A collection of some of the best humor found in American literature including satires, fables, poems, and parodiesA collection of some of the best humor found in American literature including satires, fables, poems, and parodiesRead Less
Fair. A terrific reading copy of one of the most readable books ever, in which master editor White combines everything from tall tales, to news stories to poetry into the funniest of America, prior to WWII. Hardcover lacking jacket is very worn from reading but has strong binding and feels comfortable and broken in. No annoying tanning inside, has one ugly dark spot to grey hardboards, spine wording is worn from handling too, no markings, clean and fresh. MendoPower Employment Services will immediately and carefully pack this book in high-quality bubble lined, envelopes, then send you an email when it ships. We appreciate your business and welcome any questionsMendoPower Employment Services will immediately and carefully pack this book in high-quality bubble lined, envelopes. Then we send you a confirmation e-mail. We appreciate your business and welcome any questions.
Very good in good dust jacket. very good to near fine copy in a good D/J; without marks, highlighting, underlining, or other apparent damage; D/J has been lightly taped to cover; xxxii p., 2 l., 3-814 p. illus. 22 cm. Includes Illustrations. very good to near fine copy in a good D/J which has been lightly taped to the cover; humor; anthology;
Very Good. No Jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; Type: Hard Back Coward-McCann, New York, 1941. First Printing. Hardcover in Very Good Condition. No Jacket. Large Octavo. 814 pp., inc. Authors and Titles Index. Tan cloth with red panel on spine, gold lettering. Generally quite clean, hinge is darkened. No other marks/stains on boards. Faint bump to fore edge of front board. Tight, solid, square, heavy volume. Rough cut on fore edge and lower edge. Ffep has prev owner name and three short lines in red of notes. A few pages in the Preface have lines along some paragraphs. Pages otherwise very clean and unmarked, no tears, lightly age-toned. Very well preserved solid clean book. The reader will find humor in reading the selections on Stories and People (Ring Lardner, Sinclair Lewis, Dorothy Parker, and others); Fables and Other Moral Tales (Thurber, Frances Warfield, etc); Critics at Work (Mark Twain, Ogden Nash, Alexander Woollcott, Clifton Fadiman, etc. ); Reporters at Work (Wolcott Gibbs, Liebling, Vanderbilt. Kahn, etc)--and much more to delight the reader.
Good. Co-edited by husband and wife team E. B. White (1899-1985) and Katharine S. White (1892-1977), Coward McCann published the original edition of this title on November 7, 1941, the Armed Services Edition was issued in 1944 although the only copyright indicated is 1941. [Hall B5] The only book that the Whites collaborated on, the title went through multiple editions over the years, the last published in an abridged version in 1962. This edition is unique in that it is signed by both E.B. and Katharine S. White in pencil on the title page requesting that the book be returned to them at their home in No. Brooklin, Maine or to The New Yorker at 25 W. 43 St. in New York. Laid in are is a folded letter from John Y. Cole, Executive Director of The Center for the Book at the Library of Congress and dated March 15, 1983. The letter thanks E.B. White for his letter to Mr. Cole regarding the Armed Services Editions celebration held at the Library of Congress on in February of 1983 marking the 40th anniversary of the first titles published in that series. Also laid in is the folded photocopy of the Washington Post article on the celebration luncheon that was published on February 8, 1983. A rare and unique by two giants in the field of American letters. From the Estate of Joel (1930-1997) & Allene White. First Armed Services Edition. x, 438 pp. 32mo. Missing front cover, rear cover intact with penciled "X" across rear blurb promoting the title. Pages have darkened from age toning and quality paper. Armed Services Edition #F-176.
Very Good in good jacket. Co-edited by husband and wife team E. B. White (1899-1985) and Katharine S. White (1892-1977), Coward McCann published the original edition of this title on November 7, 1941, the Tudor Publishing edition was the second edition produced in hardcover, the Armed Services Edition (in wraps) was issued in 1944. [Hall B5] The only book that the Whites collaborated on, the title went through multiple editions over the years, the last published in an abridged version in 1962. This edition is unique in that it is White's personal copy, with both their names written on the first free endpaper and marked "Ex-libris' by Katharine White and the address "No. Brooklin, Me." Katharine has also noted that "This is the 1st edition of this edition, which is the second in hardcover"--and she was right! . Pencil edits by Katharine White on pages xiv-xv of the Preface. From the Estate of Joel (1930-1997) & Allene White. First Tudor Publishing Edition. xxxii, 814 pp. 8vo. Wear and scuffing to dust jacket, small losses and tears at edges, now in mylar cover.
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