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1750 FRENCH Chef-d'Oeuvres Beaux-Esprits Francois WIT
1750 FRENCH Chef-d'Oeuvres Beaux-Esprits Francois WIT

Price: £83.99

Scarce copy of Recueil des Chef-d'Oeuvres des plus Celebres Beaux-Esprits Francois.   Quarter-bound in leather with marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering and decoration to the spine.   Presumed First Edition.   In...

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1783 G. K. The Festival of Wit or the Small Talker Rare Humour Satire Royalty
1783 G. K. The Festival of Wit or the Small Talker Rare Humour Satire Royalty

Price: £1,100.00

A leather bound copy of The Festival of Wit, a humourous work.Supposedly written by King George - the George King of the G. K.Very scarce. Only held in a few institutions.Reviewed in a series of advertisements as 'not a delicate Morceau...

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1788 PETER PINDAR Brother Peter to Brother Tom Satire
1788 PETER PINDAR Brother Peter to Brother Tom Satire

Price: £89.99

One disbound volume. An extremely scarce item. John Wolcot (1738-1819) wrote under the nom-de-plume of "Peter Pindar," was a satirist. Born in Dodbrooke, near Kingsbridge in Devon, he studied medicine and in...

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1788 PETER PINDAR Peter's Pension Satire Poetry
1788 PETER PINDAR Peter's Pension Satire Poetry

Price: £59.99

A disbound copy of this scarce volume. John Wolcot (1738-1819) wrote under the nom-de-plume of "Peter Pindar," was a satirist. Born in Dodbrooke, near Kingsbridge in Devon, he studied medicine and in 1767 went as physician to Sir...

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1789 PETER PINDAR Epistle Falling Minister Satire RARE
1789 PETER PINDAR Epistle Falling Minister Satire RARE

Price: £99.99

A scarce satirical work. John Wolcot (1738-1819) wrote under the nom-de-plume of "Peter Pindar," was a satirist. Born in Dodbrooke, near Kingsbridge in Devon, he studied medicine and in 1767 went as physician to Sir William Trelawny,...

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1789 PETER PINDAR Expostulatory Odes Great Duke
1789 PETER PINDAR Expostulatory Odes Great Duke

Price: £69.99

A disbound copy of this scarce satirical work. John Wolcot (1738-1819) wrote under the nom-de-plume of "Peter Pindar," was a satirist. Born in Dodbrooke, near Kingsbridge in Devon, he studied medicine and in 1767 went as physician...

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1790 PETER PINDAR Advice Future Laureat Ode Satire Poem
1790 PETER PINDAR Advice Future Laureat Ode Satire Poem

Price: £99.99

One disbound volume. A lovely copy of this scarce satirical work. John Wolcot (1738-1819) wrote under the nom-de-plume of "Peter Pindar," and was chiefly a satirist. In 1780, Wolcot went to London and commenced writing satires....

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1812 Miscellaneous Works of Tim BOBBIN John COLLIER
1812 Miscellaneous Works of Tim BOBBIN John COLLIER

Price: £318.00

A humorous collection of works from satirist John Collier. Bound in half leather with gilt lettering and spine decoration. This copy has been professionally rebacked, with the original spine laid down. With twenty-seven illustrative...

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1812 The GULL'S HORNBOOK T Decker
1812 The GULL'S HORNBOOK T Decker

Price: £99.99

A satirical volume reprinted from the 1609 original publication, which parodies the behaviour of the young men of London in the early seventeenth century. The Gull's Hornbook is one of Dekker's best-known non-dramatic works. Thomas...

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1816 Fairburn's Comic Constellation Humorous Songs Very Scarce
1816 Fairburn's Comic Constellation Humorous Songs Very Scarce

Price: £120.00

A very scarce collection of humorous songs from 1816, with titles such as Sir Gooseberry Gimcrack and Miss Squash's Disaster, King Longo Baro Boney O! and The Troubadour. Originally printed with coloured frontispiece (now missing). ...

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1817 Rejected addresses Parody HORACE JAMES SMITH
1817 Rejected addresses Parody HORACE JAMES SMITH

Price: £59.99

A whimsical collection of verse and prose. Sixteenth edition. A book of parodies by the brothers James and Horace Smith. Generally considered one of the most successful humorous books of the early nineteenth century, and said to...

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1818-20 Tim BOBBIN Miscellaneous Works Flying Dragon PLEBELAN POLITICS Illus
1818-20 Tim BOBBIN Miscellaneous Works Flying Dragon PLEBELAN POLITICS Illus

Price: £195.00

A fantastic collection of satirical character sketches and images from the 'Lancashire Hogarth'. Including John Collier's miscellaneous works, 'containing his view of the Lancashire dialect, with large additions and improvements:...

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1819 The Political House That Jack Built William Hone Illustrated Satire
1819 The Political House That Jack Built William Hone Illustrated Satire

Price: £99.99

A humorous pamphlet of political satire in verse by William Hone. With thirteen woodcuts by George Cruikshank. Thirty-seventh edition.

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1820 HONE satire Form of Prayer for the Happy Deliverance of Queen Caroline
1820 HONE satire Form of Prayer for the Happy Deliverance of Queen Caroline

Price: £33.99

A pamphlet from the obsidian-sharp Regency satirist William Hone.Thrice tried (and acquitted) of blasphemous libel in attempts to silence him, Hone bore a zealous calling to expose to the political and professional elite for...

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1820 HONE The Queen's Matrimonial Satire satire pamphlet George IV Cruikshank
1820 HONE The Queen's Matrimonial Satire satire pamphlet George IV Cruikshank

Price: £160.00

Here we have leading regency satirist William Hone's incendiary political satire.In this satirical poem (which followed the immensley successful 'House that Jack built, and is illustrated liberally with engravings by the...

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1821 The Political Showman William Hone Illustrated Satire
1821 The Political Showman William Hone Illustrated Satire

Price: £135.00

A pamphlet of political satirical cartoons from the early nineteenth century. By the author of The Political House the Jack Built. With twenty-four illustrations by George Cruikshanks

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1822 2vols Bracebridge Hall The Humorists Geoffrey Crayon Washington Irving
1822 2vols Bracebridge Hall The Humorists Geoffrey Crayon Washington Irving

Price: £690.00

The first U.K Edition of Washington Irving's Bracebridge Hall.In a beautiful full calf binding with ornate gilt stamping to the boards and spines.The first edition second state, with 404 pages to volume II.Bracebridge Hall was first...

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1825 Charles Lamb The Laughing Philosopher First Edition Ex Selbourne Collection
1825 Charles Lamb The Laughing Philosopher First Edition Ex Selbourne Collection

Price: £495.00

An attractive first edition of this scarce work of 'wit', compiled anonymously by Charles Lamb and Thomas Hood, from the Selbourne collection.The work is a selection of satirical pieces with contemporary society and...

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1825 Trial Of Rev Alexander Fletcher Before Lord Chief Justice First Aquatints
1825 Trial Of Rev Alexander Fletcher Before Lord Chief Justice First Aquatints

Price: £250.00

Trial of the Rev. Alexander Fletcher, A.M. before the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Sense, and a Special Jury by the author of Trial of the Rev. Edward Irving, A.M. First edition. Illustrated with two hand coloured...

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1830 Steamers V Stages Andrew and Spouse Cruikshank
1830 Steamers V Stages Andrew and Spouse Cruikshank

Price: £34.99

A humourous tale, told in verse and illustrated with the whimsical drawings of caricaturist Isaac Robert Cruikshank. Written in "humble imitation" of the humourist Thomas Hood. Publisher's catalogue to rear.

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1830 The Devil's Visit A Poem Robert Cruikshank First Edition Illustrated Flinn
1830 The Devil's Visit A Poem Robert Cruikshank First Edition Illustrated Flinn

Price: £260.00

The first edition of this humorous poem The Devil's Visit. With five illustrated plates and an additional frontispiece by Robert Cruikshank.Advertisement on verso to title page signed C E D. Direct from the library of the late Hugh...

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1831 The Comic Offering Louisa Henrietta Sheridan De La Rue Binding Illustrated
1831 The Comic Offering Louisa Henrietta Sheridan De La Rue Binding Illustrated

Price: £400.00

The first British Humour publication to be written, illustrated and edited by a woman.With 68 full plate illustrations.Direct from the Regency library of Elizabeth Greenly, later Lady Elizabeth Coffin Greenly. Elizabeth Greenly,...

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1832 The Adventures of Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding with Cruikshank Plates
1832 The Adventures of Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding with Cruikshank Plates

Price: £34.99

Fielding insisted that this was not a children's novel but in fact a novel for people with a childish sense of humour. Features three plates by Cruikshank. Volume seven of The Novelist's Library, edited by Thomas Roscoe Esq.. ...

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1838 Christopher Comicus Budget Of Humour New Book Of Jests Collection Scarce
1838 Christopher Comicus Budget Of Humour New Book Of Jests Collection Scarce

Price: £39.99

A scarce copy of The Budget of Humour; or, New Book Of Jests: Being a Collection of Bon Mots, Jokes, Irish Bulls, Anecdotes &c.First edition.With half title.Selected and arranged by Christopher Comicus.

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1838 Comic Almanack For 1838 Ephemeris In Jest Earnest Illustrated By Cruikshank
1838 Comic Almanack For 1838 Ephemeris In Jest Earnest Illustrated By Cruikshank

Price: £69.99

A scarce copy of the 1838 edition of The Comic Almanack for 1838: An Ephemeris in Jest and Earnest, containing "All things fitting for such a work" by Rigdum Funnisos, Gent. Adorned with a dozen of "Right Merrie" cuts pertaining to...

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1839 Hood's Own Or Laughter From Year To Year Illustrated
1839 Hood's Own Or Laughter From Year To Year Illustrated

Price: £33.99

A scarce early edition of Hood's Own: Or, Laughter from Year to Year being former runnings of his comic vein, with an infusion of new blood for general circulation. First collected edition bound from parts. Illustrated with a...

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1840 Heads of the People Kenny Meadows Illustrated Caricatures
1840 Heads of the People Kenny Meadows Illustrated Caricatures

Price: £140.00

A collection of caricatures of the English people, drawn by Kenny Meadows.Engraved by Orrin Smith. With original essays by distinguished writers, such as William Makepeace Thackeray, Leigh Hunt, and others. Bookplate of John Brymer...

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1846 The Comic Blackstone By Gilbert Abbott A Beckett Illustrated By Cruikshank
1846 The Comic Blackstone By Gilbert Abbott A Beckett Illustrated By Cruikshank

Price: £140.00

A selection of humorous writings in four parts by Gilbert Abbott Beckett , the first edition in one volume. With engraved illustration to frontispiece and throughout by George Cruikshank, published by Punch. First edition...

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1847-48 Albert Smith Natural Histories Including Idler Upon Town Illustrated
1847-48 Albert Smith Natural Histories Including Idler Upon Town Illustrated

Price: £340.00

A humorous collection of 'natural histories' by Albert Smith, with engraved illustrations and caricatures throughout by Henning including an illustrated frontispiece to each volume. Five volumes bound in one. Albert Richard...

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1849 Manners and Customs of ye Englysne Illustrated Rychard Doyle First Edition
1849 Manners and Customs of ye Englysne Illustrated Rychard Doyle First Edition

Price: £79.99

A first edition of these satirical caricatures, which portray numerous clich English characters. "Drawn from ye Quick by Richard Doyle, to which be added some extracts from Mr Pips hys Diary contributed by Percival Leigh." Includes...

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1852-4 2vols Mrs Caudles Curtain Lectures Comedies Dramas D Jerrold Sir Watkin
1852-4 2vols Mrs Caudles Curtain Lectures Comedies Dramas D Jerrold Sir Watkin

Price: £36.00

Two volumes of work by Douglas Jerrold.With the bookplate of Sir Edward Watkin to the front pastedown of Mrs Caudles Curtain Lectures. Edward Watkin was a British MP and railway entrepreneur. He was notable for expanding the Metropolitan...

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1853 Wit and Wisdom or The Worlds Jest Book Anecdote and Wit Illustrated Jokes
1853 Wit and Wisdom or The Worlds Jest Book Anecdote and Wit Illustrated Jokes

Price: £120.00

A pocket sized nineteenth century joke book.Containing over 900 witty anecdotes and jokes.Published by Thomas Allman in this pocket-sized format so as to be 'an agreeable travel companion'.With several humorous vignettes throughout.An...

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1854 The Foreign Tour of Messrs Brown Jones and Robinson Richard Doyle Plates
1854 The Foreign Tour of Messrs Brown Jones and Robinson Richard Doyle Plates

Price: £59.99

A collection of humorous caricatures from Richard Doyle First edition. Richard "Dickie" Doyle (September 1824 11 December 1883) was a notable illustrator of the Victorian era. His work frequently appeared, amongst other places,...

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1858-82 14vols Punch Almanack or The London Chivari Illustrated Leather Bound
1858-82 14vols Punch Almanack or The London Chivari Illustrated Leather Bound

Price: £675.00

A uniformly bound set of the humorous Punch magazine.Fourteen illustrated volumes as follows:1846 - Vol X1851 - Vol  XX1858 -  Vol XXXIV1860 - Vol XXXVII1861 Vol XL1864 - Vol XLVI1865 - Vol XLVIII1868 - Vol LIV1869 -...

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1859 Bye-lanes Downs of England Sylvanus J. Knight
1859 Bye-lanes Downs of England Sylvanus J. Knight

Price: £44.99

An early edition of Knight's collection of country-life anecdotes. Bound in the original publisher's cloth. Rebacked with additional cloth to the spine. Published under the pseudonym 'Sylvanus'. Third Edition, Revised. With...

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1861 QUIPS CRANKS Wit Humour Victorian Thomas HOOD 1st
1861 QUIPS CRANKS Wit Humour Victorian Thomas HOOD 1st

Price: £49.99

A scarce Victorian work of wit and humour by this British humourist and poet. Featuring numerous illustrations, including an engraved frontispiece and titlepage vignette. A newspaper clipping with the poem 'Carol' by...

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1865 Labern's Comic Minstrel A Colection of Popular Comic Songs John Labern
1865 Labern's Comic Minstrel A Colection of Popular Comic Songs John Labern

Price: £225.00

The first and second series of John Labern's comic songs bound in one volume. Each series includes an illustrated frontispiece and half title. Many of the songs were written by John Labern and sung by John 'Jacky' Sharp.

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1866 Douglas Jerrold Mrs Caudle's Curtain Lectures Illustrated First Edition
1866 Douglas Jerrold Mrs Caudle's Curtain Lectures Illustrated First Edition

Price: £99.99

A splendid first edition of Jerrod's comic and satirical Mrs. Caudle's Curtain Lectures.Douglas William Jerrold (1803 1857) was an English dramatist and writer. Jerrold wrote for numerous periodicals, and gradually became a contributor...

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1866 Mrs Caudle's Curtain Lectures Douglas Jerrold
1866 Mrs Caudle's Curtain Lectures Douglas Jerrold

Price: £49.99

A later edition of one of Jerrold's most popular and lasting creations from Punch, the amusing domestic comedy, Mrs Caudle's Curtain Lectures. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. Bound by Edmonds & Remnants. This...

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1866 Paul Scarron Le Roman Comique Quarter Calf With Gilt Detailing
1866 Paul Scarron Le Roman Comique Quarter Calf With Gilt Detailing

Price: £34.00

The most celebrated work from the 17th century French writer: a comic novel.Scarron was born in 1610 to a noble family, and he became an abbot at the age of 19. He became a well-known figure in literary society after finding Marie...

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1869 Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities John Jorrocks Robert Surtees Illustrated
1869 Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities John Jorrocks Robert Surtees Illustrated

Price: £675.00

A finely bound copy of Robert Smith Surtees' Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities. The full title being Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities, The Hunting, Shooting, Racing, Driving, Sailing, Eccentric and Extravagant Exploits of the Renowned...

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1869 Rejected Addresses or The New Theatrum Poetarum Smith Parodies Illustrated
1869 Rejected Addresses or The New Theatrum Poetarum Smith Parodies Illustrated

Price: £70.00

A mid nineteenth century copy of the Smith brothers' book of parodies. With a portrait frontispiece of the Smith brothers.This book has a collection of 21 parodies of authors of the time. They was incredibly successful and still...

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1869 Sydney Smith The Wit and Wisdom of the Rev. Sydney Smith Humour
1869 Sydney Smith The Wit and Wisdom of the Rev. Sydney Smith Humour

Price: £55.00

A modern rebinding of this collection of musings and aphorisms by renowned English wit and clergyman Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)."A selection of the most memorable passages in his writings and conversation".A new edition.

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1869 The Four Georges The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century Thackeray
1869 The Four Georges The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century Thackeray

Price: £44.00

A school bound copy of William Makepeace Thackeray's lectures.These lectures on the first four Hanoverian monarchs were originally given in London alongside the further lectures to this book on English humorists. The English humorist...

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1870 HANS BREITMANN's CHRISTMAS Ballads LELAND Comedy
1870 HANS BREITMANN's CHRISTMAS Ballads LELAND Comedy

Price: £24.99

Charming book in orginal paper wrappers with half title page. Charles Godfrey Leland (August 15, 1824 March 20, 1903) was an American humorist and folklorist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and educated at Princeton University,...

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1871 Three Courses and a Dessert Illustrations Cruikshank Short Stories Humour
1871 Three Courses and a Dessert Illustrations Cruikshank Short Stories Humour

Price: £90.00

A smartly leatherbound copy of William Clarke's Three Courses and a Dessert. A collection of three short stories based in different locations, Three Courses and a Dessert is a heavily illustrated look at society and politics...

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1874 DILKE The Fall of Prince Florestan FIRST EDITION
1874 DILKE The Fall of Prince Florestan FIRST EDITION

Price: £36.99

This is a first edition of the satire The Fall of Prince Florestan of Monaco by Charles Wentworth Dilke.  This volume is a cream cloth hardback with gilt frame and motif on the boards.  Sir Charles Wentworth...

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1876 A Caricature History of the Georges Thomas Wright illustrated
1876 A Caricature History of the Georges Thomas Wright illustrated

Price: £99.99

A charming caricature history of the Kings George, and their various subjects generally.This lovely volume, illustrated with occasional monochrome plates and an abundance of vignettes, paints a colourful and lighthearted picture...

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1876 Caricature History of the Georges Thomas Wright Satire Illustrated
1876 Caricature History of the Georges Thomas Wright Satire Illustrated

Price: £48.00

Thomas Wright was an English antiquarian and writer. This work is a history of caricature, 'compiled from squibs, broadsides, window pictures, lampoons, and pictorial caricatures of the time'. (from title page).With a colour illustrated...

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1876 Max Adeler Elbow-Room, A Novel Without A Plot 1st Edition Illustrated
1876 Max Adeler Elbow-Room, A Novel Without A Plot 1st Edition Illustrated

Price: £160.00

A first edition of the humorous novel from the American Charles Heber Clark, written under the pseudonym Max Adeler.Clark was born in 1841 in Berlin, Maryland, to an abolitionist clergyman who was quickly unwelcome in the Southern...

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1881 2Vols Eustace Grenville Murray Side-Lights On English Society First Edition
1881 2Vols Eustace Grenville Murray Side-Lights On English Society First Edition

Price: £160.00

A first edition of this satirical work by Eustace Clare Grenville Murray, complete in two volumes and in very attractive decorative cloth bindings.Satirising social and political personages in England, along with an ironic dedication...

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1886 2vol John Leech's Pictures of Life and Character Illustrated Mr Punch
1886 2vol John Leech's Pictures of Life and Character Illustrated Mr Punch

Price: £79.99

A lovely collection of illustrations by the master Victorian caricaturist John Leech. With illustrated titles, frontispieces, and illustrations on every page with captions.  Punch, or the London Charivari was a British weekly...

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1886 3vol John Leech's Pictures of Life and Character Punch Caricatures
1886 3vol John Leech's Pictures of Life and Character Punch Caricatures

Price: £295.00

A decorative,extensive compendium of illustrations from Punch magazine, in three volumes. Each volume comprises John Leech's humorous illustrations, with captions, from the collection of Mr. Punch, 1842-1864. John Leech(18171864),...

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1887 The Comic Blackstone A'Beckett Colour Plates Furniss Legal Satire
1887 The Comic Blackstone A'Beckett Colour Plates Furniss Legal Satire

Price: £69.99

An unusual comic work, parodying the British legal system. New and revised edition. Illustrated throughout with many coloured plates by Harry Furniss.  

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1892 Voces Populi First and Second Series From Punch by F Anstey Illustrated
1892 Voces Populi First and Second Series From Punch by F Anstey Illustrated

Price: £89.99

The first and second series of Voces Populi, reprinted from Punch. Two volumes bound in one. Containing a number of humorous discourses, with many amusing illustrations throughout. Ink inscription to front blank dated 1900. ...

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1894 Bon-Mots Samuel Foote and Theodore Hooke Walter Jerrold Illustrated Scarce
1894 Bon-Mots Samuel Foote and Theodore Hooke Walter Jerrold Illustrated Scarce

Price: £90.00

A scarce copy of this small collection of humorous anecdotes and tales from Samuel Foote and Theodore Hooke. Illustrated throughout with, 'Grotesques' from Aubrey Beardsley.

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1898 Jerome K. Jerome The Second Thoughts Of An Idle Fellow First Edition
1898 Jerome K. Jerome The Second Thoughts Of An Idle Fellow First Edition

Price: £55.00

A first edition, second printing on this collection of  essays by Jerome K. Jerome.A follow-up to his earlier work The Idle Thoughts of An Idle Fellow, the work contains humorous works of such titles as "The Art of Making Up...

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1899 Mr Punch's Book of Arms E T Reed Illustrated Heraldry Comic Satirical
1899 Mr Punch's Book of Arms E T Reed Illustrated Heraldry Comic Satirical

Price: £50.00

A humorous work on numerous coats of arms.Unpaginated, 65 leaves in total with 29 comic coats of arms.Each coat of arms has a description and motto.Written and illustrated by Edward Tennyson Reed, the British cartoonist....

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1899 The Political Struwwelpter Harold Begbie Illustrated Satire Dr Hoffmann
1899 The Political Struwwelpter Harold Begbie Illustrated Satire Dr Hoffmann

Price: £90.00

The third edition of this satirical work.The Political Struwwelpeter is a parody of Dr Heinrich Hoffmann's children's book Struwwelpeter. The original tale is a series of ten moral rhymed stories about children. It was one of the earliest...

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1902 H. Carruthers Gould Froissart's Modern Chronicles Humour History Parody
1902 H. Carruthers Gould Froissart's Modern Chronicles Humour History Parody

Price: £34.00

A 1902 third impression of H. Carruthers Gould's Froissart's Modern Chronicles, with black and white illustrations.Froissart's Modern Chronicles is a parody of Froissart's Chronicles, a documentation of the Hundred Years War. H....

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1904 2 vol Francis RABELAIS Gargantua Pantagruel Heath ROBINSON Illustrated
1904 2 vol Francis RABELAIS Gargantua Pantagruel Heath ROBINSON Illustrated

Price: £295.00

This weird, wonderful, bawdy satire featuring the lives and exploits of two giants was written by a sixteenth century monk, and in this edition was published for the first time with fantastically grotesque illustrations...

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1906-1930 7vol Punch Almanack Illustrated Colour Plates
1906-1930 7vol Punch Almanack Illustrated Colour Plates

Price: £160.00

A uniformly bound set of Punch the Humorous magazine.Vol CVVV - Punch 1906Vol CLII - Punch 1917Vol CLXIN - Punch 1923 IVol CLXV - Punch 1923 II (Summer)Vol CLXXVII - Punch 1929 IIVol CLXXVIII - Punch 1930 IVol CLXXIX - Punch 1930 IIPunch,...

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1908 Ralph Nevill Piccadilly To Pall Mall: Manners, Morals, And Man Illus.1st Ed
1908 Ralph Nevill Piccadilly To Pall Mall: Manners, Morals, And Man Illus.1st Ed

Price: £130.00

A first edition of this book of social commentary, illustrated with contemporary photographs.This copy is presented in a signed Bickers & Son binding: the binder's stamp can be found to the front free endpaper. The authors provide...

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1911 2Vols Albert Meyrac Le Regent Ses Filles Ses Maitresses Quarter Morocco
1911 2Vols Albert Meyrac Le Regent Ses Filles Ses Maitresses Quarter Morocco

Price: £95.00

A work of historical gossip by Albert Meyrac, part of his Chroniques indiscretes et galantes d'autrfois series.Undated, but dated on Abe to 1911.Meyrac was a journalist with a strong attachment to the Ardennes, the folklore of...

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1911 Queery Leary Nonsense Edward Lear Lady Strachey Illustrated
1911 Queery Leary Nonsense Edward Lear Lady Strachey Illustrated

Price: £89.99

A collection of some of the poems and illustrations of Edwrad Lear, comic poet and artists. Lear is famous for his nonsense rhymes, particularly his limericks. With coloured plates and an introduction by the Earl of Cromer.

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1912-1925 2vol Punch Illustrated Magazine Humorous Cartoons CXLII and CLXVIII
1912-1925 2vol Punch Illustrated Magazine Humorous Cartoons CXLII and CLXVIII

Price: £99.99

Two volumes of the famous humorous publication Punch. Illustrated throughout with many caricactures and cartoons in the text. Including coloured plates to the rear of volume CLXVII. Containing volume CLXII (1912) and CLXVII (1925) ...

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1917 The Lighter Side of School Life Ian Hay L Baumer Coloured Plates Teachers
1917 The Lighter Side of School Life Ian Hay L Baumer Coloured Plates Teachers

Price: £20.00

A satirical look at school life.Major General John Hay Beith, CBE was a British schoolmaster and soldier, but he is best remembered as a novelist, playwright, essayist and historian who wrote under the pen name Ian Hay.A series of...

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1922 Bunkum Entertainments Laughable Skits Robert Ganthony Illustrations
1922 Bunkum Entertainments Laughable Skits Robert Ganthony Illustrations

Price: £35.00

A scarce copy of Ganthony's guide for the amateur to amuse his friends.With a portrait Frontispiece, and a number of vignette illustrations throughout. Includes chapters on Bunkums; Travesties and Oddities; and Drawing-Room Comediettas....

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1926 LES INCONNUS Lovibond SHOOSMITH Caricature HUMOUR
1926 LES INCONNUS Lovibond SHOOSMITH Caricature HUMOUR

Price: £64.99

Original printed paper wraps. A scarce copy of this delightful collection of portraits depicting various characters, presumably from Oundle, with one colour portrait. There are nineteen pages of plates, some with multiple portraits...

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1928 Humour in the Hunting Field G D Armour Illustrated Plates First Edition
1928 Humour in the Hunting Field G D Armour Illustrated Plates First Edition

Price: £145.00

 An attractive and amusing collaboration between the artist George Denholm Armour and commentator 'Crascredo'. On the subject of hunting, with numerous illustrations of horsemanship and the countryside. One-page autograph...

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1933 Caran D'Ache the Supreme With an Introduction bt H M Bateman Cartoons First
1933 Caran D'Ache the Supreme With an Introduction bt H M Bateman Cartoons First

Price: £79.99

An amusing collection of the cartoons of Caran D'Ache. First edition thus. With an introduction by British cartoonist H. M. Bateman.

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1936 Tableau de la Caricature Medicale Illustrated A Weber lepreux chirurgien
1936 Tableau de la Caricature Medicale Illustrated A Weber lepreux chirurgien

Price: £69.99

A comical and informative collection of medical cartoons from places such as Japan, France and Athens.With one hundred and thirty illustrations of sculpture, cartoons and sketches of diseases.Cartoons depict the fever and the cold,...

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1938 Low Again A Pageant of Politics David Low Satire Caricature
1938 Low Again A Pageant of Politics David Low Satire Caricature

Price: £34.99

A first edition of this collection of satirical cartoons by David Low.  Low was a self-taught cartoonist. Born in New Zealand, he worked in his native country before migrating to Sydney, Australia in 1911, and ultimately to...

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1950 A Dog Day or The Angel in the House Illustrated Dustwrapper Walter Emanuel
1950 A Dog Day or The Angel in the House Illustrated Dustwrapper Walter Emanuel

Price: £90.00

A pocket sized juvenile work.Scarce in original dustwrapper which is preserved in brodart wrap.A Dog Day is a description of a day in the life of a dog. It is written as the diary of the dog with new entries every few minutes. Examples...

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1950 A Short Trot with a Cultured Mind Patrick Campbell and Ronald Searle 1st Ed
1950 A Short Trot with a Cultured Mind Patrick Campbell and Ronald Searle 1st Ed

Price: £33.99

A humorous collection of short stories from Patrick Campbell, brilliantly illustrated by Ronald Searle. First edition. Featuring various illustrations and illustrated dustwrapper.

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1950 L'Enfance de Becassine Caumery Illustrated French Comic Strip J P Pinchon
1950 L'Enfance de Becassine Caumery Illustrated French Comic Strip J P Pinchon

Price: £45.00

A bright copy of this French comic strip.A reprint of this work originally published in 1913.Becassine is a comic strip based on the heroine of the same name. It first appeared in La Semaine de Suzette. She is considered to be the...

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1951 Models of Propriety Caprices for Ladies and Gentlemen W Russell Flint
1951 Models of Propriety Caprices for Ladies and Gentlemen W Russell Flint

Price: £55.00

A beautifully illustrated satirical work by Sir William Russell Flint.Sir William Russel Flint was a Scottish artist and illustrator best known for his watercolour paintings of women.

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1953 An Experience of Critics and Approach to Dramatic Criticism Ronald Searle
1953 An Experience of Critics and Approach to Dramatic Criticism Ronald Searle

Price: £29.99

A collection of works on and by theatre critics, with illustrations by Ronald Searle. First edition, fourth impression.

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1953 The Female Approach With Masculine Sidelights by Ronal Searle Max Beerbohm
1953 The Female Approach With Masculine Sidelights by Ronal Searle Max Beerbohm

Price: £34.99

A collection of amusing cartoons by Ronald Searle. First edition, tenth impression.

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1958 PG Wodehouse Selected Stories John Aldridge Humour Anthology Collection
1958 PG Wodehouse Selected Stories John Aldridge Humour Anthology Collection

Price: £84.00

A first edition of this selection of humorous stories by PG Wodehouse. Featuring an introduction by John W. Aldridge, there are fifteen of Jeeves' misadventures compiled here, all recalled in Wodehouse's unique style.

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1963 HISTORY of ENGLAND 1066 & all That SELLAR YEATMAN
1963 HISTORY of ENGLAND 1066 & all That SELLAR YEATMAN

Price: £55.00

A humorous look at British history. Bound in cloth with clipped dustwrapper. With numerous in text illustrations. Walter Carruthers Sellar (1898 1951) and Punch. Robert Julian Yeatman (1897 1968)are Scottish humourists who wrote...

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1968-1984 14Vol Giles Sunday Express and Daily Express Cartoons Ronald Giles
1968-1984 14Vol Giles Sunday Express and Daily Express Cartoons Ronald Giles

Price: £230.00

A nice collection of the renowned cartoon anthologies Giles, originally published daily in the Daily Express and Sunday Express newspapers. The collection includes; Twenty-Second Series 1968, with an introduction by Sir Max...

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1980 The King of Beasts by Ronald Searle Illustrated Humour Dustwrapper First Ed
1980 The King of Beasts by Ronald Searle Illustrated Humour Dustwrapper First Ed

Price: £19.99

A lovely copy of this amusing collection of illustrations by Ronald Searle. Searle (1920 2011)  was a British artist and satirical cartoonist. He is perhaps best remembered as the creator of St Trinian's School and for his...

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1982 Ronald Searle's Big Fat Cat Book Colour Illustrations First Thus
1982 Ronald Searle's Big Fat Cat Book Colour Illustrations First Thus

Price: £26.99

A wonderful collection of humorous cartoons of cats by beloved artists Ronald Searle. First edition thus. Comprised of many colour plates.

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1983 A Wolf in Frog's Clothing Alphonse Allais Uncorrected Proof Copy
1983 A Wolf in Frog's Clothing Alphonse Allais Uncorrected Proof Copy

Price: £44.99

A brilliantly humorous anthology of the best of Alphonse Allais, selected, translated and introduced by Miles Kington. Uncorrected proof copy, part of the Methuen Humour Classics. Featuring the original illustrated dustwrapper,...

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1985 The Spruggins Gallery Reprint Nicolas Barker Countess of Morley Portraits
1985 The Spruggins Gallery Reprint Nicolas Barker Countess of Morley Portraits

Price: £45.00

A reprint of this humoruous work of portraits and caricature.First printed privately in 1829 and here reprinted for members of The National Trust in 1985. A parody of collected portrait and antiquities albums belonging to the aristocracy and...

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2005 The Gripes of Wrath Simon Carr Dustwrapper First Edition Signed
2005 The Gripes of Wrath Simon Carr Dustwrapper First Edition Signed

Price: £28.00

This is a signed first edition of this humorous work by Simon Carr.The Gripes of Wrath is a collection of true stories that portray the social pitfalls of modern Britain by political columnist Simon Carr.

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c1780 Davenport's Exquisite Effusions Of Wit and Humour Scarce Pamphlet
c1780 Davenport's Exquisite Effusions Of Wit and Humour Scarce Pamphlet

Price: £69.99

A scarce extract being a 'judicious collection of Laughable Tales, Extraordinary Adventures, Odd Characters, Out-of-the-way Occurences, Whimsical Circumstances, Droll Transactions, Extravagances in Love and Friendship, Witty Sayings,...

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c1820 Political Queen That Jack Loves Cruickshank Woodcuts Scarce Third Edition
c1820 Political Queen That Jack Loves Cruickshank Woodcuts Scarce Third Edition

Price: £195.00

A scarce copy of The Political Queen that Jack Loves is a satire in verse on George IV in defence of Queen Caroline. Illustrated with thirteen woodcuts by George Cruikshank. One of several Parodies of William Hone's Political...

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c1850 2vols COMIC HISTORY England Rome LEECH & BECKETT
c1850 2vols COMIC HISTORY England Rome LEECH & BECKETT

Price: £145.00

Gilbert Abbott A'Beckett's Comic History of England and Rome, with hand-coloured engravings by John Leech, which are considered to be some of his best work. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and decoration.  Pages 3 to 13...

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c1860 2vin1 Comic History of England G A A Beckett John Leach Illustrated Humour
c1860 2vin1 Comic History of England G A A Beckett John Leach Illustrated Humour

Price: £75.00

A humorous parody of England's history.Starting at the Invasion by the Britons invasion by Julius Caesar and ending at George II. This satirical work is supported by humorous caricatures by John Leech.With twenty coloured plates and...

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c1860 Comic History of England by A'BECKETT illus LEECH
c1860 Comic History of England by A'BECKETT illus LEECH

Price: £140.00

Contains hand coloured illustrations by John Leech, which were considered to be some of his best works. Bound in cloth with gilt letterign and decoration. Rebacked with the original cloth. John Leech (1817 1864) was an English...

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c1860 Joe Millers Jests or the Wits Vade Mecum Compiled by John Mottley
c1860 Joe Millers Jests or the Wits Vade Mecum Compiled by John Mottley

Price: £84.99

A humourous book of 247 ancient and contemporary witticisms compiled by John Mottley. This is a facsimile reproduction of the 1734 edition, printed around 1860, with a double acrostic poem tipped-in to front free endpaper. John...

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c1872 George Manville Fenn The World of Wit and Humour Illustrations Collection
c1872 George Manville Fenn The World of Wit and Humour Illustrations Collection

Price: £80.00

A leather half-bound copy of The World of Wit and Humour, a collection of comedic pieces by various authors. With balck and white illustrations throughout. The World of Wit and Humour was one of two anthologies Fenn...

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c1875 2vols Puniana Or Thoughts Wise and Other Whys H Rowley Illustrated Riddles
c1875 2vols Puniana Or Thoughts Wise and Other Whys H Rowley Illustrated Riddles

Price: £60.00

An interesting collection of humorous anecdotes, riddles and jokes edited by Hugh Rowley.Two volumes of the Puniana, with thousands of riddles and puns. No date to title page, dated from copac. With hundreds of vignette illustrations...

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c1890 A New Light Thrown Across the Keep It Quite Darkest Africa Burnand Scarce
c1890 A New Light Thrown Across the Keep It Quite Darkest Africa Burnand Scarce

Price: £128.00

An interesting and scarce satirical work.With humorous vignette and full page illustrations throughout.A comical and unusual book telling the tale of the narrator's journey to Africa. Sir Francis Cowley Burnand was an English comic...

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c1893 Everybody's Book of Correct Conduct Etiquette Everyday Life Advertisements
c1893 Everybody's Book of Correct Conduct Etiquette Everyday Life Advertisements

Price: £99.99

An amusing little book of Victorian etiquette, detailing correct and incorrect ways to behave in given situations. With many interesting advertisements to front and rear.

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c1894 La Vie De Londres Cotes Riants French Satirical Illustrations Mars Scarce
c1894 La Vie De Londres Cotes Riants French Satirical Illustrations Mars Scarce

Price: £79.99

This is a scarce copy of this collection of satirical illustrations depicting life in turn of the century London.Printed in French and providing a French view of London with several coloured illustrations.Includes...

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c1898 Thackerayana Notes and Anecdotes William Makepeace Thackeray Illustrated
c1898 Thackerayana Notes and Anecdotes William Makepeace Thackeray Illustrated

Price: £36.00

A depiction of humorous incidents in Thackeray's school life and his favourite book characters.With hundreds of illustrations and a colour frontispiece.Originally published in 1875, Thackerayana was immediately suppressed because...

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c1917 Poy's War Cartoons Percy Fearon The Evening News Scarce Illus Caricature
c1917 Poy's War Cartoons Percy Fearon The Evening News Scarce Illus Caricature

Price: £90.00

A scarce copy of this collection of humorous cartoons.The collected cartoons of Percy Fearon, known as Poy. Originally published in The Evening News, the cartoons cover the First World War.With an introduction by W McCartney.

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c1938 Albert and Balbus and Samuel Small M Edgar Illustrated John Hassall Humour
c1938 Albert and Balbus and Samuel Small M Edgar Illustrated John Hassall Humour

Price: £60.00

A collection of monologues written by comic Marriott Edgar.Illustrated throughout, with 42 character illustrations by John Hassall.All monologues are written by Edgar apart from 'Sam's Medal' which is by Mabel Constanduros and Michael...

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c1960 6vol Archivo General de la Nacion Ramo de la Inquicision Spanish
c1960 6vol Archivo General de la Nacion Ramo de la Inquicision Spanish

Price: £250.00

A collection of privately-assembled copies of records, containing details of the Spanish Inquisition.In Spanish.Comprised of many facsimile plates from original sixteenth-century texts.Containing:Proceso de la Inquisicion Contra Por...

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