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The Pick of Punch, an Annual Selection
London, Chatto & Windus. 1953, First Edition. Boards. 7.5 x 10ins, 206 pages + index of artists. Dustjacket by Illingworth; contributors include: A. P. Herbert, John Betjeman, Angus Wilson, J. B. Boothroyd, E. V. Milner, Justin Richardson, Fougasse, Ronald Searle, Brockbank, Emmett, David Langdon, Giovanetti. Colour frontispiece by Brockbank showing Granny & children watching Father Christmas on television, while beaming Father as Father Christmas comes into the room. Three other colour plates and numerous other cartoons. Red boards, gilt spine. Parts of binding darkened; dustwrapper frayed & torn. Good Plus/Fair.
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Book number: 003168
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Catalogue: Humour
Keywords: Humour, Essays, Cartoons, Social History, Funny

 
DOUGLAS ADAMS, JOHN LLOYD
The Deeper Meaning of Liff
London, Pan Books. 1990, First Edition. (ISBN: 0330316060) Hard Cover. Ill.: Bert Kitchen. name on flyleaf, dustwrapper price-clipped and worn on corners and spine ends. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: 005630
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Keywords: Words Humour Literature, Essays Etc. 0330316060 Bert Kitchen

 
SAMANTHA ARMSTRONG, HELEN EXLEY, EDITORS
A Feast of After Dinner Jokes
Watford (UK), Exley Publications. 1991, Reprint. (ISBN: 1850152608) Hard Cover. Ill.: Bill Stott. Small pocket book, glazed boards, cartoons by Bill Stott. Editor Samantha Armstrong, series editor Helen Exley. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 003825
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Keywords: Humour Jokes Collection 1850152608 Bill Stott

 
VARIOUS AUTHORS
Cartoon Humour
London, Panther. 1959, First Edition. Soft Cover. Ill.: Various. Cover foxed, edges bit brown. "Rib-tickling cartoons from the national press". Some of them are mildly amusing. A period piece. Good.
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Book number: 005027
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Keywords: Humour Illustration Various

 
VARIOUS AUTHORS
London Opinion
London, George Newnes. 1951, First Edition. Soft Cover. October 1951 Cover loose & bit torn spine & back; front & first few pages bit stained. Contents o/w Good condition. Fair/No Jacket.
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Book number: 000879
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Catalogue: Humour
Keywords: Humour, Periodical Ephemera Ephemera

 
KENDALL BANNING
Mother Goose Rhymes (Censored)
London, Frederick Muller. 1959, Second Impression. Hard Cover, 4.25" x 6.5". Nursery rhymes with words blanked out; with commentary in footnotes. "Dedicated to The Censors, who have taught us how to read naughty meanings into harmless words" 32 pages, pictorial endpapers of woman riding goose. Decorated yellow boards rather marked. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 002816
GBP 8.50 [Appr.: EURO 10 US$ 11.09 | JP¥ 1227]
Catalogue: Humour
Keywords: Humour, Satire

 
MICHAEL BARSLEY (EDITOR)
A Book of Wit and Humour
London, Pan. 1960, New Edition. Soft Cover. Edges very brown, covers worn on edges with few small tears. The Phoenix Book of Wit and Humour. Short pieces and extracts from such as Beachcomber, Marghanita Laski, Stephen Potter, Sellars & Yeatman, Brahms & Simon, Betjeman, A. P Herbert, etc etc. Originally published in 1949. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 005380
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Catalogue: Humour
Keywords: Humour Anthology Collection

 
CHARLOTTE BINGHAM
No - Honestly!
Harmondsworth, Penguin. 1974, First Thus. Soft Cover. Some creasing of covers, few nicks to edge, top edge rear cover worn. Basis of TV series by Bingham & Terence Brady. Photo of Pauline Collins from series on front. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 002215
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Keywords: Fiction, Humour, Tv Modern Fiction

 
SIMON BOND
Success, and How to be One
London, Methuen. 1984, Reprint. Soft Cover. Ill.: Simon Bond. Some fading and discolouration of front cover. Cartoons. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 004289
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Keywords: Humour Cartoons Simon Bond

 
RINTOUL BOOTH
The Farming Handbook to End All Farming Handbooks
London, Wolfe Publishing. 1970, First ?. Hard Cover. Ill.: Chrys. 127pp. With cartoons. Part of back cover darkened. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 002126
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Keywords: Agriculture, Farming, Humour Chrys

 
CARYL BRAHMS AND S. J. SIMON
Six Curtains for Stroganova
Harmondsworth, Penguin. 1953, First Thus. Soft Cover. Badly browned, and pages are crinkled on edges as if they have been damp but the covers have not, possibly result of sun on poor quality paper? otherwise ok. A sequel to A Bullet in the Ballet. Fair/No Jacket.
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Book number: 003065
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Keywords: Humour, Ballet, Fiction, Dance Modern Fiction

 
IVOR BROWN (FOREWORD BY)
The Bedside Guardian 6, a Selection from the Manchester Guardian 1956-57
London, Collins. 1957, First Edition. Hard Cover. Ill.: Low. Dustwrapper badly stained; some foxing at ends. Good/Fair.
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Book number: 006420
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Keywords: Anthology Misccellany Articles Literature, Essays Etc. Low

 
CARLOS BULOSAN
The Laughter of My Father
New York, Bantam. 1946, First Thus. Soft Cover. Covers bit worn, lamination coming away, page edges brown. Bantam #48. Fairly Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 005689
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Keywords: Humour Philippines Filipino Biography

 
ABIGAIL VAN BUREN
Dear Abby
London, Pan. 1962, New Edition. Soft Cover. Covers rather grubby and creased, page edges brown. Questions and answers from the advice column. Good.
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Book number: 005182
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Keywords: Agony Column Humour Politics, Economics, Social Studies

 
MEL CALMAN
This Pestered Isle
London, Times Newspapers. 1973, First. Soft Cover. Ill.: Mel Calman. Some foxing half-title. Collection of topical cartoons. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 004367
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Keywords: Humour Politics Current Affairs Illustration Politics, Economics, Social Studies Mel Calman

 
DAGMAR
The Spy Who Came in from the Copa
New York, Lancer. 1967, First ?. Soft Cover. Covers bit worn, top of spine split, page edges brown, spine detached from cover most of the way down. Fairly Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 000977
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Keywords: Fiction, Humour, Thriller

 
PIERRE DANINOS
A Certain Monsieur Blot
London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 1961, First UK Edition. Hard Cover. Ill.: Pierre Pages. Slight spine lean; top edge bit spotted; flyleaf bit browned. Dustwrapper price clipped and has several tears, with some small pieces missing. Translated into English by Robin Chancellor. Line drawings by Pierre Pages. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: 004919
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Keywords: Fiction France French Novel Humour Comedy Modern Fiction Pierre Pages

 
WILLIAM DAVIS (EDITOR)
The Punch Book of Inflation
Newton Abbot, David & Charles. 1975, First Edition. Hard Cover. 7 x 10ins, 128 pages. Articles & cartoons by E. S. Turner, Murray Ball, Mahood, Graham, Sheridan Morley, David Taylor, Alan Coren, Honeysett, David Williams, Thelwell, Vincent Mulchrone, William Hardcastle, Lord Mancroft, Humphrey Lyttelton, etc. Also reprinted cartoons from past Punches. Slight discolouration edge of front board; dustwrapper a little worn at ends of spine. Dustwrapper illus. by Dickinson. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 003167
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Keywords: Humour, Economy, Social History, Cartoons, Funny,

 
JIM DOUGLAS
How to Live with a Working Wife : The Husband's Guide to Household Arts
London, Pan. 1983, First Edition. (ISBN: 0330280929) Soft Cover. Ill.: Jim Douglas. Page edges slightly brown. Humourous self-help. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 004510
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Keywords: Home Economics Humour 0330280929 Jim Douglas

 
SAREL EIMERL
The Cautious Bachelor
London, Elek Books. 1958, First ?. Hard Cover. Ill.: Grisha Dotzenko. Spine bit faded, endpapers bit brown; dustwrapper worn and a little marked, split on spine. Red boards, 160 pages. Author's memoirs of his experiences with women in Britain and, mostly, in America. Misogynistic of its period. Good/Fairly Good.
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Book number: 003839
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Keywords: Humour Memoirs Grisha Dotzenko

 
ADAM FERGUSSON
Roman Go Home
London, Collins. 1969, First Edition. Hard Cover. Satire set in Roman Britain. The dustwrapper is chewed at top of spine, binding there also a bit worn. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: 006383
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Keywords: Fiction Humour Satire Roman Britain Modern Fiction

 
COREY FORD
The Time of Laughter
London, Pitman. 1970, First GB. Hard Cover. A Sentimental Chronicle of the Twenties, The Humour and the Humorists. Introduction by Frank Sullivan. Recollections of American humorists of the 1920s, inc. Robert Benchley, Ring Lardner, Don Marquis, Dorothy Parker, James Thurber, W. C. Fields, Marx Bros. Illus. Gluyas Williams, George Herriman, Covarrubias et al. D/w has slight wear on corners. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 002169
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NO AUTHOR GIVEN
Not Until You Take Off That Silly Hat
London, Pan. 1972, First GB. Soft Cover. Ill.: Various. Cartoons from Playboy. Some discolouration edges from cvr; crease back cvr. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 001564
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Keywords: Humour, Cartoons, Playboy Various

 
WILLIAM S. BARING-GOULD
The Lure of the Limerick, an Uninhibited History
London, Panther. 1970, First Edition Thus. Soft Cover. Spine somewhat creased, slight wear to edges front cover, pages a little tanned. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 006287
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Keywords: Humour Verse Literature, Essays Etc.

 
MICHAEL GREEN
A Roof Over My Head, or the Art of Coarse Moving
London, Hutchinson. 1969, First Edition. Hard Cover. Ill.: John Jensen. D/w faded on spine, bit worn edges & corners, price clipped. Decorated boards. Good/Good.
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Book number: 002094
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