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1. Adams, Patch (1998). Gesundheit! Bringing Good Health to You, the Medical System, and Society Through Physician Service, Complementary Therapies, Humor, and Joy (Reprint ed). Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press. 227 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. The story of Patch Adams, MD, and his lifetime quest to introduce humour to life and transform the American healthcare system. He has devoted his life to giving away health care. Doctor, clown, man of many hats, he is the founder of the Gesundheit Institute, a home-based medical practice in West Virginia that has treated 15000 people for free. ISBN: 089281781X. Our Book No: 24084. $10 AUD.

2. Alejchem, Scholem (1914). Die Verlorene Schlacht Humoristische Erzahlungen [The Lost Battle: Humorous Narratives] [Vom Alten Stamm Bd. 4 [Old Stories Collection]]. Berlin: Judischer Verlag. 140 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, olive cloth cover (black embossing, spine little faded), illustrated endpapers, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, annotation front flyleaf. Humorous old narratives, translated from Yiddish into German. 1. Die verlorene schlacht. 2. Die wette. 3. Der gast. 4. Das grobe los. 5. Der topf. 6. Es ist nicht wahr. 7. Auf der wanderung. 8. Besuch in Berditschew. Auf der trambahn. Hotel Turkalia. Translation: 1 The lost battle. 2 The bet. 3 The host. 4 The rough going. 5 The pot. 6 It is not true. 7 On the hike. 8 Visit in Berdichev. On the tram track. Turkalia Hotel. Our Book No: 15460. $20 AUD.

3. Anderson, Gae (2009). Tivoli King: Life of Harry Rickards Vaudeville Showman. Sydney, Kensington: Allambie Press. 378 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, colour photos centre spread, cover scratched, corner plastic coating front cover little lifting, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name title page). Harry Rickards debuted as a comic singer in London's music halls in the late 19th century, and then settled in Sydney in 1892, where he established the Tivoli chain of vaudeville theatres. He became the "Napoleon of Vaudeville" and one of Australia's most colourful and dynamic showmen, as well as a powerful theatrical entrepreneur. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 9780646509808. Our Book No: 14991. $18 AUD.

4. Appignanesi, Richard; Zarate, Oscar (illustrator) (1999). Introducing Freud. Cambridge: Icon Books / Allen & Unwin. 176 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, cartoons. A cartoon book in the popular series. ISBN: 1840460547. Our Book No: 15431. $10 AUD.

5. Atherden, Geoffrey (2003). Grass Roots: Col Dunkley's Guide to Local Government (1st ed). Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). 177 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white cartoons, top corner front cover creased & taped, rear cover little creased, minor edgewear, barcode sticker. The author, writer of the Grass Roots ABC-TV series, teams up with Col Dunkley to put together this hilarious but acutely incisive satire on the machinations of local government. ISBN: 0733311334. Our Book No: 25301. $15 AUD.

6. Balint, Michael (1987). Thrills and Regressions (Reissue ed). London: Maresefield Library. 148 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, edges faintly foxed & rubbed, owner's written name. Originally published, 1959. With a chapter on "Distance in Space and Time" by Enid Balint. ISBN: 0946439338. Our Book No: 15719. $20 AUD.

7. Ball, Murray (1982). Footrot Flats Two (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Orin Books. 72 pp. Paperback oblong narrow quarto, good condition, black & white cartoons, front cover slightly creased & faded, minor spinewear, owner's written name. Collection of cartoons by the New Zealand cartoonist. Our Book No: 22719. $10 AUD.

8. Ball, Murray (1982). Footrot Flats 7 (1st ed). Melbourne: Orin Books. 80 pp. Paperback oblong narrow quarto, good condition, black & white cartoons, top corner front cover creased, minor spinewear, staples lightly rusted, two pages loose at staples, owner's written name. This one has the true story of Horse the Cat, and how he became a very special part of Murray Ball's life. He has the sad news to pass onto all the readers that Horse has died. Our Book No: 22820. $10 AUD.

9. Ball, Murray (1982). Footrot Flats 6. Melbourne: Orin Books. 72 pp. Paperback oblong narrow quarto, very good condition, black & white cartoons, base spine bumped, minor edgewear. The adventures of Wal and his companion make these cartoons very funny and a great way to fill in some spare time. Cover blurb: Over Six Million Footrot Flats in Print. (Publication date, April 1982.). Our Book No: 2136A. $10 AUD.

10. Ball, Murray (1983). Footrot Flats 8 (1st Australian ed). Melbourne: Orin Books. 80 pp. Paperback oblong narrow quarto, very good condition, black & white cartoons, minor edgewear, edges lightly toned, crease front cover near spine, faint foxing title page & inside covers. Collection of cartoons by the New Zealand cartoonist. In this one, The Dog (alias The Grey Ghost), gets left at Aunt Dolly's Cats Home for TWO weeks! Our Book No: 2630. $10 AUD.

11. Ball, Murray (1984). Footrot Flats 9 (1st ed). Melbourne: Orin Books. 80 pp. Paperback oblong narrow quarto, very good condition, black & white cartoons, minor foxing prelim pages, staples lightly rusted, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, copy 2. Collection of cartoons by the New Zealand cartoonist. Our Book No: 2622A. $10 AUD.

12. Ball, Murray (1984). Footrot Flats 9 (1st ed). Melbourne: Orin Books. 80 pp. Paperback oblong narrow quarto, very good condition, black & white cartoons, rear cover creased, light rubbing along spine, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear corners, copy 1. Collection of cartoons by the New Zealand cartoonist. Our Book No: 2622. $10 AUD.

13. Ball, Murray (1986). Footrot Flats 11. Melbourne: Orin Books. 80 pp. Paperback oblong narrow quarto, very good condition, black & white cartoons, minor edgewear. More fun with Footrot and friends. This one features Cheeky Hobson. ISBN: 0959226397. Our Book No: 21014. $10 AUD.

14. Ball, Murray (1988). Footrot Flats 13 (1st ed). Melbourne: Orin Books. 80 pp. Paperback oblong narrow quarto, very good condition, black & white cartoons, minor edgewear, edges lightly toned, top corner front cover creased. Collection of cartoons by the New Zealand cartoonist. ISBN: 0958864888. Our Book No: 20037A. $10 AUD.

15. Ball, Murray (1989). The Footrot Flats Weekender 2 (1st ed). Melbourne: Orin Books. 80 pp. Paperback large oblong, very good condition, black & white cartoons, full-page colour cartoons, minor edgewear corners. This is another of Murray Ball's great cartoon books. The colour photos add to the charm, especially one of a Border Collie with the cartoon drawing behind the real dog picture. ISBN: 0958864896. Our Book No: 1591A. $10 AUD.

16. Ball, Murray (1991). Footrot Flats Weekender 3 (1st ed). Melbourne: Orin Books. 80 pp. Paperback oblong narrow quarto, very good condition, black & white cartoons, few full-page colour photos & cartoons, corner little creased rear cover, minor edgewear. Collected cartoons by the New Zealand cartoonist, widely syndicated in newspapers and magazines. ISBN: 187523005X. Our Book No: 11103A. $10 AUD.

17. Blair, J. B. (Jim); Blair, David (editor) (2007). Blown to Blazes and Other Works of J. B. Blair. Sydney: David Blair. 317 pp. Paperback large quarto, as new condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, autograph (editor's written name), copy 1. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (Unstated limited edition, about 300 copies.) An anthology of 57 short stories and essays, and five shorter pieces, by J.B. (Jim) Blair, originally published in the 1930s to 1950s, mostly in the "The Bulletin" magazine (Sydney), at which Blair was an columnist. Humour abounds amid themes that include science fiction, human nature in action, adventures of the Noyse family, whimsical ideas for making the fame or fortune of the characters, and many more. The one hundred illustrations are the original artwork by acclaimed illustrators. Includes a biography of Jim and other commentary. Included are comments relating Noyse family events to real Blair family events, a biography of Phyllis Blair, a story and an article written by her, a general introduction to the stories, explanatory comments, a description of Jim's books and a list of the works of Jim and Phyllis. Among the many themes, titles and characters are: an invention that brings back voices from the past, a new twist on cheating in horse-racing, Blown to Blazes (a forerunner to the age of artificial satellites), The Strip Stroll (Sydney's Lord Mayor is persuaded to stroll naked from Central to the Quay.), The Lost Tram, a hilarious game of cricket, and Dreamy Bentwhistle, who forgets everything. And there are a few stories on the serious side of life. The original illustrators include Unk White, John Frith, Norman Hetherington and Percy Lindsay. Collected and edited by his son David Blair. ISBN: 9780980399714. Our Book No: 15541. $40 AUD.

18. Blair, J. B. (Jim); Blair, David (editor) (2007). Blown to Blazes and Other Works of J. B. Blair. Sydney: David Blair. 317 pp. Paperback large quarto, as new condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, autograph (editor's written name), copy 2. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (Unstated limited edition, about 300 copies.) An anthology of 57 short stories and essays, and five shorter pieces, by J.B. (Jim) Blair, originally published in the 1930s to 1950s, mostly in the "The Bulletin" magazine (Sydney), at which Blair was an columnist. Humour abounds amid themes that include science fiction, human nature in action, adventures of the Noyse family, whimsical ideas for making the fame or fortune of the characters, and many more. The one hundred illustrations are the original artwork by acclaimed illustrators. Includes a biography of Jim and other commentary. Included are comments relating Noyse family events to real Blair family events, a biography of Phyllis Blair, a story and an article written by her, a general introduction to the stories, explanatory comments, a description of Jim's books and a list of the works of Jim and Phyllis. Among the many themes, titles and characters are: an invention that brings back voices from the past, a new twist on cheating in horse-racing, Blown to Blazes (a forerunner to the age of artificial satellites), The Strip Stroll (Sydney's Lord Mayor is persuaded to stroll naked from Central to the Quay.), The Lost Tram, a hilarious game of cricket, and Dreamy Bentwhistle, who forgets everything. And there are a few stories on the serious side of life. The original illustrators include Unk White, John Frith, Norman Hetherington and Percy Lindsay. Collected and edited by his son David Blair. ISBN: 9780980399714. Our Book No: 15541A. $40 AUD.

19. Bowden, Tim (2004). No Tern Unstoned: Musings at Breakfast. Sydney: ABC Books. 232 pp. Paperback small, as new condition. With considerable hilarity, irreverence, a zest for life and talented story-telling zeal, ABC journalist Tim Bowden provides a wonderfully entertaining collection of wry observations of the world around him, past and present. ISBN: 0733314449. Our Book No: 3825. $10 AUD.

20. Brizer, David (1996). Addiction & Recovery for Beginners (1st ed) [Addiction Series, Self Help Series]. New York: Writers And Readers Publishing. 152 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white cartoons, minor edgewear, faint foxing edges. This cartoon book is an introduction to the serious subject of chemical dependence with a bit of humor. By means of fact-and-fun filled caricatures and text, the authors take a graphic tour through the history, biology, and psychosocial underpinnings of addiction and its treatment. ISBN: 0863161987. Our Book No: 24139. $10 AUD.

21. Browne, Dik (1986). The Best of Hagar the Horrible no 2 (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Budget Books. Unnum 80 pp. Paperback narrow oblong quarto, very good plus condition, black & white cartoons, minor edgewear. A new set of Hagar cartoons to enjoy. ISBN: 0868013358. Our Book No: 22748. $10 AUD.

22. Bull, Peter; Irving, Enid (illustrator) (1982). Bully Bear Goes to Australia (1st ed). London: Bull & Irving. 32 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, glossy card covers, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, owner's rubber stamp, autograph (author's written dedication). (From library of Barry Humphries - his rubber stamp, plus written dedication from Bull to Humphries.) Based on the original Bully Bear created at the House of Nisbet, Dunster Park Winscombe, England. Bully Bear and his friends pay Australia a visit to attend a Legacy Conference, and to help solve some problems between teddy bears and koalas. A very funny little story that is suitable for all ages. ISBN: 0907648061. Our Book No: 21925. $10 AUD.

23. Bunroku, Shishi (pseudo.); Iwata, Toyoo (2006). School of Freedom [Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies]. Ann Arbor, MI: Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan. 256 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket). A humorous novel set in 1950's Tokyo (Japan), during a time when the Japanese were adjusting to the defeat of war, plus the new freedoms arising from the culture of the occupation forces (particularly American), left-wing trade unionism, frank literature, black marketeers, etc. ISBN: 1929280408. Our Book No: 12746. $18 AUD.

24. Cambridge, Ada; Morrison, Elizabeth (editor) (1995). A Woman's Friendship (Reprint ed) [Colonial Texts]. Sydney, Kensington: New South Wales University Press. 177 pp. Paperback small octavo (with flaps), very good condition, minor edgewear. Historical novel about life in 1888 in Melbourne. A gentle satire of class and sexuality. First published as a serial in "The Age" newspaper, 1889, and here published as a book for the first time. ISBN: 0868401633. Our Book No: 2510. $25 AUD.

25. Canavan, Bernard (1982). Economists for Beginners. London: Writers and Readers. 176 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. A Writers & Readers documentary comic book. ISBN: 0906495520. Our Book No: 15410. $10 AUD.

26. Carter, Alan (1985). Carter Bros and Dad (1st ed). Sydney, St. Leonards: Australian Antique Trader. 126 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white cartoons & photos, minor edgewear jacket, small scuffmark top corner flyleaf, spine lightly faded. A book of fun and anecdotes about the people to be found within, and on the fringes of, the secondhand and antique trade in Australia during the period 1950 to 1966. This is one man's lighthearted look at the early years. A great book for lovers of antiques and nostalgia. Our Book No: 23229. $16 AUD.

27. Chilton, Glen (2013). The Last Place You'd Look for a Wallaby: My Obsessive Quest to Seek Out Alien Species. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 288 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. This very funny book tells the real story about the impact of invading species. Written by the author of "The Curse of the Labrador Duck". ISBN: 9780702249778. Our Book No: 27295. $15 AUD.

28. Clarence, Captain; Payne, Graeme (illustrator) (2003). The Very Cool Cats of Jacamasu. Grafton, NSW: Captain Clarence Enterprises. 54 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, bottom corner tip front cover little worn, minor edgewear. A children's picture book with poems about cats. The large colourful illustrations and humorous poems make this a fun book. Suggested age 4 - 8 years. ISBN: 097503331X. Our Book No: 28632. $18 AUD.

29. Clark, Gary (1982). Life Goes On in the Swamp (1st ed). Broadway, QLD: Gary Clark. 80 pp. Paperback small oblong quarto, very good condition, cartoons, staples lightly rusted, faint foxing edges & inside rear cover, minor edgewear. Swamp-infested mania from one of Australia's favourite cartoonists. Our Book No: 21835. $10 AUD.

30. Cogswell, David; Gordon, Paul (illustrator) (1996). Chomsky for Beginners (1st ed). New York: Writers & Readers Publishing. 154 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, cartoons. An illustrated cartoon guide to the controversial American linguist, media critic and political gadfly. ISBN: 0863162339. Our Book No: 3257. $12 AUD.

31. Cole, E. W. (1948). Cole's Great Girls' Book. Melbourne: E. W. Cole. 192 pp. Hardback small quarto, jacket missing, very good condition, drawings (some full-page), pages lightly toned as usual, rubbed spot top corner front cover, minimal foxing, edgewear corners (shows boards). (Estimated date, 1948, Trove catalogue.) An anthology of short stories for young adults, published by E. W. Cole, the iconic Melbourne bookseller who produced the famous Funny Picture Books. Our Book No: 16323. $25 AUD.

32. Cole, E. W.; Cole, Turnley (additions) (1980). Cole's Funny Picture Book No 2 (71st (Surprise), reprint ed). Melbourne: Cole Publications. 197 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover rainbow pattern, many black & white drawings & cartoons, colour drawings first few pages, edges faintly foxed, minor edgewear. A book of humour, cartoons, puzzles and wisdom for young adults, originally published in 1909. This is a reprint of the 1977 Surprise edition, which was later reprinted again by Angus & Robertson. ISBN: 0909900035. Our Book No: 3840. $30 AUD.

33. Cole, E. W. (Edward William); Turnley, Cole (revision); Cullum, Merron (revision) (1992). The New No. 2 Cole's Funny Picture Book (72nd, time capsule ed). Melbourne: Cole Publications. 192 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial cover rainbow pattern, very good plus condition, many black & white drawings & cartoons. First published in 1909. This edition of no. 2 contains the complete earlier edition (time capsule) enclosed within new material. Hosted by Thinkyblink - the time fairy blinking you into thinking. A book of humour, cartoons, puzzles and wisdom for young adults, very popular in the early 1900s. The pictorial cover contains a rainbow pattern. ISBN: 0909900205. Our Book No: 13836. $40 AUD.

34. Cole, Professor (E. W.) (1987). Cole's Funny Picture Book (The Family Amuser) (Surprise A. & R. ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson / Cole Publications. 200 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, many black & white drawings & cartoons, colour plates, reverse side jacket lightly foxed (base rear cover little faded & foxed), minor edgewear. Heavy. A book of humour, cartoons, puzzles and wisdom for young adults. This is the first picture book, originally published in 1879, but this new Angus & Robertson Surprise edition contains 12 additional colour plates. ISBN: 0207156735. Our Book No: 3827. $25 AUD.

35. Cole, William (selector) (1976). A Dog's Life: A Canine Anthology (1st abridged ed) [Man's Funniest Friend]. London: J. M. Dent. 126 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, minor edgewear, few small marks boards, faint mark reverse side jacket (front flap creased), minor annotation top corner front pastedown. Originally published in 1967 titled Man's Funniest Friend. A high-spirited collection of stories and cartoons to delight every member of the family. Some of the famous authors and cartoonists include Spike Milligan, James Thurber, Ogden Nash, P. G. Wodehouse, Mark Twain, Len Lower and Burgess Johnson. ISBN: 046004298X. Our Book No: 21934. $12 AUD.

36. Cormick, Craig (1998). Unwritten Histories (1st ed). Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press. 188 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. In this witty and satirical revisiting of Australia's heroic past, the author rediscovers the contributions of indigenous Australians that have always remained unrecorded and unacknowledged. Drawing on original records of the time, he has turned the spotlight away from its traditional focus to illuminate those whom history had forgotten. The combination of humour and fantasy make this collection of short stories playful and mordant, funny and frightening, and an exciting new work of Australian fiction (faction). ISBN: 0855753161. Our Book No: 23785. $16 AUD.

37. Crook, Frank (1994). The Day the Wall Fell In: A Renovator's Tale (1st ed). Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). 114 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor foxing edges. Written by the presenter of ABC Radio 2BL 702's popular drivetime program. This is the humorous story of the Crook family and their home renovation. ISBN: 0733303609. Our Book No: 20771. $12 AUD.

38. Crystal, Billy (2013). Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell are My Keys? (1st ed). New York: Henry Holt & Company. 272 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, top spine jacket little creased, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (Brodart). Autobiography of popular American comedian and film star. He looks back at the most powerful and memorable moments of his life and gives a road map to the challenges that come with ageing. ISBN: 9780805098204. Our Book No: 27793. $15 AUD.

39. Cummins, Harry Hadden (1946). That Reminds Me: A Collection of the Best Stories of Forty Years. Hobart: Oldham, Beddome, and Meredith. 190 pp. Paperback dustjacket (fixed to board spine), good condition (in poor jacket), jacket foxed & torn (front flap removed), edgewear, owner's written name & details. A collection of period jokes by a Hobart identity. Our Book No: 4112. $10 AUD.

40. Cunningham, Liz (editor); Melano, Anne (editor) (1993). Marmalade's Book of Cats: Australian Writing and Art. Sydney: Marmalade Press. 198 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), full-page black & white & colour photos, black & white drawings & cartoons, minor edgewear. (Estimated date: 1993, Trove catalogue.) This beautiful book with the many art works featuring cats is a selection of material received from Australians whose interest in cats varies from utter devotion to cool intrigue. There are paintings, poems, cartoons and commentary, sketches and stories to dip into at your leisure. (Illustrations include pencil drawings, etchings, photos, pastels, fabric pictures, acrylics, oils, watercolours, screen prints, pen drawings.). ISBN: 0646145770. Our Book No: 20343. $20 AUD.

41. Curry, Patrick; Zarate, Oscar (illustrator) (1996). Machiavelli for Beginners. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 175 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, cartoons, pages lightly toned, minor foxing top edge, minor edgewear, old price marks. This cartoon book traces the colourful life of the Florentine official who is claimed to be the first political scientist. His book of statecraft "The Prince" is a practical guide to power. Now regarded as a master of treachery, opportunism and "the ends justify the means" (thus the term "Machiavelllian"). ISBN: 1874166285. Our Book No: 15565. $10 AUD.

42. Darwin, Chris; Amy, John; Macartney-Snape, Tim (foreword) (1991). The Social Climbers (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 256 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, minor edgewear, small stain bottom corner few pages, top spine little chipped. The author and nine inspired amateurs, including a 62-year-old grandfather, set off for the Peruvian Andes to create a bizarre visual joke - the world's highest dinner party. ISBN: 0725106808. Our Book No: 25867. $10 AUD.

43. Davies, Paul B.; Faerber, Kevin; Longhurst, Terry; Pattison, David; O'Neill, Amanda (text) & de Ste. Croix, Philip (editor) (2001). The Beginner's Guide to Drawing Cartoons: A Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Fantastic Cartoons. Bath, UK: Parragon. unnumn pp. Paperback quarto (with flaps), very good condition, full-colour & single-colour cartoons, coloured edges, minor edgewear. Hints on drawing cartoons and comic strips. The step-by-step instructions by four professional cartoonists give their tricks of the trade to get you started. How to create a host of entertaining cartoon characters, building up your drawings in easy stages. ISBN: 0752589814. Our Book No: 29152. $20 AUD.

44. Davis, Jim; Simone, Norma (story) & Fentz, Mike (illustrator) (1990). Garfield: The Cat Show (A Little Golden book) (1st ed). Racine, WI: Golden Book / Western Publishing. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback small square octavo, pictorial cover (gilt spine, cover lightly scuffed), very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear. First edition ("A" in number line). Collectible children's picture story. The loveable cat creates chaos at the 29th annual cat show. ISBN: 0307001105. Our Book No: 2240. $10 AUD.

45. Davis, Jim (1997). The Ninth Garfield Treasury (Reprint ed). New York: Ballantine. Unnum 120 pp. Paperback wide oblong, very good plus condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear, top corner slightly bent last page & rear cover, pages clean. Packed with bright colour drawings, this Garfield cartoon book will keep children and adults alike happy for hours. ISBN: 0345416708. Our Book No: 22807. $12 AUD.

46. de Alarcon, Pedro Antonio (2004). The Three-Cornered Hat. London: Hesperus Classics. 100 pp. Paperback trade (with flaps), very good plus condition. One of the best-loved Spanish novels of all times, based on a traditional ballad. A hilarious tale of lust, intrigue and corruption set in 19th-century Andalusia. ISBN: 1843910802. Our Book No: 15785. $10 AUD.

47. DeVries, Peter (1971). Mrs Wallop (1st UK ed). London: Victor Gollancz. 310 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), corner bumped, lengthy written & dated dedication, autograph (author's written name). (First & only UK edition.) Another comic DeVries novel, in which the heroine is a fugitive from earlier novels. Emma Wallop feels she has been unjustly pilloried as a character in a bestseller written by a former lodger in her rooming house. Her chance to settle the score comes when the now lionized author falls into her clutches on his return to the old hometown in Middle America. (From the library of Australian actor Barry Humphries, with written dedicated to him.). ISBN: 0575007060. Our Book No: 12631. $15 AUD.

48. Do, Anh (2010). The Happiest Refugee, a Memoir (1st ed) [The Extraordinary True Story of a Boy's Journey from Starvation at Sea to Becoming One of Australia's Best-Loved Comedians]. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 229 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, minor edgewear, sticker front cover. The incredible, uplifting and inspiring life story of a Vietnamese boat person, who became one of Australia's favourite personalities. Tragedy, humour, heartache and unswerving determination - a big life with big dreams. ISBN: 9781742372389. Our Book No: 26076. $17 AUD.

49. Dovas, Paul (editor) (2006). Ha! Magazine: Serious Humour: Launch Issue! [Showing Off Australian Humour]. Sydney: MonkeyShine Media. 68 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled magazine format, very good plus condition, colour text-photos & drawings, adverts. Our Book No: 14048. $10 AUD.

50. Dunn, Stan (1990). Ripples on the Wannon (5th ed). Warrnambool, VIC: Stan Dunn. 60 pp. Paperback oblong, stapled, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, spine lightly rubbed, autograph (author's written name title page). Estimated date this edition, 1990 (originally published 1978). Australian poet shares these humorous poems that are very special to him because many come from close friends and others from acquaintances. There is a printed letter on the last page that the author received from the late Malcolm Fraser, when he was Prime Minister in 1979. ISBN: 095931301X. Our Book No: 27802. $10 AUD.

51. Esslin, Martin (1968). The Theatre of the Absurd (Revised & enlarged ed). Harmondsworth: Pelican Books / Penguin Books. 461 pp. Paperback, good condition, pages little toned, spine & rear cover little creased, minor edgewear. This classic study of the ""dramatists of the absurd" has been fully revised for this Pelican edition. In it he examines the origins, nature and future of a movement whose significance transcends the bounds of the stage and influences the whole intellectual climate of our time. ISBN: 0140209298. Our Book No: 25514. $10 AUD.

52. Evans, Malcolm (1982). Edna Volume Two (1st ed). Auckland: MOA-MERC Press. 56 pp. Paperback oblong octavo, stapled (lightly rusted), very good condition, black & white cartoons, front cover lightly scratched, minor edgewear spine ends. Rural cartoons from New Zealand. Edna is hard working and a real Jill of all trades who gets in and helps her husband on the farm. Our Book No: 17719. $10 AUD.

53. Evans, Malcolm (1983). Edna Volume Three (1st ed). Auckland: MOA-MERC Press. 56 pp. Paperback oblong octavo, stapled (rusted), very good condition, black & white cartoons, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear. Rural cartoons from New Zealand. Edna is hard working and a real Jill of all trades who gets in and helps her husband on the farm. Our Book No: 23116. $10 AUD.

54. Faulkner, William (1963). As I Lay Dying [Penguin Modern Classics]. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 207 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, traditional orange cover, cover lightly creased, pages lightly toned. Classic novel of Mississippi. As the desires and fears and rivalries of the family are revealed in the vernacular speech of the South, the story builds up an impression as epic as the Old Testament, as comic as Chaucer, as American as Huckleberry Finn. Considered his simplest novel and a masterpiece. Successive episodes of death and burial are recounted by various members of the family. ISBN: 0140029931. Our Book No: 20518. $10 AUD.

55. Faulkner, William (1976). The Reivers: A Reminiscence [Penguin Modern Classics]. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 254 pp. Paperback, good condition, spine faded, cover & spine lightly creased, minor edgewear. Comic novel set in the early 1900s about three Mississippi travellers in Memphis. ISBN: 0140029931. Our Book No: 12035. $10 AUD.

56. Fox, Mem; Rawson, Olivia; Argent, Kerry (illustrator) (2010). A Giraffe in the Bath (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, small mark flyleaf. This is a very funny children's picture story with rhyming words. The large delightful drawings and simple text make this a wonderful story for all ages. This very special book should be well loved and read aloud by children and adults alike. ISBN: 9780670072132. Our Book No: 27876. $15 AUD.

57. Franklin, Miles (1933). Bring the Monkey: A Light Novel (1st ed). Sydney: Endeavour Press. 248 pp. Hardback small octavo, jacket missing, good condition, original orange-red cloth cover, minimal EX-LIBRARY (rubber stamps only), spine recased (retains original cloth & lettering), some pages lightly foxed (mainly edges), pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. First edition, published by a press owned by The Bulletin magazine. A scarce crime fiction novel by the award-wining Australian novelist. "An entertaining spoof of an old fashioned country house mystery. Contains a host of unlikely characters, not to mention a monkey called Percy, quirky character names, rooms suddenly plunged into darkness, a missing bracelet, and finally a dead body. Miles Franklin manages to have quite a nice little dig at social conventions of the time, class and snobbery. Her cast of characters include people of different races and social backgrounds and how they are perceived by one another and interact with each other is interesting in itself." - Anonymous online reviewer. (Rubber stamps of the Tenterfield Literary Institute.). Our Book No: 14924. $60 AUD.

58. Franklin, Miles; Cusack, Dymphna (1988). Pioneers on Parade (1st illustrated ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 296 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour illustrations, minor edgewear jacket (small closed tear rear cover), base spine & corner little rubbed. This novel is a unique collaboration between two of Australia's best-known writers. The book was written at the time of the nation's sesquicentenary in 1938 and is set against the events of that year of celebration. Now illustrated in colour and black and white with advertisements and magazine covers that look at the 1930s, this book, with its impish humour and steady irreverence for established beliefs and institutions, is as fresh and alive now as it was when it was first written. ISBN: 0207159254. Our Book No: 27416. $18 AUD.

59. Fry, Stephen (2010). The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography (1st Australian ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 438 pp. Hardback dustjacket, as new condition (in as new dustjacket), colour-striped endpapers, colour & black & white photos. Heavy. Stephen Fry is a multi-award-winning comedian and actor, and also an author, director and media presenter. Thirteen years ago, Moab Is My Washpot, his autobiography of his early years, was published to rave reviews. In those years since, he has moved into a completely new stratosphere, both as a public figure, and a private man. This dazzling memoir is a courageously frank, honest and poignant read. It details - both uproariously and surprisingly - some of the most turbulent and least well known years of his life. ISBN: 9780718154837. Our Book No: 13802. $20 AUD.

60. Gechtman, Neal Z. (1997). The History of Sydney's Original Comedy Store: 15th Anniversary. Sydney: Dinadan Pty Ltd. 74 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. Picture book that celebrates the 15th anniversary of this comic playhouse at which many Australian comedians first performed. Traces the life and times of the Comedy Store from its origins at Margaret Lane, off Jamison Street, in Sydney's business district, then its move to Cleveland Street, and then to the Cleveland Hotel in Petersham. ISBN: 0646344234. Our Book No: 5428. $30 AUD.

61. Glover, Richard (2009). The Mud House: Four Friends, One Block of Land, No Power Tools (1st ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 225 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear, faint toning pages & edges. The Australian newspaper columnist and humorist (Sydney Morning Herald) wittily describes the building of a mud brick house with friends. Basic house plans on inside covers. ISBN: 9780732290290. Our Book No: 26096. $15 AUD.

62. Gore, Da'Vella; Keown, Wallace (drawings) (1998). This Blessed Life (1st ed). Wanaka, NZ: Da'Vella Gore / Distributed by D. Gibb. 124 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, black & white & colour photos, black & white drawings, tiny corner tip creased covers. Autobiography of a New Zealand artist and art teacher. Impulsive by nature, she went out for a pound of butter, and came back with a church. This is her story told with warmth and humour. Her life is drastically changed by a near fatal car crash. She picks up the threads of her busy creative life, and follows her dreams. ISBN: 047305602X. Our Book No: 20672. $15 AUD.

63. Graham, Alex (1984). Fred Basset: The Hound That's Almost Human! No. 21 (Reissue ed). London: Associated Newspapers Group. Unnum pp. Paperback small oblong narrow quarto, very good condition, black & white cartoons, minor edgewear, tiny mark top edge, light foxing on covers, faint foxing inside covers & some pages, staples lightly rusted. (Estimated date, 1984.) Over 150 cartoons about Fred the basset hound by Graham of the London Daily Mail. Our Book No: 22747. $10 AUD.

64. Haddon, Celia (2010). Cats Behaving Badly: Why Cats Do the Funny Things They Do (Reprint ed). London: Ebury / Random House. 248 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, pages faintly toned, top corner covers little bumped, top corners jacket little creased (minor edgewear). Despite the title, the author provides many practical hints to many situations that only cats can produce. The light-hearted drawings add to the many stories about cats. This book will keep any cat lover busy for hours. ISBN: 9780091932152. Our Book No: 28687. $15 AUD.

65. Harfield, Mike; Lloyd, David (foreword) (2008). Not Dark Yet: A Very Funny Book, About a Very Serious Game (1st ed). Cheshire: My Back Pages Publishing. 149 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, black & white photo inside covers, flyleaf lightly spotted, edges lightly toned, minor edgewear. Relates the stories of epic annual encounters at Clifton Hampden alongside more modest affairs at Lords, Headingley and Old Trafford. If you like cricket, you will enjoy this book. ISBN: 9780955421716. Our Book No: 27882. $15 AUD.

66. Haynes, Jim; Dusty, Slim (foreword) (1999). Memories of Weelabarabak: Stories of a Bush Town (1st ed). Sydney: ABC Books. 203 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white cartoons, slight bump top spine, inner hinge marginally split (pages firm), minor edgewear. Australian fiction - the entertainer and writer of comic country songs remembers his early life in an ideal (but imaginary) country town. ISBN: 0733306306. Our Book No: 28331. $10 AUD.

67. Hill, Harry; Russell, Leith (illustrator) (1999). The Principal Toiletition (1st ed). Tumut, NSW: Harry Hill. 60 pp. Paperback quarto, pictorial card covers, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication on title page). The author relates humorous anecdotes about his time as a school teacher and principal for the NSW Department of Education. ISBN: 0957742908. Our Book No: 25213. $20 AUD.

68. Holden, Robert (1986). Ginger Meggs Souvenir Book (A Birthday Celebration for Ginger Meggs: Congratulations to the Little Aussie Battler!). Sydney: James Hardie Library / Blaxland Gallery, Grace Bros. 12 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, pictorial card cover (stapled), colour photos (cartoons), minor edgewear. Pamphlet to accompany am exhibition in the Blaxland Gallery, Grace Bros, Sydney. Our Book No: 16738. $20 AUD.

69. Holden, Robert (2005). Crackpots, Ratbags & Rebels: A Swag of Aussie Eccentrics. Sydney: ABC Books. 240 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner front cover little creased, faint stain inside front cover, minor edgewear. This book is a collection of yarns and humorous stories about some of Australia's most eccentric characters. Rosaleen Norton, Eve Langley, Billy Blue, Alfred Deakin, and Percy Grainger are all in this fascinating book. ISBN: 0733315410. Our Book No: 29073. $15 AUD.

70. Hornadge, Bill (1971). The Yellow Peril: A Squint at Some Australian Attitudes towards Orientals. Dubbo, NSW: Review Publications. 56 pp. Paperback quarto, yellow card cover, stapled, good plus condition, cartoons, spine faded, cover lightly foxed. Fascinating anthology of derogatory text extracts, poems and cartoons that satirize Asian (mainly Chinese) immigrants to Australia in the 19th Century. (ISBN not printed in book.). ISBN: 0909895058. Our Book No: 14120. $14 AUD.

71. Hughes, Alex (2006). Learn to Draw Caricatures (Reprint ed). London: Harper Collins. 63 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings, bottom corner front cover lightly creased, light crease bottom edge, minor edgewear. Hints on drawing caricatures, written by the author. This book has many illustrations by the author, and practical exercises to encourage and develop accurate drawing and perception skills, whilst having fun drawing caricatures. ISBN: 9780007924882. Our Book No: 28666. $15 AUD.

72. Jefferies, Jennifer (2005). Seven Steps to Sanity: For Anyone who Wants to Have It All Without Sacrificing Their Health, Sense of Humour or Sanity along the Way (Revised ed) [7 Steps to Sanity]. [Townsville]: Living Energy Publishing / Jennifer Jefferies. 115 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. A realistic, achievable and easy-to-incorporate plan, involving aromatherapy, that will help to achieve self-actualization and restore and maintain a healthy lifestyle. ISBN: 0957818114. Our Book No: 25670. $10 AUD.

73. Jeffries, Roy; Strauss, Johann (1941). Gay Rosalinda (Die Fledermaus) Vocal Selection [The Sparkling Comic Opera: Song Selection of Favorite Items: Plate B4258]. Melbourne - Adelaide - Bendigo: Allan & Co. 16 pp. Paperback small folio, stapled pamphlet, good condition, spine & adjacent page little torn (repaired), pages lightly toned, tide marks top edge rear cover (previous water contact now dry), covers lightly foxed, staples rusted, edgewear, rubber stamp. Copyright date, 1941. Sheet music for six vocal pieces: You and I - Dance through the Night - Love's Call - Let Us Dance - The Laughing Song - Camouflage. Rear cover advert: Allan's Christmas Publications. Our Book No: 15878. $10 AUD.

74. Jellay, Val (1996). Maurie Fields: Keep it Funny (Reprint ed). Melbourne, Richmond: Spectrum Publications. 212 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, corner rear cover creased. Biography of the famous Australian stage and TV actor, written by his wife. Maurie Fields and Val Jellay were real stage troupers, dancers, musicians - you name it, they could do it. ISBN: 0867862599. Our Book No: 11305. $10 AUD.

75. Jolliffe, Eric (1981). Jolliffe's Outback, no 114: Cartoons and Australiana. Sydney, Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. 74 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white cartoons, pages lightly toned, top corner tip creased front cover & few pages, base spine bumped, few tiny dents front cover, minor edgewear (mostly corners), copy 1. Saltbush Bill and Family deal with floods, drought, fire, and many other funny setbacks in these collectible cartoon books. Selection of Sandy Blight cartoons at rear. Plus comments on muddies (crabs), birth of the bush ballad, Barossa barns. Our Book No: 25345. $16 AUD.

76. Jolliffe, Eric (1981). Jolliffe's Outback, no 111: Cartoons and Australiana Study to Frame. Sydney, Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. 66 pp. Paperback quarto, card covers, fair condition, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), black & white cartoons, pages toned, large creases corner front cover, rear cover & edges lightly foxed, edgewear. Saltbush Bill and family provide more fun in the outback. With commentary on shearing sheds past and present, the pig-sty, and die-back. Our Book No: 25610. $10 AUD.

77. Jolliffe, Eric (1986). Jolliffe's Outback Featuring Saltbush Bill, no 119. Sydney: Jolliffe Studios. 82 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, full-page black & white cartoons, two colour postcards rear cover, staples rusted, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Lots more cartoon fun with Saltbush Bill and family. Black & white text-photo of Eric Jolliffe on reverse of front cover. Commentary on Cooma Cottage (Yass), grasshoppers, goannas. Our Book No: 3647. $15 AUD.

78. Jurevicius, Luke (2004). Drawing Caricatures. Adelaide, Stepney: Axiom Publishing. Unnum 48 pp. Paperback large quarto, good plus condition, black & white drawings, top corner tips pages lightly creased, few tiny dents front cover, minor edgewear. Hints on drawing caricatures, written and illustrated by the author. This book was specifically designed to encourage and develop accurate drawing and perception skills, whilst having fun drawing caricatures. ISBN: 1864762969. Our Book No: 23422. $14 AUD.

79. Keilson, Hans; Searls, Damion (translation) (2011). Comedy in a Minor Key (1st English ed). Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 104 pp. Paperback small thin trade, very good condition, edges & pages little toned, minor creases covers. This book is the story of Wim and Marie, a Dutch couple who first hide a Jew they know as Nico, and must then dispose of his body when he dies of pneumonia. This novella, first published in 1947 and now translated into English for the first time, shows the author at his best. Published to celebrate Keilson's 102nd birthday, and introduces Australian readers to a forgotten author who was a witness to World War 2. Published 1947 as "Komodie in Moll". ISBN: 9781921844072. Our Book No: 27726. $15 AUD.

80. Lane, Elizabeth (1986). Hal Gye: The Man and His Work (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 353 pp. Hardback dustjacket, good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, colour reproductions, frontispiece, edges foxed, reverse side jacket little foxed (few tiny chips), base spine bumped, edgewear. This is the story of the creator of the naked, winged cupids that adorn C. J. Dennis's poem "The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke". The author tells the story related to her over the 20 years they were neighbours and traces his life until his death in 1967. He was a cartoonist, illustrator of books by Lawson, Patterson and Ogilvie, and a painter of works held in several state art galleries. He also wrote short stories under the pseudonym of James Hackson. This book is a warm memoir of a multi-talented man, and also has a selection of his full-colour illustrations of works by C. J. Dennis, black & white line drawings, photos, his own account of his early years, and a selection of his short stories. ISBN: 0207149003. Our Book No: 28018. $20 AUD.

81. Lauder, Afferbeck (1965). Let Stalk Strine: A Lexicon of Modern Strine Usage (Reprint ed). Sydney: Ure Smith. 48 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, black & white drawings, covers & pages lightly toned, owner's written name. (Originally published, 1965. This is an early reprint. The ISBN is from later printings.) A cult classic book that makes fun of the Australian language. A humorous dictionary of Australian words as spoken (phonetically) with the unique Australian accent. ISBN: 0725400811. Our Book No: 16666. $15 AUD.

82. Law, Benjamin (2010). The Family Law (1st ed). Melbourne: Black Inc. 220 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, slight crease rear cover, edges & pages lightly toned, very minor biro annotation, bottom corners few pages creased (bookmarks). The Law family are eccentric, endearing and hard to resist. The author is the third of five children and a born humorist. Hilarious and moving, this book is a linked series of tales from a new Australian talent. ISBN: 9781863954785. Our Book No: 27212. $15 AUD.

83. Lawson, Henry; Gill, S. T. (drawings) (2000). Humorous Stories of Henry Lawson. Melbourne, Dingley: Redwood Editions / Hinkler Book Distributors. 186 pp. Hardback small square quarto, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), minor edgewear. In this collection of Lawson short stories at his humorous best, there are a gallery of characters, the drover, the swaggie, the bush philosopher, the larrikin, the digger, the confidence man - all revealing a typically Australian brand of humour. This new edition presents the stories accompanied by the paintings of Samuel Thomas Gill. This book is full of fun and warmth. ISBN: 1865151351. Our Book No: 24086. $18 AUD.

84. Lear, Edward (1982). A Book of Nonsense [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. Unnum pp. Hardback quarto, very good plus condition, colour cartoons, pictorial embossed blue cloth cover (gilt decoration & lettering), gilt edges, in cardboard slipcase. Facsimile edition. Lear's famous book of nonsense verse was first published in 1846, and it was the first to popularize the format of limericks, a term however not commonly used until the 1890s. This facsimile is based on the Routledge colour edition of 1875. The cartoons are placed one or two per page, with one or two interleaved blank pages. (One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 16935. $45 AUD.

85. Lee, Stan; Buscema, John (1984). How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way (Reprint ed). New York: Fireside. 160 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings, cover corners tips little creased, minor edgewear. The author's have joined forces to create this encylopedia of how-to-draw your own comic strip. The graphic illustrations are from the artwork of Marvel comics, and the text is to assist, inspire and advise the apprentice artist on how to get started. ISBN: 9780671530778. Our Book No: 28981. $18 AUD.

86. Lindesay, Vane (introduction) (1979). It's Moments Like These: Cartoons Behind a Nation's Catch-Cry. South Melbourne: Sun Books. 96 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white cartoons, top corner front cover creased, minor edgewear, edges & pages lightly toned, covers lifting outwards slightly. This very entertaining book brings together for the first time some of the best of the many Minties cartoons that have featured in magazines and newspapers over the years. The famous catch-phase (It's Moments Like These ..) became an accepted part of the Australian idiom. The cartoons stand alone as the gauge of a whole epoch of graphic art. ISBN: 0725103396. Our Book No: 29043. $18 AUD.

87. Lindsay, Norman (1947). Halfway to Anywhere. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 228 pp. Hardback dustjacket, good condition (in fair dustjacket), black & white drawings, covers & pages toned as usual, jacket torn & repaired (flap clipped), small annotation (drawing) from pastedown, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition. A reading copy of an Australian novel. A sequel to his inimitable chronicle of boyhood "Saturdee". A story of late adolescence both hilarious and very wise. Bill Gimble and Waldo Peddlar, still at school and victims of parental authority, have discovered that girls are mysterious and desirable beings. Text and drawings by artist Norman Lindsay. Our Book No: 16173. $12 AUD.

88. Lindsay, Norman (1947). Halfway to Anywhere. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 228 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, rear cover jacket toned, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition. This Australian novel is a sequel to his inimitable chronicle of boyhood "Saturdee". A story of late adolescence both hilarious and very wise. Bill Gimble and Waldo Peddlar, still at school and victims of parental authority, have discovered that girls are mysterious and desirable beings. Text and drawings by artist Norman Lindsay. Our Book No: 16173A. $25 AUD.

89. Lindsay, Norman (1949). The Cautious Amorist. London: T. Werner Laurie. 250 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), black & white drawings, endpapers & edges faintly foxed, edgewear & edge tears & faint marks jacket (flap clipped), owner's written name, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. The 23rd printing of this classic comic novel by the Australian artist. When the S.S. Minorca is involved in a night-time collision, three passengers and a crewman are marooned in an open boat and land on a uninhabited island. Their hilarious and uninibited adventures form an extremely comic story. Lindsay's brilliant line drawings add spice to the text. Our Book No: 16139. $25 AUD.

90. Lindsay, Norman (1959). Redheap (1st Australian ed). Sydney: Ure Smith. 318 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), edge tears repaired reverse side jacket (flap unclipped, spine scuffed, red lettering faded, lightly foxed reverse side), top edge lightly foxed, minor edgewear, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First Australian edition. This novel, allegedly autobiographical, was banned in Australia for 28 years after original publication in 1930 by Faber in the U.K. It is a comedy of life in a small town in Victoria (supposedly based on his home town of Creswell). It is about the Piper family - particularly Robert who tries to overcome the abysmal boredom of adolescence - love affairs with servant girls and the parson's daughter - to evenings of booze and philosophy with the roaring Mt Bandparts. Our Book No: 15988. $30 AUD.

91. Lindsay, Norman; Wingrove, Keith (selected by) (1983). Norman Lindsay's Bears. Melbourne: Sun Books. 72 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, edges lightly foxed, light foxing front flyleaf, spine lightly faded. This book features the bear Billy Bluegum who became well known through his appearance in the Bulletin and the Lone Hand, and later in the children's classic "The Magic Pudding". This book includes both the first and the last Billy Bluegum pictures drawn by Norman Lindsay. ISBN: 0725104317. Our Book No: 26171. $15 AUD.

92. Lindsay, Norman; Gold, Janet (illustrator) (1978). Norman Lindsay's Bears (1st ed). Sydney: Macmillan. 72 pp. Hardback small square quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page black & beige drawings (including frontispiece), spine ends little rubbed, minor edgewear jacket, owner's written name front pastedown, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. This book features the bear Billy Bluegum who became well known through his appearance in the Bulletin and the Lone Hand magazines, and later in the children's classic "The Magic Pudding". This book includes both the first and the last Billy Bluegum pictures drawn by Norman Lindsay. ISBN: 0333251628. Our Book No: 28471. $20 AUD.

93. Lindsay, Norman; Wingrove, Keith (compiler) (1987). The Comic Art of Norman Lindsay. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 266 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white cartoons. Heavy (1.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Contains almost 500 cartoons and joke illustrations, taken from the 50 years that Norman Lindsay worked for The Bulletin magazine, and for its monthly magazine The Lone Hand, and selected by his friend Keith Wingrove. ISBN: 0207155658. Our Book No: 15444. $60 AUD.

94. Maher, John; Groves, Judith (illustrator) (1998). Chomsky for Beginners (Reprint ed). London: Icon Books. 175 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white cartoons, pages lightly toned, few tiny scratches covers, cover photo differs from stock photo. Traces Chomsky's understanding of the cognitive realities involved in the use of language and the technical apparatus needed to represent it. The author also describes his radical critique of the institutions of power and pathways of oppression, and his commitment to freedom and justice. ISBN: 1874166420. Our Book No: 22008. $10 AUD.

95. Mailey, Arthur (1956). Cricket Humour: Stories and Sketches by Arthur Mailey. Sydney: Market Printery (Printer). 20 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, colour cartoon cover, black & white cartoons, base spine repaired, faint toning, minimal creasing & foxing, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, about 1956, Trove catalogue.) A selection of short personal humorous cricketing anecdotes compiled by Arthur Mailey, Australian leg-break and googly bowler of the 1920s. Illustrated by delightful cartoons. Introduction by R. C. Robertson (Glasgow): "The best I've seen: Arthur Mailey". Johnny Walker whisky advert rear cover. Our Book No: 16518. $50 AUD.

96. Mars; Bonvoisin, Maurice (true name) (1892). Sable & Galet: Plages Normandes et Plages du Nord: de Cherbourg a Rosendael - Dunkerque. Paris: Librarie Plon. 72 pp. Hardback folio (32.0 x 25.5 cm), good condition, pictorial green cloth cover, colour & black & white drawings (some full-page), pages lightly toned, corners & spine ends bumped & worn, minor foxing, edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (Estimated date, Worldcat.) Title in English: "Sand & Pebble (Normandy Beaches and Northern Beaches)". Drawings and humorous text on one side of page only. Fabulous drawings & cartoons (lithographs) of French beach scenes. By Maurice Bonvoisin (1849 - 1912), under the pseudonym Mars. Our Book No: 15673. $100 AUD.

97. Maybank, Thomas (1937). Mirth by Maybank for Young and Old Alike (1st ed). London: Ward Lock & Co., Limited. Unnum 48 pp. Hardback large oblong folio (24.0 x 37.0 cm), good plus condition, red cloth spine & paper-covered board cover (little scuffed, edges worn), full-page black & white drawings, endpapers creased, few edge tears & edge pieces missing (repaired), few small stains, few pages lightly to moderately foxed, edgewear. A scarce and delightful large-format classic humorous children's picture story book. Our Book No: 14900. $280 AUD.

98. McCormick, John (1987). Joh's Australia. [Melbourne, Surrey Hills]: John McCormick. 50 pp. Paperback oblong large octavo, good plus condition, black & white cartoons, foxing edges, staples rusted, covers lightly marked, minor edgewear. Cartoons about Australian politics particularly Joh Bjelke-Petersen, eccentric Queensland premier. ISBN: 0958780900. Our Book No: 22329. $10 AUD.

99. McCredie, Matt (2009). Blue Paws: A Funny and Entertaining Look at Life in the Dog Squad (Reprint ed). Sydney: New Holland. 206 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear, top corner creased rear cover. This book is the true story of Merlin the Australian police dog (German Shepherd) and his handler as they tackle thugs, chase robbers, and bring armed and dangerous criminals to justice. ISBN: 9781741108354. Our Book No: 24782. $22 AUD.

100. McKee, Richard (1997). The Clan of the Flapdragon and Other Adventures in Etymology, by B. M. W. Schrapnel, Ph.D. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press. 183 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket). The author, the pseudonymous critic, satirises a variety of subjects in and out of academe. These adventurous essays include lampoons on writing, language, and literature. In his outrageously funny chapters and critical asides, Schrapnel returns us to the joy that language can still inspire. These satirical essays were originally published in "Oasis, A Literary Magazine" in 1992 - 1996. ISBN: 0817308814. Our Book No: 23331. $13 AUD.

101. Mercier, Emile (1955). My Ears Are Killing Me! (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 128 pp. Paperback small oblong, good condition, card covers (blue cloth spine, little mottled), black & white cartoons, edges & inside covers foxed, ink stain top corner tip front flyleaf, covers little marked, pages little toned, minor edgewear, small rubber shop stamp title page. First edition. A great little book of Emile Mercier's cartoons that appeared in "The Sun" newspaper, Sydney. Our Book No: 22595. $28 AUD.

102. Mercier, Emile (1956). I'm Waiting for an Earthquake! (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 128 pp. Paperback small oblong, card covers (blue cloth spine), good condition, black & white cartoons, pages little toned, covers & edges foxed, rubbed spot top corner front cover, minor edgewear, rubber stamp. A great little book of Emile Mercier's cartoons that appeared in The Sun newspaper. Our Book No: 21550. $15 AUD.

103. Mercier, Emile (1957). Follow that Wardrobe! (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 128 pp. Hardback small oblong, no jacket as issued, dark red cloth cover (pictorial labels front & rear covers), very good condition, edgewear spine ends & corners, pages lightly toned, rubber stamp & written name inside front cover. A great little book of Emile Mercier's Australian cartoons that appeared in "The Sun" newspaper. Our Book No: 14827. $30 AUD.

104. Mercier, Emile (1957). Follow that Wardrobe! Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 128 pp. Paperback small oblong, very good condition, card covers, blue cloth spine, black & white cartoons, covers & edges faintly foxed, pages toned as usual, minor edgewear. A great little book of Emile Mercier's cartoons that appeared in The Sun newspaper. This would make a wonderful gift for a collector. Our Book No: 21546. $30 AUD.

105. Mitchell, Simon (2006). It's a Funny Old World. [Port Macquarie, NSW]: Simon Mitchell. 129 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication). This book is about a character named Bob Bobbin, who is involved in humorous yet peculiar events which develop through the course of his life. It is a witty and satirical journey that Bob is forced to take, and he comes to his own conclusions regarding culture, religion, politics, race, society and sexism. ISBN: 0980300703. Our Book No: 27022. $18 AUD.

106. Molloy, Frank (2004). Victor J. Daley: A Life. Sydney: Crossing Press. 182 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, top corner rear cover creased. Biography of the Irish-Australian poet, satirist and Bulletin journalist whose verse was as popular as Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson around 1900. ISBN: 0957829175. Our Book No: 11807. $10 AUD.

107. Morrison, Yvonne; Hinde, Deborah (illustrator) (2006). A Kiwi Night Before Christmas (Reprint ed). Sydney, Gosford: Scholastic. 24 pp. Paperback quarto (rear flap), very good plus condition, colour drawings, music CD at rear, press-out model. A New Zealand children's picture story about Christmas in the middle of a New Zealand summer. Santa is dressed in singlet and shorts, uses a miniature tractor pulled by eight flying sheep. This is a Kiwi version of the well-loved Clement C. Moore poem. This humorous book includes a CD, plus an intact press-out model of the Kiwi bach, for children to make themselves. ISBN: 9781869437954. Our Book No: 25995. $10 AUD.

108. Nowra, Louis (2010). Cosi (Recent reprint ed). Sydney: Currency Press. 89 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. A bestselling humorous play about theatre, madness, illusion, sanity and life. Set in a mental institution in 1970, Cosi is the second semi-autobiographical play from Louis Nowra in recent years. In "Summer of the Aliens", Lewis and Dulcie come of age at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis, and in this play Lewis makes further progress as the operatic production moves forward and the anti-Vietnam protests take place in the Sydney streets outside. ISBN: 9780868194035. Our Book No: 15686. $16 AUD.

109. O'Donovan, Annie; Tandberg, Ron (1984). Tandberg's Age of Consensus (1st ed). Melbourne, Hawthorn: Anne O'Donovan. 96 pp. Paperback oblong, very good condition, black & white cartoons, few black & white text-photos, bottom corner creased, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This is cartoonist Ron Tandberg's third book. Most of the political cartoons in this collection originally appeared in The Age newspaper. ISBN: 0908476167. Our Book No: 2691. $14 AUD.

110. O'Grady, John (1970). So Sue Me (1st stated ed). Sydney: Ure Smith. 91 pp. Paperback, very good condition, spine lightly creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Author of "They're A Weird Mob". These humorous essays state his thoughts and conclusions on various things and people. ISBN: 0725400129. Our Book No: 24090. $13 AUD.

111. O'Grady, John; Culotta, Nino (pseudonym) & Pidgeon, W. E. (WEP) (illustrator) (1977). Aussie English: An Explanation of the Australian Idiom (Reprint ed). Sydney: Ure Smith. 104 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, black & white drawings, pages toned as usual, minor edgewear. A humorous classic about the Australian language written by the author of "They're a Weird Mob". ISBN: 0725403810. Our Book No: 7879. $10 AUD.

112. O'Grady, John; Benier, Frank (illustrator) (1981). Survival in the Doghouse (Reprint ed). Sydney: Lansdowne Press. 94 pp. Hardback small, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white cartoons, minor edgewear, non-author written dedication to owner. The author of "They're A Weird Mob" gives some tips on cooking and cleaning, supported by Frank Benier's cartoons. ISBN: 0701815906. Our Book No: 24742. $10 AUD.

113. O'Regan, William (1817). Memoirs of the Legal, Literary, and Political Life of the Late the Right Honourable John Philpot Curran, Once Master of the Rolls in Ireland (1st ed). London / Dublin: James Harper / Richard Milliken. 316 pp. Hardback (22.0 x 14.0 cm), very good condition, quarter-bound light brown calf leather binding along spine (lightly mottled, black spine label with gilt lettering), patterned brown cloth cover, grey endpapers (sticker), pages lightly toned, corner tips frayed (first & last few pages), edges toned, minimal foxing (mostly last few pages). First edition. Title continues: "Comprising Copious Anecdotes of his Wit and Humour; and a Selection of His Poetry [etc]". A barrister records the memoirs of Curran (1750 - 1817), a popular Irish lawyer, politician, orator, wit and poet. He supported parliamentary reform and Catholic emancipation, and he defended in a court a number of Irishmen against their Protestant accusers. Our Book No: 12606. $35 AUD.

114. O'Sullivan, Dudsy (2006). The Hair-Raising Adventures of Juniper Jasper (1st ed). Sydney, Allambie Heights: New Frontier Publishing. 204 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. This book is an exciting fun-filled adventure for ages 8-12. Juniper Jasper is trying to discover the world's first cure for baldness. ISBN: 1921042508. Our Book No: 26976. $20 AUD.

115. Opper, F. [Frederick Burr] (1903). Our Antediluvian Ancestors (1st UK ed). London: C. Arthur Pearson. Unnum 204 pp. Hardback large quarto (29 x 22.6 cm), red cloth cover with gilt text & decoration (lightly soiled, tight binding), very good condition, top edge gilt, frontispiece & full-page black & white cartoons (plates), front free flyleaf and one page creased, free flyleaves toned, free flyleaves & pastedowns slightly foxed, extensive pencil drawing on rear free flyleaf, minor edgewear. Heavy (1.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Each cartoon has a verbal caption on the facing page, and a pair of blank pages lies between each cartoon. A selection of cartoons by the pioneer American cartoonist and illustrator. The cartoons are taken from a comic strip, The Antediluvian Ancestors, in the New York Journal (a William Randolph Hearst newspaper) from 1901. The characters in the cartoons portray prehistoric behaviour - as if such human behaviour has not changed even today. Our Book No: 12471. $100 AUD.

116. Orwell, George (2000). Animal Farm: A Fairy Story (Reprint ed) [Penguin classics]. London: Penguin Books. 113 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, cover design differs from stock photo. Satirical novel about tyranny and corruption in society, based on animals taking over a farm. Originally published in 1945. ISBN: 0141182709. Our Book No: 3427B. $10 AUD.

117. Page, Geoff (2006). Lawrie & Shirley, the Final Cadenza: A Movie in Verse (1st ed). Canberra: Pandanus Books. 121 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, tiny mark fore-edge, minor edgewear. This is a romantic comedy-in-verse about a couple's late-life love affair. ISBN: 1740762142. Our Book No: 25744. $20 AUD.

118. Pearl, Cyril (1969). The Girl with the Swansdown Seat. Sydney: Horwitz. 277 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, light toning pages, minor edgewear, owner's written name & date on flyleaf. A light-hearted look at the sexual realities behind the facade of mid-Victorian morality. Written by the author of "Wild Men of Sydney". Our Book No: 22939. $10 AUD.

119. Peattie, Charles; Taylor, Russell (1989). The Best of Alex (1st ed). Canberra: Financial Review Library. Unnum 50 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white cartoons, corners covers & pages little creased, corner tip one page missing, faint foxing inside covers & few pages, minor edgewear, copy 2. A first collector's edition of Australia's favourite corporate comic strip from The Australian Financial Review. ISBN: 1862900388. Our Book No: 22052A. $10 AUD.

120. Peattie, Charles; Taylor, Russell (1990). The Best of Alex II: The Second Collector's Edition (1st ed). Canberra: Financial Review Library. Unnum pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white cartoons, top corner front cover little creased, two tiny marks fore-edge, base spine little bumped, minor edgewear. A collection of the corporate comic strip from the Australian Financial Review. ISBN: 1862900442. Our Book No: 22610. $12 AUD.

121. Peattie, Charles; Taylor, Russell (1991). The Best of Alex (Reprint ed). Canberra: Financial Review Library. Unnum 50 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white cartoons, corners covers & few pages little creased, minor edgewear. A first collector's edition of Australia's favourite corporate comic strip from The Australian Financial Review. ISBN: 1826900388. Our Book No: 22052. $10 AUD.

122. Peattie, Charles; Taylor, Russell (1991). The Best of Alex III (1st ed). Canberra: Financial Review Library. Unnum 50 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white cartoons, minor edgewear, top corner creased front cover, tiny impressions front cover. A third collector's edition of Australia's favourite corporate comic strip from The Australian Financial Review. ISBN: 1826900531. Our Book No: 24113. $10 AUD.

123. Peattie, Charles; Taylor, Russell (1997). Alex Feels the Pinch (1st ed). London: Headline. Unnum pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, black & white cartoons, minor edgewear, minor plastic coating lifting top spine. A collection of the corporate comic strip from the Daily Telegraph. The tables are turned on Alex as his new head of department is a woman. ISBN: 074727696X. Our Book No: 26376. $13 AUD.

124. Petersen, Gwen (2009). Everything I Know About Life I Learned from My Horse (1st ed). Minneapolis: Voyageur Press. 224 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white text-photos, minor edgewear jacket. The author tells some hilarious tales that every horse lover will like. ISBN: 9780760336908. Our Book No: 27129. $10 AUD.

125. Pilato, Herbie (2012). Twitch Upon a Star: The Bewitched Life and Career of Elizabeth Montgomery (1st ed). Lanham, MD: Taylor Trade Publishing. 430 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white & colour photos, minor edgewear jacket. This biography of the American actor is based on exclusive interviews with Elizabeth Montgomery prior to her death in 1995. The book includes never-before-published material and commentary from many of the people associated with her remarkable life and career before, during, and after the popular TV series "Bewitched". ISBN: 9781589797499. Our Book No: 28477. $20 AUD.

126. Pope, Mr [Alexander] (1925). The Rape of the Lock: An Heroi-Comical Poem in Five Canto's [Haslewood Books Series]. [England]: Chiswick Press / Frederick Etchells and Hugh Macdonald. 59 pp. Hardback octavo, jacket missing as common, very good condition, red & black text on title page, board cover, cloth spine (little mottled, gilt spine lettering), black & white drawings (including frontispiece), untrimmed edges, minor edgewear & toning. (No 590 of a limited edition of 725 copies.) Set up from an octavo of 1718, with a very few substitutions from later readings, and preserving the six line illustrations. A mock-epic poem, in which a hideous crime is committed at a fashionable London society gathering. The victim is the beautiful, innocent Belinda, her attacker is the dastardly Baron, and his weapon of choice is a pair of scissors. A sharp and witty tale of the most famous bad hair day in the history of literature. Our Book No: 15635. $20 AUD.

127. Potter, Stephen (1962). Supermanship, or How to Continue to Stay Top Without Actually Falling Apart. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 112 pp. Paperback, very good condition, classic orange cover, minor foxing edges & inside covers, pages little toned as usual, minor edgewear. By the popular author of "Gamesmanship", "Lifemanship" and "One-Upmanship". Our Book No: 9218. $10 AUD.

128. Pugh, Peter; Flint, Carl (illustrator) (1997). Thatcher for Beginners (1st ed). Cambridge: Icon Books. 173 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, bottom corner last page creased, pages lightly toned. The author analyzes the state of Britain that brought conservative Margaret Thatcher to power, assesses her influence, and asks what, if anything, was the philosophy behind the policies of this extraordinary figure in 20th century politics. ISBN: 1674166536. Our Book No: 24757. $10 AUD.

129. Putnis, Peter (1988). Steele Rudd's Australia. Toowoomba: Darling Downs Institute Press. 67 pp. Paperback oblong, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, black & white drawings, minor crease front cover near spine. Steele Rudd, born at Drayton near Toowoomba in 1868, is Queensland's most popular author of novels and short stories. He created the immortal characters of Dad'n'Dave and their comical adventures on a Darling Downs farm. ISBN: 0949414247. Our Book No: 20428. $15 AUD.

130. Quality, Camp (2006). Laugh Out Loud: Great Jokes from Great Aussies! [Camp Quality Joke Book]. Sydney: Scholastic. 96 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white cartoons, minor edgewear. This book is the result of a dream of an amazing Camp Quality camper (a volunteer organization providing support for children with cancer). Although the jokes are aimed at children & young adults, they will appeal to any age. There is a laughter button inserted into the cover. ISBN: 1865049468. Our Book No: 22962. $10 AUD.

131. Radcliffe, Russ (editor) (2008). Petty's Parallel Worlds (1st ed). Melbourne: High Horse Books. 186 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, very good plus condition, black & white & colour cartoons (few single-colour), minor edgewear jacket (few small scratches). This book showcases the range of Bruce Petty's artistic & political cartoon styles, as well as his intellectual and moral concerns. Much of the work has been previously unpublished. ISBN: 9780646490281. Our Book No: 26851. $30 AUD.

132. Ramczyk, Suzanne M. (2002). Delicious Dissembling: A Compleat Guide to Performing Restoration Comedy [A Complete Guide]. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. 186 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, few black & white drawings. Drawing on her directing experience, and years of leading workshops on Restoration theatre, provides an historic overview of the period and the literature. Also provides analysis of the major literary devices and features, methods to approach vocal interpretation of highly artificial text, a solid grounding in period manners and movement, specific exercises to get actors quickly and easily into the Restoration style, detailed artwork of period costumes, illustrations of such period necessities as bows, curtsies, the "language" of the fan and snuff-taking. ISBN: 0325003750. Our Book No: 23407. $20 AUD.

133. Renton, Ronald W. (editor); Osborne, Brian D. (editor) (2003). Exploring New Roads: Essays on Neil Munro. Isle of Colonsay, Scotland: House of Lochar. 245 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), jacket slightly mottled (possible printing mistake), few black text-photos & drawings. A collection of new essays on the life and work of Neil Munro. Munro is increasingly recognised as a significant figure on the Scottish literary scene; this collection is the first to bring scholarly attention to the many aspects of his career, including journalism, historical novels and humour. ISBN: 1899863761. Our Book No: 23319. $15 AUD.

134. Ridley, Michael J.; Neary, Bryan (1980). The Book of Gremlins. London: J. M. Dent. Unnum 160 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour cartoons, minor edgewear. A natural cartoon history of those little mythological critters who cause untold disarray and mayhem - The Gremlin. Illustrated endpapers, by Bryan Neary. In fact the whole book is lavishly illustrated with various forms of gremlinhood by Neary. By using a new scientific instrument - the gremelscope - Ridley and Neave document the social behaviour and philosophy of gremlins. By the making of this invisible world visible, the is book will undoubtedly become more important than Charles Darwin's "Origin of the Species". ISBN: 0460045008. Our Book No: 14492. $18 AUD.

135. Riemer, A. P. (1980). Antics Fables: Patterns of Evasion in Shakespeare's Comedies. Sydney: Sydney University Press (SUP). 229 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket (little rubbed). This book looks at Shakespeare's comedy plays and examines their curious, often teasing treatment of those moral, philosophical, and even religious issues that criticism has consistently isolated as representing Shakespeare's comic themes. A series of chapters, each dealing with a characteristic aspect of the comedies. The focus of the study is an extended examination of "The Winter's Tale". ISBN: 042400075X. Our Book No: 28817. $15 AUD.

136. Rius; Appignanesi, Richard (editor) (1977). Marx for Beginners. Cambridge: Icon / Allen & Unwin. 157 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, cartoons, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. The first (and bestselling) cartoon book in this popular series. ISBN: 1874166145. Our Book No: 15575. $10 AUD.

137. Robinson, Dave; Mayblin, Bill (2004). Introducing Empiricism (1st ed). Royston, Herts / Sydney: Icon Books / Allen & Unwin. 176 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, cartoons. This popular cartoon guide explores empiricism, that is, our knowledge as coming primarily from experience. Covers the main philosopher proponents: Locke, Berkeley, Hume, J. S. Mill, Russell, Ayer. Includes criticisms by Kant, Wittgenstein, Popper and others. ISBN: 184046545X. Our Book No: 16670. $10 AUD.

138. Ronson, Jim (2002). Them: Adventures with Extremists (New ed). London: Picador. 328 pp. Paperback, very good condition, remainder stripe. The award-winning British journalist comically examines a wide variety of extremist groups - Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis - who share the oddly similar belief that a tiny shadowy elite rule the world from a secret room. He has joined the extremists to track down the fabled secret room. He travels across three continents, along the way meeting Omar Bakri Mohammed, one of the most dangerous men in Britain, PR-savvy Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard Thom Robb, and the survivors of Ruby Ridge. He is chased by men in dark glasses and unmasked as a Jew in the middle of a Jihad training camp. In the forests of northern California he even witnesses CEOs, Dick Cheney and George Bush undertake a bizarre owl ritual. Ronson's investigations, by turns creepy and comical, reveal some alarming things about the looking-glass world of "us" and "them." A deep and fascinating look at the lives and minds of extremists. ISBN: 0330375466. Our Book No: 3115. $10 AUD.

139. Ruehl, Peter (2011). Men are Stupid, Women are Crazy (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 307 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few black & white cartoons, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. The late Peter Ruehl's humorous columns on life, family and politics have long been one of the Australian Financial Review's most beloved and prominent features for more than two decades. This book of his columns will make sure he won't be forgotten. ISBN: 9780522861129. Our Book No: 27315. $15 AUD.

140. Russell, Rob (2007). Merinos, Mallee Roots and Making Tracks (1st ed). Ballarat, VIC: R. T. R. Russell. 179 pp. Paperback wide trade, as new condition, black & white text-photos. Rob's third book again takes us on his classing run, and relates the humour of the Australian sheepyards, woolsheds, country pubs and homesteads. ISBN: 9780646474014. Our Book No: 14889. $15 AUD.

141. Saw, Ron; Friend, Donald (illustrator) (1984). Brief Encounters. Sydney, Cammeray: Richard Griffin. 64 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings (some full-page), single-colour endpaper drawings, minor edgewear. (Limited edition, 2000 copies.) Subtitle: "Brief Encounters with Uncles, Great Aunts, Wombats, Womcats, Tomcats, Randy Bantam Roosters, Ducks, Pigeons, Seagulls, Elephants, Horses, Dogs, Flora and Fauna, as Well as Rare Specimens of Humanity." A selection of 15 humorous anecdotes, most from the Bulletin magazine archives, and illustrated by the Australian artist. ISBN: 0959303049. Our Book No: 16414. $25 AUD.

142. Schneider, Peter (1992). The German Comedy: Scenes of Life after The Wall. New York: Noonday Press / Farrar Strauss Giroux. 211 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, top corners lightly creased few pages, light foxing edges & first page. The author talks about Germany after the famous Berlin Wall was demolished. He writes vignettes to capture the paradoxes and absurdities of life in the absence of the legendary wall. ISBN: 0374523584. Our Book No: 23731. $10 AUD.

143. Seal, Graham (2001). Great Australian Urban Myths: The Cane Toad High. Sydney: HarperCollins. 240 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition. A collection of over 100 contemporary Australian legends (modern folklore), mainly macabre and/or humorous. This revised edition updates old favourites (such as the granny on the roofrack, and the stolen kidneys). New legends have been scooped from the every-increasing pool, such as getting high by stroking a cane toad. Includes an urban-legend-busting kit. From bunyips and yowies to the more modern exploding dunny and electronic worms. ISBN: 0732269865. Our Book No: 17896. $15 AUD.

144. Shanahan, Brendon (2013). Mr Snack and the Lady Water: Travel Tales from My Lost Years. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 239 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, covers little creased, top edge lightly toned, minor edgewear. After a decade spent on the road, Australian travel writer and columnist Brendan Shanahan returns to write this collection of darkly funny and unexpected travel stories, including Asia, Africa and and America. ISBN: 9780522862232. Our Book No: 27883. $18 AUD.

145. Sorenson, Edward S.; Lindsay, Percy (illustrator) (1925). Murty Brown. Sydney: States Publishing Company. 190 pp. Hardback very small, no jacket as issued, good plus condition, red cloth cover, frontispiece drawing, front inner hinge minimally split (pages firm), edges foxed, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. The last novel (or series of connected stories) by a little-known but prolific Norwegian-Australian writer, about the search for buried treasure in the Australian outback. Humorous in the style of Henry Lawson, with outdated viewpoints regarding Aborigines. Our Book No: 4047. $15 AUD.

146. Souter, D. H.; Holden, Robert (1988). Souter's Cats (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 44 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white cartoons, spine little faded, faint foxing top edge, tiny faint stain inside front cover & first seven pages, single spot foxing, minor edgewear. A collection of Souter's cartoons about cats, compiled and introduced by Robert Holden, has mainly been taken from the pages of "The Bulletin", and will amuse a new audience yet to be introduced to the talent of D. H. Souter. The cartoon on page 16 regarding the weather in Sydney fits today's weather as it would have done when it was drawn on 22 December 1900. ISBN: 0207159084. Our Book No: 28383. $14 AUD.

147. Spencer, Lloyd; Krauze, Andrzej (1996). Hegel for Beginners (1st ed). London: Icon Books. 174 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white cartoons, minor edgewear, edges lightly toned. Cartoon biography of the German philosopher who had a profound influence on the ideas and political events of the 20th century. ISBN: 1874166447. Our Book No: 25874. $14 AUD.

148. Stevens, Lesley (1986). Footrot Flats: The Dog's Tale: The Making of the Movie. Lower Hutt, NZ: Inprint Ltd. 111 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour drawings (cartoons) & text-photos, minor edgewear. A fascinating illustrated and detailed report on the making of the movie of this funny New Zealand rural community, as drawn by New Zealand cartoonist Murray Ball. The animation for the movie was done in the Hanna Barbera studio in Sydney. ISBN: 0864640781. Our Book No: 16736. $25 AUD.

149. Sullivan, Arthur; Rowe, Bolton; Stephenson, B. C.;Spencer, Roderick (vocal score), & Rees, Terence (libretto note) (1975). The Zoo: A Musical Folly [Plate C.R.16356a]. London: J. B. Cramer & Co. 92 pp. Paperback small folio, very good condition, cover little marked, some edgewear, sticker mark, rubber stamp. Sheet music for this burlesque of the conventions of grand opera, originally performed in 1875, written by B. C. Stephenson, under the pen-name "Bolton Rowe", with music by Sullivan. This edition for the first time restores some text originally deleted. Set in the Zoological Gardens, London. Our Book No: 15401. $28 AUD.

150. Tandberg, Ron (1982). Tandberg Draws the Line: The Second Age of Tandberg. Sydney: Edward Arnold. Unnum pp. Paperback small oblong quarto, very good condition, black & white cartoons, few black & white photos, light foxing edges, spine faintly creased, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear corners. In addition to recent favourites this second collection of Tandberg cartoons contains work published in the mid-1960s in the satirical magazine Tom Thumb and cartoons drawn from the journal of the Victorian Secondary Teachers' Association. ISBN: 0713180528. Our Book No: 28709. $18 AUD.

151. Taylor, Karla (1989). Chaucer Reads "The Divine Comedy". Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. 292 pp. Hardback dustjacket, as new condition (in as new dustjacket). It has long been known that English poet Geoffrey Chaucer (author of The Canterbury Tales) was influenced by the Italian poet Dante (author of The Divine Comedy). Demonstrates that Chaucer's reaction to The Divine Comedy shaped the most fundamental aspects of his poetic art, particularly narrative authentication (credibility of his fictional worlds). ISBN: 0804715440. Our Book No: 14261. $20 AUD.

152. Thomson, Mark (1996). Blokes & Sheds (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 121 pp. Paperback oblong, very good condition, full-page black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. In this good-humored portrayal of Australian sheds and their owner-occupiers, the author and photographer peers into the gloom, past the dartboard, the beer fridge and the piles of timber off-cuts, to discover what goes on between blokes and sheds. ISBN: 0207189161. Our Book No: 22408. $10 AUD.

153. Tourist Promotion Association, Winton (1990). The Bronze Swagman Book of Bush Verse: "Lester's Tale" 1990 Winning Verse (19th ed). Winton, QLD: Winton Tourist Promotion Association. 120 pp. Paperback trade, card covers, very good condition, figures, minor edgewear, spine little faded, covers scratched. These wonderful poems cover almost every facet of country life. They are humorous, beautiful, and sometimes tragic in describing the many incidents that occur in country living. Apparently one of a series of booklets containing different poems. Our Book No: 24623. $10 AUD.

154. Treborlang, Robert; Knight, Mark (illustrator) (1999). How to be Normal in Australia (8th ed). Sydney: Major Mitchell Press. 123 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings. A popular, humorous and practical guide to the uncharted territory of Australian relationships. Secrets of normal Australians revealed. Tip-toe through the minefields! (Loosely inserted: Greeting card from Major Mitchell Press with a written and signed message from the author). ISBN: 1875614117. Our Book No: 4159. $10 AUD.

155. Trout, Nick (2009). Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humour, Healing and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon (Reprint ed). Sydney: Hachette. 286 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. American animal surgeon provides a fascinating look at the comedy and drama, difficulties and rewards involved with loving and healing animals. ISBN: 9780733624933. Our Book No: 26687. $10 AUD.

156. Turnley, Cole (compiler); Ebes, Hank (with) & Cole, E. W. (based on) (1984). Cole's Funny Puzzle Book. Melbourne: Cole Publications. 96 pp. Paperback quarto, good plus condition, black & white & single-colour drawings & cartoons, few pages lightly foxed, small piece removed base spine, covers little creased, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear corners, small sticker mark inside front cover. Includes puzzles and games for children, inspired by two original picture books by E. W. Cole (this one compiled & edited by his grandson). Pictorial cover has a rainbow pattern. ISBN: 0909900132. Our Book No: 3007. $12 AUD.

157. Turnley, Cole (compiler); Ebes, Hank (with) & Cole, E. W. (based on) (1984). Cole's Funny Puzzle Book. Melbourne: Cole Publications. 96 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white & single-colour drawings & cartoons, corner tip creased title page, rear cover lightly creased, minor edgewear corners, remainder stripe, copy 2. Includes puzzles and games for children, inspired by two original picture books by E. W. Cole (this one compiled & edited by his grandson). Pictorial cover has a rainbow pattern. ISBN: 0909900132. Our Book No: 3007A. $20 AUD.

158. Turnley, Cole (editor); Cole, E. W. (based on) (1986). Cole's Funny Picture Book, No. 3 (3rd, A&R ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson / Cole Publications. 193 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, black & white drawings & cartoons & text-photos, colour photos, minor edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia, copy 1. A book of humour, cartoons, puzzles and wisdom for young adults. Inspired by two original picture books by E. W. Cole. This one (No. 3) is edited by his grandson, Cole Turnley. The pictorial cover contains a rainbow pattern. Cover text includes: "Family amuser and instructor, to delight the children and make home happier. The best child's picture book in the world." ISBN: 0909900043. Our Book No: 13701. $40 AUD.

159. Turnley, Cole (editor); Cole, E. W. (based on) (1992). Cole's Funny Picture Book, No. 3 (4th, New Century ed). Melbourne: Cole Publications. 192 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white drawings & cartoons & text-photos, top spine repaired but otherwise excellent, copy 2. A book of humour, cartoons, puzzles and wisdom for young adults. Inspired by two original picture books by E. W. Cole. This one (No. 3) is edited by his grandson. The pictorial cover contains a rainbow pattern. Cover text includes: "Family amuser and instructor, to delight the children and make home happier. The best child's picture book in the world." ISBN: 0909900213. Our Book No: 14158. $35 AUD.

160. Wain, George (1949). The Adventures of Albert: Book 2: At School. London: Collins Clear-Type Press. 32 pp. Paperback, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, single-colour drawings, minor foxing edges, minor edgewear, minimal annotation (digit) one page. (Estimated date: 1949, Worldcat.) A school reader in the Albert and Alice Jenks series of four booklets. They have the flavour of a comic so as to encourage reading in youngsters. Our Book No: 10737. $10 AUD.

161. Walsh, Richard (1993). Ferretabilia: Life and Times of Nation Review. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press. 231 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white cartoons. Lean and nosey like a ferret - extracts from the satirical Australian newspaper, collected by its founding editor. ISBN: 0702224502. Our Book No: 13173. $18 AUD.

162. Williamson, David (1993). Brilliant Lies (1st ed). Sydney: Currency Press. 74 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, edges lightly foxed. A serious comedy, this play is a masterful piece of dramatic argument which directs our sympathy from party to party, uncovering layers of residual damage beneath the surfacer allegations. ISBN: 0868193712. Our Book No: 26270. $10 AUD.

163. Wills, Colin; Pidgeon, W. E. (WEP) (illustrator) (1982). Rhymes of Sydney (Reissue ed). Sydney: Pylon Press. 47 pp. Paperback quarto, card covers, stapled, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, bottom corner cover & pages creased, owner's rubber stamp, autograph (author's written name). This collectable book was first published in 1933. It is an exuberant memento of Sydney in the 1930s as seen through the eyes of poet and journalist Colin Wills. (From the Barry Humphries library. Affixed to inside front cover: signed & dated letter to Dame Edna from Dorothy Pidgeon, the cartoonist's wife.). ISBN: 0959359214. Our Book No: 21869. $15 AUD.

164. Wood, Leonie (2007). Funny Business: The Rise and Fall of Steve Vizard (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 338 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos, tiny crease fore-edge front cover, minor edgewear. Uncovers the man behind the public persona: the well-liked Australian comedian and media personality, who later fell foul of the law over business dealings. ISBN: 9781741753295. Our Book No: 23408. $15 AUD.

165. Wright, John C.; Jones, Toby (foreword) (2006). Why is That So Funny? A Practical Exploration of Physical Comedy (1st ed). London: Nick Hern Books. 334 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. Starts with a discussion of the various types of laughter that can be provoked by performance. Then presents graduated sequences of over 100 games and exercises devised to demonstrate and investigate the whole range of comic possibilities open to a performer and to test every assertion made. This is an invaluable resource for performers, directors, students and teachers. ISBN: 1854597825. Our Book No: 22722. $15 AUD.