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Image for The Hook / A Picture Book for Adults / Its Application to Others and to Ourselves / A Handbook for Mental Mechanics.

The Hook / A Picture Book for Adults / Its Application to Others and to Ourselves / A Handbook for Mental Mechanics.

By: Bridgman, L.J.

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Boston: Small, Maynard & Company:

Seller ID: dgvl180226a


1st ed., 16mo, ¼ cloth, illustrated boards. undated; circa 1910. Scarce adult title by the popular children’s book author/illustrator. Illustrated verses on a variety of subjects where people ‘get the hook.’ No copies on the net, only three in OCLC. A fair-good copy: heavily rubbed on corners, moderate surface wear, small ink mark on back cover. Text block clean and unmarked but lightly shaken at hinges. View more info

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Golf, the Book of a Thousand Chuckles: The Famous Golf Cartoons

By: Briggs, Clare

Price: $275.00

Publisher: NY, Chicago, P. F. Volland: 1918

Seller ID: 022024


1st ed., oblong 4to, ½ green cloth, illustrated boards. Briggs’ classic work on the joys and frustrations of the sport, most of which had been previously published in the New York Herald-Tribune. Very good: Externally very clean with rubbed corners, edges; spine a bit loose; front hinge lightly cracked. Interior clean and bright with no foxing. Notoriously prone to wear, a very nice copy. View more info

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e Vere's Negro Sketches and Endmen's Gags

By: De Vere, William

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Charles T. Powner Co: 1946

Seller ID: 111511


The 1946 reprint of a minstrel book first published in 1924. Fine copy; no chops or tears -- just some very light age-toning to the news pulp pages. View more info

Devere's Negro Sketches / Recitations and End-Men's Gags

By: Devere, William

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Charles T. Powner: 1946

Seller ID: 111102


1946 reprint of a book first issued in 1924. 8vo illustrated wrappers. 130 pp. A collection of minstrel gags, jokes, and speeches 'adapted to the use of amateurs and professionals.' Fine copy; no chips or tears - mild age-toning to the news pulp pages. View more info

Image for  Original Manuscript, with the author’s signature at end for the story “The Waterloo of Fido”.

Original Manuscript, with the author’s signature at end for the story “The Waterloo of Fido”.

By: Hastings, Wells

Price: $250.00

Publisher: n.p.: n.d. [1922]

Seller ID: k180226k


Original Manuscript, with the author’s signature at end for the story “The Waterloo of Fido”. Manuscript of about 1400 words, written in ink on seventeen 12mo leaves. [Appears to be unpublished.] Loose sheets, enclosed in 12mo cloth envelope case; some leaves lightly soiled. Hastings was the co-author of the 1911 novel “The Professor’s Mystery” and a contributor to the 1922 anthology the Best American Humorous Short Stories [“Gideon”]. He also had a shor... View more info

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The Wit and Wisdom of Mae West

By: Weintraub, Joseph (ed.)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1967

Seller ID: g1002


1st ed., inscribed by Mae West on half-title. A collection of West's quotations and aphorisms, illustrated with photographs. View more info