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The Fifteen Joys of Marriage

By: Anonymous (Trans. By Elisabeth Abbott)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Orion Press: 1959

Edition: First English Translation

Seller ID: 02566


Previous owner bookplate on front pastedown. Light stain on jacket's rear panel. Illustrated satire of married life. Translated from French (anonymous author) into modern English for the first time. 221 pages, fifteen color illustrations. View more info

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Laughing to Keep from Crying

By: Benefield, June

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Houston, Texas, Gulf Publishing Company: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 08535


Very mild wear to book. The dust jacket has some rubbing long the spine and flap folds, but a nice, clean copy inscribed by the author to the previous owner, who has scribbled over the name in the inscription. Benefield wrote the column, Skirt Tales, for the Houston Chronicle for 18 years, beginning in 1956. This book offers a collection of 40 of those columns, as well as two additional articles about life as a wife and mother in suburbia during the 1950s-1970s. View more info

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The Virgin of Waikiki

By: Blanding, Don

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Henry M. Snyder & Co.: 1933

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 08939


Edge wear to boards and dust jacket. The Jacket is also price-clipped and protected now in a clear Mylar sleeve. Brief gift inscription to previous owner. Small, thin book, about 40 pages (unpaginated). New illustrations for this printing by A.B. Butler, Jr. Whimsical story told in rhyming verse. View more info

Start With a Laugh: An Insider's Guide to Roasts, Toasts, Eulogies, and Other Speeches

By: Carpenter, Liz; with Sondra Williamson Runnells

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Austin, Texas, Eakin Press: 2000

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 03543


Inscribed to "Bill" on the half-title page. View more info

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Please Don't Eat the Daisies

By: Kerr, Jean

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 01344


General wear and soiling. Spine cocked. Boards bumped with some edge wear. Jacket chipped, rubbed, and price-clipped in protective Mylar cover, which improves the appearance quite a bit. A stated first edition of this family humor classic, the basis for the 1960 film of the same name, which starred Doris Day and David Niven. View more info

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My Husband Is Not a Wimp!: Margulies Cartoons from the Houston Post

By: Margulies, Jimmy

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Austin, Texas, U.S.A., Eakin Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 07592


Collection of 1980s American political wit and humor from one of that era's premier editorial cartoonists, Jimmy Margulies of the defunct Houston Post. These cartoons are copyrighted 1984 to 1988, The Houston Post. 154 pages in a 7.5 X 10-inch oblong paperback format. View more info

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My Husband Is Not a Wimp!: Margulies Cartoons from the Houston Post

By: Margulies, Jimmy (SIGNED)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Austin, Texas, U.S.A., Eakin Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 07939


Collection of 1980s American political wit and humor from one of that era's premier editorial cartoonists, Jimmy Margulies of the defunct Houston Post. These cartoons are copyrighted 1984 to 1988, The Houston Post. 154 pages in a 7.5 X 10-inch oblong paperback format. Signed by Margulies on the title page: "For Tom- Best Wishes, Jimmy Margulies." View more info

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Low & Inside

By: Osborn, Robert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Young, Inc.: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 08261


Shelf wear, upper corners bumped, lower corners worn through. Dust jackethas some edge wear and chipping and a scratch on the rear panel. No writing or marks. View more info

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In-laws and Out-laws and Parkinson's Third Law

By: Parkinson, Professor C. Northcote

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 07746


Light wear to book, jacket is edge-worn and chipped. Protected in a Mylar cover now. More business humor from Parkinson (choosing the proper father-in-law, avoidance of paper work, how to dominate a meeting, etc.). Jacket and chapter illustrations by Robert C. Osborn. View more info

Lifestyle Limericks: Deutsche Und Englische

By: Rennert, Erwin

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Wien, Christian Brandstatter: 1994

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 05283


Signed by the author on the title page. German language with English translation. View more info

Mr. Klein's Kampf or His Life as Hitler's Double

By: Smith, H. Allen

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Stackpole Sons: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 05084


Shelf wear and light spotting to the top-edge. Previous owner names to front free endpaper and title page. Jacket is tattered and has a large piece missing from the spine. Protected from further deterioration in a new archival sleeve. Smith's scarce, humorous spoof of Hitler. View more info

Doonesbury

By: Trudeau, G.B.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Canada, American Heritage Press: 1971

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 01821


Foreword by Erich Segal. Faint remains of a coffee cup ring stain on front cover. A bit of wear at the spine ends and a bit of fading to the jacket's spine. Interior bright and clean. View more info

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A Treasury of Ribaldry

By: Untermeyer, Louis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Elek Books: 1971

Edition: 3rd Impression

Seller ID: 04924


Light edge wear and shelf wear. 675 pages. View more info

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Justin Wilson's Cajun Humor

By: Wilson, Justin;Jacobs, Howard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Gretna, Louisiana, Pelican Publishing Company: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 06987


Jacket shows some rubbing, slight edge wear, and fading to the spine. 133 pages. View more info

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Plowin' Out the Corners, by Uncle Zeb

By: Wood, Carl C.

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Claude, Texas, Self Published: 1962

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 03991


Inscription reads, "Uncle Zeb and I like Boy's Ranch, too - Carl C. Wood" View more info