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EVERYTHING TASTES BETTER CRUMBED: And Other Big Statements from Dave O'Neil  (Signed Copy)
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EVERYTHING TASTES BETTER CRUMBED: And Other Big Statements from Dave O'Neil (Signed Copy)

By O'Neil, Dave

Prahran, Victoria, Australia: Hardie Grant Books, 2007. 184pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper mildly bumped and softly creased. Inscribed and signed, 'What a Prize', Dave O'Neil, on half-title page, else textblock unmarked. Humorous observations by Melbourne, Victoria comedian and musician Dave O'Neil (b. 1965). Contents include: Prelims., Dedication. humour throughout. Book weight approx. 290g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Inscribed and Signed By Author. First Edition, First Impression. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$20.87

CAMEL CAPERS: A Humorous Tribute to the Camels of Central Australia  (Camel Capers in Alice Springs, Northern Territory
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CAMEL CAPERS: A Humorous Tribute to the Camels of Central Australia (Camel Capers in Alice Springs, Northern Territory

By Warburton, Greg

Welshpool, Western Australia: (Printed by) Crystal Instant Printing No publication date (1980s). Unpaginated (24 pages). Saddle-stitched, staplebound (oblong) landscape format. Staples clean and tight. B/white, captioned sketch-art throughout by Greg Warburton. Sketch-art illustrated card wrapper mildly creased, with several blind indentations. Similar indentations on six leaves, else textblock unmarked. Other than captioned humorous illustrations, there is one page of 'text'. Exceedingly rare. Booklet weight approx. 50g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover (Staple-bound). Very Good. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall.

$16.69

STARKE AND UNASHAMED
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STARKE AND UNASHAMED

By Starke, Leslie

London: Max Rheinhardt, 1953. 78pp., captioned b/white cartoon illustrations (Starke) throughout. Book clean and square. Lightly bumped on head and heel of spine. Light khaki-coloured original cloth boards trivially bumped on head, else undamaged. An original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, with adjacent ghosting on front free endpaper, else textblock unmarked. Illustrated (Starke), loose-plastic protected dustjacket nipped on fold corners, flecked on background areas, plus noticeable colour fade on spine. This collection of timeless Leslie Stake (1905-1974) cartoon illustrations have previously appeared in other publications, viz: New Yorker, Punch, Lilliput and Saturday Evening Post. Book weight approx. 205g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition.. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Good.

$16.69

READ MY LIPS: What They Said Would Happen . . . And What DID Happen
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READ MY LIPS: What They Said Would Happen . . . And What DID Happen

By Baker, Bevyn (Compiler)

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Gold Lion Publishing, 1993. 153pp., b/white sketch-art illustrations throughout by the following leading Melbourne (Australia) illustrators: Albert Ricardo/John Spooner/Weg/Peter Nicholson/Mark Knight/Keith Joyce/Harry Brazier/Michael Connolly. Small, oblong format. Spine square. Colour-illustrated card wrapper minimally bumped, else good. Textblock unmarked. Fully enhanced by humorous illustrations, this collection of quotations (the majority of which are attributed to politicians) is a series of lies, half-truths and downright whoppers that seem to flow glibly and frequently from our leaders' lips . . . Contents include: Prelims., Quotes, Index. More. Book weight approx. 130g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. Small Oblong.

$11.13

WOULD YOU BELIEVE . . . ?
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WOULD YOU BELIEVE . . . ?

By Adams, Don (Star of TV's "Get Smart")

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia: Horwitz Publications, 1967. Unpaginated (60 pages). Saddle-stitched, staple-bound format. Booklet clean and square. Staples rusted, but holding. Illustrated throughout with b/white halftone plates. Duo-tone illustrated card wrapper has areas of image abrading, plus slight edgewear and background discolouration. Textblock unmarked. First Australian edition (originally published 1966, Price, Sterne & Sloane, Los Angeles, Califonia). A small format booklet of humorous questions based around Don Adams' (1923-2005) 'Get Smart' television character 'Agent 86's, famous catch-phrase'; 'Would you believe . . . ?' Booklet weight approx. 70g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Australian Edition. Softcover (Staplebound). Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$13.91

BOX 18
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BOX 18

By Norma Farnes (Edited by)

London: Fourth Estate Limited, 2006. 253pp., b/white photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper undamaged. From the rear panel: "This wonderful and previously unseen anthology from the Spike Milligan archives uncovers an invaluable collection of unpublished material from one of Britain's best-loved comedians . . . " Book weight approx. 580g. . Second Impression. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.13

CHRONICLES OF BOOBYALLA
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CHRONICLES OF BOOBYALLA

By Wannan, Bill

Australia: Rigby, 1979. 72pp., b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Plain green boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly surface scuffed. From the jacket flap: "This lively and entertaining excursion into a mock-heroic Australian past blends modern wit with fictionalised history. The familiar elements of exploration and colonisation have been reworked into the story of Boobyalla - a small town distinguished by a pageant of minor eccentrics and very little else . . . No pebble is left unturned in this tribute to Boobyalla's sons and daughters, warts and all . . . " Book weight approx. 385g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.35

JUST WHAT I ALWAYS WANTED! : Unwrapping the World's Most Curious Presents
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JUST WHAT I ALWAYS WANTED! : Unwrapping the World's Most Curious Presents

By Laurance, Robin

London: Quercus Publishing, 2008. 303pp., b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain black boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. From the rear panel: "A calendrical collection of curious gifts - birthday presents and other offerings - given to the rich, the famous, and the infamous . . . crammed with fascinating and unexpected facts . . . " Includes at least one birthday boy (or girl) for every day of the year. Book weight approx. 425g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.52

THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME: Drawings By Mary Leunig
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THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME: Drawings By Mary Leunig

By Leunig, Mary

Ringwood, Victoria, Australia: Penguin Books, 1982. Unpaginated [96]. Uncaptioned, art-illustrations throughout, predominantly colour, with several in b/white. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper has a soft corner crease to rear panel, slight but noticeable warping/wrinkling of the textblock at foot, near spine edge. A collection of somewhat disturbing illustrations by Mary Leunig, sibling of renowned artist Michael Leunig . . . Between housework and the 'pub' on Friday nights, she 'draws pictures'. Her work has appeared in major periodicals in Australia . . . Book weight approx. 370g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Reprint. Softcover. Very Good.

$9.74

REAL GORGEOUS : The Truth about Body and Beauty  (Signed Copy)
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REAL GORGEOUS : The Truth about Body and Beauty (Signed Copy)

By Cooke, Kaz

St Leonards, N.S.W., Australia: Allen and Unwin, 1994. x, + 260pp., b/white line-drawn illustrations throughout, by Kaz Cooke. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Short personal inscription ('For the one and only Fiona' . . .) signed by author/illustrator Kaz Cook on title page, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated, flapped card wrapper has two small, soft corner creases. From the rear cover: " . . . facts about fashion fibs and diet porkies - and the truth about push ups, push-up bras and the great cellulite scam . . . cartoons and no-nonsense information about cosmetics, health and self-esteem. It takes a hard, hilarious look at lies, damned lies and beauty tips . . for women aged 11 to 111. It will make you laugh and help you make friends with your body." Book weight approx. 530g. . First Edition. Softcover with Fold-in Flaps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.52

THE CHASER ANNUAL 2004
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THE CHASER ANNUAL 2004

By Chaser Staff

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Text Publishing, 2004. 130pp., b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Two short, signed inscriptions to title page - 'Best wishes, Chris' (Chris Taylor) and 'No wishes', Craig Reucassel, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly surface indented, soft corner crease to rear panel. This 2004 Chaser Annual features 'Intelligence Failures', with a fake foreword by Norma Khouri. Book weight approx. 440g. . Signed by Two Members of The Chaser Team. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$17.39

WATER SKIING
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WATER SKIING

By Athans, George Jr., and Ward, Clint

Australia: Cassell, 1978. 120pp., b/white photographic illustrations and line-drawn diagrams throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, soft indentation to several pages. Illustrated card wrapper edge-rubbed, small area of surface indentation to front panel. Contents include: How it all began, Anyone can learn to Water Ski, Equipment, Boat Driving, Slalom Skiing, Figure Skiing, Jumping, World Water Ski Union Member Countries, World Water Ski Championships. Book weight approx. 482g. . Reprint. Softcover. Very Good -. Illus. by Frank Zsigo . 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$12.52

SETH SPEAKS : The Eternal Validity of the Soul
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SETH SPEAKS : The Eternal Validity of the Soul

By Roberts, Jane (Notes by Robert F. Butts)

San Rafael, CA., United States: Amber-Allen Publishing xx, + 439pp. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper lightly bumped at head, soft corner crease to rear panel. From the rear panel: "One of the most powerful of the Seth books, 'Seth Speaks' is an essential guide to conscious living. It clearly and powerfully articulates the furthest reaches of human potential and presents the concept that we are independent of our physical image and have access to intuitional knowledge and other dimensions of reality . . . " Contents include: Introduction, 22 chapters over two 'parts', Appendix, About the Author, Index. Book weight approx. 655g. . Reprint. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.52

ABSOLUTELY TYPICAL TOO : More of the Best of Social Stereotypes from the Telegraph Magazine
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ABSOLUTELY TYPICAL TOO : More of the Best of Social Stereotypes from the Telegraph Magazine

By Mather, Victoria (Words by) Macartney-Snape, Sue (Pictures by)

London: Methuen, 1997. Unpaginated (approx. 96pp.). Colour-art illustrations throughout by Sue Macartney-Snape. Book clean, square. Spine firm, red title there-on. Plain boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edgeworn, slightly discoloured on plain white background. This witty volume takes up where the first ('Absolutely Typical') left off, further expanding the gallery of colourful characters . . . Within these pages by Sue Macartney-Snape and Victoria Mather, the "sharpest, funniest, and most entertaining social observers of our time", are the Hiker, the Life Peeress, the Shampooist, the Auction House expert, the Old-fashioned Nanny, the Ski Instructor, the Weather Girl, the Plumber, the Bride's mother, the Wine Buff, the Teenage Partygoer, and many more . . . Book weight approx. 270g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$8.35

THE ILLUSTRATED WINESPEAK : Ronald Searle's Wicked World of Winetasting
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THE ILLUSTRATED WINESPEAK : Ronald Searle's Wicked World of Winetasting

By Searle, Ronald

London: Souvenir Press, 1983. Unpaginated (approx. 100 pages). Delightfully humorous recto page colour illustrations throughout by British artist and satirical cartoonist Ronald Searle. Book clean. Spine firm, slightly canted. Illustrated gloss boards mildly edge-bumped. Random foxing spots to textblock edge, else leaves clean. From the back cover: "The art of wine-tasting has its own band of remarkable poets - alas, as rare as the greatest vintages of the Wines they sample for our benefit. The rest, snobbish, incestuous and inarticulate, do as much harm to the world of wine as they do to the language. Their day will come . . . All the phrases in this book have been plucked form unacknowledged but absolutely authentic sources. You could do worse than ponder over some of them. Cheers!" Book weight approx. 400g. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition.. Hardcover. Good+.

$9.74

KINKY FREIDMAN'S GUIDE TO TEXAS ETIQUETTE : Or How to Get to Heaven or Hell Without Going Through Dallas-Fort Worth
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KINKY FREIDMAN'S GUIDE TO TEXAS ETIQUETTE : Or How to Get to Heaven or Hell Without Going Through Dallas-Fort Worth

By Friedman, Kinky

New York: Cliff Street Books, 2002. xii, + 196pp., b/white illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket creased on front flap only. "Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit! Kinky Friedman is back and at his outrageous best in this hilarious guide to the Lone Star State . . . this good-spirited book will be loved by both native Texans and the rest of us poor devils." Book weight approx. 385g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. 7th Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.13

TEXAS HOLD 'EM : How I Was Born in a Manger, Died in the Saddle, and Came Back as a Horny Toad
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TEXAS HOLD 'EM : How I Was Born in a Manger, Died in the Saddle, and Came Back as a Horny Toad

By Friedman, Kinky

New York: St. Martin's Press, 2005. 218pp., b/white cartoon style illustrations by John Callahan. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Plain blue boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. "Friedman is at his outrageous best as he gives Americans a look at the state made famous by the Alamo, the armadillo, Willie Nelson, and, well, Kinky Friedman . . . composed of provocative essays, including autobiographical pieces that are at times bittersweet and at other times hilarious; profiles of such stellar Texans as his friend Willie Nelson, George W. Bush, Jerry Jeff Walker, Pat Green and Racehorse Haynes, and a treasure trove of lists and quizzes . . . " Book weight approx. 390g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition, Second Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.52

BIOGRAPHEES
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BIOGRAPHEES

By Roberts, Victoria

London: Chatto & Windus, 1986. Unpaginated (102 pages), b/white illustrations by Victoria Roberts, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, mildly sunned. Leaves clean. Illustrated gloss boards very good. "The art of biography is not dead. Victoria Roberts' hilarious book illuminates the fantastic exploits of such fulfilled lives as: The Escape Artiste, Howard P. Howard, and Lady O.M.G . . . Superbly illustrated in ink, watercolour and pencil, this book provides the antidote to a boring day." Book weight approx. 440g. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$6.96

WARWICK TODD : Back in the Baggy Green. The Australian Cricket Legend Writes Again!
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WARWICK TODD : Back in the Baggy Green. The Australian Cricket Legend Writes Again!

By Gleisner, Tom (As told to)

Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: ABC Books, 1998. 169pp., plus 2 x 4 page, colour illustrated sections, b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, with the slightest hint of tanning to edges. Illustrated card wrapper very good+. "It's been another busy year for Warwick Todd. Since his recall to the Australian team in early summer he's been at the centre of a drink driving charge, three separate ball tampering incidents, bribery allegations, on-field physical clashes, drug taking claims, lengthy defamation proceedings, and a civil aviation black-ban. And that was just January . . . " Book weight approx. 430g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$6.96

DA GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ALI G
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DA GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ALI G

By Ali G

London: Fourth Estate, 2002. 103pp., colour illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edge scuffed only. Book weight approx. 470g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$6.96

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