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BATS IN THE BELFRY

By: " THE GANGREL " ( HAROLD S. STEWART) , ORR , Cecil ,

Price: £12.00

Publisher: EDINBURGH, THE MORAY PRESS: 1935

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120679


Black cloth boards with red titles to spine and front panel. 195 x 130 mm approx. 96pp. Collection of rhyming verse by the Scots Poet Harold S.Stewart who's work featured in the "Daily Record" and illustrated by the Glaswegian illustrator Cecil Orr. VG/Gd (Book- Light shelf wear and soiling to boards. A little offset browning to free end papers. No previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket- a little loss to head and tail of spine, a few small tears - up to 10mm ma... View more info

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THE BOOK OF HUMOUR WIT & WISDOM A Manual of Table-Talk

By: --------- .....

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London / New York, GEORGE ROUTLEDGE AND SONS: 1880

Seller ID: 122753


Poor H/b in publisher's original maroon/gilt boards.Undated c. 1870-80's.? 365pp+ 12pp publisher adverts.[ cost then at 3/6 ]vignette to initial page after preface.Tales beginning with " the battle of the Nile & A Gambler's Epitaph.Seperate Chapters on every subject of the period, past then & present to then.[ Lord Byron's Superstition / Suggestions to the newly-Married / Bunyan's sarcasm / Swift and the lawyers etc ]An entertaining & informative peep into yesteryea... View more info

A STAG PARTY WITH MEN ONLY

By: -----------

Price: £12.00

Publisher: LONDON: GEORGE NEWNES 1955 FIRST EDITION:

Seller ID: 1938


1st ed. 220x145mm approx. Yellow cloth boards with red/brown lettering to spine and "Stag" to front board. 174pp 8 black and white illust. and 20 colour plates. A compendium of amusing and diverting "conversations" and articles from 12 party guests including Wilfred Pickles, Bernard Newman, Alan Whicker, Jack Train, Bernard Miles and Raymond Glendenning. VG/VG+ ( Book - no insc, clean- no bumps but boards uneven fading. Dust Jacket - non price clipped - q... View more info

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PUNCH or the London Charivari VOLUME CXXX11 [ Vol 132 ] Punch Annual 1907

By: -----..............

Price: £10.00

Publisher: LONDON, Published at the Office Bouverie Street: 1907

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 11645


Dated 1907. PUNCH or the London Charivarl VOLUME cxxxii [ vol 132 ][ published by the Bouverie Street Office] January to June 26,1907, Initial 10 pages of Punch Almanack for 1907 followed by 466pp..illustrated all pages .Victorian newspaper humour of the Government & Politics, history[ social history] of the ending of 19th century - begining of the 20th century..[ Maroon boards with bright gilt motif of Mr Punch encircled within decorative black line design, spine dulled... View more info

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OUT OF THE HURLY-BURLY or Life in an Odd Corner , Author's Edition with Copyright Preface

By: ADELER , Max , Author , FROST , Arthur B , & Other Artists

Price: £5.95

Publisher: E.C. [ London ], WARD Lock & Co.Ltd.: 1890

Seller ID: 122295


c.1890.Good H/b.Humour Fiction with humerous illustrations nigh all 398 pages by AB Frost & other Artists of the era. A book of fun as life was lived in those times. insight into social history.[ red cloth+ clear Gilt titles to front & spine a sound copy, black end papers, tissue-guard Frontis; repaired tear-line to blank area of title page, ink inscp.] covers small indents & stains. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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PRAYERS AND GRACES A Little Book of Extraordinary Piety

By: ALLAN M. LAING (Editor), MERVYN PEAKE , Artist

Price: £4.00

Publisher: LONDON, VICTOR GOLLANCZ: 1944

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122198


Blue Cloth Boards with gilt blocked titles to spine and illustration to front board. 165 x 130 mm approx. Collection of 42 prayers, graces, anecdotes and literary accounts of petitions made with explanation as to the circumstances of the rendition with humorous cartoon illustrations by Artist Mervyn Peake. First Edition 1st printing. Lacks d/j. VG (Book- gilt titles to spine a little dulled, but no notable shelf wear or soiling. No previous owner name or insc) A charming... View more info

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SMILER

By: AMBLER , C GIFFORD

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, HUTCHINSON Junior Books: 1947

Seller ID: 122745


VG H/b in Gd D/j.2nd imp.1947. illustrated puppies Daily Lives in 16 humorous Sketches by renowned dog Artist & Author C Gifford Ambler: his inimitable pictures of dogs are so well known that any attempt to gild the lily , so as to speak , would be a waste of time - herein the daily lives of puppies & dogs [ yellow cloth titles to spine & front, neat light ink inscsp.to front blank end paper.tight bindings , 1st & last few pages light to foxi [tan]+foredge, mild handlin... View more info

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THE INDOOR BOY

By: ANTONY SHER

Price: £10.00

Publisher: LONDON, CHATTO & WINDUS: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author on Title Page

Seller ID: 119949


Black boards with gilt titles to spine, 240 x 165 mm approx. 277 nos. pp. "Fast furious and richly comic" Novel by Actor Antony Sher, signed by him in blue ink to title page with no other name or inscription. Fine /Fine (Book- No other name or insc. Dust Jacket - non price clipped . No notable defects to book or jacket. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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THIS ENGLAND 1940 - 1946

By: BARSLEY , Michael , BENTLEY , Nicolas ,

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, New statesman and Nation: 1946

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121824


P/b.1st ed.1946. Humour illustrated by artist Nicolas Bentley.Selections by M Barsley to show the British character in time of war; attitude, foibles & follies.[ sound binding on rusted staples, book block VG throughout] 2/- covers appear weary due to paper turning, fox tanning. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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MRS ARMITAGE and the BIG WAVE

By: BLAKE , Quentin ,

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Ted Smart: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 122272


Near FINE.Internal FINE throughout.Slim Large P/b.No inscsp.Author & Artist Quentin Blake.[ loved by children & adult alike] colour Illustrated humour all pages with larger font text.Unpaginated. Laminated covers bright, clean as new with tiny loss, 1mm.or less, top rear corner, barely noticeable. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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THIS IS ON ME

By: BOB HOPE

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Muller:

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 197


Hard Cover , Dustjacket , presumed 1st edition - undated - as published. [ early 1950's ] , illustrated 29 B/w photographs. Comedian Bob Hope autobiography.- born in England - career bloomed in America.[book - no inscsp. tight binding.light fox tanning heavier to endpapers] D/j light colour rub/loss edgewear, even spine fade not effecting titles. bit grubby to once white rear.- now in clear proprietary protective cover. PLs see our image View more info

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HOW MOLE NEARLY WON THE LOTTERY

By: BRACHARZ , Kurt , HAUPTMANN , Tatjana ,

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan Childrens Books: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119733


Square H/b Dust Jacket VG/VG.1st ed. Exciting Miole adventure for young child - with a Badger - & a pig ; Told with humour - with wonderful fun illus. by the artist.[ pale olive board to book - no inscsp / no annotation, tight binding , Fine throughout but small edgewear nick to base 1mm- & light marking - protected in bright clean D/j not price clipped,no tears/nicks or crease. PLS See our image. View more info

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MY MIDDLE EAST CAMPAIGNS

By: BRIAN ROBB

Price: £7.50

Publisher: LONDON, COLLINS: 1944

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122172


Khaki Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine. 145 x 200 mm approx. Landscape format. 68pp. Humorous Cartoons with text under drawn by the author grouped in series "Little Known Units of the Western Desrt", "Rigours of the Cairo Campaign", "Suspicious Phenomena" and "Closely Guarded MIlitary Secrets". Robb was an illustrator for London Transport and Punch and the cover illustration and forward envisage him recounting his wartime activities ... View more info

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PETER BULL'S BOOK OF TEDDY BEARS

By: BULL, PETER

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, CASSELL & CO: 1977

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119427


Brown Boards with gilt titles to spine. 250x195mm approx. v + 154pp. Illustrated with line drawing chapter heads and with many photos this is a celebration of the Teddy Bear , telling of the first teddies, of famous, intrepid and therapeutic bears to those who go on picnics. A must for all arctophiles.Peter Bull - Universally known actor & Joint proprietor of Zodiac Emporium - reputation of a fun & very witty speaker. Near Fine/Near Fine Book- light offset browning to ... View more info

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ANY OLD IRON

By: BURGESS, ANTHONY

Price: £25.00

Publisher: LONDON, HUTCHINSON: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author to Title Page

Seller ID: 11478


SIGNED Copy,FINE H/b in FINE D/j.1st ed. Black Boards with gilt titles to spine. 339 nos.pp Humour novel by the author of A Clockwork Orange and signed by him in ink to title page with no other name or inscp. Fine/Fine (Book- no previous owner name Dust Jacket- non price clipped. now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover . Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale..NB base band of cover is RED but will not take on camera. View more info

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HAPPY THOUGHTS with an Introduction By E V Knox

By: BURNAND , F C ,

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Peter Nevill Ltd: 1954

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 10034


VG H/b in Good+ D/j.1st ed. Intro by EV Knox." Humour in the vein of PG Wodehouse - for all readers who also enjoy Jerome's Three Men in a Boat" [Fiction] Happy Thoughts by FC Burnand who relinquished the Editorship of the Punch periodical in 1906. 285pp.[ clean bright apple-green cloth gilt titles, no inscsp. tight binding , light mild fox tan 1st/last few pages+ foredge ] Dust Jacket not price clipped, 11s 6d , med to heavier fox tan moreso to rear. very minor ... View more info

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THE NEW HISTORY of SANDFORD and MERTON Being a true account of the Adventures of Master Tommy & Harry with Their Beloved Tutor Mr Barlow

By: BURNAND , F C , SAMBOURNE , Linley ,

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, BRADBURY AGNEW & Co ltd: 1880

Seller ID: 118399


Undated c.1880.Good+ H/b..Clean red cloth bright Gilt & black illus.to front & spine. Amusing fine line drawings by Victorian Artist Linley Sambourne. Humour too in the numerous rhymes and articles. 216pp+ 16pp old adverts.Tissue-guard frontis. Older child & Adult alike. [ no inscsp, light fade to spine & top front not effecting Bright Gilt titles or Bright Gilt illustrations. minor lean & edgewear cloth rub/fade. softness top/tail spine. light handlilng to rear, over al... View more info

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THE LIGHTNING CONDUCTOR The Strange Adventures of a Motor Car

By: C.N.AND A.M.WILLIAMSON

Price: £20.00

Publisher: LONDON, METHUEN & CO: 1905

Edition: 5th or later Edition

Seller ID: 121022


Green cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine, Dark green titles and "Pieper" motor Car to front panel and spine. 195 x 135 mm approx. vi + 346pp.+ 40 page publisher's catalogue. Frontis + 15 other b/w photo. illustrations as called for. Amusing story of Molly Randlph and her Aunt on a tour of Europe with a Chauffeur in an open "Pieper" Automobile revealed in a series of long letters. A motoring novel written jointly by a novelist and motoring journalist t... View more info

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HAPPY DAYS

By: COOK , BERYL

Price: £7.95

Publisher: London, Victor Gollanzc: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 9933


H/b+D/j FINE/VG+.1st ed.Humour Artist Beryl Cook; larger than life & every day folk.illus.big bold bright colour.[ navy cloth Gilt titles , No inscsp.Fine ] [ Dust Jacket not price clipped,14.99 , No spine fade, no loss: 2 small nicks to spine base- all else as new.Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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RESTORATION DRAMA Literature in Perspective

By: CUNNINGHAM, John E, MA, GROSE, K H, MA [ED]

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Evans Brothers Ltd: 1966

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11620


FINE H/b.God D/j.1st. Editor KH Grose MA. Restoration Drama by JE Cunningham MA. Seen, by some, as improper comedies & by others, as a social history..illus.5 b/w plates. Intro; Conclusion, biblio; index.[ Etherage / Dryden / Wycherley/ Otway / Congreve/ The last phase ] Literature in Perspective Series160pp.190x130mm [ grey cloth+gilt titles , no inscsp. no annotation.tight binding.] Dust Jacket price clipped. Edgewear nicks /tears. Please see our image of the actual bo... View more info