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SKINNER, CORNELIA OTIS
The Ape in Me
Boston, Houghton, Mifflin Company. 1959, First Edition. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Alajalor. Stated First Printing. True First Edition. Brown and pink titles with charicature of the author on yellow cloth boards which are clean and unmarked with no wear but a little light bumping to spine tail. Internally very clean, tight and unmarked apart from a small mark to closed fore edge. Dustjacket is price clipped with a little wear to top and bottom. The author an actress, writer and monologuist noted for her humorous pen and verbal slapstick presents twelve delightful sketches describing the hazards of being born a mimic and being tall. Travel in Japan had it's traumas as she notes that not having the grace, like Japanese women, to rise from the kneeling position, she reverts to the ape in trying to get erect, scuttling about on all fours until she finds a lever like a chair with which to haul herself up. Embellished with drawings by Alajalov. 11. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 004031
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Keywords: Humour, Travel in Japan, Hazard of Being Tall Alajalor

 
THOMAS, DAVID (EDITED BY)
Pick of Punch
London, Grafton Books. 1990, First. (ISBN: 0246136529). Hard Cover, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. A large format volume of 192 pages. This year's pick of punch presents an EEC joke-mountain of mirth, as Mr. Punch and his associates cover world subjects, and where we meet President Bush's killer spaniel, Dan Quayle's brain and much, much more. Illustrated throughout and with 8 pages of colour. PLEASE NOTE: A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.97 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 118. Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 010373
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Keywords: Punch Magazine Cartoons 0246136529

 
THOMSON, A.A.
Anatomy of Laughter
London, Epworth Press / J. Alfred Sharp. 1966, First Edition. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: R.G. Phillips. A very clean and unmarked copy with no inscriptions VG+. Dustjacket is complete with a little chipping to top. An amusing analysis of laughter with illustrations by R.G. Phillips. 102. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 002119
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Keywords: Humour R.G. Phillips

 
TICKNER, JOHN
Tickner's Light Horse
London, Putnam. 1958. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: TIckner, John. Silver title on red boards which are very clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally there is an inscription to front pastedown and some light foxing to endpapers and closed edges else very clean, tight and unmarked. Dustjacket has a touch of foxing and is price clipped. Third impression (first was 1956). More irreverence on the theme of horses from the pen and drawings of John Tickner, includes pony clubs, gymkhanas, show jumping, fox-hunting, the tribulations of buying and selling, plain horsemanship and the pointof view of the beast itself. 311. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 007685
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Keywords: Humour, Horses, Ponies, Horsemanship, Cartoons Tickner, John

 
WANNAN, BILL (EDITED BY)
Modern Australian Humour
Melbourne, Lansdowne Press. 1967. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Gold title on blue boards which are clean and unmarked apart from some slight fading to lower edge but with no wear. Internally there is a small bookseller label to front pastedown else clean and unmarked. Dustjacket is complete with a little wear to top edge. First published in 1963. Australia's leading anthologist of Australian humour presents a large helping of humour from the 1960's under the categories - People and Characters; Laconics; Many Intentions and The Wilder Shores of Humour. Useful glossary of Australian terms and references. NOT EX LIB 204. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 002466
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Keywords: Australian Humour

 
WINKWORTH, STEPHEN
Amazing Times! - a Selection of the Most Amusing and Amazing Articles from the Times 1945-1981
London, George Allen & Unwin / Religious Book Club. 1982, First Edition. (ISBN: 0048080330). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Ffolkes. A Fine uninscribed copy with price clipped dustjacket. Bizarre happenings, an 101 year old lady who slid down banisters, the soldier who hid his girl friend in his kit bag, the couple who lived in a tree, the founding of the Order of the Mosquito and many more extracts from the Times newspaper, wickedly illustrated by the cartoonist ffolkes. NOT EX LIB 15. Fine/Very Good.
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Book number: 003137
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Keywords: Humour, the Times Newspaper 0048080330 Ffolkes

 
WODEHOUSE, P.G. (EDITED BY)
A Century of Humour
London, Hutchinson. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Black titles and jester motifs on yellow cloth boards which have a minor mark to back else clean and unmarked with a little fading to spine but without wear. Not dated but seems 1930's although there is a small neat name and date 'Oct 14' to front endpaper. A marvellous large collection of 77 humorous stories from 65 authors edited by P.G. Wodehouse. 1024 pages A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.0 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 5. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 003655
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 US$ 10 | JP¥ 1080]
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Keywords: Humour Anthology

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