Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Prudes Won't Think This Book Is Funny!

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...

Diving book and illustrations

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
LCCN 74-31233

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!