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Swank - the Gentle Art of Kidding- Being the Inner Mystery of the Art of Kidding, as Now Set Forth for the First Time in the King's English.

By: N/A

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Success Publishing Company Ltd.:

Seller ID: 001037


(TITLE CONTINUES : Written by one Who has Made it his Special Study, Who has Found it Pay where Ordinary Brains Failed to Impress, and Who now Wishes to Impart his Knowledge to the Great Army of Incompetents all Over the World.) Small 8vo, pp 96, in pictorial wrappers, undated (circa 1920's), copy has some wear and browning, some small tears and creasing to wrappers, part of "Political Humbug" sticker attached to front of wrappers, some small tears and nicks to f... View more info

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Cartoons From "Punch" Volume III

By: N/A

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Bradbury, Agnew & Co. Ltd: 1906

Seller ID: 009402

Condition: Fair


Very well illustrated with many full page cartoons, large quarto, pp 500, very slightly worn internally, standard red half leather, a bit marked, spine very oxidised, and lacking small portions at the head and base. View more info

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American Advertising, 1800 - 1900

By: N/A

Price: £3.75

Publisher: Maynard, Mass, Chandler Press: 1988

Seller ID: 011155

ISBN: 0944593038

Condition: Good


Well illustrated, small slim 8vo, pp (32), papeback, a little wear and foxing to the covers, upper cover slightly creased, otherwise a good sound copy. [A collection of amusing and bizarre advertisements]. Postage will be reduced. View more info

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Obstinate Artist

By: Burrows, W.F.

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.:

Seller ID: 009980

Condition: Good


[Not dated, c.1938?]. Well illustrated, small 8vo, pp 124, tiny amount of foxing to half-title and title page, small neat inscription on front endpaper, a small stain runs throughout on the bottom inner corner of the pages, otherwise clean and sound internally, dark blue pictorial cloth, slightly worn, a small stain to the borrom corner, binding leaning slightly. [A collection of cartoons which first appeared in "The Daily Sketch" and which are based on alternati... View more info

W. Shakespeare, Gent - His Actual Nottebooke. Discovered and authentickated by Graham Clarke

By: Clarke, Graham

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Maidstone, Ebenezer Press: 1992

Seller ID: 005724

ISBN: 0950235725


Illustrated, tall 12mo, pp (152), pictorial laminated boards, a good copy. View more info

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Octopi, and Other Beasts Less Rude.

By: Costa, Elsa

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Private printing:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000073

Condition: Good


pp (36), original buff sewn wrappers, a little chipped and browned. A book of (only slightly !) risque poems. Privately printed, presumably in Italy as the cover price is 100 lire. A note on the rear flap states "For broad-minded adults only. A limited edition of this remarkable book, which will be published shortly in New York and London". (n.d. c.1920?) View more info

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Look Back With Laughter. Book One.

By: Craig, Mike

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Manchester, Private printing: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 011551

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, large 8vo, pp viii, 204, paperback, very slight signs of wear. [This was actually Alan Titchmarsh's copy, though it does not have his bookplate. There is, however, an inscription on the title page - "To the Yorkshire Man of the Year, from the Batley lad of the century ! Mike Craig, 17.10.97".] View more info

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Pigs, From A to Z

By: Geisert, Arthur

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011225

ISBN: 0395778743

Condition: Fair


Illustrated throughout, small slim quarto, pp (60), half-title a bit marked and foxed, a slight suggestion also to the title page, slightly worn and creased internally,papeback, covers a little worn and marked, a small crease to the lower corne of the upper cover. View more info

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A Roof Over My Head - or the art of coarse moving

By: Green, Michael

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson of London: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010878

ISBN: 009100280x

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, small 8vo, pp 128, very clean pages, black decorated cloth in very good condition, in a price-clipped dustwrapper which is faded on the spine and very slightly worn. The hardback edition is quite scarce. View more info

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The Cartoon Connection - the art of pictorial humour, as seen by William Hewson

By: Hewson, William

Price: £3.50

Publisher: London, Elm Tree Books: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010986

ISBN: 0241894832

Condition: Good


Illustrated, large 8vo, pp 144, lower corner slightly bumped throughout, black cloth similarly bumped, in a slightly worn dustwrapper which is lacking a piece of its lower cover. View more info

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The Tooth-Ache

By: Mayhew, Horace

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, The Arts Council of Great Britain:

Seller ID: 011220

ISBN: 072870014x

Condition: Very Good


Facsimile reprint, not dated - 1970's ?. A long coloured concertina (approximately 195 cms by 13 cms), 16mo, in very good condition, paper covers very slightly worn. {Postage will be reduced] View more info

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Where There's a Will - a collection of wills : hilarious, incredible, bizarre, witty, sad.

By: Menchin, Robert S.

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Muller Ltd: 1980

Seller ID: 010881

ISBN: 0584105215

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated with cartoons, pp160, good clean copy in a price-clipped dustwrapper which is slightly worn and faded. [An entertaining and detailed selection. Deliciously malicious! WhereThere's a Will is an absorbing collection of odd and curious wills from many countries and many times. The vindictive wills, revealing wills, wills written on nurses petticoats, eggshells, tractor fenders and wills found in a bottle at sea included in the book reflect the full range of man... View more info

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Graffiti From the Bogs of Ireland

By: Mike G.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Dublin, Mercier Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011313

ISBN: 0853427402

Condition: Fair


Small 12mo, (measures 140mm x 750 mm), pp 40, age-toned, paperback, upper cover with ring mark, lower cover a little damaged by removal of a price sticker, slightly worn. SCARCE. POSTAGE WILL BE MUCH REDUCED. View more info

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Ye Gods

By: Morison, Andrew

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Athens, Education, HQ, L.F.G.: 1946

Seller ID: 009867

Condition: Good


Illustrated with cartoons by Maurice Hall, small slim 8vo, pp 56, a little dog-eared with a few turned corners, paperback, covers slightly worn and creased. [Produced for the British troops in Greece, the book consists of light-hearted essays on Greek mythology; they were originally published as a bi-weekly column in the Athens edition of "Union Jack".]. Postage will be much reduced. View more info

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More of Mould's Medical Anecdotes

By: Mould, Richard F.

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Bristol & New York, Adam Hilger: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011272

ISBN: 0852741197

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated, large 8vo, pp xvi, 269, very clean internally, green cloth in very good condition, in a very slightly worn dustwrapper. View more info

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Tom O'Connor's Book of Liverpool Humour [Alan Titchmarsh's copy]

By: O'Connor, Tom

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, Constable: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 011601

ISBN: 0094681201

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, slim octavo, pp 123, very clean internally, pictorial laminated boards, a very good copy. [Alan Titchmarsh's copy, with his bookplate on the front endpaper, signed by the author on the half-title.] View more info

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A Rhyming Alphabet of Medicinal Plants

By: Oakeley, Henry

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Beckenham, Henry Oakeley: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012645

ISBN: 0952146150

Condition: New


Illustrated, slim square octavo, pp 42, paperback. NEW. Postage will be much reduced. ["An A to Z of rhymes (witty) and wisdom (useful) on medicinal plants and people. Beautiful 16th & 17th century woodcuts (some rude). A perfect present."]. J is for juniper, it's used to flavour gin, an aid to disinhibition and faciliating sin. R is for ranunculus, it always causes smiles, for the knobbly rootstock, was used to cure one's piles. View more info

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One of These May Please - Some Monologues

By: Scott, W. Noel

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Samuel French Ltd: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011314

Condition: Fair


Smal slim 12mo, (measures123mm x 185mm), pp 21, a little worn throughout, paperback, covers marked and a little worn. [Postage will be reduced] View more info

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Off the Leash - Memoirs of a Royal Corgi

By: Sturgis, Matthew (as told to)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011392

ISBN: 0340634147

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated with cartoons, small slim 8vo, pp 98, slight age-toning round the margins, presentation inscription on the front endpaper, otherwise clean internally, pictorial boards very slightly worn. View more info

Stories From the Shed (sequel to Blokes and Sheds)

By: Thomson, Mark (ed)

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Sydney, Angus & Robertson: 1996

Seller ID: 005433

ISBN: 0207190704


A few illustrations, long horizontal 8vo, pp 160, paperback, very slightly worn, upper cover slightly creased. View more info