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1 ABBOTT à BECKETT, Gilbert. CRUIKSHANK, George Comic Blackstone. With [2] Illustrations by George Cruikshank.
Bradbury, Agnew, & Co, London , 1876, 
ABBOTT à BECKETT, Gilbert. The Comic Blackstone. With [2] Illustrations by George Cruikshank. New Edition. London : Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., 1876. Pp [1]-252. Illustrated. Small 8vo, black half leather, black cloth boards, ribbed spine. Contents : Introduction. I. Of the Rights of Persons. II. Of Real Property. III. Of Private Wrongs and Their Remedies. IV. Of Public Wrongsand Their Remedies. Wear to spine and edges, soiling to endpapers, occasio nal moderate foxing, contemporary name, else a very good, solid copy. 60.00

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2 ABINGDON, Alexander. SEUSS, Dr. Boners : Being a Collection of Schoolboy Wisdom, or Knowledge as It Is Sometimes Written, Compiled from Classrooms and Examination Papers by AlexanderAbingdon, and Illustrated by Dr. Seuss.
Viking Press, New York , 1931, 
(SEUSS, Dr.). ABINGDON, Alexander. Boners : Being a Collection of SchoolboyWisdom, or Knowledge as It Is Sometimes Written, Compiled from Classrooms and Examination Papers by Alexander Abingdon, and Illustrated by Dr. Seuss.New York : The Viking Press, Mxmxxxi. Third Printing, February 1931. Pp (6 ),v-viii,[1]-102. Small 8vo, red cloth, black lettering to front board and spine. Bubbling to cloth on rear board, browning to endpaper gutters, bookplate to front pastedown, remnant of bookplate or pouch to rear pastedown, else very good. 25.00

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3 ABRAHAMS, Gerald. Lunatics and Lawyers. First Edition in dustjacket.
Home and Val Thal, London , 1951, 
ABRAHAMS, Gerald. Lunatics and Lawyers. London : Home and Val Thal, (1951).First Edition. Pp [1]-200. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. “In t hese stories the lawyer replaces the lover and the poet as the proper literary companion for the lunatic. In a world becoming 'law-conscious' it is important that people shall realize that the pedantic types who 'serve' them are really compact of imagination. For the rest, these stories were writtenat many different places and times, and pretend to no collective unity. Ma ny of them are the reflections of real events: but those characters which were in danger of being true to life have been vested with sufficient of wit, wisdom and other virtues to deprive them of verisimilitude to all intentsand innuendos.” (Preface). White spotting to cloth, covers splayed, else g ood in edgeworn, unclipped, dustjacket. 30.00

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4 ALBRIGHT, Cam Blarney Blunder - Bluenoser.
J.D. Goodwin & D.F. Flawn, Dartmouth, N.S., 1973, 
ALBRIGHT, Cam. Blarney Blunder – Bluenoser. Dartmouth, N.S.: (J.D. Goodwin & D.F. Flawn, 1973). Pp [1]-80. Illustrated. Small 8vo, illustrated blue stapled card covers. “A collection of jokes and cartoons of the fishing life of the Maritimes, Featuring the Bluenoser – Blarney Blunder.” Very good. 9.00 Keywords :

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5 ALCOTT, Louisa M. Hospital Sketches and Camp and Fireside Stories.
Roberts Brothers, Boston, 1890, 
ALCOTT, Louisa M. Hospital Sketches and Camp and Fireside Stories. With Illustrations. Boston : Roberts Brothers, 1890. Pp (4),i-ii,[1]-379,(3), frontis + 2 plates. 8vo, brown cloth, maroon decoration and gilt lettering to front board and spine. Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888) was an American novelist, best known for the novel Little Women. She was a nurse in the Union Hospital at Georgetown, D.C., for six weeks in 1862-1863. Her letters home, revised and published in the Commonwealth and collected as Hospital Sketches (1863, republished with additions in 1869), garnered her first critical recognition for her observations and humor. Cocked, wear to spine ends and corners, cloth smudged, else very good. 80.00

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6 ALLEN, Webster V. Compute-R-Age. First Printing
Royal Ontario Museum / University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1968, ISBN:0802005578 
ALLEN, Webster V. Compute-R-Age. Illustrated by Webster V. Allen. N.pl.: MDI Publications, Management Development Institute, Inc., (1968). First Printing. Pp (80). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated orange card covers, lettered inwhite and black, with a blank spine. "Just after the first Great War, Mars hal Foch was asked the secret of success. He is reported to have thought for a minute befeore saying, "Take the difference between the old rough-riding hard rubber tire and the pneumatic tire—all we needed to achieve a great improvement was a little hot air." A light-hearted look ai ourselves is otten as revealing as an in-depth study -- and certainly a lot more fun. This book is dedicated to all those devoted men and women who are driven by professional pride of accomplishment, as well as by a touch of frustration, andenslaved by the computer. We hope this "cool" breeze of humor will be the pause that recharges." (prefatory note by Otto Mation). Very good. 16.00

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7 ALLEN, Woody Side Effects. 1st US in dj.
Random House, 1980, ISBN:0394511042 
ALLEN, Woody. Side Effects. NY: Random House, (1980).First US Edition. Pp. 149. 8vo, black paper covered boards, black cloth spine, silver titles to spine. Vg in dj. 25.00

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8 American Ornry Union) Auklet : An Irregular Irreverence Called a Journal. Vol. Unimous Auktober (Again) 1974. No. Nsense.
1974, 
(American Ornry Union). The Auklet : An Irregular Irreverence Called a Journal. Vol. Unimous Auktober (Again) 1974. No. Nsense. Pilfered & Plundered by The American Ornry Union, Switzerland, Oklahoma, U.S.A. Pp (2),1-29,(1) including covers. 8Vo, illustrated yellow stapled wrappers. A homorous periodical on ornithology. Very good. 15.00

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Heard at the Helm : A Humorous Look at the Sailing Lark. First Edition in dustjacket, ANDERSON, Robert, (ed.). REEMAN, Douglas GREEN, Michael CAMPBELL, Patrick
9 ANDERSON, Robert, (ed.). REEMAN, Douglas GREEN, Michael CAMPBELL, Patrick Heard at the Helm : A Humorous Look at the Sailing Lark. First Edition in dustjacket
Stanley Paul, London , 1968, 1968 
ANDERSON, Robert, (ed.). Heard at the Helm : A humorous look at the sailing lark. Illustrated by Ray Chesterton. London : Stanley Paul, (1968). First Edition. Pp [1]-128. Illustrated. 8vo (134 x 204 mm), blue cloth, silver lettering to spine.

Raymond 'Ray' Wilson Chesterton (b. February 22, 1912, Ashford, Kent).

"You will find them every week-end operating from the estuaries round our coasts in craft of varying sizes and hues and carrying a weird assortment of nautical names. They are the sailing enthusiasts, the men (and the women) who traditionally muck around in boats, and because they comprise a good cross-section of the community they throw up aspiring Chichesters in profusion from the most unexpected quarters.

So for many households during the sailing season the week-end sees a complete change in character in parents, sons and daughters. The man of the house discards his drab office uniform for the brightest blues and whites in pullovers, oilskins, T-shirts and slacks: his corded shoes and naval cap completing the colourful picture. His personality usually changes with his uniform and the family find they have a Captain Bligh on their hands. The women folk, no to be outdone, tend to achieve just as bright a sartorial effect.

How these sailing enthusiasts behave in and out of the water has provided a legion of tales, from the sailing type who took his wife on a disastrous honeymoon on the Broads to the woman crew member who was left behind to make room in the car for two crates of beer which were regarded as essential victualling supplies on board. This then is an attempt to mirror the life of the week-end sailors and shows the more light-hearted aspects of their sport." (from the dj).

1. The Best of Boat Worlds (by Douglas Reeman).

2. Sean Tar Joins Up (by Patrick Campbell).

3. A Coarse Sailor at Sea (by Michael Green).

4. All the Way There and Half the Way Back (by Jack Knights).

5. Never Go to Sea (by John Colson).

6. Captains Courageous (by Michael Green).

7. The Sloop-rigged Slum (by John Davies).

8. One Way of Learning (by Joyce Chesterton).

9. Fishing from Boats (by Ronald Pearsall).

Light foxing to endpapers, else very good in lightly browned, price-clipped dustjacket. 20.00



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10 ARMOUR, Richard Darrow, Paul Academic Bestiary. First Edition in dustjacket.
William Morrow & Co, New York, 1974, 
ARMOUR, Richard. The Academic Bestiary. Illustrated by Paul Darrow. New York : William Morrow & Co., 1974. First Printing. Pp (6),1-153,(1). 8vo. red cloth spine, beige paper-covered boards. A natural history of the strange species of Academe - The Full Professor, The Dissertation, The Tenure, The Activist, and many others. "Here is a highly original satire of colleges anduniversities in which wit, parody, and wild wordplay join with shrewd anal ysis and irreverent erudition. Writing of the strange land of Academe and its inhabitants, Armour twists Voltaire's famous words and finds this 'the best of all impossible worlds.'" - from the dj. Very good in torn dustjacket. 15.00

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11 ARMOUR, Richard HERSHFIELD, Leo Going Around in Academic Circles. First Edition in dustjacket
McGraw-Hill, New York, 1965, 
ARMOUR, Richard. Going Around in Academic Circles : A Low View of Higher Education. With Illustrations by Leo Hershfield. New York : McGraw-Hill, (1965). First Edition. Pp (10),1-140,(10). 8vo, blue cloth. Very good in dustjacket. 25.00

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12 ARMOUR, Richard McGINLEY, Phyllis (intro.) HERSHFIELD, Leo For Partly Proud Parents : Light Verse About Children. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed
Harper & Brothers, New York, 1950, 
ARMOUR, Richard. For Partly Proud Parents : Light Verse About Children. Introduction by Phyllis McGinley. Drawings by Leo Hirschfield. New York : Harper & Brothers, (1950). First US Edition. Pp. 53. 8vo, yellow ill. paper covered boards, red and black lettering to front and spine. Small chip to lower front board and lower rear corner, a few spots of "liquid paper" to the lower edges, tail of spine bumped, else very good in price-clipped dustjacket. (slight browning to spine, a few dampspots to rear panel, one small closed tear). Author's signed gift inscription to flyleaf. 40.00

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13 BAIRNSFATHER, Bruce, Capt. Bystander's Fragments from France. (Twelfth Edition).
Published by The Bystander, London :, 1916, 
BAIRNSFATHER, Bruce, Capt. “The Bystander's” Fragments from France. (Twelfth Edition). London : Published by “The Bystander,” n.d. [1916] Pp [1]-48. Illustrated. 4to, olive green stapled card covers, pictorial onlay to front cover. The first collection of First World War cartoons from “The Bystander.” A total of twelve editions of this title were published. Covers creased and slightly waterstained and browned, tears to spine, tear to title page, penned name, else fair to good only. As is. 25.00

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14 BAIRNSFATHER, Bruce, Capt. More Fragments from France. Vol. II.
Published by The Bystander, London :, 1916, 
BAIRNSFATHER, Bruce, Capt. More Fragments from France. Vol. II. London : Published by “The Bystander,” n.d. [1916] Pp [1]-48. Illustrated. 4to, green stapled card covers, pictorial onlay to front cover. The second collection of First World War cartoons from “The Bystander.” Penned name, a few smudges, else very good. 25.00

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15 BAIRNSFATHER, Bruce, Capt. Still More Bystander Fragments from France. Vol. III.
Published by The Bystander, London :, 1917, 
BAIRNSFATHER, Bruce, Capt. Still More Bystander Fragments from France. Vol.III. London : Published by “The Bystander,” n.d. [1917] Pp [1]-42. Illustr ated. 4to, olive stapled card covers, pictorial onlay to front cover. The third collection of First World War cartoons from “The Bystander.” Covers detached, edges browned and nicked, penned name, a few smudges, else fair to good only. As is. 25.00

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16 BAIRNSFATHER, Bruce. Bullets & Billets. Second Printing, Hardcover.
Grant Richards Ltd., London, 1916, 
BAIRNSFATHER, Bruce. Bullets & Billets. London: Grant Richards Ltd., (December 1916). Second Printing. Pp. (8),9-304,(6), including frontispiece and plates. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated red cloth with black decoration and lettering to front cover and spine. The English humorist's autobiographical account of life in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment in the height of the Great War. Flyleaf removed, inner hinges cracked, else good. 25.00

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17 BAKER, Lori. CURTIS, Herb Benedict Arnold Slept Here? : Saint John Dictionary.
Non-Entity Press, Fredericton, 1992, 
BAKER, Lori. Benedict Arnold Slept Here? : Saint John Dictionary. Edited byHerb Curtis. Fifth Concise Edition. (Fredericton) : Non-Entity Press, (199 2). Pp (52). Small 8vo, blue card covers, blank spine. A humourous glossaryof terms pertinent to the Saint John region. Rubbed else very good. 6.50

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18 BARKER, Malcolm J. SOBEY, T.C. SOBEY, Tim Courting Disaster. First Edition.
Fleetwood Publications Ltd, Halifax, N.S., 1990, ISBN:096945130X 
BARKER, Malcolm J., with T.C. SOBEY. Courting Disaster. Halifax, N.S.: Fleetwood Publications Ltd., (1990). First Edition. Pp (8),[1]-216,+ 16 pp plates. 8vo, purple cloth spine, white paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. The hilarious and shocking recollections of a Buckingham Palace Official. “This book is totally different to any previous publications about the British Monarchy. Malcolm Barker - who at the age of twenty-one was one of the youngest people ever to join the Royal Household as an Official - haswritten a fascinating insight into life in Queen Elizabeth II's Court. Rat her than concentrating on the Royal Family themselves, Mr Barker focuses onthe people that surround them, from the Queen's most senior advisors down to the most humble staff. Behind the glamourous facade of Court life there lies the appalling truth - that the Royal Household personnel regard themselves as being of far more importance than the Monarch herself. The result is a litany of corruption, blatant sexual perversion and gross disloyalty, which is completely out of control, with Queen Elizabeth and her family innocently trapped in the middle of it. Because of this, Malcolm Barker's storyis full of amusing anecdotes and bizarre humor. Lurking behind the endless scandals there is a list of characters which a comedy script writer could never invent; these are people who so happily defy their entrusted responsibilities that one can only marvel at the boldness of their antics. In 'Courting Disaster' one enters a hitherto unexplored world, which makes compelling and thought-provoking reading, and which more than justifies the title of the book.” (from the dj). T.C. Sobey was a Canadian citizen residing in Nova Scotia, who attended the same British boarding-school as his co-author.Bookplate, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. 14.00

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19 BARTON, Harry Yours Till Ireland Explodes, Mr. Mooney.
Blackstaff Press, Belfast , 1973, ISBN:856400238 
BARTON, Harry. Yours Till Ireland Explodes, Mr. Mooney. Belfast : Blackstaff Press, 1973. First Edition. Pp [1]-114,+ coloured frontis. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. “I have put this book together from broadcasts on “What's West”, the lunch-time programme that goes out on BBC Radio 4 (Northern Ireland) at 12:25 every Thursday. I have done some re-writing. I havetried to transform scripts written for people's listening ears into a text written for pweople's reading eyes; and I have tried to give compactness a nd form to the book. I hope that the kind people who have told me that theylike to hear about Mr. Mooney, may thus find they also like to read about him.” - from the Introduction. Penned name, else very good to fine. 40.00

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20 BEACH, Sylvia JOYCE, James Shakespeare and Company. First Edition in dustjacket.
Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, 1959, 1959 
BEACH, Sylvia. Shakespeare and Company. New York : Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1959). First Edition. Pp (8),ix-xvi,(2),3-230,(2) + 16 pages of b&w photo illustrations. With a few other illustrations in the text. 8vo, tan cloth, blue lettering to spine.

Sylvia Beach, née Nancy Woodbridge Beach (b. March 14, 1887, Baltimore – d. October 5, 1962, Paris).

"Sylvia Beach made literary history when, in 1922, she published James Joyce's Ulysses - then banned in every English-speaking country in the world - under the imprint of Shakespeare and Company, her American bookshop on the Left Bank. Not only Joyce, but most of the writers who were to make the twenties famous were then converging on Paris to live and work. They were all customers and callers at Shakespeare and Company, and the little bookshop at 12 rue de l'Odéon became the humming center of the most significant literary movement of our century.

James Joyce is an important figure in Miss Beach's story. But he is only one of the distinguished and often merry company of writers and artists who come to life in this enchanting book. Here are vivid, informal portraits of Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, George Antheil, Bryher, Gertrude Stein, Sherwood Anderson, Scott Fitzgerald; and of the French writers who were also Miss Beach's friends and supporters - Paul Valéry, André Giide. Jules Romains. and many others.

Shakespeare and Company is a unique record, written with gusto, humor and affection, of an important chapter in literary history. And from it emerges the portrait, unpremeditated, of a delightful American in Paris, Miss Beach herself." - front dj flap.

1. "for Who-is-silvier - ";

2. Palais Royale -
The Little Gray Bookshop of A. Monnier [Adrienne Monnier, (b. April 26, 1892, Paris – d. June 19, 1955, Paris)];

3. A Bookshop of My Own -
Setting Up Shop -
Shakespeare and Company Opens Its Doors;

4. Pilgrims from America -
Mr. and Mrs. Pound -
Two Customers from the Rue de Fleurus -
Sherwood Anderson;

5. Ulysses in Paris -
James Joyce, Care of Shakespeare and Company;

6. Shakespeare and Company to the Rescue -
Darentiere of Dijon [Maurice Darantière, 1882-1962, a noted printer ]-
A Missing Subscriber;

7. Valery Larbaud [1881 – 1957] -
12 Rue de l'Odéon -
Greek Blue and Circe;

8. Joyce's Eyes -
At Larbaud's -
Garlic in a Sponge -
Joyce and George Moore -
The Reading at A. Monnier's -
"Saint Harriet" [Miss Harriet Weaver];

9. My Best Customer [Ernest Hemingway] ;

10. First Copies of Ulysses -
Minerva-Hemingway -
A Photograph of Mr. Bloom -
"Those Scribblings of Mine" -
Shakespeare and Company Regrets .... -
Second Edition -
Ulysses Settles Down;

11. Bryher;

12. Variety -
Visitors and Friends -
"The Crowd";

13. Fitzgerald, Chamson, and Prévost -
A. MacLeish -
Ballet Mécanique;

14. The Silver Ship [Le navire d'argent] -
Whitman in Paris -
Contact and Three Mountains -
Jack Kahane -
The Crosbys [ Harry Crosby, Caresse Crosby] -
Plain Edition -
Gargoyle and Transatlantic -
Ernest Walsh and This Quarter -
transition -
Commerce -
Our Friend Stuart Gilbert;

15. Jules Romains and the "Copains" -
A French Shakespearean [Georges Duhamel] -
Jean Schlumberger -
Léon-Paul Fargue -
Raymonde [Raymonde Linossier];

16. "Notre Cher Gide" -
My Friend Paul Valéry;

17. Joyce's Exiles -
A.L.P [Anna Livis Plurabelle] -
Two Records

18. Pomes Penyeach -
Our Exag -
Pirates;

19. Successor to Ulysses -
James and Two Johns [John MacCormack and John Sullivan] ;

20. Away, Away... -
Joyce's Way of Life;

21. Ulysses Goes to America -
The Thirties -
Friends of Shakespeare and Company -
"Expo 1937";

22. War and the Occupation -
Shakespeare and Company Vanishes;

23. The Liberation -
Hemingway Liberates the Rue de l'Odéon.

With index.

Name, else very good in slightly rubbed, spine-sunned, unclipped dustjacket, with closed tears, now Brodarted and still an attractive copy. 50.00


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