Item #7190 Encyclopedia of Comedy For Professional Entertainers, Social Clubs, Comedians, Lodges and all Who are in Search of Humorous Literature; Consisting of Witty Sayings, Gags, Cross Gags, Humorous Poetry, Recitations, Monologues, Funny Stories, Boys' Compostions, Conundrums, Stump Speeches, Toasts, Miscellaneous, Sketches and Funny Matter of Every Description. J. Melville JANSON.
Encyclopedia of Comedy For Professional Entertainers, Social Clubs, Comedians, Lodges and all Who are in Search of Humorous Literature; Consisting of Witty Sayings, Gags, Cross Gags, Humorous Poetry, Recitations, Monologues, Funny Stories, Boys' Compostions, Conundrums, Stump Speeches, Toasts, Miscellaneous, Sketches and Funny Matter of Every Description.

Encyclopedia of Comedy For Professional Entertainers, Social Clubs, Comedians, Lodges and all Who are in Search of Humorous Literature; Consisting of Witty Sayings, Gags, Cross Gags, Humorous Poetry, Recitations, Monologues, Funny Stories, Boys' Compostions, Conundrums, Stump Speeches, Toasts, Miscellaneous, Sketches and Funny Matter of Every Description.

Philadelphia: David McKay, 1899. First Edition. Cloth. 6 3/8 X 9 1/2 Inches. 501 PP. Very Good. Item #7190

Original highly decorated red cloth binding. Janson's "magnum opus" and early book on the art of timing, comedy and handy stand-up bits. While the book was aimed at the practicing comedian and/or stage performer, the true importance of this book is the preservation of the humor of the late Victorian era. Period pencil artwork and signature to front endpaper. Some wear to cloth edges and folds. Light toning and some wear to page edges.

Price: $100.00

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