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Fiction - Humor

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CANADIAN HUMOUR AND SATIRE Themes in Canadian Literature, Ford, Theresa M. (editor)
41 Ford, Theresa M. (editor) CANADIAN HUMOUR AND SATIRE Themes in Canadian Literature
Macmillan 1976 0770512631 / 9780770512637 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Very light edgewear, light creasing. Internal pages are tight & clean other than 3-4 pages with pencil writing. "Within the ranks of its professional writers and cartoonists, Canada has always enjoyed a splendid corps of humorists and satirists who have consistently entertained us, diverted us, and chided us" Includes humourous writings by Eric Nicol, T. C. Haliburton, Stephen Leacock , Don Harron, Robert Service, Max Ferguson, Irvin Layton, Dave Broadfoot, Ethel /wilson, Robertson Davies, Mordecai Richler and several others. (*shipping will be reduced to all locations) ; 8vo 
Price: 13.50 USD
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42 Fountain, Leatrice LOVE TO THE IRISH
Curtis Books 1967 First Edition Softcover Good 
Curtis Books 1967, paperback. Pages unmarked other than two bookstore stamps on endpages, age tanning to pages and covers. Cover has moderate edge/corner wear, edge rubbing along spine, fading to spine bottom and light creasing to rear. "Sarah Bart exploded on Dublin like a sexy sparkler, and no one knew what to make of her. Was she a fiendishly clever American spy? An amoral Communist? Or an unprincipled seductress out to break every heart in Ireland? [111-osl] ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 5.50 USD
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GOOD COMPANY, Frances Shields
43 Frances Shields GOOD COMPANY
Dial Press 1984 0385279469 / 9780385279468 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
HC/DJ - near fine/VG. Hardcover is unmarked, other than a light stain to one outer edge. Jacket has light edgewear and a few small edge tears. "A lively comedy/mystery involving a gym teacher, a 'superannuated virgin', a lonely widower, a troubled art historian, a grand dame & a tax expert whose reputation outside the office rests with her skintight peach satin pants....a zany, convoluted tale". (400noto) ; 8vo 
Price: 12.95 USD
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FLASH FOR FREEDOM!, Fraser, George macDonald
44 Fraser, George macDonald FLASH FOR FREEDOM!
London Pan Books 1975 0330233211 / 9780330233217 3rd Impression Softcover Very Good 
Pan Books, London 1975, paperback, same ISBN (cover art differs). Cover has light wear to edges and corners, light soiling, rubbing along spine edges. Interior clean and unmarked, age tanning to page edges. B/w illus. The third outrageous installment of the immortal Flashman papers, 1848-9, which plunges our unwilling hero into the West African slave trade, fleeing from Dahomey Amazons and helping abolitionists up the Mississippi, only to be rescued from slave catchers by Abraham Lincoln. (180os? ) ; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Tall; 
Price: 6.00 USD
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FLASHMAN, Fraser, George MacDonald
45 Fraser, George MacDonald FLASHMAN
London Pan Books 1974 0330024841 / 9780330024846 Softcover Very Good 
Pan Books 1974, Reprint edition. Light edge and corner wear, small section of pages lightly wrinkled on the edge with a light stain to those areas, light creasing to covers, light staining. Interior unmarked. Flashman is a bully, a liar, a womaniser, a coward .. And irresistible! ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Rogue, liar, coward - and disarmingly frank abut the dog he is - Flashman has to forego the bedrooms and duelling grounds of England for the 97 ways of Hindu lovemaking and the horrors of the first Afghan war. How he survives to become an undeserved and Imperial hero makes a shamelessly robust and exciting odyssey. [160-noto] 
Price: 4.95 USD
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FLASHMAN'S LADY, Fraser, George MacDonald
46 Fraser, George MacDonald FLASHMAN'S LADY
London Pan Books 1979 Softcover Very Good 
Pan Books, London 1979, ISBN 0330255355. Light edge and corner wear to covers, light soiling outer edge of pages, light creasing to cover, spine has age tanning, tiny tear upper edge rear, interior clean and unmarked. "The sixth adventure of the inimitable Victorian cad lands him up the creek with Borneo headhunters and sweating with terror in the arms of a black female Caligula, as he rogers, blusters and cowers his way to fresh laurels'. "--The Observer. (160noto) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 5.50 USD
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HEADLONG, Frayn, Michael
47 Frayn, Michael HEADLONG
London Faber & Faber 1999 0571201474 / 9780571201471 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Excellent condition, only very light wear to cover, no markings. 395 pages. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1999. The story of a young would-be art historian, suddenly sees an opportunity of a chance of a lifetime to "discover" a hidden masterpiece - and make money for himself....; 8vo; His "Headlong" race for fame and riches leads to a moral and intellectual labyrinth. Frayn is the master of plot - and this is a fine black comedy. ( 400-noto) 
Price: 5.50 USD
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48 Freed, Josh & Kalina, Jon (editors) THE ANGLO GUIDE TO SURVIVAL IN QUEBEC
Montreal Eden Press 1983 0920792332. / 9780920792339 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Light edge & corner wear, couple small corner creases, light soiling to cover. Interior clean & unmarked. Age tanning to page edges. B/w illus. 147 pages. After the Parti Quebecois came to power, the world discovered the plight of a previously unknown minority - English speaking Quebecers, better known as Anglophones. At first, very little was known abou Anglos except that: - they like to move in a westerly direction- they have no inspired culinary dish- they know how to hail a taxi in French- they haven't laughed since 1976 - until now. At last, the incredible story of their suvival can be told: - Read 'Bringing up Bebe' and find out why your child sounds like a French garage mechanic. - Learn how to curse in Quebecois in Prayer or Profanity (Tabernak! ) - and so on.....(*Shipping will be reduced to all locations); 8vo 
Price: 9.55 USD
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49 Gaines, William M. DR. JEKYLL & MR. MAD
Warner Books 1981 0446943630 / 9780446943635 Softcover Very Good 
Paperback 1981 printing. Cover has light wear to corners and edges, light creasing to cover, some corner curling, light soiling, age tanning to edges. Interior clean and unmarked. B/w cartoons. "If the things you must swallow turn you into a blithering idiot....like horrible movies, insane TV, depraved politicians and all the other monstrous abuses of our modern world.....You need our idiotic antidote! Try....Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mad, and you'll turn into a horrible, insane, depraved monstrous MADman!" (110os) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 6.00 USD
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THE TROUBLE WITH LAZY ETHEL, Gann, Ernest K.
50 Gann, Ernest K. THE TROUBLE WITH LAZY ETHEL
New York William Sloane 1958 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
William Sloane, New York. Edition not stated, assumed to be U. S. First edition, 1958 date on title page and verso, as well as intact price on front flap. Hardcover is very clean, light soiling outer edge of pages, cover edges have some tanning/fading. Pages clean and intact, no markings. Jacket has several small edge tears/chips, soiling to rear, tanning to edges, not price clipped. SUMMARY: The trouble with Lazy Ethel (a hurricane) is that she doesn't exist. But the residents and other visitors to the small Pacific atoll being visited by the hack who broke the story of Lazy Ethel's approach don't know that. The story of a hurricane which began as a figment of an irritated meteorologist's imagnination and arrived as a very real and flattening blast to a man's pretensions. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall 
Price: 17.50 USD
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51 Gardner, James Finn POLITICALLY CORRECT BEDTIME STORIES
New York Macmillan 1994 002542730x / 9780025427303 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Hardcover is clean & tight. Jacket has light edgewear & scuffing. Review Amazon.com: James Finn Garner has taken 12 time-tested tales and retold them with the newfound sensitivity of our times. Here's a snippet from "Little Red Riding Hood": The wolf said, "You know, my dear, it isn't safe for a little girl to walk through these woods alone. " Red Riding Hood said, "I find your sexist remark offensive in the extreme, but I will ignore it because of your traditional status as an outcast from society, the stress of which has caused you to develop your own, entirely valid, worldview. Now, if you'll excuse me, I must be on my way. "Leap into a fairy-tale world where trolls are "dirt-accomplished and odor-enhanced, " witches are "kindness-impaired, " and Cinderella wears a gown "woven of silk stolen from unsuspecting silkworms. " (*Shipping will be reduced on this smaller book) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 5.05 USD
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FATHER SETS THE PACE, Gontran De Poncins
52 Gontran De Poncins FATHER SETS THE PACE
New York Doubleday 1955 First Edition Hardcover New in Good dust jacket 
HC/DJ - near fine/good. Hardcover is clean, with all pages intact and no markings, light age tanning to pages and inside covers, bumping to spine ends. Dustjacket has several small edge tears, age tanning, , small stain on front, light soiling to rear, light ink rubbing, not price clipped. Translated from the French by Bernard Frechtman. The story of the author's father - a dandy, a wit, a supreme egoist, a comic despot whose zest for life, sublime self-confidence, and passion for perfection kept his family and friends in a constant state of mingled hilarity and despair ..... ; 8vo; All set in a Louis XIII chateau with its three miles of park wall, its rambling wings, its vast kitchens, two libraries, ranging stables and private horse track. An intimate portrait of a rather fantastic life that came to an abrupt end with the onset of World War II. (430noto,0914) 
Price: 12.50 USD
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STAR HAWKS: EMPIRE 99, Goulart, Ron
53 Goulart, Ron STAR HAWKS: EMPIRE 99
Playboy Press 1980 0872166376 / 9780872166370 First Edition Softcover Very Good Illustrated by Kane, Gil 
Very good - light edge and corner wear, a little scuffing and indents on cover, small taped tear to spine. Pages are clean and intact. B/w illus by Gil Kane. Based on the internationally acclaimed comic strip by Gil Kane and Ron Goulart. "Far above the planet Esmeralds whirls an awesome satellite nicknamed The Hoosegow. Headquarters of the interplan Law Service. It is home of the cleverest, most powerful secret agents in the universe..... They go where they are needed, bringing law and order, triumphing over evil....Our Heroes? You must be kidding...." (120-osl) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 5.95 USD
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THE WORLD'S GREATEST LOVER, Greenbury, Chris
54 Greenbury, Chris THE WORLD'S GREATEST LOVER
Ace Books 1977 First Edition Softcover Good+ 
Pages are clean and unmarked, age tanning to pages and inside covers. Cover has light edgewear, some small creases and corner curling. B/w photos from the film. Based on the screenplay by Gene Wilder. [95-osl] ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 3.50 USD
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NEVER SPREAD LIKE MARMALADE Stories of Wit and Humour, Hainson, Margaret
55 Hainson, Margaret NEVER SPREAD LIKE MARMALADE Stories of Wit and Humour
London Bodley Head 1975 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
An attractive copy. HC is clean, with minimal edge/corner wear. Interior clean & tight, with no markings. DJ has a few small tears/chips and light scuffing to rear, nice and bright, price clipped. 176 pages. "For this anthology, Margaret Hainson has selected excerpts and individual items which show wit in all its many flavours, and the result is a collection of 20 stories differing widely in style but with one universal appeal - they are all funny. There is Damon Runyon's deadpan account of gangster happenings in 'Tobias the Terrible', W. E. Bowman's devastating parody on mountaineering, Pierre Berton's satire on advertising, black humour from O. Henry, nonsense from Ivor Cutler, puns from Frank Muir, and James Thurber's wonderful reminiscence of 'the night the bed fell on father'..." (*shipping will be reduced to some locations) ; 8vo 
Price: 17.50 USD
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THE WISE AND FOOLISH VIRGINS, Hannah, Don
56 Hannah, Don THE WISE AND FOOLISH VIRGINS
Vintage Canada 1998 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Large softcover in very good condition - light edge & corner wear, slight corner curling. Interior pages are clean & tight other than nameplate on first page and a very small stain to upper edge. 426 pages. Description: In a sedate New Brunswick town, a dozen lives collide unexpectedly. From acclaimed playwright D on Hannah comes Canada's version of the Southern novel--a bountiful story of skewed family relationships and thwarted love, told with tenderness, humanity and delicious hilarity....; 8vo 
Price: 12.50 USD
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The Wizard of ID .... Well, This is Another Fine How Do You Do, Hart, Johnny; Brant Parker
57 Hart, Johnny; Brant Parker The Wizard of ID .... Well, This is Another Fine How Do You Do
Fawcett Gold Medal 1982 0449144631 / 9780449144633 First Printing Softcover Good 
Pages are all intact, clean other than previous owner's name written on title page and letters in ink in several bottom corners, light age tannning to interior. Cover has scuffing, several creases and moderate edge and corner wear. B/w illustrations. 
Price: 3.95 USD
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WILLOWS REVISITED, Hiebert, Paul
58 Hiebert, Paul WILLOWS REVISITED
Toronto Mcclelland and Stewart 1967 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Scarce Title from the author of the classic Sarah Binks which won the Leacock Medal for Humour in 1947. HC has minor edge and corner wear, clean cover, light soiling to outer page edges.. Interior tight & clean other than previous owner's markings which includes a bookplate on inside cover, address stamp & blind stamp on title page and green dot on top edge. There is also a small amount of highlighting and underlining (on about 8 pages). 176 pages. DJ has edgewear, light soiling/yellowing, several small tears & chips, not clipped. SUMMARY: " Book is full of hilarious deadpan thrusts at culture vultures, pretentious politics and politicians, inflated poets and critics, and many other contemporary foibles. This deceptively straightforward narrative provides the reader with wonderful entertainment and does so memorably. "; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 14.95 USD
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FALLING SIDEWAYS, Holt, Tom
59 Holt, Tom FALLING SIDEWAYS
London Orbit Books 2002 1841491101 / 9781841491103 Softcover Very Good 
Orbit Books 2002. Paperback 12mo (7 1/4" tall). Light edge/corner wear, spine creasing, interior clean and unmarked. ; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall; From the Publisher: From the moment Homo Sapiens descended from the trees, possibly onto their heads, humanity has striven towards civilization. Fire. The Wheel. Running Away from furry things with more teeth than one might reasonably expect — all are testament to man's ultimate supremacy. It is a noble story and so, of course, complete and utter fiction. For one man has discovered the hideous truth: that humanity's ascent to civilization has been ruthlessly guided by a small gang of devious frogs. The man’s name is David Perkins, and his theory is not, on the whole, widely admired, particularly not by the frogs themselves, who had invested a great deal of time and effort in keeping the whole thing quiet. (225-noto) 
Price: 2.95 USD
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60 Hooker, Richard Mash Goes to Maine
Pocket Books 1973 0671782541 / 9780671782542 Third Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
Pocket Books 3rd printing 1973. Cover has light scuffing, very light edgewear, one tiny peel front bottom, some very light staining, no creases. Age tanning to covers and page edges. Pages intact and clean other than one tiny ink mark inside front cover. "Back from Korea and zanier than ever, those four irreverent military surgeons - Hawkeye, Trapper, Duke and Spearchucker are eager and ready to operate again. This time it's on the crusty natives of Spruce Harbor, Maine. " (105os) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 6.00 USD
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