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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 small 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,Garratt, Chris (illustrator) (1996). Postmodernism for Beginners (1st Australian ed). Sydney: Icon Books / Allen & Unwin. 173 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. This book traces the three pedigrees of postmodernity - art, theory and history - and explains the essentials of structuralism, semiotics and deconstruction as developed by the postmodern icons including Foucault, Levi-Strauss, Barthes, Derrida, Lacan and Lyotard. The author's text and the inspired illustrations provide a guide for anyone fascinated or exasperated by the hall of mirrors that is postmodernism. ISBN: 1874166218. Our Book No: 22515. $10 AUD.

5. 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.

6. 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 and 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, faint foxing edges, minimal edgewear. 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, minimal edgewear. A new set of Hagar cartoons to enjoy. ISBN: 0868013358. Our Book No: 22748. $10 AUD.

22. Bunn, Anna Maria (anon); Webby, Elizabeth (introduction) (1994). The Guardian: A Tale [Australian Books On Demand, no. 10]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 152 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good plus condition, annotation inside front cover (purchase history). This novel, written by "An Australian", was the first printed on the Australian mainland, and the first written by an Australian woman. This novel is a comedy of manners that indexes literary taste in Colonial Australia, but also includes murder and adultery. (Autograph of J. W. Bunn, presumably a relative, on title page. Written note by Alan Ives inside front cover states book was bought when launched by J. Bunn, Victor Crittenden and Elizabeth Webby. "Webby" incorrectly spelt on copyright page and rear cover. ISBN incorrectly printed in book.). ISBN: 094991053X. Our Book No: 13371. $50 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 octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minimal edgewear. 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. $15 AUD.

24. Burnand, F. C.,Sullivan, Arthur S. (1955). Cox and Box or Long-lost Brothers: Triumviretta in One Act: Adapted to the Lyric Stage from J. Maddison Morton's Farce (Savoy ed) [Boosey & Co's Savoy Edition of Cox and Box: Plate H.10416]. London: Boosey & Co. / Boosey & Hawkes. 58 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, edges & title page lightly foxed, minor edgewear, rubber stamps. (Estimated date, 1955, Trove catalogue.) Sheet music for this comicopera. The Savoy edition is a heavily cut version often used as a curtain raiser to other operas. (Paling's price sticker: 4/9.). Our Book No: 17309. $30 AUD.

25. Buttrose, Larry (1992). The King Neptune Day and Night Club. Sydney: Imprint Travel / Angus & Robertson. 122 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, faint sticker mark. A humorous account of the author's exotic international travels, for example, Pushkar Bazaars, Singapore, Nairobi and Rome. Our Book No: 16235. $10 AUD.

26. Buxton, Dudley (1915). [POSTCARD] May You Fall in for an Ice Time This Christmas: With Every Good Wish for the Festive Season [CWF Series 1282]. London: C. W. Faulkner & Co. N/A pp. Postcard oblong, very good condition, colour drawing, minor foxing & toning, corner tip creased, minor edgewear, annotation. (Estimated date, 1915.) Comic Christmas postcard showing goose with broom talking to fallen snowman wearing skates, with Danger sign in background. Reverse side: Split back, with written message: "To Will: Wishing you the compliments of the season and the best of good luck. From Mother, Xmas 1915". Our Book No: 17145. $10 AUD.

27. 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.

28. 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.

29. Carter, Alan (1985). Carter Bros and Dad (1st ed). Sydney, St. Leonards: Australian Antique Trader. 126 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white cartoons & photos, minor edgewear jacket, small scuff mark 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. $10 AUD.

30. 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.

31. 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.

32. 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.

33. Clarke, John (2003). The Even More Complete Book of Australian Verse. Melbourne: Text Publishing. 116 pp. Hardback small square, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), spine ends little rubbed, cover corner tips little rubbed, minor edgewear jacket. The aim of this very funny book of Australian verse is to put on record the amount of imagery and ideas to be found in Australian poetry. A wonderful little book to bring a smile to anyone's face as did the author over the years. ISBN: 187700880X. Our Book No: 29175. $18 AUD.

34. 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.

35. Cole, E. W. (1948). Cole's Great Girls' Book. Melbourne: E. W. Cole. 192 pp. Hardback small quarto, no 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.

36. 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.

37. Cole, E. W. (Edward William) (1983). Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1 (74th, Millionth-Copy ed). Melbourne, Hawthorn: Cole Publications. 189 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial board cover (rainbow pattern), many black & white drawings & cartoons, few colour pages at front, small rubbed spot title page top corner, minimal foxing top edge, rubber spot minor edgewear. This favourite comic, poetry and puzzle book for young adults was originally published by the eccentric Melbourne bookseller in 1879. This collector's edition celebrates the sale of 1,000,000 copies, and is limited to 25,000 copies. ("No 1" on top corner front cover and spine.). ISBN: 0909900124. Our Book No: 3114. $30 AUD.

38. 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 octavo, 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.

39. Cormick, Craig (1998). Unwritten Histories. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press. 188 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minimal 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). SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0855753161. Our Book No: 23785. $10 AUD.

40. Coustas, Mary (2013). All I Know: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Life (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 202 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. The Australian actress, comedian and TV personality reveals her life (famous for the Greek-Australian character "Effie"), including meeting George, the love of her life. The story begins with a colourful childhood in Collingwood and Doncaster, Victoria, and ending in Bondi, Sydney. There is heartbreak as she recounts the deaths of her father, grandmother and her daughter Stevie. But ultimately, it is an enriching and uplifting celebration of the magic of life, and making the best you can from the things that happen along the way. ISBN: 9781743315651. Our Book No: 29539. $16 AUD.

41. Craig, Bruce; Hartz, Greg Studio (illustrator),Fraser, Margaret (editor) (2001). Bogged! The Bruce Craig Story (Reprint ed). Toowoomba: Bruce Craig / Printed by The Education Centre. 96 pp. Paperback small oblong, very good condition, few black & white cartoons, few tiny scuffs front cover, covers little faded, front hinge split (pages firm), minor edgewear, sticker mark rear cover, autograph (author’s written name). This is the story of Bruce Craig who is working as a cab driver in Queensland. He recounts many incidents, both in and out of his work. His natural good humour and dogged determination take him through the events both funny and sometimes tragic, and account for his philosophy on life. ISBN: 0646392085. Our Book No: 29924. $25 AUD.

42. 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 octavo, 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.

43. 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.

44. Cunningham, Liz (editor),Melano, Anne (editor) (1993). Marmalade's Book of Cats: Australian Writing and Art. Sydney: Marmalade Press. 198 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), full-page black & white & colour photos, black & white drawings & cartoons, minimal 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.

45. 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.

46. 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.

47. 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: Parragon. Unnum 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 reveal the 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.

48. 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.

49. Davis, Jim (1997). The Ninth Garfield Treasury (Reprint ed). New York: Ballantine. Unnum 120 pp. Paperback wide oblong, very good plus condition, colour drawings, minimal 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.

50. de Alarcon, Pedro Antonio (2004). The Three-cornered Hat. London: Hesperus Classics. 100 pp. Paperback trade (with flaps), very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. A best-loved Spanish novel, 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.

51. Dennis, C. J. (1981). Doreen. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 32 pp. Hardback very small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), illustrated endpapers, full-page colour drawing (and colour frontispiece), small black & white vignettes, top edge reverse side jacket little toned, minimal edgewear. Facsimile edition of a humorous Christmas story in verse, originally published in 1917. The second sequel to The Songs of a Sentimnetal Bloke. The story of Bill, a larrikin gang member who marries a young woman named Doreen, and becomes a contented husband and father. This book celebrates six years of marriage. ISBN: 0207142866. Our Book No: 3204. $20 AUD.

52. Dennis, C. J.; Gye, Hal (illustrator) (1982). Digger Smith. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 32 pp. Hardback very small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour frontispiece & title page vignette, minimal foxing top edge reverse side jacket, minimal foxing top edge, minor edgewear, owner's written name. Facsimile edition of a book of his short humorous verses, originally published in 1918, and one of two sequels to Ginger Mick. Written as WW1 was ending, deals with the effects of war on the men who served 'with Anzac eyes'. ISBN: 0207148570. Our Book No: 17501. $15 AUD.

53. Dennis, C. J.; Gye, Hal (illustrator) (1983). Backblock Ballads and Later Verses. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 32 pp. Hardback very small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour frontispiece & title page vignette, minimal faint foxing edges, minor edgewear. Facsimile edition of a book of his short humorous verses, originally published in 1918. The verses have been selected from his first book (1913), plus later verses published in The Bulletin and other magazines. ISBN: 0207147000. Our Book No: 17499. $25 AUD.

54. Dessaix, Robert (2014). What Days Are For (1st ed). Sydney: Random House. 231 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), bottom edge covers little rubbed, top corner front cover lightly bumped, minor edgewear jacket. Autobiography of the Australian author who is reflecting on his life after suffering a near fatal heart attack in Sydney. These surprisingly funny recollections are about intimacy, travel, spirituality, enchantment, language and childhood, all combined with his heightened sense of mortality. ISBN: 9780857985767. Our Book No: 29249. $20 AUD.

55. DeVries, Peter (1971). Mrs Wallop (1st U.K. ed). London: Victor Gollancz. 310 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), corner bumped, lengthy written & dated dedication, autograph (author's written name). (First 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.) SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0575007060. Our Book No: 12631. $10 AUD.

56. Disney, Walt (1978). Donald Duck [Walt Disney Comic, no D254]. Sydney: Wogan Pty Ltd. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback octavo, good plus condition, colour cartoons, small edge tear front cover, tiny holes bottom edge some pages (not affecting text), edgewear. Australian edition. Cover design: Ducks marching. Three stories: A Bucket of Scones - The Mysterious Soap Bubbles - Moby Dock and Dimwitty: Undersea Swindle. Our Book No: 17296. $20 AUD.

57. 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.

58. 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.

59. 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.

60. Edwards, Hazel (2015). Not Just a Piece of Cake: Being an Author. Melbourne: Brolga Publishing. 271 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. A candid memoir by the Australian children's writer, and author of "There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake". Humorously describes realistic process of the process of creativity, via anecdotes. "Anecdultery" is a Hazel original term for storytelling. Hazel Edwards takes the reader behind her many books. She shares the humour of a diverse work style and family life behind the beloved characters like the cake-eating hippo. Hippocampus is where memories are kept. Collaborating with illustrators, performers, co-authors and even family, Hazel shares the process of writing and why storytelling matters culturally, and personally. ISBN: 9781922175809. Our Book No: 17072. $15 AUD.

61. Eliot, T. S.,Bentley, Nicolas (illustrator) (1985). Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (Illustrated ed). London: Faber & Faber. 64 pp. Paperback trade, flexible cover, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, black & white vignettes, minor edgewear. Loveable humorous cat poems written for his god-children and friends in the 1930s. They inspired the musical "Cats" (Andrew Lloyd Webber). ISBN: 0571105580. Our Book No: 7912. $10 AUD.

62. Eliot, T. S.,Gorey, Edward (illustrator) (1984). Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (Reprint ed). London: Faber & Faber. 56 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page black & white drawings (including frontispiece), endpapers little foxed, pages lightly toned, top edge lightly foxed, reverse side jacket lightly foxed (minor edgewear). Loveable cat poems written for his god-children and friends in the 1930s. They inspired the musical Cats (Andrew Lloyd Webber).The American artist Edward Gorey has used witty, affectionate and entirely original drawings to go with T. S. Eliot's beloved cat poems. ISBN: 0571119719. Our Book No: 29189. $14 AUD.

63. 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.

64. 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.

65. 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.

66. 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.

67. Franklin, Miles,Cusack, Dymphna (1988). Pioneers on Parade (1st illustrated ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 296 pp. Hardback octavo, 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.

68. Fry, Stephen (2010). The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography (1st Australian ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 438 pp. Hardback octavo, 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.

69. 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, minimal 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.

70. 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, faint toning pages, minor edgewear. 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. $12 AUD.

71. 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.

72. 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 numbered cartoons about Fred the basset hound by Graham of the London Daily Mail. Our Book No: 22747. $10 AUD.

73. 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.

74. Harfield, Mike; Lloyd, David (foreword) (2008). Not Dark Yet: A Very Funny Book, About a Very Serious Game. Cheshire: My Back Pages Publishing. 149 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, black & white photo inside covers, flyleaf lightly spotted, 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. $12 AUD.

75. 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.

76. 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.

77. 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.

78. Holden, Robert (2005). Crackpots, Ratbags and Rebels: A Swag of Aussie Eccentrics. Sydney: ABC Books. 240 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner front cover faintly creased, minimal 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, Bea Miles and Percy Grainger are all in this fascinating book. ISBN: 0733315410. Our Book No: 29073. $15 AUD.

79. 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.

80. 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.

81. 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, minimal 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.

82. 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.

83. 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.

84. Johnstone, Matthew; Parker, Prof. Gordon (foreword) (2005). I Had a Black Dog: His Name was Depression (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. Unnum 40 pp. Paperback oblong octavo, very good condition, colour drawings (cartoons), minimal edgewear, old price marks. First edition. His moving, illuminating and uplifting insight into what it is like to live with depression, and the strength and support that can be found within and around us to tame it. The delightful colour cartoons reinforce the message. ISBN: 0330421832. Our Book No: 24138. $15 AUD.

85. Jolliffe, Eric (1974). Jolliffe's Outback, no 103: Cartoons and Australiana: Study to Frame. Sydney, Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. Unnum 80 pp. Paperback quarto, good plus condition, card cover, stapled pamphlet, black & white cartoons, pages toned, front cover little creased, some edgewear, minimal annotation (single digit front cover). The usual madcap adventures of Saltbush Bill and family (eg, riding to school). Special features: Clayton Farm in South Australia, Gwalia - ghost town of the West Australian goldfields, Aboriginal canoes, bush ants. Full-page Aboriginal drawing to frame. (Estimated date, 1974.). Our Book No: 4410. $20 AUD.

86. Jolliffe, Eric (1980). The Best of Witchetty's Tribe. Sydney, Dee Why: Jolliffe Publications. 64 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, stapled, black & white cartoons (few text-photos), small edge creases covers, pages toned as usual, minor edgewear. A collection of his Witchetty cartoons about Aborigines, now considered politically incorrect. Jolliffe apparently stopped drawing them after criticism from the Anti-Discrimination Board. (In an essay in this booklet, Jolliffe believes his cartoons contained a more positive image of Aborigines than previous very degrading cartoons, and he cites his frequent lectures in support of Aborigines.). Our Book No: 18415. $30 AUD.

87. 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.

88. 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.

89. 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. Rear cover consists of two colour postcards. Our Book No: 3647. $15 AUD.

90. Jolliffe, Eric (1987). Jolliffe's Outback, no 121, featuring Saltbush Bill and Witchetty’s Tribe: Special 40th Birthday Issue (1st ed). Sydney, Dee Why: Jolliffe Studios. 82 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, stapled (little rusted), full-page black & white cartoons (few text-photos), pages lightly toned, small edge tears bottom edge few rear pages, minor edgewear. Celebrates 40 years since Jolliffe started drawing Saltbush Bill for Pix Magazine, and Witchetty’s Tribe started appearing as a regular feature. This issue is devoted to early cartoons and their origins. Contains reports on “The Dad and Dave Image” (his early life as one of 14 kids), “Saltbush Country”, and “Bill Harney, bush philosopher” (including pictures of Harney and Jolliffe) (1 of 2 available copies.). Our Book No: 4407. $25 AUD.

91. Jolliffe, Eric (1989). Jolliffe's Outback, no 124, featuring Saltbush Bill (1st ed). Sydney: Jolliffe Studios. 82 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, good condition, full-page black & white cartoons, few marks front cover, foxing reverse side rear cover, edges toned, pages lightly toned, few tiny tears top edge front cover & few pages, spine ends little worn, spine rubbed. Saltbush Bill and Family being themselves. More great Jolliffe cartoons. Our Book No: 29912. $20 AUD.

92. Jolliffe, Eric (1991). Jolliffe's Outback, no 126: Fishin (1st ed) [Fishing]. Sydney, Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. 83 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, stapled pamphlet, good condition, black & white cartoons, pages lightly toned, few small marks rear cover, creases along spine, minor edgewear, slight annotation front cover. Saltbush Bill and Family and Witchetty's Tribe try their hand at fishing. This one is hard to come by. Our Book No: 29911. $35 AUD.

93. Jolliffe, Eric (No Date). Jolliffe's Outback, no 94: Cartoons and Australiana: Study for Framing (1st ed). Sydney, Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. Unnum 56 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled pamphlet, good plus condition, black & white cartoons, pages lightly toned, bottom corner rear cover creased, corner front cover & few pages faintly folded, tear base spine repaired, small edge tears bottom edge few rear pages, some edgewear, autograph (author’s written dedication front cover). Autographed. Saltbush Bill, Sandy Blight and Witchetty’s Tribe are still coping with all the current problems, and all the disasters that a cartoonist imposes. Special sections: “Nostalgia at Wombat Rd” [Young, NSW], and “Aboriginal food containers.” With scarce Jolliffe biro autograph. Our Book No: 4408. $40 AUD.

94. Jolliffe, Eric (No Date). Jolliffe's Outback, no 98: Cartoons and Australiana Study to Frame. Sydney, Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. Unnum 56 pp. Paperback quarto, good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white cartoons, pages toned, small tear base near spine, staples rusted, covers little faded & foxed & creased, minor edgewear. Saltbush Bill and his family get up to their usual antics while keeping the farm going. (Undated issue.). Our Book No: 29916. $18 AUD.

95. 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.

96. 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.

97. Lane, Elizabeth (1986). Hal Gye: The Man and His Work (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 353 pp. Hardback octavo, 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.

98. 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. 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. $12 AUD.

99. 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, pages faintly toned, minimal edgewear. (Originally published, 1965. 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. (Newspaper clipping loosely inserted.). ISBN: 0725400811. Our Book No: 16666A. $12 AUD.

100. Law, Benjamin (2010). The Family Law (1st ed). Melbourne: Black Inc. 220 pp. Paperback 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.

101. 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 condition (in very good dustjacket), minimal 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. $12 AUD.

102. 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.

103. 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.

104. 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.

105. Lindsay, Norman (1947). Halfway to Anywhere. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 228 pp. Hardback octavo, 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. Australian novel that 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.

106. 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.

107. Lindsay, Norman; Wingrove, Keith (selected by) (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, old price marks, owner's written name front pastedown, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition. 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.

108. 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.

109. Lindsay, Norman (1985). The Magic Pudding: Being the Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and his Friends Bill Barnacle and Sam Sawnoff (Reprint ed). Sydney: Bluegum / Angus & Robertson. 173 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, minimal edgewear. Written and illustrated by Norman Lindsay. A small format edition of the classic madcap children's stories about a cantankerous walking magic pudding that shares the dessert which never runs out. The adventures of three friends who defend the pudding from thieves. There are occasional bursts of exuberant singing. ISBN: 0207146136. Our Book No: 4279. $10 AUD.

110. 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. $30 AUD.

111. Lower, Lennie; Cook, Patrick (cartoons), Pearl, Cyril (memoir),Thompson, Tom (selection, introduction) (1983). Here's Lower (1st ed) [Lennie Lower]. Sydney: Hale & Iremonger. 191 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white cartoons, pages faintly toned, faint foxing top edge & top edge reverse side jacket, owner's written name. First edition. A selection of the whimsical Lennie Lower cartoons and his newspaper columns of the 1930s. These short tales are the showcase for Lower's natural anarchy - the fruits of his years as Australia's leading columnist and humourist of the 1930s. ISBN: 0868060712. Our Book No: 2551. $20 AUD.

112. 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.

113. Mars; Bonvoisin, Maurice (true name) (1892). Sable and 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. $80 AUD.

114. 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.

115. McCall, Rupert; Eales, John (foreword) (1996). Green and Gold Malaria. Melbourne: Mandarin / Reed Books. 115 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white cartoons, minimal edgewear. Modern-day poet reflects with humour on the Australian character. His new volume poetry, said to be a modern-day Banjo Paterson. ISBN: 1863306099. Our Book No: 6971. $10 AUD.

116. 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.

117. 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 octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minimal edgewear. 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. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0817308814. Our Book No: 23331. $10 AUD.

118. Mikul, Chris (1992). Bizarrism (2 Issues). Sydney: Chris Mikul. 38 +38 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, card cover, stapled, black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear. Issues no 4 and 5 of a short-lived magazine by a Sydney independent researcher (estimated date, about 1992). Humorous reports on Fortean and other strange, deviant, eccentric and "lunatic" phenomena, including cult behaviour. The author later published a book with a similar title (1999, revised 2016). Our Book No: 4202. $30 AUD.

119. Mitchell, Simon (2006). It's a Funny Old World. [Port Macquarie, NSW]: Simon Mitchell. 129 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minimal 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.

120. 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.

121. Nawaz, Zarqa (2015). Laughing All the Way to the Mosque: The Misadventures of a Muslim Woman (1st this ed). London: Virago Press. 221 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, spine lightly creased, minor edgewear corners covers & few pages. The author is a practising Muslim in a Western society (Canada), and in this very funny book she describes the many ways that she has got into strife by being herself. Famous for her TV program "Little Mosque on the Prairie". ISBN: 9780349005935. Our Book No: 29661. $16 AUD.

122. Norris, Mary (2015). Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 228 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned, top corners little bumped, minor edgewear jacket. Very funny descriptions of common problems in spelling, punctuation, and usage, by a long-term style editor of the New Yorker magazine. The author gives clear explanations of how to handle them. There are examples ranging from Charles Dickens and Emily Dickinson to The Simpsons and Gillian Flynn. ISBN: 9781922182937. Our Book No: 29507. $20 AUD.

123. 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.

124. O'Donovan, Annie,Tandberg, Ron (1984). Tandberg's Age of Consensus. 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. $10 AUD.

125. 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. $10 AUD.

126. 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.

127. 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. 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.

128. 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), good plus 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 court a number of Irishmen against their Protestant accusers. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 12606. $20 AUD.

129. 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 condition, minimal edgewear. This children's 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.

130. 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.

131. 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.

132. 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.

133. Palmer, Jerry (1994). Taking Humour Seriously (1st p/b ed). London: Routledge. 203 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, covers & spine little scratched, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear corners. Examines the role humour and comedy play in many different types of society. Literary criticism, biology, anthropology, Freud are all discussed. The author argues that we must take humour seriously (as well as humorously) or fail to understand a fundamental part of culture. ISBN: 0415102677. Our Book No: 29190. $18 AUD.

134. Paterson, A. B. (1917). Three Elephant Power and Other Stories (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 140 pp. Hardback small, no jacket (missing) as common, good condition, pictorial green cloth cover, endpapers toned, pages lightly toned as common, few small faded patches cloth cover, endpapers & edges foxed, edgewear. Humorous short stories originally published in the Bulletin magazine, Evening News, Town and Country Journal, Sydney Mail, and Pastoral Review. Our Book No: 17438. $25 AUD.

135. 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.

136. 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.

137. 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. $10 AUD.

138. 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.

139. 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.

140. 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.

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

142. 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 octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white & colour photos, minimal 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.

143. 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, no 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.

144. 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.

145. 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.

146. Putnis, Peter (1988). Steele Rudd's Australia. Toowoomba: Darling Downs Institute Press. 67 pp. Paperback oblong octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, minor creasing corner front cover, minor edgewear. 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. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0949414247. Our Book No: 20428. $10 AUD.

147. 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, minimal 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.

148. 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), minimal 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.

149. 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. $15 AUD.

150. 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 octavo, 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.

151. 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.

152. 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.

153. 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.

154. 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.

155. 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.

156. 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.

157. 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.

158. 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.

159. 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.

160. Shanahan, Brendon (2013). Mr Snack and the Lady Water: Travel Tales from My Lost Years. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 239 pp. Paperback 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.

161. Shiell, Annette (editor),Stone, Mick (checklist) (1998). Bonzer: Australian Comics, 1900s - 1990s. Melbourne, Redhill South: Elgua Media. 188 pp. Paperback small folio, as new condition, numerous colour photos (of comics), copy 1. Edited by Annette Shiell, National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University. Checklist compiled by Mick Stone. Numerous colour and b&w illustrations throughout. Includes chapter notes, select bibliography, further reading, plus index. From rear cover (in part): "From Ginger Meggs to Zero Assassin - just as Australian society has changed over the years, so have our comics. The essays collected here chronicle these changes and show what a valuable cultural resource this underrated art form really is. The book features a comprehensive list of Australian comics, biographical details of the artists themselves and over 350 examples of their work. As much of this material has never been published together before, Bonzer will prove to be an invaluable reference for students, librarians, researchers and collectors". With laid-in slip notifying correct ISBN (printed 1876308125 is incorrect). ISBN: 1876677007. Our Book No: 17257. $30 AUD.

162. Shiell, Annette (editor),Stone, Mick (checklist) (1998). Bonzer: Australian Comics, 1900s - 1990s. Melbourne, Redhill South: Elgua Media. 188 pp. Paperback small folio, as new condition, numerous colour photos (of comics), copy 2. Edited by Annette Shiell, National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University. Checklist compiled by Mick Stone. Numerous colour and b&w illustrations throughout. Includes chapter notes, select bibliography, further reading, plus index. From rear cover (in part): "From Ginger Meggs to Zero Assassin - just as Australian society has changed over the years, so have our comics. The essays collected here chronicle these changes and show what a valuable cultural resource this underrated art form really is. The book features a comprehensive list of Australian comics, biographical details of the artists themselves and over 350 examples of their work. As much of this material has never been published together before, Bonzer will prove to be an invaluable reference for students, librarians, researchers and collectors". With laid-in slip notifying correct ISBN (printed 1876308125 is incorrect). ISBN: 1876677007. Our Book No: 17257A. $30 AUD.

163. 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.

164. 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.

165. 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.

166. 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.

167. 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.

168. 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. $16 AUD.

169. Taylor, Karla (1989). Chaucer Reads "The Divine Comedy". Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. 292 pp. Hardback octavo, 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.

170. Thomson, Mark (1996). Blokes and 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.

171. 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.

172. 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.

173. 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.

174. Turnley, Cole,Cullum, Merron (1991). Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 4: New and Nutty Victoriana. Melbourne: Cole Publications. 192 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover rainbow pattern, many black & white drawings & cartoons, edges faintly foxed, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This latest in the series of eccentric comic, poetry and puzzle books for young adults. This 4th volume is collected by Turnley and Cullen, with introduction by Turnley. (The original No 1 was published in 1879 and has sold over 1,000,000 copies.). ISBN: 0909900191. Our Book No: 3008. $45 AUD.

175. 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, copy 1. 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. $10 AUD.

176. 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. $15 AUD.

177. 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, minimal 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.

178. 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.

179. Victor, Metta Victoria Fuller (Anon) (1895). The Blunders of a Bashful Man, by the Author of A Bad Boy’s Diary, the Funniest Book Ever Printed. Melbourne: E. W. Cole. 120 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, card cover, few black & white drawings, pages toned, spine repaired (black cloth), few page edges repaired, some edgewear. (Estimated date, 1890s, Trove catalogue. Originally publshed, New York, 1891.) Humorous adventure stories for young adults. The author also wrote “A Bad Boy’s Diary (see advert inside rear cover). Some people incorrectly assume the author is George Wilbur Peck, who wrote a series of “Bad Boy” humorous novels post0dating Victor’s novel (see advert inside front cover for “Peck’s Bad Boy and his Pa). Rear page: a list of 10 schoolbooks published by E. W. Cole. Our Book No: 17256. $50 AUD.

180. 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.

181. Walsh, Richard (1993). Ferretabilia: Life and Times of Nation Review. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 231 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white cartoons, minor edgewear. Lean and nosey like a ferret - extracts from the satirical Australian newspaper, collected by its founding editor. ISBN: 0702224502. Our Book No: 13173. $15 AUD.

182. Williams, June,McIntosh, John (illustrator) (2006). The Twelve Days of Christmas (Reprint ed). Murarrie, QLD: Herron Book Distributors. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor creasing & edgewear. An Australian children's picture story about our native animals - based on the classic "The Twelve Days of Christmas". The animals and birds that Dave received from Mabel help him rescue Mabel's first gift - an emu stuck in a tree. Includes song. The lively comical verse and bright drawings will appeal to all ages. ISBN: 0947163921. Our Book No: 26455. $10 AUD.

183. 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.

184. 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, minimal 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. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 9781741753295. Our Book No: 23408. $10 AUD.