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HUMOUR

HUMOUR

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1 ("A.A." of Punch) ARMSTRONG, Anthony. Percival and I.
Methuen & Co, London. 1934 
Third edition. DW. Small 8vo. Boards are bumped, lean to spine. Endpapers lightly browned o/w contents clean and fresh. Wrapper (designed by Rene Bull) is very slightly soiled, slightly chipped at extremities and very lightly sunned to spine o/w VG/VG+. 68420 
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2 ("A.A." of Punch). ARMSTRONG, Anthony. Britisher on Broadway.
Methuen & Co, London, 1932 
First edition. DW. Slight lean to spine. Endpapers very slightly browned o/w contents clean and fresh. Bright wrapper, very lightly sunned to spine and very slightly worn at extremities o/w VG+/VG+. 68535 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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3 ("A.A." of Punch). ARMSTRONG, Anthony. Me and Frances.
Methuen & Co, London 1930 
First edition. DW. Lean to spine. Gift inscription to front endpaper, endpapers are lightly browned but contents are very clean and sound. Wrapper is very slightly grubby and slightly worn at extremities o/w VG/VG+. 68534 
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4 ("A.A.") ARMSTRONG, Anthony. Two Legs and Four. Illustrated by Rene Bull.
Methuen & Co, London. 1930 
First edition. DW. Illustrated. Boards are partially sunned and spine is leaning. Contents are clean and sound. Wrapper very slightly chipped at extremities, and spine is very lightly sunned o/w VG/VG+. 68422 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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5 (CLEESE, John). LANGTON, Robert Gore. John Cleese. And Now for Something Completely Different.
Andre Deutsch. London. 1999 
Hardback. DW. 4to. 127pp. Illustrated. VG+/VG+ in slightly worn wrapper that has residue from small label to upper panel. 47483 
Price: 7.95 GBP
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6 (MILLIGAN, Spike). CARPENTER, Humphrey. Spike Milligan. The Biography.
Hodder and Stoughton. London. 2003 
Hardback. DW. 435pp. Nr. fine in very slightly worn wrapper. 47487 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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7 ADAMS, Charles. Dear Dead Days. A Family Album by Charles Adams.
Paul Hamlyn. London. 1959 
First Edition. UK. B/w illustrations throughout, purple decorative end papers. Boards yellowed to margins. Illustrated wrapper, upper extremities bumped, rubbed with large portion missing to upper panel o/w contents clean and sound. A Good only copy but this is scarce in wrapper. 38802 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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8 ADDAMS, Charles. Favourite Haunts.
Simon & Schuster, New York. 1976 
First edition, UK. DW. Illustrated throughout, + illustrated endpapers. Board extremities a little bumped. Ownership inscription to front free end paper. Illustrated wrapper extremities bumped and rubbed but o/w a nice clean copy. VG/VG. 38801 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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9 ADDAMS, Chas. Creature Comforts.
Simon & Schuster, New York. 1981 
First Edition. DW. 4to. Colour illustrations. Lovely bright copy in wrapper. Near fine in wrapper. 64793 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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10 ADDAMS, Chas. Creature Comforts.
Heinemann, London. 1981 
First Edition. DW. 4to. Illustrated. Lovely bright copy. VG+ in price clipped wrapper that has one close tear to front panel near top of spine. 64794 
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11 ANON. (HUMOUR). The Wit's Library; Being a Collection of Anecdotes, Bulls, Epigrams, Singular Characters, Curious Advertisements, Droll Descriptions, &c.
H. Mozley. Derby. N.d. (1810) 
12mo. 180pp. Engraved frontis. Bound in half brow calf gilt. Marbled boards. Spine faded and sl. worn at joints, corners rubbed. Pages browned by age o/w contents clean and sound. VG. Most of the humour from this period has not travelled well through time but there are anecdotes that manage to cross the two hundred year journey with some grace. For example...."Mr. H. Erskine one morning meeting the duchess of Gordon's sister, the late lady Wallace, paid her a compliment on her looks. Lord! said she, I'm grown as fat as a whale. - I wish, quoth he, I were Jonah. - What! replied she, three days and three nights!" 40931 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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12 ARMSTRONG, Anthony. Prune's Progress. The Genealogical Tree of Pilot-Officer Percy Prune. Pictured by Raff.
n.d. (c1942) 
Herbert Jenkins Limited, London. c1942. DW. Illustrated. Slim 8vo. Board margins dulled and extremities a little bumped. Ownership inscription to front endpaper dated 1942, some age browning to contents. Wrapper is grubby, rubbed and worn and a little chipped at extremities, spine is sunned o/w VG/VG. 71256 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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13 ASHTON, John. Humour, Wit, & Satire of the Seventeenth Century. Collected and Illustrated by...
Chatto and Windus. London. 1883 
First edition. viii, 454pp. + [32]pp. of publisher's ads. at rear. Frontis. with tissue guard. + Illustrated throughout. Original olive green decorated cloth, gilt extra. Boards lightly soiled, worn and rubbed at extremities. Inner hinge cracked, previous owner's signature to half-title, endpapers lightly foxed and browned o/w contents sound. VG-. 38200 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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14 ATKINSON, Alex & SEARLE, Ronald. USA for Beginners. By Rocking-Chair Across America.
Perpetua Limited, London. 1959 
First Edition. No DW. Black cloth, gilt extra. 111pp. Illustrated. Boards are a little worn and bumped, occasional foxing o/w contents sound. VG. 63062 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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15 BEACHCOMBER (J.B. MORTON). By The Way. With Illustrations by Nicolas Bentley.
Sheed and Ward. London. 1936 
First Edition Thus. Occasional Library Edition. DW. Board extremities bumped, boards mottled. B/w illustrations to title page and within text. Edges foxed and a little dirty as are the end papers. Nice bright wrapper price clipped tear to front flyleaf. Extremities chipped and rubbedwith a little soiling to panels and spine. Contents sound but Good only. 39126 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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16 BELLOC, H. Cautionary Verses. Illustrated Album Edition With The Original Pictures by B.T.B. and Nicolas Bentley.
1940 
Duckworth. 1940. First Edition, thus. Collected Illustrated Album Edition. DW. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper, endpapers browned, contents clean and sound. Wrapper price clipped and a little soiled and worn, spine is sunned and is chipped at head, lacking 2 small portions o/w VG+/VG. 69991 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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17 BENTLEY, E. Clerihew. Clerihews Complete. Illustrated by G.K. Chesterton, Victor Reinganum and Nicolas Bentley.
Werner Laurie, London. 1951 
First Edition. DW. Illustrated. Owner signature to front free endpaper o/w VG+/VG in chipped and slightly torn wrapper that is very lightly sunned to spine. 58272 
Price: 8.50 GBP
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18 BROOME, J.E. Keep Your Eye on The Ball. A Book of Sketches by... With Verse and Prose by John Adrian Ross.
Collins. London. 1936 
Original blue boards, silver to spine and upper board. Colour illustrations throughout. Spine and boards sunned and stained. Extremities a little freyed. End papers browned and a little foxed. Lacks front end paper with some water damage and staining to pages. Good only but contents charming. 39196 
Price: 6.50 GBP
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19 BROUGHTON, James. The Right Playmate. Words by... Pictures by Gerard Hoffnung.
Rupert Hart-Davis. London. 1952 
First Edition. DW. Slim 8vo. 61pp. Illustrated. Gift inscription to front free endpaper o/w VG/VG- in rubbed and worn and slightly faded wrapper. 49930 
Price: 8.50 GBP
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20 BROWN, John. Jeems the Doorkeeper with Other Essays. Illustrated by H. C. Preston Macgoun.
Foulis. Edinburgh. 1912 
First edition. Small 8vo. Tipped-in frontis., tipped-in vignette title + four tipped-in plates, all coloured. Original limp bds., coloured illust. to upper bd. Tail of spine and lower edge creased and sl. torn. VG/F. 13701 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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