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BATS IN THE BELFRY, " THE GANGREL " ( HAROLD S. STEWART) , ORR , Cecil ,
1 " THE GANGREL " ( HAROLD S. STEWART) , ORR , Cecil , BATS IN THE BELFRY
EDINBURGH THE MORAY PRESS 1935 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 195x130mm Approx. CECIL ORR 
Black cloth boards with red titles to spine and front panel. 195 x 130 mm approx. 96pp. Collection of rhyming verse by the Scots Poet Harold S.Stewart who's work featured in the "Daily Record" and illustrated by the Glaswegian illustrator Cecil Orr. VG/Gd (Book- Light shelf wear and soiling to boards. A little offset browning to free end papers. No previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket- a little loss to head and tail of spine, a few small tears - up to 10mm max. and light general shelf soiling.Non price clipped. Cover 3.s6d. Now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
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2 ----------- A STAG PARTY WITH MEN ONLY
LONDON: GEORGE NEWNES 1955 FIRST EDITION Book 
1st ed. 220x145mm approx. Yellow cloth boards with red/brown lettering to spine and "Stag" to front board. 174pp 8 black and white illust. and 20 colour plates. A compendium of amusing and diverting "conversations" and articles from 12 party guests including Wilfred Pickles, Bernard Newman, Alan Whicker, Jack Train, Bernard Miles and Raymond Glendenning. VG/VG+ ( Book - no insc, clean- no bumps but boards uneven fading. Dust Jacket - non price clipped - quite clean and bright. Small closed tear of approx 15mm top rear. In protective wrapper). 
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PUNCH or the London Charivari  VOLUME CXXX11 [ Vol 132 ] Punch Annual 1907, -----..............
3 -----.............. PUNCH or the London Charivari VOLUME CXXX11 [ Vol 132 ] Punch Annual 1907
LONDON Published at the Office Bouverie Street 1907 1st Edition Thus Hard Back Good Book 280x230mm Approx 
Dated 1907. PUNCH or the London Charivarl VOLUME cxxxii [ vol 132 ][ published by the Bouverie Street Office] January to June 26,1907, Initial 10 pages of Punch Almanack for 1907 followed by 466pp..illustrated all pages .Victorian newspaper humour of the Government & Politics, history[ social history] of the ending of 19th century - begining of the 20th century..[ Maroon boards with bright gilt motif of Mr Punch encircled within decorative black line design, spine dulled evenly to mid-red with clear gilt illus [ Puch/books top - Dog base] & date 1907 June. Gilt all foredge..All pages soundly bound however rear endpapercrease now exposed.No inscsps.2-3mm soft areas to top/tail spine completely worn away,10mm top layer top spine.small crease-line to rear mid-spine +2mm loss spine base area.Wear to cloth at extremities with corners of boards exposed.[ heavy volume which will attract additional charge for overseas orders.] Other Vols available PLS see our image. 
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OUT OF THE HURLY-BURLY or Life in an Odd Corner , Author's Edition with Copyright Preface, ADELER , Max , Author , FROST , Arthur B , & Other Artists
4 ADELER , Max , Author , FROST , Arthur B , & Other Artists OUT OF THE HURLY-BURLY or Life in an Odd Corner , Author's Edition with Copyright Preface
E.C. [ London ] WARD Lock & Co.Ltd. 1890 Hard Back Good Book 195x135mm Approx Frist , Arthur B , & Others 
c.1890.Good H/b.Humour Fiction with humerous illustrations nigh all 398 pages by AB Frost & other Artists of the era. A book of fun as life was lived in those times. insight into social history.[ red cloth+ clear Gilt titles to front & spine a sound copy, black end papers, tissue-guard Frontis; repaired tear-line to blank area of title page, ink inscp.] covers small indents & stains. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 5.95 GBP
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TRAVELS IN SWITZERLAND, ALEXANDRE DUMAS  ( A.Craig Bell  - Editor)
5 ALEXANDRE DUMAS ( A.Craig Bell - Editor) TRAVELS IN SWITZERLAND
London PETER OWEN Ltd 1958 1st Edition Thus Hardcover VG+ VG Book 215x145mm Approx. 
Red cloth boards with gilt titles to spine, 215 x 145 mm approx. 230 pp. b/w portrait frontis + 4 other illustrations as called for. Written in 1833 this is the first English translation of Dumas' account of his adventures on holiday in Switzerland which were first serialised in the "Revue des deux Mondes" to the great amazement of it's readers for their entertainment and his witt. His travel books now rival his historical romances and are considered among the best ever written. Translated by R.W.Plummer and A.Craig Bell. VG+/VG (Book- No notable shelf wear or soiling. Gilt titled No previous owner name or insc. Binding sound. Dust Jacket- A little light shelf soiling , fox tanned, more to spine. No nicks or tears and non price clipped.18/- Now in a removable proprietary sleeve). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
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PRAYERS AND GRACES A Little Book of Extraordinary Piety, ALLAN M. LAING (Editor), MERVYN PEAKE , Artist
6 ALLAN M. LAING (Editor), MERVYN PEAKE , Artist PRAYERS AND GRACES A Little Book of Extraordinary Piety
LONDON VICTOR GOLLANCZ 1944 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book MERVYN PEAKE , 
Blue Cloth Boards with gilt blocked titles to spine and illustration to front board. 165 x 130 mm approx. Collection of 42 prayers, graces, anecdotes and literary accounts of petitions made with explanation as to the circumstances of the rendition with humorous cartoon illustrations by Artist Mervyn Peake. First Edition 1st printing. Lacks d/j. VG (Book- gilt titles to spine a little dulled, but no notable shelf wear or soiling. No previous owner name or insc) A charming and amusing book. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
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THE INDOOR BOY, ANTONY SHER
7 ANTONY SHER THE INDOOR BOY
LONDON CHATTO & WINDUS 1991 0701136871 / 9780701136871 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book Signed by Author on Title Page
Black boards with gilt titles to spine, 240 x 165 mm approx. 277 nos. pp. "Fast furious and richly comic" Novel by Actor Antony Sher, signed by him in blue ink to title page with no other name or inscription. Fine /Fine (Book- No other name or insc. Dust Jacket - non price clipped . No notable defects to book or jacket. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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THIS ENGLAND 1940 - 1946, BARSLEY , Michael , BENTLEY , Nicolas ,
8 BARSLEY , Michael , BENTLEY , Nicolas , THIS ENGLAND 1940 - 1946
London New statesman and Nation 1946 1st Edition Paper Back Good Book 215x140mm Approx Bentley , Nicolas , 
P/b.1st ed.1946. Humour illustrated by artist Nicolas Bentley.Selections by M Barsley to show the British character in time of war; attitude, foibles & follies.[ sound binding on rusted staples, book block VG throughout] 2/- covers appear weary due to paper turning, fox tanning. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 3.00 GBP
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MRS ARMITAGE and the BIG WAVE, BLAKE , Quentin ,
9 BLAKE , Quentin , MRS ARMITAGE and the BIG WAVE
Ted Smart 2006 1862302731 / 9781862302730 1st Edition Thus Paper Back Near Fine Book 260x200 mm Approx Blake , Quentin , 
Near FINE.Internal FINE throughout.Slim Large P/b.No inscsp.Author & Artist Quentin Blake.[ loved by children & adult alike] colour Illustrated humour all pages with larger font text.Unpaginated. Laminated covers bright, clean as new with tiny loss, 1mm.or less, top rear corner, barely noticeable. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
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THIS IS ON ME, BOB HOPE
10 BOB HOPE THIS IS ON ME
London Frederick Muller 1st Edition Hardcover VG VG Book 190x130mm Approx. 
Hard Cover , Dustjacket , presumed 1st edition - undated - as published. [ early 1950's ] , illustrated 29 B/w photographs. Comedian Bob Hope autobiography.- born in England - career bloomed in America.[book - no inscsp. tight binding.light fox tanning heavier to endpapers] D/j light colour rub/loss edgewear, even spine fade not effecting titles. bit grubby to once white rear.- now in clear proprietary protective cover. PLs see our image 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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HOW MOLE NEARLY WON THE LOTTERY, BRACHARZ , Kurt , HAUPTMANN , Tatjana ,
11 BRACHARZ , Kurt , HAUPTMANN , Tatjana , HOW MOLE NEARLY WON THE LOTTERY
London Macmillan Childrens Books 1983 0333339843 / 9780333339848 1st Edition Hard Back VG VG Book 195x160mm Approx. Hauptmann , Tatjana 
Square H/b Dust Jacket VG/VG.1st ed. Exciting Miole adventure for young child - with a Badger - & a pig ; Told with humour - with wonderful fun illus. by the artist.[ pale olive board to book - no inscsp / no annotation, tight binding , Fine throughout but small edgewear nick to base 1mm- & light marking - protected in bright clean D/j not price clipped,no tears/nicks or crease. PLS See our image. 
Price: 3.00 GBP
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MY MIDDLE EAST CAMPAIGNS, BRIAN ROBB
12 BRIAN ROBB MY MIDDLE EAST CAMPAIGNS
LONDON COLLINS 1944 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book Author 
Khaki Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine. 145 x 200 mm approx. Landscape format. 68pp. Humorous Cartoons with text under drawn by the author grouped in series "Little Known Units of the Western Desrt", "Rigours of the Cairo Campaign", "Suspicious Phenomena" and "Closely Guarded MIlitary Secrets". Robb was an illustrator for London Transport and Punch and the cover illustration and forward envisage him recounting his wartime activities to his grandchildren in 1967. The Author's first Book. VG/VG (Book- No notable shelf wear or soiling to cloth. No previous owner name or insc. Some light to moderate foxing to prelims and war economy paper of book block a little tanned. Dust Jacket- price clipped. Two short tears of up to 15mm and light shelf soiling and colour rubbing. Now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve. No other notable defects to book or jacket). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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PETER BULL'S BOOK OF TEDDY BEARS, BULL, PETER
13 BULL, PETER PETER BULL'S BOOK OF TEDDY BEARS
LONDON CASSELL & CO 1977 0304298506 / 9780304298501 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 
Brown Boards with gilt titles to spine. 250x195mm approx. v + 154pp. Illustrated with line drawing chapter heads and with many photos this is a celebration of the Teddy Bear , telling of the first teddies, of famous, intrepid and therapeutic bears to those who go on picnics. A must for all arctophiles. Near Fine/Near Fine Book- light offset browning to free end papers. No notable defects and no previous owner name or inscription. Dust Jacket - non price clipped no defects in removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale, 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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ANY OLD IRON, BURGESS, ANTHONY
14 BURGESS, ANTHONY ANY OLD IRON
LONDON HUTCHINSON 1989 0091738423 / 9780091738426 1st Edition Hard Back Fine Fine Book 240 x 165mm Approx Signed by Author to Title Page
SIGNED Copy,FINE H/b in FINE D/j.1st ed. Black Boards with gilt titles to spine. 339 nos.pp Humour novel by the author of A Clockwork Orange and signed by him in ink to title page with no other name or inscp. Fine/Fine (Book- no previous owner name Dust Jacket- non price clipped. now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover . Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale..NB base band of cover is RED but will not take on camera. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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HAPPY THOUGHTS  with an Introduction By E V Knox, BURNAND , F C ,
15 BURNAND , F C , HAPPY THOUGHTS with an Introduction By E V Knox
London Peter Nevill Ltd 1954 1st Edition Hard Back Very Good Good+ Book 205X135mm Approx. 
VG H/b in Good+ D/j.1st ed. Intro by EV Knox." Humour in the vein of PG Wodehouse - for all readers who also enjoy Jerome's Three Men in a Boat" [Fiction] Happy Thoughts by FC Burnand who relinquished the Editorship of the Punch periodical in 1906. 285pp.[ clean bright apple-green cloth gilt titles, no inscsp. tight binding , light mild fox tan 1st/last few pages+ foredge ] Dust Jacket not price clipped, 11s 6d , med to heavier fox tan moreso to rear. very minor edgwear col rub/loss. now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover . Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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THE NEW HISTORY of SANDFORD and MERTON Being a true account of the Adventures of Master Tommy & Harry with Their Beloved Tutor Mr Barlow, BURNAND , F C , SAMBOURNE , Linley ,
16 BURNAND , F C , SAMBOURNE , Linley , THE NEW HISTORY of SANDFORD and MERTON Being a true account of the Adventures of Master Tommy & Harry with Their Beloved Tutor Mr Barlow
London BRADBURY AGNEW & Co ltd 1880 Hard Back G+ Book 190x130mm Approx Sambourne , Linley 
Undated c.1880.Good+ H/b..Clean red cloth bright Gilt & black illus.to front & spine. Amusing fine line drawings by Victorian Artist Linley Sambourne. Humour too in the numerous rhymes and articles. 216pp+ 16pp old adverts.Tissue-guard frontis. Older child & Adult alike. [ no inscsp, light fade to spine & top front not effecting Bright Gilt titles or Bright Gilt illustrations. minor lean & edgewear cloth rub/fade. softness top/tail spine. light handlilng to rear, over all very clean. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
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THE LIGHTNING CONDUCTOR The Strange Adventures of a Motor Car, C.N.AND A.M.WILLIAMSON
17 C.N.AND A.M.WILLIAMSON THE LIGHTNING CONDUCTOR The Strange Adventures of a Motor Car
LONDON METHUEN & CO 1905 5th or later Edition Hardcover Good Book 
Green cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine, Dark green titles and "Pieper" motor Car to front panel and spine. 195 x 135 mm approx. vi + 346pp.+ 40 page publisher's catalogue. Frontis + 15 other b/w photo. illustrations as called for. Amusing story of Molly Randlph and her Aunt on a tour of Europe with a Chauffeur in an open "Pieper" Automobile revealed in a series of long letters. A motoring novel written jointly by a novelist and motoring journalist to produce a mix of early motoring, travel, humour and romance . Clearly a very successful book as it was first published in October 1902 and the copy offered by us is a 13th Edition of Nov.1905. Good (Book - colour rubbing to extremities of boards. Light foxing to end papers and edges of book block. No previous owner name or insc.) Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
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HAPPY DAYS, COOK , BERYL
18 COOK , BERYL HAPPY DAYS
London Victor Gollanzc 1995 0575061928 / 9780575061927 1st Edition Hard Back Fine VG+ Book 285x210mm Approx. Cook , Beryl 
H/b+D/j FINE/VG+.1st ed.Humour Artist Beryl Cook; larger than life & every day folk.illus.big bold bright colour.[ navy cloth Gilt titles , No inscsp.Fine ] [ Dust Jacket not price clipped,14.99 , No spine fade, no loss: 2 small nicks to spine base- all else as new.Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 7.95 GBP
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A GARFIELD CHRISTMAS, DAVIS , Jim
19 DAVIS , Jim A GARFIELD CHRISTMAS
Horsham Ravette Books 1987 185304069X / 9781853040696 1st Edition Paper Back Near Fine Book 
Near FINE P/b.1987.1st ed. For Adult & child alike - Garfield humour in Colour comic- strip format. Garfield & Odie & the Festive season.[ oblong p/b Fine throughout bar light tan spotting to title page. No inscsp, tight binding, clean white bright pages throughout. covers miniscule corner edgewear. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
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WRONG INFORMATION IS BEING GIVEN OUT AT PRINCETOWN, DONLEAVY , J P
20 DONLEAVY , J P WRONG INFORMATION IS BEING GIVEN OUT AT PRINCETOWN
NEW YORK St Martin's Press 1998 0312193726 / 9780312193720 1st Edition Hard Back Fine Fine Book 240X160 Mm approx. Banfield, Elliot 
Ist ed.Ist impression 10987654321.FINE/FINE J P Donleavy, [Humour - novels] "Alfonso Stephen O'Kelly - son of rumoured bootleggers , ex-naval-gunner, unemployed composer, student of diary cattle - and music in Italy - has little to recommend him as a marriage prospect.. " no inscsp, not price-clipped, $24.95.line illustrated by E Banfield. PLS See our image 
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