satire

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1 Barry, Dave Big Trouble
NY: Putnam 1999 0399145672 / 9780399145674 
First edition, UNCORRECTED PROOF copy. The Pulitzer Prize winning humorist's first novel, Barry takes on friend Carl Hiaasen on his own Florida turf. Outrageous! A fine copy in wraps. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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2 Batchelor, John Calvin, and Craig McNeer, Editors Oscar Wilde's Guide to Modern Living
NY: Doubleday 1996 0-385-48179-9 / 9780385481793 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
First printing. Collects hundreds of the writer's pithiest utterances and epigrams in a collection of late nineteenth-century wisdom that has an uncanny relevance for our modern times. Fine in fine dust jacket. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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3 Block, Lawrence Ronald Rabbit is a Dirty Old Man
NY: Bernard Geis Associates 1971 0870350277 / 9780870350276 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Good 
First edition. A near fine copy in a good dust jacket with two closed tears and some internal staining (better than it sounds; still looks nice in mylar). Block's uproarious and infamous cult novel. His jacket credit reads: "Lawrence Block, shown on the back jacket pretending to read a filthy book to his two innocent children, has written several novels under various aliases, low ceilings and threats of exposure. He divides his time between a New York apartment and a farm in New Jersey, and his activities in both places are too nefarious to contemplate. However, any resemblance between Lawrence Block, author, and Laurence Clarke, hero of RONALD RABBIT IS A DIRTY OLD MAN, is entirely." 
Price: 100.00 USD
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4 Block, Lawrence Ronald Rabbit is a Dirty Old Man
NY: Bernard Geis Associates 1971 0870350277 / 9780870350276 Hard Cover Very Near Fine Near Fine 
First edition. A very near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with a 1/2" closed tear and a touch of fade to the spine -- still looks great in mylar. Block's uproarious and infamous cult novel. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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5 Condon, Richard Prizzi's Glory
NY: Dutton 1988 0525246894 / 9780525246893 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
First printing. "The Final Triumphant Prizzi Novel," until Prizzi's Money, that is. This is the only of the Prizzi sequels that is the equal of the original; a wicked delight, highly recommended. Fine in fine dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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6 Corey, Mary F. The World Through a Monocle: The New Yorker at Midcentury
Cumbreland, Rhode Island, U.S.A. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press 1999 0674961935 / 9780674961937 First Edition Hard Cover 
First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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7 Crumb, Robert (R.) Le Monde Selon Crumb / The World According to Crumb
Angouleme, France: Centre National De La Bande Dessinee et De L'image (C.N.B.D.I.) 1992 2907848038 / 9782907848039 Pictorial Wraps As New As New 
First Edition. 10" x 7" Softcover, white wraps printed in black (the French cover), in full color dust jacket (English cover). Illustrated in b/w. 64 pages. Published in conjunction with the 1992 European museum exhibition. Text includes a biography, interview, and bibliography, in both English and French. Very Fine (as new), in like dust jacket. Scarce. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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R. Crumb Checklist of Works and Criticism, Fiene, Donald M.
8 Fiene, Donald M. R. Crumb Checklist of Works and Criticism
Cambridge, MA: Boatner Norton Press 1981 0960665404 / 9780960665402 Hard Cover Fine Fine 
First edition, DJ. One of a very small number of hardcovers issued. Illustrated with Crumb drawings, many previously unpublished; includes a 4-page color spread. Full indexes covering every aspect of Crumb to date: his complete published works, periodicals, comic books, fanzines, tabloids, books, translations and foreign publications. Chapters cover anthologies containing Crumb's work for American Greetings Corp., juvenalia, shows and exhibitions, records and record covers, as well as graphics of, writings about, and reviews of his work. Pages have the inevitable toning; tiny nick to jacket, else a very fine copy in very fine dust jacket, truly in exceptional condition. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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9 Fitzhugh, Bill The Organ Grinders
New York, NY, U.S.A. Morrow/Avon 1998 0-380-97651-X / 9780380976515 First Edition Hard Cover Very Near Fine Near Fine Signed by Author
First printing. Fitzhugh's second novel is a wacky send-up of gene-splicing and organ transplants. PRESENTATION COPY, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR: "By the way, take care of your liver - there's a shortage." A Very Near Fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with a 1/2" closed tear at the head of the spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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10 Fowler, Alfred The Curiosities of Kissing
Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co. 1905 First Edition Decorative Cloth Very Good 
First printing. Fully illustrated, including 16 plates of famous kisses past and "present." "Wit and Humor, Story and Anecdote on Kisses, Kissers, and Kissing." Quite a scarce book. Spine ends just beginning to fray, a few spots of soil to the covers (mostly to the back). About Very Good. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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11 Fraser, George MacDonald Black Ajax
NY: Carroll & Graf 1997 0-7867-0553-1 / 9780786705535 Hard Cover Fine Fine 
First edition. Remainder swipe to bottom edge, else fine in fine dust jacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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12 Hecht, Ben A Guide for the Bedevilled
NY: Scribners 1944 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
No edition stated. A near fine copy in a very good dust jacket with some chipping. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 Hiaasen, Carl Native Tongue
NY: Alfred A. Knopf 1991 0394587960 / 9780394587967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Fine Very Fine 
First printing, with the First Edition slug on the copyright page as called for. Hiaasen writing at his peak. A Very Fine copy in like dust jacket. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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14 Hiaasen, Carl Skin Tight
NY: Putnam's 1989 0399134891 / 9780399134890 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
First printing, with complete number line as called for. A Fine copy in like dust jacket with intact price. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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15 Hiaasen, Carl; Diane Stevenson (editor) Kick Ass: Selected Columns of Carl Hiaasen
Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida 1999 0813017173 / 9780813017174 First Edition Hard Cover Very Near Fine Very Near Fine 
First printing, with complete number line as called for. Just very minor shelf wear keeps it from being truly fine. A Very Near Fine copy in like dust jacket. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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16 Hiaasen, Carl; Stevenson, Diane (Editor) Paradise Screwed: Selected Columns of Carl Hiaasen
NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons 2001 0399147918 / 9780399147913 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
First printing. Remainder mark to bottom of text block. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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17 Idle, Eric The Road to Mars: A Post-Modern Novel
NY: Pantheon 1999 037540340X / 9780375403408 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New 
First printing. By the former Pythonite and author of "Hello, Sailor!" Very fine in very fine dust jacket. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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18 Jones, Terry Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic
New York, NY, U.S.A. Harmony Books 1997 0-609-60103-2 / 9780609601037 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
First printing (USA). What a combo: Monty Python's Terry Jones adapts a story line by Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy's Douglas Adams! Extraterrestrial silliness abounds on "the ship that cannot possibly go wrong." A fine copy in fine dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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19 Leonard, Elmore Get Shorty
NY: Delacorte 1990 0385301413 / 9780385301411 First Edition Original Wraps Fine None Issued Signed by Author
First printing. SIGNED BY ELMORE LEONARD on the title page, signature only (not personalized to anyone). ADVANCE READING COPY, distributed to participants of the ABA (American Booksellers Association) and not for sale. Made into the hit film starring John Travolta, Rene Russo, and Danny DeVito. Fine in pictorial wraps. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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20 Lord Gilhooley The God Yutzo of 763 B.C.
NY: Frederick Stokes 1896 
Stated fourth printing. Bizarre book, bound in loose sackcloth over boards, containing the epigrams of a Confucius-like statue as told to the author. Must be seen to be believed. A very good copy. "The man who gives himself airs, deals in a cheap commodity." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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