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THIS ARMY VOL. 2: ANOTHER MAPLE LEAF ALBUM.

by Coughlin, Bing. Lt.-Col. C.W. Gilchrist, Foreword.

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Published
1945
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First Edition
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Rome, Italy : No. 2 Canadian Public Relations Group, 1945. 63 pp, 9 1/4" H. "A portfolio of (b&w) cartoons drawn on the Italian battle front especially for The Maple Leaf, Canadian Army newspaper". As a sargeant with the 4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards, the 32-year-old cartoonist participated in the invasion of Sicily and served through four months of… Read more
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FAST FAST FAST RELIEF.

by Berton, Pierre.

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Published
1962
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First Edition
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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1962. 185 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w cartoons. "This is Berton at his best: witty, opinionated, penetrating, and informative - the qualities that have made him Canada's best known and most widely read daily columnist." Chapter headings: All My Own Work; Five Dilemmas of Our Time; The Canadian Way of Life; The Writing Game: 1… Read more
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THISTLEDOWN: A BOOK OF SCOTCH HUMOUR, CHARACTER, FOLK-LORE, STORY & ANECDOTE.

by Ford, Robert.

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Toronto: Bell & Cockburn 463 pp, 8 1/4" H. No date, c1913. Medium brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering & decoration on front board, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. 16 illustrations - 8 tissue-covered tipped in colour plates on heavy stock with captions plus 8 b&w plates - all present. Chapter headings:… Read more
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REMINISCENCES OF SCOTTISH LIFE AND CHARACTER.

by Ramsay, Dean.

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Published
1912
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Sixteenth Edition.
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London / Edinburgh: T.N. Foulis, 1912. 370 pp + (6) pp publisher's advertisements, 8 1/4" H. Medium brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. 16 tissue-covered, tipped in colour plates, including frontispiece - all present. Pastedown colour illustration on front of dust jacket. Contents: Preface; Introductory; On Religious… Read more
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COMBINED OPERATIONS: MORE PICTURES FROM PUNCH BY SILLINCE.

by Sillince, W.A.

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Published
1944
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London: Collins, 1944. 96 pp, 7 3/4" H. A collection of b&w cartoons, presenting a "comic commentary on war-time England". Contents: Agriculture and Fisheries; R.A.F. and C.D.; Journeys - Unnecessary and the Other Sort; The Navies - R. and M.; Science, Art and Industry; The Soldier and the Home Guard; Unclassified. Slight corner bumps and also at top… Read more
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THE WIDOW BEDOTT PAPERS.

by Neal, Alice B., Introduction. [Frances Miriam Whitcher, nee Berry.]

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Published
1856
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Cincinnati : Derby & Jackson, 1856. 403 pp + [4] pp publisher's advertising, 7 1/2" H. Green cloth (faded to a brownish hue) with blindstamped decoration on front and rear boards, gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Eight b&w plates (including frontispiece) - the paper of these illustrations has tanned in comparison with the text pages. The author… Read more
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LITTLE LULU AND HER PALS.

by Marge. (Marjorie Henderson Buell, 1904-1993.)

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Published
1939
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Philadelphia: David McKay, 1939. Unpaginated, 8 3/8" H. "Little Lulu is the reason why thousands of people open the 'Saturday Evening Post' back end foremost - to laught at her latest antic. Sixty of these amusing cartoons, specially selected for their appeal to children are presented in this book. (N.B. Adults proceed at their own risk.) Here is Lulu,… Read more
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Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman, 1935. [158] pp, 5 1/4" H. Color pictorial covers. Alternating pages of text (jokes) and b&w scenes from early Hollywood movies or movie star caricatures. Split in paper on front inside hinge - hinge holding very well; lean to spine; moderate browning to pages; small bump at top corner of approx. pages 50 to… Read more
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BARBED LYRES: CANADIAN VENOMOUS VERSE.

by Atwood, Margaret, foreword. (Tom Denholm, Glen Stone, Denis Woollings, Brian Davis, Gerry MacIntosh, Pierre Berton, Robertson Davies, Hoard Engel, Tomson Highway, Dennis Lee, Robert Priest, al Purdy, Charles Pachter, Mavor Moore, Don Harron, et al.)

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Published
1990
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Very Good
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First Edition
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9781550132526
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Toronto: Key Porter, 1990. 112 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations by political cartoonist Aislin. "(W)inning entries and special celebrity submissions from a nationwide contest for satircal verse (judged by) author Margaret Atwood, columnist Allan Fotheringham and songwriter Nancy White. Over 100 of the best entries are featured. Also included are poems submitted by invitation from: Pierre Berton,… Read more
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London: Collins Clear-Type Press 388 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. Contents: Novels by Eminent Hands (George de Barnwell / Codlingsby / Lords and Liveries / Barbazure / Phil. Fogarty / Crinoline /… Read more
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OFFICE HI-JINKS. A GALLERY OF FUN 'FROM 9 TO 5' BY AMERICA'S MOST POPULAR CARTOONIST.

by Hatlo, Jimmy.

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Published
1961
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New York: Avon, 1961. Unpaginated, 7 1/8" H. B&w cartoons. "Damon Runyone said: 'It is my opinion that Halto is one of the greatest cartoonists the newspaper business has ever produced.' Every day millions of Americans open their papers to the Halto cartoon. Now, Jimmy brings you a book full of jokes, gags, quips, digs and sly gurgles,… Read more
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THE PICKWICK PAPERS. (THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB.)

by Dickens, Charles. (Boz.)

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London: Collins Clear-Type Press 816 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. Dickens' first novel, following "Sketches by Boz". A group of sporting gentlemen range around England by coach, meeting unique characters and getting into unusual situations.… Read more
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THE LITTLE WARRIOR.

by Wodehouse, Pelham Grenville. (P.G. Wodehouse)

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Published
1920
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First Edition
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New York: George H. Doran, 1920. 384 pp, 7 3/4" H. Grey cloth with green title block on spine, green oblong with author's name on front board and decorative border with title in green letters. GDH symbol on title page denoting First Edition. The American first preceded the British which was published in 1921 as 'Jill the… Read more
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CAUTIONARY TALES AND OTHER VERSES.

by Belloc, Hilaire.

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Published
1997
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London: Folio Society, 1997. 160 pp, 9" H. Olive green cloth printed with a design by Posy Simmonds in red, yellow, black & white, yellow endpapers, bright red slipcase. Eight full-page colour illustrations (including frontispiece) plus numerous b&w drawings. Contents: Cautionary Tales for Children; New Cautionary Tales; The Bad Child's Book of Beasts; More Beasts for Worse… Read more
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McGRUBER'S FOLLY.

by Braithwaite, Max.

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Published
1981
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Very Good+
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First Edition
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9780771016134
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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1981. 220 pp, 8 5/8" H. "McGruber is a retired detective with everything a man could want - a home in the Muskoka woods, a charming wife, good health and two grandchildren. But McGruber is restless - and stirred to dream of something more - of palm trees and surf, of yachts and fast… Read more
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BIG MONEY.

by Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse .)

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Published
1931
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Very Good-
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First Canadian Edition.
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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1931. 316 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), orange cloth with black title/author blocks, orange lettering. Harry Beckhoff dust jacket and endpaper art. "The mangement of fiancees and the manipulation of high finances go roisterously hand in hand in this amorous and economic history of Biscuit, otherwise Lord Biskerton, son and heir of the… Read more
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HOT WATER.

by Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse .)

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Published
1932
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First Canadian Edition.
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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1932. 312 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H). Orange cloth with black lettering on spine/front board. "Reviewing Mrs. J. Wellington Gedge's worldly goods, one would have thought her cup of happiness must be complete. Yet this was not so. She had a small husband and a large income, and both of these… Read more
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EGGS, BEANS AND CRUMPETS.

by Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse.)

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Published
1940
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First Canadian Edition.
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Toronto: Longmans, Green, 1940. 284 pp, + (4 pp), small 8vo (7 3/8" H), orange cloth with black lettering on spine. "In the heart of London's clubland there stands a tall and grimly forbidding edifice known to taxi-drivers and the elegant young men who frequent its precincts as the Drones Club. Yet its somewhat austere exterior belies the… Read more
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RONALD SEARLE: A BIOGRAPHY.

by Davies, Russell. (Ronald Searle.)

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Published
1990
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Very Good
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First Edition
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9781856190046
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London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1990. 192 pp, 4to (11 1/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs and reproductions. "Born in 1920 in Cambridge, (Ronald Searle) became a regular contributor to the Cambridge Daily News in 1935, financed his own night-school studies in drawing and won an art-school scholarship. The war shattered the university-town idyll. In… Read more
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THE BOOK OF NEGRO HUMOR.

by Hughes, Langston, editor. (Jackie Mabley, Cassius Clay, Dan Burley, Pigmeat Markham, Butterbeans & Susie, Mantan Moreland, Godfrey Cambridge, Dick Gregory, John H. Johnston, Ben Burns, Zora Neale Hurston, E.C.L. Adams, J. Mason Brewer, et al.)

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Published
1966
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First Edition
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New York: Dodd, Mead, 1966. 265 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). Selected, edited and with many contributions by Langston Hughes. His "A Note on Humor" precedes the groupings headed: Cool Comics - Contemporary Comedy (Jackie Mabley, Cassius Clay, Dan Burley, Pigmeat Markham, Butterbeans and Susie, Mantan Moreland, Godfrey Cambridge and Dick Gregory); Jokes and Jive - From Then… Read more
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