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Catalog Last Updated: 10/21/17 40 items.

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Addams, Charles.   MY CROWD: A CLASSIC COLLECTION OF CARTOONS  
New York: Fireside S&S, 1990. Reprint. 192 pages. Paperback. 0671724401 0-671-72440-1. 1st paperback printing of this collection of gleefully ghoulish toons from The New Yorker Magazine.
Fine/Wraps. Fine, collector-quality copy, No marks. # B2514. $7.50   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Adler, Bill.   DEAR DATING COMPUTER...  
New York: NAL/Signet, 1970. Reprint. 158 pages. Paperback. A wacky collection of mate-minded mail programmed to keep you laughing. Yellow cover and all edges dyed yellow. Drawings by Howard Schneider.
VG/Wraps. Tight, no marks, no reader crease. # B9767. $5.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Adler ed., Bill.   THE JOHNSON HUMOR  
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1965. 1st ed. 125 pages. Hardcover. Excerpts of LBJ's renown wit & humorous dialog. Illustrated with numerous b/w photos.
Fine/No Jacket. Clean, tight, no name first printing. Remainder mark on bottom. No Dj. # A0006. $5.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Bangs, John Kendrick.   MR. MUNCHAUSEN: AN ACCOUNT OF SOME OF HIS RECENT ADVENTURES  
Boston: Noyes, Platt & Co., 1901. 1st ed. 180 pages. Hardcover. Fifteen colored plates by Peter Newell illustrate the tongue-in-cheek stories.
Good/No Jacket. Binding and hinges secure, penciled gift note dated Sept. 26, 1905. Corners sharp. Some silverfishing on spine & cover edge. # B8630. $18.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Beck, Shi.   I AINT A-CARIN  
Dallas: Tardy Publishing, 1935. Reprint. Hardcover. Written in an illiterate style and covered in checkered gingham to look 'down home'. Pages tanned to look older. Drawings by Cecil Beard.
VG/No Jacket. Tight binding, very little wear, but several small stains. There is an owner bookplate pasted over owner stamp. # B8237. $27.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Benefield, June.   LAUGHING TO KEEP FROM CRYING (SIGNED)  
Houston: Gulf publishing, 1972. 1st ed. 116 pages. Hardcover. 0872014258 0-87201-425-8. Forty newspaper columns, and two additional articles by longtime Houston Chronicle newspaper columnist. Signed by the author on the FFEP.
Fine/VG. Dustjacket a bit sun-faded. # E1319. $10.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Breathed, Berkeley.   CLASSICS OF WESTERN LITERATURE: BLOOM COUNTY 1986-1989  
Boston: Little, Brown, 1990. 1st ed. 251 pages. Paperback. 0316107549 0-316-10754-9. Clean, tight, unmarked. No wear.
Fine/Wraps. # B6661. $8.75   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Breathed, Berkeley.   HIS KISSES ARE DREAMY...ANOTHER TENDER OUTLAND COLLECTION  
Boston: Little, Brown, 1994. 1st ed. Paperback. 0316108677 0-316-10867-7. Clean, tight, crisp. Stated first edition. Smallremainder mark on bottom edge.
Fine/Wraps. # B6660. $9.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Carlin, George.   GEORGE CARLIN 2005 PAGE-A-DAY CALENDAR  
Kansas City: Andrews & McMeel, 2005. 365 pages. Paperback. 0740743236 0-7407-4323-6. Well, it's 2013 .. so I guess George Carlin is really late with his 2005 calendar. Page-a-Day format, outer gift box nice, inner calendar still in shrinkwrap. Collector quality.
New/No Jacket. # B2215. $15.25   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Caufield, Catherine.   THE EMPEROR OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: AND OTHER MAGNIFICENT BRITISH ECCENTRICS  
London: Corgi, 1982. Reprint. 192 pages. Paperback. 0552990078 0-552-99007-8. Humorous biographical sketches of eccentric Britishers.
VG/Wraps. Crisp, tight. Pages lightly tanned. Owner name inside back cover. # B8265. $4.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
DeBartolo, Dick.   GOOD DAYS AND MAD A HYSTERICAL TOUR BEHIND THE SCENES AT MAD MAGAZINE  
New York: Thunder's Mouth Press, 1994. 1st ed. 305 pages. Hardcover. 1560250771 1-56025-077-1.
VG/VG. Clean, tight, unmarked. Bump on bottom edge of back board. No wear Dj. # B1677. $6.50     Inquire Now  
Dromgoole, L.   TRAVELING IN TEXAS IN EARLY DAYS  
No Place Stated: by the author, 1944. 47 pages. Hardcover. A collection of non-pc jokes and tales, many about Blacks, Jews, Irish, Texans, Preachers etc. Self-published. Original a papberback pamphlet, rebound into harcover library boards. Uncommon.
X-Lib VG/No Jacket. Former library copy with stamps & marks. A clean, solid copy. # B3674. $15.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Durack, Terry.   HUNGER  
Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 2000. 1st ed. 239 pages. Hardcover. 1865083488 1-86508-348-8. Humoroue discourse on food and foodies from Australian author.
Fine/Fine. # B7974. $18.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Edmonds, Elmer (Eve).   ATOMIC 'ENERY TRIES DEEP SEA EXPLORING (SIGNED)  
New York: Pageant Press, 1954. 1st ed. 220 pages. Hardcover. Third in Atomic 'Enery series features the Hero & his little sister Beta Ray. Binding very firm, corners sharp. Spine ends slightly softened. Signed by the author, o/w unmarked.
Near Fine/VG. Dj has three tiny tears & small chips corners & ends of spine. # A4250. $25.25   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Everhart, Jim.   CB SLANGUAGE ILLUSTRATED  
Lincoln NE: Centennial Press, 1976. Paperback. 0822014939 0-8220-1493-9. With a CB glossary and 47 photos by Joe Shields.
Fine/Wraps. # B8647. $13.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Figaly, Al, & Ray Gill.   ARCHIE ARCHIVES: VOLUME TEN  
Milwaukie: Dark Horse Comics, 2014. 1st ed. 260 pages. Hardcover. 1616553979 1-61655-397-9. Featuring Archie Stories originally published in Pep Comics, Laugh Comics, and Archie Comics from 1948 collected in this hardcover edition from Dark Horse Comics. 1st printing thus.
New/New. New copy. # B9504. $38.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Hale, Leon.   TURN SOUTH AT THE SECOND BRIDGE  
Garden City: Doubleday, 1965. Reprint. 216 pages. Hardcover. Leon Hale writes humorous tall tales of the people of the Gulf Coast.
VG/Good. Top edge lightly foxed, edge wear to dj. # A0417. $8.50   View This Item  Inquire Now  
House, Boyce.   HOW I TOOK HOLLYWOOD BY STORM  
Dallas: Banks Upshaw and Company, 1942. Limited ed. 26 pages. Hardcover. This first edition is limited to three hundred signed and numbered copies, this being number 13. Illustrated by Vic LeMay. House's funny account of his adventures in Hollywood as a consultant on the movie Boom Town. Blue moire silk over boards with bright gilt title on front. SIGNED by Boyce House.
Fine/No Jacket. Clean, tight, no wear or owner marks. # B8205. $38.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
House, Boyce.   I GIVE YOU TEXAS! (ENLARGED EDITION)  
San Antonio: Naylor, 1961. Reprint. 102 pages. Hardcover. Revised edition containing 500 jokes of the Lone Star State.
Near Fine/VG. Clean, tight, unmarked. Edges foxed. Lightest edgewear on Dj. # B5724. $17.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Ibanez, Francisco.   SUPER HUMOR: MORTADELO, FILEMON Y EL BOTONES SACARINO VOLUMEN 16  
Barcelona: Ediciones B, 1990. 1st ed. Hardcover. 8440614136 8-4406141-3-6. Full-color comics in Spanish. Unpaginated, but about 300 pages.
Good+/No Jacket. Binding tight, no name or marks. Spine tips scuffed, top corners bumped. # B9825. $23.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Janeczko, Paul B., & Chris Raschka.   A POKE IN THE I: A COLLECTION OF CONCRETE POEMS  
Cambridge: Candlewick Press, 2001. 1st ed. 35 pages. Hardcover. 0763606618 0-7636-0661-8. Humorous and nonsensical poems selected by Janeczko and colorfully illustrated by Raschka.
Near Fine/VG. Dustjacket has light crease on front. # B9124. $9.50   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Kelso, John.   TEXAS CURIOSITIES: QUIRKY CHARACTERS, ROADSIDE ODDITIES & OTHER OFFBEAT STUFF (SIGNED)  
Guilford CT: Globe Pequot, 2000. Reprint. 281 pages. Paperback. 0762706007 0-7627-0600-7. Inscribed and signed by the author inside front cover. Stories of odd things and memorable people you can find in Texas organized by region. Index.
VG/Wraps. Tight, no wear, no reader crease. # E1133. $6.50   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Martin, J.L.   IT HAPPENED HERE IN WEST TEXAS  
Dallas: Mathis Van Nort, 1945. 1st ed. 136 pages. Hardcover. AUTOGRAPHED copy of Martin's humorous accounts of life and history of West Texas. 'The truth is stranger than fiction'.
VG/No Jacket. Small spot of white paint on cover, else VG. # A0230. $14.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Moss, Howard.   INSTANT LIVES  
New York: Saturday Review Press, 1974. 1st ed. 84 pages. Hardcover. 0841502862 0-8415-0286-2. Satiric episodes of in the lives of famous composers, painters, poets, authors, and performers, each illustrated with a drawing by Edward Gorey.
Near Fine/Near Fine. Tight binding has no wear, but gift inscription dated 1974. Dj is near fine, but price-clipped. # B7995. $11.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Peers, John, & Gordon Bennett.   1,001 LOGICAL LAWS, ACCURATE AXIOMS, PROFOUND PRINCIPLES, TRUSTY TRUISMS, HOMEY HOMILIES, COLORFUL COROLLARIES FOR ALL WALKS OF LIFE  
Garden City: Doubleday, 1979. Reprint. 189 pages. Hardcover. 0385140878 0-385-14087-8. Illustrated with drawings by George Booth. Compiled by the president of the Logical Machine Corporation (LOMAC).
Near Fine/Good+. No wear on book, top edge lightly foxed. Dustjacket is price-clipped and has alittle wear at corners and tips. # B8629. $12.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Philpott, William A.   ALAS! NO LOG CABINS... AND ADDITIONAL ESSAYS  
Dallas: Egan Company, 1952. 1st ed. 40 pages. Paperback. The author expounds and occasionaly lampoons on history, and current events, with the occasional witty poem thrown in.
VG/Wraps. # A3089. $6.50     Inquire Now  
Resnick, Jane.   THE SOUFFLE ALSO RISES: COOKERY TIPS AND QUIPS  
Norwalk, CT: C.R. Gibson, 1980. Paperback. 0837831024 0-8378-3102-4.
VG/Wraps. Clea, tight, unmarked. Light shelfwear. # B9005. $4.75   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Rocca, Mo.   ALL THE PRESIDENTS' PETS: THE STORY OF ONE REPORTER WHO REFUSED TO ROLL OVER  
New York: Crown Publishers, 2004. 1st ed. 245 pages. Hardcover. 1400052254 1400052254. Signed by the author to Georgina. Tongue-in-cheek history of presidents' assorted pets.
Fine/Fine. No wear on book or dustjacket. # B9246. $10.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Rosenzweig, Stan.   SAILING FOR NON-SAILORS  
White Plains, NY: Lite Educational, 1985. Reprint. 60 pages. Paperback. What every sailboat guest should know before he steps aboard. Rules & advice illustrated with humorous line drawings by Susan Muska.
VG/Wraps. # A5452. $5.50     Inquire Now  
Schulz, Charles.   SNOOPY AND THE RED BARON (1ST PRINTING)  
New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1969. 1st ed. 58 pages. Hardcover. The epic story of the rivalry our ace, Snoopy and the villainous Red Baron. 1st edition stated. In red cloth covers.
Near Fine/No Jacket. Just a hint of rubbing at corners & spine ends, else a very nice, bright unmarked copy. # E1076. $26.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Shute, Henry A.   FARMING IT  
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1909. 1st ed. 248 pages. Hardcover. Humorous account of a city slicker living the farm life. B/w illustrations, chapter flourishes. Decorative cloth cover.
VG/No Jacket. # A8785. $15.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Stevens, Bob.   THERE I WAS: 25 YEARS LATER  
Blue Ridge Summi: TAB Aero, 1992. Reprint. 300 pages. Paperback. 0830638318 0-8306-3831-8. Twenty-five years of Stevens' humorous cartoons originally published in Air Force Magazine.
Near Fine/Wraps. Tight, no marks, slightly scuffed edges. # B9948. $10.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Stone, Walter.   TREASURY OF AUSTRALIAN FOLKLORE  
Adelaide: Rigby, 1980. 1st ed. 161 pages. Hardcover. 0727012665 0-7270-1266-5. A collection of songs, poems, & stories from Australia's rich history.
Near Fine/Near Fine. Dj has 1" closed tear lower front, no chips. Clean, tight & straight. # A7571. $14.50   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Sutphen, Dick.   THE MAD OLD ADS  
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1966. 1st ed. 128 pages. Hardcover. Humorous advertisements pre-1900.
Near Fine/VG. Clean, tight, no wear, but has gift inscription on half-title page. Dj is price-clipped. # B8005. $14.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Syers, Ed.   HARDPRESSED TEXAS: THE LUCKENBACH SHOWDOWN  
Waco: OBT Press, 1986. 1st ed. 179 pages. Hardcover. 0317650793 0-317-65079-3. Humorous satire of life in the Hill Country of Texas. Uncommon.
Near Fine/Near Fine. # A7625. $14.50   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Tomorrow, Tom.   WHEN PENGUINS ATTACK!  
New York: St. Martin's, 2000. 1st ed. 119 pages. Paperback. 0312209746 0-312-20974-6. Introduction by Dave Eggers, who discloses Tom Tomorrow is actually political cartoonist Dan Perkins. Cover features plastic moving action scene.
Fine/Wraps. No sign of use or handling. # B9275. $9.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Warren, Michael M.   THAT'S ONLY THE DOWNPAYMENT: A SURVIVAL MANUAL FOR THE FATHER OF THE BRIDE  
Galveston: Ledero Press, 1992. 109 pages. Paperback. 0962777528 0-9627775-2-8. An indispensible guide for father of the bride who is about to experience financial palipatations as bills mount for the blessed event. Cartoon drawings.
Fine/Wraps. SIGNED & INSCRIBED by the author. # B2839. $6.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Wilder, Marshall P.   SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET  
New York: Funk & Wagnells, 1909. Reprint. 359 pages. Hardcover. Humorous takes on politics, the royals and the media. Some things never change. Blue cloth with decorative gilt cover. Later printing.
Good+/No Jacket. Last 6 pages have 1" short tear not affecting text, else VG+. # A2018. $6.25   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Wilhelm, Steve.   TEXAS: YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW  
Houston: Gulf Publishing, 1947. 134 pages. Hardcover. Anecdotes, little-known stories and biographies from Texas history. Indexed.
VG/Good+. Dj has some edgewear. # A4650. $12.25   View This Item  Inquire Now  
Wing, Frank.   THE FOTYGRAFT ALBUM: SHOWN TO THE NEW NEIGHBOR BY REBECCA SPARKS PETERS, AGED ELEVEN  
Chicago: Reilly & Lee Co., 1919. Reprint. Hardcover. Drawings after the style of vintage portrait photos of purported family members (a dour bunch). Humorous discription of their relationship and personalities. Unpaginated. Light brown boards, dark brown title, oval paste-on portrait on front.
VG/No Jacket. Tight, unmarked. Age spots inside and outside boards. Corners square and sharp. # B8924. $11.00   View This Item  Inquire Now  

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