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Alfie Darling

Alfie Darling

by Naughton, Bill

Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Published
1970
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN
9780261631915
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London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1970. Follows on from Alfie. The character made famous in the film with Michael Caine, and again in 2004 by Jude Law. CONDITION Tan bds with bright gilt spine titles (clean with sharp cnrs) 347 pages. Bright and crisp copy. DJ not price clipped or worn, age yellowed a bit.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very… Read more about this item
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The Misadventures of Dr. Strabismus

The Misadventures of Dr. Strabismus

by Morton, J B (John)

Condition
Used - Very Good
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No Jacket
Edition
First Edition
Published
1949
Binding
Hardcover
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London: Sheed & Ward, 1949. written by noted comedic author. About a gentle Mad Scientist specializing in ludicrous Inventions laer played by Spike Milligan in BBC series. CONDITION Red bds, 253 pages. Spine faded with light wear at heel, crisp copy with name inside front, residue of paper taper to rear pastedown, toned near ends.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very… Read more about this item
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Lest We Forget Humour in the Forces : Tales of the Kiwis Old and New

Lest We Forget Humour in the Forces : Tales of the Kiwis Old and New

by Glennon, John

Condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Published
1950
Binding
Paperback
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New Zealand: Hamilton Printing Works , 1950. ANZAC army humour. Stapled wraps, 28 pages. Light toning to cover, crease top rear cnr. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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An Original Wager, Being a Veracious Account of a Genuine Bet

An Original Wager, Being a Veracious Account of a Genuine Bet

by A Vagabond (Howell Gwynne)

Condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
No Jacket
Edition
First Edition
Published
1895
Binding
Hardcover
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London: Frederick Warne & Co, 1895. Humorous observations of sportmanship in France. Not Dated [1895 BL] Author was a newspaper editor and close friend of Kiplings. CONDITION Green bds are clean, 318 pages with nice engraved illus through out. Copy is very bright and crisp.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by G Michelet. 8vo - over 7¾"… Read more about this item
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An Irishman's Diary

An Irishman's Diary

by Campbell, Patrick

Condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Published
1950
Binding
Hardcover
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London: Cassell & Co, 1950. Patrick Gordon Campbell, 3rd Baron Glenavy (1913 - 1980), was an Irish journalist, humorist and television personality. CONDITION Blue bds are clean with faintest wear to spine ends, 141 pages with Searles nice illus, bright and crisp as new with name inside front. DJ not scuffed with some loss to spine head.. First Edition.… Read more about this item
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Murphy's Moa and Other Christmas Sketches SIGNED

Murphy's Moa and Other Christmas Sketches SIGNED

by Lawlor, Pat

Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Published
1936
Binding
Hardcover
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Christchurch, New Zealand: Simpson & Williams, 1936. Humorous New Zealand Christmas stories. 17 tales illustrated by Gordon Minhinnick and Fred Alexander. Uncommon title signed with Christmas greetings from Pat Lawlor. CONDITION Heavy Card covers with stiffed DJ that was originally pasted to spine with yapped edges. Nice clean copy very crisp and bright, original DJ is a little faded with… Read more about this item
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Murphy's Moa and Other Christmas Sketches

Murphy's Moa and Other Christmas Sketches

by Lawlor, Pat

Condition
Used - Good
Jacket Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
Published
1936
Binding
Hardcover
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Christchurch, New Zealand: Simpson & Williams, 1936. Humorous New Zealand Christmas stories. 17 tales illustrated by Gordon Minhinnick and Fred Alexander. Uncommon title. CONDITION Heavy Card covers with stiffed DJ that was originally pasted to spine with yapped edges. Nice clean copy with odd fox spot mostly to rear end pages, gift inscription inside front bd, original DJ has become… Read more about this item
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Sam Slick's Wise Saws and Modern Instances; or, What he Said, Did, or Invented

Sam Slick's Wise Saws and Modern Instances; or, What he Said, Did, or Invented

by Slick, Sam Psued. (Haliburton, Thomas Chandler)

Condition
Used - Good
Jacket Condition
No Jacket
Edition
Re-Issue
Published
1859
Binding
Hardcover
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London, United Kingdom: Hurst & Blackett, 1859. Revised and updates. Satirical humour written by Canadia Author, Judge and Politician. CONDITION Blue blind embossed cloth with bright gilt titles and decoration, lemon eps, engraved frontis by John Leech, pp vi 329, plus 16 page publishers cat bound in to rear. Copy is bright and clean internally, cloth is toned to spine… Read more about this item
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The Diorama, or, Amusing Sketches of Life and Manners

The Diorama, or, Amusing Sketches of Life and Manners

by Various

Condition
Used - Good
Jacket Condition
N/A
Edition
First Edition
Published
1826
Binding
Hardcover
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London: Henry Fisher, Son and Co , 1826. Not Dated [1826 BL] Title page 'In this volume, our performance has exceeded our engagement. We promised a diorama but we have exhibited a panoramic view of men and things. It is however, such a view as will furnish amusement, without contaminating the minds of whom its varieties entertain. In the diversities… Read more about this item
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The Batchelors' Club

The Batchelors' Club

by Zangwill, Israel

Condition
Used - Good
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No Jacket
Edition
First Edition
Published
1891
Binding
Hardcover
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London: Henry & Co , 1891. Noted Jewish humourist known as Dickens' of the Ghetto who initiated and edited Ariel, The London Puck, and did miscellaneous work for the London press. This is his first solo collection followed by the Old Maids' Club a year later. CONDITION Blue illustrated cloth has moderate wear to spine ends and tips, ppvi 338… Read more about this item
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Second Diary of the Great Warr

Second Diary of the Great Warr

by Pepys, Samuel Jnr

Condition
Used - Very Good
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No Jacket
Edition
First Edition
Published
1917
Binding
Hardcover
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London, United Kingdom: John Lane at the Bodley Head , 1917. Further titled. Sometime of Magdalene College in Cambridge and of His Majesty's Navy Office, Esquire MA. With effigies by John Kettelwell newly engraven at large upon copper...A humorous account of the Great War from the Jan 1916 to June 1917 written in the style of Pepys. CONDITION Brown bds… Read more about this item
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Abe Martins Wisecracks

Abe Martins Wisecracks

by Hubbard, Kin; Lucas; E V (selected by)

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Used - Very Good
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No Jacket
Edition
First Edition
Published
1930
Binding
Hardcover
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London, United Kingdom: Methuen & Co, 1930. Frank McKinney Hubbard (1868 - 1930) American cartoonist, humorist, and journalist better known by his pen name "Kin" Hubbard. For twenty-five years, from 1905-1930, "Abe Martin" was the mouthpiece for Kin Hubbard's daily quips in The Indianapolis News, which, accompanied by sketches of Abe and his friends in action. Abe Martin became one… Read more about this item
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Wimp Walloping

Wimp Walloping

by Jones, Bob

Condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Published
1989
Binding
Hardcover
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Wellington, New Zealand: Inprint, 1989. First book of Bob Jones' syndicated newspaper columns. He comments about New Zealand wimps and the power of journalists. CONDITION Black bds with crisp Gold title (fresh and unworn though top cnrs very slightly bruised) signed Bob Jones to frist blank, pp 207. Copy is crisp and bright. Original DJ is unworn with faded spine.… Read more about this item
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Again - The Vesta Jesta

Again - The Vesta Jesta

by Anonymous

Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
N/A
Edition
First Edition Thus
Published
1940
Binding
Paperback
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Australia: Vesta Battery Company, 1940. Not Dated mid 1940's. Book of cartoons, jokes and brain teasers. Orange card wraps are faded to edges, pp 48 with illus, clean internally.. First Edition Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good/N/A. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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The Vesta Jesta

The Vesta Jesta

by Anonymous

Condition
Used - Very Good
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N/A
Edition
First Edition Thus
Published
1940
Binding
Paperback
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Australia: Vesta Battery Company, 1940. Not Dated mid 1940's. Book of cartoons, jokes and brain teasers. Red card wraps are faded to edges, named with sl damp stain top front, pp 48 with illus, bright and clean internally.. First Edition Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good/N/A. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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The Captain's Table

The Captain's Table

by Gordon, Richard

Condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Published
1954
Binding
Hardcover
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London, United Kingdom: Michael Joseph, 1954. Black bds with bright Gilt title and White illus spine (fresh and unworn) pp 219 is bright and clean (named to ffep, eps have very faintest foxing) Original DJ is fresh with sl. rubbed spine head and one tiny tear bottom front. A nice tight copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 12mo… Read more about this item
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Gunner Asch Goes to War

Gunner Asch Goes to War

by Kirst, Hans Hellmut

Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
Very Good
Edition
Reprint
Published
1965
Binding
Hardcover
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London, United Kingdom: Collins, 1965. Blue bds with fresh Gilt title (fresh and unworn) 287 pages tight and clean (faint foxed to end pages and fore edges, named to ffep) Original DJ has 4cm piece missing at spine foot, else very minor wear.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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See Here, Private Hargrove

See Here, Private Hargrove

by Hargrove, Marion

Condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
Very Good
Edition
First British
Published
1943
Binding
Hardcover
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London, United Kingdom: Hodder & Stoughton, 1943. Pale Blue bds with Black title (fresh with faint shelf wear) pp 192 tight and clean with sl page browning due to war quality paper (gift inscipeion to ffep) Original DJ is fresh with chipped top front, spine ends and tips, not price clipped.. First British. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. 12mo - over… Read more about this item
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