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THE BROONS AND OOR WULLIE : More Classics from the Fifties
1 THE BROONS AND OOR WULLIE : More Classics from the Fifties
London D. C. Thomson & Company 2003 0851168361 / 9780851168364 Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
141pp., several colour, plus b/white cartoon-strip illustrations throughout. Illustrated endpapers. Book clean. Spine firm. Gilt title and illustration to maroon boards, which are very lightly bumped on lower foredge corner, and a small area of indentation to rear panel. Leaves clean. Illustrated (covers of all the Broons and Oor Wullie annuals of the 1950s), loose-plastic protected dustjacket very mildly edgeworn, corresponding indentations to rear panel, just a hint of tanning to reverse edges. " . . . once again revisits a golden era of fun-filled adventures for Scotland's favourite characters, in a collection of comic strips, articles and rarely seen artwork from a much-loved period in the histories of both 'Sunday Post' comic strips. Also appearing are features on everyday life in Scotland of the 1950s to evoke some fond memories . . . " Book weight approx. 700g. 
Price: 16.39 AUD
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THE DIVERTING HISTORY OF JOHN GILPIN, (Adapted By William Cowper)
2 (Adapted By William Cowper) THE DIVERTING HISTORY OF JOHN GILPIN
London Longmans, Green & Co. First Thus Hardcover [decorated cloth] Good+ 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall H. Fitz-Cook 
No publication date (c. 1870-1880). Unpaginated (48 pages). Illustrated throughout (recto pages, verso blank): Engravings by J.C. Whymper from the illustrations of H.Fitz-Cook. Book clean and square. Bevelled edges, bright gilt title and decoration, blindstamp borders over original dark green cloth. Minimal edgewear and foredge corner fraying. Dark brown endpapers. All textblock edges bright gilt. 'With compliments' inscription, initialled 'D.J.M', together with original seller's stamp and print offset on front fly sheet. Noticeable foxing splotches throughout. Text in red, throughout. Humorous verse tells the story of linen draper John Gilpin, who, on his anniversary holiday, is beset with misadventure from the beginning . . . Book weight approx. 620g. 
Price: 30.77 AUD
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THE CHASER ANNUAL 2007 : The Other Secret, (Contributors)
3 (Contributors) THE CHASER ANNUAL 2007 : The Other Secret
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Text Publishing 2007 192135108X / 9781921351082 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
105pp., b/white illustrations througout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper mildly scuffed, soft corner crease to rear panel. The eighth annual satirical compilation from The Chaser team . . . Book weight approx. 360g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.03 AUD
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WOULD YOU BELIEVE . . . ?, Adams, Don (Star of TV's "Get Smart")
4 Adams, Don (Star of TV's "Get Smart") WOULD YOU BELIEVE . . . ?
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Horwitz Publications 1967 First Australian Edition Softcover (Staplebound) Good 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall 
Unpaginated (60 pages). Saddle-stitched, staple-bound format. Booklet clean and square. Staples rusted, but holding. Illustrated throughout with b/white halftone plates. Duo-tone illustrated card wrapper has areas of image abrading, plus slight edgewear and background discolouration. Textblock unmarked. First Australian edition (originally published 1966, Price, Sterne & Sloane, Los Angeles, Califonia). A small format booklet of humorous questions based around Don Adams' (1923-2005) 'Get Smart' television character 'Agent 86's, famous catch-phrase'; 'Would you believe . . . ?' Booklet weight approx. 70g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.22 AUD
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DA GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ALI G, Ali G.
5 Ali G. DA GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ALI G
London Fourth Estate 2002 184115721x / 9781841157214 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
103pp., colour illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edge scuffed only. Book weight approx. 470g. 
Price: 9.11 AUD
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READ MY LIPS: What They Said Would Happen . . . And What DID Happen, Baker, Bevyn (Compiler)
6 Baker, Bevyn (Compiler) READ MY LIPS: What They Said Would Happen . . . And What DID Happen
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Gold Lion Publishing 1993 064616693x / 9780646166933 First Edition Softcover Very Good Small Oblong 
153pp., b/white sketch-art illustrations throughout by the following leading Melbourne (Australia) illustrators: Albert Ricardo/John Spooner/Weg/Peter Nicholson/Mark Knight/Keith Joyce/Harry Brazier/Michael Connolly. Small, oblong format. Spine square. Colour-illustrated card wrapper minimally bumped, else good. Textblock unmarked. Fully enhanced by humorous illustrations, this collection of quotations (the majority of which are attributed to politicians) is a series of lies, half-truths and downright whoppers that seem to flow glibly and frequently from our leaders' lips . . . Contents include: Prelims., Quotes, Index. More. Book weight approx. 130g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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7 Bartlett, Geoff [Compiled by] COMEDIANS IN THE MIST: The Serious Business Of Being Funny in Australia. (Signed Copy)
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia Harper Collins 1999 0732265363 / 9780732265366 1st Impression Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed by Author
210pp., intext, b/w portrait illustration of interviewees. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Inscription, signed 'Geoff' on half-title page, minor production flaw on author bio/portrait page, otherwise leaves clean. Art-illustrated [Nigel Buchanan] card wrapper mildly bumped and creased. Contributors include: Mikey Robins, Peter Berner, Amanda Keller, Magda Szubanski, Paul McDermott, Red Symons, Wendy Harmer, John Clarke, Greg Fleet, Julia Morris, Jean Kitson and many more. Lossely inserted with book: Author's business card. Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 10.02 AUD
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DAVID BOON'S BIG BOOK OF GREAT SPORTING JOKES, Boon, David
8 Boon, David DAVID BOON'S BIG BOOK OF GREAT SPORTING JOKES
Australia Harper Collins 2007 0732285240 / 9780732285241 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
375pp. Includes cut-out 'Boonie' moustache to insde, rear cover fold-in. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn and scuffed. A "bumper collection of cracks, true stories and one-liners, not just from cricket but across all sports . . . " Contents include: Intro., 20 chapters, Bibliography. Book weight approx. 407g. 
Price: 14.53 AUD
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TREKS NOT TAKEN, Boyett, Steven R.
9 Boyett, Steven R. TREKS NOT TAKEN
Burbank, California, U.S.A. Sneaker Press/Midnight Grafitti Press 1996 1882813057 / 9781882813056 First Printing Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed by Author
vi, + 170pp., b/white 'cartoon-style' line drawn illustrations at rear. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Apparent fine felt tip pen author signature to title page, otherwise leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper has soft vertical crease to front panel, minimal edgewear, light rubbing. "What if Stephen King, Anne Rice, Bret Easton Ellis, and other literary greats had written episodes of 'Star Trek-The Next Generation'? Now you'll know . . ." A Star-Trek Parody. Book weight approx. 290g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 17.58 AUD
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THE CHASER ANNUAL 2004, Chaser Staff
10 Chaser Staff THE CHASER ANNUAL 2004
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Text Publishing 2004 1920885382 / 9781920885380 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Signed by Two Members of The Chaser Team
130pp., b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Two short, signed inscriptions to title page - 'Best wishes, Chris' (Chris Taylor) and 'No wishes', Craig Reucassel, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly surface indented, soft corner crease to rear panel. This 2004 Chaser Annual features 'Intelligence Failures', with a fake foreword by Norma Khouri. Book weight approx. 440g. 
Price: 23.50 AUD
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THE 7.56 REPORT, Clarke, John
11 Clarke, John THE 7.56 REPORT
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Text Publishing 2006 1921145692 / 9781921145698 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
x, + 175pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has soft reading crease to front panel. "The inimitable John Clarke is back with another hilarious collection of the highs and lows in the political career of our current government. Interviews with Australia’s leading citizens, drawn from John Clarke and Bryan Dawe’s weekly broadcasts on ABC-TV’s ‘7.30 Report’, from 2003 to 2006." Book weight approx. 265g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 11.28 AUD
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THE CATASTROPHE CONTINUES : Twenty-One Years of Interviews, Clarke, John
12 Clarke, John THE CATASTROPHE CONTINUES : Twenty-One Years of Interviews
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Text Publishing 2008 1921351934 / 9781921351938 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
243pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper undamaged. 21 years of satirical Australian political interviews from the brilliant duo of John Clarke and Bryan Dawe, commencing with "Mr Hawke, is it true interest rates will go up seventeen per cent ? . . . " and closing with "Thanks for your time." Book weight approx. 355g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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THE AMERICA'S CUP CARTOON UPDATE No. 1, Cole, Mervyn C.
13 Cole, Mervyn C. THE AMERICA'S CUP CARTOON UPDATE No. 1
Perth, Western Australia Kara International 1985 0909213062 / 9780909213060 First Thus Staplebound Softcover Very Good 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall 
Unpaginated (80 pages). B/white, cartoon-style art illustrations throughout. Saddle-stitch, staple-bound, landscape (oblong) format. Staples clean and tight. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Max Sutch) limp wrapper lightly bumped only. A collection of newspaper cartoons from around the world (mostly Australian) all themed on the America's Cup yachting challenge of 1983, when, against many 'obstacles' a yacht with a radical keel, 'Australia II' from Down Under, won the series . . . The cartoons and captions in this collection reflect the machinations behind the racing . . . Book weight approx. 120g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 12.41 AUD
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MULLIGAN: On Being a Hack Golfer, Condon, Matt
14 Condon, Matt MULLIGAN: On Being a Hack Golfer
Australia Allen and Unwin 2007 174114793X / 9781741147933 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
195pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper as new. ". . . documents a single, glorious spring week in the golfing lives of three golf hacks in their quest for the inaugural Coolum Cup on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. Long-term mates and the keepers of each other's most intimate secrets, they pick and plod their way across numerous courses during their annual 'away' tour, carrying the heavy bag towards mid-life and an uncertain future." Book weight approx. 200g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 13.62 AUD
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REAL GORGEOUS : The Truth about Body and Beauty  (Signed Copy), Cooke, Kaz
15 Cooke, Kaz REAL GORGEOUS : The Truth about Body and Beauty (Signed Copy)
St Leonards, N.S.W., Australia Allen and Unwin 1994 1863736662 / 9781863736664 First Edition Softcover with Fold-in Flaps Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
x, + 260pp., b/white line-drawn illustrations throughout, by Kaz Cooke. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Short personal inscription ('For the one and only Fiona' . . .) signed by author/illustrator Kaz Cook on title page, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated, flapped card wrapper has two small, soft corner creases. From the rear cover: " . . . facts about fashion fibs and diet porkies - and the truth about push ups, push-up bras and the great cellulite scam . . . cartoons and no-nonsense information about cosmetics, health and self-esteem. It takes a hard, hilarious look at lies, damned lies and beauty tips . . for women aged 11 to 111. It will make you laugh and help you make friends with your body." Book weight approx. 530g. 
Price: 16.39 AUD
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THE CHASER ANNUAL 2005, Cooke, Richard et al (Written and Edited by)
16 Cooke, Richard et al (Written and Edited by) THE CHASER ANNUAL 2005
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Text Publishing Company 2005 1920885978 / 9781920885977 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
114pp., b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has soft corner creases, mild indentations. Written and edited by Richard Cooke, Andrew Hansen, Dominic Knight, Chas Licciardello, Julian Morrow and additional contributors. Featuring the Vitruvian Man over the White House in a parody of 'The Da Vinci Code'. Book weight approx. 380g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.54 AUD
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THE CRAIG CHARLES ALMANAC OF TOTAL KNOWLEDGE, Craig Charles and Russell Bell
17 Craig Charles and Russell Bell THE CRAIG CHARLES ALMANAC OF TOTAL KNOWLEDGE
London Boxtree 1993 1852833564 / 9781852833565 1st Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
126pp., illustrated throughout in colour and b/w. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean.Illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped on upper rear foredge, security sticker affixed to inner rear cover, otherwise fine. "...the Craig Charles Almanac of Total Knowledge fully equips you to deal with any social situation . . . is all you need to become the most popular person you've ever met . . . " Intro., First steps, Modern chat-up lines, Professions, Urban myths, How to . . . , Strange but false, Things to make you go hmmmm, Stunning facts, more. Book weight approx. 260g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 8.52 AUD
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18 Crump, Barry ARTY AND THE FOX
Auckland, New Zealand Moa Beckett 1994 186958080X / 9781869580803 Reprint Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
192pp., b/white, sketch-illustrations throughout by Pat Trembeth. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves mildly acidic. Illustrated card wrapper mildly bumped and creased. More humour from the 'Kiwi Bushman', Barry Crump, tells the tale of scammer Arty and his mate Joe, and of the 'fox', and over-zealous traffic cop who is determined to find out the truth behind their little scam, and, if possible put them behind bars...Barry Crump, MBE, was born in 1935, and died in 1996. Book weight approx. 200g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 13.16 AUD
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A FUNNY TURN: Confessions of a Cricketing Clown, East, Ray and Dellor, Ralph
19 East, Ray and Dellor, Ralph A FUNNY TURN: Confessions of a Cricketing Clown
London George Allen & Unwin 1983 0047960752 / 9780047960758 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
125pp., intext, b/white sketch-art illustrations throughout by Bill Tidy. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Red boards undamaged. Art-illustrated (Bill Tidy), loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. Mirth and humorous anecdotes from English, Essex-country left-arm spinner, noted joker and humorist, Ray East. Contents include: Prelims., 8 chapters. Book weight approx. 280g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.48 AUD
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A TREASURY OF ANZAC HUMOUR, Fair, Roger (EDited by)
20 Fair, Roger (EDited by) A TREASURY OF ANZAC HUMOUR
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia The Jacaranda Press 1st Thus Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
No publication date (c. 1965). 128pp., one unpaginated b/white halftone plate illustration, plus numerous intext b/white sketch-art (various contributors) throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. A former owner's name crudely deleted on half-title page, plus impressions on several subsequent leaves resulting from that deletion. Otherwise, leaves are clean. Art-illustrated wrapper has a beverage ring stain on front, otherwise mild edgewear. Published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of ANZAC, this treasury, full of light humour and mirth, was edited by Roger Fair, 14th Battalion, 1st A.I.F. Book weight approx. 190g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 17.03 AUD
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