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Forensic Fables

By: O [Theobald Matthew]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Butterworths: 1961

Edition: Complete Edition

Seller ID: 052437

Condition: About Fine


'Snippets and titbits of the bar written in short staccato morsels. Can truly be called 'briefs' of bar legends'. Complete Edition of 'Forensic Fables' originally published in four volumes, 1926-1932. Foreword by Lord Birkett. xv, [1], 456pp, with twenty-four illustrations, table of cases cited, table of statutes, and index. OCLC Number: 969943370. Internally very clean, pages bright white and unmarked. Binding is tight and square, hinges sound. Bright orange c,loth is ... View more info

Programme of Max O'Rell's Humorous Comedy Lecture entitled, 'The little foibles of John Bull, Sandy, and Pat'.

By: O'RELL, Max [Léon Paul Blouet 1847- 1903)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: UK, Max O'Rell:

Seller ID: 051788

Condition: Good VG


Max O'Rell was the pen name of Léon Paul Blouet (March 2, 1848 – 25 May 1903), French author and journalist. During the 1890s he gave a wide series of 'lectures' in both England and the United States. Size - 5" by 8.5", 4pp [one sheet folded once]. Undated, circa 1890s. Clean and unmarked copy with original folds present. Inexpensive Lettermail postal rates apply. View more info

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Age and Guile Beat Youth, Innocence, and a Bad Haircut: Twenty-Five Years of P.J. O'Rourke

By: O'ROURKE, P. J.

Price: $8.95

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Atlantic Monthly Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 045713

ISBN: 0871136090

Condition: Near Fine


'Now America's most provocative (and conservative) satirist - O'Rourke was at one time a raving pinko, with the scab on his bleeding heart to prove it. Through twenty-five years of his writing, Age and Guile Beat Youth, Innocence, and a Bad Haircut guides us on the journey that has taken O'Rourke from the lighthearted fun of the revolutionary barricades to the serious business of the nineteenth hole." xx, 341 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Bright, clean and unmarked. Tight, squa... View more info

Summer Pie, 1937

By: ODHAMS PRESS

Price: $27.50

Publisher: London, Odhams Press: 1937

Edition: Annual

Seller ID: 30369

Condition: About VG


British humour magazine, published annually. rofits from the sale of this magazine went to Charity. 100pp, illustrated, cartoons, ads etc. Bright, clean interior with a sound stapled binding, slight browning. Minor wear to wraps at edges. Scan available. Shipped shrink-wrapped on stiff card. Weight, 250g. View more info

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Comic Snap Shots from Early English History

By: PARKES, William Theodore

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London/New York, Ernest Nister/E. P. Dutton:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 051307

Condition: Very Good


Humorous view of early English History. Undated, c1904. All illustrations in color. 24pp, printed in Bavaria on stiff, thick paper stock. Sewn binding. OCLC Number: 28995435. Interior is bright and clean, color is fresh. Unmarked. Tight, sound binding. Some wear to the edges of the boards which consist of thick, stiff board with colored paper overlay and red cloth spine. Wear is limited to the edges and corners. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Posta... View more info

Fast and Loose

By: PARKIN, Molly

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, W. H. Allen: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12871

ISBN: 0-491-02228-X

Condition: Fine


Bawdy, raunchy, humorous novel by a former fashion editor of Nova, Harper's Bazaar and the Sunday Times. 171pp. Bright copy with a fresh interior and a sound binding. Bright dustjacket with very minor edge wear. View more info

Molly Parkin's Purple Passages

By: PARKIN, Molly

Price: $9.00

Publisher: London, Star Book: 1979

Edition: First [assumed]

Seller ID: 34117

ISBN: 035230331X

Condition: VG


Bawdy, erotic, humorous verse by Molly Parkin. 96pp, illustrations by Frank Dickens. Bright, unmarked interior. Tight bindin, no spine crreases. Minor wear to edges and tips. Weight, 130g. View more info

The Law of Delay: Interviews and Outerviews

By: PARKINSON, C. Northcote

Price: $14.00

Publisher: John Murray, London (1970):

Seller ID: 1778


Subsequent volume to 'Parkinson's Law'. True 1st (U.K.), 8vo, 128pp, illus by Osbert Lancaster. Hardcover in turquoise cloth with gilt titles on spine and gilt decoration on front. With dustjacket. DJ has edge wear and is a little curled on edges. Near Fine/G+ View more info

Left Luggage: A Caustic History of British Socialism from Marx to Wilson

By: PARKINSON, C. Northcote

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co: 1967

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 34198

Condition: Near Fine


Satirical view of Socialism in Britain. 236pp. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. tight, square binding, no wear to cloth. price-clipped dustjacket shows a little edge wear and a little rubbing. Weight, 432g. View more info

The law and the Profits

By: PARKINSON, C. Northcote

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 043182

Condition: Good VG


The author of 'Parkinson's Law' look, with wit & humor, at the history of taxation. OCLC Number: 1077012. Description: v, 185 p. illus. 22 cm. Interior of the book is clean and unmarked. Binding is tight and square with only traces of wear to the cloth. The unclipped dustjacket shows light wear at most edges, light surface rubbing and minor edge tears. Weight, 360g. View more info

The Penguin Private Eye

By: PENGUIN

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Penguin [Harmondsworth, 1965]:

Seller ID: 2925


Penguin Book 2394. Wraps, trade paperback, 1st printing, approx 124pp, illus. Good copy, VG View more info

A Last Diary of the Great Warr

By: PEPYS, Samuael Junior

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, John Lane: 1919

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 33206

Condition: Good VG


Humorous 'Diary of the Great War' recounted in the manner of Samuel Pepys. By Saml. Pepys, junr. sometime of Magdalene College in Cambridge and of His Majesty's navy office, esquire, M.A. ; with effigies by John Kettelwell, newly engraven at large upon copper. 307pp [1], [4pp] publisher's ads. Clean interior, pages quite white and bright. Tight, square binding. paper-covered boards with cloth spine. Only light exterior wear. Owner's note yo the inside of the front board... View more info

Comic Epitaphs from the very best old Graveyards

By: PETER PAUPER PRESS

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Mount Vernon, New York, Peter Pauper Press: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 051305

Condition: Fine


Comic epitaphs from the very best old graveyards. Illustrated by Henry R. Martin. 61 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm. OCLC Number: 381302. Book is very bright, clean and unmarked with a sound, tight, binding. No wear to the boards. Unclipped dustjacket shows light wear to the corners and top edge. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based on actual costs, no overcharging. This item weighs 139g and ... View more info

The Satyricon (Meridian classics)

By: PETRONIUS

Price: $5.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Plume: 1983

Edition: Second PB Printing

Seller ID: 051384

ISBN: 0452006538

Condition: About Fine


The ancient classic, a superbly funny picture of Nero's Rome seen through the eyes of Petronius. Translated and introduced by William Arrowsmith. 192pp. Bright, clean almost fresh copy, almost 'as new', with no creases to the spine. Tiny name/date to the inside of the front wrapper, otherwise unmarke. Seems nevr opened. Weight, 110g. Qualifies for inexpensive Lettermail rates within North America. View more info

Smurphony in C ; and, the Flying Smurf

By: PEYO; DELPORTE, Yvan

Price: $9.95

Publisher: UK, Hodder & Stoughton: 1978

Edition: First English Edition in Paperback

Seller ID: 28311

ISBN: 0340237597

Condition: VG+


Two Smurf adventures. English language text. These illustrations originally published: with French text in 'Spirou'. Paris : Dupuis, 1963. [4], 40 pages : of color illustrations ; 30 cm. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. Sound binding. Slight wear to the wrappers. Weight, 175g. Many items under 500g qualify for inexpensive Lettermail Rates within Canada. Items under 250g qualify for similar rates to the USA. View more info

Jackpot: The Best in Cartoons and Jokes - August, 1968

By: PICTURE MAGAZINES

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Picture Magazines Inc: 1968

Edition: Vol 3, No 5

Seller ID: 046584

Condition: VG, or Better


Collection of mildly-risque cartoons and jokes. [96pp], illustrated in b&w. Clean, unmarked copy. Tight, stapled binding. Staples rusty. Spine sun-faded. Weight, 70g. View more info

Playboy Plays with Words

By: PLAYBOY

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Chicago, Playboy Press: 1972

Edition: Firste Edition

Seller ID: 957

Condition: Near Fine


Laughing matter from Playboy featuring the Unabashed Dictionary, Cartoons and Word Play. 160 pages, illustrations; 18 cm. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. Tight, square binding, no spine creasing. Display quality. Unpacked weight, 98g. Ships via inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail. Postage $4.00 to 6.00 within North America, in card sleeve. Enquire for rates to the Rest of the World. We ship at our cost. Image available. View more info

Playboy After Hours

By: PLAYBOY

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Chicago, Playboy Press: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 055001

Condition: Very Good


Playboy 16207. A treasury of nonsense, madness and laughter from the 'After Hours' column of Playboy magazine. 158pp, not illustrated. Interior is bright, clean and unmarked. Binding is very tight, appears never fully opened. Light spine creases. Slight forward lean. Tiny fore-edge tear to the rear wrapper. Ships via inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail within North America, in card sleeve. Images available. Enquire for rates to Worldwide destinations. View more info

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Gags; March, 1944

By: POORE, Del - Editor

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Triangle Publications: 1944

Edition: Vol 3, No 3

Seller ID: 046998

Condition: VG+


Unusual, large-format magazine containing primarily cartoons, some mildly risque. WWII-related front cover, in color. 40pp, illustrated, ads. Bright, clean, unmarked copy with only very small defects present. Display quality. Scan available. Weight, 120g. View more info

Hooey; March 1932

By: POPULAR MAGAZINES

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Montreal, Popular Magazines: 1932

Edition: March, 1932

Seller ID: 24867

Condition: Good


Canadian humour magazine featuring jokes and cartoons. Mildly risque art. 36pp, quality artwork to the cartoons/jokes. Complete and undamaged but quite well-worn - a little soiling, minor edge wear etc. Scarce title. Weight, View more info