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Cartoon Art and Humor

Cartoon Collections
A Humor Miscellany

Cartoon Collections

  • ADAMS, Scott Conversations with Dogbert Kansas City: Andrews and McMeel, 1996. Illustrated hardcover, dust jacket, 12mo, 32 pages. A great opportunity to "eavesdrop" on the canine management consultant and Dilbert. 1st edition. As new condition. $6.00

  • BERMAN, Jennifer Why Dogs Are Better Than Kids Kansas City: Andrews McMeel, 2000. Illustrated wraps, 12mo, unpaginated (96 pages). Droll artwork and insights, such as "dogs never resist naptime." 1st edition. As new condtion. $7.00

  • DREW, Simon Dogsbodies: A Book of Canine Nonsense Woodbridge (U.K.): Antique Collectors' Club, 1997. Illustrated hardcover, dust jacket, 8vo, 48 pages. Britisher Drew's drawings and verse feature outrageous pictorial puns; illustrated endpapers include "Unrecognised Breeds" (topiary poodle, Swan Lake hound, et al.). 1998 reprint. As new condition. $12.95

  • KRIEGEL, Volker The Truth About Dogs New York: Harper & Row, 1988. Cloth (gilt-stamped spine), 12mo, 121 pages; translated from the German and with an introduction by Julian Barnes. Captioned black-and-white pen-and-ink sketches tackle everything from history to housebreaking. 1st American edition. Very good condition (previous owner's inscription on free endpaper), in good dust jacket (price clip; slight soil; minor tear) in Mylar. $15.00

  • LARSON, Gary Wiener Dog Art Kansas City: Andrews and McMeel, 1990. Illustrated wraps, 8vo, 110 pages. This Far Side collection features 8 color "reproductions" of great paintings of dachshunds, plus some hilarious commentary. 4th printing. As new condition. $5.00

  • McDONNELL, Patrick Mutts Kansas City: Andrews and McMeel, 1996. Pictorial wraps, large 8vo, 128 pages, black-and-white comic strip collection featuring Earl the dog and his cat sidekick; foreword by Charles M. Schulz. 3d printing (October 1996). As new condition. $9.95

  • MORGAN, Henry, and George Booth Dogs Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1976. Illustrated laminate boards, 8vo, 42 pages, full-page and smaller black-and-white illustrations. Booth's satirical cartoon-style drawings amplify Morgan's humorously revelatory tales: "A History (on the Dull Side)," "Traits," "The Dachshund," "The Collie," "Aspirin Dogs (Moon Bayers)," "The German Shepherd," "The Detective Dog," "The Watch Dog," "Schleppenwulf," "Air Dale," "Mein Chow," "Pique," "Trick Dogs," "Right from the Beagle's Mouth," "The Greyhound," "Mongrel Type Dog," "Puppy," "Napoleon's Favorite," and "The Coach Dog." 1st edition. Very good condition. $13.00

  • The New Yorker Book of Dog Cartoons New York: Knopf, 1995. French fold, 32mo, 102 pages, index of artists. Miniature edition of one of the premier collections of dog cartoons. 2d printing, as new condition; $10.00. A second copy: 1st thus, as new condition; $10.00
  • The New Yorker Book of Dog Cartoons New York: Knopf, 1992. Cloth (gilt-stamped spine), 8vo, dust jacket, 102 pages, index of artists. Contains 101 choice cartoons from The New Yorker magazine. 3d printing. Near fine condition. $9.00

  • THURBER, James Thurber's Dogs: The Classic Collection of the Master's Dogs New York: Fireside/Simon & Schuster, 1992. Illustrated wraps, 8vo, 294 pages. Thurber's inimitable black-and-white drawings and choice prose on dogs, "written and drawn, real and imaginary, living and long ago." 1st thus. Very good condition (sole defect: corner crease on front cover, affecting book's first few pages). $8.00

  • WEBSTER, H. T. The Best of H. T. Webster: A Memorial Collection New York: Simon & Schuster, 1953. Cloth, 4to, 255 pages, bibliography; preface by Robert E. Sherwood; biographical sketch by Philo Calhoun. Captioned cartoons on a variety of themes; with a chapter on dogs. 1st printing. Good condition (previous owner's name on free endpaper); no dust jacket. $10.00

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  • ADLER, Judith Dog Food Emmaus: Rodale, 2004. White-stamped black boards, square 16mo, dust jacket, unpaginated (112 pages), 1-page of photo credits identifying dogs depicted by name and breed; full-page black-and-white photos by Paul Coughlin. A 4-page introduction sets the stage for a study of the dog's quest for a bite to eat, and the bond food forges between humans and canines, with well-chosen quotes for each telling photo. 1st edition/1st printing. Very good condition (sole defect: crease in front endpaper), in very good dust jacket. $8.00

  • APPEL, Allen, and Mike Rothmiller Old Dog's Guide for Pups: Advice and Rules for Human Training New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. Hardcover, 16mo, dust jacket, 102 pages, black-and-white drawings. Mirthful guidance for the young dog, from finding the coziest place to curl up to the "Seven Commandments of Food." 1st edition. As new condition. $7.00

  • BAKER, Stephen How to Live with a Neurotic Dog Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1960. Cloth, 4to, dust jacket, 138 pages; black-and-white illustrations by Eric Gurney. An absolute hoot, with all sorts of dogs depicted in the cartoons. 10th printing (April 1965). Good+ condition (previous owner's inscription on free endpaper), in fair to good dust jacket (chipped) in Mylar. $10.00
    ---- How to Live with a Neurotic Dog Chicago: Contemporary Books, 1988. Illustrated wraps, large 8vo, 138 pages; black-and-white illustrations by Fred Hilliard. Paperback edition of the riotously funny spoof. 9th printing. As new condition. $9.00
    ---- Vom Umgang mit neurotischen Hunde Hamburg: Mosaik Verlag, 1960. Illustrated hardcover, 12mo, 80 pages; cartoon illustrations by Eric Gurney; translated from the English by Ursula Bruns. German-language edition of How to Live with a Neurotic Dog. As new condition. $15.00

  • BLOUNT, Roy, Jr. If Only You Knew How Much I Smell You: True Portraits of Dogs Boston: Bulfinch Press/AOL Time Warner, 2003. Pictorial wraps, square 8vo, unpaginated (104 pages); 62 duotones by Valerie Shaff. Introductory essay and verse accompany some of the most expressive dogs in contemporary photography. 1st thus. Very good condition (covers show light wear; photos and text pristine). $5.00

  • BUCKLE, Jane How to Massage Your Dog New York: Howell Book House, 1995. Hardcover, 16mo, dust jacket, 81 pages; illustrations by Ron Young. Full of instructive mirth, including massages for holidays, skeptical dogs, and dogs who are adopted. 2d printing. As new condition. $9.95

  • CHANG, Lynn Disguises for Your Dog New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Griffin, 2000. Hardcover, 16mo, unpaginated (48 pages); illustrated by the author. Amusing artwork and practical ideas on how to costume your dog for life's special occasions. 1st edition. As new condition. $6.00

  • COPPINGER, Raymond Fishing Dogs: A Guide to the History, Talents, and Training of the Baildale, the Flounderhounder, the Angler Dog, and Sundry Other Breeds of Aquatic Dogs (Canis piscatorius) Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 1996. Cloth (gilt-stamped spine), dust jacket, 12mo, 114 pages; black-and-white drawings by Peter Pinardi. A delicious satire, as much fun for anyone who loves dogs as it is for those who fish. 1st edition. As new condition. $10.00

  • FREYMANN, Saxton, and Joost Elffers Dog Food New York: Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic Press, 2002. Illustrated laminate boards, square 8vo, dust jacket, unpaginated (24 pages), illustrated endpapers. Color photographs of adorable dogs are in fact rib-ticklingly clever assemblages of fruits and vegetables. Stated 1st edition/1st printing. Near fine condition. $14.00

  • HOCHBERG, Ilene Dogue Pittstown: Main Street Press, 1986. Illustrated wraps, 4to, 96 pages. This "parody of the world's most famous fashion magazine," printed on glossy magazine stock, is delectably funny and profusely illustrated with dogs of many breeds. Near fine condition. $35.00

  • LOUGHLIN, Laurie Holiday Hounds: Traditional Songs for Festive Dogs San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1996. Decorated hardcover, dust jacket, 16mo, 46 pages; illustrated by Mary Ross. 20 Christmas and Hanukkah favorites, including a canine version of "Auld Lang Syne." 1st edition. As new condition. $7.95

  • MARKOE, Merrill What the Dogs Have Taught Me, and Other Amazing Things I've Learned New York: Viking Penguin, 1992. Cloth, 8vo, dust jacket, 233 pages. Great fun, by the creator of television's "Stupid Pet Tricks." 1st edition. Very good condition, in very good dust jacket. $15.00

  • SALMANSOHN, Karen How to Make Your Man Behave in 21 Days or Less, Using the Secrets of Professional Dog Trainers New York: Workman, 1994. Hardcover, 16mo, 93 pages; illustrated by Alison Seiffer. 3d printing. Near fine condition. $7.00

  • SNOW, Alan How Dogs Really Work! Boston: Little, Brown, 1993. Illustrated hardcover, dust jacket, 4to, 29 pages, "index." Elaborate detail and great good humor make this deconstruction of the domestic dog irresistible to children and adults alike. Winner: New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book. 1st American edition. Near fine condition, in near fine dust jacket. $14.00

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