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Album du journal Spirou  148e
1 Album du journal Spirou 148e
Paris Dupuis 1978 Illustrated boards Very Good Periodical, text in French 4to R. Leloup (cover) et. al. 
Contains issues 2073 - 2085, previous owner's name to ffep. edges of rear board worn, text in French. 
Price: 39.00 CDN
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Album du journal Spirou  158e
2 Album du journal Spirou 158e
Paris Dupuis 1981 Illustrated boards Very Good Periodical, text in French 4to 
Contains issues 2203 - 2215, previous owner's name to ffep. edges of rear board worn, text in French. 
Price: 32.50 CDN
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Fun, And Flirtation, Forfeits : intended for evening amusement
3 Fun, And Flirtation, Forfeits : intended for evening amusement
London Frederick Warne & Co. 1866 Cloth Very Good 64mo. 
viii, [3], 12-96 pages. Stated on printed title page: "New edition, with coloured illustrations" i.e.: colour frontispiece and colour title page. One of Warne's Bijou Books. No stated date of issue. 3.8 x 2.7 inches; all edges gilded. Professionally stabilized: loose signatures tightened and front endpaper re-hinged. 79 short humorous role-play scenes. 
Price: 227.50 CDN
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Hark! A Vagrant [signed], Beaton, Kate
4 Beaton, Kate Hark! A Vagrant [signed]
Montreal Drawn and Quarterly 2011 1770460608 / 9781770460607 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo. Signed
168 pages. First hardcover edition: September 2011 [stated], with full number line. Slight ding to upper corner of rear panel. Author's signature on bookplate on front endpaper. Else clean and unmarked. 
Price: 71.50 CDN
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The Book of Ballads AND Firmilian The Student of Badajoz:  A Spasmodic Tragedy, Bon Gaultier; Theodore Martin; T. Percy Jones [William Edmondstoune Aytoun]
5 Bon Gaultier; Theodore Martin; T. Percy Jones [William Edmondstoune Aytoun] The Book of Ballads AND Firmilian The Student of Badajoz: A Spasmodic Tragedy
New York W. J. Widdleton Cloth Very Good 12mo. 
216; 165 pages and two leaves of ads at rear. Publisher's green cloth with bevelled boards; gilt to front and spine; brown slate endpapers. Extremities rubbed; no inscriptions; binding sound. Spanish Ballads, American Ballads, Miscellaneous Ballads; and Aytoun's parody of the Spasmodics. No stated date of issue [c. 1875]; verso of Firmilian title page gives an extract from the North British Review for September 1866. 
Price: 292.50 CDN
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Laughing Their Way. Women's Humor in America, Bruere, Martha Bensley and Mary Ritter Beard
6 Bruere, Martha Bensley and Mary Ritter Beard Laughing Their Way. Women's Humor in America
New York The MacMillan Company 1934 First Edition Cloth Good 8vo., Boards 
xv, 295pp. spine sunned 
Price: 58.50 CDN
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A Ram on the Rampage, Cranston, Toller
7 Cranston, Toller A Ram on the Rampage
Agincourt, ON Gage Publishing 1977 0771593376 / 9780771593376 Soft Cover Very Good 4to. 
88 pages. Whimsical prose and illustrations: "a book of funny, fantastical sketches of Super Ram, a most beguilling hero" [rear cover]. Lots of pink. Uncommon. 
Price: 58.50 CDN
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How to be Oxbridge: A Bluffer's Handbook, Gill, Anton
8 Gill, Anton How to be Oxbridge: A Bluffer's Handbook
London Grafton / Collins 1985 0246124326 / 9780246124326 Cloth Very Good Very Good 8vo. ffolkes 
xii, 230 pages. Unobtrusive gift inscription top right front free endpaper [the light blue endpapers feature a map of black lines: the inscription is in black]. Else unmarked, in sound binding and unclipped jacket. 
Price: 50.00 CDN
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Women of New York, Hankins, Marie Louise
9 Hankins, Marie Louise Women of New York
New York Marie Louise Hankins & Co. 1861 Cloth Very Good short 8vo. Marie Louise Hankins 
354 pages, with double frontispiece, 34 plates and some in-text illustrations, [pages 350-4 are ads]. Orange cloth stamped in gilt. All edges gilded. Publisher's original yellow endpapers. Most of gilt gone from spine; light soiling to cloth; occasional unobtrusive spotting within. Binding sound and hinges secure. A very good example. Pagination jumps from 332 to 337 but nothing is lacking. Hankins included all plates in pagination except for the two facing ones "Peculiarities To Begin With" between pages 13/14 so the hiatus between 332/337 may be a nod to that. 
Price: 292.50 CDN
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Literary Lapses : A Book of Sketches, Leacock, Stephen
10 Leacock, Stephen Literary Lapses : A Book of Sketches
Montreal Gazette Printing Company 1910 Cloth Good 12mo. 
125 pages. Light soiling to covers; extremities rubbed; label chipped; cloth spine panell proud along upper board. Binding sound; old ownership signature to front free endpaper. 
Price: 50.00 CDN
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Comic Offering; or Ladies' Melange of Literary Mirth, for MDCCCXXXIII., Sheridan, Louisa Henrietta ed.
11 Sheridan, Louisa Henrietta ed. Comic Offering; or Ladies' Melange of Literary Mirth, for MDCCCXXXIII.
London Smith, Elder and Co. 1833 leather Good 12mo Robert Seymour, et al. 
xii, 346 pages. Oxblood embossed leather binding with elaborate Green Man, fairies, and botanicals; gilt-stamped title, place of publication, and year on spine; all edges gilt. Lacking front and rear free endpapers, the engraved frontispiece, engraved title page and the final unpaginated leaf following p. 346. All else present and securely bound. Minor staining throughout; small chip off margin of "Figurative geography" plate. Profusely illustrated with considerable humour. 
Price: 195.00 CDN
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The Seal in the Bedroom and Other Predicaments, Thurber, James
12 Thurber, James The Seal in the Bedroom and Other Predicaments
New York Harper & Brothers 1932 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 4to. James Thurber 
First printing of first edition. Rubbing and light soiling to covers. Textblock edges foxed and light foxing within. Binding sound, hinges secure, former owner's signature to front free endpaper. Remarkably the tissue band at rear remains tipped-in from top, with the $2 in "Give the nice man (or nice lady) $2 and get..." has been blacked out. 
Price: 214.50 CDN
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Joy in the Morning, Wodehouse, P.G.
13 Wodehouse, P.G. Joy in the Morning
London Herbert Jenkins 1947 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good 8vo 
256 pages. Jacket not clipped, rubbed at extremities, with shallow chipping to head and foot of spine panel and a larger chip (with creases) at foot of front panel - Now in brodart sleeve. Boards remarkably fresh. The three outer edges foxed. Interior clean and free of inscription. First printing stated. Small ticket of Willis Books Halifax to front endpaper. 
Price: 188.50 CDN
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The Code of the Woosters, Wodehouse, P.G.
14 Wodehouse, P.G. The Code of the Woosters
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1938 First Canadian Edition Cloth Very Good Good 8vo 
312 pages. A touch of sunning to head and foot of spine where the jacket has chipped off. Jacket also chipped at tips and slightly to edges; now in brodart sleeve. Gift inscription to first free endpaper. Tiny dot to fore-edge an inch below top [15 pages worth but not visible on margins]. Top edge and fore-edge slightly more tanned than lower edge. Else clean and unmarked in sound binding. 
Price: 227.50 CDN
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The Luck of the Bodkins, Wodehouse, P.G.
15 Wodehouse, P.G. The Luck of the Bodkins
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1935 First Canadian Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good 8vo 
311 pages. An excellent example.. Small chips to jacket; now in brodart sleeve. Gift inscription to first free endpaper dated 1936. Tiny dot to top edge [10 pages worth but not visible on margin]. Else clean and unmarked in sound binding. text block is 1.25 inches; no topstain. Apparently three hues of paper were used as the edges are grouped in three shades of tawny. 
Price: 188.50 CDN
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