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New York: Norton, 1981. First Edition. Hard Cover.
First edition. Ink inscription on endpapter, jacket price clipped, faint edge wear.
Asimov, the scientific-literary jack-of-all-trades, and Ciardi, a serious poet with a ribald sense of humor, have collaborated on this copious collection of 288 wicked and witty limericks.
Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2011. 5th Printing. Trade Paperback.
5th printing. Faintly rubbed.
If you're a budding spy, what better way to conceal your clandestine activities than to miniaturize your secret agent arsenal? MiniWeapons of Mass Destruction 2 provides fully illustrated step-by-step instructions for building 30 different spy weapons and.....
Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2013. 1st Printing. Trade Paperback.
1st printing. Faintly rubbed.
Utilizing easy-to-find and inexpensive materials, this handy resource teaches desktop warriors how to build a multitude of medieval siege weapons for the modern era. Novice combatants will learn to build 35 defense weapons, including a marshmallow catapult.....
Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2009. Reprint. Trade Paperback.
Reprint. Faintly rubbed.
We've come a long way from the Peashooter Era: with the advent of modern household products and office supplies—binder clips, clothespins, rubber bands, ballpoint pens, toothpicks, paper clips, plastic utensils, and (of course) matches and barbeque lighters—troublemakers of all.....
New York: Norton, 1993. First Edition. Hard Cover.
First edition. Jacket lightly rubbed.
Baker surveys this territory in this rich treasury and stakes it out in a dozen sections. Roaming through them, the reader will find P.J. O'Rourke, H.L. Mencken, James Thurber, Zora Neale Hurston, and many others.
New York: Dover, 1975. Stapled Binding.
Acetate card included in sleeve. Light water damage to first page.
29 pp. Ruled acetate screen. Push acetate up and down very slowly to create motion and many other startling illusions. "Volcanoes erupt, houses go up in flames, a steamboat plows through the water.....
New York: Pocket Books, 2001. 4th Printing. Hard Cover.
4th printing. An exceptional copy.
Based on her hit CD, the author presents a hilarious compilation of answering-machine messages from her overprotective mother, accompanied by anecdotes about the messages, emails from fans that share their own extreme maternal messages, and zany.....
New York / London: G.W. Carleton & Co., Publishers, 1867. Howard, J.H. Hard Cover.
Includes plain brown paper jacket, which is unusual for books published in the 1800s, though this appears to be handmade by a previous owner (often called a colloquial jacket). Jacket split in two pieces at spine.....
New York: [Self-Published], 1962. First Thus. Soft Cover.
First edition, second state, with overstruck obscenities. Whited out price on front corner, small sticker ghost inside rear wrapper.
The first book by the irreverent comedian whose off-color brand of humor led to criminal charges of obscenity. In anticipation of the resulting.....
New York: Hyperion, 2005. 1st Printing. Trade Paperback.
1st printing. An exceptional copy.
George Carlin's legendary irreverence and iconoclasm are on full display in When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? as he vainly scours the American landscape for signs of intelligence in his third national bestseller. Ranging from his.....
New York: The Modern Library, 1954. Anderson, Doug. Reprint. Hard Cover.
1966 printing, Toledano G081.1, binding/jacket style G6/Gh, $3.95 jacket price, blank verso, blank endpapers. 1 inch closed tear and associated crease along top jacket edge, 1/8 chip from rear jacket edge, front hinge just beginning to weaken.
New York: Flatiron Books, 2020. Hard Cover.
Bump to lower spine.
Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant started the podcast Stuff You Should Know back in 2008 because they were curious―curious about the world around them, curious about what they might have missed in their formal educations, and curious to dig.....
New York: George H. Doran Company, 1920. Hard Cover.
No jacket, ink name on front endpaper, pencil name on second blank.
vii, 247 pp. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: "Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb (June 23, 1876 – March 11, 1944) was an American author, humorist, editor and columnist from Paducah, Kentucky, who relocated.....
Chicago, Illinois: The Highlights Company, 1945. Hard Cover.
Includes several stereotypical illustrations of African-Americans. No jacket, bottom corners lightly rubbed, ink note on front endpaper.
Unpaginated. Includes several stereotypical illustrations of African-Americans. "Humorous tribute to the outhouse or the littlest room outside the house, with black-and-white illustrations."
Seattle: Fantagraphics Books, 1995. Crumb, R. [Robert Dennis]. First Edition. Large Hardcover.
vii, 126 pp. A collection of R. Crumb's work including Mr. Natural strips from 1976 and selections from numerous other publications. "With this volume, Fantagraphics reaches the midpoint in its project to reprint the entire body.....
Williamsburg, Virginia: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1976. Large Hardcover.
Half-inch tear along top edge of front jacket panel. Page ridges very faintly foxed.
viii, 221 pp. "Illustrated in this catalog are 100 political satires on the American Revolution from the Colonial Williamsburg collection. Each full-page illustration is accompanied by a......
New York: Ace Books, 1971. Mass Market Paperback.
Light stain along bottom edge of wrappers, top corner of front wrapper missing.
192 pp. "Illustrated with ingenious visual aids, Vol. II plays fair and square--all clues are spelled out or illustrated, and there are no hidden traps. You'll find: numbers games.....
New York: Random House, 1986. 5th Printing. Large Hardcover.
Fifth printing. Left jacket flap clipped, jacket edges toned, ink gift note.
"You're Only Old Once! A Book for Obsolete Children is a 1986 picture book for growing-up people by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel). Released on Geisel's eighty-second birthday, the.....