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    Maxim's Put-downs, Pranks & Pick-up Lines by Maxim

    Because Every Joke Needs a Butt - but It Shouldn't Be You. There's nothing standing in between you- being the party-master. It's admirable to be respected at the office, but when it comes down to it, every guy would rather be czar of the bar than king of the copier. You know, that guy who shows up at a party - commands attention from every person in the joint.-- Softcover book Title: Maxim's Put-down. Pranks & Pick-up Lines. Publisher: Maxim Books (2000) ISBN 0967572347 9780967572345 -stapled binding- 32 pages. Ruth Reaser..LAX Vespa,Los Angeles Culver City- maybe this will do it! -At least you know what you're getting into- City- Media Mail USPS-you get the copy you were viewing carefully Drop kick-packed to protect it - in - transit . MaximPutdownPickup2 PB 4499 SCI FI 41 blue


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    The Diaries Of the Right Hon James Hacker VOL 1 and 2 by Lynn, Jonathan and Jay, Anthony:

    BBC Books 1986 and 1987 . Scripts and plot for the episodes of Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister. Two VG 8vo HB both in DJ, VOL1 is Green Boards, Green Dec endpapers, 256pp. VOL2 Blue Boards, similar endpapers, 240pp. DJ for both is Good++, some rips at spine head and tail.


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    The Greatest Plague of Life: or The Adventures of a Lady in Search of a Good Servant. By one who has been “Almost Worried to Death.” Edited by the Brothers Mayhew. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. by Mayhew (the Brothers),

    Mayhew (the Brothers), The Greatest Plague of Life: or The Adventures of a Lady in Search of a Good Servant. By one who has been "Almost Worried to Death." Edited by the Brothers Mayhew. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. London, David Bogue, 86 Fleet Street, N.D. [1847]. First edition in book form. Stamp-signed Bayntun binding, Bath. Twelve etchings by George Cruikshank and a glyphograph by him on the title-page. [ii; 286] List of plates on the verso of the last paginated leaf (p. 285). Original cloth wrapper bound in at the end. Cohn 544. 18 cm; 8vo. Bound in brown calf with gilt-ruled covers and spine, morocco title and author labels on the spine are chipped, top page edge gilt, back repaired, original back strip preserved. A good copy, bright and fresh. Wear at extremities of spine.


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    Set of Three Books: Mair Canny Tales Fae Aberdeen. Jokes Cracked By Lord Aberdeen (First Edition). Stories Told By Sir James Taggart by Allan Junior (compil.); Gregor McGregor & D. C. Eyles (illustr.); Sir James Taggart

    Dundee & London: Valentine & Sons, [1926 - 1929]. Three Volumes. 8vo. 36 pp. each, Soft Covers, Dust Jackets Good with marginal tears, edge wear, else Very Good. Black and white illustrations.


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    Virgidemarum. Satires in Six Books. by Hall (Joseph)

    Very Good +. Oxford, printed for R. Clements, 1753. In-12, [ii; xii; half-title, verso blank; prologue; pages 13 -108; 2 final blanks]. Brackets drawn on a few lines on pages 55 and 67. Complete. Contemporary calf with gilt decoration, marbled end-papers. The first three books of tooth-lesse satires, attacking institutions, were published in 1597, with reprints in 1598 and 1602, and the last three of byting satires, attacking individuals under pseudonyms which were probably no disguise to Halls contemporaries, in 1598 and 1599. Hall claimed these were the first satires in the English language to have taken Juvenal for a model. They gave much offense, and an attempt was made to have them all burned. The British Library copy of this title has a manuscript note saying the editor of this (1753) edition was William Thompson of Queens College, Oxford. Bookplates of Frances (with coronet and shelf mark) and Stuart Bennett. Ownership signature of Sam. Gillam. Eighteenth century mottled calf, marbled endpapers.


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    A Burlesque Translation of Homer by Thomas Bridges by HOMER

    London: Davies, White & Hooper, 1774. hardcover. very good(+). Engraved frontispiece. 547pp. 4to, full contemporary calf, ornately gilt spine,(hinges reinforced). London: T. Davies, 1774. Very good (+). According to Lowndes (p. 1101), this work "often transgresses the bounds of decency." It has also been ascribed to Francis Grose. This edition not mentioned in Lowndes or DNB; only 3 copies in NUC.


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    Petri Cunæi Satyra Sardi Venales. Accedunt Iuliani imp. Cæsares ex ejusd. interp by CUNAEUS, Petrus & JULIAN, Emperor of Rome

    Leiden: Jacob Marcus, 1627. hardcover. 2 parts in one with continuous pagination. 282 pages. 32mo, bound in contemporary vellum. Lugduni Batavorum: Ex officina Iacobi Marci, 1627. Editio sexta. A very good clean copy. The Julian has separate half-title "D. Iuliani Imperatoris Cæsares, sive Satyra in Romanos Imperatores. Interprete Petro Cunæo. In limine est eiusdem Præfatio in Iulianum.


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    The passionate printer to his love: (whose name is Amanda) by Austin Dobson; Zamorano Club

    [Los Angeles] : Auk Press, 1950. Broadside. Oblong, 23 x 29 cm. Letterpress on Watermarked Laid Paper with Deckled Edges, recto & verso. "With apologies to the shade of Christopher Marlowe. From Austin Dobson: De libris prose & verse, 1908. 75 copies printed by Will Cheney ... for presentation to members of the Zamorano Club.


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    Virtual Telemetrix Case Study Casino Program by Bielenberg, John; Erik Cox; Bielenberg Design

    [San Francisco: Bielenberg Design, 1999.]. 16mo. [100 pp.], Soft Covers. Very Good with some edge wear. Color and B/W Illustrations and Photographs.


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    Some 'Frightful' War Pictures by ROBINSON, W. Heath

    London: Duckworth & Co, 1916. paperback. Folio size hardcover, no jacket. Cover measures 14 3/4" by 10". Second edition. First edition 1915 published by Duckworth & Co. This 1916 edition book includes a collection of satirical illustrations by W. Heath Robinson depicting World War I. Contains 24 full page black and white plates with a caption page with a silhouette vignette preceding each plate. Seven additional silhouette vignettes are included on other pages. Large pictorial silhouettes are included on the endpapers. These drawings first appeared in "The Sketch" and "The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News", and gained popularity amongst the people at home as well as the members of ranks in the Army, Navy and Flying Corps. Published by Duckworth & Co. First printed in 1915, this is the 1916 second edition. In good condition with some staining on front and back covers. Front hinge partially cracked. Heath Robinson (1872-1944) was a painter, cartoonist and book illustrator who was a household name in Britain. Robinson developed his forte with drawings of gadgets satirizing the absurdities of modern life, from removing warts to peeling potatoes. According to H. G. Wells, his "absurd, beautiful drawings give me a peculiar pleasure of the mind like nothing else in the world.


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    The Constitutional Apple Pie: or, Rhythmical Red-Book. By Master Jacky Jingle. With Thirteen Cuts. by George Cruikshank

    George Cruikshank. The Constitutional Apple Pie: or, Rhythmical Red-Book. By Master Jacky Jingle. With Thirteen Cuts. London: Published by T. Hughes, 35, Ludgate Street, 1820. W. N. Jones, Printer, Old Bailey, London. First edition, 8vo; 24 unnumbered pages. Hand-colored illustrations. Cohn 158. With an illustrated title-page with the motto, Ineptè garrit (Silly Lark) , and the caption, "He talketh like an old Apple Woman." Printer's name given at the en and on the verso of the title-page. Three stab-stitch perforations. Slight occasional spotting, otherwise very good.


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    Life in London; Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq. and His Elegant Friend Corinthian Tom, Accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in Their Rambles and Sprees through the Metropolis. by Egan, Pierce

    [Egan, Pierce], Life in London; Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq. and His Elegant Friend Corinthian Tom, Accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in Their Rambles and Sprees through the Metropolis. By Pierce Egan. Author of Walks through Bath, Sporting Anecdotes, Pictures of the Fancy, Boxiana, &c. Dedicated to His Most Gracious Majesty King George the Fourth. Embellished with Thirty-Six Scenes from Real Life, Designed and Etched by I. R. & G. Cruikshank, And enriched also with numerous original Designs on Wood, by the same Artists. London, Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Paternoster-Row, 1821. Full gilt-decorated red morocco, binding signed "Brentano's New York," gilt-edged pages all around. Head and foot of spine chipped. Front cover rehinged. Interior fine, occasional off-setting from illustrations. First edition, second issue, as Cohn points out, "What I am of opinion occurred was that an insufficient number of copies of part one was printed owing to the unexpected success of the book, and the part ran out of print. Upon reprinting the footnote was added, and the words "2nd Edition" may be taken as referring to the 2nd edition of Part I, not of the whole book, but a true first issue should be without the note." The first sheet of fold-out music is not numbered. [2 blanks; frontispiece "Corinthian Capital", title page (verso blank), dedication, table of contents, illustrations: xvi; 376 pages; 1 leaf of advertisements for the publisher; 2 blanks] 8vo; 21 cm. Tooley 196, Abbey Life 281. Cohn 262.


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    And Now All This by Sellar , Walter C. and Yeatman, Robert J.:

    Methuen and Co, London 1932 Second edition . From the same madness that was 1066 And All That , a RARE paperback edition of the sequel which deals with more social morals and idiocyncracies. With illustrations by John Reynolds. Expanded and drawn from the articles in Punch magazine. 120pp , Good +


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    The Fable of the Bees; Or, Private Vices, Public Benefits by (MANDEVILLE, Bernard de)

    London: J. Tonson, 1728. hardcover. very good. With an Essay on Charity and Charity Schools, and A Search into the Nature of Society. Also, A Vindication of the Book from the Aspersions contained in a Presentment of the Grand Jury of Middlesex, and an Abusive Letter to Lord C-. 2 volumes (published 1 year apart and by different publishers), 8vo, original calf; rubbed, spine labels partially present. London: J. Tonson, 1728 Fifth Edition and James Roberts, 1729. First Edition. Very Good. This is one of many editions of the famous and popular satire on the true causes of social welfare and riches, Mandeville suggesting that base behavior produces positive economic effects. The conspiratorial theory of the origin of society so prominent in Part I was widely criticized after the publication of the 1723 edition. In the second volume, probably in response to his critics, Mandeville moved towards a more evolutionary account of society. This had an influence on the thinking of David Hume. Mandeville also adumbrated the division of labour theory subsequently developed by Adam Smith.


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    1001 Izbrannyi Sovetskii Politicheskii Anekdot [1001 Selected Soviet Political Jokes]. Soviet samizdat edition by [Telesin, Iuliius]

    [Soviet Union], 1989. Ca. 110 leaves of computer-printed text to rectos and versos, measuring 29 x 20 cm, loose in unlabeled paper folder. First page creased to lower margin, else very good. Samizdat edition of this famous collection of Soviet political anecdotes and jokes, published in 1986 in Tenafly, New Jersey (Hermitage Press). It is unclear whether our copy precedes the printed emigre edition, or whether it was printed after the latter was smuggled to the Soviet Union. It was produced using a mainframe computer and captures the intriguing juncture of dissident practices and digital technology. Beginning in the late 1970s, during the early days of computing, employees at some Soviet institutions managed to print banned texts using line (or drum) printers, usually during night shifts (the use of duplication technology was usually tightly controlled by the state). By the 1980s, such printers produced text at a rate of several hundred lines per minute. The files containing the texts could be moved from mainframe to mainframe using magnetic tape. Regarding this collection, a scholar on Soviet anecdotes writes: "There are many collections of Soviet anecdotes. ... The funniest, most clever presentation of a large number of these that I have seen is Iulius Telesin's 1001 Izbrannyi Sovetskii Politicheskii Anekdot. Telesin arranged 1001 well-chosen anecdotes topically and added humorous rhyming quatrains called chastushki (the Russian equivalent of limericks), excerpts from Soviet dissident publications such as the Khronika tekushchikh sobytii (Chronicle of Current Events) and other snippets to make a very entertaining book" (Bruce Friend Adams 2005, 2). The compiler, Iuliius Telesin (1933), was a Soviet poet and translator, and a noted participant of Soviet samizdat culture of theh 1960s. After 1970, he lived in Israel. The original 1986 edition is well-represented in KVK and OCLC, but neither show a samizdat copy.


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    SATIRICAL POEMS by SASSOON, SIEGFRIED

    London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1926. FIRST EDITION. A fine FIRST EDITION, in original publisher's cloth and dust jacket, of works by one of the best known WWI poets.. 197 x 133 mm. (7 3/4 x 5 1/4"). 2 p.l., 5-61 pp., [1] leaf. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's dark blue cloth, gilt titling on cover and spine, in original dust jacket. Dust jacket spine lightly and evenly sunned, otherwise a fine copy in like jacket. A fine FIRST EDITION, in original publisher's cloth and dust jacket, of works by one of the best known WWI poets.


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    A Harlot's Progress by RIEPENHAUSEN, Ernst Ludwig (after HOGARTH, William)

    Ernst Ludwig Riepenhausen, 1850. Six engravings. Image 6.5 x 8.5". Sheet measures 10.5 x 14.75". Determined to prove that eighteenth-century society could witness tragedy and moral catharsis in their own time and city, rather than only in paintings of Ancient Greece or the New Testament, William Hogarth created this modern moral series about a naïve young woman who is seduced into prostitution and suffers the terrible consequences for her transgressions. Throughout the series, Hogarth meant to highlight the many temptations and hypocrisies prevalent in urban life. No one is without blame, neither the protagonist nor the city and religious authorities who are in charge of regulating crime and sin, and therefore, all of these figures appear and are critiqued in Hogarth's renowned satire. In the first plate, young Moll Hackabout has recently arrived from the country and is immediately praised for her fresh beauty by a prosperous-looking matron. Unfortunately for her, the matron is Mother Needham, a notorious bawd in eighteenth-century London. Moll's prospective fallen virtue is foreshadowed by the minister's horse knocking over some buckets as two men--a rake and a pimp--watch the scene. The second plate shows Moll as a pampered courtesan and mistress to a wealthy Jewish merchant. Unbeknownst to Moll's benefactor, her lover is sneaking out the backdoor struggling to carry his sword and clothing. Moll attempts to distract the merchant by knocking over the table sending the tea-set crashing to the floor. In the third plate, Moll now works as a common prostitute in Convent Garden. All around the room are scattered souvenirs of Moll's various lovers, which include a wig box above Moll's bed belonging to James Dalton, a well-known highwayman who was eventually hanged in 1730. In the background, Justice John Gonson, a social reformer and famous raider of disorderly houses, enters with his bailiffs to arrest Moll for prostitution. During the time that "A Harlot's Progress" was published, there was a new civil enthusiasm for cracking down on prostitution and here, Hogarth mocks the inept system which did not prevent Moll's seduction but still punishes her for her misdeeds. The fourth plate finds Moll in prison, forced to beat hemp for rope-making. Another woman fondles Moll's fabric and winks at the viewer while Moll also gazes at us in despair. Many of the other prisoners have been incarcerated for prostitution and debt.The fifth print finds Moll released from prison and now dying of syphilis in a dingy room beside her young son. All seems lost as her physicians dumbly argue over their prescriptions while Moll's attendant attempts to protect her from any more of their purgative treatments. In the final plate of the series, all of Moll's "friends" gather around her coffin. However, most of the mourners are more preoccupied with themselves or each other than with their friend's unfortunate passing. Here, Hogarth gives the viewer little comfort, as a young prostitute looks upon Moll in her casket in a clear allusion to her own fate. The series was first displayed as oil on canvas and later engraved by Hogarth for wider publication in 1732. This edition is after Hogarth and engraved by Ernst Ludwig Riepenhausen circa 1850 for a German collection of Hogarth's works, "Erklärung Hogarthischen." Although the prints are stained and foxed, this wear still doesn't distract from the beautiful quality of the engraving of the Riepenhausen edition. William Hogarth (1697-1764) is considered by many scholars and print enthusiasts as the grandfather of English graphic satire, but he was also an accomplished oil painter, portraitist, engraver, and draughtsman. Hogarth mastered the art of depicting human nature and all of its hypocrisies in society with graphic satire. The universality of his humor and the all-too-human characters featured in his works make Hogarth's satires remarkable. This print represents the epitome of Hogarth's skills as an artist and as a conscientious observer of humanity.


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    PUNCH / The London Charivari, 1874 January to December 1874 Vol 66 & 67 & Almanack. by Mr Punch

    Punch Office., London, 1874. Cloth Covered Hardback. Condtion Good Cover: Thick blue boards with impress and gold colour gilt to both cover and spine. Heavy rubbing to all sides and corners, spine has some damage to tail and top and split on outer spine hinges back and front (but still very much attached, this a sturdy big old book). Binding: Good to fair, again this is a well bound book, large at 1.5kg weight and Demy 4to is size so it should be read at a desk with a good flat surface. The text block remains well bound. Text: Clear of annotation and any previous owners marks, unfortunately a tear to the third page, which is slight and does inhibit any reading of the text. Overall: Amazing, full of humorous cartoons and rich in history, really is a book that hard to close once open. The main negative point in this volume is the outward condition of the spine, but this is really a slight aesthetic problem as the condition of text block (and the remarkable content) has been well preserved inside these thick covers. Anyone with a sense of humour and interest in political history could be lost for hours in this volume. Wiki/Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punch_(magazine) We thoroughly examine each book and try to provide as many photos and descriptions as possible; as antiquarian books are sometimes sold in a poor state with inaccuracies and omissions. If you are not happy with your purchase we will give you a 30 day money back Guarantee, (no quibbles). We can post UK and overseas, please see pricing.


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    PINDARIANA; or PETER’S PORTFOLIO. Containing Tale, Fable, Translation, Ode, Elegy, Epigram, Song, Pastoral, Letters. With Extracts from Tragedy, Comedy, Opera, &c. By Peter Pindar, Esq. by [Wolcot, John], Pindar, Peter

    Very Good. London: Printed by P. Spilsbury and Son, for J. Walker, Paternoster-Row; J. Bell; J. Ladley, Mount-Street, Berkeley-Square; and Mr. Jeffrey, Pall-Mall. M.DCC.XCIV. [1794] Quarter vellum on marbled boards, now scuffed. Quarto, 242 pages, 28 cm. First edition. An early twentieth century owner wrote an interesting entry on the front fly-leaf about the various available editions and the booksellers who had them, i.e., Tregaskis, Dobell, Heffer. A second note explains this owners donations of his various collected works of Pindar to Princeton Universitys Library and to his friend S. H. Monk. The black vernacular of AZID, or the Song of the Captive Negro gives the reader an idea of John Wolcots skills: Poor Mora eye be wet wid tear,/And heart like lead sink down wid woe;/ She seem her mournful friends to hear,/ And see der eye like fountain flow./ No more she give me song so gay,/ But sigh, Adieu, der Domahay. This very good copy was purchased from Heffer in Cambridge, Cat. 222, No. 2377.


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    O złym krôlu Wojcieszku i dzielnym rybaku Leszku [About the evil king Wojcieszk and the brave fisherman Leszek]. WITH: O Krôlewnie Śnieżce i 10 mln krasnoludkôw [About the Snow queen and 10 mln dwarves] by Pożarski, Paweł [pseudonym?] and Piotr Marianowicz, illustrator

    Warsaw: Rytm, 1985. Octavos (21.7 × 14.5 cm). Staple-stitched printed wrappers; [3], 6-25 [1] and [1], 4-25 [1] pp. Illustrations throughout; publisher's catalog to last page. Very good. First editions. These strikingly illustrated books of political satire were published by the independent publishing house RYTM (Rhythm), closely connected with Solidarnosc (Solidarity), Poland's and the Soviet bloc's first independent trade union and the seat of Polish opposition in the 1980s. Both narratives build on well-known fairytales to provide biting political commentary. The king in "About the evil king" is made to look like Stalin, while dystopian illustrations of the domain of the Snow queen are unmistakably Moscow. The author and illustrator of the texts appear to have written under pseudonyms, no doubt to protect themselves from the arrests and various persecutions that were leveled on independent publishers by the government. The RYTM publishing house was one of a large network of semi-clandestine independent publishing houses that blossomed in Poland in the 1980s. Commenting on this phenomenon, Siobhan Doucette writes: "The independent press provided the opposition to the Polish communist regime wth a flexible national network, which by 1989 embraced a civil society that overthrew communist rule. [...] As a primary focus for opposition activism and the principal forum for independent debates, the independent press from 1976 to 1989 reveals the ways in which one of the most effective trumphant civil resistance movements of the twentieth century achieved its ends" (Books are Weapons: The Polish Oppositional Press, and the Overthrow of Communism, p. 245). Established in 1983, during martial law, the editorial output of RYTM of those years included publications by activists such as Bohdan Cywizski and historical studies of Jerzy Holzer, Krystyna Kersten. The publisher's catalog on the last pages of the books also lists publications of the Soviet dissidents Vladimir Bukovsky and Aleksandr Zinoviev, as well as Varlam Shalamov's "Kolyma Tales." RYTM also published the first edition of Lech Walesa's famous autobography "The Way of Hope," marking the tie between the publishing house and Solidarnosc, since Walesa was the co-founder of the union. Walesa went on to become the first President of post-communist Poland and a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1990, RYTM legalized its activities. Today it is among the major national publishing houses. These books are fine examples of the early independent activity of this publishing hous. KVK and OCLC show copies of the first book at Harvard, Connecticut, Yale, Cornell, Fribourg. The second book is held by Harvard, Connecticut, Toronto, British Library, Oxford, Amsterdam, and Fribourg.


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    Blackwood’s Comic Zadkiel; An Almanac at once Prophetical, Quizzical and Physical, Ombrological and Symbolical, Astronomically Comical, and Comically Astronomical, for the Year 1855: A Work Devoted to All the “Ologies” Except Tautology, and Containing Full Prophecies upon Everything which Nobody Wishes to Know; and Truthfully Foretelling Every Future Event, from the Winner of the Derby to the Next Revolution in the Wheel of Time. by Friswell, Hain, Editor

    Near Fine. London, James Blackwood, 1855 (Printed by Stewart and Murray, Old Bailey). Fifteenth thousand. Fold-out hand-colored frontispiece mounted on linen by William McConnell, who did all the other illustrations. 8vo, 180 mm x 120 mm, 88 pages with 8 pages of James Blackwoods advertisements for Christmas presents and illustrated books. Cloth spine with gilt lettering: Blackwoods Comic Zadkiel 1855. The advertisements show slight foxing, two leaves slightly trimmed when the original paper boards were laid down on stiff pasteboard and the linen spine added, otherwise interior fine. Of note is the illustration of two families, one black and one white socializing over the caption, America Fifty Years Hence. With the book plate of William Asheton Tonge, Gent. Staneclyffe Disley.


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    The History of Don Quixote of la Mancha by CERVANTES

    London: David Nutt, 1896. Limited. hardcover. fine. 4 volumes, translated by Thomas SHelton and an introduction by James Fitzmaurice-Kelly. Rubricated title, unopened, untrimmed. Tall 8vo, handsomely rebound in 1/2 white vellum with black spine labels. London: David Nutt, 1896. A fine set. One of only 18 copies printed on Japanese paper.


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    Twenty-six Pamphlets by Hone, William

    The Man in the Moon, &c. &c. &c. Twenty-second Edition. London: Printed by and for William Hone, 45, Ludgate-Hill, 1820. Cohn 527. Fifteen woodcuts by George Cruikshank. Together with A Political Christmas Carol, Set to Music. To Be Chanted or Sung Throughout the United Kingdom and the Dominions Beyond the Seas, By All Persons Thereunto Especially Moved . 8 pages. Cohn 661. No imprint on title, but at the foot of page 8 "Printed by William Hone, 45, Ludgate-Hill." Four woodcuts by George Cruikshank. Two pages of advertisements. Presumed first edition of "God rest you merry Gentleman," with words and music together. A Political Lecture on Heads, With Twenty-Four Cuts. By the Black Dwarf. Sixth edition . London: Printed for J. Johnston, Cheapside, 1820. A pamphlet, 48 pages. Variant of Cohn 664, no etched folding frontispiece as in the first edition. 24 bust portraits of the great men of the day, including Napoleon, "An Island Exile." T. Hamblin, Printer, Sugar-Loaf Court, Garlick-Hill. The R - - - L Fowls; Or, The Old Black Cock's Attempt to Crow Over His Illustrious Mate. A Poem. Fifth Edition. London: Printed for Effingham Wilson, 88, Royal Exchange. 1820. A pamphlet of 24 pages including title, with a vignette on the title page signed I. R. Cruikshank in which George Cruikshank assisted. The last page has an advertisement for A Peep at the P-V- - - - N; Boiled Mutton with Caper Sauce, at the Temple of Joss. Third edition, with a woodcut by Robert Cruikshank. Cohn 718. Doll Tear-Sheet, Alias the Countess 'Je ne me rappelle pas,' a Match for "Non Mi Ricordo." With Cuts. Second Edition. London: Printed and Published by John Fairburn, Broadway, Ludgate-Hill, One Shilling, [N.D.] 8vo, a pamphlet with six woodcuts by George Cruikshank. 34 unnumbered pages, including the title, no advertisements. Cohn 245. The Royal House that Jack Built; Or, 1820. With Fourteen Cuts. "This Is the Courier!" London: Printed by and for W. Wright, 46, Fleet Street, 1820. 22 pages plus a final blank. The illustrations are described, without attribution, in Brit. Mus. Catalogue of political and personal satires, 13810-13823. Not in Cohn. A parody of William Hone's Political House that Jack Built . A Groan from the Throne. London: Printed and Published by John Fairburn, Broadway, Ludgate-Hill, 1820. Cohn 372. 8vo. A pamphlet with a woodcut vignette on the title page by George Cruikshank, 28 pages, should have 4 pages of advertisements at the end, but this copy does not. Plenipo and the Devil! Or, the Upshot of the Plot. An Infernal Poem. By the Author of the House that Jack Built. London: Printed for J. Johnston, Cheapside, and Sold by All Booksellers. Price One Shilling. 1820. Title page vignette of King George IV enjoying a good punchbowl with the Devil, 28 pages. The Loyal Man in the Moon. With Thirteen Cuts. By the Author of the Constitutional House that Jack Built. Third Edition. London: Printed for C. Chapple, 66, Pall Mall, Bookseller to His Majesty, and His Royal Highness the Duke of York, and J. Johnston, Cheapside. 1820. [Price One Shilling] 28 pages. Page 4 is an advertisement for Every Man Is His Own Stock-Broker; Or, a Complete Guide to the Public Funds: With the Manner of Transferring Stock; by Geo. G. Carey. Brazena. By Old Ben of Cambridge. London: Printed for W. Wright, 46, Fleet Street, and may be had of all booksellers. 1820 [Price One Shilling]. 30 pages, title page vignette of an empty throne. A political satire directed at the supporters of Queen Caroline. Sole edition. The True Political House that Jack Built: A Parody on "The Political House that Jack Built." Showing the Very Nature of the Times, their Form and Pressare. With Thirteen Cuts. London: Printed and Published (for the Author) by Dean & Munday, Threadneedle-Street. 1820. One Shilling. 24 pages unnumbered. Title page vignette, "Right and Wrong." A Peep at the P – V - - - - N; Boiled Mutton with Caper Sauce, at the Temple of Joss. A Satirical Poem. Second Edition. London: Printed by and for E. Wilson, 88, Royal Exchange. 1820. (Price One Shilling.) Title page vignette signed "IRC delt." 28 pages. A Parody on the Political House that Jack Built: or the Real House that Jack Built. By. M. Adams. With Fourteen Cuts. London: Published by C. Chapple, Pall-Mall, 1820. One Shilling. J. Johnson, Printer, Brook Street, Holborn. 24 pages, unnumbered. One woodcut "Great talents deserve great offices" is signed I.R. Cruikshank. The Queen and Magna Charta; Or, the Thing John Signed. Dedicated to the Ladies of Great Britain. Fourth Edition. London: Printed for and Published by T. Dolby, 299, Strand, and 34, Wardour Street, Soho. 1820. Price One Shilling.Printed by W. 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With Thirteen Cuts. Eighth Edition. London: Published by J. Robins and Co., Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row. 1820. Title vignette signed "G. Cruikshank, Del." 13 woodcuts. 23 pages, verso of p. 23 publisher's advertisements. Cohn 366. The Royal Letter-Bag; Containing Familiar Epistles from Royal Personages, Ministers of State, Bishops, Generals, Discarded Mistresses, Italian Witnesses, &c. &c. Relative to the Queen, and Other Important State Affairs. Sixth Edition, Published from the Originals. London: Sold by T. Dolby, 299, Strand, and All Booksellers. Printed by J. Swan, 76, Fleet Street. 1820 Price One Shilling. 32 pages, vignette on title page, 2 additional woodcuts in-text. The Queen that Jack Found. With Thirteen Cuts. Tenth Edition. London: Printed and Published by John Fairburn, Broadway, Ludgate-Hill. 1820. One Shilling. 36 pages. Title page vignette, "Britannia and Wisdon shielding Innocence." The Queen's Budget Opened; Correspondence Extraordinary, Relative to the Defence of Her Majesty, a Companion to the "Royal Letter-Bag." Third Edition. London: Sold by T. Dolby, 299, Strand; J. Fairburn, Broadway, Ludgate-Hill; and All Booksellers. Printed by J. Swan, 76, Fleet Street. 1820. 31 pages, verso of p. 31 advertisement for "The Royal Letter-Bag." Title page vignette, 8 wood cuts. The New Pilgrim's Progress; Or, a Journey to Jerusalem. Fifth Edition. London: Printed for W. Wright, 46, Fleet-Street. 1820. [Price One Shilling.] W. Shackell, Printer, Johnson's-court, Fleet-street, London. 31 pages, verso of p. 31 advertisements. Title page vignette, 15 wood cuts. "Non Mi Ricordo! " &c. &c. &c. Twenty-eighth Edition. London: Printed by and for William Hone, Ludgate Hill. 1820. Sixpence. Title vignette of George IV, note on verso of title page: "The Drawings for this Publication are by Mr. George Cruikshank." Three woodcuts. 16 unnumbered pages, last page is advertisements. Pages 1-10 comprise the title, with a note on p.10 after Cruikshank's illustration: "Printed by W. Hone, 45, Ludgate Hill." The continuation of the printing follows. Cohn 606. The Queen's Matrimonial Ladder, A National Toy, With Fourteen Step Scenes; and Illustrations in Verse, With Eighteen Other Cuts. By the Author of "The Political House that Jack Built." Fortieth Edition. London: Printed by and for William Hone, Ludgate-Hill. 1820. This Pamphlet and the Toy together, One Shilling. 8vo. 24 pages unnumbered. Pages 11 and 12 are advertisements for Hone's publications. Cohn 680. Kouli Khan: Or, the Progress of Error. Fifth Edition. London: Published by William Benbow, 269, Strand. Sold also by the Booksellers. On the verso of the title page is a printed notice: "Sales, 7 ½ p Thomas's Yard, Broadmead, Bride." 24 unnumbered pages, title vignette, 12 woodcuts. At the foot of the last page is another notice: "Gates, Thomas's Yard, Broadmead, Bride." The Cock of Cotton Walk, and Maid of All Work, Alias "Non mi Ricordo," and "Je ne me rapelle pas; " Introduced as Principal Supporters to the Wonderful Green Bag. A Poem. Third Edition. London: Printed for and published by C. E. Pritchard, Islington Green. 1820. Price Sixpence. Verso of title page W. Flint, Printer, Angel Court, Skinner Street. Only title page vignette. 15 pages. Last page shared with an advertisement, and the verso of page 15 is advertisements. The Kettle Abusing the Pot. A Satirical Poem. By the Black Dwarf. Fifth Edition . London: Printed for J. Johnston, Cheapside; and sold by all Booksellers. 1820. Price One Shilling. 29 pages. Title page vignette, featuring the King and Queen stewing in their respective vessels on an open fire.


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    Among Us Cats by HILL, W. E

    New York: Harper, 1926. First. hardcover. very good. W.E. Hill. Mounted color plate frontispiece, and many other b/w illustrations throughout. Unpaginated. Tall 8vo, reddish cloth with pictorial label on front cover, lightly worn at corners and spine ends. New York: Harper & Brothers, (1926). First edition with "K-A" code. Inscribed by the author, along with a large original ink drawing "Business Relations" on front end paper, featuring a boss cat getting handsy with his secretary. "Goodness! I can't for the life of me remember what they told me at business college if the boss gets fresh! Oh dear, oh dear!


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    Kaleidoskop: epigramy, satiry a smutky z let 1923-27 [Caleidoscope: epigrams, satires and regrets from 1923-1927] by Bělohlávek, Bedřich

    Prague: R. Rejman, 1927. Small octavo (16 × 11.4 cm). Original decorative wrappers; [40] leaves. A very good copy. Scarce collection of good-natured, but witty parodies of contemporary Czech political life, including the communists, fascists, republicans, workers and bourgeois, as well as leading figures of the Czech avant-garde, such as Teige (whose name appears in a funny "advertisement" for "the latest and best Parisian products", as well as in a satirical epitaph of Karel Teige, which explaines "teigeism" as a conglomerate of various -isms, such as "dadaismus, futurismus, konstruktivismus..." and, finally, "idiotismus." Bělohlávek (1902-1991) was a musicologist, writer, and film critic, later cultural attaché at the Czech embassy in London. Wrappers designed by Stanislav Roch. Vloemans 85. Outside the Czech Republic, KVK, OCLC show the copies at the University of Toronto, NYPL, UvA Library, and SLUB Dresden.


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