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1 Ariail, Robert. Ariail Attack! More Cartoons by Robert Ariail. With an Introduction by Alex Sanders.
The State, (19992). First Edition. 
Signed by the Author. Oblong octavo, softbound (stiff, blue, illus. wrappers), 159 pp. Near-Fine. From lower cover: Day in, day out, Robert Ariail's cartoons enliven and illuminate the editorial pages of The State with graphic perception and wicked wit. Whether he's drawing a bead on local politicians or training his sights on presidents and politicos afar, his cartoons command attention because his pen is lethal and his aim unerring. These abilities have produced a large following within South Carolina and without, evidenced by his national and regional awards including The Society of Professional Journalists Green Eyeshade Award for best cartoon; The National Headliner Award for consistently outstanding editorial cartoons; and two awards in The Fischetti Editorial Cartoon Competition, which annually selects the ten best cartoonists in the nation. Ariail is a Columbia native and a Distinguished Alumnus of The University of South Carolina. In 1990, Ariail published his first collection of cartoons, Ariail View, which was an instant success selling nearly 5000 copies in three months and remaining Columbia's best seller for many weeks. In his introduction to Ariail Attack, Alex Sanders, Chief Judge of South Carolina's Court of Appeals, says the most threating inkmonger of them all -- particularly if the politician happens to be self-serving, self-important or otherwise overstuffed -- is the political cartoonist... Nobody does it with a sharper eye than Robert Ariail, at least nobody around here. Turn these pages and judge for yourself. 
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2 Bailey, Hillary G. So Was Your Old Man. A Commentary on Joys, Jobs, and Jackasses.
Boston: Branden Press, (1976). 
Signed & inscribed by author on dedication page. Octavo, red leatherette (hardcover), 351 pp. Fine, in a Good dust jacket with light soiling and two hairline tairs. From jacket: In an age where anyone over sixty is thought to be ‘over the hill,' Hillary G. Bailey takes a hard look at history to discover that neither young folks nor old have ever been immune to human frailty: for all its accomplishments, humankind is still very much a babe in the woods. Bailey -- who has traveled the world with camera in had, observing the monuments and wreckages of human endeavor -- blends compassion with satire in this richly illustrated, highly quotable dissertation... 
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3 Beerbohm, Max. A Variety of Things.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1928. First American Edition. 
Octavo, black cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, uncut, x, 268 pp. Very Good, with bookplate and lightly rubbed edges. Contents: The Dreadful Dragon of Hay Hill; A Stranger in Venice; The Spirit of Caricature; T. Fenning Dodworth; Aubrey Beardsley; A Social Success; The Guerdon; The Story of the Small Boy and the Barley-Sugar; Yai and the Moon; Not That I Would Boast. 
Price: 10.50 USD
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4 Cilauro, Santo; Gleisner, Tom; Sitch, Rob. San Sombrero: A Land of Carnivals, Cocktails and Coups. [Jetlag Travel: For the Undiscerning Traveller].
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (2006). First Edition. 
Octavo, softbound (stiff, full-color illus. wrappers); cover flaps; slick, full-color illus. pages; 200 pp. With Bonus Hot Guide. Fine (As New). From lower cover: Each year more and more visitors are discovering the magic of San Sombrero, lured by its tropical charms, exotic lifestyle, and lack of extradition treaties with the outside world. Proudly considered the birthplace of tinted sunglasses and sequins, this fascinating land is packed with things to see and do. Have your photo taken with a colourfully dressed ruhmero (drunk) while his accomplice steals your wallet. Sway to the steamy bababumba, one of the few dances in the world to routinely involve an exchange of body fluids. Try red-water rafting your way down a river of boiling lava. Or simply sit back and sip a molitivo cocktail while listening to the hypnotic rhythm of government helicopters strafing a nearby rebel stronghold. Crammed with expert advice, this fully updated guide contains everything the unsusecting traveller needs to know about San Sombrero, Central America's forgotten jewel... 
Price: 6.00 USD
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5 Count Palmiro Vicarion. Count Palmiro Vicarion's Book of Limericks.
Paris: The Olympia Press, MCMLVI (1956). First Edition. 
Octavo, paperbound (stiff, illus. green wrappers with flaps), 207 pp. Very Good+, with lightly rubbed edges. Collection of naughty limericks. First edition, printed in Paris and smuggled secretly into Britain. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 Howells, William Dean. Buying a Horse.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, The Riverside Press Cambridge, 1916. 
Duodecimo, brown boards (hardcover), paper label, 44 pp. Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7 Hume, Bill and John Annarino. Anchors Are Heavy....... Text by John Annarino. Cartoons by Bill Hume.
Rutland, Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle Company, (1955). 
Octavo, softbound (stiff, color illus. wrappers), 101 pp. Very Good, with lightly rubbed edges. From lower cover: Anchors Are Heavy, a hilarious collection of naval humor, conceived by those two eminent Far Eastern humor experts, John Annarino and Bill Hume, authors of Babysan and When We Get Back Homje, is sure to delight and paralyze with laughter even the sourest of sour-pusses. Written with happty-go-lucky humor and rolling-in-the-isle wit, Anchors Are Heavy exposes and explains a lot about the Navy that both servicement and civilians have found provoking, fascinating and funny. Rioting with the comic aspecs of a sailor's life, these commentaries and cartoons transport the reader to a laughable country of naval slang, sailors, ships, girls and short-arm inspections. Homorous as they are, the commentaries provide some of the truest pictures of naval life the reader is likely to get without actually joining the Navy. This is a book for the man, woman, child or marine who likes his humor straight, lusty and side-splitting. It is somewhow reassuring to know that in a world of inspections, duty and KP there is always something to laugh at and, as this book provides, someone to laugh with. 
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8 Hume, Bill. Babysan's World: The Hume'n Slant on Japan.
Rutland, Vt: Charles E. Tuttle Co., (1956). 
Octavo, paperbound (stiff, full-color illus. wrappers), 127 pp. Near-Fine, with lightly rubbed edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9 Johnson, Robert B. and Billie Niles Chadbourne. Times-Square Samurai. Or, The Improbable Japanese Occupation of New York.
Rutland, Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle Co., Publishers, (1966). 
Octavo, paperbound (stiff, illus. wrappers), 90 pp. Lower cover rubbed almost through; otherwise, a bright and attractive copy in protective plastic wrappers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 Keillor, Garrison. The Book of Guys. Stories by Garrison Keillor.
Advance Uncorrected Proofs. New York: Viking, [ca. 1993]. 
Octavo, softbound, 345 pp. Fine. “The American guy is in trouble, under siege, feeling foolish about his gender, and here to his rescue rides Garrison Keillor, with twenty hilarious stories about gods and heroes, sad sacks and dim bulbs.” 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11 Moore, Merrill. Illigitimate Sonnets.
New York: Twayne Publishers, Incl, (1950). Review Copy, First Edition. 
Inscribed by the Author on ffep. First Appearance of Edward Gorey's work in a book. Octavo, red cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 125 pp. Near-Fine, with former-owner stamp, in a Very Good, mylar protected dust jacket with light edgewear. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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12 RAFF and Anthony Armstrong. Goodbye Nice Types.
London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., (1946). First Edition. 
Small octavo, tan illus. cloth (hardcover), 71 pp. Near-Fine, with light foxing (age darkened spotting) and bookplate; in a Very Good+, brightly illustrated dust jacket with a bit of edgewear. From dust jacket: RAFF and Anthony Armstrong have delighted such a host of readers with their previous records of Nice Types to be met with in the Royal Air Force, that the demand for a third volume on similar lines was inevitable. At the end of the war most of the Air Force Nice Types were scattered to the four winds of Civvy Street. Fortunately, however, our popular collaborators occasionally came face-to-face with erstwhile Nice Types, from the Station Commander down to the humble but inimitable A.C. 2 Plonk, with the result that once again these delightful personalities have become the subjects of Anthony Armstrong's engaging humour and are pictured by Raff with characteristic wit and insight... 
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13 RAFF and Anthony Armstrong. More Nice Types.
London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., (1944). First Edition. 
Small octavo, tan illus. cloth (hardcover), 71 pp. Near-Fine, with light foxing (age darkened spotting) and bookplate; in a Very Good+, brightly illustrated dust jacket with a bit of edgewear. From dust jacket: Having received numberless protests from obviously Nice Types not depicted in their previous work under that title, A. A. and RAFF have felt it safer to compile a further volume. Even so some Nice Types have had to be omitted, for paper is short, books are small, and there is the cost to be considered of fountain pen ink, typewriter ribbon, drawing pencils and, notably, beer for interviewing Nice Types with. Still, as the authors say, “the years come round and in deference to enormous and somewhat hostile clamour, we're producing herewith another selection of R.A.F. Nice Types.” 
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14 Wing, Frank. The Fotygraft Album, Shown to the New Neighbor by Rebecca Sparks Peters, Aged Eleven.
Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co., [1926]. New, Enlarged Edition. 
Tall, narrow octovo (hardcover), black faux leather, gilt letters, [110] pp. Plates. ‘Family portraits' explained by a young girl to a new neighbor. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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