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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

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: N.Y., Hurst & Co.: 1881

Seller ID: 005050

Condition: Very Good


Original dark green blindstamped cloth on boards. Arlington Edition. Inside back cover advertises Somer Pianos. 312 pp. of humour. View more info

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Pictures of Life and Character from the Collection of Mr. Punch (Second Series)

By: N/A

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, Bradbury, Agnew, & Co.:

Seller ID: 008656

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


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 Eng... View more info

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The Comic History of Rome

By: A'Beckett, Gilbert A.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London, Bradbury, Agnew & Co.:

Seller ID: 010133

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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The Comic History of England (Two-Vol. Set)

By: A'Beckett, Gilbert A.

Price: $400.00

Publisher: London, Bradbury, Agnew, & Co.:

Seller ID: 010134

Condition: Very Good


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... View more info

How to Torture Your Wife

By: Adams, Caswell

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, John C. Winston Co.: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012529

Condition: Good Plus


Red cloth on boards showing edge wear. Descriptions on verso, full-page drawings on recto. Cartoons were previously published in the New York Tribune, 1940-1947. There are a lot of uncomfortable truths in these cartoons ! View more info

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Knocking the Neighbors

By: Ade, George

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, Page & Company: 1912

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 005786

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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The Queen of Sheba

By: Aldrich, Thomas Bailey

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, David Douglas: 1900

Seller ID: 003907

Condition: Good


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. View more info

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Three Men - and Troddles; Being Some Further Exploits of a Well-known Quartette

By: Andom, R.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, George Newnes Ltd.: 1916

Seller ID: 004541

Condition: Good Plus


Original pictorial orange cloth on boards. The ninth book of Troddles. Cover faded, corners worn, and inscription. 318 pp. View more info

Just Enough Fog to Keep it Cool

By: Ashe, Robert

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Tantallon, N.S., Four East Publications: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012767

ISBN: 0920427057

Condition: Good Plus


Robert Ashe shares columns he wrote for the local newspaper in 1983-85. Meet the people you never see on the street, like the lady you saw in the men's room at the library. 112 pp. View more info

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My Lady Nicotine

By: Barrie, J.M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Rahway, N.J., The Mershon Company:

Seller ID: 004093

Condition: Good Plus


Original green cloth on boards. A series of short essays, often humourous, on smoking. Interior clean. Covers soiled. 231 pp. View more info

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When a Man's Single

By: Barrie, James M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: N.Y., J.S. Ogilvie Publishing Company:

Edition: Brighton Edition

Seller ID: 004855

Condition: Good


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. View more info

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Fast Fast Fast Relief

By: Berton, Pierre

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland and Stewart: 1962

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 010226

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Best of Beutel Editorial Cartoons (Signed)

By: Beutel, Josh

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Saint John, N.B., Lanceman Graphics Ltd.: 1983

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 003310

ISBN: 0-9691592-0-X

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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True (Blue) Grit: A Frank McKenna Review (Signed)

By: Beutel, Josh

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Saint John, N.B., Lanceman Productions: 1996

Edition: First Edition Stated

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 003890

ISBN: 0-9691592-2-6

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

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True (Blue) Grit; A Frank McKenna Review

By: Beutel, Josh

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Saint John, N.B., Lanceman Productions: 1996

Edition: First Edition Stated

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 004132

ISBN: 0969159226

Condition: Very Good


Original red and white pictorial soft cover. Essays on McKenna by several prominent people, with cartoons by Beutel. 205 pp. View more info

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Cartoons By Beutel

By: Beutel, Josh

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Saint John, N.B., The Telegraph-Journal: 1981

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 009774

Condition: Good Plus


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. View more info

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Say Goodnight, Dick

By: Beutel, Josh

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Fredericton, Non Entity Press: 1985

Edition: First

Seller ID: 009823

ISBN: 0-920483-07-0

Condition: Very Good


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 initia... View more info

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Say Goodnight, Dick

By: Beutel, Josh

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Fredericton, Non Entity Press: 1985

Edition: First

Inscription: Inscribed and Initialled By Beutel

Seller ID: 011710

ISBN: 0-920483-07-0

Condition: Very Good


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 initia... View more info

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The Chronicle of Kan-Uk the Kute

By: Black, Frank Burne

Price: $22.00

Publisher: N.Y., G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1918

Seller ID: 007077

Condition: Good Plus to Very Good


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. View more info

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Cartoons By Blaine

By: Blaine

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hamilton, Ontario, Hamilton Spectator: 1970

Inscription: Signed by Author/Illustrator

Seller ID: 000328

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info