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Betsey Jane Ward, (Better-Half to Artemus) Hur Book of Goaks with a Hull Akkownt of the Coartship & Maridge to A4said Artemus
1 Betsey Jane Ward, (Better-Half to Artemus) Hur Book of Goaks with a Hull Akkownt of the Coartship & Maridge to A4said Artemus
N.Y. Hurst & Co. 1881 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Pikturs Drawed By Mrs. B. Jane Ward 
Original dark green blindstamped cloth on boards. Arlington Edition. Inside back cover advertises Somer Pianos. 312 pp. of humour. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Pictures of Life and Character from the Collection of Mr. Punch (Second Series)
2 Pictures of Life and Character from the Collection of Mr. Punch (Second Series)
London Bradbury, Agnew, & Co. Flexible Cloth Good Plus to Very Good No Jacket 12x18 Oblong John Leech 
Original red cloth on flexible card. Bookplate of Sir George Stephen, Bart.,who was President of the Bank of Montreal at the time he founded the Canadian Pacific Railway Company and served as its first President. No date; estimated 1880. First free endpaper chipped around edges; balance of pages intact and clean. Minor wear to cover edges and corners. A barrelful of whimsey, political intrigue, and common occurrences which will help any reader better understand England of the day. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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The Comic History of England (Two-Vol. Set), A'Beckett, Gilbert A.
3 A'Beckett, Gilbert A. The Comic History of England (Two-Vol. Set)
London Bradbury, Agnew, & Co. 3/4 Leather on Marbled Board Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall John Leech 
Blue leather in 3/4 style on marbled boards. No writing. Top edges gilt. Suggestion of shelf wear on bottom corners. Serious and not-so-serious students of English history alike will profit from this lovely set. Fans of John Leech will appreciate his 20 coloured steel engravings as well as his dozens of smaller drawings. Ca. 1850 (A'Beckett died in 1856). Just the ticket for someone who is taking life and history far too seriously ! Very heavy set will need extra postage. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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The Comic History of Rome, A'Beckett, Gilbert A.
4 A'Beckett, Gilbert A. The Comic History of Rome
London Bradbury, Agnew & Co. 3/4 Leather on Marbled Board Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall John Leech 
Bound in blue leather 3/4 style on marbled boards. Minor scrapes to both covers. No writing. Five raised bands lightly abraded. Ten steel engravings in colour by John Leech, as well as dozens of smaller drawings. Students of Roman history will chuckle at the clever puns, the musical names, and the good-natured ribbing of serious historians. Foxing freckles too few to mention. 418 pp. with index. Very heavy (and beautiful) book will need extra postage. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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Knocking the Neighbors, Ade, George
5 Ade, George Knocking the Neighbors
Garden City, N.Y. Doubleday, Page & Company 1912 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Albert Levering 
Original brown cloth on boards. Humourous social commentary. Every one of these short stories ends with a moral. This book looks like nearly new except for rubbed spine title and slightly worn corners. By the author of The College Widow and Fables in Slang. 229 pp. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Queen of Sheba , Aldrich, Thomas Bailey
6 Aldrich, Thomas Bailey The Queen of Sheba
Edinburgh David Douglas 1900 Flexible Leather Good  No Jacket 24mo - over 5" - 5" tall 
Original brown suede illustrated and lettered by pyrography. The story appeared in five parts in Atlantic Monthly in 1877, 14 years before My Cousin the Colonel, with which it is often twinned. The protagonist, a bank cashier and bookkeeper, plans a three-week holiday on horseback in northern New Hampshire. Mary, his newly-purchased steed, has her own agenda. 231 pp., followed by several attractively-illustrated ads.  
Price: 20.00 USD
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Henry; America's Funniest Youngster in 100 Selected Laughs, Anderson, Carl
7 Anderson, Carl Henry; America's Funniest Youngster in 100 Selected Laughs
Philadelphia David McKay Company 1945 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good Minus 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Carl Anderson 
White paper boards showing Henry sharing a peppermint stick with a girl whose name I can't remember. Book is clean and sound. DJ chipped along top edge. Carl Anderson, the artist, was 67 before Henry showed up in Saturday Evening Post in 1932. Henry seldom speaks, but is always just going about his business - just being a helpful kid. What a contrast with the garbage offered by some as "comics" today ! Approximately 50 pp. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Three Men - and Troddles; Being Some Further Exploits of a Well-known Quartette , Andom, R.
8 Andom, R. Three Men - and Troddles; Being Some Further Exploits of a Well-known Quartette
London George Newnes Ltd. 1916 Hard Cover Good Plus  No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Bernhard Hugh 
Original pictorial orange cloth on boards. The ninth book of Troddles. Cover faded, corners worn, and inscription. 318 pp.  
Price: 20.00 USD
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My Lady Nicotine , Barrie, J.M.
9 Barrie, J.M. My Lady Nicotine
Rahway, N.J. The Mershon Company Hard Cover Good Plus  No Jacket 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
Original green cloth on boards. A series of short essays, often humourous, on smoking. Interior clean. Covers soiled. 231 pp.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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When a Man's Single , Barrie, James M.
10 Barrie, James M. When a Man's Single
N.Y. J.S. Ogilvie Publishing Company Brighton Edition Hard Cover Good  No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Original grey-green cloth elaborately decorated in black florals on boards. Title page torn 2 inches at gutter foot. Cover soil and tanned text. Centred around Barrie's experience in the Nottingham Journal office. 242 pp. plus catalogs.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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Fast Fast Fast Relief, Berton, Pierre
11 Berton, Pierre Fast Fast Fast Relief
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1962 First ( No Additional printings) Hard Cover Very Good Good Plus to Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall George Feyer 
Bright orange cloth on boards. Tiny chips head and foot of DJ. Chapter titles include: All My Own Work, Five Dilemmas of Our Time, The Canadian Way of Life, The Writing Game, Seasonal Reflections of a Country Dweller, and Dreams and Daydreams. This material first appeared in the Toronto Daily Star. 185 pp. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Best of Beutel Editorial Cartoons (Signed) , Beutel, Josh
12 Beutel, Josh Best of Beutel Editorial Cartoons (Signed)
Saint John, N.B. Lanceman Graphics Ltd. 1983 0-9691592-0-X / 9780969159209 Trade Paperback Very Good  No Jacket 8x10 Oblong Josh Beutel Inscribed and Signed By Author
Original red pictorial card covers. Foreword by the late Dalton Camp. Signed copy in excellent condition. Editorial cartoonist for the Saint John Telegraph-Journal and Evening Times-Globe since 1978. 174 pp.  
Price: 25.00 USD
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Cartoons By Beutel, Beutel, Josh
13 Beutel, Josh Cartoons By Beutel
Saint John, N.B. The Telegraph-Journal 1981 First ( No Additional printings) Soft Cover Good Plus No Jacket 9"x9" Josh Beutel 
Original illustrated soft cover. Ex-library. Beutel's first book of cartoons, with introduction by his editor, Fred Hazel. Political satire at its cleanest and best. Cover creased, with no marks or damage. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Say Goodnight, Dick, Beutel, Josh
14 Beutel, Josh Say Goodnight, Dick
Fredericton Non Entity Press 1985 0-920483-07-0 / 9780920483077 First Soft Cover Very Good 8 1/2 x 9 1/2 Oblong Josh Beutel 
Josh Beutel's third book portrays former premier Richard Hatfield of New Brunswick. Beutel is known locally for his work as editorial cartoonist for the Saint John Telegraph-Journal, which employment ceased several years ago. Beutel survived a defamation suit by Malcolm Ross, a former school teacher in Moncton who is described as a holocaust denier. Awarded $7500 from Beutel initially, Ross was later ordered by an appeals court to pay Beutel $5000 in costs, the initial suit having been quashed. Approx. 85 pp. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Say Goodnight, Dick, Beutel, Josh
15 Beutel, Josh Say Goodnight, Dick
Fredericton Non Entity Press 1985 0-920483-07-0 / 9780920483077 First Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8 1/2 x 9 1/2 Oblong Josh Beutel Inscribed and Initialled By Beutel
Josh Beutel's third book portrays former premier Richard Hatfield of New Brunswick. Beutel is known locally for his work as editorial cartoonist for the Saint John Telegraph-Journal, which employment ceased several years ago. Beutel survived a defamation suit by Malcolm Ross, a former school teacher in Moncton who is described as a holocaust denier. Awarded $7500 from Beutel initially, Ross was later ordered by an appeals court to pay Beutel $5000 in costs, the initial suit having been quashed. Approx. 85 pp. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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True (Blue) Grit: A Frank McKenna Review (Signed) , Beutel, Josh
16 Beutel, Josh True (Blue) Grit: A Frank McKenna Review (Signed)
Saint John, N.B. Lanceman Productions 1996 0-9691592-2-6 / 9780969159223 First Edition Stated Soft Cover Near Fine  No Jacket 8x9 Oblong Josh Beutel Inscribed and Signed By Author
Original colour pictorial soft cover. Cartoons by Beutel and essays by friends and foes. McKenna has served at Premier of New Brunswick and Ambassador to the United States. He is now employed by Toronto Dominion Bank. 205 pp.  
Price: 20.00 USD
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True (Blue) Grit;  A Frank McKenna Review , Beutel, Josh
17 Beutel, Josh True (Blue) Grit; A Frank McKenna Review
Saint John, N.B. Lanceman Productions 1996 0969159226 / 9780969159223 First Edition Stated Soft Cover Very Good  No Jacket 8x9 Oblong Josh Beutel Signed by Author
Original red and white pictorial soft cover. Essays on McKenna by several prominent people, with cartoons by Beutel. 205 pp.  
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Chronicle of Kan-Uk the Kute, Black, Frank Burne
18 Black, Frank Burne The Chronicle of Kan-Uk the Kute
N.Y. G.P. Putnam's Sons 1918 Hard Cover Good Plus to Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Original black cloth decorated in red and gold on boards. One leaf excised between the Dedication and Chapter I. Humourous approach to the soldiers' lives in the trenches, "where men do live in holes in the ground that they might thereby swat the Amalekites which are at this day called Huns."- Dedication. Cracked hinges glued front and back. Previous owner's name. 102 pp. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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Cartoons By Blaine , Blaine
19 Blaine Cartoons By Blaine
Hamilton, Ontario Hamilton Spectator 1970 Pictorial Cover Very Good  No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Blaine Signed by Author/Illustrator
Original oblong pictorial(cartoon) cover in black on white cloth, no DJ. Inscribed and signed by the artist author. Clever, astute drawings and gag lines with no smut ! I laughed until I could hardly breathe ! Definitively Canadian, but well-read Americans will enjoy it, too! Cartoons were originally published in the Hamilton Spectator, Hamilton, Ontario. Minor soil and staining to back cover, still Very Good.  
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Jolly Beggars; A Cantata (Langham Library of Humour Number 2) , Burns, Robert
20 Burns, Robert The Jolly Beggars; A Cantata (Langham Library of Humour Number 2)
Toronto The Musson Book Company Ltd. Original Wraps Good Plus  Good 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall Portrait Cover and Colour Front. By Joseph Simpson 
Original card covers in attached wraps. Second in the series, with no further titles listed (Lists to itself). Composed first in 1785, the scene is Mauchline, where Poosie Nancy had her change-house. 27 pp. with glossary, plus ad.  
Price: 18.00 USD
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