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For Our Bureau [F.O.B.]

by Beeman, Herbert

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Published
1924
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Very Good
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1st Thus
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Vancouver BC: Cowan Borrkhouse Limired, 1924 "For our Bureau : being the Bureau Ballads contributed to volumes one and two of "Via Vancouver" : the journal of the Foreign Trade Bureau of the Vancouver Board of Trade"' A light hearted view of business in Vancouver! 63p. Name of previous owner, on ffep. Slight chip head of spine . 1st… Read more
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William - The Bad

by Crompton, Richmal

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Published
1937
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Good
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Reprint
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London: George Newnes Ltd. , 1937 Vintage copy of William's hilarious activities, first published in 1930. Illustrated by Thomas Henry. "William does not understand why he's not invited to Robert and Ethel's fancy-dress party - what could possibly go wrong? Desperate for an invite, his search for the perfect costume causes mayhem. Somehow nothing ever goes to plan when William… Read more
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Barbed Lyres: Canadian Venomous Verse

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Published
1990
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New
Edition
1st Canadian Edition
ISBN
9781550132526
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Toronto: Key Porter Books, 1990 Barbed Lyres is the result of a contest sponsored by "This Magazine" and both well known and ordinary Canadians from across the country reviled in verse the most ridiculous and preposterous figures and institutions...nothing is sacred in this no-holds-barred, witty and timely satirical portrait of Canadian politics and society. Foreword by Margaret Atwood..111p, illus.. 1st… Read more
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The Blasted Pine. An anthology of satire, invective and disrespectful verse chiefly by Canadian Writers

by Sott, F.R & Smith, A,J.M. [eds].

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Published
1957
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Near Fine
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1st Canadian Edition
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Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1957 Selected and arranged an with an introduction by F.R.Scott & A.J.M.SmithHere's a bomb to blast complacency, a wind to scatter the cobwebs of old conformities; a whip for knaves-in-office and a purge for hypocrites.Here's medicine for the strong and poison for the dull. Here's a rope to hang the canting chauvinist and a sword to… Read more
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Sarah Binks

by Hiebert, Paul

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Published
1947
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Very Good +
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3rd Printing
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Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1947 Humorous novel published in 1947 by University of Manitoba professor Paul Hiebert in the form of a faux biography of "Sarah Binks", the "Sweet Songstress of Saskatchewan".It satirizes literary pretensions - both of the critic and of the poet - by presenting a poet and critic (the author) whose productions are awash with… Read more
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The Blasted Pine. An anthology of satire, invective and disrespectful verse chiefly by Canadian Writers. Revised And Enlarged

by Sott, F.R & Smith, A,J.M. [eds].

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Published
1967
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Very Good
Edition
Revised Edition
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Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1967 Selected and arranged an with an introduction by F.R.Scott & A.J.M.Smith. Here's a bomb to blast complacency, a wind to scatter the cobwebs of old conformities; a whip for knaves-in-office and a purge for hypocrites.Here's medicine for the strong and poison for the dull. Here's a rope to hang the canting chauvinist and a sword… Read more
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The Long and Glorious Weekend of Raymond and Bingo Oblongh

by Dyba, Kenneth

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Published
1983
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Near Fine
Edition
1st Canadian Edition
ISBN
9780920156087
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Vancouver BC: November House, 1983 "A decidedly flamboyant, fast, flashy and funny extravaganza" 183p. Author inscription on ffep. Signed by Author. 1st Canadian Edition. Softcover. Near Fine.
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Just - William

by Crompton, Richmal

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Published
1935
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Very Good
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London: George Newnes Ltd. , 1935 Vintage copy of the first account of William's hilarious activities, first published in 1922. " Somehow nothing ever goes to plan when William is around! There is only one William - a tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, lovable imp of mischief" Illustrations by Thomas Henry. 248p+4 pages of adverts. s. Nice neat ,clean tight text.… Read more
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Me Bandy, You Cissie . The Journals of Bartholomew Bandy

by Jack, Donald Lamont

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Published
1979
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Near Fine
Edition
1st Canadian Edition
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9780385143967
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Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 1979 [The Bandy Papers, Vol. 4) It’s 1920 and Ottawa’s own Bartholomew Bandy is back from the War To End All Wars. Now he’s off to New York to turn his experience as a flying ace into commercial success. While starting an airline with one giant Vickers Vimy bomber, our hero falls in love with Cissie… Read more
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Verse and Verse

by Bowles, Walter

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Published
1965
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Fine
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1st Canadian Edition
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Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1965 "These odds and ends of light verse were written to be read over the air" now published with suitable illustrations by Jack McLaren. 566p.. 1st Canadian Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Jack McLaren.
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Me Talk Pretty One Day

by Sedaris, David

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Published
2000
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As New
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Reprint
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9780316777216
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Boston: Back Bay/Little, Brown & Co., 2000 An hilarious collection of essays from 'the premier observer of our world and its weirdnesses,'A move to Paris from New York inspired these hilarious pieces, including 'Me Talk Pretty One Day', about his attempts to learn French from a sadistic teacher who declares that 'every day spent with you is like having a… Read more
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No Starch In My Coat, An Irish Doctor's Progress

by Delaney, Joyce

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Published
1973
Condition
Near Fne
Edition
1st Pbk Edition
ISBN
9780330236041
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London: Pan, 1973 1st Pbk Edition. Pbk. Near Fne.
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Dead Funny: A Second Book of Grave Humour

by Spiegl, Fritz

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Published
1982
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Thus
ISBN
9780330268288
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Londin: Pan, 1982 This delightful little book, designed in the shape of a gravestone by Jane Knights, contains a new assembly of epitaphs by Fritz Spiegl (flautist, humourist and linguist) some probably fictitional,others e, others, though factual, dislaying inadvertant humour.Unpaginated . First Thus. Original Wraps. Fine.
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The St.Trinian's Story

by Webb, Kaye [ed]

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Published
1963
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Very Good
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Reprint
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Penguin, 1963 "The whole ghastly dossier compiled by Kaye Webb with contributions by Siriol Hugh-Jones, Malcolm Arnold, Bertolt Brecht, Johnny Dankworth, Michael Flanders, Sidney Gilliat, Robert Graves, James Laver, C. Day Lewis, G.W. Stonier, Donald Swann, D.B. Wyndham-Lewis and Ronald Searle" 63p. plus dditional cartoons by Ronald Searle csupllmentary cartoons by Ronald Searle.[Fortunately this copy has survived the… Read more
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Are We All Here? Making The Scene in Europe

by Arnold, Oren

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Published
1964
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Fine
Edition
1st US
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New York: Tempo/Grosset and Dunlap, 1964 Amusing fictional account of a group of American students on a school trip through Europe. 192p.. 1st US. Pbk. Fine.
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My Flag Is Down: The Diary Of A New York Taxi Driver

by Maresca, James

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Published
1956
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Good
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New York: Bantam Books, 1956 Original vintage paperback."The unique diary of a New York Taxi driver ... full of all the strange things that a cabdriver hears and sees" 118p, Cover art by Casey Jones [re-issue of book first published in 1948]. Reprint. Pbk. Good.
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GROOKS

by Hein,Piet

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Published
1987
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Fine
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Cambridge, MA: M.I.T.Press, 1987 The initial collection of Piet Hein's witty and apposite verses. Witty, wise, and warmly human, 42p. illus. index. Reprint. Original Wraps. Fine.
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Old Sox on Trumpeting

by Gundlach, E.T.

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Published
1928
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Very Good
Edition
2nd Edition
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Chicago IL: Consolidated Book Publishers, Inc., 1928 Old Sox On Trumpeting - 300 Socratean Questions Analyzing Advertising - A Plea In Burlesque Form For Sane Simple Selling. " A Satire, attacking the alleged 'bunk' in advertising."In which a cast of characters from Ancient Greece are used to illuminate the business of American advertising.. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.
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The Hair of the Dogma

by Gopaleen, Myles Na (Flann O'Brien, Brian O'Nolan)

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Published
1977
Condition
Fine
Edition
1st UK Edition.
ISBN
9780246108753
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London: Hart Davis, Macgibbon, 1977 The humour of "Myles Na Gopaleen" the progenitor of 'Cruiskeen Lawn" A column written by Flann O'Brien (Brian O'Nolan) for the Irish Times between 1940 and 1966 182p. frontis.. 1st UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.
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Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

by Leacock, Stephen

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Published
1989
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Near Fine
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Reprint.
ISBN
9780771099847
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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1989 Reprint.. Pbk. Near Fine.
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