Tuesday, June 22, 2010
This book really jumped out at me because the spine was multicolored and looked old. So I pulled it out of the shelf and read the cover: Over Sexteen: Prudes Won't Think It Funny!
That's just not a book you can put back and the illustrations show why.
Love the cover and some of the cartoons inside are hilarious.
©1951 by Grayson Publishing Corp.
original price: $3.00
The inside flap explains the gist of the book:
This book is dedicated to merriment. It's so chock-full of anecdotes and cartoons that an overflow appears on the flaps of this book jacket, which makes the book gay from cover to cover and flap-happy besides.
A couple of limericks for you...
Mary had an aeroplane
In it she loved to frisk
Wasn't she a silly girl
Her little *
There was a young lady from France
Who thought that she'd just "take a chance."
For an hour or so, she just "let herself go."
And now all her sisters are aunts!
And a joke...
He met his ex-wife at a party and after a few drinks suggested that they have another try at marriage.
She sneered: "Over my dead body."
He sneered: "I see you haven't changed a bit."
And the goods...
Over the past few days I have come across a few interesting books that I found attractive due to their illustrations and covers.
Here are some that I found since this past weekend.
First up is
Diving For Fun
by Joe Strykowski
published by Dacor Corporation
Illustrations are by Ernie Duerksen
The cover isn't what really attracted me although it looked a bit vintage and hinted that there might be some great illustrations inside.
These were among the best.
and the funniest one of all is the inflatable diving suit!