ph: 416.703.9908
fax: 905.734.4146


Humour Books

Return to Search Page

Total Books found 18

FUNNY WONDER and JESTER (5 issues)
London: Amalgamated Press, 1941.
Five issues. 8 page British comic for a juvenile audience printed in red and black on newsprint, folded once horizontally to make quarto pages. Light yellowing as always, VG clean & unworn copies otherwise. No. 1413, 26 April; no. 1417, 24 May; no. 1418, 31 May; no. 1420, 28 June, no. 1423, 09 Aug. Charlie Chaplin appears on each front cove. Pitch and Toss and Their Pets battle Nazis, amongst other adventures. Ceased publication in 1942. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.
$40.00                          Book Number: 43350                          Order / Enquire

New York: Stokes, 1887.
Dark green bevel edge pictorial cloth stamped in black and gilt, floral endpapers, all edges gilt. pp [2], 64. Moderate wear to spine ends and outer corners; damp spotting with colour loss to inner and outer margins of rear cover; creases to free endpapers with red ink name at front; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. Cartoons from Life Magazine, the original series which began in 1883 as a general interest and humour magazine.
$50.00                          Book Number: 44845                          Order / Enquire

AISLIN (Terry Mosher)
WHERE'S THE TROUGH ? and other cartoons
Toronto: McCelland and Stewart, 1985.
Creases and rubbing to spine; ripple from damp to upper outer corner of early leaves; just a good, tight copy, no owner names. Political cartoons by Canada's best political cartoonist.
$10.00                          Book Number: 44702                          Order / Enquire

ARMOUR, Richard
New York: Harper, 1950.
SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. 12mo. Yellow pictorial boards printed in red and black. pp (53) Book just a little leaned, else fine. Yellow jacket has some tanning & light rubbing, small spot, to spine; tanning to flap folds; very small chips to head of spine; small tan soil spot to front panel; VG otherwise. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$19.00                          Book Number: 9874                          Order / Enquire

BAIRNSFATHER, Bruce, Captain
"The Bystander's" FRAGMENTS FROM FRANCE. Volume VII
London: "The Bystander", no date (191-),
Quarto, 32 pp, stapled, in grey card covers with colour pictorial label on front cover. Label has light soiling and small chips to one edge (image not affected); a few tiny light spots in top margin of front cover; soft creases to outer corners; VG+ otherwise, a nice copy. The 7th of 8 numbers of this collection of Bairnsfather's popular humorous cartoons of WWI, later collected in book form, along with later volumes along the same line.
$25.00                          Book Number: 44000                          Order / Enquire

BLAINE (Blaine MacDonald, 1937-2012)
Hamilton, Ontario: Hamilton Spectator, 1970.
Oblong quarto, 22 x 27 cm, white printed cloth. [133]p, unpaged. Covers a little splayed, else a fine copy. Superb political cartoons from the Hamilton Spectator, the front cover advertises his winning of a Reuben Award in 1970 - the equivalent of an Oscar for movie people - Blaine MacDonald being the first Canadian to win one Also includes his excellent pencil drawings of famous people, mostly politicians, some sketches of sport and travel, and letters of appreciaton. "Blaine was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, and later relocated to Hamilton, Ontario. His work was published in The Hamilton Spectator. He received the National Cartoonist Society Editorial Cartoon Award for 1969. In 1963 Blaine became the first cartoonist ever to win the now internationally famous Salon of Cartoons, in Montreal." - wiki. Peirre Trudeau was one of his favourite subjects.
$25.00                          Book Number: 44567                          Order / Enquire

BRIGGS, Raymond
London: Hamish Hamilton, 1989.
Quarto, glossy illustrated boards. Illustrated in colour. Small soft bump to upper outer corners of covers, else fine, no owner names.
$19.00                          Book Number: 42911                          Order / Enquire

DUD'S 'N' SCUDS: political cartoons
Toronto: Key Porter, 1991.
Corner crease to one leaf, else fine. Political cartoons from the Toronto Sun.
$10.00                          Book Number: 44704                          Order / Enquire

GRANT, (Ethel Watts-Mumford and Richard Butler Glaenzer).
THE AUTO GUEST BOOK. Being the Maxims of Punjab the Railer, Ga Raja of the Pun-Job, Vice-Roysterer of Notsopoor. Rendered into the Vernacular and Highly Decorated by...
San Francisco: Paul Elder, 1905.
Square octavo, hardcover, rough natural linen cloth with blue pictorial label to front cover, illustrated endpapers, text printed on beige stock. [128] pp, unpaged. Illustrations in black & blue throughout. Cover label has a small light spot and sma ll abrasion (no illustration or lettering affected); else a fine tight copy, no owner names. Early automobile humour cast in the form of a guest register, full of humourous maxims pertaining to autos and with a space on each text page to be filled i n by guests (none used in this copy). Nicely made, typically of this publisher. Printed by The Tomoye Press.
$40.00                          Book Number: 17701                          Order / Enquire

IT'S A JOKE, JOYCE: Australia's funny women
Sydney: Currency Press, 1994.
Second edition. Profiles and pictures of over 100 Australian comediennes through the years.
$10.00                          Book Number: 44703                          Order / Enquire

Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1931.
Advance copy. Octavo, pp (xii), 119, [3], stapled and glued into plain buff card covers. Very small corner crease to front cover, else a fine copy. Comic verse, with good illustrations by G.L. Stampa. Scarce advance format. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.
$45.00                          Book Number: 42954                          Order / Enquire

Jack, Donald
ME BANDY, YOU CISSIE. The Journals of Bartholomew Bandy.
Toronto / Garden City, New York: Doubleday Canada / Doubleday, 1979.
The fourth volume in this popular series about the comic doings of World War I flying ace Batholomew Bandy. Cloth and boards. Fine in fine, price-clipped jacket.
$18.00                          Book Number: 42727                          Order / Enquire

JACK, (Donald).
ME TOO. The Bandy Papers.
Toronto / Garden City, New York: Doubleday Canada / Doubleday, 1983.
Rred cloth & grey boards. Fine copy, no owner names. Price-clipped dust jacket has edge nicks, minor rubbing; VG+. The Bandy Papers # 5. Bandy winds up an M.P. during the reign of Mackenzie King.
$25.00                          Book Number: 16691                          Order / Enquire

MacPherson, Ducan
Toronto: McCelland and Stewart, 1975.
Squarish octavo. VG copy.
$10.00                          Book Number: 44705                          Order / Enquire

THAT OLD GANG OF MINE. The Early and Essential S.J. Perelman (proof copy)
New York: Morrow, 1984.
Advance uncorrected proof in red non-pictorial card covers. pp [4], 160. Knife cut across bottom page edges penetrating about 1/16 inch into bottom margins; soft crease to lower outer corners; fore edges of covers a little curled, VG and unfaded otherwise. "Some fifty-five articles and over six dozen cartoons and parodies written a nd drawn by S.J. Perelman between 1924 and 1930, none of which has ever been reprinted elsewhere or appeared in book form...Of special interest is Perelman's little-known work as a cartoonist, done both in bastard-woodcut and idiosyncratically cubist styles." Scarce in this advance format.
$40.00                          Book Number: 4798                          Order / Enquire

PEYNET, Raymond
Copenhagen: Rasmus Nevers, 1953.
Octavo, plain card covers with attached glossy wrappers with flaps. Foreword by Carl Johan Elmquist. Spine faintly yellowed, ink gift inscriptionat front, else fine. A collection of cartoons about a poet and his lover. Peynet, a French artist, was very popular in the 50s and 60s. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$18.95                          Book Number: 39910                          Order / Enquire

THACKERAY, William Makepeace (M.A. Titmarsh)
MRS. PERKINS'S BALL. By W.A. Titmarsh [pseud]
No place (London): Smith, Elder, no date (1898?),
Octavo, green decorated cloth stamped in gilt. pp (2), 46, [2] + frontispiece, illustrated title, and 20 other plates (one folding), with yellow backgrounds. Damp stain to inner front cover and upper inner corner of rear cover, both inside and out; covers a little bowed; page edges yellowed; text paper lightly toned; otherwise VG, tight and unworn, no owner names. Facsimile of the 1847 first edition.The first of Thackeray's Christmas books, a humorous tale with his own delightful illustrations.
$25.00                          Book Number: 42701                          Order / Enquire

WINTERS, Jonathan
AFTER THE BEE. Collected by Jim B. Smith (proof copy)
New York: Perigee Books, 1989.
Uncorrected proof in red non-pictorial card covers. Photos in text. Winters was the funniest man who ever lived. Remainder stripe to bottom page edges, else fine, not creased. Publication date changed by hand on front cover from May to 01 June. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$15.00                          Book Number: 44701                          Order / Enquire

Home | Contact Us | 2012-16© Steven Temple Books