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1 Charlie Brown's 'Cyclopedia: Super Questions and Answers and Amazing Facts: 15 Volume Set Charles M. Schultz
New York NY Funk & Wagnalls, Inc 1980 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Publish date 1980-1981. Super Questions and Answers and Amazing Facts, told by the Peanuts characters, with many cartoons. Illustrated hardbacks, illustrated endpapers. Set paged sequentially - 720 numbered pages, with index in Vol. 15. Condition: Very Good to Good+: pages clean, crisp, no markings to text, all have bookseller's stamp with marker line on ffep, light wear to most covers, no fading, covers may have an occasional mark, vol. 6 has some smudges, vol. 8 cover stain. The set weighs over 12 lbs and will require extra postage. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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2 Early American Comedy Colby, Elbridge
New York The New York Public Library 1919 Soft cover Good Book 
Softcover ex-seminary library pamphlet, affixed to and preserved in pressboard. 11 pp, no illustrations. Discusses trends in early American plays from pre-Colonial times to approximately the 1860s. "Reprinted August 1919 from the Bulletin of the New York public library of July 1919." Condition: Good; smudging to cover, some creasing, typical library markings and labels on protective pressboard. Pages clean and free of marks other than pencilled numbering on verso of title page. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Barely Proper: An Unplayable Play, Cushing, Tom
3 Barely Proper: An Unplayable Play Cushing, Tom
New York Farrar & Rinehart Inc. 1931 Fifth Printing Hardcover Good Fair Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Mordecai Gorelik 
Hilarious satirical play that comments on cultism. Illustrator: Mordecai Gorelik. Small hardback in dustjacket. 93 pages. Copyright 1931, 5th printing. Book Condition : Good; overall pages are clean and bright with a light dampstain to foredge of the last few. No markings, no creases, no tears. Cover has mild darkening along the top front edge and light edge wear. Hinges are intact. Dustjacket Condition : Good; price unclipped; wear to corners, light staining to rear DJ on left side. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 Nancy Hartshorn at Chautaqua McPherson, M.E.
New York NY J.S. Ogilvie & Co. 1882 1st Edition Hardcover Good Minus No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Likely 1st Edition. Late 19th century fictional humor/satire of the Chautauqua movement written in a plain folksy dialect. Book Condition : Good-; early signs of binding separation, boards and pages all intact and together; light scuffing to covers; mild bumping to spine ends and cover corners; age toning to text block and inside covers. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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5 The Notion-Counter: A Farrago of Foibles, Being Notes About Nothing by Nobody Nobody
Boston MA The Atlantic Monthly Press 1922 Hardcover Good Plus No Dust Jacket Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
1924 4th printing. Collection of humorous essays, centered on marriage and family life, which first appeared in The Atlantic Monthly. Book Condition: Very Good; no text marks; binding tight; rubbing to fabric covered boards near spine; light age toning to text block; spot on rear of half-title page. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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6 Piney Woods Tavern; or, Sam Slick in Texas (Series: Peterson's Illustrated Uniform Edition of Humorous American Works) Paxton, Philip (Samuel Adam Hammett)
Philadelphia, PA T. B. Peterson and Brothers 1858 1st Edition Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Frontier tales and humor from the 19850s. Red cloth boards, stamped ornamentation and titles, gilt spine titles. 309 pp.; two black and white etchings as frontis., with tissue protector. Condition: Fair; the (folded) leaf with the illustrations separated and laid in; binding secure, pages have spots and speckles of toning, cover very scuffed - spine titles hard to read, corners & hinges worn, spine ends torn at hinges with some loss. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Freddie, Reilly, Frank A.
7 Freddie Reilly, Frank A.
New York Farrar & Rinehart 1942 First Edition Hardcover Good Fair Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall Donald Gunn 
A story about a comic strip character who makes a living doing funny, foolish things, but eventually becomes dissatisfied with his role of scapegoat and clumsy fellow. He yearns to be a dashing adventurer and to perform the thrilling feats of the heroes of the straight adventure strips adjacent to his own. Cute cartoon drawings by Donald Gunn. Pictorial hardback in matching dustjacket. Unpaginated. Condition : Good/Fair; previous owner stamping to half title page. Pages clean and bright, no markings, no creases and no tears. Endpapers have some aging. Cover clean with light edge wear to corners and spine ends. Hinges intact but a little shaken. Dustjacket is light soiled, worn, torn and creased with tattered edges and a little paper missing. Hardcover 
Price: 15.00 USD
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