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ORBEN, Robert

Three Vintage Joke Books

New York: Robert Orben/Louis Tannen, V.d.

3 8vos, bound in illustrated wrappers. Some light wear and darkening, staples rusted, but all three very well preserved.

First editions, various printings.

Robert Orben [b. 1927] is an American magician and professional gag writer. He published many compilations of jokes and patter, and saved the best for last when he threw it all in to become chief speechwriter to Gerald Ford.

The three titles present here are:

-- Belly Laughs [New York: Orben Publications, 1964] First edition. UK bookseller's stamp to foot of title page;
-- M.C. Bits ('The Best Buck's Worth of Boffs in the Business') [New York: Louis Tannen, 1957] First edition, fourth printing. UK bookseller's stamp to foot of title page;
-- Comedy Jackpot [New York: Orben Publications, 1957] First edition, second printing.

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