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Funny *&* EducationalIllustrated Roman Shenanigans
Abbott à Beckett, Gilbert.  The comic history of Rome. [London]: Bradbury, Evans, & Co., [ca. 1852]. 8vo (22 cm, 8.7"). xii, 308 pp.; 10 col. plts., illus.
$325.00
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La Nacion No Quiere Ser Gobernada por Zaragates”
Mexican Masons Mix It Up
Anonymous.  Gran Logia Nacion Mexicana, y pira de los Yorkinos. [colophon: Mexico: Oficina del C. Alejandro Valdes, ca. 1831]. Folio (31.5 cm; 12.25"). 4 pp.
$975.00
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The Best of 16th-Century Italian Satire
Ariosto, Ludovico, & others; Francesco Sansovino, ed.  Sette libri di satire di Ludovico Ariosto, Hercole Bentivogli, Luigi Alemanni, Pietro Nelli, Antonino Vinciguerra, Francesco Sansovino, ed altri scrittori. Venice: Appresso Fabio, & Agostin Zopini fratelli, 1583. 8vo (14.6 cm, 5.75"). [8], 206, [1] ff. (lacking original final blank).
$500.00
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Wayward Wives & Shysters in Disguise
Specifically CALIFORNIAN Comedy
Baer, Warren.  The duke of Sacramento. San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1934. 8vo. [12], 77, [1] pp.; illus.
$60.00
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Adventures of EuphormioFirst English-Language Appearance
Barclay, John.  Euphormio's Satyricon. London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1954. Folio (28.6 cm, 11.25"). [2], 158 pp.; 8 plts.
$250.00
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Everything You Need toNegotiate” 1857
Blackie's literary and commercial almanac.  1857. Glasgow: Blackie & Son, [1856]. 16mo (8.1 cm; 3.25"). 95, [1] pp.
$95.00
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EARLY REFORMATION MACARONIC SATIRE
Borsius, Marcus, attrib. author.  Ex obscuroru[m] virorum salibus cribrat[us] dialogus no[m]minus eruditionis qua[m] macaronices amplectens. No place [Germany?]: No publisher/printer, no date [1520]. Small 8vo (13.5 cm; 5.25"). [20] ff. (last blank).
$850.00
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Making Peace in a Poetic War Uncommon Vellum Copy
[Breton, Nicholas].  No whippinge, nor trippinge: but a kinde friendly snippinge. London: John Browne & John Deane, 1601 [London: Chiswick Press, 1895 for Elkin Matthews]. 16mo (16.4 cm, 6.45"). [64] pp., without the 10 preliminary pages.
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Aristotle Said MELANCHOLY MEN of All Others Are MOST WITTY
Burton, Robert.  The anatomy of melancholy. New York: George H. Doran Co., copyright 1927. 8vo (24 cm; 9.5"). 2 vols. I: xix, [1], 487, [1] pp., [1] f., 1 plt. II: Frontis., [2] ff., pp. 491–1033, [1] p., [1] f.
$100.00
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Laugh a Little Cringe a LittleCarrington Curiosa
Cabanès, Augustin.  The secret cabinet of history peeped into by a doctor. Paris: Charles Carrington, 1897. 8vo. x pp., [2[ ff., 3–239, vii, [1 (blank) pp., [4 (ads)] ff.
$100.00
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The Broadway (of New Haven) BroadsidesScarce Small Press Items
Capet, Uther [pseud. of Arthur Head].  [20 pieces from the Profile Press.] An adventure achieved by one, Sigismondo Malatesta, Lord of Rimini, about the year 1430 A.D. being at that time thirteen years old. New Haven: The Profile Press, 1930. 8vo (22 cm, 8.65"). [4] ff. (2 copies of the above). [with (all following the same author's, unless specified; all New Haven: The Profile Press, 1930)] The American scene. 8vo (25 cm, 9.9"). [4] ff. [and] Apologia pro arte poetica sua. 8vo (25 cm, 9.9"). [4] ff. [andB., R.T. The ballad of Tuttle's. 8vo (24.5 cm, 9.65"). [1] f., fold. [and] The color: A retelling of some well-known tales of the American Negro. 16mo (22.2 cm, 8.75"). [4] ff. [and] Colourations: Four sonnets. 16mo (21.7 cm, 8.5"). [4] ff. [and] Ex: Four characters of mooted fame with prologue & epilogue. 8vo (24.8 cm, 9.75"). [4] ff. [and]  Field, Eugene. Little Willie. Folio (32 cm, 12.6"). [1] f. [and] Four English stories drawn from contemporary sources. 8vo (25 cm, 9.9"). [2], 4, [2] pp. [and] Four stories from the Jewish-American. 16mo (22 cm, 8.65"). [2], 4, [2] pp. [and] Four stories from the modern American. 16mo (22 cm, 8.65"). [2], 4, [2] pp. [and] Four stories from the old Spanish. 16mo (22 cm, 8.65"). [2], 4, [2] pp. [and] Hot from Hollywood. 8vo (25 cm, 9.9"). [4] ff. [and] Ode in imitation of Horace. 8vo (24.6 cm, 9.7"). [1] f., fold. [and] On the menstrual phase of literature and art. 16mo (20.4 cm, 8"). [1] f., fold. [and] Pullman recreations. 16mo (21.2 cm, 8.4"). [2], 4, [2] pp. [and] Stenographic sallies. 16mo (21.5 cm, 8.4"). [2], 4, [2] pp. [and] A Western fairy tale. Folio (32 cm, 12.65"). [1] f. (2 copies).
$475.00
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World War II EraSoldier Humor IllustratedFrom the WoollyWhale
Cary, Melbert B., Jr., ed. & pub.  Mademoiselle from Armentières [volume two]. New York: Press of the Woolly Whale, 1935. 8vo. xlv, [9], 111, [1] pp., [1] facs.; illus.
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Tilting at Windmills, Protecting Dulcinea, & Flying to the MOON
Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de. Primera parte del ingenioso hidalgo don Qvixote de la Mancha. En Brucelas: Por Huberto Antonio, 1617. 8vo ( 16.8 cm; 6.625"). [8] ff., 583, [1] p., [3] ff. (one leaf in facsimile).
$18,000.00
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Famous AdventuresFamous Illustrations
Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, & George Cruikshank (illustrator).   Illustrations of Don Quijote, in a series of fifteen plates. London: Charles Tilt, 1834. 12mo (16.5 cm; 6.625"). [2], [30] pp., 15 plts.
$750.00
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A Big Year for Oliver Oldschool
Dennie, Joseph, ed.  The port folio. Volume V. Philadelphia: Bradford & Inskeep, 1805. Large 4to (32.2 cm, 12.7"). 408 (lacking 89–96, never bound in) pp.
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The Old Curiosity ShopFirst Book-Form Printing
Dickens, Charles.  Master Humphrey's clock.  London: Chapman & Hall, 1840. 12mo (26.2 cm, 10.3"). 3 vols. I: Frontis., [2], iv, 306 pp.; illus. II: Frontis. (incl. in pagination), vi, 306 pp.; illus. III: Frontis. (incl. in pagination), vi, 426 pp.; illus.
$2500.00
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San Francisco's Fin de Siècle BohemiansEntertaining UsMore than a CENTURY Later
Doxey, William; Gelett Burgess; & others.  The Lark. San Francisco: William Doxey, 1895–97. Square 8vo. Each issue: [16] ff., and original wrappers. With the general title-leaves and added index leaves.
[SOLD]
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Black Poet, Black Photographers, Black Subjects, Major White Publisher
*&* a Margaret Armstrong Book Design
Dunbar, Paul Laurence.  When Malindy sings. New York: Dodd, Mead, & Co., 1903. 8vo (22.5 cm; 8.875").144 pp. (the blank leaf prior to the half-title is included in the page count).
$200.00
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The Collected Works of Erasmus, IncludingHis Greek New Testament
Erasmus, Desiderius.  Desiderii Erasmi opera omnia in decem tomos distincta. Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: Pieter van der Aa, 1703–06. Folio extra (39.4 cm, 15.5"). 10 vols. in 11. I: [3] ff., 24, [64] pp., 1226 cols. (i.e., 1240); engr. t.-p., 1 double-pg. engr. plt. and 1 full-pg. engr. plt. II: [6] ff., 1212 cols., [5 4] pp. III(a): [15] ff., 1104 cols.; 18 full-pg. engr. plts. III(b): [2] ff., cols. 1105-944, [92] ff.; 2 full-pg. engr. plts. IV: [3] ff., 758 cols. (i.e., 768); 1 full-pg. engr. plt., 75 single-col. engr. vignettes (3.5" sq.), and 6 double-col. engr. vignettes (4.25" x 7.25"). V: [3] ff., 1360 cols. VI: [29] ff., 1126 cols., [17] pp. VII: [6] ff., 1198 cols., [1] p. VIII: [3] ff., 652 cols. IX: [3] ff., 1248 cols.; 1 fold-out plt., 1 full-pg. plt. X: [2] ff., cols. 1249–860, [64] ff.
$17,500.00
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May Not a POET Now & Then / Reveal These Lives of Average Men?
Foss, Sam Walter.  Whiffs from wild meadows. Boston: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., copyright 1895. 8vo (19.4 cm, 7.7"). Frontis., [2], ix, [1], 272 pp.; illus.
$50.00
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Petites Histoires” with SPIRIT
Furetière, Antoine.  Furetieriana ou les bons mots, et les remarques d'histoire, de morale, de critique, de plaisanterie, & d'erudition, de Mr. Furetiere. Brusselle: François Foppens, 1696. 12mo (14.2 cm, 5.55"). Frontis., [6], 267, [13 (index)] pp.
$450.00
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Dandyism is Ridiculous *&* It Damns YouTwo Copies on One Sheet
Gómez Marín, Manuel.  [drop-title] El currutaco por alambique. [colophon: Mexico: Impreso por Luis Abadiano, 1851].
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A DUTCH Artist's BookMade & Printed in NEW YORK
Grunberg, Arnon.  Verzamelde visite kaartjes. New York: Kunst Editions, 1998. 12mo (18.5 cm; 7.5"). 2 loose leaves (half-title, title) and three booklets).
$400.00
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Take Them & Live, NEGLECT THEM & DIE
(Potions & Powders for Men & Beasts)
[Herrick, Lewis R.].  The American domestic cook book for 1870. New York: Dr. Herrick's Family Medicines, 1870. 16mo (15.8 cm, 6.25"). 32 pp.
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WithHoward Pyle's Illustrations; Without Some Other Bits
Irving, Washington.  A history of New-York from the beginning of the world to the end of the Dutch dynasty; containing, among many surprising and curious matters, the unutterable ponderings of Walter the Doubter, the disastrous projects of William the Testy, and the chivalric achievements of Peter the Headstrong — the three Dutch governors of New Amsterdam; being the only authentic history of times that ever hath been or ever will be published. New York: Printed for the Grolier Club, 1886. 8vo (23.5 cm; 9.125"). 2 vols. I: Frontis., [4 (of 6)] ff., 312 pp., 1 plate; lacks the two prelim. states of the frontis., the half-title, and the colophon leaves. II: [6], 275, [5] pp., [4] leaves of plates l lacks the two prelim. states of the frontis.
$400.00
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Up the THAMES in a Rowboat
Jerome, Jerome K.  Three men in a boatto say nothing of the dog!  Ipswich: Pr. by W.S. Cowell Ltd. for the members of the Limited Editions Club, 1975. Oblong 8vo (23.6 cm, 9.3"). xv, [1], 174, [2] pp.; 12 col. plts., 2 double-p. col. plts.
$100.00

A Comic RompAn Oxford, Meynell LEC Production
Jonson, Ben.  Volpone, or the fox. Oxford: Printed for the members of The Limited Editions Club at the University Press, 1952. Folio. (30 cm, 11.75"). [4], v–xxv, [3], 163, [2] pp.; 17 plts.
$150.00
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Mocking Catholics, the Irish, & the Incarcerated Community”
“Mahony, Dorah.”  Six months in a house of correction, or, the narrative of Dorah Mahony, who was under the influence of the Protestants about a year, and an inmate of the house of correction, in Leverett St., Boston, Massachusetts, nearly six months, in the years 18—. Boston: Benjamin B. Mussey, 1835. 12mo (15.6 cm, 6.15"). 201, [1] pp.
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Limited Editions Club: O'Neill Comedy
O'Neill, Eugene.  Ah, wilderness! New York: Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club, 1972. Folio (28.5 cm, 11.25"). 161, [3] pp.; 8 col. plts. (4 double-page).
$175.00
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Honey Moon-ing PLUS aFamous “Brazilian Monkey”
Playbill.  Boadside. Begins: “Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden. This present Friday, Nov. 11, 1825, will be acted the comedy of The Honey Moon.” London: W. Reynolds, [1825]. Folio (34.8 cm, 13.7"). [1] f.
$100.00
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First U.S. EditionsDickens & Faux-Dickens
“Quiz” [pseud. of Edward Caswall], & Charles Dickens.   Sketches of young ladies: In which these interesting members of the animal kingdom are classified according to their several instincts, habits, and general characteristics. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea, & Blanchard, 1838. 16mo (13.5 cm, 5.3"). 111, [1] pp. [with] Dickens, Charles. Sketches of young gentlemen. Dedicated to young ladies. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea, & Blanchard, 1838. 108, [2] pp.
$800.00
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Full a Fun, Tales, An Rhymes”Printed for the Author”
[Robinson, Joseph Barlow].  [Works of Sammy Twitcher]. Owd Sammy Twitcher's CRISMAS BOWK FOR THE YEAR 1870. Derby: Printed by the author, [1870]. 8vo (21.3 cm, 8.4"). 26 pp.; 4 plts. [with] Owd Sammy Twitcher's visit tu't Gret Exibishun e Darby. Derby: Pr. by the author, [1870]. 8vo. [24] pp. [and] Owd Sammy Twitcher's second visit tu't Gret Exibishun e Darby, wi' Jim. Pr. by the author, [1870]. 8vo. [24] pp. [and] Owd Sammy Twitcher's visit tu't watter cure establishment, at Matlock-Bonk. Darby: Pr. by the author, [1872]. 8vo. 54, [14 (adv.)], 22 (adv.) pp.; 4 plts.
$750.00
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Nonesuch Press Edition: A NovelC.S. Lewis & J.R.R. Tolkien Read Aloud
toMake the Inklings Laugh
Ros, Amanda McKittrick.  Irene Iddesleigh. London: Nonesuch Press, 1926. 12mo (20 cm, 7.9"). 151, [1] pp.; illus.
$125.00
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Legalese Has Always BeenJoke-Worthy
Ruggle, George.  Ignoramus. Comoedia coram rege Iacobo et totius angliae magnatibus per academicos Cantabrigienses habita. Editio quarta, locis sexcentis emendatior. London: Ex officina I[ohn] R[edmayne], 1659. 12mo (13 cm, 5.1"). Frontis., [22], 153, [1] pp.
$450.00
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Your “Spofford's” for 1843
Spofford, Thomas.  The United States farmers’ almanac, for the year of our Lord and Saviour 1843. ... Fitted to five different meridians; and calculated for the whole United States, the British provinces, and Texas. ... / By Thomas Spofford. [24 lines of verse]. Boston: Thos. Groom & Co., 1842. 12mo. 36 pp.
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An Underground Pamphlet Satirizing the World ofUnderground Pamphlets,
Their “Poets,” & Their Vendors
(Surreptitious Printing).  The dovvnefall of temporizing poets, unlicenst printers, upstart booksellers, trotting mercuries, and bawling hawkers. [London]: Printed merrily, and may be read unhappily, betwixt Hawke and Bussard [but really, J. Barker, printer, Great Russell street, Covent Garden., for J. Sturt], 1641 [i.e., ca. 1815]. Small 4to (20 cm; 7.75") bound in a tall 8vo (24 cm; 9.5"). [1] f., 5, [1 (blank)] pp.
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A SERIES OF SURTEES —

An Enduring Figure ofEnglish Comic Literature
Surtees, Robert Smith.  Handley Cross; or, Mr. Jorrocks's hunt. London: [Whitefriars Press, 1888]. 8vo (22.6 cm, 8.9"). xiii, [3], 578 pp.; 17 col. plts., 31 plts.
$100.00
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The Thrill of the ChaseIllustrated by Phiz
Surtees, Robert Smith.  Hawbuck Grange.  London: [Whitefriars Press, 1888]. 8vo (22.6 cm, 8.9"). [14], 265, [1] pp.; 8 col. plts.; 13 plts.
$125.00
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Chasing afterFoxes & Fortunes: 13 Hand-Colored Plates
Surtees, Robert Smith.  Mr. Sponge's sporting tour. London: [Whitefriars Press, 1888]. 8vo (22.6 cm, 8.9"). [2], x, [2], 450 pp.; 13 col. plts., 30 plts.
$125.00

Social Satire at Brighton: Illustrated by Leech
Surtees, Robert Smith.  Plain or ringlets?  London: [Whitefriars Press, 1888]. 8vo (22.6 cm, 8.9"). x, [4], 398 pp.; 12 col. plts., 8 plts.
$125.00
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The La Crosse Morning Leader's Leader Speaks
Taylor, Lute A.  Lute Taylor's chip basket; being choice selections from the lectures, essays, addresses, editorials, and public and social correspondence. Hudson, WI: Star & Times Printing House, 1874. 8vo (17.4 cm, 6.75"). Frontis., 218 pp.
$40.00
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Starting with, How First Love May Interrupt Breakfast”
Thackeray, William Makepeace.  The history of Pendennis. New York: Harper & Brothers, [1849]. 8vo (23.5 cm, 9.25"). [10]–104 pp.; illus.
$125.00
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The Bat . . . Is a Murderous Plaything”
“Thine, Bawlingly.”  Something for the admirers of base ball. New York: Glenn Horowitz, 1990. 16mo (21.5 cm, 8.5"). 12, [4] pp.; illus.
$125.00
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What FUN It Would Have Been to Be
HANDED ONE OF THESE!!!
[Townley, James, of Ramsgate]; & Samuel Bishop, Mary Bishop, & Mary Palmer Bishop.   A collection of 15 broadsides and pamphlets. London: 1794–1807. Various sizes, mostly folio.
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“A Complete Compendium of Declamation”
[Victor, Orville J.], ed.  Beadle's dime American speaker comprising gems of elocution and humor, for schools, exhibitions, parlors, etc. New York: Beadle & Adams, [1872?]. 12mo (16.3 cm, 6.4"). [2], [vii], 98, [2 (adv.)] pp.
$90.00
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“The Finest Novel aboutADVERTISING Ever Written”
Wells, H.G.  Tono-Bungay. New York: Printed for the Members of The Limited Editions Club, 1960. 4to (24.8 cm, 9.75"). xii, [2], 395, [3] pp. 15 plates.
$75.00
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Deluxe Comedic Production, Deluxe Binding
Wills, William Henry, ed.  Poets' wit and humour. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1861. 8vo (22.8 cm, 9"). [8], 278, [1] pp.; illus.
$975.00
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They're th'Stylishest Relations We Got”
Wing, Francis Marion.  “The fotygraft album” shown to the new neighbor by Rebecca Sparks Peters aged eleven. Chicago: Reilly & Britton Co., 1915. 8vo. [96] pp.; illus.
$45.00
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