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8786. : The Pop Annual.

London: Daily Graphic and Sunday Graphic n.d. c.1920? 20 by 16.5 cm. 80 pp. paper covers. Cartoon of Scotsman in kilt with bagpipes on front cover. internally good, some wear as expected on such an ephemeral production. A cartoon strip carried by these papers from about 1926 to after the second world war. A nice period piece. 10.00


5898. : The Pop Annual.

London: Daily Graphic and Sunday Graphic n.d. c.1920's? 19.5 by 16.5 cm. 96 pp. hardback. Cartoon of Pop by Millar Watt on front cover. Internally good, some wear as expected on such an ephemeral production. New cloth spine. A cartoon strip carried by these papers from about 1926 to after the second world war. A nice period piece. 15.00


6500. : The Pop Annual.

London: Daily Graphic and Sunday Graphic n.d. c.1920's? 20 by 16.5 cm. 108 pp. new plain paper covers. internally good, some wear as expected on such an ephemeral production. A cartoon strip carried by these papers from about 1926 to after the second world war. A nice period piece. 12.00


13590. Anstey, F.: Voces Populi (Reprinted from Punch).

London: Longmans, Green, and Co. 1890. 21.5 by 17 cms. 136 pp. illustrated by J. Bernard Partridge. Cloth spine with marbled boards, owner's name and date Jan. 1890 on the ffep, some wear, but otherwise fair/good 15.00


12804. Ashton, John: Humour, Wit, & Satire of the Seventeeth Century.

London: Chatto and Windus 1883. viii+454+32 pp. illustrated, hardback, decorative green boards with gilt vignette of a chapbook illustration, boards a little faded, minor rubbing, one page has a closed tear, otherwise good. A valuable study. 42.00


18879. Bentley, E. Clerihew.: Clerihews Complete.

London: Werner Laurie, 1951. First edition. Unpaginated. (224 pp.) 20.5 x 14 cm. Over one hundred clerihews. A clerihew is a four-line verse, each facing a cartoon. Illustrated by G.K.Chesterton, Victor Reinganum, Nicholas Bently, and by the author. Printed in blue ink. Gold-blocked blue cloth boards, in a slightly-worn dustwrapper. Previous owner's inscription on the ffep, otherwise in good condition. Gently entertaining. 10.00


8435. Boyle, Patrick: Sailing in a Nutshell

London: Arthur Barker Ltd, 1938 First reprint. xiv + 114 pp. 20 x 13 cm. Faded blue boards. No dw. Some foxing. The yachting equivalent of 1066 and All That. 7.50


19633. Carroll, Lewis: The Hunting of the Snark an Agony in Eight Fits.

London: Macmillan and Co. 1910. 15.5 cms. viii+83 pp. with 9 illustrations by Henry Holiday, gold blocked red boards, in good condition. Good illustrations. 15.00


10224. Choice Chips: Choice Chips.

London: Joseph Hughes Vol. 1 No. 1 New series Saturday May 2nd 1885. A comic newspaper, 49 by 29 cms. 8pp. very attractive large title panel with nice Victorian typography, folded, some edge wear, a small area torn from spine margin with a little loss of text. Despite this small area of damage this is a scarce survivor, a first issue. The journal continued for at least a year maybe longer? 10.00


10740. Cruikshank, George and others: The Comic Almanack an Ephemera in jest and earnest, containing Merry Tales, Humorous Poetry, Quips, and Oddities by Thackeray, Albert Smith, Gilbert A Beckett, the Brothers Mayhew.

London: Chatto and Windus 1881and 1884. First Series 1835-1843, Second series 1844-1853. with many hundred illustrations by George Cruickshank and other authors. Two matching volumes, the first published in 1881, the second in 1884. First Series, 388+32 pp. Second series, 428+32 pp. illustrated with folding plates, full page and other drawings. Publisher catalogues at the ends of both vols are dated Aug. 81 and Mar. 84. Both have had their spines professionally restored, and a few of the folded plates have had proper tape strengthening along a weak fold, there are a few rough edges affecting only the margins of a few drawings, but both copies are tight bright and clean, with none of the foxing which can disfigure earlier copies of Cruickshank's work. These are a treasure of early Victorian humour and drawing. Thackeray was a contributor, along with Hood, Mayhew, Albert Smith, A'Beckett, and Robert Brough with woodcuts and steel engravings by Cruickshank, Hine and Landells. Quite scarce particularly as a set. 150.00


19489. Dublin Opinion: Thirty Years of Dublin Opinion The National Humorous Journal of Ireland

Dublin: 1952 28.5 x 22 cm. 250 pp. illustrated, red blocked light blue boards, no dustwrapper. Showing some shelfwear, one inch tear at the upper spine extremity, overall in good condition. A selection from the drawings and writings which have appeared in Dublin Opinion from the time of its publication. 45.00


11692. Emanuel, Walter: A Dog Day or an Angel in the House.

London: William Heinemann new and cheap edition 1932. 16.5 by 12.5 cms. no pagination. ( 60pp. ) pictured by Cecil Aldin, hardback, cloth and illustrated yellow boards, wear and rubbing to boards, internally clean, tight and bright. First published in 1902 this remains a delightful Aldin illustrated book, looking at a day in the life of a dog. 23.00


11637. Frost, A. B: The Bull Calf and other Tales.

London: John C. Nimmo n.d. c.1890/1900? 28 by 19.5 cms. 59 pp. hardback with pictorial boards. Minor wear, rubbing otherwise very good. Cartoon stories by Frost, 1851-1928, an American illustrator, painter and draughtsman very much associated with Harper's 42.00


19807. Gaultier, Bon, editor: The Book of Ballads.

London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1884. Fourteenth edition. x + 292 pp. 17 x 12 cm. Illustrations by Doyle, Leech, and Crowqu. Gold-blocked bevelled blue boards, with gold vignette on spine and on the front board. Spine faded. Signature and date on ffep. Wear to spine extremities. Ffep removed, o/w in fair condition. 10.00


12117. Gould, F. Carruthers: The Westminster Cartoons No. VII A Pictorial History of the Education Bill Campaign 1902.

London: The Westminster Gazette 1903. 37.5 by 25 cms. iv+47 pp. illustrated, paper covers, the covers have split at the top of the spine otherwise in very good condition. The preface by Gould gives an explanation of the campaign and the background to the 43 cartoons, originally published in the Westminster Gazette. 42.00


19611. Hay, Ian: The Lighter Side of School Life.

London, Edinburgh, Boston: T. N. Foulis, 1917. Reprint. 227 pp. 22 x 13.5 cm 12 illustrations reproduced from pastel drawings by Lewis Baumer. Black-blocked blue boards. No dustwrapper. Name and date on ffep, o/w in very good condition. Amusing stories, with some lovely illustrations. 10.00


7315. Hone, William: The Every-Day book and Table Book or, Everlasting Calendar of Popular Amusements, Sports, Pastimes, Ceremonies, Manners, Customs and events....Vol. II.

London: Thomas Tegg 1830. Vol II only of a set of three. Each vol. however is independent. viii+1711 pp. With 436 engravings, a complete history of the year and a perpetual key to the almanac... for daily use and diversion. Marbled endpapers, rubbing and some wear to boards. Splendid contemporary illustrations. 35.00


17139. Hutton, W.: Laughter and Life ( By an Ulsterman ).

Belfast: The Quota Press, 1939. 84 pp. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. Hutton is listed as "Member of Belfast City Y.M.C.A. Literary and Debating Society, and Ex-Principal, Dunbar Memorial School, Banbridge. The contents are in three parts: The Psychology of Laughter, Wit and Humour, and Cheerfulness. Red-blocked green boards, showing some wear and a little dusty in places, otherwise fair/good. A scarce Quota Press publication. 15.00


17564. Killen, John: The Unkindest Cut A Cartoon History of Ulster 1900-2000.

Belfast: Blackstaff Press, 2000. 166 pp. 24 x 18 cm. "Around 170 of the best of these cartoons". Pictorial semi-matt card covers. In very good condition. 10.00


12439. Leech, John: Pictures by John Leech Second Series.

London: Gowans & Gray 1906. 14.5 by 10 cms. 64 pp. The 60 illustrations are selected from Leech's "Pictures of Life and Character" series I-IV. With new card covers and black and gold title label. In very good condition. 23.00


10660. Thackeray, William Makepeace: Thackerayana Notes and Anecdotes.

London: Chatto & Windus 1875. (1878). Illustrated by hundreds of Sketches by W. M. Thackeray depicting humorous incidents in his school life, and favourite scenes and characters in the books of his every day reading. xx+494+40pp. illustrated with five full page colour plates and other drawings. Red and black bevelled, decorative boards with gilt title and characters on front board and spine. t.e.g. board edges and spine extremities are rubbed and a little worn, gilt a little rubbed, spine a bit faded, a previous owner has pasted a small drawing of Thackeray on the ffep, internally there is the odd mark, but generally good. The advertising catalogue at the end is dated October 1878. The first edition was suppressed due to some offending illustrations but suitably changed was later reissued. The book remains quite amusing 45.00


15092. Thackeray, William Makepeace: The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray Vol VI Contributions to "Punch" etc.

London: Smith Elder & Co., 1902. Vol VI of the thirteen-volume complete works. xxxvii+759 pp. with illustrations by the author, and a portrait. Hardback, red boards, gilt titling, in very good condition. 15.00


11232. The Folio Society: Bingo Boys & Poodle Fakers A Curious Compendium of Historical Slang, collected from the best authorities.

London: The Folio Society 2007. 117 pp. illustrated with decorations by Clare Mackay, decorative endpapers. Hardback, in very good condition, almost as new. A very entertaining collection, some of which deserves to come back into use. 8.00

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