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1 Eleven Karens: A Novel Lefcourt, Peter - FIRST PRINTING INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR
Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A. Simon & Schuster 2003 0684870347 / 9780684870342 1st Printing Hard Copy Very Good Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Inscribed By Author
223 pages. Inscribed by author on title page as follows: "To Bill - Don't read it - sell it! Love, Pete". Book is in Very Good condition - has a hole in the last page, and on the 3 end pages which follow, of about 5/16" long x 1/8" wide, and a corresponding scrape on the rear end page; otherwise would be Near Fine. Dust jacket is in Near Fine conditon - has a 5/8" closed tear on the edge. From the author's web site: "Not since Flaubert’s L’Éducation Sentimentale has a book so poignantly described man’s helplessness in the face of woman. In this novel of sexual edification, the narrator (who may or may not be the author) recounts his experiences with eleven fascinating women -- all of whom happen to be named Karen. In an attempt to explain this statistical anomaly, Peter Lefcourt takes us on a journey that begins in the fifth grade, when he is the groom at his own shotgun wedding, and ends in his early middle years, when he has a very short but nonetheless searing assignation in a hotel room in Paris with a woman whom he bumps into in a museum backing away from one of Monet’s water lilies....Painstakingly researched, with eighty-eight footnotes to provide historical context and ironic counterpoint, Eleven Karens is a coming of age story and a fervent homage to women -- a beach-read Bildungsroman observed through the delightfully cracked lens of one the most unique comic voices writing today." Gift wrap and gift card available. 
Price: 6.50 USD
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2 Loose Nuts on the Wheel Brown, Opal Hartsell
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. Naylor Company 1963 First Edition Hard Copy Very Good Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Inscribed By Author
Naylor Company, San Antonio, TX, 1963. Inscribed by author on front free end page as follows: "An arm chair travelogue to my beautician, Dixie Sikes, from one of the nuts - Opal Hartsell Brown (Mrs. R. Garrity)". First edition. Book is in Very Good condition: spine slightly cocked; foxing on edges and end papers; spot worn through and discoloration on rear board; binding is tight and pages are clean and bright. Dust jacket is in Good+ condition: light chipping and tiny tears on edges; rubbing; light discoloration; not price-clipped. From the Foreword: "Shortly after the close of the Second World War, two middle-aged, middle-classed and middle-western couples, whose hearts were young, but whose heads were gray(ing), teamed up for the first real vacation they had ever had. This trip led to annual treks, which a few years and six hundred dollars a-piece later had taken them into all the forty-eight states, two provinces of Canada and two states of Old Mexico. They were Lawrence and Mamie Giles and Gorden and Opal Brown of Lawton, Oklahoma. Some of the predicaments and pitfalls in which they found themselves are recorded here with the hopes that any prospective vagabonds won't try to avoid them. The couples are confident they learned more and had more fun than any disconcerted and hapless twenty-year-olds with a million dollars on a fling around the world." 
Price: 14.50 USD
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3 Masks Holt, Martin
Hard Copy Very Good No Jacket as Issued 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Holt, Martin 
Book has no publication information. Hard copy. Book is in Very Good condition: bumped corners; bottom of spine light bumped; binding is tight and square, and pages are clean and bright. No dust jacket as issued. Oblong book measuring about 8-5/16" high by about 10-3/4 inches wide. Book consists of color and b/w satirical cartoons by the artist. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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4 The Art of Satire: Painters as Caricaturists and Cartoonists from Delacroix to Picasso Shikes, Ralph E.; Heller, Steven
Pratt Graphics Center 1984 0818001410 / 9780818001413 Near Fine Very Good+ Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Pratt Graphics Center, 1984. Book is in Near Fine condition. Dust jacket is in Very Good+ condition: light rubbing on edges; no chips or tears; in mylar jacket. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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5 TV Tee-Hees Scarpelli, Henry - FIRST EDITION INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR
New York, NY, U.S.A. Fleet Publishing Co. 1963 Apparent 1st Edition Hard Copy Near Very Good Fair Inscribed By Author
Fleet Publishing Co., New York, 1963. Inscribed by author on front free end page as follows: "To Mr. Markel - Direct from the Daily Mirror pages to this book. Hope you enjoy it. In appreciation, with [unreadable] best wishes [signed] Henry Scarpelli". (Note re "Mr. Markel": Edward Markel retired as City Editor of the New York Daily Mirror in November, 1963, which is the year this book was published. Mr. Markel died in 2000.) Book is in Near Very Good condition: edge wear; head has staining; binding is tight and pages are clean. Dust jacket is in Fair condition: large chips missing from rear near top edge and on bottom of spine; tears, chips, rubbing; not price-clipped. Foreward by Nick Kenny. This is a book of cartoons by the author, taken from the pages of the New York Daily Mirror, about TV and the TV-watching public. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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6 Yminla?: An Angeleno Explains Life on the Left Coast to His Mother in Brooklyn Nussbaum, Daniel
San Francisco, CA, U.S.A. HarperCollins 1996 0062586114 / 9780062586117 Stated 1st Edition/1st Printing Soft Cover Near Fine 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall 
HarperCollins, San Francisco, CA, 1996. Stated 1st edition/1st printing. Book is New and is in Near Fine condition; no defects noted. Book is oblong paperback, measuring about 5" high by about 9" long. From the publisher: "A wonderfully eccentric exposition of the perennial New York vs. Los Angeles rivalry, rendered in the distinctive dialect Californians have honed to an art form: the language of customized license plates." 
Price: 7.75 USD
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