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An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon Founded Upon the Seventh Edition of Liddell and Scott's Greek-English Lexicon
1 An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon Founded Upon the Seventh Edition of Liddell and Scott's Greek-English Lexicon
Oxford Clarendon Press 1980 Eighth Edition. Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Publisher's full blue cloth, gilt lettering on spine. top edge foxed, marking in dark pink pen on bottom edge, price on dust jacket clipped, else tight, square, unmarked, and clean. VERY GOOD+/VERY GOOD . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 910 pp 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
2 A' Beckett, Gilbert Abbott The Comic History of Rome
London Bradbury and Evans 1852 First Edition. First Printing Hard Cover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by John Leech 
Expertly rebacked in half-leather over marbled boards, original spine laid down in six compartments, gilt lettering on red label in one compartment, intricate gilt tooling in remainder. Illustrated with 10 hand-colored steel engravings and 98 in-text woodcuts. . Edges and corners mildly shelf-worn, unmarked, tight and square, light foxing on a few preliminary pages only, other slightly browning but supple, else fine. All illustrations bright and clean. VERY GOOD. . Hand colored steel engravings. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xii, (i), 308 pp 
Price: 1200.00 USD
 
 
The Comic History of Rome, A' Beckett, Gilbert Abbott
3 A' Beckett, Gilbert Abbott The Comic History of Rome
London Bradbury, Agnew & Co. N.D. Reprint. First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine with no dust jacket Illustrated by John Leech 
Expertly rebacked in half-leather over marbled boards, original spine laid down in six compartments, gilt lettering in two compartments, intricate gilt tooling in remainder. Illustrated with ten hand-colored steel engravings and 98 in-text woodcuts by John Leech. nd (c. 1870). "One of the wittiest writers of the day" (Allibone, 152), writer Becket worked with illustrator Leech on the staff of the poplar and influential humor magazine "Punch." Leech’s "humor is as keen, his sense of fun as marked [as George Cruikshank’s] [Leech’s pictures] are of the most graphic and mirth-producing kind, and yet the raillery is invariably good-humored" (DNB). Gilbert Abbott à Beckett (1811-1856) was an English humorist, lawyer and writer. He was born in London and belonged to a family claiming descent from Thomas Becket. He was educated at Westminster School and was called to the bar at Gray's Inn in 1841. He edited the comic paper "Figaro in London" and was one of the original staff of "Punch" and a contributor until his death. He was an active journalist on "The Times" and "The Morning Herald," contributed a series of light articles to "The Illustrated London News," conducted in 1846 "The Almanack of the Month" and found time to produce some fifty or sixty plays, among them dramatized versions of Charles Dickens's shorter stories, written in collaboration with Mark Lemon. He is perhaps best known as the author of "Comic History of England," "Comic History of Rome," "Comic Blackstone," etc. He wrote the book for two operas with music composed by his wife Mary Anne à Beckett (née Glossop), "Agnes Sorrel" and "Red Riding Hood." . Boards mildly shelf-worn, unmarked, tight and square. All illustrations bright and clean. NEAR FINE. . Hand colored steel engravings. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xii, (i), 308 pp 
Price: 500.00 USD
 
 
The Comic History of England: with Twenty Coloured Etchings, and Two Hundred Woodcuts by John Leech (Two Volumes bound in One), A'Beckett, Gilbert Abbott
4 A'Beckett, Gilbert Abbott The Comic History of England: with Twenty Coloured Etchings, and Two Hundred Woodcuts by John Leech (Two Volumes bound in One)
London Bradbury, Agnew, & Co. N.D. Reprint. 1 Leather Near Fine with no dust jacket Illustrated by John Leech 
Beautifully bound in burgundy half leather over marbled boards by Henry Young and Sons, spine in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in one compartment, elaborate gilt tooling in the remainder, gilt borders on covers, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. nd (c. 1864). Profusely illustrated with 20 hand-colored etchings and 200 woodcuts by John Leech. Gilbert Abbott à Beckett (1811 – 1856) was an English humorist, lawyer and writer. He was born in London, the son of a lawyer, and belonged to a family claiming descent from Thomas Becket. He was educated at Westminster School and was called to the bar at Gray's Inn in 1841. He edited the comic paper "Figaro in London" and was one of the original staff of "Punch" and a contributor until his death. He was an active journalist on "The Times" and "The Morning Herald," contributed a series of light articles to "The Illustrated London News," conducted in 1846 "The Almanack of the Month" and found time to produce some fifty or sixty plays, among them dramatized versions of Charles Dickens's shorter stories, written in collaboration with Mark Lemon. He is perhaps best known as the author of "Comic History of England," "Comic History of Rome," "Comic Blackstone," etc. He wrote the book for two operas with music composed by his wife Mary Anne à Beckett (née Glossop), "Agnes Sorrel" and "Red Riding Hood." John Leech’s "humor is as keen, his sense of fun as marked [as George Cruikshank’s] [Leech’s pictures] are of the most graphic and mirth-producing kind, and yet the raillery is invariably good-humored" (DNB).. The volume is in excellent condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean, with only very minor cover and edge-wear. NEAR FINE. . Color Engravings and B&W Woodcuts. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xviii, 320, 304 pp 
Price: 650.00 USD
 
 
The Comic History of England: with Twenty Coloured Etchings, and Two Hundred Woodcuts by John Leech (Two Volumes bound in One), A'Beckett, Gilbert Abbott
5 A'Beckett, Gilbert Abbott The Comic History of England: with Twenty Coloured Etchings, and Two Hundred Woodcuts by John Leech (Two Volumes bound in One)
London Bradbury, Agnew, & Co. N.D. Reprint. 1 Leather Near Fine with no dust jacket Illustrated by John Leech 
Beautifully bound in burgundy half leather over marbled boards, spine in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in two compartments, elaborate gilt tooling in the remainder, blind-stamped borders on covers, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. nd (c. 1864). Profusely illustrated with 20 colored etchings and 200 woodcuts by John Leech. Gilbert Abbott à Beckett (1811-1856) was an English humorist, lawyer and writer. He was born in London and belonged to a family claiming descent from Thomas Becket. He was educated at Westminster School and was called to the bar at Gray's Inn in 1841. He edited the comic paper "Figaro in London" and was one of the original staff of "Punch" and a contributor until his death. He was an active journalist on "The Times" and "The Morning Herald," contributed a series of light articles to "The Illustrated London News," conducted in 1846 "The Almanack of the Month" and found time to produce some fifty or sixty plays, among them dramatized versions of Charles Dickens's shorter stories, written in collaboration with Mark Lemon. He is perhaps best known as the author of "Comic History of England," "Comic History of Rome," "Comic Blackstone," etc. He wrote the book for two operas with music composed by his wife Mary Anne à Beckett (née Glossop), "Agnes Sorrel" and "Red Riding Hood." John Leech’s "humor is as keen, his sense of fun as marked [as George Cruikshank’s] [Leech’s pictures] are of the most graphic and mirth-producing kind, and yet the raillery is invariably good-humored" (DNB). . The volume is in excellent condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean, with only one minor chip on the spine, and very modest shelf-wear. NEAR FINE. . Color Engravings and B&W Woodcuts. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xviii, 320, 304 pp 
Price: 500.00 USD
 
 
Dogbert's Top Secret Management Handbook, Adams, Scott
6 Adams, Scott Dogbert's Top Secret Management Handbook
NY Harper Business 1996 0887307884 / 9780887307881 First Edition Thus. Later Printing Hard Cover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Scott Adams 
Publisher's laminated boards. Profusely illustrated in B&W. . FINE/FINE.. B&W Illustrations. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Unpaginated pp 
Price: 5.00 USD
 
 
Black Maria New Cartoon Collection, Addams, Chas
7 Addams, Chas Black Maria New Cartoon Collection
New York Simon and Schuster 1960 First Edition Thus. First Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket Illustrated by Chas Addams 
B&W cartoons. 4to 11" - 13" tall. 96 pp 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
De Coverley Papers, Addison, Joseph; Samuel Thurber (ed)
8 Addison, Joseph; Samuel Thurber (ed) De Coverley Papers
Boston Allyn and Bacon 1892 First Edition. First Edition Hard Cover Good with no dust jacket 
Publisher's full paper-covered boards, lettering on spine and cover. In the second number of Addison and Steele’s SPECTATOR papers eighteenth-century readers were introduced to the members of “The Club.” Heading the list of those characters who, among them, were intended to represent the entire range of public opinion and enlightened bias for the London of 1711 was “a gentleman of Worcestershire, of ancient descent, a baronet, his name Sir Roger de Coverley.” Sir Roger was initially conceived of as an aging Restoration rake. In the old days he. . . was what you call a fine gentleman, had often supped with my Lord Rochester and Sir George Etherege, fought a duel upon first coming to town, and kicked Bully Dawson in a public coffeehouse for calling him “youngster.” By the time of THE SPECTATOR, however, he had been mellowed by years of unrequited love for a “perverse beautiful widow of the next county to him,” and had become that quaint and lovable representative of the Tory landowning class, an amiable but rather ineffectual anachronism who was to stand as the most popular and the best remembered of the many characters that appeared in the 555 numbers of the original SPECTATOR. . Spine sunned, covers solile, former owners' names on fep, else near fine. GOOD. . The Academy Series of English Classics Series. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 82, 13-adverts pp 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
Much Ado About Me, Allen, Fred
9 Allen, Fred Much Ado About Me
Boston Little, Brown & Company 1956 Fourth Printing Hard Cover Good in Good dust jacket 
Publisher's full blue cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt signature of author on lower front cover. Illustrated with 11 B&W photographs. . Hinge starting, spine very lightly faded, pages yellowed, else square and unmarked. Price clipped dust jacket has small tears to head and heel of spine, some shelf-wear, inside hinge is foxed, in protective mylar cover. GOOD/GOOD.. B&W Photographs. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 380 pp 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
Don't stand too close to a Naked Man, Allen, Tim
10 Allen, Tim Don't stand too close to a Naked Man
New York Hyperion 1994 1 Hard Cover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall. X,210 pp 
Price: 3.00 USD
 
 
Don't Drink the Water, Allen, Woody
11 Allen, Woody Don't Drink the Water
NY Random House 1967 Stated First Edition. First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Quarter bound in publisher's light gold cloth over blue boards, publisher's medallion blind-stamped on the front cover, dark pink lettering on spine, pink topstain. Illustrated with b&w photographs from the play on Broadway. . Head of spine has very slight shelf-wear, else pristine, unmarked, tight, square and clean. Price clipped dust jacket is lightly creased at the head of the spine and the upper tip of the front cover and has light rubbing to the rear panel. NEAR FINE/ VERY GOOD+. . B&W Photographs. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 112 pp 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
Maledicta 9: Lillian Mermin Feinsilver Festschrift 1986-1987: The International Journal of Verbal Aggression, Aman, Reinhold (ed)
12 Aman, Reinhold (ed) Maledicta 9: Lillian Mermin Feinsilver Festschrift 1986-1987: The International Journal of Verbal Aggression
Waukesah, Wisconsin Maledicta Press 1986 0916500292 / 9780916500290 First Printing Soft Cover Fine with no dust jacket 
Clean, unmarked, square, and tight. FINE.. Maledicta Series. Vol. 9. B&W Illustrations. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 320 pp 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
Drat!  Being the Encapsulated View of Life by W. C. Fields in His Own Words., Anobile, Richard J.
13 Anobile, Richard J. Drat! Being the Encapsulated View of Life by W. C. Fields in His Own Words.
NY NAL/ The World Publishing Company 1968 Stated First Edition. First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine in Poor dust jacket 
Publisher's full bright red cloth with a b&w illustration of W. C. Fields on the front cover, black lettering on spine. Profusely illustrated with full-page b&w photographs from the movies Fields starred in. . Small bump to bottom tip, light foxing to endpapers, else unmarked, tight, square and clean. Unclipped dust jacket has splash marks, small closed rips and soiling. NEAR FINE/ POOR. . B&W Photographs. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. 128 pp 
Price: 7.00 USD
 
 
Hell of a Way to Run a Railroad, Arno, Peter
14 Arno, Peter Hell of a Way to Run a Railroad
New York Simon and Schuster 1956 First Edition Thus. First Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Quarter bound in beige cloth over pink boards, white and blue lettering on cover, blue lettering on spine. Illustrated with author's full-page B&W cartoons throughout. . Spine and boards lightly soiled, endpapers browning. Price-clipped dust jacket shows moderate chipping and wear including inch-long tear to front panel near heel of spine. VERY GOOD+/GOOD+ . 4to 11" - 13" tall. 128 pp 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
15 Arno, Peter Hell of a Way to Run a Railroad
New York Simon and Schuster 1956 First Edition Thus. First Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Quarter bound in beige cloth over pink boards, white and blue lettering on cover, blue lettering on spine. Illustrated with author's full-page B&W cartoons throughout. . Spine is chipped on top and bottom. . B&W Illustrations. 4to 11" - 13" tall. 128 pp 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
Slightly Out of Order: Best Cartoons from the Continent, Association Internationale des Humoristes
16 Association Internationale des Humoristes Slightly Out of Order: Best Cartoons from the Continent
NY Viking 1958 First Printing Hard Cover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Quarter bound in publisher's yellow cloth over brick red boards, cartoon embossed on the front cover in black, black lettering on spine. Illustrated with B&W cartoons by members of the Association Internationale des Humoristes. . Spine is lightly cocked, slight shelf-wear to heel of spine, lower tip of front cover is slightly bumped, else unmarked, tight and clean. VERY GOOD. . B&W drawings. 4to 11" - 13" tall. 96 pp 
Price: 11.00 USD
 
 
Mr. Bonaparte of Corsica, Bangs, John Kendrick; H. W. McVickar (Illus)
17 Bangs, John Kendrick; H. W. McVickar (Illus) Mr. Bonaparte of Corsica
NY Harper & Brothers 1895 First Edition Thus. First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine with no dust jacket Illustrated by Harry Whitney McVickar 
Publisher's full gold cloth, gilt, black and red lettering and decoration on spine and cover, publisher's red medallion embossed on rear cover. Illustrated with 19 full-page and hundreds of in-text B&W drawings by Harry Whitney McVickar (1860-1905). . Former owner's name and date (Dec. 2, 1896) on ffep, slightly cocked, else fine. NEAR FINE. . B&W Drawings. 16mo 6" - 7" tall. xii, 265, (6) pp 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
EIGHT GREAT COMEDIES, Barnet, Sylvan; Morton Berman; and William Burto (eds)
18 Barnet, Sylvan; Morton Berman; and William Burto (eds) EIGHT GREAT COMEDIES
NY New American Library / A Mentor Book 1958 1 Soft Cover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Publisher's glossy wraps. 12mo. 469, (3) pp. Includes The Clouds by Aristophanes; Manfragola by Niccolo Machiavelli; Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare; The Miser by Moliere; The Beggar's Opera by John Gay; The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde; Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov; and Amrs and the Man by George Bernard Shaw; as well as several essays on Comedy. This is a new, unopened copy, with a former owner's name written on the fep, else fine. NEAR FINE.. Mass Market Paperback. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
Price: 3.00 USD
 
 
Dave Barry Does Japan, Barry, Dave
19 Barry, Dave Dave Barry Does Japan
New York Random House 1992 0679404856 / 9780679404859 First Edition. 1 Hard Cover As New in As New dust jacket 
Quarter bound in blue cloth over white boards, copper lettering on spine . Both the volume and the unclipped dust jacket are in perfect, unmarked condition. AS NEW/AS NEW.. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. x, 210, (3) pp 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
Dave Barry Does Japan, Barry, Dave
20 Barry, Dave Dave Barry Does Japan
New York Random House 1992 0679404856 / 9780679404859 1 Hard Cover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Quarter bound in blue cloth over white boards, copper lettering on spine. . Both the volume and the unclipped dust jacket are in excellent, unmarked condition. FINE/FINE.. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. x, 210, (3) pp 
Price: 8.00 USD
 
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