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New York: Delilah Books, 1981. Book by Neal Peters and David Smith; signed by Ann-Margret. Profusely illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs. 256 pages, 4to, silver-stamped white boards, dust wrapper (edge-worn). New York: Delilah Books, (1981). A very good copy in a very good(-) dust wrapper. Boldly inscribed in purple marker on a preliminary blank page: "For David~ Affectionately, Ann-Margret."
Garden City: Doubleday, 1971. Illustrated in black and white. 189 pages. 8vo, brown boards, dust wrapper. Garden City: Doubleday, (1971). First edition, fifth printing. Wrapper sunned and with a small tear near spine; a fine copy in a very good(+) wrapper. Signed by Borge with a three line inscription opposite preface.
Paris: 1902. 6.5 x 4.25 inches, Paris, 1902. This photo by Du Guy depicts Cadet in profile, looking to the right. Inscribed and dated on the bottom border. Adhesive remnants on the back, but otherwise fine. French comedian and author and brother of Coquelin Aine; played at the Comedie-Francaise from 1868 to 1875 and 1879 to 1909.
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1964. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 192 pages, 8vo, blue cloth with black pictorial stamping. New York: Dutton, 1964. First edition. A very good(+) copy. Inscribed and signed in full, with red pen, by the author on flyleaf: "April`64. To Bert Bacharach -- with much affection, Jack Douglas"
1988. 1 page, 8.5 x 6.25 inches, no place, November 18, 1988. Signed "Gerry Ford" on personal stationery adorned with a gold eagle seal -- written to comedian Rich Little, wishing him a happy birthday, in part: "...As your friends gather around you this special day, as they raise their glasses and toast your 50th (39th?) please include Betty and me in wishing you all the best..." Fine condition.
New York: Random House, 1953. 184 pages, 8vo, tan cloth with a black-and-white photograph on the front cover (spine gently darkened). New York: Random House, (1953). Very good(+) condition. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Natalie, Maud, and Natasha - three of the dearest and most different girls I know. With much affection, Arthur Sept. 1953."
1934. 10 x 8 inches, no place, no date, circa 1934 -- a vintage photo of a seated Penner wearing a hat and with an unlit cigar between his teeth. He is holding a live white duck in his lap with its head resting on Penner's shoulder. Inscribed on the left side: "To Florence Monett Sincerely Joe Penner." Gently warped, but still in very good condition. Joe Penner was a major craze in Vaudeville during the Depression years of 1933.....
New York: Cliff Street Books, 1999. 159 pages, 12mo, blue and beige boards, dust wrapper (gently creased and ruffled on the front). New York: Cliff Street Books, (1999). First edition. A fine copy in a very good(-) dust wrapper. Inscribed on the title page: "I love you* Charles Osgood, Carl Reiner. *seriously"
London: Samuel French, 1930. 158 pages, 12mo, black and rust-colored cloth-backed boards (small closed tears at the top of the spine; previous owner's book plate neatly pasted inside the front cover). London: Samuel French, 1930. A very good(-) copy. Presentation copy signed on the front free end-paper: "For Thos. R. Edwards who is the publisher all playwrights ought to have - With my very best regards - Lynn Riggs Nov. 7, 1930 New York."
Philadelphia: 1950. 1 page on "Ritz-Carlton Hotel" stationery, 8.5 x 5.75 inches, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, no date but postmarked on October 26, 1950. In this letter, Silvers thanks "Philadelphia Inquirer" writer Harry Harris for a positive article, in full: "Dear Harry or should I say 'wonder man' how you ever came up with that real entertaining article with the dull things I told you, I'll never know -- to each his own, I guess. Nevertheless I'm very grateful for it and.....
Whittier, CA: 1958. A collection of three T.L.S.'s, 4to. 1 page each, May 1958, Whittier, CA, to American comedian and radio talk-show hose Oscar Levant, providing him with a series of short continuity sound-bites and anecdotes to be used on his radio show, in very small part: "...The Russians are beaming a special Radio Moscow to the sailors and Marines of the Sixth Fleet in the Eastern Mediterranean. The disc jockey is a dulcet-voiced lady, a la Tokyo Rose, whom.....
1915. Signed 1915 Columbia Records release, #A - 1855, one of the earliest comedy releases ever put on phonograph discs, featuring a skit titled "Trust Scene," boldly etched into the dead wax and partly on the record labels: "Joe Weber - Lew Fields." The B side of this record has mechanically etched signatures of the performers. Very good condition. Immensely popular Polish-Jewish comedy team who, at the height of their stage success, opened up their own Broadway venue in 1896.....