Humour from Pazzo Books

Amusement After Dinner, or The Corsican Fairy Displaying His Prowess!

by West, Templeton (attr.)

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Published
1803
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Sheet
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1803. Sheet. Very Good Condition. ca. 10" x 14" sheet, hand colored etching depicting a tiny Napoleon on King George III and Queen Charlotte's dinner table which holds a single blancmange (they were famous - and famously mocked - for their restrained eating habits). Napoleon: "If I could but get over this dish of Blanche Mange, I would… Read more
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The kitchen below or: Beelzebub going to supper

by Gillray James

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Published
1803
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Sheet
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Germany: Karl August Böttiger, 1803. Sheet. Very Good Condition. From the magazine London und Paris, Plate No. XIX. XX. A redone continental version of Gillray's famous engraving "The corsican pest" with Napoleon on a fork over the fire defecating - here replaced by the Gallic cock. Beelzebub is shown as a racist African caricature in a Phrygian cap.… Read more
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The Town Talk, the Fish Pool, the Plebeian, the Old Whig, the Spinster, etc. Now First Collected with Notes and Illustrations

by Authors of the Tatler, Spectator, and Guardian (Steele, Richard)

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Used - Very Good Condition
Edition
First Edition
Published
1789
Binding
Hardcover (Half Leather)
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London: John Nichols, 1789. First Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. Half 19th century calf over green cloth with a bit of the original spine laid down, hinges rubbed but sound. Front endpapers replaced, scattered light foxing, a few small damps stains, 331-335 stained on the bottom right touching some text, very clean otherwise. 2 plates, 452pp.… Read more
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Dictionnaire Comique, Satyrique, Critique, Burlesque, Libre & Proverbial

by Le Roux Philibert-Joseph

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Used - Good Condition
Edition
Later Edition
Published
1787
Binding
Hardcover (Quarter Leather)
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Amsterdam, 1787. Later Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Good Condition. 2 volumes in leather backed marbled boards - wear to spines, hinges cracked but bindings sound, mild sctatered foxing wear and soiling internally. A good set. Old stamps to first title. Bookplate of Colonel Victor De Guinzbourg, from his proverb library. 612pp; 606pp Size: Octavo (8vo). 2-volume set (complete).… Read more
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[Scrapbook of Original Humorous Cartoons About Hospitals, Doctors, Broadway Theater]

by unknown

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Used - Very Good Condition
Published
1925
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Hardcover
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1925. Hardcover. Very Good Condition. Scrapbook containing 35 original cartoons about a woman, apparently a Broadway actress (named Leila Hill?) in the hospital. Likely made to cheer her, it pokes fun at doctors and the medical establishment and portrays her as long suffering, funny and vital. The cartoons are all ca. 6" x 6" and mounted to black… Read more
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Interpretive Series: Dogear Wryde Postcards

by Gorey Edward

Condition
Used - Very Good Condition
Edition
First Edition
Published
1979
Binding
Softcover
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1979. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition. 13 postcards in original envelope. Slight soiling to envelope and the copyright card. Toledano a75a. First trade edition after 76 colored sets. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Humour; Inventory No: 044635.
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The Blue Aspic (der Traurige Zwolfpunder)

by Gorey Edward

Condition
Used - Fine Condition
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Published
1968
Binding
Hardcover
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Meredith Press, 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine Condition/Near Fine. Slight wear to jacket edges, clipped. Signed by Gorey on the half title. Toledano A27a. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Comics & Graphic Novels; Humour. Signed by Author. Inventory No: 044707.
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How I Came to Be Governor of the Island of Cacona

by Thistleton, Francis (pseud. of William Henry Fleet)

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Used - Fine Condition
Published
1989
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Hardcover
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San Francisco: Arion Press, 1989. Hardcover. Fine Condition. One of 325; reprint of the scarce 1852 edition. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Fiction; Humour. Inventory No: 044478.
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A Pinch of Snuff: composed of Curious Particulars and Original Anecdotes of Snuff Taking: as well as a Review of Snuff, Snuff-Boxes, Snuff-Shops, Snuff-Takers, and Snuff-Papers; with the Moral and Physical Effects of Snuff

by Snift, Dean (Hill, Benson Earle)

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Used - Very Good Condition
Edition
First Edition
Published
1840
Binding
Hardcover
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London: Robert Tyas, 1840. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition. Respined with original boards retained - boards are worn and discolored but intact. Binding is tight and square with new endpapers added. 152pp attractively illustrated with in-text and full page illustrations. Size: duodecimo (12mo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Humour; Inventory No: 045131.
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Facetiae selectiores: Quibus Ob Argumenti Similitudinem Accesserunt

by Frischlin, Nicodemus; Babel, Heinrich; Bracciolini, Poggio, et al.

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Used - Very Good Condition
Edition
Later Edition
Published
1651
Binding
Hardcover (in Slipcase)
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Amsterdam: Ioh. Ianssomium, 1651. Later Edition. Hardcover (in Slipcase). Very Good Condition. Full contemporary sheep, worn at the corners, hinges cracked but binding holding; a few marginal pencil marks, light foxing, small wormtrail in the gutter of the rear half of the book. 303pp with the extra engraved title. A collection of Facetiae - humorous anecdotes and… Read more
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Amusemens Serieux et Comiques

by DUFRESNY, Charles Rivière

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Used - Very Good
Published
1723
Binding
Full Calf
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Paris: Andre Morin, 1723. Full Calf. Very Good. Mild general wear to calf, light rubbing to hinges, slight cracking to leather of spine. 5 raised bands, gilt to spine and lettering. 288pp plus a charming index and postscript. Previous owner's name penned to endpaper and author's name (which does not appear on title page) penciled… Read more
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The New Gospel of Peace According to St. Benjamin

by [White, Richard Grant]

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Used - Good Condition
Edition
First Edition
Published
1866
Binding
Hardcover (Original Cloth)
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New York: The American News Company, 1866. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition. A political satire on the Civil War written in a biblical tone. Original green cloth, worn at corners, internal hinges cracked but binding generally tight. Written in four parts from 1863-1866 this is the first collected edition and includes White's disavowal of authorship in… Read more
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"Awful," and other Jingles

by Strong, P.R. (P.R.S.)

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Used - Good Condition
Edition
First Edition
Published
1871
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Hardcover (Original Cloth)
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New York: G.P. Putnam, 1871. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition. Mild wear to green cloth at the edges, a bit heavier at the corners, a few surface marks to the cloth. Short tear to one page edge, scattered foxing, but generally clean internally. With an extra lithographed title with a vignette illustration of a child firing… Read more
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Mavericks: Short Stories Rounded Up by Puck's Authors

by Puck's Authors

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Used - Good Condition
Edition
First Edition
Published
1892
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Hardcover
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New York: Keppler & Schwarzmann, 1892. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition. Puck's Artists. 1/4 cloth over printed boards. Worn at the corners, some discoloration at the edges, a bit of dustiness to page edges. Internally very good; scarce. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Illustrator: Puck's Artists. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category:… Read more
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Why Wife and I Quarreled

by Carleton Will

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Used - Good Condition
Edition
First Edition
Published
1877
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Hardcover (Original Cloth)
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New York: G.W. Carleton, 1877. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition. Attractive frontispiece; red cloth worn modestly at the edges and a bit dulled, stamp to copyright page. Includes "Betsey and I are Out" Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Humour; Inventory No: 040246.
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The Egyptian Sketch Book

by Leland Charles G.

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Used - Very Good Condition
Edition
First Edition
Published
1874
Binding
Hardcover (Original Cloth)
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New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1874. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition. Light wear to green decorative cloth, slight fraying to the spine ends, dulling to spine. 331pp. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Humour; Inventory No: 040248.
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Uncle Dudley's Odd Hours: Being the Vagaries of a Country Editor

by Russell M.C.

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Used - Good Condition
Edition
First Edition
Published
1882
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Hardcover (Original Cloth)
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Duluth, MN: Miss Susie M. Russell, 1882. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition. Modest wear at corners, dulling and rubbing to spine. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Previous owner's signature in ink. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Humour; Inventory No: 040245.
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More Peers

by Belloc Hilaire

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Used - Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Published
1911
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Hardcover
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London: Stephen Swift, 1911. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Basil T. Blackwood. Light wear and chipping to edges of self-wrapped boards, long gift inscription to endpaper. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Illustrator: Basil T. Blackwood. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz. Category: Humour; Inventory No: 038006.
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