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The Book of Heroic Failures - the Official Handbook of the Not Terribly Good Club of Great Britain
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The Book of Heroic Failures - the Official Handbook of the Not Terribly Good Club of Great Britain

By Stephen Pile

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1979. The antidote to books telling you how to be successful, a chronicle of incompetence. 162pp, illustrated with black and white cartoons. Silver lettering to spine. Slight bumping to spine and corners, spine slanted and crease to front endpaper, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. DJ is price clipped, with some edgewear and fingermarking, otherwise very good.. First Edition. Green Cloth Boards. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Bill Tidy (Cartoons). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$4.33

The Penguin Book of Private Eye Cartoons
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The Penguin Book of Private Eye Cartoons

By Richard Ingrams (Editor)

Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltd, 1983. Over 400 cartoons selected from Private Eye by Richard Ingrams. 186pp plus index, illustrated throughout in black and white. Small nick to cover at top of spine, tiny blemish to front cover, slight sunning to edges and gift inscription to title page, otherwise good copy with bright cover.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$5.12

Quevedo - The Choice Humorous and Satirical Works - Broadway Translations
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Quevedo - The Choice Humorous and Satirical Works - Broadway Translations

By Charles Duff (Editor)

London: George Routledge & Sons Ltd Engish translation of some of the works of Quevedo, the versatile Spanish satirist and comic writer, translated by Sir Roger L'Estrange, John Stevens and others, revised and edited, with an introduction and notes by Charles Duff and a version of 'The Life of the Great Rascal' ('Vida del Buscon'). 407pp Undated, but introduction dated 1926 and inscription dated 1943 to endpaper. Bumping to spine and corners and top edges dusty, otherwise good copy.. Presumed First Thus. Blue Cloth Boards. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.88

Letters to Egbert from His Uncle Hereward - SIGNED COPY
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Letters to Egbert from His Uncle Hereward - SIGNED COPY

By C.Q.

London & New York: Century Press Ltd, 1947. Collection of humorous essays on education, life, women, cricket, etc, presented as an uncle's letters of advice to his nephew. 231pp, illustrated throughout with black and white drawings. Inscription to front endpaper reads "To C K H Hill-Wood, from Uncle Hereward himself. C.Q." Boards bumped and marked, foxing to edges and margins and top edges dusty, otherwise fair/good copy.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Green Cloth Boards. Fair/No Jacket. Illus. by Maz. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$13.79

The Faber Book of Comic Verse
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The Faber Book of Comic Verse

By Michael Roberts (Compiler)

London: Faber & Faber Ltd, 1960. Collection which covers the whole field of English comic verse, apart from 'light verse'. 388pp with index. Gilt lettering to spine. Slight bumping to spine and corners, spine a little slack and top edges dusty, otherwise good copy with no inscriptions. Unclipped DJ marked and edgeworn, with closed tears to corners. Loosely enclosed, press cutting of poem by A P Herbert to the Editor of The Times.. 12th Impression. Brown Cloth Boards. Good/Fair. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$5.52

Giggling in the Shrubbery - the splendours and miseries of girls' boarding schools, as recalled by former Pupils
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Giggling in the Shrubbery - the splendours and miseries of girls' boarding schools, as recalled by former Pupils

By Arthur Marshall (Editor)

London: William Collins Sons & Co Ltd, 1985. Collection of reminiscences about boarding school life, collected by the writer and broadcaster Arthur Marshall (1910-1989), a lifelong fan of schoolgirl stories by authors such as Angela Brazil. 198pp illustrated with black and white drawings. Gilt lettering to spine. Boards slightly bowed, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. Unclipped DJ has slight fading to spine, otherwise very good.. First Edition. Green Cloth Boards. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Tim Jaques. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$5.12

The Brand New Monty Python Papperbok
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The Brand New Monty Python Papperbok

By Monty Python, Graham Chapman Etc

London: Eyre Methuen, 1974. Comic book in the unique Monty Python style, unpageinated, illustrated in colour and black and white, joke school library label inside cover, bound-in booklets 'Norman Henderson's Diary' and 'Sex-Craft'. No apparent title page and first page loose. Glue binding starting to fail, some foxing to edges and marking to cover, otherwise fair copy.. Soft Cover. Fair/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall.

$5.12

Over the Line With Brockbank
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Over the Line With Brockbank

By Russell Brockbank

London: Temple Press Ltd, 1955. Collection of cartoons, originally published in 'The Motor' magazine and 'Punch' etc, taking a whimsical look at motorists. 55pp, illustrated throughout in black and white. Boards slightly bowed, top edges somewhat soiled and mild foxing to edges and endpapers, otherwise good copy with no inscriptions. Unclipped DJ worn to spine and corners and a little grubby, otherwise fair.. First Thus. Illustrated Boards. Good/Fair. Illus. by The Author. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$11.82

Time Bandits - A Screenplay
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Time Bandits - A Screenplay

By Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam

London: Hutchinson & Co (Publishers) Ltd, 1981. Screenplay of the 1981 British fantasy film co-written, produced, and directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Sean Connery, John Cleese, Shelley Duvall, Ralph Richardson, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Michael Palin, Peter Vaughn, and David Warner. Unpageinated, illustrated throughout in black and white. Slight creasing to cover, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.

$7.88

The Best Cartoons from Punch Collected for Americans from England's Famous Humorous Weekly
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The Best Cartoons from Punch Collected for Americans from England's Famous Humorous Weekly

By A P Herbert (Foreword)

London: Simon & Schuster, 1952. Collection of over 250 cartoons, selected for their appeal to the American sense of humour, drawn by a variety of cartoonists. Unpageinated. Illustrated throughout in black and white. Silver lettering to spine, blind-stamped 'Punch' illustration to front board. Bumping to spine and edges, top edges foxed and dusty, otherwise good copy. Unclipped DJ somewhat soiled with loss to corners and edges.. First Edition, First Printing. Pink Boards. Black Spine. Good/Fair. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall.

$7.88

More Goon Show Scripts - SIGNED COPY
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More Goon Show Scripts - SIGNED COPY

By Spike Milligan

London: Sphere Books Ltd, 1981. Collection first published in 1973, written and selected by Spike Milligan from shows broadcast between December 1958 and February 1959. 154pp, illustrated throughout with line drawings. Signed to half title page "To Ian - from Spike Milligan". Some staining to half title and inside cover, marking to edges and creasing to front cover, otherwise good copy.. Signed by Author. Reprint. Soft Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.76

How I Became a Yorkshireman - A Short Guide to Southern Immigrants By a Time-Serving Apprentice Yorkshireman
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How I Became a Yorkshireman - A Short Guide to Southern Immigrants By a Time-Serving Apprentice Yorkshireman

By Patrick Ryan

London: Frederick Muller, 1967. Humorous observations on Yorkshire life offered as advice to immigrants from 'Down South'. 97pp illustrated with black and white drawings. Gilt lettering to spine. Slight bumping to spine, light foxing to edges and former owner's name to endpaper, otherwise good copy. Unclipped DJ edgeworn, soiled to back panel and with 3" closed tear and some smaller tears to edges.. First Edition. Green Cloth Boards. Good/Fair. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$5.91

New Comic Limericks - Laughable Poems By Ogden Nash, Edward Lear, Charles Barsotti, Dean Walley and Others
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New Comic Limericks - Laughable Poems By Ogden Nash, Edward Lear, Charles Barsotti, Dean Walley and Others

By Ivanette Dennis (Editor)

London: Roger Schlesinger, RHS (Publications) Ltd,, 1969. Collection of nonsense verse from Ogden Nash, Edward Lear, Rudyard Kipling, Oliver Wendell Holmes and others. 63pp, illustrated throughout with cartoon drawings in black, red and white. Minor bumping to edges, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. DJ is price-clipped, with slight marking and edgewear, otherwise very good.. First Edition. Illustrated Boards. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Louis Marak. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$5.91

The Christmas That Almost Wasn't
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The Christmas That Almost Wasn't

By Ogden Nash

London: J M Dent & Sons Ltd, 1958. Lively tale set in the land of Lullapat at Christmas time. 54pp illustrated with drawings on every page, in black and white and occasional purple and with coloured drawing to frontis, all by Ogden Nash's daughter, Linell. Slight rubbing and bumping to spine and corners, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. Unclipped DJ rubbed to edges and corners with small loss to spine, otherwise good.. First British Edition. Red Cloth Boards. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Linell Nash. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$5.91

The Untold Adventures of Santa Claus
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The Untold Adventures of Santa Claus

By Ogden Nash

London: J M Dent & Sons Ltd, 1965. Book of verse of untraditional festive fancy. 28 pages (unpageinated), illustrated to each page with drawings in black, red and white. Gilt and black lettering to spine. Slight bumping to sop of spine, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. DJ is price-clipped swith some edgewear and faded spine, otherwise good.. First British Edition. Red Cloth Boards. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Ionicus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.85

The French on Life and Love - with Frivolous Illustrations in Color By John Trotta
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The French on Life and Love - with Frivolous Illustrations in Color By John Trotta

By Edward Lewis (Editor)

London: Roger Schlesinger, RHS (Publications) Ltd, 1969. Selection of aphorisms from the best writing of the greatest French writers. 60pp, illustrated throughout with colour drawings in the humorous 1960s style of 'Yellow Submarine'. Blue endpapers. Minor bumping to edges, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. DJ price-clipped, with slight marking and edgewear, otherwise very good.. First Edition. Illustrated Boards. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by John Trotta. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$9.85

The Spice of Love - Wisdom and Wit About Love Through the Ages: Accented with Satiric Color Illustrations By John Trotta.
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The Spice of Love - Wisdom and Wit About Love Through the Ages: Accented with Satiric Color Illustrations By John Trotta.

By Robert Myers (Editor)

London: Roger Schlesinger, RHS (Publications) Ltd, , 1969. Anthology of quotations about love, including proverbs, witty sayings and good advice from great writers across the ages. 60pp, illustrated throughout with colour drawings in the humorous 1960s style of 'Yellow Submarine'. Yellow endpapers. Minor bumping to edges, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. DJ price-clipped, with slight marking and 1/4" tear at base of spine, otherwise good.. First Edition. Illustrated Boards. Very Good/Good. Illus. by John Trotta. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$4.73

Ronnie Corbett Introduces Humorous Stories
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Ronnie Corbett Introduces Humorous Stories

By Ronnie Corbett (Editor)

London: Octopus, 1987. Collection of humorous stories. 787pp. Edges sunned, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. Unclipped DJ faded to spine, otherwise very good.. First Edition. Black Cloth Boards. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$5.91

The Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations - Third Edition
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The Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations - Third Edition

By Ned Sherrin (Editor)

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. Collection of 5,000 witty quotations, chosen by the broadcaster Ned Sherrin, with excellent index to help you find the perfect quote for any occasion. 525pp. Gilt lettering to spine. Near fine unmarked copy in near fine unclipped DJ. HEAVY BOOK, additional postage will be requested if ordering from outside the UK.. Third Edition. Black Cloth Boards. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$5.12

Jacob 2 Me and My Human (Little Cat Tales)
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Jacob 2 Me and My Human (Little Cat Tales)

By Sven Hartmann and Thomas H\artner

New York: Barron's, 1981. Edited by Jack Bernard and translated by Angelika Macri. 79pp illustrated with drawings in colour and black and white. Minor creasing to edges and ex libris label to inside cover, otherwise very good copy. . First US Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$5.91

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