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Flat on My Back, Baxter, Alida
1 Baxter, Alida Flat on My Back
London Michael Joseph 1974 0718112091 / 9780718112097 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall TIdy, Bill 
A Very Good + unmarked copy with VG+ complete dustjacket. The author, a contributor to magazines, recounts her life, on her back in the remote wastes of Pimlico and suffering from a bad case of marriage, wondering why she married a Chartered Accountant, a monster of depravity who'd proposed whilst she wasn't looking, forcibly removing her from Soho, and plonking her down in Pimlico, where even the prostitutes were middle class. Alida immediately developed an allergy to matrimony and whiled away her time planning to bequeath her body to the medical profession. Dogs in hot-pants, enthusiastic clairvoyants, rollicking nuns and Regents Park's star turns all feature. Illustrated with cartoons by Bill Tidy. 
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Latin For Even More Occasions  -  Lingua Latina Multo Pluribus Occasionibus, Beard, Henry
2 Beard, Henry Latin For Even More Occasions - Lingua Latina Multo Pluribus Occasionibus
London HarperCollins 1992 0002551349 / 9780002551342 Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine complete dustjacket. The American author, co-founder of the National Lampoon magazine, spent eight harrowing years studying Latin, and here amusingly applies this knowledge to modern day English expressions. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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Golden Sovereigns and Some of Lesser Value from Boadicea to Elizabeth II, Bentley, Nicolas
3 Bentley, Nicolas Golden Sovereigns and Some of Lesser Value from Boadicea to Elizabeth II
London Mitchell Beazley 1970 0855330007 / 9780855330002 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Gold title and motif on brown boards, internally very clean and unmarked- VG to Fine. Pictorial dustjacket price clipped. A very amusing look at monarchy especially it's foreign origins and illustrated throughout with cartoon drawings by the author a noted illustrator. 
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Riding High  -  A Gleeful Glossary of East Yorkshire Place Names, Bond, David
4 Bond, David Riding High - A Gleeful Glossary of East Yorkshire Place Names
Beverly, North Humberside Hutton Press 1985 0907033369 / 9780907033363 First Edition Soft Cover Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Brookes, Michael 
A Fine unmarked copy. An amusing glossary of places in East Yorkshire embellished with cartoons by Michael Brookes. 
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1966 And All That, Brown, Craig
5 Brown, Craig 1966 And All That
London Hodder and Stoughton 2005 0340897112 / 9780340897119 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Pyne, Ken 
First edition, First printing. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 'A history of Modern Britain comprising all the parts you can almost remember including an Unsuitable King, one too many Gathering Storms and a good half dozen Unmemorable Prime Ministers'. A very humorous take on British history illustrated with illustrations by Ken Pyne. 
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A Year Inside  -  Parliamentary Sketches, Brown, Craig
6 Brown, Craig A Year Inside - Parliamentary Sketches
London Times Books 1989 0723003106 / 9780723003106 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Williams, David 
A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine complete dustjacket. Craig Brown of The Times spent a year in the House of Commons observing the antics of the nation's legislators. Nobody was safe from his satirical pen and he gives us a comic insight into the follies and foibles of a year in Parliament, amongst his targets are Margaret Thatcher, Neil Kinnock, David Owen, Ken Livingstone, Tam Dalyell, Michael Heseltine, Edward Heath, Ian Paisley and Roy Hattersley. Illustrated by David Williams. 
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A Year in the Merde, Clarke, Stephen
7 Clarke, Stephen A Year in the Merde
New York Bloomsbury 2005 1582345910 / 9781582345918 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. First US Edition, First Printing. The book tells the story of Paul West, a 27 year old Brit brought to Paris by a French company to open a chain of British 'tea-rooms'. Soon enough he finds himself juggling a group of grumbling French employees, a treacherous Parisian boss, and a succession of lusty girlfriends, one of whom happens to be the boss's morally challenged daughter. He soon becomes immersed in the contradictions of French culture and the book reveals the secrets of how to get the best out of the grumpiest waiter, how to survive a French business meeting, and how not to buy a house in the French countryside. An hilarious, almost true tale, and is for anyone who cannot decide whether they love or love to hate the French, and an antidote to 'A Year in Provence'. 
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The Punch Cartoon Album  -  150 Years of Classic Cartoons, Doran, Amanda-Jane    (edited by)
8 Doran, Amanda-Jane (edited by) The Punch Cartoon Album - 150 Years of Classic Cartoons
London Grafton Books 1991 0586214836 / 9780586214831 Soft Cover Fine No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy. A large format book of 228 pages. Introduction by Miles Kington. A gloriously funny celebration of a great comic art - the pick of all the Punches ever published - over 500 cartoons (including 16 pages of colour) culled from nearly 500,000 published in the magazine since Punch invented the modern cartoon over 150 years ago. 
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A Suspiciously Simple History of Science and Invention  -  Without the Boring Bits, Farman, John
9 Farman, John A Suspiciously Simple History of Science and Invention - Without the Boring Bits
London Piccadilly Press 1992 1853401269 / 9781853401268 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Farman, John 
Pictorial laminated boards which has a smll bump to lower corner tip with a small ink mark to front endpaper else clean and unmarked. The author continues his mission to 'deborify' those subjects which drove him mad at school resulting in a wealth of information embellished with cartoons drawn by him. An amusing catalogue of scientific achievement and inventions. 
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Parson's Play-Pen, Forrest, S.J.
10 Forrest, S.J. Parson's Play-Pen
London A.R. Mowbray 1968 026465580X / 9780264655802 First Edition Hard Cover Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Forrest, E.W. 
A Fine unmarked copy in laminated boards. Humorous verse with a religious theme by Father Forrest with illustrations by his brother E.W. Forrest. 
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The Essential Spike Milligan, Games, Alexander  (compiled by)
11 Games, Alexander (compiled by) The Essential Spike Milligan
London Fourth Estate 2002 0007155093 / 9780007155095 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Milligan, Spike 
A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine complete dustjacket. Silk page maker bound in. When Spike Milligan, the noted Goon, died in 2002, he left behind one of the most diverse legacies in British entertainment history and this first posthumous anthology of his work, compiled with the help of his closest circle, provides a comprehensive guide to his humour. Illustrated with Spike Milligan's own drawings. 
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'Stately as a Galleon' and Other Songs and Sketches, Grenfell, Joyce
12 Grenfell, Joyce 'Stately as a Galleon' and Other Songs and Sketches
London Macmillan 1978 0333254554 / 9780333254554 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall John Ward 
A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine pictorial dustjacket by Grenfell and John Ward. A collection of 24 of the inimitable author's best known sketches and song lyrics. Illustrated throughout by John Ward. 
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How To Live With A Pampered Pet, Gurney, Eric
13 Gurney, Eric How To Live With A Pampered Pet
London Frederick Muller 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Eric Gurney 
First UK edition. Black title and motif of girl cuddling a pet on yellow boards which are clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally clean and unmarked. A Very Good + copy.Dustjacket is complete with some chipping. Text by William Nettleton. An amusing look at pampered pets of all types with 150 very amusing drawings by the author. 
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How To Live With A Pampered Pet, Gurney, Eric
14 Gurney, Eric How To Live With A Pampered Pet
London Frederick Muller 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Gurney, Eric 
First UK edition. Black title and motif of girl cuddling a pet on yellow boards which are clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally clean and unmarked. Dustjacket is complete with some chipping. Text by William Nettleton. An amusing look at pampered pets of all types with 150 very amusing drawings by the author. 
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It's A Funny World, Heyer, Hilary
15 Heyer, Hilary It's A Funny World
Lewes, East Sussex The Book Guild 1994 0863328938 / 9780863328930 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A near Fine unmarked copy with VG+ complete dustjacket. A unique book about the sheer funniness of everyday life will almost certainly make you shed a tear or two over its whimsy-comical, tongue-in-cheek observations. Ever stared in bewilderment at a washing machine manual that looks like the computer program for the Star Ship Enterprise? sat in stunned silence at all the weird machinations of our science and technology? or fumed over dress sizes that bear no relation to one another and none to the human body? **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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House of Cards  - A Selection of Modern Political Humour, Hoggart, Simon  (edited by)
16 Hoggart, Simon (edited by) House of Cards - A Selection of Modern Political Humour
London Elm Tree 1988 0241124514 / 9780241124512 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Jensen, John 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine price clipped dustjacket. The well known political journalist presents a marvellous anthology of Westminster focused political humour embellished with cartoons by John Jensen. 
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Golf Addicts on Parade, Houghton, George
17 Houghton, George Golf Addicts on Parade
London Chancellor Press 2003 0753708566 / 9780753708569 Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Houghton, George 
A Fine unmarked copy in pictorial laminated boards as dustjacket with Fine dustjacket. Foreword by Cyril Tolley. First published by Country Life in 1959. More humour can be found in golf than practically any other walk of life says Tolley in his foreword and the cartoonist Houghton proves the truth of this statement with this facsimile edition full of his cartoons on the subject. 
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The Artless Gambler, Longrigg, Roger
18 Longrigg, Roger The Artless Gambler
London Pelham 1964 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7 Jensen, John 
Gold title on red boards which are unmarked with no wear. Internally there is light creasing to some pages else unmarked. Dustjacket is not price clipped. 114 pages. Drawings by John Jensen. 'Luck is no lady', says Roger Longrigg - having reached this conclusion after tortured years of pursuing the creature. He has chased her at racecourses, dog tracks, betting shops, card-tables, chemmy clubs, French casinos, and Midlan race trains. The horrifying, ludicrous fruits of all this effort and expense are in this book. If you want to gamble - any kind of gambling - here, in pitiless detail, is how not to do it. 
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Sunny Side Up, Marshall, Arthur
19 Marshall, Arthur Sunny Side Up
London Hamish Hamilton 1987 0241123585 / 9780241123584 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A near Fine umarked copy (Fine apart from a minor indentation to top edge and usual age toning to page edges) with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 279 pages. 'I was born frivolous and frivolous I have remaine, ' declares Arthur Marshall, brooking no interference in his pursuit of levity. And, he adds, 'I in no way regret it'. His countless readers will sigh with relief, send up three cheers, and press on with his new book, which is intended to amuse - and no nonsense about profundity or deep thought. There is plenty of useless information though. Did you know that Rupert Brooke could pick up a tennis ball with his foot? Or that there is a little-known illness called Lettucephobia? Or that Mr. Gladstone kept soup in his hot water bottle, just in case? Or that the Christian Science Monitor was once blessed with an editor called Silence Bellows? Well, now you do. 
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25 Years of MAC  -  The Best of MAC's Cartoons from the Daily Mail, 1971-96, McMurtry, Steve    (Mac)
20 McMurtry, Steve (Mac) 25 Years of MAC - The Best of MAC's Cartoons from the Daily Mail, 1971-96
London Park McDonald 1996 1898094179 / 9781898094173 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall MAC 
A Very Good+ clean and unmarked copy. For a quarter of a century Stan McMurtry - better known as MAC - has drawn the mainfeature cartoon on the Daily Mail. For this book he has ferreted through his archives and compiled a rib-tickling collection of more than 150 of his own personal favourites. From Mad Cow disease, nude Satanic rites and alien corn circles, to the Loch Ness Monster, killer bees and the wrong kind of snow. 
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