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New Tales of Humour - by Leading Authors, Asquith, Cynthia             (ed)
New Tales of Humour - by Leading Authors

 

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A Far Side Collection - Last Chapter and Worse, ,
1 A Far Side Collection - Last Chapter and Worse
,. Warner Books, London, 1996. first thus, Paperback, 202mm x 200mm , 112pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Gary Larson. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled but still bright and clean. UK collection of previously-published Larson cartoons. Catalogue: Humour. Keywords: Larson, cartoon, humour. 10715

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Comic Epitaphs - from the very best old graveyards, ,
2 Comic Epitaphs - from the very best old graveyards
,. Peter Pauper Press, Mount Veron, NY, 1957. first edition, Hardback, 187mm x 114mm decorated card boards, 61pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Henry R. Martin. Good +++/Good +++. Book is clean and tight with minimal wear. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with minimal wear. Collection of amusing headstone memorials - some real, some legendary. Catalogue: Humour. Keywords: grave, headstone, inscription, gallows. 13432

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French Wit and Wisdom, ,
3 French Wit and Wisdom
,. Peter Pauper Press, Mount Vernon, NY, 1956. first edition, Hardback, 187mm x 114mm decorated card boards, 62pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Fritz Kredel. Good +++/Good +. Gift Inscription. Book has been handled over years, some wear at corners, differential fading to endpapers. Dustwrapper has some wear and darkening to edges, front also darkened around title. Anonymously-edited little collection of bons mots by giants of French culture, including Balzac, Stendhal and Voltaire, with drawings by Kredel. Catalogue: Humour. Keywords: France, wisdom, love, Rochefoucauld. 13444

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One Hundred Chin Lifters on our 100th Year - 1853-1953, ,
4 One Hundred Chin Lifters on our 100th Year - 1853-1953
,. Richardson, Bond & Wright, Montreal, 1954. first edition, Hardback, 216mm x 143mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, ix prelims, 132pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Exterior bumped at corners but clean and sturdy, minimal wear to block edges, pages clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some light wear to edges, top of spine frayed, else clean. Anthology of wholesome yet witty poems and mini-essays designed to uplift and entertain. Catalogue: Humour. Keywords: Canada, life, success, spirit. 13523

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The Week-end Book: A Sociable Anthology, ,
5 The Week-end Book: A Sociable Anthology
,. Duckworth Overlook, London, 2006. first thus, Hardback, 196mm x 114mm decorated boards, ix prelims, 370pp. Black and white illustrations. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Book is near fine. "Miscellany" - style book offering humorous tips on how to enjoy weekends in the country. Catalogue: Humour. Keywords: Week-end, country, sociable. 6177

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Musings of a Merry Matloe - A Book of Naval Humour, , Giraldus
6 Musings of a Merry Matloe - A Book of Naval Humour
, Giraldus. Marlboro' Publishing, London, 1927. first edition, Hardback, 190mm x 124mm brown cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 181pp. Black and white illustrations. Less than good/NoWrapper. Book is grubby and stained on exterior, block edges also grubby. Child's scribbles on inner boards and endpapers, also a handful of pages front endpaper partially lost. Selection of humorous articles by the nom-de-plume author previously published in "The Fleet" magazine for seamen on lower decks. Catalogue: Humour. Keywords: sea, navy, seaman, cat. 11752

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Chambers gigglossary - a lexicon of laughter, Aldus, Vicky ;   Dooner, Morven
7 Chambers gigglossary - a lexicon of laughter
Aldus, Vicky ; Dooner, Morven. Chambers, Edinburgh, 2008. first edition, Hardback, 184mm x 130mm black cloth boards, bronze gilt titles, first edition, v prelims, 138pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Iain McIntosh. Very Good/Very Good. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. A witty lexicon including actual defintiions from Chambers dictionaries over a hundred years. Catalogue: Humour. Keywords: Chambers, lexicon, wit, humour. 11768

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The Not-so-very-nice Goings-on at Victoria Lodge, Ardagh, Philip
8 The Not-so-very-nice Goings-on at Victoria Lodge
Ardagh, Philip. Faber & Faber, London, 2004. first edition, Hardback, 205mm x 154mm grey cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 120pp. Black and white illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has some faint discolouring at bottom front, else clean with minimal wear. Original and witty story printed on recto pages only and shaped around a collection of unrelated 1890s illustrations from the Girl's Own paper. Catalogue: Humour. Keywords: Girl's, mystery, Victorian. 11814

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New Tales of Humour - by Leading Authors, Asquith, Cynthia             (ed)
9 New Tales of Humour - by Leading Authors
Asquith, Cynthia (ed). Jarrolds, London, Hardback, 220mm x 139mm orange cloth boards, black titles, , 256pp. Good/NoWrapper. Book has been well read - bumped and scuffed around edges, spine colour faded, block edges tanned, else clean. Collection of witty tales by authors including Wodehouse, Wynfham Lewis and Compton Mackenzie, originally published as "The Funny Bone" in 1948, with this version surely not long after. Catalogue: Humour. Keywords: Hartley, Morton, Wodehouse, Mackail. 14349

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The Drum - Australian Character and Slang, Baker, Sidney J.
10 The Drum - Australian Character and Slang
Baker, Sidney J.. Currawong, Sydney, 1961. second edition, Hardback, 204mm x 134mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, 158pp. Good +/Good. Gift Inscription. Spine and boards bumped, block edges a little grubby, pages clean. Tasmania retailer sticker on inner front board. Dustwrapper is worn and chipped around edges, spine colour faded, front flap clipped. Witty guide to the Australian character with a dictionary of Aussie colloquial terms. Catalogue: Humour. Keywords: Australia, outback, cobber, sheila. 11813

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Life and Laughter, Barsley, Michael             (ed)
11 Life and Laughter
Barsley, Michael (ed). Phoenix House, London, 1962. first edition, Hardback, 8vo orange cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 270pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +/Good +. Spine and boards near fine, save for a little bumping to top of spine. Block has some grubbiness and foxing to edges, also to opening and closing pages. Dustwrapper is intact, with little or no shelfwear, but generally a little grubby. Follow-up volume to the Phoenix Book of Wit and Humour, with Barsley once again collecting a mostly literary collection of funny tales from the likes of Thurber, Wodehouse and Waterhouse. Catalogue: Humour. Keywords: Barsley, Phoenix, laughter, Wodehouse. 4385

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On Board Noah's Ark, Bemelmans, Ludwig
12 On Board Noah's Ark
Bemelmans, Ludwig. Collins, London, 1962. first edition, Hardback, 216mm x 143mm orange cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 187pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Ludwig Bemelmans. Good +++/Good +. Book has been read, edges dusty, but overall tight and clean. Dustwrapper has some shelfwear with chipping to spine, 1 sq cm loss to top edge of rear. The one and only Bemelmans takes his boat onto the Mediterranean and records his adventures in port and at sea in his own witty words and pictures. Catalogue: Humour. Keywords: Bemelmans, Mediterrnean, Ark. 6165

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Those Happy Days - An Anthology of Childhood, Cook, Hartley Kemball
13 Those Happy Days - An Anthology of Childhood
Cook, Hartley Kemball. George Allen & Unwin, London, 1945. first edition, Hardback, 200mm x 134mm pink cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 165pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Nora S. Unwin. Good +/NoWrapper. Book is a wartime production but not flimsy. Exterior bumped, light wear from handling, spine a litle faded, pages clean, owner stamp uncompleted on front endpaper with pencil inscription. Inscribed in pencil as "An interesting look at childhood from the perspective of an author gathering the material in the early 1940s." Catalogue: Humour. Keywords: infancy, school, nursery, Sunday. 14357

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Soundings from the Parish Pump - A Celebration of Little Local Difficulties from the Weekend section of the Daily Telegraph, Davies, Tristan             (ed)
14 Soundings from the Parish Pump - A Celebration of Little Local Difficulties from the Weekend section of the Daily Telegraph
Davies, Tristan (ed). Robson Books, London, 1996. first edition, Hardback, 222mm x 146mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, vii prelims, 159pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Mike Davidson. Very Good/Very Good. Book is tight and clean with no obvious impefections. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. An anthology of funny real-life stories - mostly from Britain - originally featured in the Daily Telegraph, with illustrations by Davidson. Catalogue: Humour. Keywords: humour, everyday, England, life. 11795

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An Unexbeargated, Combearhensive, Incombearable book of Celebearties and Other Bears, Demong, Phyllis
15 An Unexbeargated, Combearhensive, Incombearable book of Celebearties and Other Bears
Demong, Phyllis. J.M. Dent, London, 1980. first thus, Hardback, 209mm x 132mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, c.100pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Some dotty dusting like foxing to right blockmedge, book otherwise clean and tight. Dustwrapper has a nick and light wear along top edge, else clean and bright. Front flap clipped. First UK edition of collection of cartoon images of grizzly bears in posed depictions of wordplay like those of the title. Catalogue: Humour. Keywords: bear, grizzly, pun, humour. 11766

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The World of Lady Addle, comprising The Memoirs of Mipsie and Lady Addle at Home, Dunn, Mary
16 The World of Lady Addle, comprising The Memoirs of Mipsie and Lady Addle at Home
Dunn, Mary. Robin Clark, London, 1985. first thus, Hardback, 194mm x 123mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, xvi prelims, 256pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Very Good. Book in very good condition apart from a single small stain to top edge of block. Dustwrapper is clean and bright with little or no wear. Originally published by Punch in the 1940s, these two volumes are the spoof jottings of a titled Englishwoman on travels around the world. Introduction to this edition by Simon Hoggart. Catalogue: Humour. Keywords: Addle, Dunn, Punch, Mipsie. 6169

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The Best of Fred, Fawcett, Rupert
17 The Best of Fred
Fawcett, Rupert. Headline, London, 1998. first edition, Paperback, 204mm x 204mm , 192pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Rupert Fawcett. Very Good/NoWrapper. Some dusting to top block edge, paperback otherwise tight, clean and unmarked. A bumper collection of over 180 "Fred" cartoons featuring the zany life of the titular character with his wife Penelope and black cat, Anthony. Catalogue: Humour. Keywords: Fred, cartoon, humour. 10716

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Teething Troubles, Finch, Matthew
18 Teething Troubles
Finch, Matthew. Dennis Dobson, London, 1956. first edition, Hardback, 202mm x 132mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 192pp. Fair/Fair. Book is tight and solid, but affected by notable foxing to edges, also some pages. Dustwrapper (now protected) is generally darkened and grubby but only light wear to edges. Witty tales from the working life of a newly-qualified dentist. Catalogue: Humour. Keywords: Dentist, teeth, humour. 6173

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All aboard for the Gravy Train, Francis, S. ;   Dugmore, H. ;      Rico
19 All aboard for the Gravy Train
Francis, S. ; Dugmore, H. ; Rico. Penguin, London, 1995. first edition, Paperback, 194mm x 240mm , 176pp. Colour illustrations.Good +++/NoWrapper. Some dusting to top block edge and creasing to rear, paperback otherwise tight, bright and clean. UK collection of popular strip cartoons from South Africa. Catalogue: Humour. Keywords: South Africa, cartoon, humour. 10717

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Ben Franklin's Wit & Wisdom, Franklin, Benjamin
20 Ben Franklin's Wit & Wisdom
Franklin, Benjamin. Peter Pauper Press, Mount Vernon, NY, Hardback, 187mm x 114mm decorated card boards, 62pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book is clean with minimal wear to edges and a few foxing spots to front endpaper. Dustwrapper has some wear and chips to edges, front flap top clipped. No date or edition stated but likely c.1960 volume which offers a collection of witticisms and bons mots by the 18th century American polymath, with woodcut illustrations based on the work of Joseph Crawhall. Catalogue: Humour. Keywords: Franklin, invention, Paris, revolution. 13433

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Inside Britain - An Internal Scrapbook, Gandar-Dower, Kenneth ;   Riddell, James
21 Inside Britain - An Internal Scrapbook
Gandar-Dower, Kenneth ; Riddell, James. The Shenval Press, London & Hertford, 1937. first edition, Hardback, 216mm x 168mm buff cloth boards, red titles, first edition, 122pp. Black and white illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Book is generally grubby on exterior, with foxing to endpapers and block edges, but pages basically clean. Credited to "Dower and Riddell," this is a surprisingly fresh volume of illustrated musings on the British character as WW2 loomed. Catalogue: Humour. Keywords: satire, irony, Hitler, Britain. 11741

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Our Bill - Guide, Counsellor, Friend, Grisewood, Frederick
22 Our Bill - Guide, Counsellor, Friend
Grisewood, Frederick. Westaway Books, London, 1948. sixth edition, Hardback, 192mm x 128mm red cloth boards, black titles, sixth edition, 176pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Joan Hassall. Good/Fair. Spine and boards bumped, block edges grubby with some foxing, latter also to opening/closing pages. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn and grubby with patches of loss along bottom edge. Authentic and witty sketches of country life first published in 1934. Catalogue: Humour. Keywords: country, rural, farm, wit. 11755

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The Diary of a Nobody, Grossmith, George ;   Grossmith, Weedon
23 The Diary of a Nobody
Grossmith, George ; Grossmith, Weedon. Prion Boooks, London, 2001. first thus, Hardback, 185mm x 118mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 2nd impression, , xiii prelims, 194pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Weedon Grossmith. Very Good/Very Good. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. First published in 1892, this is a Prion Humour Classics edition of the classic late Victorian diary of Mr. Pooter, with original illustrations and an Introduction by William Trevor. Catalogue: Humour. Keywords: humour, everyman, Pooter, Victorian. 11779

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The Ayes and the Noes, Hollis, Christopher
24 The Ayes and the Noes
Hollis, Christopher. Macdonald, London, 1957. first edition, Hardback, 204mm x 137mm black cloth boards, yellow titles, first edition, 96pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Cummings. Good +++/Good. Book is basically clean and unmarked save for a small patch of grubbiness to top block edge. Dustwrappper (now protected) has been handled, some grubbiness to rear, flattened tear and creasing to top front, else clean and still presentable. A selection of verses concerning political figures of the early Macmillan era, with cartoon illustration by Cummings. Catalogue: Humour. Keywords: Macmillan, Attlee, Butler, Parliament. 14358

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Miles and Miles, Kington, Miles
25 Miles and Miles
Kington, Miles. Hamish Hamilton, London, 1982. first edition, Hardback, 222mm x 140mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 153pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +/Good +++. Gift Inscription. Chalky mark to rear board, block edges darkened by age with a little wear, pages otherwise clean. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. Front flap clipped. 48 witty little pieces on all aspects of life by Times and Punch writer Kington, with cartoon illustrations. Catalogue: Humour. Keywords: sketch, musing, humour. 11812

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One Hundred Proverbs with their Equivalents in German, French, Italian and Spanish, Konstandt, Oscar
26 One Hundred Proverbs with their Equivalents in German, French, Italian and Spanish
Konstandt, Oscar. Edelweiss House, Malvern, 1958. first edition, Hardback, 189mm x 126mm decorated card boards, 64pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Illustrations by Putzi Roberts. Good +/Good. Display inscription. Exterior bumped at corners, stained at base of spine, block basically clean and unmarked. Dustwrapper has worn and edges and light stains in all areas. Rather lovely little collection of popular English language proverbs with translations into major Eurpopean tongues and charming single-colour illustrations. Catalogue: Humour. Keywords: translation, wisdom, folk. 13434

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The French on Life and Love, Lewis, Edward             (ed)
27 The French on Life and Love
Lewis, Edward (ed). Robert Schlesinger, London, 1969. first edition, Hardback, 198mm x 123mm decorated boards, 64pp. Colour illustrations. Illustrations by John Trotta. Good +++/Good +. Little book has been handled but still tight, clean - and colourful. Dustwrapper has been handled, some light edgewear, front flap clipped. Rather lovely collection of bons mots on the subjects of life and love by French master wordsmiths including Balzac, Stendhal and Voltaire. With striking full-colour illustratons. Catalogue: Humour. Keywords: Montaaigne, Joubert, amour. 13443

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Brought to Book, Lincoln, John A.
28 Brought to Book
Lincoln, John A.. Falcon Press, London, 1949. first edition, Hardback, 8vo cream decorated boards, black titles, first edition, 96pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Michael Barsley. Good +++/Good +++. Spine bumped. Block edges dusted. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some shelfwear along top and general dusting. A collection of pithy epigrams, with cartoon illustrations, covering all aspects of life, but with an emphasis on matters political. Catalogue: Humour. Keywords: Epigram, aphorism, politics. 2904

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The Scoundrel's Dictionary - A copious and complete compendium of 18th-century slang, Lovric, Michelle
29 The Scoundrel's Dictionary - A copious and complete compendium of 18th-century slang
Lovric, Michelle. Past Times, Oxford, 1997. first edition, Hardback, 187mm x 144mm decorated boards, 64pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Thomas Bewick. et al. Very Good/NoWrapper. Hardback is sturdy and clean with no obvious imperfections, original price sticker on rear. Cheery A-Z of 18th century English slang terms, with contemporary illustrations throghout by the school of Bewick, amongst others. Catalogue: Humour. Keywords: Georgian, London, argot, street. 11777

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The Complete Yes Minister - The Diaries of a Cabinet Minister, Lynn, Jonathan ;   Jay, Antony
30 The Complete Yes Minister - The Diaries of a Cabinet Minister
Lynn, Jonathan ; Jay, Antony. BBC, London, 1984. first thus, Hardback, 235mm x 160mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 514pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book has been well read, light wear only, no markings. Dustwrapper has been handled, wear and some chipping to edges. Omnibus collection of the three previously-published tie-in books for award-winning BBC political comedy. Catalogue: Humour. Keywords: satire, cabinet, Humphrey, government. 11756

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