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New edition. Leather spines and corners; raised bands to spines; gilt titles. Bound by Root & Son. The Illustrated Pocket Library of Plain and Coloured Books. An original work, characteristics, satirical, and humorous, comprising scenes and sketches in every rank of society, being portraits of the illustrious, eminent, eccentric and notorious. Volume one is better than good - some wear and rubbing to spine and edges. Page edge browning; some foxspots. However, Volume 2 - front cover detached. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Contents are still very good - some browning. Both spines are faded.
Being the Official Story of Tee Emm. Pilot Officer Prune was the RAF's legendary World War Two dimwit, and was the protagonist of Tee Emm, the 'classified' Aircrew Training publication. Pictorial card wraps. Large format. Colour & b/w illustrations. B/w photos. ISBN: 011772629X. Light rubbing to cover edges. A few tiny foxspots to textblock.
A humorous study of the trades and professions which make London tick. Cheerful, factual reporting on how the people who punch our tickets or weigh our bananas think, talk, feel and swear about their business. Red boards, gilt title to spine. B/w cartoons. 80 pages. Damp staining to lower edges of boards and dustwrapper and also rear endpaper. Endpapers browned. Scattered foxing. Text block browned. Yellow pictorial dustwrapper is browned and edge-worn with expert repairs, some foxing to dustwrapper also.
Dark blue cloth with gilt title to spine, decoration to front cover. The New Punch Library No. XI. Tipped-in colour frontis. Humourous b/w illustrations. Excerpts from Punch. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges.
ALFRED BESTALL'S PUNCH & TATLER DRAWINGS & PAINTINGS
Written by Caroline G. Bott. Illustrated by Alfred Bestall.
Stock no. 2133879
1st 2010. Nearly fine condition.
Large format. Pictorial card wraps. Colour & b/w illustrations. Spine is faded.
Introduction by Leeson. Lime pictorial cloth. B/w illustrations. Seventh printing. A fine copy in publisher's burgundy slipcase in VG+ condition (a few scuffs).
THE ILLUSTRATED CHRISTMAS CRACKER
Written by John Julius Norwich. Illustrated by Quentin Blake.
Stock no. 2133553
Published by Atlantic Books. 1st thus 2013. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Green boards, black title to spine. Colour illustrations. 64 pages. ISBN: 9781782392514. Wrapper has a few small marks.
Large format. Humourous b/w cartoons in typical Punch style. Spine is split all way down centre; some chipping. Corners are bumped. Damp stained to rear cover and rear panel of wrapper. Some foxing, although contents are still in generally good condition. Wrapper is grubby and torn and chipped, with some loss. A reading copy only!
Green pictorial card wraps. B/w humorous illustrations. Heath Robinson at his best! Slight rubbing to cover edges. Foxing throughout.
Humourous b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0297772759. Foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased with foxing to verso.
Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. Humourous full-page colour illustrations. ISBN: 0510000401. Minimal rubbing to spine and corners. Pale foxing and page edge browning else contents clean.