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ABLEMAN, PAUL (ARTHUR WILSON ED.),
DAD'S ARMY - The Defence of a Front Line English Village.
BBC Books, London, 1989, 1st edn., 127pp, numerous ills. in line and half tone, col'd pictorial laminated bds., the discovery of Capt. Mainwaring personal archives lead Sgt. Wilson's nephew, Arthur Wilson MA, already commissioned to write a book in commemoration of the outbreak of WW2, to combine them with his uncle's letters to produce a background to some of the well known episodes of the long running TV and Radio series, lightly bumped at cnrs., no dustwrapper, very good plus,
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Book number: 22423
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 ABLEMAN, PAUL (ARTHUR WILSON ED.),, DAD'S ARMY - The Defence of a Front Line English Village.
ABLEMAN, PAUL (ARTHUR WILSON ED.),
DAD'S ARMY - The Defence of a Front Line English Village.
BBC Books, London, 1989, 1st edn., 127pp, numerous ills. in line and half tone, col'd pictorial laminated bds., the discovery of Capt. Mainwaring personal archives lead Sgt. Wilson's nephew, Arthur Wilson MA, already commissioned to write a book in commemoration of the outbreak of WW2, to combine them with his uncle's letters to produce a background to some of the well known episodes of the long running TV and Radio series, sl. slant to spine, lightly bumped at top edges, no dustwrapper, very good,
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Book number: 22421
GBP 7.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.25 US$ 8.7 | JP• 978]
Catalogue: Humour
Keywords: humour humor tv radio tie-in ww2
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ABLEMAN, PAUL (ARTHUR WILSON ED.),
DAD'S ARMY - The Defence of a Front Line English Village.
BBC Books, London, 1989, 1st edn., 127pp, numerous ills. in line and half tone, col'd pictorial laminated bds., the discovery of Capt. Mainwaring personal archives lead Sgt. Wilson's nephew, Arthur Wilson MA, already commissioned to write a book in commemoration of the outbreak of WW2, to combine them with his uncle's letters to produce a background to some of the well known episodes of the long running TV and Radio series, lightly bumped at cnrs., no dustwrapper, very good plus,
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Book number: 22422
GBP 8.20 [Appr.: EURO 9.75 US$ 10.19 | JP• 1145]
Catalogue: Humour
Keywords: humour humor tv radio tie-in ww2

 ADAMS, DOUGLAS AND LLOYD, JOHN,, THE DEEPER MEANING OF LIFF.
ADAMS, DOUGLAS AND LLOYD, JOHN,
THE DEEPER MEANING OF LIFF.
Pan Books, London, 1990, 1st edn., xxx inc. maps/diagrams, 146pp, in text ills. by Bert Kitchen, black cloth lettered in gilt at spine, half tone pictorial dustwrapper, a dictionary of things there aren't any words for yet, edges tanned, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at tips, near fine in a near fine dustwrapper,
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Book number: 43075
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.5 US$ 9.95 | JP• 1117]
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Keywords: humour
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 BENTLEY, NICOLAS (COMPILER AND ILLUSTRATOR),, ALL FALL DOWN! or The Nonsense-Fanciers Assistant.
BENTLEY, NICOLAS (COMPILER AND ILLUSTRATOR),
ALL FALL DOWN! or The Nonsense-Fanciers Assistant.
Ivor Nicholson & Watson, London, [1932], 1st edn., 101pp, [iii] blank, format about 8.5 x 7 inches, yellow paper coverd boards lettered and decorated in red at upper board, text contributions from the compiler and others including E. C. Bentley, G. K. Chesterton, Rupert Croft-Cooke and J. B. Morton, illustrated by the compiler, sl. cocked, light foxing and soiling to boards, lightr foxing and tanning to edges and endpapers, no dustwrapper, very good,
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Book number: 32635
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17.75 US$ 18.65 | JP• 2095]
Catalogue: Humour
Keywords: humour cartoon punch
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 BRETECHER, CLAIRE,, LES FRUSTRES 3.
BRETECHER, CLAIRE,
LES FRUSTRES 3.
Mohn-…ridť, Barcelona, 1978, paperback, 71pp, [i] blank, line drawings throughout, large format (11.5 x 8.5 inches approx.), coloured pictorial upper wrapper, cartoon strip stories mainly one per page with captions in french (en franÁais), lightly rubbed at tips, faint creasing at cnrs., very good,
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Book number: 41419
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.5 US$ 9.95 | JP• 1117]
Catalogue: Humour
Keywords: humour cartoon
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BUCHWALD, ART,
MORE CAVIAR.
Victor Gollancz, London, 1958, 1st edn. UK, 192pp, maroon cloth gilt, a sequel to 'I Chose Caviar', and described as 'the greatest living American humorist', the author's anecdotes of experiences in Russia, Britain, France, Italy, Germany and America, bumped and lightly rubbed at cnrs., top edge dusty, front free endpaper creased, a few fox marks, dustwrapper: rubbed at extrems., sev. short tears at spine ends, spine sunned, a little soiled and foxed, very good in a good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 19108
GBP 7.20 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 US$ 8.95 | JP• 1006]
Catalogue: Humour
Keywords: travel exploration humour

 
BUCKMAN, ROB,
JOGGING FROM MEMORY.
Heinemann / Quixote Press, London, 1980, 1st edn., 139pp, illustrated in line bt Martin Honeysett, brown paper covered boards gilt, Dr. Buckman is a regular contributor to radio chat shows and entertainment, presents some more of his zany humour, v. sl. rubs and bumps to tips, dustwrapper: sl. rubbing to extrems., short tear lower panel, very good in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 19102
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 US$ 7.46 | JP• 838]
Catalogue: Humour
Keywords: doctor humour martin honeysett

 CARASSUS, ÉMILIEN,, LE SNOBISME ET LES LETTRES FRANÇAISES de Paul Bourget à Marcel Proust 1884-1914.
CARASSUS, ÉMILIEN,
LE SNOBISME ET LES LETTRES FRANÇAISES de Paul Bourget à Marcel Proust 1884-1914.
Librairie Armmand Colin, Paris, 1966, 1st edn., paperback, 639pp, 8pp half tone photo ills., [v], large format about 9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15.5 cm.), plain original publisher's wrappers lettered in black and turquoise, text in French, lightly rubbed at extrems. and bumped at spine ends, light creasing to spine, faint foxmarks to wrappers and edges, very good plus,
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Book number: 43083
GBP 47.00 [Appr.: EURO 55.25 US$ 58.43 | JP• 6565]
Catalogue: Humour
Keywords: humor humour marcel proust
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 CARLINSKY, DAN,, THE VERY NICE JEWISH QUIZ BOOK (originally published as The Jewish Quiz Book).
CARLINSKY, DAN,
THE VERY NICE JEWISH QUIZ BOOK (originally published as The Jewish Quiz Book).
Bell Publishing, New York, 1987, 1st edn. thus, viii, 123pp, in text line drawings, red cloth lettered in gilt at spine, decorative head and tail bands, coloured lettered dustwrapper, a fun book of more than eleven hundred questions and answers about who's Jewish and what's Jewsish for anyone who eats bagels and cream sheese on Sunday mornings, upper edge very faintly foxed, dustwrapper: unpriced, very lightly rubbed at tips, very good plus in a very good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 34037
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17.75 US$ 18.65 | JP• 2095]
Catalogue: Humour
Keywords: humour jewish puzzles quizzes
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 BROTHER CHOLERIC,, CRACKS IN THE CLOISTER.
BROTHER CHOLERIC,
CRACKS IN THE CLOISTER.
Sheed and Ward, London, 1956, 3rd imp., unpaginated [60pp], coloured and half tone ills. throughout, line drawings at endpapers, orange cloth lettered in silver at spine, pictorial dustwrapper, the sardonic humour of Brother Choleric as he surveys his ecclesiastical world with light-hearted detachment, edges tanned, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at tips, faint mark upper panel, two short tears upper edge lower panel with adjacent creasing, repaired to reverse, near fine in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 43080
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.75 US$ 12.43 | JP• 1397]
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Keywords: humour
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 COOPER, JILLY,, TURN RIGHT AT THE SPOTTED DOG  And Other Diversions.
COOPER, JILLY,
TURN RIGHT AT THE SPOTTED DOG And Other Diversions.
Methuen, London, 1988, reprint, paperback, 176pp, pictorial upper wrapper by Susan Hellard, sl. slant to spine, light creasing vertically at spine and at upper hinge and lower cnr. upper wrapper, good plus,
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Book number: 34870
GBP 4.50 [Appr.: EURO 5.5 US$ 5.59 | JP• 629]
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CUSACK, HELEN,
I'M NOT A FEMINIST...BUT....
Arrow Books, London, 1985, 1st edn., paperback original, unpaginated, 40 leaves, illustrated in line by Helen Cusack, landscape format, pictorial comments on the lot of woman, very good plus,
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Book number: 19092
GBP 4.80 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 US$ 5.97 | JP• 670]
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Keywords: humour feminism feminist women cartoon helen cusack

 
DEMONG, PHYLLIS,
CELEBEARTIES and OTHER BEARS.
J. M. Dent, London, 1980, 1st edn. UK, unpaginated, 64 leaves, illustrated throughout in line, some 2 colour, by author, red paper covered boards gilt, an unexbeargated, combearhensive incompbearable book celebrating in drawings the bears hidden in our language, dustwrapper: v. sl. rubbed at extrems., 1/2" tear upper panel, very good plus in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 19123
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 US$ 7.46 | JP• 838]
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Keywords: pun cartoon bear humour

 DENNYS, JOYCE,, HENRIETTA'S WAR: News From The Home Front 1939-1942.
DENNYS, JOYCE,
HENRIETTA'S WAR: News From The Home Front 1939-1942.
Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1987, 1st in imprint, trade paperback, 167pp, title and numerous in text line drawings by the author, [viii] ads., coloured pictorial upper wrapper, a humourus fictional account in the form of letters about life on the rural Home Front, first published as articles in the magazine 'Sketch' and a selection from the first two years now edited for this publication in book form, a little rubbed at extrems., edges tanned, top cnr. half title clipped and ink. inscr. and ownership label inside upper wrapper and onto half title, good plus,
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Book number: 41014
GBP 4.50 [Appr.: EURO 5.5 US$ 5.59 | JP• 629]
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Keywords: humour fiction war home front
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 DICKENS, CHARLES (CHOSEN BY R. J. CRUIKSHANK), ILLUSTRATED BY ARDIZZONE, SEARLE, LANCASTER, GILES, ETC., ),, THE HUMOUR OF DICKENS.
DICKENS, CHARLES (CHOSEN BY R. J. CRUIKSHANK), ILLUSTRATED BY ARDIZZONE, SEARLE, LANCASTER, GILES, ETC., ),
THE HUMOUR OF DICKENS.
News Chronicle, London, ND, 1st thus, paperback, xiv, 145pp, in text line ills., light grey heavy card wrappers lettered in brown at spine, pictorial montage dustwrapper, a selection of extracts from Dickens illustrated by modern artists, lightly rubbed at tips, edges tanned, dustwrapper: rubbed at extrems., several small chips and edge tears, very good in a good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 32450
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Keywords: dickens humour cartoonists cartoons searle lancaster joss illingworth low vicky giles cummings horner ardizzone
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 FARNES, NORMA (ED.),, THE GOONS - THE STORY.
FARNES, NORMA (ED.),
THE GOONS - THE STORY.
Virgin, London, 1997, 1st edn., 192pp, half tone ills. and line drawings throughout, large format (12 x 8.5 inches approx.), black cloth lettered in silver at spine, lettered and illustrated dustwrapper, a hostory of The Goons by Spike Milligan's manager, with personal anecdotes from Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe, Eric Sykes, Max Geldray and the original of 'Blubottle' - Ruxton Hayward, scripts of The Dreaded Batter Pudding Hurler (1954), The Mystery of the Marie Celeste (1954) and of the The Last Goon Show of All (1972), part of the BBC's 50th anniversary celebrations, brief notes of every broadcast with details of series, date and title, fine in a fine dustwrapper,
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Book number: 36703
GBP 13.50 [Appr.: EURO 16 US$ 16.78 | JP• 1886]
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Keywords: humour performing arts comedy goons radio television film
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 GALTON, RAY AND SIMPSON, ALAN (INTRO. BY PETER BLACK),, HANCOCK'S HALF HOUR.
GALTON, RAY AND SIMPSON, ALAN (INTRO. BY PETER BLACK),
HANCOCK'S HALF HOUR.
Woburn Press, London, 1974, 1st edn., 136pp, numerous in text half tone photo ills., large format (10 x 8 inches approx.), coloured pictorial laminated boards, the scripts of five shows from 1960/61: 'The Missing Page', The Reunion Party', 'Hancock Alone', 'The Bowmans' and 'The Blood Donor', illustrated with blow-ups from the original recordings and an interview with Galton and Simpson, light tanning and faint foxing to edges, no dustwrapper, near fine,
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Book number: 40474
GBP 9.00 [Appr.: EURO 10.75 US$ 11.19 | JP• 1257]
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 GALTON, RAY AND SIMPSON, ALAN (INTRO. BY PETER BLACK),, HANCOCK'S HALF HOUR.
GALTON, RAY AND SIMPSON, ALAN (INTRO. BY PETER BLACK),
HANCOCK'S HALF HOUR.
Woburn Press, 1974, 1st edn., 136pp, numerous in text half tone photo ills., coloured pictorial laminated boards, the scripts of five shows from 1960/61: 'The Missing Page', The Reunion Party', 'Hancock Alone', 'The Bowmans' and 'The Blood Donor', illustrated with blow-ups from the original recordings and an interview with Galton and Simpson, lightly rubbed at extrems., spine sl. sunned, top cnr. front free endpaper clipped, no dustwrapper, very good,
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Book number: 34065
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.5 US$ 9.95 | JP• 1117]
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GORDON, RICHARD,
DOCTOR ON TOAST.
Michael Joseph, London, 1961, 1st edn., 203pp, black cloth gilt, dec. in white, seventh title in the 'Doctor' series, the adventures of Dr. Gordon's colleague Dr. Grymsdyke as he ghost writes the memoirs iof St. Swithin's surgeon Sir Lancelot Spratt, a little rubbed and bumped at tips, edges browned and foxed, final fep well browned, dustwrapper: rubbed at extrems., sl. loss at spine ends and cnrs., very good in a good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 19099
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Keywords: doctor swithins spratt humour

 
GORDON, RICHARD,
DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE and DOCTOR AT SEA.
The Reprint Society, London, 1955, club edn., 318pp, maroon cloth with black title panel at spine lettered and bordered in gilt, top edge coloured, decorated lettered dustwrapper, very sl. cocked, sl. bloom to cloth with a little loss to dressing lower board, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at extrems., very good in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 30612
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 6 US$ 6.22 | JP• 698]
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Keywords: fiction humour doctor swithins medical

 
GORDON, RICHARD,
DOCTOR ON THE BOIL.
Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1973, 1st in imprint, paperback, 175pp, [i] ads., pictorial upper wrapper by Michael Trevithick, the ninth title in the Doctor series, a little rubbed at extrems., light creasing to wrappers, edges tanned, ink name inside upper wrapper, good,
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Book number: 30032
GBP 4.50 [Appr.: EURO 5.5 US$ 5.59 | JP• 629]
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Keywords: humour medicine swithins spratt

 
GORDON, RICHARD,
DOCTOR AT LARGE.
Michael Joseph, London, 1955, 1st edn., 208pp, black cloth gilt, dec. in white, third title in the 'Doctor' series sees Dr. Gordon back at St. Swithin's as a Junior Assistant starting his fight up the medical ladder, cloth colouring a little uneven, upper board sl. bowed, rubbed and bumped at extrems., edges and eps. foxed, dustwrapper: price clipped, well rubbed at extrems., good in a good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 19097
GBP 4.80 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 US$ 5.97 | JP• 670]
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GORDON, RICHARD,
DOCTOR IN LOVE.
Michael Joseph, London, 1957, 1st edn., 188pp, black cloth gilt, dec. in white, fourth title in the 'Doctor' series, as Dr. Gordon tries his hand at general Practice, cloth colouring a little uneven, v. sl. cocked, a little rubbing to extrems., top edge dusty, edges and eps. foxed, ink name on title, dustwrapper: rubbed at extrems., several small edge tears, sl. loss head of spine, good plus in a good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 19098
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 US$ 7.46 | JP• 838]
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GORDON, RICHARD,
DOCTOR AT LARGE.
Michael Joseph, London, 1955, 1st edn., 208pp, black cloth gilt, dec. in white, third title in the 'Doctor' series sees Dr. Gordon back at St. Swithin's as a Junior Assistant starting his fight up the medical ladder, cloth colouring a little uneven, lightly rubbed and bumped at extrems., edges and eps. foxed, small datestamp front free endpaper, dustwrapper: price clipped, rubbed at extrems., good plus in a good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 19096
GBP 7.20 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 US$ 8.95 | JP• 1006]
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Keywords: doctor swithins medical school humour

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