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Radical Prunings,  A Novel of Officious Advice from the Contessa of Compost, Abbott, Bonnie Thomas
1 Abbott, Bonnie Thomas Radical Prunings, A Novel of Officious Advice from the Contessa of Compost
Clerisy Press, Emmis Books 2005 1578602033 / 9781578602032 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Ex-library book, but still in great condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages clean and intact, overall wear is very light. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 240 pages; "If "Miss Manners" were to write a gardening column, "Radical Prunings" would be its title, and "Mertensia Corydalis" her horticultural nom de plume. Abbott's hilarious debut novel brilliantly captures the tongue-in-cheek chiding so familiar to readers of advice columns in this ersatz gardening how-to. Wielding a literary trowel honed to a sharp-edged point, Abbott's fictional green-thumb advisor eviscerates correspondents seeking her expertise with a rapier-like wit as she chastises them for such botanical boo-boos as planting sunflowers in a row, hostas in sunshine, and anything orange. Ably assisted by her Vietnamese garden boy, Tran, and not-so-ably by the administratively challenged Miss Vong, Mertensia issues a pithy Q&A newsletter, exposing gardening gaffes, and her own topsy-turvy life, season by season. Abbott's readers must remind themselves that this is a work of fiction and that there is no "Mertensia Corydalis" in real life. Pity, for amid her spot-on satire of advice columnists who take themselves too seriously, Abbott, or Mertensia, offers some bona fide gardening information." (285osl, 0211) 
Price: 3.75 USD
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THE AIR FARCE BOOK, Abbott, Roger Etal
2 Abbott, Roger Etal THE AIR FARCE BOOK
Toronto Collins 1980 0002168189 / 9780002168182 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
HC/DJ - fine/VG+. Hardcover is clean and umarked, wear is minimal. B/w illustrations. Jacket has light edgwear and back flap is corner clipped. A collection of the funniest moments from CBC's top-rated comedy show, from inspired madness to just plain happy silliness. Includes the memorable exploits of Broadfoot's Sergeant Renfre of the Mounted (in radio script form) and stumbling dialogues with dim-witted hockey superstar Big Bobby Clobber, etc. (osl-300); 8vo 
Price: 4.50 USD
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THE LURE OF THE LIMERICK An Uninhibited History, Baring-Gould, W. S.
3 Baring-Gould, W. S. THE LURE OF THE LIMERICK An Uninhibited History
U. K. Panther Books 1970 First Edition Softcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Panther 1970 paperback. Light edge and corner wear, creasing to spine, light soiling. Interior unmarked, age tanning to pages. 204 pages. "The limerick's an art-form complex. Whose contents run chiefly to sex. It's famour for virgins, And masculine urgin's. And vulgra erotic effects. "A collection of nearly 500 examples of the limerick form, arranged for easy reference in alphabetical order of subject. Also includes a critical examination of the form and structure of the verse which traces the origins from ancient Greek times through Shakespeare to Edward Lear and on to more recent writers.. (110osl? ) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 5.50 USD
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London Penguin 1984 0140058338 / 9780140058338 Softcover Good 
Cover has light edgewear, bottom corner curling, light creasing, small tear bottom edge. Interior clean, with some age tanning. Light wrinkling to last several pages and a light stain (damp damage? ). Doesn't affect readability. Ted Peachum, recovering from a nervous breakdown for which he receives a B+ from his local college, comes to realize that escape from his overwhelming feelings of nonexistence lies in the pursuit of the pleasures of the flesh! Delicious adventures results....." There is one funny man left in America - Peter De Vries"--Boston Globe (120osl) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 3.50 USD
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I NEVER SAY ANYTHING PROVOCATIVE Witticisms, Anecdotes and Reflections by Canada's Most Outspoken Politician, Diefenbaker, John G.
5 Diefenbaker, John G. I NEVER SAY ANYTHING PROVOCATIVE Witticisms, Anecdotes and Reflections by Canada's Most Outspoken Politician
Peter Martin Associates 1975 0887781225 / 9780887781223 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Clean, tight condition. Internal pages unmarked. Cover has light edgewear, edge rubbing, light creasing. 147 pages. "More than 750 memorable statements by 'The Chief' some hilarious, some profoundly moving. " [osl-175] ; 8vo 
Price: 4.50 USD
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SAUVE QUI PEUT, Durrell, Lawrence
6 Durrell, Lawrence SAUVE QUI PEUT
London Faber & Faber 1966 0571068227 / 9780571068227 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
First printing. Illustrated by Nicolas Bentley. Hardcover has minor edge and corner wear, light soiling. Pages all intact and clean other than previous owner's name/address and a little writing on endpage. Jacket has light edgewear, small edge tears, light scuffing/soiling, not price clipped. "Amusing stories of diplomatic life by 'Antro bus'. From the Embassies of the world, and the crises in the capitals, here are some of Durell's 'dips' with their odd tales. The damage done by The Gents Super Hair Regulator which could only be cured by Fenner's Follicle Food to the eccentric Aunt Norah and The Little Affair in Paris all show a wonderfully light side of the author famous for 'The Alexandria Quartet. ' "; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; 82 pages 
Price: 16.95 USD
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THE BIG SLEEP  True Tales and Twisted Trivia About Death, Erica Orloff
7 Erica Orloff THE BIG SLEEP True Tales and Twisted Trivia About Death
Saturn Press 1998 1885843097 / 9781885843098 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Ex-library book, but still in very good condition. Sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Internal pages clean and tight. Outer edge of pages has light soiling and a few small pen markings. Cover has a small amount of edgewear to laminate. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 171 pages; "Exactly how many ways are there to kill a vampire? What famous choreographer died from a form of Mad Cow Disease? How many people died from drowning in a tragic beer accident in 1814? What happens during an autopsy? Why was Charlie Chaplin's corpse kidnapped? A What president haunts the White House? From the deaths of famous celebrities and politicians to some of the weirdest deaths on record. "[302-osl] 
Price: 7.50 USD
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HITCHING RIDES WITH BUDDHA Uncorrected Proof, Ferguson, Will
8 Ferguson, Will HITCHING RIDES WITH BUDDHA Uncorrected Proof
Alfred A. Knopf Canada 2005 0676976557 / 9780676976557 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Uncorrected proof. Oversize plastic comb spiralbound manuscript (11.5 x 9") in very nice condition, no markings, a little scuffing to covers. Clear plastic front with paper backing, approx. 410 pages. From the Publisher: Originally published as Hokkaido Highway Blues, with limited distribution in Canada, Will Ferguson's classic book about Japan, for all fans of the bestselling Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw. With the same fervour they have for outlandish game shows and tiny gadgets, the Japanese go nuts each spring when the cherry blossoms sweep from island to island towards the country's northerly tip. Will Ferguson was celebrating the event in the standard fashion. And after way too much sake he announced he would be the first person in recorded history to follow the blossoms progress end to end. To make it a challenge worth doing, he decided to hitchhike all the way: relying on the kindness of some very weird and wonderful strangers...(*Note: due to heavy weight, extra postage will be required); 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 19.50 USD
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Quill Books 1984 0688021549 / 9780688021542 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Quill Books 1984. Light wear to covers, light creasing, light soiling to rear. Pages intact and clean other than small inscription near front. 188 pages. If you are the type of person who must think twice before answering the question, 'Were you brought up in a barn? ', then this is the book for you. It is a book that answers many such monumental questions.... ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Such as: - What should you know about dating a married man? - Is there anything wrong with ordering the most expensive thing on the menu when your date is poor? - How can you fire someone and still get him to finish his work before leaving? - Should you include musical interludes on your telephone answering machine? - What do you do if someone your hate asks you for a letter of reference? Etc. (120osl) 
Price: 3.95 USD
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10 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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11 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 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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CLOWN MAGIC, Ginn, David
12 Ginn, David CLOWN MAGIC
Piccadilly Books 1993 0941599213 / 9780941599214 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Ex-library book, but still in quite good condition, sturdy laminated cover & usual type markings. Internal pages clean & tight, light soiling/spotting outer edge of pages. Light edgewear to cover and a little edge curling to last few pages. B/w illustrations. This is a guide on how to be entertainly funny using magical effects and offbeat stunts in a clownish way. Shows how to effectively combine the humor and funny antics of clowning with the thrill and enchantment of magic. Hundreds of tried and tested comedy effects.... [520] ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 160 pages 
Price: 18.50 USD
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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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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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NEWFIE OR BUST Coast to Coast Cycling Adventure on a Rickshaw, Howgate, Bernie
15 Howgate, Bernie NEWFIE OR BUST Coast to Coast Cycling Adventure on a Rickshaw
Traveling Man Enterprises 2001 0969441924 / 9780969441922 Second Edition Softcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
Signed by author on dedication page. 2nd edition 2001. Clean, tight condition, no markings. Cover has light scuffing and a little corner wear. B/w illustrations. (340os) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; ; Signed by Author 
Price: 10.50 USD
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HOLY SMOKE "A Whirling Free-Associating History of the Cigar", Infante, Guillermo Cabrera
16 Infante, Guillermo Cabrera HOLY SMOKE "A Whirling Free-Associating History of the Cigar"
Overlook Press 1998 087951888X / 9780879518882 First Edition Softcover New 
New and unread, with no markings. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; From Kirkus Reviews: An engaging classic about a ``burning passion''--cigar smoking--is available here more than a decade after its original UK issue. It is passionate, indeed. This rich and juicy book by Cabrera Infante makes the current crop of coffee table books on the subject seem like mere ephemera.... Cabrera Infante's pyrotechnics have not yet been equaled. Take a leaf from this book and have some robusto fun. [480] 
Price: 9.50 USD
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Irresponsible Freaks, Highball Guzzlers & Unabashed Grafters, A Bob Edwards Chrestomathy, James Martin (editor)
17 James Martin (editor) Irresponsible Freaks, Highball Guzzlers & Unabashed Grafters, A Bob Edwards Chrestomathy
Calgary, AB Brindle & Glass 2004 0973248157 / 9780973248159 First Edition Softcover New 
Large softcover is new, with no markings. 260 pages. B/w illus. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Robert Chambers Edwards (1860-1922) delighted discerning readers, scandalized prudes, and shattered the conventions of journalism with his series of self-published one-man newspapers. This is the first collection of his writings in over 25 years......An incendiary wordsmith, Edwards' exquisite pasquinades blend fact and fiction with mischievous abandon. The spiritual forefather of The Onion? ? ..." Edwards was ruthlessly honest, ruggedly independent, and totally fearless. More than that, he was very funny." --Pierre Berton, 1999"Edwards is a 'four flusher', a tin-horn, and a Welcher, where poker debts are concerned....[He] is a libeller, a character thief, a coward, a liar, a drunkard, a dope-fiend and a degenerate..." --Daniel McGillicuddy, 1908. (408-osl? ) 
Price: 17.50 USD
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18 Kossoff, David A SMALL TOWN IS A WORLD
Pan Books 1979 0330262262 / 9780330262262 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Pages clean and unmarked. Cover has light wear at corners, tiny tears spine bottom and a couple small creases. "A series of delightful tales centering around the fictional Polish town of Klaneshtetl and Rabbi Mark .... Cleverly told, gentle, humorous and touching." ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 192 pages; (*lower shipping avail to all locations) [105-osl] 
Price: 4.95 USD
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THE BIRD FACTORY Advance Reading Copy, Layton, David
19 Layton, David THE BIRD FACTORY Advance Reading Copy
Toronto Mcclelland and Stewart 2005 0771049226 / 9780771049224 First Edition Softcover Fine 
Advance reading copy. Light creasing/light wrinkling to back cover - slight soiling outer edge of pages - otherwise clean & unmarked. "Luke Gray is happy with the way things are. He’s finally settled into married life with pragmatic, level-headed Julia, free from his family’s absurdities and the chaos of his childhood. Even his mobile-bird factory seems less like a curse he can’t shake. But things change when Julia decides they should have a baby… and nothing happens.... (380? ) ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 239 pages 
Price: 12.50 USD
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20 Levenson, Sam IN ONE ERA & OUT THE OTHER
Pocket 1975 0671787535 / 9780671787530 Fifth Printing Softcover Very Good 
1975 printing. Pages clean and intact, no markings. Age tanning inside covers and page edges. Cover has light wear to corners, light crease spine, couple small spots. "Sam Levenson, known to three generations of TV viewers as a funny, funny man, serves up a whopping portion of gentle hilarity....a loving look at the generation gap then and now..." [osl] ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 2.95 USD
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