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The Week-end Book: A Sociable Anthology

By: ,

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Duckworth Overlook: 2006

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 6177


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 View more info

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A Far Side Collection - Last Chapter and Worse

By: ,

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Warner Books: 1996

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 10715


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 View more info

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Comic Epitaphs - from the very best old graveyards

By: ,

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Mount Veron, NY, Peter Pauper Press: 1957

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13432


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 View more info

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French Wit and Wisdom

By: ,

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Mount Vernon, NY, Peter Pauper Press: 1956

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 13444


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.... View more info

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One Hundred Chin Lifters on our 100th Year - 1853-1953

By: ,

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Montreal, Richardson, Bond & Wright: 1954

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13523


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 View more info

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Musings of a Merry Matloe - A Book of Naval Humour

By: , Giraldus

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Marlboro' Publishing: 1927

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11752


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... View more info

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Chambers gigglossary - a lexicon of laughter

By: Aldus, Vicky ; Dooner, Morven

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Edinburgh, Chambers: 2008

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11768


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 View more info

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The Not-so-very-nice Goings-on at Victoria Lodge

By: Ardagh, Philip

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 2004

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11814


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, Victo... View more info

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New Tales of Humour - by Leading Authors

By: Asquith, Cynthia (ed)

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Jarrolds:

Seller ID: 14349


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 View more info

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The Drum - Australian Character and Slang

By: Baker, Sidney J.

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Sydney, Currawong: 1961

Edition: second edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 11813


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 View more info

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Life and Laughter

By: Barsley, Michael (ed)

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Phoenix House: 1962

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4385


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... View more info

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On Board Noah's Ark

By: Bemelmans, Ludwig

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1962

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6165


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... View more info

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Those Happy Days - An Anthology of Childhood

By: Cook, Hartley Kemball

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin: 1945

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14357


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 t... View more info

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Soundings from the Parish Pump - A Celebration of Little Local Difficulties from the Weekend section of the Daily Telegraph

By: Davies, Tristan (ed)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Robson Books: 1996

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11795


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,... View more info

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An Unexbeargated, Combearhensive, Incombearable book of Celebearties and Other Bears

By: Demong, Phyllis

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent: 1980

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 11766


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,... View more info

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The World of Lady Addle, comprising The Memoirs of Mipsie and Lady Addle at Home

By: Dunn, Mary

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Robin Clark: 1985

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 6169


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:... View more info

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The Best of Fred

By: Fawcett, Rupert

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Headline: 1998

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10716


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 View more info

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Teething Troubles

By: Finch, Matthew

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Dennis Dobson: 1956

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6173


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 View more info

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Our Bill - Guide, Counsellor, Friend

By: Grisewood, Frederick

Price: £4.75

Publisher: London, Westaway Books: 1948

Edition: sixth edition

Seller ID: 11755


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 View more info

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The Diary of a Nobody

By: Grossmith, George ; Grossmith, Weedon

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Prion Boooks: 2001

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 11779


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 Willia... View more info

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Miles and Miles

By: Kington, Miles

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1982

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 11812


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 View more info

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One Hundred Proverbs with their Equivalents in German, French, Italian and Spanish

By: Konstandt, Oscar

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Malvern, Edelweiss House: 1958

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Display inscription

Seller ID: 13434


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 European tongues and charming single-colour illustrations. Catalogu... View more info

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The French on Life and Love

By: Lewis, Edward (ed)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Robert Schlesinger: 1969

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13443


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: Monta... View more info

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Brought to Book

By: Lincoln, John A.

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Falcon Press: 1949

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2904


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 View more info

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The Scoundrel's Dictionary - A copious and complete compendium of 18th-century slang

By: Lovric, Michelle

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Oxford, Past Times: 1997

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11777


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 View more info

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The Little Pun Book

By: Margolin, Robert

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Mount Vernon, NY, Peter Pauper Press: 1960

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13431


Hardback, 187mm x 114mm decorated card boards, 61pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Henry R. Martin. Good +++/Good +. Exterior a little bumped and scuffed at edges, foxing to endpapers, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some chipping to edges with loss along base of rear. Entertaining little collection of pubns and wordplay jokes of varying degrees of awfulness. Catalogue: Humour. Keywords: pun, wordplay, joke, humour View more info

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How to Mow the Lawn

By: Martin, Sam

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury: 2003

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11780


Hardback, 184mm x 134mm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 3rd impression, , 144pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean withj minimal edgewear. Humorous little volume offers a humorous counterweight to "New Man" propaganda by demonstrating the Lost Art of Being a [real] Man by means of illustrated tips fo... View more info

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To The Fair Unknown

By: Maurois, Andre

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head: 1957

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 14352


Hardback, 190mm x 128mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 175pp. Good +++/Good +. Book has been handled and is a little darkened by age but overall clean with minimal wear. Dustwrapper has some darkening to edges, colour offset on rear, still presentable. UK edition of Maurois' witty 1956 book of advice for ladies concerning all matters of social intercourse, in English translation from the French by John Buchanan-Brown. Catalogue: Humour. Keywords: mistress, m... View more info

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Shakespeare and Myself

By: Mikes, George

Price: £4.25

Publisher: London, Allan Wingate: 1952

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 11793


Hardback, 190mm x 125mm blue cloth boards, green titles, first edition, 121pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by David Langdon. Good/Less than good. Book has been read, block edges a little dusty, fading to spine at ends and titles, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper (now protected) is darkened with chipping and loss around all edges - five or six areas of 1 sq cm+ Erudite and witty musings by a post-war humorist with a delightful literary flavour. Catalo... View more info

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Robert Morley's Book of Bricks

By: Morley, Robert (ed)

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1978

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4383


Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 159pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Geoffrey Dickinson, John Very Good/Good +. Base of spine bumped, top of block a little dusty else near fine. Dustwrapper is bright and clean, with some shelfwear along top, top of spine torn to 1cm at both sides. An anthology of short accounts of faux pas, as recorded by eminent authors and celebrities, collected and commented upon by ... View more info