1951 edition, "Fourth Printing, March, 1951" stated; Garden City Books publishers, New York; "The cream of the recent crop of stories and anecdotes, harvested, assorted, and prepared for market"; illustrations by Paul Galdone; hardbound in black boards with very nice silver illustration and lettering on cover and spine; quite good condition of book with unmarked pages, very clean; dust jacket has tears - fair condition, see pics. THIS IS ADULT COMEDY.
From dust jacket -
"Never in history has the average American citizen found more need for a saving sense of humor. Beset by threats of destruction by atomic bombs, inflation, mounting taxes, overcrowed cities, witch hunters, propagandists, caterwauling commentators, and the incessant clamor of radio and television commercials, he must laugh occasionally to keep from blowing his top altogether. It's far too easy today to see only the shadows, and ignore the patches of sunlight that remain. This collection of stories and anecdotes is designed to guide him back, if only momentarily, to the funny side of the street..."