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London: T.C. Newby, 1847. Hardcover. Cruikshank, George. Written by the author of "The Chronicles of the Bastile." Original blue cloth with blindstamped decoration to front and back, gilt titling with decoration to front and spine, gilted textblock edge, light yellow endpapers, illustrations by George Cruikshank: frontispiece, three plates and one in text, 190 pages. Inlaid is a handwritten letter… Read more
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Miseries of Human Life, or the Groans of Samuel Sensitive, and Timothy Testy

by Anonymous (James Beresford)

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Black Sheep Books
Published
1806
Edition
Fifth Edition.
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$150.00

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London: William Miller, 1806. Fifth Edition. . Half-Leather. 'The Miseries of Human Life, or the Groans of Samuel Sensitive, and Timothy Testy. With a few supplementary sighs from Mrs. Testy. In twelve dialogues.' This book was written as a series of discussions between Mr. Samuel Sensitive and Mr. Timothy Testy, in which they catalogue the daily "injuries, insults, disappointements… Read more
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Brain of Katherine Mansfield

by Manhire, Bill

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Black Sheep Books
Published
1988
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Very Good
ISBN
9781869400231
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$20.00

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Auckland, NZ: Auckland University Press, 1988. Soft cover. Very Good/-. O'Brien, Gregory. Colourful illustrated soft cover, black titling to front and spine, drawings by Gregory O'Brien throughout, unpaginated. Minor shelf wear. For some international orders we will ask you to approve additional shipping charges to cover the cost of tracking and insurance to your country, but no extra… Read more
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Thunks

by Graves, Ernest

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Black Sheep Books
Published
1965
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$25.00

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Los Angeles, CA: Letterpress House, 1965. Card Cover. In the Supreme court of the Sovereignest State of Lilliput, Hilarity Term No. 7856. Lemuel Gulliver vs. Petitioner, J. Petty, Magistrate, Court of General Sessions. Petitions for Writs of Certiorari and Mandamus. Also containing: Introduction to Thunking, Etiquette: On Receiving Burglars, The Autobiography of a Foetus, Seditiously Yours, Crime: The Neglected… Read more
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This Army Vol. 2

by Coughlin, Bing

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Black Sheep Books
Published
1945
Edition
First Edition.
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$42.00

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Rome, Italy: No. 2 Canadian Public Relations Group, 1945. First Edition. . Card Cover. Another Maple Leaf Album. A portfolio of cartoons drawn on the Italian battle front especially for The Maple Leaf, Canadian Army newspaper. Cartoons reprinted from "The Maple Leaf". Used by original owner as a kind of autograph album - contains about 50 signatures followed by… Read more
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Addams and Evil

by Addams, Charles

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Black Sheep Books
Published
1985
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Good+ to Very Good-
ISBN
9780413553706
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$50.00

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London, UK: Methuen London Ltd, 1985. Soft cover. Good+ to Very Good-/-. Addams, Charles. From the master of black comedy this vintage collection was first published in 1947 and offers a classic array of his famous crumbling Gothic mansions, monsters, and unexpected happenings. Illustrated soft cover, black and white cartoons throughout, unpaginated. Some shelf wear with rubbing and… Read more
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Krazy & Ignatz 1941-42: A Ragout of Raspberries

by Herriman, George

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Black Sheep Books
Published
2007
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition.
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9781560978879
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$60.00

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Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics Books, 2007. First Edition. . Soft cover. Very Good/-. Herriman, George. Culling Together the Complete Full-Page Comic Strips, with Addenda. Edited by Bill Blackbeard with an Introduction by Jeet Heer. Beautiful graphic design to covers and and endpapers, 117 pages. A light crease to front cover. For some international orders we will ask you to… Read more
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Krazy & Ignatz 1916-18: Love in a Kestle or Love in a Hut

by Herriman, George

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Black Sheep Books
Published
2010
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition.
ISBN
9781606993163
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$32.00

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Seattle: Fantagraphics Books, 2010. First Edition. . Soft cover. Very Good/-. Herriman, George. Convening the Full-Page Comic Strips. Edited by Bill Blackbeard. Black and white graphic design to covers and endpapers, 175 pages. Faint soiling to exterior and a few tiny scratches. For some international orders we will ask you to approve additional shipping charges to cover the… Read more
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Of Time and the Turtle

by Green, Jeff

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Black Sheep Books
Published
1984
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition.
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$32.00

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Forest, Ontaria: JG Publishing/Feather Fancier Resources, 1984. First Edition. . Hardcover. Very Good/Good+ to Very Good-. Inscribed by author to humourist, Arthur Black, this book is a collection of seventy-six "witty, wise, and wonderful stories by Canada's master storyteller." Green cloth with gilt titling on spine, 152 pages. Lower text block edge has a few small, faint spots.… Read more
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Professor Go Home

by Green, H. Gordon

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Black Sheep Books
Published
1967
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Very Good-
Edition
First Edition.
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$22.00

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Montreal , Quebec: Harvest House Ltd., 1967. First Edition. . Hardcover. Very Good-/Very Good-. Naeve, Lowell. Introduction by Harry J. Boyle. Book by the author of "A Time to Pass Over," "The Praying Mantis," "The Silver Dart," "Behind the Cheering," "A Countryman's Christmas," "The Faith of Our Father." Book is a collection of previously published essays written between… Read more
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He Shoots.He Skewers!

by Duncan, Randy & Michael Somma

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Black Sheep Books
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Very Good-
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$20.00

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Canada: Summit Studios. Soft cover. Very Good-. Duncan, Randy. A book of hockey humour. Colourfully illustrated white soft cover with dark blue titling, illustrated throughout with black and white as well as colour cartoons, 160 pages. Cover has negligible edge wear, minor shelf wear. Book is clean, bright and tight. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel… Read more
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Apoplectic Aphorisms (Whimsical Wisdom)

by Merrick, L.I.

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Black Sheep Books
Published
2001
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Very Good
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$35.00

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Salt Spring Island, 2001. Soft cover. Very Good/-. Murphy, Lori. Merrick, the Rhymer, put together a collection of sayings with his own personal twist. White soft cover with black titling to front, illustrated with drawings by Lori Murphy, 87 pages. Minor shelf wear, otherwise appears to be unread. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1… Read more
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How to Make Your Garden Grow

by Robinson, W. Heath & K.R.G. Browne

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Black Sheep Books
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Very Good
ISBN
9780715613580
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$21.00

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London, U.K.: Gerald Duckworth and Co. Ltd. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Robinson, W. Heath. This edition was published in 1980, the original publication date was 1938. A humourous look at gardening, with the amusing illustrations of artist W. Heath Robinson. Black hard cover with gilt titling on spine, black and white illustrations on end papers and on nearly… Read more
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Catalogue of Mr. Punch's Pageant, 1841 to 1908

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Published
1909
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London: Ernest Brown & Phillips/The Leicester Galleries, 1909. Paper Cover. 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall. Book is an "Illustrated Catalogue of the Exhibition," covering 1841 to 1908. Tan paper cover, black and white illustration and titling on front, illustrated throughout with black and white drawings, advertisements on first and last several pages, three-page index to artists at… Read more
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Get Thee to a Punnery

by Lederer, Richard

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Black Sheep Books
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Very Good+
ISBN
9780941711081
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$15.00

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Charleston, South Carolina: Wyrick & Company. Soft cover. Very Good+. Thompson, Bill. A volume of puns and games involving puns. Orange soft cover with dark blue titling and black and white illustration, signed by the author on the half-title page, illustrated with black and white drawings, 117 pages. Book is in nice shape - a handsome copy. Shipping… Read more
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Anguished English - an Anthology of Accidental Assaults Upon Our Language

by Lederer, Richard

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9780941711043
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Charleston, South Carolina: Wyrick & Company. Soft cover. Very Good+. Thompson, Bill. A volume of English bloopers, collected by the author over his years teaching English at St. Paul's School in Concord, N.H. Orange soft cover with dark blue titling and black and white illustration, signed by the author on the half-title page, illustrated with black and white… Read more
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Little Blonde Book of Kim Campbell, The

by Schendlinger, Mary

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Black Sheep Books
Published
1993
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Very Good
ISBN
9780889782723
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$60.00

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Vancouver, BC, Canada: Arsenal Pulp Press, 1993. Soft cover. Very Good/-. A Little Red Book compiled and annotated by Mary Schendlinger. Introduction Stephen Osborne, series editor. Glossy soft cover, 91 pages. Minro edge wear. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees.… Read more
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Come Lasses and Lads

by Caldecott, Randolph

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Black Sheep Books
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$14.00

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London: Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd.. Soft cover. Caldecott, Randolph. A Randolph Caldecott Picture Book. "The humour of Randolph Caldecott's drawings is simply irresistible, no healthy-minded man, woman, or child could look at them without laughing." An illustrated rhyme concerning May-pole dancing. Pale yellow soft cover with colourful illustration on front with red and black titling, publisher's advertising on… Read more
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Fox Jumps Over the Parson's Gate, The

by Caldecott, Randolph

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Good
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London: Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd.. Soft cover. Good. Caldecott, Randolph. A Randolph Caldecott Picture Book. "The humour of Randolph Caldecott's drawings is simply irresistible, no healthy-minded man, woman, or child could look at them without laughing." An illustrated rhyme about fox-hunting. Yellow soft cover with colourful illustration on front with red and black titling, publisher's advertising on… Read more
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Great Panjandrum Himself, The

by Caldecott, Randolph

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London: Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd.. Soft cover. Caldecott, Randolph. A Randolph Caldecott Picture Book. "The humour of Randolph Caldecott's drawings is simply irresistible, no healthy-minded man, woman, or child could look at them without laughing." Pale yellow soft cover with colourful illustration on front with red and black titling, publisher's advertising on back, sewn binding, brown and white… Read more
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