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London: T.C. Newby, 1847 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 by the author… Read more
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$275.00
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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 '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 and treacheries" of everyday… 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 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 charge will apply without your consent.… 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 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 Career.… Read more
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$25.00
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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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$40.00

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Rome, Italy: No. 2 Canadian Public Relations Group, 1945 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 home towns. Illustrated… Read more
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$40.00
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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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$32.00

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London, UK: Methuen London Ltd, 1985 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 a light crease to front cover. Inside… 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
ISBN
9781560978879
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$60.00

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Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics Books, 2007 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 approve additional shipping charges to cover the… Read more
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Krazy & Ignatz 1935-36: A Wild Warmth of Chromatic Gravy

by Herriman, George

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Black Sheep Books
Published
2005
Condition
Very Good -
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781560976905
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$40.00

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Seattle: Fantagraphics Books, 2005 Coalescing the Complete Full-Page Comic Strips, with the ususal extra Rarities. Edited by Bill Blackbeard. Introduction by Bill Blackbeard. Beautiful graphic design to covers and endpapers, 117 pages. Slight bump to upper free corner, minor soiling to exterior. For some international orders we will ask you to approve additional shipping charges… 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
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781606993163
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$32.00

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Seattle: Fantagraphics Books, 2010 Convening the Full-Page Comic Strips. Edited by Bill Blackbeard. Black and white graphic design to covers and endpapers, 175 pages. Very faint soiling to exterior. 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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Snoopy and "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night"

by Schulz, Charles M.

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Black Sheep Books
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Very Good-
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$25.00

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New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston Book Club Edition, copyright 1971. In this charming book, Snoopy embarks on a career as a world-famous novelist, completing his magnum opus "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night," the complete and unexpurgated version of which is included in this volume. Colourfully illustrated orange hard cover with white and black titling on spine and… Read more
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I Never Promised You an Apple Orchard: The Collected Writings of Snoopy

by Schulz, Charles M.

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Black Sheep Books
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Very Good-
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New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston Book Club Edition, copyright 1976. Subtitled: Being a compendium of his puns, correspondence, cautionary tales, witticisms, titles original and borrowed, with critical commentary by his friends, and, published for the first time in its entirety, the novel "Toodle-oo, Caribou!" A Tale of the Frozen North. Colourfully illustrated green hard cover with white and… Read more
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Of Time and the Turtle

by Green, Jeff

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

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Forest, Ontaria: JG Publishing/Feather Fancier Resources, 1984 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. Dust jacket, which is not price-clipped, has edge wear… 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 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 1953 and 1967. Blue hard cover with black titling… Read more
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With My Sock Feet on the Oven Door

by Green, H. Gordon

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Black Sheep Books
Published
1977
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Very Good-
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$15.00

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Erin, Ontario: Gordon Green, 1977 This volume is "an anthology of [Green's] recent best [circa 1977] and were selected from magazine articles as well as from his "Old Cynic" radio commentaries which have been heard daily across Canada for the past 18 years." Signed by the author, and included is a note from Green to previous owner, Canadian humourist… 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 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 under 1 kg. Additional… 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 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 kg. Additional charges will apply… 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 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 every page throughout, 104 pages. … 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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$210.00

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London: Ernest Brown & Phillips/The Leicester Galleries, 1909 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 back, 226 pages. Cover has significant edge… 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 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 charges are calculated for a standard… Read more
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Anguished English - an Anthology of Accidental Assaults Upon Our Language

by Lederer, Richard

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Black Sheep Books
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Very Good+
ISBN
9780941711043
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$15.00

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Charleston, South Carolina: Wyrick & Company 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 drawings, 117 pages. Book is in… Read more
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