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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

Condition: Very Good


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 max. and light general shelf soiling.Non price clipped. Cover 3.s6d. Now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please ... 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 - quite clean and bright. Small closed tear of approx 15mm top rear. In protective wrapper). 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

Condition: Good


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 evenly to mid-red with clear gilt illus [ Puch/books top - Dog base] & date 1907 June. Gilt all foredge.All pages soundly boun... 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

Condition: Good


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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SMILER

By: AMBLER , C GIFFORD

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, HUTCHINSON Junior Books: 1947

Seller ID: 122745

Condition: Very Good


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 handling soil ] Dust Jacket price clipped, small nick top rear, edgewear col/ rub/loss mainly spine. now in clear Removable proprieta... View more info

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THE CAT and the CURMUDGEON

By: AMORY , Cleveland , Founder of Fund For Animals [ Anti-Cruelty Society ], Humorist , Humanitarian & Author

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Bantam Press / Transworld Publishers Ltd: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123414

ISBN: 0593021886

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b.Near Fine D/j.1st .Humour Fiction by the author of The Cat Who Came for Christmas. The very stubborn " Polar Bear "....[ red cloth gilt titles, No inscsp.book as new] Dust Jacket price clipped, minor edge shelfwear.no spine fade. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 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

ISBN: 0701136871

Condition: Fine


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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ADVICE TO THE OFFICERS OF THE BRITISH ARMY WITH THE ADDITION OF SOME HINTS TO THE DRUMMER AND PRIVATE SOLDIER

By: BERNARD FERGUSSON [ INTRODUCTION ) , FRANK WILSON

Price: £5.00

Publisher: LONDON, JONATHAN CAPE: 1946

Edition: 1st Edition Thus.

Seller ID: 124096

Condition: Good


Red Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine and upper board. 205 x 125 mm approx. 96 pp. Colour frontis + 4 other colour plates and numerous other b/w line drawings some full page by Artist Frank Wilson. First Published in 1782 and with the humour illustrations depicting the British Army Uniforms of the day this is a cynical tongue in cheek swipe mainly at the officer ranks and comprises 18 chapters of advice addressed variously through the ranks from Commanders-in-Chief down to the Private Soldier. Good (no d/j) (Book- Moderate shelf wear to cloth, no notable soiling. Lacks free blank front e... 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

ISBN: 1862302731

Condition: Near Fine


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

Condition: VG


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 A LOTTERY

By: BRACHARZ , Kurt , HAUPTMANN , Tatjana ,

Price: £2.95

Publisher: London, Macmillan Childrens Books: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119733

ISBN: 0333339843

Condition: VG


VG H/b.VG D/j.1st.Square. Exciting Mole adventure for young child - with a Badger & Pig. Told with humour & wonderful fun illus. by the Artist.[ no inscsp / no annotation, tight binding , Fine throughout, small edgewear nick to boards & & light marking: - protected in Bbright clean Dust Jacket, not price clipped, no loss. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 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

ISBN: 0304298506

Condition: Near Fine


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 free end papers. No notable defects and no previous owner name or inscription. Dust Jacket - non price clipped no defects in re... View more info

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HAPPY THOUGHTS with an Introduction By E V Knox

By: BURNAND , F C ,

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Peter Nevill Ltd: 1954

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 10034

Condition: Very Good


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 edgwear col rub/loss. now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover . Please see our actual image of the book o... 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

Condition: G+


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 all very clean.NB Camera flash has lightened the darker red boards Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 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

Condition: Good


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 to produce a mix of early motoring, travel, humour and romance . Clearly a very successful book as it was first published in O... View more info

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HEBDOMEROS A Novel

By: CHIRICO , Giorgio de , Famous Greek Artist , Former Initiator of Surrealism etc

Price: £18.50

Publisher: London, PETER OWEN Ltd: 1968

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123552

ISBN: 0720638542

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b in Good D/j.1st UK.ed." The only novel by the famous artist" [ Born Greece 1888, by 1912 he had exhibited paintings in The Salon d' Automne, Paris..In this brilliant picaresque of the imagination de Chirico relates how Hebdomeros & his companions move from place to place & witness many extraordinary events - surrealistic, enigmatic, often comic.Bringing together strongly contracting periodsof his paintings and totally different classical themes. illus. in line by the author. 128pp. .220x140mm. [ red cloth gilt tiles, No inscsp.book Fine] Dust Jacket price clipped yet displa... View more info

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A YOUNG MAN'S PASSAGE

By: CLARY , Julian ,

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, EBURY Press: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123399

ISBN: 009189784X

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b.FINE D/j 1st print13579108642.A uniquely candid insight into the emotional life of a celebrity - bringing a voice to his private life - with elegance, economy, integrity & charm that have always marked his comedy -& possibly the odd cheap gag.Illus. b/w photo-plates plus 40 colour photo-plates. No inscsp.Dust Jacket nor price clipped. book as new. Please See our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

HAPPY DAYS

By: COOK , BERYL

Price: £7.95

Publisher: London, Victor Gollanzc: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 9933

ISBN: 0575061928

Condition: Fine


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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69 FOR 1

By: COREN , Alan , Humourist Author, Situation Comedies etc

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, JR Books: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124043

ISBN: 190621736X

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b in FINE D/j.1st ed.1st print.133579108642. No inscsp, not price clipped. For 30 years a weekly resident on Radio 4's The news Quiz & 10 years team captain of Call My Bluff ;further Note on Author to Dust Jacket's rear inner flap.no spine fade.184pp. 220x145 mm 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

Condition: Fine


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 book offered for sale. View more info