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BAXTER, ALIDA
Flat on My Back
London, Michael Joseph. 1974, First Edition. (ISBN: 0718112091). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: TIdy, Bill. A Very Good + unmarked copy with VG+ complete dustjacket. The author, a contributor to magazines, recounts her life, on her back in the remote wastes of Pimlico and suffering from a bad case of marriage, wondering why she married a Chartered Accountant, a monster of depravity who'd proposed whilst she wasn't looking, forcibly removing her from Soho, and plonking her down in Pimlico, where even the prostitutes were middle class. Alida immediately developed an allergy to matrimony and whiled away her time planning to bequeath her body to the medical profession. Dogs in hot-pants, enthusiastic clairvoyants, rollicking nuns and Regents Park's star turns all feature. Illustrated with cartoons by Bill Tidy. 152. Very Good/Very Good.
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BEARD, HENRY
Latin for Even More Occasions - Lingua Latina Multo Pluribus Occasionibus
London, HarperCollins. 1992. (ISBN: 0002551349). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine complete dustjacket. The American author, co-founder of the National Lampoon magazine, spent eight harrowing years studying Latin, and here amusingly applies this knowledge to modern day English expressions. NOT EX LIB 303. Fine/Fine.
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BOND, DAVID
Riding High - a Gleeful Glossary of East Yorkshire Place Names
Beverly, North Humberside, Hutton Press. 1985, First Edition. (ISBN: 0907033369). Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Brookes, Michael. A Fine unmarked copy. An amusing glossary of places in East Yorkshire embellished with cartoons by Michael Brookes. 200. Fine/No Jacket.
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BROWN, CRAIG
1966 and All That
London, Hodder and Stoughton. 2005, First Edition. (ISBN: 0340897112). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Pyne, Ken. First edition, First printing. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 'A history of Modern Britain comprising all the parts you can almost remember including an Unsuitable King, one too many Gathering Storms and a good half dozen Unmemorable Prime Ministers'. A very humorous take on British history illustrated with illustrations by Ken Pyne. 206. Fine/Fine.
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BROWN, CRAIG
A Year Inside - Parliamentary Sketches
London, Times Books. 1989, First Edition. (ISBN: 0723003106). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Williams, David. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine complete dustjacket. Craig Brown of The Times spent a year in the House of Commons observing the antics of the nation's legislators. Nobody was safe from his satirical pen and he gives us a comic insight into the follies and foibles of a year in Parliament, amongst his targets are Margaret Thatcher, Neil Kinnock, David Owen, Ken Livingstone, Tam Dalyell, Michael Heseltine, Edward Heath, Ian Paisley and Roy Hattersley. Illustrated by David Williams. 104. Fine/Near Fine.
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COBEAN, SAMUEL E.
Naked Eye
London, Hamish Hamilton. 1952, First. Hard Cover, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Ill.: Cobean, Samuel E. Blue boards have a strip of age darkening to front with some marks. Internally there is a light stain to the lower corners of some early pages and age toning to page edges else a clean tight copy. Dustjacket has chipping and some repaired closed tears. Sam Cobean was a successful cartoonist , mainly for The New Yorker. His glimpses into the mind of the prowling male are here shown with many variations of that theme together with his pictorial reflections on many other diverse subjects. 203. Good/Good.
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DORAN, AMANDA-JANE (EDITED BY)
The Punch Cartoon Album - 150 Years of Classic Cartoons
London, Grafton Books. 1991. (ISBN: 0586214836). Soft Cover, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. A Fine unmarked copy. A large format book of 228 pages. Introduction by Miles Kington. A gloriously funny celebration of a great comic art - the pick of all the Punches ever published - over 500 cartoons (including 16 pages of colour) culled from nearly 500,000 published in the magazine since Punch invented the modern cartoon over 150 years ago. 118. Fine/No Jacket.
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FARMAN, JOHN
A Suspiciously Simple History of Science and Invention - without the Boring Bits
London, Piccadilly Press. 1992. (ISBN: 1853401269). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Farman, John. Pictorial laminated boards which has a smll bump to lower corner tip with a small ink mark to front endpaper else clean and unmarked. The author continues his mission to 'deborify' those subjects which drove him mad at school resulting in a wealth of information embellished with cartoons drawn by him. An amusing catalogue of scientific achievement and inventions. 108. Very Good/No Jacket.
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FORREST, S.J.
Parson's Play-Pen
London, A.R. Mowbray. 1968, First Edition. (ISBN: 026465580X). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Forrest, E.W. A Fine unmarked copy in laminated boards. Humorous verse with a religious theme by Father Forrest with illustrations by his brother E.W. Forrest. R2. Fine/No Jacket.
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GAMES, ALEXANDER (COMPILED BY)
The Essential Spike Milligan
London, Fourth Estate. 2002. (ISBN: 0007155093). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Milligan, Spike. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine complete dustjacket. Silk page maker bound in. When Spike Milligan, the noted Goon, died in 2002, he left behind one of the most diverse legacies in British entertainment history and this first posthumous anthology of his work, compiled with the help of his closest circle, provides a comprehensive guide to his humour. Illustrated with Spike Milligan's own drawings. 107. Fine/Near Fine.
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GROSKOP, VIV
The Anna Karenina Fix - Life Lessons from Russian Literature
London, Fig Tree. 2017, First. (ISBN: 9780241308639). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. The award-winning comedian and broadcasterhas discovered the meaning of life - and its all in the Russian classics. As she knows from personal experience, everything that has ever happened in life has already happened in these novels. 20. Fine/Fine.
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GURNEY, ERIC
How to Live with a Pampered Pet
London, Frederick Muller. 1966, First Edition. Hard Cover, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Ill.: Eric Gurney. First UK edition. Black title and motif of girl cuddling a pet on yellow boards which are clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally clean and unmarked. A Very Good + copy.Dustjacket is complete with some chipping. Text by William Nettleton. An amusing look at pampered pets of all types with 150 very amusing drawings by the author. 108. Very Good/Very Good.
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GURNEY, ERIC
How to Live with a Pampered Pet
London, Frederick Muller. 1966, First Edition. Hard Cover, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Ill.: Gurney, Eric. First UK edition. Black title and motif of girl cuddling a pet on yellow boards which are clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally clean and unmarked. Dustjacket is complete with some chipping. Text by William Nettleton. An amusing look at pampered pets of all types with 150 very amusing drawings by the author. 108. Very Good/Good.
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HEYER, HILARY
It's a Funny World
Lewes, East Sussex, The Book Guild. 1994, First Edition. (ISBN: 0863328938). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A near Fine unmarked copy with VG+ complete dustjacket. A unique book about the sheer funniness of everyday life will almost certainly make you shed a tear or two over its whimsy-comical, tongue-in-cheek observations. Ever stared in bewilderment at a washing machine manual that looks like the computer program for the Star Ship Enterprise? sat in stunned silence at all the weird machinations of our science and technology? or fumed over dress sizes that bear no relation to one another and none to the human body? NOT EX LIB 13. Near Fine/Very Good.
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HOGGART, SIMON (EDITED BY)
House of Cards - a Selection of Modern Political Humour
London, Elm Tree. 1988, First Edition. (ISBN: 0241124514). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Jensen, John. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine price clipped dustjacket. The well known political journalist presents a marvellous anthology of Westminster focused political humour embellished with cartoons by John Jensen. 15. Fine/Fine.
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HOUGHTON, GEORGE
Golf Addicts on Parade
London, Chancellor Press. 2003. (ISBN: 0753708566). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Houghton, George. A Fine unmarked copy in pictorial laminated boards as dustjacket with Fine dustjacket. Foreword by Cyril Tolley. First published by Country Life in 1959. More humour can be found in golf than practically any other walk of life says Tolley in his foreword and the cartoonist Houghton proves the truth of this statement with this facsimile edition full of his cartoons on the subject. 303. Fine/Fine.
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WYNDHAM-LEWIS, D.B.
At the Sign of the Blue Moon
London, Andrew Melrose. 1924. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Yellow and light blue title on blue cloth boards which have some minor marks, just a touch of wear to spine head and tail and corner tips and age darkening to spine. Internally there is a small name and date to front endpaper, age darkening to endpapers and foxing to closed edges.316 pages. Second edition. The pieces, first appeared in the Daily Mail - with the exception of No. XLII. The author, Dominic Bevan Wyndham-Lewis (1891-1961), was an author who wrote a humorous column for the Daily Mail, entitled 'By the Way', and penned the pseudonym 'Beachcomber', later passing on the mantle to the more well known J.B. Morton. He lived in Paris from the mid 1920s while doing historical research (although he contributed a column called 'At the Sign of the Blue Moon' to the Daily Mail which his followers regarded as his most outstanding body of humorous work). NOT EX LIB 200. Good/No Jacket.
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LONGRIGG, ROGER
The Artless Gambler
London, Pelham. 1964, First Edition. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Jensen, John. Gold title on red boards which are unmarked with no wear. Internally there is light creasing to some pages else unmarked. Dustjacket is not price clipped. 114 pages. Drawings by John Jensen. 'Luck is no lady', says Roger Longrigg - having reached this conclusion after tortured years of pursuing the creature. He has chased her at racecourses, dog tracks, betting shops, card-tables, chemmy clubs, French casinos, and Midlan race trains. The horrifying, ludicrous fruits of all this effort and expense are in this book. If you want to gamble - any kind of gambling - here, in pitiless detail, is how not to do it. 300. Very Good/Very Good.
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MARSHALL, ARTHUR
Sunny Side Up
London, Hamish Hamilton. 1987, First Edition. (ISBN: 0241123585). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A near Fine umarked copy (Fine apart from a minor indentation to top edge and usual age toning to page edges) with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 279 pages. 'I was born frivolous and frivolous I have remaine, ' declares Arthur Marshall, brooking no interference in his pursuit of levity. And, he adds, 'I in no way regret it'. His countless readers will sigh with relief, send up three cheers, and press on with his new book, which is intended to amuse - and no nonsense about profundity or deep thought. There is plenty of useless information though. Did you know that Rupert Brooke could pick up a tennis ball with his foot? Or that there is a little-known illness called Lettucephobia? Or that Mr. Gladstone kept soup in his hot water bottle, just in case? Or that the Christian Science Monitor was once blessed with an editor called Silence Bellows? Well, now you do. 300. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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MCMURTRY, STEVE (MAC)
25 Years of Mac - the Best of Mac's Cartoons from the Daily Mail, 1971-96
London, Park McDonald. 1996, First Edition. (ISBN: 1898094179). Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: MAC. A Very Good+ clean and unmarked copy. For a quarter of a century Stan McMurtry - better known as MAC - has drawn the mainfeature cartoon on the Daily Mail. For this book he has ferreted through his archives and compiled a rib-tickling collection of more than 150 of his own personal favourites. From Mad Cow disease, nude Satanic rites and alien corn circles, to the Loch Ness Monster, killer bees and the wrong kind of snow. 304. Very Good/No Jacket.
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MIDLER, BETTE
A View from a Broad
London, Angus and Robertson. 1980, First Edition. (ISBN: 0207959269). Hard Cover, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket. A large format volume of 160 pages. Photo illustrations. 'I knew so little of the world really. Slander, not geography had always been my strongest suit' observes Bette Midler as she recalls the heady days leading up to her first world tour. Then she was off, wisecracking her way from Seattle to Gothenburg to Frankfurt to Adelaide. Armed with a notepad on which she wrote herself various exhortations. (Thoughts to be Avoided: 1. They won't understand a word I say. 2. They will UNDERSTAND and take offense. 3. They won't understand BUT will take offense antway.). which was her only defence against the barbarities of alien cultures, she survived to write this zany account of the trip. Full of her excoriating wit, here overflowing into the dazzling pictures that accompany the text, this is a distillation of the Midler personality lavishly presented, throbbing with life, double entendre and hilarity. 23. Fine/Near Fine.
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MONKHOUSE, BOB
Just Say a Few Words - the Complete Speaker's Handbook
London, Lennard Publishing. 1988, First Edition. (ISBN: 1852910127). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Ian Dicks. A near Fine uninscribed copy with some light bumping to top corner tips. Dustjacket is also near Fine. The comedian and scriptwriter presents a marvellous guide to speech making based on a lifetime's personal experience and with the advice of many other acknowledged experts and personal friends. Filled with humorous anecdotes, one liners and useful tips and much more, illustrated by the cartoonist Ian Dicks. 15. Near Fine/Very Good.
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THE PYTHONS - CHAPMAN,GRAHAM AND CLEESE, JOHN AND GILLIAM, TERRY AND IDLE, ERIC AND JONES, TERRY AND PALIN, MICHAEL
The Pythons - Chapman,Graham and Cleese, John and Gilliam, Terry and Idle, Eric and Jones, Terry and Palin, Michael
London, Orion. 2003, First. (ISBN: 0752852930). Hard Cover, Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. A near Fine unmarked copy whose only fault is a thin line of light indentation to front of dustjacket and to front board. A large format volume of 359 pages. Here in their own words and never before published diary extracts, the men who made Monty Python reveal all - about each other, the making of the television series and the films. Profusely illustrated, it is the definitive Monty Python book. NOT BOOK CLUB EDITION PLEASE NOTE: A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 2.7 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE EXTRA SHIPPING COST. 118. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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SEARLE, RONALD
Something in the Cellar... Ronald Searle's Wonderful World of Wine
London, Souvenir Press. 1986, First. (ISBN: 0285627651). Hard Cover, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. A brilliant successor to 'The Illustrated Winespeak', its outrageously perceptive humour makes it a must for vintners and wine imbibers throughout the world. Ronald Searle, in his own inimitable way, introduces you to the time-honoured Wine Ceremonies of the World: from the USA (Blessing the Grapes - California Style) to the Far East (the Japanese Wine Ceremony); from Scotland (the Squeezing of the Bonnie Malted Grape) to South Africa (Colourful Ceremony of Offering Limited Recognition to the Black Grape)- and in passing, let him show you how many ways there are to open a bottle of wine. 118. Fine/Near Fine.
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SEELY, HART (COMPILED AND EDITED BY)
Pieces of Intelligence - the Existential Poetry of Donald H. Rumsfeld
London, Simon and Schuster. 2003, First Edition. Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. First UK edition. Until now, the poetry of Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld has been hidden, 'embedded' within comments made at press briefings and in interviews. His preferred medium is the spoken word, and his audience has been limited to hard-bitten reporters and hard-core watchers of C-SPAN. Hart Seely uncovers the gems hidden within hundreds of hours of Rumsfeld commentary, in the form of Zen verse, haiku, s-onnets, lyric poetry and free verse. The result is a hilarious and irreverently revealing book both by and about one of the world's most powerful men - funny but deeply worrying how he came to be in the position he did. 152. Fine/Fine.
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