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There are 133 books in this catalogue.
Agate, James:  THESE WERE ACTORS. EXTRACTS FROM A NEWSPAPER CUTTING BOOK 1811-1833.
Book Number: 975
Hutchinson 1943 Or. Red cloth in excellent order, inscription on fep. b/w illus.
Keywords: English Drama, Morning Post, Mrs. Siddons, Fanny Kemble, Cooke, Jack Bannister, Joseph Munden, Talma, Edmund Kean,
Price: $8.00


JONES, Michael Wynn:  GEORGE CRUIKSHANK His life and London
Book Number: 1771
London, Macmillan, 1978 Large 8vo. hardcover. pp123, black and white plates Excellent copy in very good d/w.
Keywords: BIOGRAPHY ART POLITICS
Price: $25.00


Reage, Pauline, Guido Crepax (Illustrated by):  Story of O
Book Number: 1840
Grove Press, (1978) unpaginated. The illustrated version by Guido Crepax. Comic illustrations rubbing to covers from light shelfwear. Illustrated wraps.
Keywords: erotica, sex
Price: $20.00


Tim Rice:  The Lord Taverners Sticky Wicket Book
Book Number: 2201
Queen Anne Press London 1979 Good copy in d/w. Illustrated in b&w.
Keywords: anecdotes, poems, songs, photgraphs, comments, cartoons, jokes,
Price: $12.00


Barry Humphries:  Dame Edna's Bedside Companion
Book Number: 2884
Corgie 1983 Luscious Limp Edition. Illustrated wrappers, very good.168pp. Illustrated throughout.
Keywords: comedy, humor, australian
Price: $8.00


Barry Humphries:  Dame Edna's Coffee Table Book - Housewife Superstar!
Book Number: 2899
Sphere 1977 Illustrated wraps, spine faded, fair copy.
Keywords: Humor, satire, comedy, personality
Price: $8.00


Constable, William:  Flying Artist
Book Number: 2971
The Legend Press Sydney, Australia 1952 1st edition A Collection of Sketches and Comments from Rome, Paris, London, Karachi, Colombo and Singapore. Near Fine in Near Fine dj slight foxing. The Legend Press Sydney, Australia 1952 1st edition
Keywords: cartoons, sketches, humour, funny, comedy
Price: $12.00


SAUNDERS, JENNIFER:  ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS 2
Book Number: 3062
BBC BOOKS first uk edition 1994 Dustwrapper: Fine, Book and contents: Fine. Pages 151. Illustration. 16pp col. photo. Containing the episodes 'Hospital', 'Death', 'Morocco', 'New Best Friends', 'Poor' and 'Birth'.
Keywords: french and saunders, brittish comedy
Price: $15.00


Glouberman, et al, Carsey-Werner:  3rd Rock From the Sun
Book Number: 3104
New York, Harper Perennial, 1996. 1st. This book is the esteemed High Commander's report of the exploration of the planet Earth, the Third Rock from the Sun. It is a highly classified document and is not for public consum ption. It is for the Big Giant Eyes of the Big Giant Head only.
Keywords: Performing Arts Humor Television
Price: $12.00


Elton, Mayall and Mayer:  The Young Ones Book Bachelor Boys
Book Number: 3109
Sphere, 1985. Reprint Mass Market Paperback, Fair/Fair, Humour
Keywords: brittish humor
Price: $8.00


RASPE, R. E; and others.:  The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.
Book Number: 3232
 Profusely illustrated by Ronald Searle. Fine in vg d/w. London, Harrap, 1985.
Keywords: Searle, illustrations, Monty Python
Price: $18.00


various:  READER'S DIGEST TREASURY OF HUMOROUS WRITING
Book Number: 3529
Reader's Digest Assoc. Pleasantville NY 1988 1st Edition Cloth Binding Fine condition in very good dust jacket. Thick 8vo. 638pp., VG DJ Illustrated Thick 8vo
Keywords: Robert Benchley, Donald E. Westlake, Eric Hodgins, Erma Bombeck, SJ Perelman, Robert Crichton, Richard Powell, Leonard Q. Ross, James Thurber
Price: $12.00


Gifford, Denis:  Super Duper Supermen!
Book Number: 3588
London: Green Wood, 1992 Very Good 4to. Wraps. Unpaginated. Each entry consists of 1 page of text accompanied by a full-page colour reproduction of a comic book cover. Light shelfwear.
Keywords: British comic book heroes from the 40s and 50s.
Price: $12.00


Frontline Television Productions:  Front Line - The story behind the story behind the stories
Book Number: 3725
Viking/Penguin 1995 first edition. Wraps as issued. Very good condition, cover creased on rear corner.
Keywords: australian humour, based on current affairs programms
Price: $25.00


Connolly, Billy:  Billy Connolly's Tour of Australia
Book Number: 4401
BBC Books, London, 1996. First edition. 4to. Hardcover. 176pp. Colour & b/w illus. Near fine / near fine d/w.
Keywords: billy connolly british scottish comedian australia travel commentary tv show
Price: $10.00


Pollard, Jack; Illus by Vane Lindsay.:  The Tennis Player Who Laughed
Book Number: 4566
Hutchinson. Melbourne. 1984 First Edition Thin 8vo, hardcover. 102pp, b/w illus. Very good / very good d/w.
Keywords: pollard tennis humour john newcombe harry hopman rosewall cawley moran gonzalez nastase mcenroe navratilova
Price: $6.00


Laborde, Gene & Hazel Beatrous.:  Tranquillizers For His Cup
Book Number: 4966
Hammond, London, 1962. 8vo. Hardcover. 190pp. B/w illustrations by Leo Herschfield. Very good / very good clipped, chipped d/w.
Keywords: humour marriage husbands wifes spouses funny laugh witty mothers
Price: $8.00


Werner, A. (selected by):  Humour of Holland
Book Number: 4967
London, Walter Scott LTD. 1894. 8vo. Decorated cloth hardcover. Library of Humour series. 398pp. + ads. B/w illustrations by Dudley Hardy and others. Good, wear to corners. No d/w.
Keywords: holland the netherlands humour funny jokes laughter dutchmultatuli lamberts-hurrellbrinck lennep seipgens keller eeden foore huygens dekker cremer cats buning
Price: $10.00


O'Toole, Alan , Illustrated by Paul Rigby:  The Racing Game
Book Number: 4968
Australia, Rigby, 1969 8vo. Hardcover. 201pp. B/w illus. By Rigby. Good / good, chipped d/w.
Keywords: australian alan o'toole rigby horse racing humourous funny laugh melbourne cup
Price: $8.00


Dickson, Paul & Goulden, Joseph C.:  There Are Alligators in Our Sewers and Other American Credos
Book Number: 5389
NY. Delacorte. 1983. 1st edition. 8vo. hardcover. 172pp. index. b/w illus. very good, pend marks on two pages. / very good d/w.
Keywords: myths old wives tales urban nonsense untruths untrue propaganda folklore superstition
Price: $6.00


SKINNER, CORNELIA OTIS:  Nuts in May
Book Number: 5457
London: Constable, 1951 1st UK edition. 8vo, cloth, 190 pages. Illustrated by Alajalov. Good.
Keywords: human observations
Price: $10.00


Jane Trahey:  Pecked to Death by Goslings
Book Number: 5669
Prentice Hall First Edition 1969 Orange cloth, gilt on spine, d/w is clipped, with mark on front where a sticker has been removed and remnants of another sticker on it. The d/w is rubbed but not creased. Copy is solid, white pages and in un-marked condition.
Keywords: Humour, life with mother superior
Price: $8.00


Atkinson, Rowan & Robin Driscoll:  Mr Bean's Diary, 1993
Book Number: 5714
Boxtree 1992 1st ed., hardback, laminated boards, VG . Illustrated with line drawings and in text colour Illustrations.
Keywords: humour
Price: $6.00


Macdonald, Alexander:  Don't Frighten the Horses
Book Number: 6786
Melbourne: Landsdowne Press, 1961. First edition. 8vo. hardcover. 127pp. near fine. / near fine d/w.
Keywords: australian humour Macdonald, Alexander first edition novel nino culotta
Price: $8.00


Cuppy, Will:  How to Attract the Wombat
Book Number: 20263
London: Dennis Dobson, 1950 8vo. hardcover. 226pp. b/w illus by Ed Nofziger. very good, foxing, spine slanted. / fair, chipped d/w.
Keywords: fiction humour australian wombats animals funny stories story
Price: $12.00


Oke, Simon:  The Hippopotamus Takes Wing.
Book Number: 20268
London.: Collins, 1952 8vo. hardcover. 188pp. very good, minor foxing. / good+, lightly chipped d/w.
Keywords: humour fiction funny story stories comedy murder
Price: $15.00


Freud, Clement:  Clement Freud's Book of Hangovers.
Book Number: 21153
Melbourne: Macmillan, 1981. Illustrated by Bill Tidy. 80pp. brown boards in d/w with rubbing and some markes. Includes a chapter on cures.
Keywords: humour, wit, cures
Price: $8.00


Anstruther, Gilbert, Illustrated by Jack Waugh:  Look, Dad, They're Hanging Grandpa
Book Number: 21180
Sydney: Murray, 1968 8vo. hardcover. b/w illus. very good, owner's inscription on fep. / good d/w.
Keywords: australian fiction humourous novel
Price: $8.00


Liptzin, Sam:  In Spite of Tears
Book Number: 21746
New York Amcho Publishers 1946 8vo. hardcover. 304pp. very good. / good, lightly chipped d/w with a couple of small tears.
Keywords: short stories hurouresque sketches monologues aphorisms yiddish
Price: $15.00


Johnson, Rob & Smiedt, David.:  Boom-Boom! A century of Australian comedy.
Book Number: 21897
Sydney: Hodder, 1999 4to. softcover. 376pp. index. b/w illus. near fine.
Keywords: Australian comedy comics history radio stage theatre comedians funny man men laughing
Price: $15.00



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