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MERE ANARCHY., Allen, Woody.
1 Allen, Woody. MERE ANARCHY.
New York Random House 2007 1400066417 / 9781400066414 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
160 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "Here, in his first collection since his three hilarious classics 'Getting Even', 'Without Feathers', and 'Side Effects', Woody Allen has managed to write a book that not only answers the most profound questions of human existence but is also the perfect size to place under any short table leg to prevent wobbling. 'I awoke Friday, and because the universe is expanding it took me longer than usual to find my robe,' he explains in a piece on physics called 'Strung Out'. In other flights of inspirational sanity we are introduced to a cast of characters only Allen could imagine: Jasper Nutmeat, Flanders Mealworm, and the independent film mogul E. Coli Biggs, just to name a few. Whether he is writing about art, sex, food, or crime ('Pugh has been a policeman as far back as he can remember. His father was a notorious bank robber, and the only way Pugh could get to spend time with him was to apprehend him'), he is explosively funny. In 'This Nib for Hire,' a Hollywood bigwig comes across an author's book in a little country store and describes it in a way that aptly captures this magnificent volume: 'Actually,' the producer says, 'I'd never seen a book remaindered in the kindling section before'." Minor rubbing on boards. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BARBED LYRES:  CANADIAN VENOMOUS VERSE., Atwood, Margaret, foreword.  (Tom Denholm, Glen Stone, Denis Woollings, Brian Davis, Gerry MacIntosh, Pierre Berton, Robertson Davies, Hoard Engel, Tomson Highway, Dennis Lee, Robert Priest, al Purdy, Charles Pachter, Mavor Moore, Don Harron, et al.)
2 Atwood, Margaret, foreword. (Tom Denholm, Glen Stone, Denis Woollings, Brian Davis, Gerry MacIntosh, Pierre Berton, Robertson Davies, Hoard Engel, Tomson Highway, Dennis Lee, Robert Priest, al Purdy, Charles Pachter, Mavor Moore, Don Harron, et al.) BARBED LYRES: CANADIAN VENOMOUS VERSE.
Toronto Key Porter 1990 1550132520 / 9781550132526 First Edition Very Good Very Good Aislin (Terry Mosher). 
112 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations by political cartoonist Aislin. "(W)inning entries and special celebrity submissions from a nationwide contest for satircal verse (judged by) author Margaret Atwood, columnist Allan Fotheringham and songwriter Nancy White. Over 100 of the best entries are featured. Also included are poems submitted by invitation from: Pierre Berton, Robertson Davies, Howard Engel, Don Harron, Tomson Highway, Dennis Lee, Mavor Moore, Susan Musgrave, Eric Nichol, Charles Pachter, Robert Priest, Al Purdy, Erika Ritter, Robin Skelton, et al." A 1/2" dia raised area under the front pastedown endpaper - causes a same size shallow dent in first few pages. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of front flap-fold and top of front hinge, minor edge wrinkling at top of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Bangs, John Kendrick. MR BONAPARTE OF CORSICA.
Mississauga, Ontario Poniard 1996 0968087515 / 9780968087510 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good+ H.W. McVickar. 
265 pp, 7" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w humorous drawings by H.W. McVickar. A comic biography of Napoleon from infancy in Corsica to his new emperorship in Hades. Interior - clean and tight with no previous owner ship marks. Exterior - minor soiling on rear cover, slight soiling to edges of textblock. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
4 Belloc, H. (Hilaire). A MORAL ALPHABET. IN WORDS FROM ONE TO SEVEN SYLLABLES.
London Gerald Duckworth 1950 Reprint. Good+ No Jacket B.T.B. 
63 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H) - black lettering on spine and front board, black and dark green illustration on front board. B&w illustrations. A comic alphabet in rhyme. Interior - very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - browning to covers - slightly darker on spine, very small light red stain on front hinge, light soiling lines down rear board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CAUTIONARY TALES AND OTHER VERSES., Belloc, Hilaire.
5 Belloc, Hilaire. CAUTIONARY TALES AND OTHER VERSES.
London Folio Society 1997 Very Good Posy Simmonds. 
160 pp, 9" H. Olive green cloth printed with a design by Posy Simmonds in red, yellow, black & white, yellow endpapers, bright red slipcase. Eight full-page colour illustrations (including frontispiece) plus numerous b&w drawings. Contents: Cautionary Tales for Children; New Cautionary Tales; The Bad Child's Book of Beasts; More Beasts for Worse Children; More Peers; A Moral Alphabet; Ladies and Gentlemen; The Modern Traveller. Light wear at top of spine, very light wear at corners, very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Slipcase has minor rubbing/soiling on one side panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE MERRY MARINERS.  HUMOROUS NAVAL SKETCHES., Beuttler, E.G.O., Lieut., R.N.V.R.
6 Beuttler, E.G.O., Lieut., R.N.V.R. THE MERRY MARINERS. HUMOROUS NAVAL SKETCHES.
London United Newspapers Good- E.G.O. Beuttler. 
40 pp, 10 5/8" H. Full page b&w & sepiatone cartoons, b&w advertisements on insides of covers. Colour advertisement for Fry's Cocoa by Ernest Noble, dated '14, on rear cover. No date, but First World War era. Interior - light handling wrinkles on pages, corner crease and tear on first page - old tape. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear, light rubbing and soiling - mainly on rear cover, several creases on front cover - some migrate into pages, bookstore stamp on front cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
7 Braithwaite, Max. McGRUBER'S FOLLY.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1981 0771016131 / 9780771016134 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ David Shaw cover art. 
220 pp, 8 5/8" H. "McGruber is a retired detective with everything a man could want - a home in the Muskoka woods, a charming wife, good health and two grandchildren. But McGruber is restless - and stirred to dream of something more - of palm trees and surf, of yachts and fast cars, of young women with unlined faces and eager bodies. And then, in a flash, (he) realizes it doesn't have to be a dream. It can all be his - but only if he can pull of the Perfect Crime. This is the beginning of a rollicking, non-stop escapade that introduces the hapless McGruber to a world of deception and devious characters - and an insurance investigator who hires (him) to solve his own crime." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flsp-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Brough, James. THE DOG WHO LIVES AT THE WALDORF.
Boston Little Brown 1964 First Edition Very Good Very Good Vasiliu. 
69 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). Color endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Sir Galahad of Riversville lives on the thirty-ninth floor of the Waldorf Towers, overlooking Madison Avenue, the pigeons and the Hudson River. He is the bachelor half of a family of two, an arrangement made quite legal by the fact that Sir Galahad is, as his 'Ever Loving' tactfully explains, a member of the 'canis sapiens', in other words, a dog. It is his canine journal of seven days at the Waldorf which makes up this delightful book." Small bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor soiling on rear panel, one tiny closed tear, a few minor rub marks, light browning on spine . 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
9 Davidson, Eric. V FOR SCHWEIK. TEN STORIES OF WORLD WAR II.
London Warner 1996 075151621X / 9780751516210 Very Good+ 
225 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H). "Eric Davidson's second chapter in the age of Schweik - the era when the ordinary squaddie could, through a bit of earthy judgement and a lot of divine luck, bungle his way through World War II - safe in the knowledge that the enemy would have it own ration of Schweiks, similar common men like himself caught up in forces beyond their making or control. Men for whom war 'like life, was all make-do and mend, try all and error'. 'V for Schweik' celebrates the role of these Schweik-successors in a splendid new selection of tales. Covering the period from D-Day to VE Day, involving the valorous activities of men like Magna Carter, Heavy Wates and Huckleberry Flynn, these ten stories salute the spirit of the legendary Good Soldier with great energy and humour; tales often taller than tall, but always honouring the essential Schweikness of their heroes." Interior - tiny pen correction to typo in foreward, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny soft corner crease. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
10 Davies, Russell. (Ronald Searle.) RONALD SEARLE: A BIOGRAPHY.
London Sinclair-Stevenson 1990 1856190048 / 9781856190046 First Edition Very Good Very Good Ronald Searle. 
192 pp, 4to (11 1/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs and reproductions. "Born in 1920 in Cambridge, (Ronald Searle) became a regular contributor to the Cambridge Daily News in 1935, financed his own night-school studies in drawing and won an art-school scholarship. The war shattered the university-town idyll. In 1942 Searle was captured by the Japanese at Singapore and later put to work on the terrible 'Death Railway' from Siam to Burma. His remarkable eye-witness drawings, achieved with very scant materials, constitute a uniquely important documentary record of the horrors of those times. The post-war years found him in London. As creator of St Trinian's and delineator of Nigel Molesworth, he was a feted London celebrity in the Fifties. His tremendous appetite for work did not, however, save him from involvement in some peculiar situations. Searle's participation in the 1956 Suez Affair,detailed here for the first time, is one of the book's many surprises. In 1961, (he) abandoned the life he had built, moved to France and started again. Living with his second wife in a remote village in Haute-Provence, he has continued to delight and disturb the world with a stream of images that mocks with the best intentions: to make people laugh, and to entice them, through their laughter, to share his own critical vision of the world. Ronald Searle allowed Russell Davies special access to his archive, and has approved the selection of his work that helps to tell his story." 1" split in cloth at bottom of front hinge, very small bump at top corner of boards. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor browning at top edge. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE PICKWICK PAPERS.  (THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB.), Dickens, Charles.  (Boz.)
11 Dickens, Charles. (Boz.) THE PICKWICK PAPERS. (THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB.)
London Collins Clear-Type Press Very Good 
816 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. Dickens' first novel, following "Sketches by Boz". A group of sporting gentlemen range around England by coach, meeting unique characters and getting into unusual situations. The book introduces the popular figure Sam Weller, the fixer/servant to Mr. Pickwick, a wealthy, retiree and president of the Club. Minor colour loss on front pastedown, minor wear at corners of covers, very minor wear at top of spine. Slipcase has moderate edge/corner wear, loss of paper at top/bottom rear edges, light rubbing on panels. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A DOG DAY, OR THE ANGEL IN THE HOUSE., Emanuel, Walter.
12 Emanuel, Walter. A DOG DAY, OR THE ANGEL IN THE HOUSE.
London Eel Pie 1980 0906008204 / 9780906008201 Facsimile Reprint Very Good Cecil Aldin 
Unpaginated, 6 1/2" H. Cloth spine, illustrated covers. One day in the life of a rather rambunctious dog, done in the form of diary, i.e. "3.47 to 4.0. Another attempt to kill rug. Would have done it this time, had not that odious Aunt Brown come in and interfered. I did not say anything, but gave her such a look, as much to say, 'I'll do for you one day.' I think she understood. 4.0 to 5.15. Slept." Text pages alternate with full page illustrations - b&w on yellow/tan background. Book slightly cocked, one tiny corner bump, minor wear on bottom edges and at corners. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THISTLEDOWN:  A BOOK OF SCOTCH HUMOUR, CHARACTER, FOLK-LORE, STORY & ANECDOTE., Ford, Robert.
13 Ford, Robert. THISTLEDOWN: A BOOK OF SCOTCH HUMOUR, CHARACTER, FOLK-LORE, STORY & ANECDOTE.
Toronto Bell & Cockburn Hard Cover Very Good- No Jacket John Duncan. 
463 pp, 8 1/4" H. No date, c1913. Medium brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering & decoration on front board, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. 16 illustrations - 8 tissue-covered tipped in colour plates on heavy stock with captions plus 8 b&w plates - all present. Chapter headings: The Scottish Tongue - Its graphic force and powers of pathos and humour; Characteristics of Scotch Humour; Humour of Old Scotch Divines; The Pulpit and the Pew; The Old Scottish Beadle - His Character and Humour; Humour of Scotch Precentors; Humour of Dram-Drinking in Scotland; The Thistle and the Rose; Screeds o' Tartan - A Chapter of Highland Humour; Humour of Scottish Poets; 'Tween Bench and Bar - A Chapter of Legal Facetiae; Humour of Scottish Rural Life; Humours of Scottish Superstition; Humour of Scotch Naturals; Jamie Fleeman, the Laird of Udny's Fool; "Hawkie" - A Glasgow Street Character; The Laird o' Macnab; Kirkyard Humour; Index. Small stamp mark from bookstore at bottom of front free endpaper, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, three small corner bumps on boards, slight edge wear, some waviness and a very small light water stain on cloth of front board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FLASHMAN AND THE REDSKINS.  FROM THE FLASHMAN PAPERS, 1849-50 AND 1875-76., Fraser, George MacDonald.
14 Fraser, George MacDonald. FLASHMAN AND THE REDSKINS. FROM THE FLASHMAN PAPERS, 1849-50 AND 1875-76.
London Collins 1982 0002226618 / 9780002226615 First Edition Very Good Very Good Barbosa dust jacket art. 
479 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). Map endpapers. "When the tide of battle surged over the slopes of Little Bighorn, and Sitting Bull's braves gathered for the final charge that would sweep away the gallant remnant of Custer's 7th Cavalry, a clarion voice was heard above the crash of shots and whistle of arrows, the war-whoops and the pounding hooves: - Readers of his previous adventures will not fail to identify the speaker, or to recognise the tall, distinguished figure in evening dress, tails and whiskers, fleeing the stricken field: Sir Harry Flashman, V.C., veteran of countless retreats from battle and bedchamber, the most decorated coward of the Victorian age, was meeting his fate with the same matchless poltroonery and deafness to duty and decency which had sustained him through a lifetime of dishonourable service, and endeared him to a generation of readers. But how the arch-cad of Dr Arnold's Rugby found himself in the climactic struggle of the American West is only one chapter in an odyssey as hair-raising and scandalous as any in his six earlier volumes of memoirs. He traces it with his usual shameless candour and caustic humour, from the wagon-trains of the Forty-Niners, when he foug ht his terrified way across the Plains in command of a bordello on wheels, to the holocaust of Bent's Fort and the horrors of scalp-hunting raids, Apache warpaths, dinner parties with Custer, captivity among the Sioux, confrontations with President Grant and Wild Bill Hickock, duels, escapes, conspiracies, and shoot-outs - to say nothing of passionate encounters with Indian belles, dusky beauties, enthusiastic widows, and mysterious adventuresses. This is Flashy's West as only he can describe it - the West, at once legendary and authentic, of Mangas Colorado and Kit Carson, of Custer and Spotted Tail, of Crazy Horse and the Deadwood stage, a pageant of savage warriors and Mountain Men, glory-hunting soldiers and gunfighters, gamblers, eccentrics, scoundrels, and those extraordinary folk, white and Indian, who broke the trails or resisted the invasion." Slight ridge down centre of spine, some light toning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light browning on spine, flap-folds and top part of panels; minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE PYRATES., Fraser, George MacDonald.
15 Fraser, George MacDonald. THE PYRATES.
London Collins 1983 0002227878 / 9780002227872 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good A.E. Barbosa, jacket art. 
413 pp, 9" H. Map endpapers and decorated title page by Stephen Johnson and Raymond Benson. "They were a desperate crew: Bilbo, the buccaneer swordsman in Raffish Finery and ill-fitting boots; Black Sheba, the gorgeous deadly Queen o' the Coast Brotherhood, with her diamante rapier and Gucci accessories; Firebeard, the roaring monster of the blazing whiskers; Happy Dan Pew, eccentric French filibuster (alias Trevor O'Grady) - to say nothing of the redoubtable Calico Jack, Goliath the wooden-legged dwarf, voluptuous Anne Bonney, Akbar the Damned o' the Barbary Coast, and shiploads of cutlass-waving extras. You don't believe it? But then you've probably never heard of the amazing quest of the fabulous Madagascar Crown, undertaken by the dashing Captain Long Ben Avery, the greatest super-hero of all time, or his fraught courtship of the Admiral's lovely daughter, Lady Vanity (and her fearful perils at the hands of Pitiless Captors), or of the rascally handsome rakehell Colonel Blood, or the fiendish Don Lardo Baluna, or the rhumba-smitten Princess of the Sun in her lost jungle city, or Solomon Shafto the castaway landscape gardener or sweet star-crossed Donnal Meliflua, or - in fact, you know very little about Romantick Historie at all. Fortunately, 'The Pyrates' can set things right. For 'tis all here, look 'ee, just as you always hoped it might be - tall ships and desert islands, impossibly gallant adventurers and rakish villains, lovely ladies in distress and plunging necklines, buried treasure and Black Spots, devilish Dons and ghastly dungeons, plots, duels, escapes, savage rituals, tender romance and steaming passion - all to the accompaniement of ringing steel - ." Light toning to pages and endpapers, light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top of spine, top of front flap and fold, bottom of rear flap; minor rubbing, small line indentation on front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
UNCLE SAM.  A STORY OF THE MOUNTAINEERS., Gielow, Martha S.
16 Gielow, Martha S. UNCLE SAM. A STORY OF THE MOUNTAINEERS.
Fleming H. Revell, New York, 1913. 
61 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Tissue-covered frontispiece and 3 additional b&w photographs. When a mountain family receives agricultural products from their "Uncle Sam in Washington", they feel obliged to visit him to giv e their thanks. Small foxing mark and small corner crease on frontispiece, tiny chip at fore-edge of half-title page, minor browning to endpapers, light browning to edges of textblock and edges of boards, small watermark on rear board, sma l l t e a r a t top of hinges, wrinkling at top of spine, small areas of insect damage at top edge of front board. Dust jacket has insect damage, chips, tears and wrinkling at edges; moderate soiling and browning; some small stains on front panel e dg e s - no w i n mylar sleeve. Good/Fair 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
17 Giles. Introduction by Adam Faith. GILES: SUNDAY EXPRESS & DAILY EXPRESS CARTOONS. SIXTEENTH SERIES.
London Beaverbrook Newspapers 1962 Very Good Carl Giles. 
Unpaginated, oblong (7 5/8" H x 10 1/8" D). B&w cartoons of British family, political and social life. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - wrinkles on spine, very small soft crease at bottom corner of covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BEST OF RUSSIAN HUMOR: OVER 1,500 ORIGINAL RUSSIAN JOKES, QUIPS, QUOTES, AND ANECDOTES., Godunok, Vladimir, compiler/translator/editor.  Copyedited by David McCabe. Illustrated by Sergei Kovalenko.
18 Godunok, Vladimir, compiler/translator/editor. Copyedited by David McCabe. Illustrated by Sergei Kovalenko. THE BEST OF RUSSIAN HUMOR: OVER 1,500 ORIGINAL RUSSIAN JOKES, QUIPS, QUOTES, AND ANECDOTES.
London, Ontario Russian Doll 1999 0968535801 / 9780968535806 Very Good + 
371 pp, 8 7/16" H. B&w cartoons. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small corner creases on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A STAINLESS STEEL RAT IS BORN / THE STAINLESS STEEL RAT IS DRAFTED / SINGS THE BLUES / STAINLESS STEEL RAT / STAINLESS STEEL RAT'S REVENGE / SAVES THE WORLD / WANTS YOU! / FOR PRESIDENT / GOES TO HELL.  FIRST 9 VOLUMES (CHRONOLOGICALLY) OF THE SERIES., Harrison, Harry.
19 Harrison, Harry. A STAINLESS STEEL RAT IS BORN / THE STAINLESS STEEL RAT IS DRAFTED / SINGS THE BLUES / STAINLESS STEEL RAT / STAINLESS STEEL RAT'S REVENGE / SAVES THE WORLD / WANTS YOU! / FOR PRESIDENT / GOES TO HELL. FIRST 9 VOLUMES (CHRONOLOGICALLY) OF THE SERIES.
Very Good Jim Burns (1,2,5,7,8), Jean Pierre Targete (3), Eddie Jones (4) & Walter Velez (9), cover art. 
The first 9 volumes of the Stainless Steel Rat series (following the in-series chronology). 6 7/8" H. 1. A Stainless Steel Rat is Born - 219 pp, Bantam 1985 6th printing, ISBN 0553247085 - "(Explores the) humble beginnings (of the Stainless Steel Rat) as a petty criminal on the backward planet of Bit O'Heaven, and his rapid rise to the most wanted man on a dozen worlds. (C)ontains the never-before-told story of the fabled archcriminal known as The Bishop, who tutored young Jim in the higher arts of crime and gave him his legendary nickname." 2. The Stainless Steel Rat gets Drafted - 262 pp, Bantam 1988 1st printing, ISBN 0553273078 - "The Stainless Steel Rat is seeking revenge for the murder of his mentor-in-crime, The Bishop. His trail leads to Nevenkebla and the iron-fisted dictator General Zennor - the kind of man who'd sell his own mother into slavery just to see the expression on her face. Now in the uniform of a Nevenkeblan soldier, Jim discovers Zennor's vile plan to enslave a defenseless planet. Only a man with a special code of honor - only a Stainless Steel Rat - can save the world from the invading horde." 3. The Stainless Steel Rat Sings the Blues - 244 pp, Bantam 1995 1st printing, ISBN 0553569392 - "In exchange for his life (for robbing the Mint on Paskonjak), Slippery Jim must retrieve a missing alien artifact from the planet Liokukae - a dumping ground for the Galactic League's misfits, murderers, maniacs, and the incurably obnoxious. Under cover as the leader of the rock band The Stainless Steel Rats, (he) violates every law of the land - including musical ones. He has thirty days to bring back the artifact - or the slow-acting poison the League has fed him will kick in, and (he) will be history." 4. The Stainless Steel Rat - 158 pp, Sphere 1976 reprint, ISBN 0722144091 - "(He's a) cosmic criminal, the smoothest, sneakiest con-man in the known Universe. He can take any bank in the Galaxy, con a captain out of his ship, start a war or stop one - whichever pays the most. So when the law finally catches up with the Stainless Steel Rat, there is only one thing to do - make him a cop. And turn him loose on a villainous lady who is building herself a battleship." 5. The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge - 196 pp, Bantam 1988 reprint, ISBN 0553173952 - "It was totally impossible for Cliaand to wage interstellar war - but the crazy little planet was winning, whatever the odds. And there wasn't much the peaceful galaxy could do - except send Slippery Jim diGriz - the Stainless Steel Rat - to wage his own kind of guerrilla campaign against the gray men of Cliaand and their leader, the indomitable Kraj. But then the Rat was aided by a band of liberated Amazons and his own beloved, murderous Angelina - and they had to swing the odds in his favour." 6. The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World - 160 pp, Berkley 1973, ISBN 42502475X - "Someone is meddling with time. People are fading from existence first, members of The Special Corps which (reluctantly) employs him, then Jim's wife and sons. The source of the meddling is located in the distant past - the year 1984 - in an ancient, forgotten nation called 'the United States of America'. If he is to save his family and himself, (the Stainless Steel Rat) must go there, through time, and save the world!" 7. The Stainless Steel Rat Wants You! - 155 pp, Bantam 1988 10th printing, ISBN 0553276115 - "Loathsome, mindsucking creatures from an unknown star are closing in on Earth. Once again it's up to the Stainless Steel Rat to save humanity. In a daring caper packed with action and laughs, the Rat goes undercover to stop the invasion - disguised as a hideous, bugeyed extraterrestrial!" 8. The Stainless Steel Rat for President - 185 pp, Bantam 1988 8th printing, ISBN 0553276123 - "The Special Corps has given the Rat a daring assignment - liberate a backward tourist planet from the clutches of an aging dictator. With his lovely but lethal wife Angelina and his two stalwart sons James and Bolivar, diGriz pits ballots against bullets in the fight for freedom. He's vowed to restore truth, justice and democracy to the world of Paraiso-Aqui, if he has to lie, cheat and steal to do it!" 9. The Stainless Steel Rat goes to Hell - 253 pp, Tor 1997 2nd printing, ISBN 0812551079 - "DiGriz is strenously fighting boredom on a ritzy pleasure planet when his beloved wife disappears while visiting the Temple of Eternal Truth, an enigmatic institution that promises its patrons a sneak peek at Heaven - for a price. Determined to get his wife back, he takes on the Temple. He thinks he's ready for anything, but he never expects to find himself banished to Hell, complete with pointy-tailed devils. Has divine judgment caught up with the Rat at last? Of course not." Interiors - most volumes have very light or light browning to pages, three volumes have a small gift inscription in ink on first page, clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - two volumes have a light spine lean - one with spine creases, very light to light edge wear, one volume with very small bump at top of front hinge, a few small soft corner creases/curls. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
OFFICE HI-JINKS.  A GALLERY OF FUN 'FROM 9 TO 5' BY AMERICA'S MOST POPULAR CARTOONIST., Hatlo, Jimmy.
20 Hatlo, Jimmy. OFFICE HI-JINKS. A GALLERY OF FUN 'FROM 9 TO 5' BY AMERICA'S MOST POPULAR CARTOONIST.
New York Avon 1961 Very Good Jimmy Hatlo. 
Unpaginated, 7 1/8" H. B&w cartoons. "Damon Runyone said: 'It is my opinion that Halto is one of the greatest cartoonists the newspaper business has ever produced.' Every day millions of Americans open their papers to the Halto cartoon. Now, Jimmy brings you a book full of jokes, gags, quips, digs and sly gurgles, as he opens the doors of the office." Interior - light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, small faint stamp mark on top of text block, afew tiny rub marks at bottom corner of front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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IL GRAN CARNEVALE DEI SOPRANNOMI DEL COMUNE DELLA RAVA.  LA SERIE DI CARNEVALATE E A CURA DI MINGHINO IL BREVE E DI ZAPPO CATALLO A.D. 1951., Lespi, Nicola.  Introduzione: Dott. Francesco Boni.
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THE WIDOW BEDOTT PAPERS., Neal, Alice B., Introduction.  [Frances Miriam Whitcher, nee Berry.]
THE WIDOW BEDOTT PAPERS.
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LITTLE LULU AND HER PALS., Marge.  (Marjorie Henderson Buell, 1904-1993.)
LITTLE LULU AND HER PALS.
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HAP LEE'S SELECTION OF THE BEST MOVIE GAGS HEARD AMONG THE STARS.  ILLUSTRATED WITH SCENES FROM FAMOUS PHOTOPLAYS., Lee, Hap.
HAP LEE'S SELECTION OF THE BEST MOVIE GAGS HEARD AMONG THE STARS. ILLUSTRATED WITH SCENES FROM FAMOUS PHOTOPLAYS.
Lee, Hap.
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BARBED LYRES:  CANADIAN VENOMOUS VERSE., Atwood, Margaret, foreword.  (Tom Denholm, Glen Stone, Denis Woollings, Brian Davis, Gerry MacIntosh, Pierre Berton, Robertson Davies, Hoard Engel, Tomson Highway, Dennis Lee, Robert Priest, al Purdy, Charles Pachter, Mavor Moore, Don Harron, et al.)
BARBED LYRES: CANADIAN VENOMOUS VERSE.
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NOVELS BY EMINENT HANDS. (GEORGE DE BARNWELL; CODLINGSBY; LORDS & LIVERIES; BARBAZURE; PHIL. FOGARTY; CRINOLINE; STARS AND STRIPES; PLAN FOR A PRIZE NOVEL; MR AND MRS FRANK BERRY; DENNIS HAGGARTY'S WIFE; RAVENSWING; TREMENDOUS ADVENTURES OF MAJOR GAHAGAN), Thackeray, W.M.
NOVELS BY EMINENT HANDS. (GEORGE DE BARNWELL; CODLINGSBY; LORDS & LIVERIES; BARBAZURE; PHIL. FOGARTY; CRINOLINE; STARS AND STRIPES; PLAN FOR A PRIZE NOVEL; MR AND MRS FRANK BERRY; DENNIS HAGGARTY'S WIFE; RAVENSWING; TREMENDOUS ADVENTURES OF MAJOR GAHAGAN)
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