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Chicken Soup For The Golfer's Soul, Canfield, Jack / Hansen, Mark Victor / Aubery, Jeff / Connelly, Mark / Donnelly, Chrissy
1 Chicken Soup For The Golfer's Soul
Canfield, Jack / Hansen, Mark Victor / Aubery, Jeff / Connelly, Mark / Donnelly, Chrissy: Health Communications; Deerfield Beach, Florida 1999 1558746587 / 9781558746589
Presumed First Edition Soft Cover Very Good: 5.5 x 8.5 in.: 355 pages 

001916001916: "101 Stories of Insight, Inspiration and Laughter on the Links. Written by golfers, pros and caddies who share a passion for the game, these stories convey 101 of the most memorable and universal moments of golf; the thrill of watching an 'impossible' shot land in perfect position; the feeling of camaraderie when a round of golf forges a new friendship; or the sense of peace you feel when a day on the golf course freshens your perspective on life. "

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Crazy English (The Ultimate Joy Ride Through Our Language), Lederer, Richard
2 Crazy English (The Ultimate Joy Ride Through Our Language)
Lederer, Richard: Pocket Books; 1989 0671689061 / 9780671689063
Presumed First Edition Hard Cover Fine in Very Good Dust Jacket: 5.75 x 8.5 in.: 189 pages Illustrated by Dick Anderson 

003374003374: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Dustjacket has some small cuts along edges. "Demonstrates that logic is "conspicuously absent" from the "standard deviations" of our language, an "open secret" that is anything but "old news". In what other language, asks Lederer, do people drive on a parkway and park in a driveway, or play at a recital and recite at a play? We may speak and write English in a discombobulated manner, but it is unlikely we'll ever do it - or anything else - in a combobulated manner. " Scarce, Out Of Print, Book.

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Departmental Ditties And Ballads And Barrack Room Ballads (Authorized Edition), Kipling, Rudyard
3 Departmental Ditties And Ballads And Barrack Room Ballads (Authorized Edition)
Kipling, Rudyard: Charles Scribner's Sons - Doubleday; New York, New York 1914 
Presumed First Edition Hard Cover Good with no Dust Jacket: 5.25 x 7.5 in.: 217 pages 

005121005121: Boards are slate blue-gray color with an embossed emblem on the front and somewhat faded gilt lettering on spine. Corners of boards are rubbed and back board has a whitish stain at the bottom edge. Pages are clean, unmarked, bright (evenly browned due to age), tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Includes the famous verses "Danny Deever", "Fuzzy-Wuzzy", and "Gunga Din".

Price: 25.00 USD
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In Search Of Trivia (2400 All - New Trivia Questions And Answers), Rovin, Jeff
4 In Search Of Trivia (2400 All - New Trivia Questions And Answers)
Rovin, Jeff: New American Library; New York, New York 1984 0451133137 / 9780451133137
First Printing Mass Market Paperback Very Good: 4.25 x 7 in.: 408 pages 

002697002697: Stated First Printing. (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9) . "Test your powers of recollection with these 2400 brainbusters arranged in groups of six categories that cover books, celebrated couples, rock and roll, sports, entertainment, health & fitness, politics, travel, famous people, and much more. "

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Movie Anecdotes, Hay, Peter
5 Movie Anecdotes
Hay, Peter: Oxford Univ Press; Oxford, England 1990 0195045947 / 9780195045949
First Printing Hard Cover Fine in Fine Dust Jacket: 6.25 x 9.5 in.: 312 pages 

005738005738: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. "Along with the laughter, this volume recreates the conflicts that have torn the movie world, from battles over money and contracts, to discrimination, divorces, and scandals. Colorful, incredible, bitter, funny - the stories about moviemaking are as fantastic as the pictures themselves. Now they have been gathered together in an irresistible bouquet that is certain to delight every movie buff and provide fascinating insights for serious students of film. " Scarce, Out Of Print, Book.

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Ripsnorting Whoppers! : Humor from America's Heartland, Sowash, Rick
6 Ripsnorting Whoppers! : Humor from America's Heartland
Sowash, Rick: Gabriels Horn Publishing Co.; Bowling Green, Ohio 1994 0911861084 / 9780911861082
First Edition: First Printing Hard Cover Fine in Fine Dust Jacket: 6 x 9.25 in.: 138 pages Illustrated by Maureen O'Keefe Signed by Author & Illustrator

011497011497: Bookjacket/dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. SIGNED BY AUTHOR (Rick Sowash) and SIGN BY ILLUSTRATOR (Maureen O'Keefe) "Dick & Susan Davis - May you alway share funny stories", dated 11-5-1994 on half-title page. Dustjacket, boards and pages are clean, unmarked (except as indicated), bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Printing Number Line (10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1). Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "Here, for the first time, the hilarious stories of Rick Sowash are been (sic) captured in print ... by Rich Sowash himself. In this 160-page book, the Master of the Tall Tale spins the stories that are captivating audiences, young and old, across the country. ": B&W Illustrations: Signed by Author & Illustrator

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Roaring at One Hundred : The Princeton Tiger Magazine Centennial Album, Iams, David A. / Deffaa, Chip / Pappas Jr., Vasil / Brown II, William F. / Watson, Bret T. / Tenner, Edward H. (Authors)
7 Roaring at One Hundred : The Princeton Tiger Magazine Centennial Album
Iams, David A. / Deffaa, Chip / Pappas Jr., Vasil / Brown II, William F. / Watson, Bret T. / Tenner, Edward H. (Authors): The Princeton Tiger; Princeton, New Jersey 1983 0914703005 / 9780914703006
First Edition: First Printing Soft Cover Very Good: 8.5 x 11 in.: 238 pages 

010332010332: Includes Errata sheet issued. Has light wear along edges of covers; otherwise, covers and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "A dazzling anthology of prose, poetry and cartoons from THE PRINCETON TIGER's glorious first century."

Price: 31.00 USD
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Scuttlebutt (And Other Expressions Of Nautical Origin), Degler, Teri
8 Scuttlebutt (And Other Expressions Of Nautical Origin)
Degler, Teri: An Owl Book - Henry Holt And Company; New York, New York 1989 0805009892 / 9780805009897
First American Edition: First Printing Soft Cover Fine: 5.25 x 8.25 in.: 113 pages Illustrated by Tina Holdcroft 

002684002684: Stated First American Edition (10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1) . "Wind, waves, and the daily ration of rum figure prominently in expressions like down the hatch and weather the storm, but what has the devil to pay to do with leaky seams of scuttlebutt in the office with water shortages at sea? Go overboard clearly has a nautical connection, but how about skyscraper, boom town, by and large, taken aback, or standoffish? Chock-full of little-known facts and humorous illustrations, Scuttlebutt is a lighthearted collection of words and phrases that will fascinate landlubber and sailor alike. " Scarce, Out Of Print, Book.

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The Dimwit's Dictionary (5,000 Overused Words And Phrases And Alternatives To Them), Fiske, Robert Hartwell
9 The Dimwit's Dictionary (5,000 Overused Words And Phrases And Alternatives To Them)
Fiske, Robert Hartwell: Marion Street Press; Oak Park, Illinois 2002 0966517679 / 9780966517675
First Printing Soft Cover Fine: 6 x 9 in.: 400 pages 

006505006505: Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Foreword by Joseph Epstein. Printing Number Line (10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1) . "This compilation of overused words and phrases is the ultimate tool for the writer who seeks to weed out common, tired language and replace it with concise writing. The next time you are tempted to add a cliche', overused metaphor or dull redundancy to your writing, pick up The Dimwit's Dictionary and find a fresh alternative!"

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The Wit and Wisdom Of Abraham Lincoln (An A - Z Compendium Of Quotes From The Most Eloquent Of American Presidents): Meridian Series, Ayres, Alex (Editor)
10 The Wit and Wisdom Of Abraham Lincoln (An A - Z Compendium Of Quotes From The Most Eloquent Of American Presidents): Meridian Series
Ayres, Alex (Editor): Penguin - Meridian; 1992 0452010896 / 9780452010895
Ninth Printing Soft Cover Very Good: 5.5 x 8 in.: 222 pages 

007264007264: Book has vertical crease across front cover. Otherwise, covers and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "In this fascinating compendium are the best, funniest and most profound sayings of this most quotable of Chief Executives. From his youth in pioneer Illinois to the embattled White House of the Civil War, Lincoln never lost his capacity for dry humor--or his extraordinary gift of eloquence. Also included are Lincoln's funniest satire on his least favorite general; his well-known repartee in defense of Ulysses S. Grant's drinking; his own comments on the important events of his life; and accounts by contemporaries such as Walt Whitman, Leo Tolstoy, and Oliver Wendell Homes."

Price: 19.00 USD
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Word Abuse (How The Words We Use Use Us), Corss, Donna Woolfolk
11 Word Abuse (How The Words We Use Use Us)
Corss, Donna Woolfolk: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan; New York, New York 1979 0698109686 / 9780698109681
Presumed First Edition Soft Cover Very Good: 5.5 x 8.25 in.: 232 pages 

002020002020: Unread condition - but has "WHS" stamped on bottom of page edge. "Introduction by William Woolfolk. " Review by Publishers Weekly "Credit Word Abuse with a lively anecdotal approach, sharp perceptions, a sense of comedy. As she discusses jargon, the cliché', the euphemism, emotional word color, the 'new verbal morality' (dirty words) and other perils, Cross makes some telling points in her jaunty opus. " Scarce, Out Of Print, Book.

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