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cover of RUMPOLE

RUMPOLE

by JOHN MORTIMER

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Published
1994
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Fine
Edition
First
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This is a pristine copy of Rumpole, a collection of 10 stories chosen by their author, the British barrister John Mortimer (1923-2009). Most people are familiar with the hugely popular series Rumpole of the Bailey, which ran on the BBC from 1975 to 1980 and in which Rumpole was so brilliantly portrayed by Leo McKern. Horace Rumpole… Read more
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cover of THE NEW MORNINGSIDE PAPERS

THE NEW MORNINGSIDE PAPERS

by PETER GZOWSKI

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Published
1987
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Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780771037450
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This is an unread copy of The New Morningside Papers, the second volume of letters, opinion and stories by the famed Canadian journalist and broadcaster Peter Gzowski (1934-2002). Gzowski hosted various shows on CBC Radio for 30 years; his pieces are funny, sad, entertaining and informative. I say that this is a first edition because I… Read more
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cover of HANDY ANDY: A TALE OF IRISH LIFE

HANDY ANDY: A TALE OF IRISH LIFE

by SAMUEL LOVER

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Published
1954
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Very Good+
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This is a vintage copy of Handy Andy: A Tale of Irish Life, written in 1841 by the Irish novelist, composer, painter and songwriter Samuel Lover (1797-1868). It centers around Andy Rooney, a fellow who has the knack of doing everything the wrong way. It is a hilarious farce regarded as a way to "purge melancholy".… Read more
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cover of EVERY LIVING THING

EVERY LIVING THING

by JAMES HERRIOT

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Published
1992
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Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780771040856
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This is a first edition of Every Living Thing, by the Scottish veterinarian James Herriot (1916-1995). Herriot famously chronicled his life as a veterinary surgeon in the Yorkshire Dales and his books became the movie and two tv series All Creatures Great and Small. There were eight books in the series; this is the last, published in… Read more
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cover of THE DIARY OF A NOBODY

THE DIARY OF A NOBODY

by George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith

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Published
1996
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Fine
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The Diary of a Nobody is an English comic novel written by the brothers George and Weedon Grossmith, with illustrations by the latter. It originated as an intermittent serial in Punch magazine in 1888–89 and first appeared in book form, with extended text and added illustrations, in 1892. The Diary records the daily events in the lives of a London… Read more
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cover of UNDER MILK WOOD

UNDER MILK WOOD

by DYLAN THOMAS

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Published
1997
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Under Milk Wood, A Play for Voices, is a 1954 radio drama by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (1914-1953). It was first commissioned by the BBC, and then adapted for the stage. It has also been filmed twice. In it, a narrator invites the audience to listen to the dreams and innermost thoughts of the inhabitants of the fictional small Welsh… Read more
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cover of THE OXFORD BOOK OF HUMOROUS PROSE

THE OXFORD BOOK OF HUMOROUS PROSE

by Frank Muir

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Published
1990
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Reprint
ISBN
9780192141064
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$39.74

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This is a first reprint of the Oxford Book of Humorous Prose, a 'Conducted Tour' by the English comedy writer Frank Muir (1920-1998). It is not a true anthology; it is a stroll through various humorists of various nationalities writing in English: the standard (Dickens, Twain), the expected (Dorothy Parker, Benchley, Shaw), the unexpected (Edgar Allen… Read more
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cover of THE HISTORY MAN

THE HISTORY MAN

by MALCOLM BRADBURY

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Published
1976
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Very Good+
Edition
First Reprint
ISBN
9780436065026
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This is the first reprint of The History Man, published in 1975 and written by the British author Malcolm Bradbury (1932-2000). It is a savagely funny novel about the sexual exploits of a pretentious academic at a fashionable English university. No dust jacket.The paper over the spine has been reglued; you might want to steam it off and… Read more
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cover of VANITY FAIR - ALL-STAR COMEDY ISSUE

VANITY FAIR - ALL-STAR COMEDY ISSUE

by VANITY FAIR

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Published
2013
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Very Good+
Edition
January
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Vanity Fair, January 2013 Cover: Comedians See Table of Contents Scans 120 Pages Minor Wear
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cover of SPY MAGAZINE: Clinton's First 100 Lies

SPY MAGAZINE: Clinton's First 100 Lies

by SPY MAGAZINE

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Published
1983
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Very Good+
Edition
May
ISBN
9780714860126
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SPY Magazine May 1993 This copy is very rare: I have not seen this issue for sale anywhere else. Spy was a (very funny) satirical monthly magazine, founded by Kurt Anderson and Graydon Carter. It published from 1986 to 1998. It is in near-perfect condition; the back cover is a little fragile so I have put a piece of removable… Read more
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cover of THE ONION's FINEST NEWS REPORTING

THE ONION's FINEST NEWS REPORTING

by Scott Dikkers

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Published
2000
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780609804636
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$23.84

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The Onion's Finest News Reporting, Volume I 168 Pages, Soft Cover, Published 2000 The Onion, which is now online only, is just about the funniest magazine around these days. This is a compilation of its work up to 2000, when it was still a printed magazine. It's not that clean-looking, but it's not meant to look good. It hasn't been read. Note: If you are… Read more
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cover of SATURDAY NIGHT 1993: JOHN IRVING

SATURDAY NIGHT 1993: JOHN IRVING

by Saturday Night Magazine

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Published
1993
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Very Good+
Edition
February
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Saturday Night was an excellent magazine that published from 1887 to 2005. It is now difficult to find a copy of it anywhere. February 1993: - Marriage Advice for Prince Charles & Princess Diana - How the Banks Withdrew from the Reichmanns - The Return of Choir Boy-Financier-Criminal Norman LeBlanc - Bret Hart & His Wrestling Family - John Irving Goes to a Macabre… Read more
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cover of POMP & CIRCUMSTANCE

POMP & CIRCUMSTANCE

by NOEL COWARD

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Published
1960
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Very Good+
Edition
First US
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This is a first American edition copy of Pomp and Circumstance, the only novel by Noel Coward (1899-1973) the English playwright so famous for his wit and depiction (or creation) of 'the chattering class'. It was published by Methuen in the UK, and Doubleday in the US, both in1960. The book was greeted with wide critical acclaim: "A… Read more
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cover of LIFE WITH FATHER

LIFE WITH FATHER

by CLARENCE DAY

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Published
1993
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Fine
ISBN
9780895774941
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Life With Father is a collection of short stories by the American author and cartoonist Clarence Day (1874-1935), published just after his death in 1936. Day wrote humorously about his family and life. The stories of his father were first printed in the New Yorker magazine. They portray a rambunctious, overburdened Wall Street broker who demands that everything from… Read more
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cover of KINGSBLOOD ROYAL

KINGSBLOOD ROYAL

by SINCLAIR LEWIS

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Published
1947
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Good
Edition
First
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This is a first edition of Kingsblood Royal, by the American author Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951). Lewis was the first American author to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature and the first to decline a Pulitzer Prize (for Arrowsmith—he declined because he did not agree with contests where one book or author was praised over another). His works are known… Read more
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cover of THE PROVOST

THE PROVOST

by JOHN GALT

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Published
1913
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Edition
First
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The Provost is the best-known work of John Galt (1779-1839), a Scottish writer, entrepreneur, and political and social commentator known as being the first political novelist in the English language. The Provost is an ironic look at the career of a small-town merchant and politician, James Pawkie. Set in Irvine, Scotland, it follows his career from humble apprentice, to shop-owner to… Read more
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cover of LIGHTLY POACHED

LIGHTLY POACHED

by LILLIAN BECKWITH

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Published
1973
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Edition
First
ISBN
9780091176402
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This is a first edition of Lightly Poached, a 1973 novel written by Lillian Beckwith (1916-2004). Beckwith was English but, in the late 50s, she moved to the Hebrides of Scotland and lived there for 20 years, mainly on the Isle of Skye. She wrote 7 books about her experiences. They're semi-autobiographical, and mostly fiction. They… Read more
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cover of THE GOODIES BOOK OF CRIMINAL RECORDS

THE GOODIES BOOK OF CRIMINAL RECORDS

by Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie

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Published
1975
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780297770275
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The Goodies was a trio of British comedians: Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, and Bill Oddie. They wrote for and performed in their eponymous television comedy show during the 1970s and early 1980s, combining sketches and situation comedy. They were at Cambridge with John Cleese, Eric Idle and Graham Chapman and went on to perform with… Read more
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cover of THE LAUGH's ON ME

THE LAUGH's ON ME

by BENNETT CERF

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Published
1959
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Edition
First
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The Laugh's On Me is the 12th best-selling book by American writer Bennett Cerf (1898-1971), the founder of Random House. By this time, he was one of the What's My Line? panelists. It is "a humorous collection of 2000 stories, anecdotes and amiable observations." With several small illustrations by Doug Anderson. Published by Doubleday, 1959. This… Read more
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cover of TRY & STOP ME

TRY & STOP ME

by BENNETT CERF

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Published
1945
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Very Good+
Edition
First
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Try and Stop Me is a best-selling book written by American writer Bennett Cerf (1898-1971), the founder of Random House. It sold one million copies in its first two years—no mean feat in wartime. It is a compilation of anecdotes, urban legends, jokes, ghost stories, what Cerf called "shaggy dog stories", and profiles of celebrities. It includes excellent illustrations by the… Read more
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