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The Egg and I

By: Betty MacDonald

Price: £7.29

Publisher: London, Hammond, Hammond & Co Ltd: 1948

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 13397

Condition: Good


1948 Reprint of 1946 First Edition. Size Octavo, 8.5" x 5.25", 236 pages. Blue cloth with bronze metallic vignette of a chicken to the lower outer corner of front cover, gilt titles to the spine. Condition good, covers faded and marked, spine very faded, gilt faded from spine titles, owner's name to front endpaper, small bookseller's label to front pastedown, a few spots to first and last few pages else contents clean. Life on a chicken ranch. Biography View more info

Cruikshank At Home: A New Family Album of Endless Entertainment. First Series, Second Series

By: Cruikshank, Robert

Price: £65.03

Publisher: York St, Covent Garden, Henry G. Bohn: 1845

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12141

Condition: Good


Original Red blind stamped cloth, frontis, and numerous illustrations engraved on wood. Spine ends rubbed, spine sl. faded, corners bumped, a few marks to cover. small tear in top of cloth. Some minor fore-edge spotting.First series 316pp. Second series 319pp. All pages in very good condition. View more info

The Humourist: A New Family Album of Endless Entertainment : Being the Second series of Cruikshank at Home

By: Cruikshank, Robert

Price: £44.37

Publisher: 14, Chandos St, London., W. Kidd:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12142

Condition: Good


Original Green blind stamped cloth, gilt decoration to spine, frontis, numerous illustrations. Gilt pages edge. Spine darkened, spune ends rubbed, corners bumped. Scattered light spotting, 319pp all in very good condition View more info

Coverley Papers From The Spectator with an Introduction and Notes By K. Deighton

By: Deighton, K.

Price: £8.10

Publisher: London, London. MacMillan and Co., Limited. New York: The MacMillan Company: 1902

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 10420

Condition: Good


Size 7" x 4½", 197 pages including index. Beige cloth covered boards with black stamped titles on the front cover and spine. Condition good, cover is rather grubby, tiny bit of foxing on prelims, contents pretty clean, complete, intact. View more info

Songs of the Late Charles Dibdin; with a Memoir

By: Dibdin, Thomas

Price: £44.31

Publisher: Albemarle Street, London., John Murray: 1841

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 12029

Condition: Good


Original blue cloth with gilt ship vignette to front cover, gilt titles to spine With characteristic sketches by George Cruikshank.Spine darkened, spine ends worn, corners bumped. Pages 312 to 318 very rough cut, pages sl. age toned, some minor scattered spotting else all pages very good. 328pp View more info

Humour of Pickwick

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: £12.95

Publisher: London, Siegle, Hill & Co.:

Seller ID: 10541

Condition: Very Good


Size 3¾" x 2¼", 102 pages. Not dated. Compiled by B. W. Matz, one of the Langham Booklets. Condition very good, the spine is a little rubbed, gilt on spine a little worn, spot in top margin 2 pages else contents clean, complete, intact. Soft brown suede cover with gilt titles on the spine, all page edges gilt, with marbled pastedowns and endpapers. A charming, tiny little book. View more info

The Visitor's Book

By: Fitzwater Wray (Kuklos)

Price: £25.90

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11307

Condition: Very Good


1937 First Edition. Size 8.5" x 6.75", 219 pages including index. Beige cloth with red vignette and titles on the front cover and red titles to the spine, top page edge red. Beige dust jacket with ornate titles with scroll and cherub border. Book condition very good plus, corners and edges very slightly rubbed and toned, contents clean. Dust jacket condition near fine. There are actually 2 dust jackets, one inside the other, very slight rubbing to the corners, the outer dust jacket is grubby but the inner one is very clean, not price clipped, price 6/- net. Illustrated with photographs... View more info

Joe Franklin's Encyclopedia of Comedians: The people who made us laugh from the turn of the century to the present, affectionately presented by television.s master of Nostalgia

By: Franklin, Joe

Price: £8.10

Publisher: Secaucus, New Jersey, U.S.A., Lyle Stuart: 1979

Seller ID: 00066

ISBN: 0806505664

Condition: Very Good


First edition,size 6.5" x 9.5" tall,346 pages.orange cloth bound board with gilt spine title in very good condition,book pages clean and tidy with no marks,pastedowns and endpapers in very good condition.presents in text and photographs the Men and Women Who, From the Turn of the Century to Present, Have made America Laugh Biographical Sketches of Comedians.dustjacket a bit tatty with a couple of small tears. View more info

The Saturday Book. 18.

By: Hadfield, John (Edited)

Price: £41.65

Publisher: London, Hutchinson of London: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10715

Condition: Near Fine


From the Library of Sir John Mills and Mary Mills. Size 9¼" x 6", 288 pages. Yellow cloth covered boards with gilt titles on a black panel on the front cover and the spine, yellow patterned pastedowns and endpapers, front endpaper has section to write gift inscription, this has been filled in "with love from Albert 1958". Black dustjacket with gold titles. Book condition near fine, corners and spine edges slightly rubbed else fine. Dustjacket condition good, small piece missing top left corner of front section, tiny piece missing top of spine, top of spine repaired, repaired t... View more info

James Herriot's Dog Stories

By: Herriot, James

Price: £4.86

Publisher: London, Book Club Associates: 1986

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 10281

Condition: Fine


Green cloth covered boards with large gilt titles to the spine. Book condition fine, jacket condition fine, photograph illustration on jacket, not clipped. Size 8" x 5", 427 pages. With illustrations by Victor Ambrus. View more info

Rambles in the Footsteps of Don Quixote

By: Inglis, H. D.

Price: £88.61

Publisher: Ave-maria-lane London, Whittakers and Co.: 1837

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12001

Condition: Very Good


Brown Half Calf - Brown Marbled Boards, 5 raised bands. Brown Marbled endpapers & pastedowns. Engraved title page with illustrations by George Cruikshank, top edge gilt. Spine ends rubbed, corners bumped, foxing to margins of plates, some minor scattered spotting to pages. Endpapers foxed. 203 pages all in very good condition. View more info

The Very Merry Moira. Signed By Moira Lister

By: Lister, Moira

Price: £51.50

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 10649

Condition: Near Fine


From the Library of Sir John Mills and Mary Mills. Signed by Moira Lister with a personal message to John and Mary Mills "To darling Johnny & Mary with fondest love & great admiration Moira" First Edition, second impression. 8¾" x 5½" 189 pages. Title reads "The Very Merry Widow" but with the word Widow crossed out and replaced with Moira. Navy cloth covered boards with gilt ML motif on the front cover and gilt titles to the spine. Lilac pastedowns and endpapers. Red dustjacket inset with photographs of Moira Lister. Book condition near fine, page edge slightly brown,... View more info

Off the Tee

By: Matson, Geoffrey J.

Price: £5.67

Publisher: London, W. Foulsham & Co.: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10303

Condition: Good


a golfing miscellany containing many humorous stories and experiences. Book condition Good. Contents clean complete and intact, page edges brown. Jacket condition Good, not clipped, bright, a number of nicks and tears to top and bottom edges but nothing missing. 127 pages. View more info

Henry James at Home. Signed By H. Montgomery Hyde

By: Montgomery Hyde, Harford

Price: £275.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. Ltd: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 10588

Condition: Fine


Size 8¾" x 5¾", 322 pages including index. Grey cloth covered boards with gilt titles on a burgundy panel on the spine. Book condition fine. Dustjacket condition near fine, bottom edge a little creased else fine, not price clipped. From the Library of Sir John and Mary Mills. Signed by Harford Montgomery Hyde with a personal message to Mary and John Mills "To Mary and John. Souvenir of a great night out. With profound salaams and nicest wishes possible". Also with a 2 page letter handwritten by his partner "Robbie" on paper headed "Westwell House, Tenterden, Kent&... View more info

Dude, Where's My Country? Signed By Author

By: Moore, Michael

Price: £22.50

Publisher: New York, Warner Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition First Impression

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 12887

Condition: Near Fine


2003 Stated First Edition, First Printing. Signed by Michael Moore to the title page. Size 9.25" x 6", 249 pages. Black hard cover with silver titles to the spine. Book condition near fine, corners very slightly rubbed, else fine. Dust jacket condition near fine, very slight crease to bottom edge, else fine, not price clipped, price $24.95 FPT, protected. Humorous, incisive look at the idiocies wrought by Homeland Security. A sequel of sorts to his bestseller "Stupid White Men". Signed by Michael Moore to the title page. Also included are a photograph of Michael Moore actually ... View more info

The Frank Muir Book. An Irreverent Companion to Social History. Signed By Frank Muir

By: Muir, Frank

Price: £9.72

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1976

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 13073

Condition: Near Fine


Size octavo, 9.5" x 6", 372 pages including index. 1976 fourth printing. Black hard cover with gilt titles to the spine. Brown dust jacket with large white and gold titles. Book condition near fine, corners very slightly rubbed, else fine. Dust jacket condition near fine, top edge slightly creased, price clipped, else fine. Signed by Frank Muir to the title page "To Joyce - Frank Muir" An anthology, a personal account, mainly humourous of social history. View more info

Bombastes Furioso; a burlesque tragic opera, in one act. First performed at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, August 7, 1810.

By: Rhodes, William Barnes.

Price: £12.15

Publisher: York St, Covent Garden, Bell & Daldy: 1873

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12163

Condition: Good


Green Decorative Cloth, illustrated by George Cruikshank. Spine ends worn, corners bumped, inner joint cracked. All pages and illustrations in very good condition. 44pp, 4pp of publishers works. View more info

Caricature History of the Georges; or, Annals of the House of Hanover, Compiled from Squibs, Broadsides, Indo Pictures, Lampoons, and Pictorial Caricatures of the Time.

By: Thomas Wright

Price: £23.18

Publisher: London, Chatto and Windus: 1876

Seller ID: 13339

Condition: Very Good


1876, . Size Octavo, 7.75" x 4.75", 639 pages. Original Dark Green cloth binding with front cover decorated with gilt vignette caricature of King George and his wife depicted as "Farmer George and His Wife", gilt titles and further vignette caricature to the spine, dark brown endpapers. Condition very good, front hinge cracked internally, cloth rubbed at corners, hinges and spine edges, spotting to first and last few pages and page edges occasionally creeping in to page margins, else contents generally very clean. With colour frontispiece, 12 full page plates and nearly 400 il... View more info

The Bed Post. a Miscellany of the Yorkshire Post. Signed and Inscribed By Kenneth Young

By: Various. Edited and Introduced By Kenneth Young

Price: £12.39

Publisher: London, Macdonald: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 10881

Condition: Near Fine


Signed and inscribed by the editor, Kenneth Young "To Miss Helen Went with all good wishes. Kenneth Young, Nov 15, 1962." 1962 First edition. Size 8" x 5", 244 pages including index. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt titles to the spine. Book condition near fine, top and bottom edges of spine rubbed, else fine, contents clean. Dustjacket condition good, top and bottom edges and spine faded, edges rubbed, front flap creased, else fine, not price clipped. Contains the first book appearance of "Talking Freely T. S. Eliot and Tom Greenwell," incorporating T. S. Eliot's ta... View more info

Mornings at Bow Street. A Selection of the Most Humorous and Entertaining Reports Which Have Appeared in the Morning Herald

By: Wight, J.

Price: £40.90

Publisher: Cheapside, Thomas Tegg & Son: 1838

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 12028

Condition: Very Good


Green Half Calf - Marbled Boards, 4 raisen bands, frontis, 21 illustrations by George Cruikshank.Spine faded, joints and edges lightly rubbed, small stain on frontis, a few small finger marks to title page, else all pages & plates in very good condition. View more info