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Album du journal Spirou 148e

By: N/A

Price: $39.00

Publisher: Paris, Dupuis: 1978

Seller ID: Books003843


Contains issues 2073 - 2085, previous owner's name to ffep. edges of rear board worn, text in French. View more info

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Album du journal Spirou 158e

By: N/A

Price: $32.50

Publisher: Paris, Dupuis: 1981

Seller ID: Books003849


Contains issues 2203 - 2215, previous owner's name to ffep. edges of rear board worn, text in French. View more info

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Fun, And Flirtation, Forfeits : intended for evening amusement

By: N/A

Price: $227.50

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne & Co.: 1866

Seller ID: Books009887


viii, [3], 12-96 pages. Stated on printed title page: "New edition, with coloured illustrations" i.e.: colour frontispiece and colour title page. One of Warne's Bijou Books. No stated date of issue. 3.8 x 2.7 inches; all edges gilded. Professionally stabilized: loose signatures tightened and front endpaper re-hinged. 79 short humorous role-play scenes. View more info

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The Making of a Magazine: A Tour Through the Vast Organization of The New Yorker

By: N/A

Price: $681.25

Publisher: New York, New Yorker: 1926

Seller ID: Books010639


[44] pages. Professionally rebacked with paper spine replaced to style; front endpaper repaired, rear endpaper replaced. Former owner's pictorial bookplate to front pastedown. Attractive and sound. View more info

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Hark! A Vagrant [signed]

By: Beaton, Kate

Price: $71.50

Publisher: Montreal, Drawn and Quarterly: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: Books008953


168 pages. First hardcover edition: September 2011 [stated], with full number line. Slight ding to upper corner of rear panel. Author's signature on bookplate on front endpaper. Else clean and unmarked. View more info

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The Book of Ballads AND Firmilian The Student of Badajoz: A Spasmodic Tragedy

By: Bon Gaultier; Theodore Martin; T. Percy Jones [William Edmondstoune Aytoun]

Price: $292.50

Publisher: New York, W. J. Widdleton:

Seller ID: Books010150


216; 165 pages and two leaves of ads at rear. Publisher's green cloth with bevelled boards; gilt to front and spine; brown slate endpapers. Extremities rubbed; no inscriptions; binding sound. Spanish Ballads, American Ballads, Miscellaneous Ballads; and Aytoun's parody of the Spasmodics. No stated date of issue [c. 1875]; verso of Firmilian title page gives an extract from the North British Review for September 1866. View more info

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Laughing Their Way. Women's Humor in America

By: Bruere, Martha Bensley and Mary Ritter Beard

Price: $58.50

Publisher: New York, The MacMillan Company: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books008138


xv, 295pp. spine sunned View more info

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Logical Nonsense: The Works Of Lewis Carroll

By: Carroll, Lewis. Philip C. Blackburn and Lionel White, eds.

Price: $750.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1934

Inscription: Signed by editors

Seller ID: Books010847


xiii, 568 pages. Full leather stamped in gilt. An edition printed on Strathmore Permanent rag paper limited to 125 copies signed by the editors; this copy curiously numbered "L". leather rubbed at head and foot of spine; faint pencil inscription to green front free endpaper; front hinge split but entirely sturdy; small dot of stain at gutter of 5 preliminary leaves. Overseas customers please request an accurate shipping quote. View more info

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A Ram on the Rampage

By: Cranston, Toller

Price: $58.50

Publisher: Agincourt, ON, Gage Publishing: 1977

Seller ID: Books008992


88 pages. Whimsical prose and illustrations: "a book of funny, fantastical sketches of Super Ram, a most beguilling hero" [rear cover]. Lots of pink. Uncommon. View more info

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The Colossal Computer Cartoon Book

By: David H. Ahl ed.

Price: $56.25

Publisher: Morristown, NJ, Creative Computing Press: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books010574


viii, 120 pages. Moderate wear to covers, small chip off base of spine. "Return to..." name top right first leaf. Split between pp. 44/45. Tan semi circular stain to pp. 51- 58. First printing stated, June 1977. An interesting collection of early computer humour, with 36 artists represented. Great R. Crumb rear cover T.V.-hating advert for Creative Computing. View more info

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How to be Oxbridge: A Bluffer's Handbook

By: Gill, Anton

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Grafton / Collins: 1985

Seller ID: Books010470


xii, 230 pages. Unobtrusive gift inscription top right front free endpaper [the light blue endpapers feature a map of black lines: the inscription is in black]. Else unmarked, in sound binding and unclipped jacket. View more info

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Women of New York

By: Hankins, Marie Louise

Price: $292.50

Publisher: New York, Marie Louise Hankins & Co.: 1861

Seller ID: Books009290


354 pages, with double frontispiece, 34 plates and some in-text illustrations, [pages 350-4 are ads]. Orange cloth stamped in gilt. All edges gilded. Publisher's original yellow endpapers. Most of gilt gone from spine; light soiling to cloth; occasional unobtrusive spotting within. Binding sound and hinges secure. A very good example. Pagination jumps from 332 to 337 but nothing is lacking. Hankins included all plates in pagination except for the two facing ones "Pec... View more info

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Literary Lapses : A Book of Sketches

By: Leacock, Stephen

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Montreal, Gazette Printing Company: 1910

Seller ID: Books010252


125 pages. Light soiling to covers; extremities rubbed; label chipped; cloth spine panell proud along upper board. Binding sound; old ownership signature to front free endpaper. View more info

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The Collective Unconscience of Odd Bodkins

By: O'Neill Dan

Price: $31.25

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Glide Publications: 1973

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: Books011101


unpaginated, corners slightly dog earred, covers have light wear View more info

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Tintin Et Moi. Entretiens avec Herge.

By: Sadoul, Numa

Price: $43.75

Publisher: Tournai, Belgium, Casterman: 1975

Seller ID: Books010572


159 pages. Bookseller's stamp to front free endpaper, else clean and unmarked.Text in French. View more info

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The Seal in the Bedroom and Other Predicaments

By: Thurber, James

Price: $214.50

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books009690


First printing of first edition. Rubbing and light soiling to covers. Textblock edges foxed and light foxing within. Binding sound, hinges secure, former owner's signature to front free endpaper. Remarkably the tissue band at rear remains tipped-in from top, with the $2 in "Give the nice man (or nice lady) $2 and get..." has been blacked out. View more info

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Le Colloque de Moulinsart

By: Van Lierde, Henry et Gustave du Fontbare

Price: $62.50

Publisher: Paris, Futuropolis / Rossel: 1983

Seller ID: Books010571


209 pages, with index at rear. Spine sunned; no spine crease. Clean and unmarked; original F72.00 price sticker on rear cover. Text in French. View more info

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The Code of the Woosters

By: Wodehouse, P.G.

Price: $227.50

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1938

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: Books006622


312 pages. A touch of sunning to head and foot of spine where the jacket has chipped off. Jacket also chipped at tips and slightly to edges; now in brodart sleeve. Gift inscription to first free endpaper. Tiny dot to fore-edge an inch below top [15 pages worth but not visible on margins]. Top edge and fore-edge slightly more tanned than lower edge. Else clean and unmarked in sound binding. View more info

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The Luck of the Bodkins

By: Wodehouse, P.G.

Price: $188.50

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1935

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: Books006623


311 pages. An excellent example.. Small chips to jacket; now in brodart sleeve. Gift inscription to first free endpaper dated 1936. Tiny dot to top edge [10 pages worth but not visible on margin]. Else clean and unmarked in sound binding. text block is 1.25 inches; no topstain. Apparently three hues of paper were used as the edges are grouped in three shades of tawny. View more info

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Joy in the Morning

By: Wodehouse, P.G.

Price: $188.50

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books008772


256 pages. Jacket not clipped, rubbed at extremities, with shallow chipping to head and foot of spine panel and a larger chip (with creases) at foot of front panel - Now in brodart sleeve. Boards remarkably fresh. The three outer edges foxed. Interior clean and free of inscription. First printing stated. Small ticket of Willis Books Halifax to front endpaper. View more info