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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. Adulyadej, His Majesty King Bhumibol ; Rachawat, Chai (cartoonist); Sirindhorn, Princess Maha Chakri (preface) (2004). The Story of Tongdaeng, Cartoon Version: Biography of a Pet Dog (Reprint ed). Bangkok: Amarin Printing and Publishing Public Company. 172 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, colour cartoons, corner tips front cover little creased. In 2002 His Majesty the Thai King wrote the book "Tongdaeng" which was the story of an intelligent and devoted dog. This was a very popular book which had the English version printed alongside the Thai version. For this version, Chai Rachawat illustrated the King's story. To enhance comprehension, Mr Chaiwent (the cartoonist) added more pictures, including the Chitralada Villa, Dusit Palace and Klaikangvol Palace in Huahin. The colourful cartoons were very lively, giving an illustration of movement. There is additional information about Tongdaeng and other dogs raised by the King. This very special book will help raise awareness about Thai stray dogs and if given the right home with plenty of love and kindness, they will give back what they are given. The cartoons will bring a smile to many faces. ISBN: 9742729174. Our Book No: 30212. $30 AUD.

3. Advanx; Mercier, Emile (1926). Advanx: Service with a Smile. Sydney: Advanx Australia / Marchant & Co. (Printer). Unnum 28 pp. Paperback oblong octavo, good plus condition, card covers, stapled (rusted), colour cartoons, corners some pages creased, spine rubbed, scuff mark top corner front cover, minor edgewear. A scarce Emile Mercier cartoon booklet that advertises Advanx Australia (headquarters in Sydney), manufacturer of retread tyres. Mostly double-page spreads, consisting of a cartoon with caption on one side, and jingle advert on the other side. (Estimated date, 1926. Contains the name "Advanx Australia Organised Tyre Service", which was trademarked in 1926 by the Advanx Tyre & Rubber Company. Not the 1927 Advanx brochure stating "Invite Us to Your Flat". Advanx was founded in 1921.). Our Book No: 4474. $250 AUD.

4. Ahmed, Tanveer (2011). The Exotic Rissole. Sydney: NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press. 195 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour & sepia (brown-tinted) photos centre spread, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This is the story of an immigrant Bangladeshi family living in Sydney's west. The author was eleven, and finding that he had a little too much turmeric, he enjoyed his first rissole sandwich. He joined a cricket team that gets mistaken for a terrorist group. He had a short stint as a Bollywood style game show host. He had an aversion to dead bodies as a medical student, and quite inevitably, decides to become a psychiatrist. A very amusing story. ISBN: 9781742232553. Our Book No: 40435. $18 AUD.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. Atherden, Geoffrey (2003). Grass Roots: Col Dunkley's Guide to Local Government. Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). 177 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. A writer for the Grass Roots ABC-TV series teams up with Col Dunkley (mayor of Acadia Waters Council) to put together this hilarious but acutely incisive satire on the machinations of local government. Dunkley wrote to all Australian local councils requesting insights. ISBN: 0733311334. Our Book No: 25301. $15 AUD.

8. Augustine, Geoff (1988). Introducing OzCroc: The Little Croc Wonder from Downunder! (1st ed). [Melbourne]: Budget Books. Unnum 64 pp. Paperback small oblong quarto, stapled, very good condition, black & white cartoons, colour cartoon covers, edges lightly toned, minor edgewear. This is Ozcroc's first comic book. Travel with Ozcroc and his mate Milt the Ranger, from the USA, to the back of Bourke, through the streets of New York, and both sides of the Black Stump. There are 120 comic adventures to make you laugh ISBN: 0732302129. Our Book No: 40663. $15 AUD.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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.

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. Basset, Brian (2000). Comic Syndication Portfolio: Red and Rover (1st ed). Washington, DC: Washington Post Writers Group. Unnum 17 (includes folder) pp. Paperback oblong small quarto, very good condition, coloured card folder (loose sheets inserted), black & white & colour cartoons, staple top corner black & white cartoons slightly rusted, crease top ospine folder, minimal edgewear. Daily syndicated comic strip, Red and Rover, that was first published in 2000. Autobiographical, about unconditional love between a boy and his dog Rover. Originally syndicated for the first ten years by the Washington Post Writers Group (until 2010), now Andrews McMeel Syndication. Strips are usually set around the end of the 1960s or the beginning of the 1970s. The coloured card folder contains two pages with Brian Basset’s biography, four colour pages of cartoon strips, and eight pages of black & white cartoons. Our Book No: 30776. $35 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. 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. Sheet music for this comic opera. The Savoy edition is a heavily cut version often used as a curtain raiser to other operas. (Paling's price sticker: 4/9. No date, but 1955, Trove.). Our Book No: 17309. $30 AUD.

23. 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.

24. 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.

25. 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.

26. Campbell, Eric (2017). Silly Isles: A Riotous Journey through Weird and Wonderful Places. Sydney: Fourth Estate. 312 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, minor edgewear. The Australian journalist has travelled throughout his career to many fascinating islands. He finds microcosms of society, complete with enduring blood feuds, hidden wars and strange histories. The book is wry, witty and clever. ISBN: 9780732285944. Our Book No: 30192. $18 AUD.

27. 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.

28. Cantu, Hector; Castellanos, Carlos (2000). Comic Syndication Portfolio: Baldo (1st ed). Kansas City, MO: Universal Press Syndicate. Unnum 18 (includes folder) pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, coloured card folder (loose sheets inserted, black & white & colour cartoons, two colour photos, light rust mark on top corner one page, minor edgewear, creases along spine folder (corners & title tag on fore-edge creased). Syndicated comic strip that was first published in 2000. Baldo is a Latino teenager who lives with his dad, sister and great aunt. He dreams about dating the prettiest girl in school and likes a good game of soccer. His sister Gracie is a strong-willed rebel. His dad is the anchor of the Bemudez family: he is a business owner and wants the best for his "perfect" family. His great aunt Tia looks after the family. The folder contains: 6 black & white single pages folded in half with cartoon one side and blank the other side, 3 colour strips, and 7 Baldo comic-related pages. Our Book No: 30786. $25 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 (1983). Swamp: Run For Your Lives! (Reprint ed). Brisbane, Paddington: Swamp Productions. 80 pp. Paperback small oblong quarto, very good condition, stapled, black & white cartoons, colour cartoon covers, minimal scuffing covers, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name inside front cover). All the fun of the Swamp with Wart & Mort, Old Man Croc, Nit Picker Bird, Ding Duck, Turtle and Snail, Lungfish and the many visitors to the swamp. There is a photo and story about Gary Clark on the reverse side of the title page. This book has selected cartoons from Life Goes On, and Kneedeep in the Swamp - thus a compilation of his earliest cartoons. ISBN: 0959253386. Our Book No: 40652. $20 AUD.

33. Clark, Gary (1983 ). Kneedeep in the Swamp: 80 More Pages of Swamp Mania (1st ed). Brisbane, Broadway: Gary Clark. 80 pp. Paperback small oblong quarto, good condition, stapled (rusted), black & white cartoons, colour cartoon covers, spine rubbed, bottom corner front cover creased, rear cover lightly creased, black texta covers price on cover, small biro mark near spine, minor edgewear & rubbing, autograph (author's written name inside of the front cover). All the fun of the Swamp with Wart and Mort, Old Man Croc, Nit Picker Bird, Ding Duck, Turtle and Snail, Lungfish and the many visitors to the Swamp. These are some of his earlier cartoons. ISBN: 0959253319. Our Book No: 40653. $18 AUD.

34. Clark, Gary (1984). Up to the Neck in The Swamp! Selected Strips from the Swamp Cartoons (1st ed). Broadway, QLD: Swamp Productions. 80 pp. Paperback small quarto, good condition, stapled, black & white cartoons, colour cartoon covers, staples lightly rusted, spine little creased, light foxing edges & middle pages near staples, minor edgewear corners. All the cartoon fun of the Swamp with Wart & Mort, Old Man Croc, Nit Picker Bird, Ding Duck, Turtle & Snail, Lungfish and the many visitors to the swamp. There are two pages about all the characters in the cartoons. ISBN: 0959253327. Our Book No: 40222. $15 AUD.

35. Clark, Gary (1985). Head High in The Swamp: 80 Pages of Contagious Humor from The Swamp Cartoon Strip (1st ed). Brisbane, Broadway: Swamp Productions. 80 pp. Paperback small oblong quarto, good plus condition, stapled (little rusted), black & white cartoons, colour cartoon covers, corner tips covers little scuffed, covers minimally marked, black texta covering old price & sticker mark front cover, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name inside front cover). More fun at the Swamp with Wart & Mort, Old Man Croc, Nit Picker Bird, Ding Duck, Turtle and Snail, Lungfish and the many visitors to The Swamp. It all started with Life Goes On, followed by Kneedeep and Up to the Neck. In this book the Swamp bunch are up to more crazy adventures. Wart and Mort are on the cover making comments about Ding Duck. ISBN: 0959253343. Our Book No: 40654. $20 AUD.

36. Clark, Gary (1986). Swamped: 80 More Pages of the Best Humour Swamp Can Serve Up! (Reprint ed). Brisbane, Paddington: Swamp Productions. 80 pp. Paperback small quarto, good condition, stapled, black & white cartoons, colour cartoon covers, slight colour loss tiny patch front cover (sticker removal), spine slightly worn, light stain bottom edge first few pages, crease top corner few pages (bookmark), minor edgewear corners. Delightful cartoon fun of the Swamp with Wart and Mort, Old Man Croc, Nit Picker Bird, Ding Duck, Turtle & Snail, Lungfish and the many visitors to the swamp. ISBN: 0959253351. Our Book No: 40220. $15 AUD.

37. Clark, Gary (1987). Swamp: Another 80 Pages Oozing with Mirth Deep from the Swamp (Reprint ed). Brisbane, Paddington: Swamp Productions. 80 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, stapled, black & white cartoons, colour cartoon covers, staples lightly rusted, spine little creased, minor edgewear corners. All the cartoon fun of the Swamp with Wart and Mort, Old Man Croc, Nit Picker Bird, Ding Duck, Turtle & Snail, Lungfish and the many visitors to the swamp. There is a photo and story about Gary Clark on the rear cover. ISBN: 095925336X. Our Book No: 40221. $18 AUD.

38. Clark, Gary (1988). Swamp: Flip Flappity Flippity (Reprint ed). Brisbane, Paddington: Swamp Productions. 80 pp. Paperback small oblong quarto, very good condition, stapled, black & white cartoons, colour cartoon covers, minimal scuffing covers, spine little rubbed, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name inside front cover). All the fun of the Swamp with Wart and Mort, Old Man Croc, Nit Picker Bird, Ding Duck, Turtle and Snail, Lungfish and the many visitors to the swamp. There is a photo and story about Gary Clark on page 3. In this book Ding Duck is the main character as he tries to learn the art of flying. ISBN: 0959253378. Our Book No: 40656. $20 AUD.

39. Clark, Gary (1988). Swamp: Clear for Take-off: Full Colour Collector's Edition No. 1 (Reprint ed). Brisbane, Paddington: Semic Press (Aust). 50 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, full-colour cartoons, corner tips covers slightly creased, crease in front cover, page edges lightly toned, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name & recipient name inside front cover), small biro drawing inside front cover. This is Swamp, as you’ve never seen it before. There are 184 full-colour strips featuring new and selected favourites from The Swamp. There is a photo of Gary Clark and a short description of his career on the rear cover. (Recipient written name of James [cartoonist James Kemsley, creator of Ginger Meggs], and drawing of Ding Duck inside cover.). ISBN: 0959253394. Our Book No: 40658. $30 AUD.

40. Clark, Gary (1989). Swamp at Ease!: Selected Cartoons from Up to the Neck, Head High, and Swamped (Reprint ed). Brisbane, Paddington: Swamp Productions. 80 pp. Paperback small oblong quarto, very good condition, stapled, black & white cartoons, colour cartoon covers, minor edgewear corner tips, autograph (author's written name inside front cover). All the cartoon fun of the Swamp with Wart & Mort, Old Man Croc, Nit Picker Bird, Ding Duck, Turtle & Snail, Lungfish and the many visitors to the swamp. There is a black & white photo of a young Gary Clark at one of his favourite lagoons, this is where he got the inspiration to create a new cartoon strip, “Swamp”. This book is a compilation of selected cartoons from his 3rd, 4th and 5th books and forms an accompaniment to his first compilation title Run for Your Lives. ISBN: 1875270000. Our Book No: 40655. $25 AUD.

41. Clark, Gary (1989). Swamp: Home Sweet Home (Reprint ed). Brisbane, Paddington: Swamp Productions. 80 pp. Paperback small oblong quarto, very good condition, stapled, black & white cartoons, colour cartoon covers, base spine little rubbed, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name inside front cover). All the fun of the Swamp with Wart and Mort, Old Man Croc, Nit Picker Bird, Ding Duck, Turtle and Snail, Lungfish and the many visitors to the swamp. In this book Ding Duck and Turtle and Snail are the main characters. ISBN: 1875270019. Our Book No: 40657. $20 AUD.

42. Clark, Gary (1991). Swamp Presents Ding Duck: The Official Biography of the World's Worst Flying Student (Reprint ed). Brisbane, Paddington: Swamp Productions. 80 pp. Paperback small oblong quarto, very good condition, stapled, black & white cartoons, colour cartoon covers, bottom corner tip front cover & spine ends little scuffed, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name inside front cover). All the fun of the Swamp with Ding Duck who is trying to learn to fly. There is a photo of the author with his baby son, Scott, on page 3. ISBN: 0958806225. Our Book No: 40661. $25 AUD.

43. Clark, Gary (1997). Swamp Tour: Collector's Edition Featuring over 200 Swamp Cartoon Strips (Reprint ed). Brisbane, Everton Park: Swamp Productions. 63 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour cartoons, crease in rear cover, minor edgewear cover corner tips, autograph (author's written dedication inside front cover), small biro drawing inside front cover,. These are Swamp cartoons as never seen them before. There are over 200 full-colour strips in this collector's edition. There is a photo of Gary Clark with his son Scott who inspired the Baby Duck cartoons, and a short description of Gary Clark's life so far. (Autograph and small biro drawing of swamp rat inside front cover.). ISBN: 0958806241. Our Book No: 40659. $25 AUD.

44. Clark, Gary (1998). Swamp Tour No. 2 (Reprint ed). Brisbane, Everton Park: Swamp Productions. 63 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white cartoons, minor edgewear cover corner tips. This is Swamp with all the inhabitants that make this cartoon strip so popular. There are four pages at the front describing the characters that are an important part of the Swamp. Each character has a drawing next to the story. There is a photo of Gary and his son Scott on the rear cover: they are wearing Swamp Tours clothing which is popular in Japan. ISBN: 0646358928. Our Book No: 40660. $20 AUD.

45. Clark, Gary (2006). Full Power Ding Duck: 128 Pages over 250 Cartoon Strips (1st ed). Brisbane, Everton Park: Swamp Productions. 128 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, black & white cartoons, colour cartoon covers, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication). All the cartoon fun of the Swamp with Ding Duck as the feature of these cartoons. These cartoons will keep the whole family busy. There is a page with comments from fans. (Copyright dates 2000 to 2006. Scarce written dedication, one famous Australian cartoonist to another. It reads: To James [Kemsley] from Gary Clark: To James, Great work!! Many thanks for all your help. Your mate, Gary Clark. (From the James Kemsley estate.). ISBN: 9780980397109. Our Book No: 30779. $50 AUD.

46. 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.

47. 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.

48. 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.

49. 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.

50. 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.

51. Cross, Stan (1945). Wally and the Major: A Courier-Mail Feature (Unstated 5th Edition) (Unstated 5th ed). Melbourne: Herald and Weekly Times Ltd / Lawrence Kay (Printer). 50 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, good plus condition, stapled pamphlet (staples little rusted), cartoons, white cloth spine repair, pages toned as usual, small piece missing top edge rear cover (repaired), covers & some page margins little foxed, some edgewear (corner tips). Unstated fifth edition. A collectible cartoon books by Stan Cross, as published for the Courier Mail newspaper, Brisbane. Cover: Wally and the Major supervising dark-skinned canecutters. Editorial states: "The war-time trio of funsters, Wally, Pudden and the Major, have been honorably relieved of their military duties - a relief no doubt - and have transferred their disconcerting efforts to Industry .. they lost no time .. heading for the wide open spaces of the North." Seppelts wine advert rear cover. Sixpence price. (Undated, but 1945. 6d price stated. This annual cartoon book was produced by Herald and Weekly Times newspapers from 1940 to 1960.). Our Book No: 17760. $95 AUD.

52. Cross, Stan (1948). Wally and the Major: A Courier Mail Feature (8th Edition) (8th ed). Melbourne: Herald and Weekly Times Ltd / Edgar H. Baillie (Printer). 50 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), cartoons, pages toned as usual, archival tape along spine, edge tear rear cover repaired, tiny patch insect damage near base spine front cover, minor edgewear. Eighth edition. A collectible cartoon books by Stan Cross, as published for the Courier Mail newspaper, Brisbane. Cover: Visitors day - Wally and the Major and their party visit a machinery factory. Cadbury's milk chocolate advert rear cover. (Excellent condition for age. Undated, but 1948. 6d price stated. This annual cartoon book was produced by Herald and Weekly Times newspapers from 1940 to 1960.). Our Book No: 17759. $95 AUD.

53. Cross, Stan (1953). Wally and the Major: An Advertiser Feature (13th Edition) (13th ed). Melbourne: Herald and Weekly Times Ltd / Donald Ross Rankin (Printer). 48 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, fair condition only (but complete), stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), cartoons, pages toned as usual, edge tears covers repaired (little creased), internally extensive insect damage (holes to top corner most pages, not affecting cartoons), narrow white archival cloth repair spine, edgewear. Thirteenth edition. A collectible cartoon books by Stan Cross, as published for the Advertiser newspaper, Adelaide. Cover: Wally and the Major playing on the beach. Swallow's ice cream advert rear cover. (Undated, but 1953. 1/- price stated. This annual cartoon book was produced by Herald and Weekly Times newspapers from 1940 to 1960.). Our Book No: 17763. $50 AUD.

54. Cross, Stan (1955). Wally and the Major: An Advertiser Feature (15th Edition) (15th ed). Melbourne: Herald and Weekly Times Ltd / Herald Gravure (Printer). 48 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, good plus condition, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), cartoons, archival tape repair spine, edge tears covers repaired (some text missing bottom corner front cover), corner creased rear cover, pages toned as usual, some spinewear & edgewear. Fifteenth edition, undated but 1955. A collectible cartoon books by Stan Cross, as published for the Advertiser newspaper, Adelaide. Cover: Wally and the Major examining drawings of sportspeople. Olympic Games 1956 poster on rear wall. Rowntree's fruit pastilles advert rear cover. An Advertiser feature (some text missing bottom corner front cover). (Undated, but 1955. 1/- price stated. This annual cartoon book was produced by Herald and Weekly Times newspapers from 1940 to 1960.). Our Book No: 17762. $95 AUD.

55. 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.

56. 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.

57. Daisey, Mike (2002). 21 Dog Years: Doing Time at Amazon Com. London: Fourth Estate. 222 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This book tells the funny and bizarre but real story of life in the dotcom world - as a staffer of Amazon, the pioneering internet success story. Amazon scoured temp agencies looking for “freaks” and weird people (that is, creative people). The author - slacker, performer and dilettante - was perfect for the job. ISBN: 1841157651. Our Book No: 21467. $10 AUD.

58. 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, 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. $18 AUD.

59. Davis, Jim (1997). The Ninth Garfield Treasury (Reprint ed). New York: Ballantine. Unnum 120 pp. Paperback wide oblong, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear corners. Packed with bright colour drawings, this Garfield cartoon book will keep children and adults alike happy for hours. ISBN: 0345416708. Our Book No: 22807. $10 AUD.

60. Davis, Jim (2000). Comic Syndication Portfolio: Garfield (1st ed). Kansas City, MO: Universal Press Syndicate. Unnum 33 (includes folder) pp. Paperback small quarto, coloured card folder (loose sheets inserted), very good condition, black & white & colour cartoons, minor edge creasing folder, staple holes sheets (not cartoons), tiny edge tear one sheet, tiny rust mark one sheet, minimal edgewear. Comic syndicate portfolio for Garfield, the famous cat, drawn by American cartoonist Jim Davis, first published in 1978. The information sheets contains: Garfield profile: Cat facts: A giant in the industry: Who's comics tops?: Top drawers, Garfield, a cartoon classic (3 pages): Jim Davis takes care of Garfield/Garfield takes care of Jim Davis (3 pages): Milestones in Garfield history (2 pages): Garfield and Dilbert tops in top papers: The biggest strips in big newspapers: Comics survey: The verdict’s in - most favourite comics. The comic strips are: 2 single pages, 2 folded single pages (foreign language), 4 folded black & white single pages, 2 colour folded single pages (all have the strips on one side and reverse side blank). A lot of fun for Garfield fans. Our Book No: 30777. $40 AUD.

61. 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.

62. De Kantzow, Megan; Graham, Amanda (illustrator) (2014). Bushranger Bill (Reprint ed). Gosford, NSW: Scholastic Australia. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, stapled, pictorial cover, card covers, colour drawings, minor spinewear, bottom corner rear cover scuffed, minor edgewear corners. This is the story of Bushranger Bill, a very romantic poet who lives near the Blue Mist Mountain. He has to rescue Tourmaline Lil from Captain Bluff, and he has come up with a very clever plan. This very funny children’s picture story was inspired by two bower birds that the author came across. The illustrations will appeal to any age. ISBN: 9781862919020. Our Book No: 40062. $15 AUD.

63. Dennis, C. J.; Gye, Hal (illustrator) (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 Sentimental 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.

64. 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.

65. 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.

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

67. 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.

68. 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.

69. 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.

70. 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.

71. Edwards, Dave; Perry, Sam; Higgins, Ian (2015). The Grade Cricketer. Melbourne: Melbourne Books. 226 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, tiny spot fore-edge, minor edgewear. The most original humorous voice about cricket. The stories center on the fading hopes and dreams of some amateur sportsmen. ISBN: 9781922129819. Our Book No: 30499. $15 AUD.

72. 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.

73. Esslin, Martin (1974). The Theatre of the Absurd (Revised & enlarged, reprint ed). Harmondsworth: Pelican Books / Penguin Books. 461 pp. Paperback, very goodgood condition, pages toned as common, spine & rear cover corner tip minimally creased, some 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. can Book. Shows how playwrights such as Beckett, Adamov, Ionesco, Genet and Pinter confront a world cut off from traditional religious and metaphysical roots, and floundering about in an existential void, shorn of all certainties. ISBN: 0140209298. Our Book No: 25514. $10 AUD.

74. 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.

75. 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.

76. Falk, Lee (1989). Phantom: Romance and the Vesta Pirates [No 925A]. Sydney: Frew Publications. 84 pp. paperback quarto, very good condition, stapled (rusted), black & white cartoons, pages toned as usual, some edgewear corners, sticker mark. The Phantom comic was first published as comic strips in the USA in 1947. The first Australian edition (Frew) was 1948 (The Phantom versus the Jewel Pirates), and has been reprinted since (various titles). This edition is the first collectors edition, containing the original complete uncut story. The earlier Frew printings had deleted the extensive love tangles between The Phantom and Diana (an unusual theme by Lee Falk). Our Book No: 17565. $15 AUD.

77. Feuti, Norm (2005). Comic Syndication Portfolio: Retail 86674 90824 (1st ed). New York: King Features Syndicate. Unnum 21 (includes folder) pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, coloured card folder (loose sheets inserted), black & white & colour cartoons, minimal edgewear, top corners folder scuffed (spine ends folder little scuffed, tiny mark & creases rear cover), minor rust marks & staple holes top corner some sheets. Syndicated comic strip about retail and shopping in a department store. Founded by Norm Feuti in 2005. The folder contains: 5 colour pages of cartoon strips, 6 pages of related material, 8 pages of black & white comic strips. The label on rear cover of folder is: Yaffa Syndicate Ian Dale, Surry Hills, NSW 2010. This is a lot of fun for people who work in retail and shoppers! Our Book No: 30793. $30 AUD.

78. 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.

79. French, Jackie; Rycroft, Nina (illustrator) (2015). Good Dog Hank (Reprint ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, top corner front cover & some pages tip little creased, minor edgewear. This very humorous children's picture story is the story of a special dog named Hank and his family. The story is based on a real almost-good dog. The bright large illustrations will delight all ages. ISBN: 9780732293659. Our Book No: 40419. $15 AUD.

80. Garrett, Geoff; Davies, Graeme (2010). Herding Cats: Being Advice to Aspiring Academic and Research Leaders (Reprint ed). Devon: Triarchy Press. 118 pp. Paperback small, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. The authors combine their top-level experience of leading and managing international academic and research institutions with wisdom gleaned from 50 senior colleagues around the world. An amusing guide to leaders and aspiring leaders in academic and research institutions about how to accept and embrace the qualities of their 'cats’, thus to agility and success. ISBN: 9780956537959. Our Book No: 30282. $18 AUD.

81. 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.

82. Gogol, Nikolai; Rayfield, Donald (translator) (2017). Dead Souls (New ed) [Alma Classics Evergreens]. Surrey: Alma Books. 359 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. First published in 1842 in Russia. The classic novel is set in a small provincial Russian town. A mysterious stranger named Chichikov, makes a group of landowners a macabre proposition. He offers to buy the rights to the dead serfs who are still registered on the landowner’s estate, to reduce their liability for taxes. This is a biting satire of social pretensions and pomposity which has been revered since its original publication as one of the funniest novels of 19-century Russia. ISBN: 9781847496287. Our Book No: 30728. $18 AUD.

83. Gore, Da'Vella; Keown, Wallace (illustrator) (1998). This Blessed Life. Wanaka, NZ: Da'Vella Gore / Distributed by D. Gibb. 124 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, black & white drawings, minor edgewear corners. 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. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 047305602X. Our Book No: 20672. $15 AUD.

84. 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.

85. 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.

86. Harbach, Otto; Hirsch, Louis A. (music); Dale, Ena (vocal); Hall, Harry (staged by) (1921). Hugh J. Ward Presents: The O'Brien Girl: Learn to Smile. London / Sydney: Chappell & Co. 6 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, looseleaf, little fading edges front cover, minor edgewear & tiny tears, rubber stamp, owner's written name. Scarce Australian printing. Sheet music from Hugh J. Ward's company of comedians, being one hit (Learn to Smile: Eloise, Willie, Larrie and Boys and Girls) from nine listed hits for the musical "The O'Brien Girl". (Copyright date, 1921.). Our Book No: 17851. $15 AUD.

87. Hardy, Marieke (2011). You'll be Sorry When I'm Dead. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 296 pp. Paperback small octavo (with flaps), very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. The Australian screen writer, blogger and radio broadcaster provides an amazingly honest and funny recounting of her eccentric situations and pleasures, and the unusual people in her life. Best known for her appearance on the ABC TV First Tuesday Book Club. ISBN: 9781742377261. Our Book No: 17533. $12 AUD.

88. 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.

89. 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.

90. 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.

91. 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.

92. Horacek, Judy (2010). If You Can't Stand the Heat (1st ed). Melbourne, Carlton North: Scribe Publications. 133 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, colour cartoons, covers & few pages little creased (mainly corner tips). The cartoons range from the minutiae of daily life to larger scale global and environmental issues. They celebrate human creativity and resilience, and are permeated with a concern for justice. By one of Australia's most loved cartoonists. ISBN: 9781921640025. Our Book No: 30132. $12 AUD.

93. 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.

94. 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.

95. 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.

96. 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.

97. 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.

98. Jenkins, Steve; Walter, Derek; Crane, Caprice (with) (2016). Esther the Wonder Pig: Changing the World One Heart at a Time (Australian ed). Melbourne: Affirm Press. 212 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, colour photos, top spine lightly bumped, top corner front cover slightly creased, minor edgewear. This is a funny, inspiring story about a very special pig named Esther. Esther came to live with the Canadian author and his partner. Esther started being a 'micro' piglet but soon grew into a huge 270 kilogram loveable adult pig who completely changed their lives. In time, they bought a farm and named it the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, where they could care for Esther and other animals in need. They have become two of the world's most successful and beloved animal rights activists - alongside Esther, a social media star with many fans around the world. ISBN: 9781925344950. Our Book No: 30545. $18 AUD.

99. Johnson, N. R. (1996). Johnson's Official Phantom Price Guide (2nd ed). Queensland: N. R. Johnson. 105 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white illustrations, corners covers little creased, small closed tear spine, spine ends rubbed, white background rear cover little marked, edges lightly foxed, small mark two pages, minor edgewear. Stated as an official and authorized research volume for the purpose of criticism and review. This year (1996) is the 60th anniversary of the Phantom comic strip. In this reference guide, the author has tried to obtain a collection of all Australian, United States, British, and New Zealand comics, as well as rings, games, toys, cards, books, dolls, and Phantom collectibles. Our Book No: 40559. $30 AUD.

100. 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 cartoon book provides 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. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0330421832. Our Book No: 24138. $10 AUD.

101. Jolliffe, Eric (1960). Saltbush Bill: Australian Fun on the Farm [A Pix Series]. Sydney: Sungravure Pty Ltd. Unnum 180 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, fair condition only (reading copy), stapled (hidden), full-page black & white cartoons, covers & some pages lightly foxed, pages toned, stains top corners few pages (little wrinkling), spine edges rubbed, corners creased, some edgewear. Follow the daily adventures of Saltbush Bill and his family in another Jolliffe fun-filled cartoon booklet. (No date, but an early Jolliffe, 1950s or 1960s.). Our Book No: 40502. $50 AUD.

102. Jolliffe, Eric (1965). Saltbush Bill: Cartoon Fun on the Farm, no. 21 [A Pix Series]. Sydney: Sungravure Pty Ltd. Unnum 40 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, fair condition only (reading copy), stapled (rusted), full-page black & white cartoons, masking tape cover join to first staple, covers lightly foxed, pages toned, small hole front cover, few tiny stains top corners few pages, light foxing some pages, spine worn, some edgewear. Follow the daily adventures of Saltbush Bill and his family in another Jolliffe fun-filled cartoon booklet. (No date, but scarce early Jolliffe, 1960s.). Our Book No: 40500. $20 AUD.

103. Jolliffe, Eric (1965). Saltbush Bill Cartoon Fun on the Farm, no. 29 [A Pix Series]. Sydney: Sungravure Pty Ltd. Unnum 40 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, fair condition only (reading copy), stapled (rusted), full-page black & white cartoons, masking tape binding covers to spine, covers lightly foxed, pages toned, covers rubbed & faded, small piece missing top & bottom corner front cover, some edge tears, light foxing some pages, spine worn, some edgewear. Follow the daily adventures of Saltbush Bill and his family in another Jolliffe fun-filled cartoon booklet. (No date, but scarce early Jolliffe, 1960s.). Our Book No: 40501. $25 AUD.

104. Jolliffe, Eric (1970). Jolliffe's Outback, No 91: Cartoons * Australiana * Study for Framing. Sydney, Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. 52 pp. Paperback quarto, good plus condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white cartoons, spine faded, rear cover little marked & creased, corner tip front cover creased, pages lightly toned, some edgewear. Saltbush Bill and Sandy Blight are busy making hay. Jolliffe reports on haysheds, bush tucker, and a trip to Queensland's sugar cane country. Printed price: 45c. (No date, but about 1970. Scarce: numbers 87 to 96 had low print runs.). Our Book No: 7190. $20 AUD.

105. Jolliffe, Eric (1970). Jolliffe's Outback, no 93: Cartoons and Australiana: Study to Frame. Sydney, Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. Unnum 80 pp. Paperback quarto, good condition, stapled, black & white cartoons, pages toned, covers & spine little creased, small closed tear top edge, some edgewear. The usual madcap cartoon adventures of Saltbush Bill and family. Special features: Jolliffe reports on a country sawmill and pays tribute to stringbark and its many uses. Full-page Aboriginal drawing to frame. (No date, but about 1970.). Our Book No: 30764. $18 AUD.

106. Jolliffe, Eric (1974). Jolliffe's Outback, no 102: Cartoons and Australiana Study to Frame. Sydney, Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. Unnum 80 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, card cover, stapled pamphlet, black & white cartoons, pages toned, minimal foxing inside covers, minor edgewear. The usual madcap adventures of Saltbush Bill and family - still battling with running his mixed-up farm in arid conditions. Special features: Stockyards, harvesting millet, making fire Aboriginal style, etc. Full-page lady Aboriginal drawing to frame. Cover price: $1.00. (No date, but 1974.). Our Book No: 11556. $20 AUD.

107. Jolliffe, Eric (1975). Jolliffe's Outback, no 100 Special Issue: Cartoons and Australiana. [Sydney]: [E. Jolliffe]. Unnum 80 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, stapled, black & white cartoons, centre page spread LOOSE, tear base spine front cover & several pages, pages toned as common, minor edgewear. More iconic Jolliffe cartoons about Saltbush Bill and Witchetty's tribe. Celebrates issue no. 100 with more pages. Things have not changed over 30 years of cartooning. Jolliffe thanks The Bulletin and the publications of Associated Press for publishing his cartoons. Also has features on boab trees and on hunting crocodiles. (No date, but 1970s. No publisher details, this issue. Cover price: $1.00). Our Book No: 15038. $20 AUD.

108. Jolliffe, Eric (1975). Jolliffe's Outback, no 97: Cartoons and Australiana: Study to Frame. Sydney, Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. Unnum 56 pp. Paperback quarto, fair condition (reading copy), stapled, black & white cartoons, pages lightly toned, light foxing first page, covers & spine creased, closed edge tears covers, some edgewear & scuffing. Iconic Jolliffe cartoons about Saltbush Bill and Witchetty's tribe. This issue pays tribute to sheep, a mainstay of Australia's prosperity. Plus a visit to Clayton Farm, Bordertown, South Australia. (No date, but about 1975.). Our Book No: 7190. $15 AUD.

109. Jolliffe, Eric (1978). Jolliffe's Outback, no 104: Cartoons and Australiana Study to Frame. Sydney, Dee Why: Eric Jolliffe. Unnum 80 pp. Paperback quarto, good condition, card cover, stapled, black & white cartoons, pages toned, cover corners & spine little creased, small spots foxing covers & few pages, spine slightly rubbed, top corner front cover & few pages creased, rear cover slightly marked, light foxing inside front cover, some edgewear, minimal biro annotation front & rear covers. Saltbush Bill and friends get up to their usual tricks in these popular cartoons. Extra features and an Aboriginal portrait to frame. Jolliffe visits Wauchope, NSW. (No date, but about 1978.). Our Book No: 30765. $15 AUD.

110. Jolliffe, Eric (1979). Jolliffe's Outback: Cartoons and Australiana: Study to Frame. Sydney, Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. Unnum 80 pp. Paperback quarto, card cover, stapled pamphlet, good condition, black & white cartoons, pages toned, few small edge tears, minor edgewear & creasing. Unnumbered issue of Jolliffe's Outback series, starring Saltbush Bill, perhaps meant to be no 107 or no 108. Cover cartoon: Pigs in trough. Includes a nostalgic look at early bush roadmaking, Aboriginal tree-climbing, and Queensland rainforests. Plus an Aboriginal boy portrait for framing. Our Book No: 4454. $12 AUD.

111. Jolliffe, Eric (1979). Jolliffe's Outback, no 109: Cartoons and Australiana Study to Frame (1st ed). Sydney, Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. Unnum 60 pp. Paperback quarto, good condition, card cover, stapled pamphlet, black & white cartoons, pages toned, front cover corner tips creased, spine little rubbed, few foxed spots inside covers, bottom corner tips last few pages missing (possible insect damage), rubber date stamp on rear cover. Classic cartoons in which Saltbush Bill is still battling out on the farm, while other Australians with a new gold detector are hoping for a new gold rush. Jolliffe takes a look at the earlier gold rush days. Our Book No: 30766. $15 AUD.

112. Jolliffe, Eric (1980). Jolliffe's Outback, no 110: Cartoons and Australiana. Sydney, Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. 64 pp. Paperback quarto, good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white cartoons, front cover edge very creased, pages toned, spine little faded, some edgewear. Saltbush Bill and Family deal with floods, drought, fire, and many other funny setbacks. Printed price: $1.25. (No date, about about 1980.). Our Book No: 13746. $10 AUD.

113. 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.

114. 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.

115. 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.

116. Jolliffe, Eric (1987). Jolliffe's Calendar 87 [1987] [Jolliffe's Outback Series]. Sydney, Dee Why: Jolliffe Studios. 24 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled pamphlet (with hole for hanging), very good condition, full-page colour cartoons, minor insect damage top edge first page, minor edgewear, minor annotation & small sticker on calendar. A calendar in an annual Jolliffe series, each showing a full-page colour Jolliffe Outback cartoon facing the monthly calendar on the adjacent page. Our Book No: 6110. $25 AUD.

117. Jolliffe, Eric (1988). Jolliffe's Calendar 1988. Sydney, Dee Why: Jolliffe Studios. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback quarto, very good plus condition, stapled pamphlet (with hole near fore-edge for hanging), oblong format (full-page colour cartoons opposite calendar page), minimal edgewear. A calendar in an annual series, each showing a full-page colour Jolliffe Outback cartoon facing the monthly calendar on the adjacent page. (Cover price: $4.95.). Our Book No: 17911. $30 AUD.

118. Jolliffe, Eric (1989). Jolliffe's Outback Calendar 1989. Sydney, Dee Why: Jolliffe Studios. 24 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled pamphlet (with hole for hanging), very good condition, full-page colour cartoons, tide marks top corner tip rear cover, minor foxing edges few pages, minor edgewear, annotation absent on calendar, copy 1. A calendar in an annual series, each showing a full-page colour Jolliffe Outback cartoon facing the monthly calendar on the adjacent page. Cover price: $5.40. Our Book No: 8379. $10 AUD.

119. 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.

120. Jolliffe, Eric (1989). Jolliffe's Outback Calendar 1989. Sydney, Dee Why: Jolliffe Studios. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback quarto, very good plus condition, stapled pamphlet (with hole near fore-edge for hanging), oblong format (full-page colour cartoons opposite calendar page), minimal edgewear, copy 2. A calendar in an annual series, each showing a full-page colour Jolliffe Outback cartoon facing the monthly calendar on the adjacent page. Cover price: $5.40. Our Book No: 8379A. $30 AUD.

121. Jolliffe, Eric (1990). Jolliffe's Outback Calendar 1990. Sydney, Dee Why: Jolliffe Studios. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback quarto, very good plus condition, stapled pamphlet (with hole near fore-edge for hanging), oblong format (full-page colour cartoons opposite calendar page), minimal edgewear. A calendar in an annual series, each showing a full-page colour Jolliffe Outback cartoon facing the monthly calendar on the adjacent page. Printed cover price: $5.50. Our Book No: 3727. $30 AUD.

122. Jolliffe, Eric (1990). Jolliffe's Outback, no 125: Crocs [Crocodiles]. Sydney: Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. 82 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, card cover, stapled pamphlet, black & white cartoons, pages lightly toned, minimal edgewear. A scarce collection of Eric Jolliffe's Witchetty's Tribe (Aboriginal) crocodile cartoons. Cover price: $3.95. Our Book No: 27340. $25 AUD.

123. 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.

124. Jolliffe, Eric (1991). Jolliffe's Outback Calendar 1991, featuring Saltbush Bill. Sydney, Dee Why: Jolliffe Studios. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback quarto, very good plus condition, stapled pamphlet (with hole near fore-edge for hanging), oblong format (full-page colour cartoons opposite calendar page), minimal edgewear, autograph (written dedication by cartoonist). A calendar in an annual series, each showing a full-page colour Jolliffe Outback cartoon facing the monthly calendar on the adjacent page. With scarce Jolliffe autograph (on January page): "To James [cartoonist James Kemsley, creator of Ginger Meggs], best wishes from Eric Jolliffe", with arrow pointing to 1991. Cover price: $6.95. Our Book No: 3727. $50 AUD.

125. Jolliffe, Eric (1994). Jolliffe's Outback, no 129: Saltbush Bill's 50th Anniversary. Sydney: Jolliffe Studios. 82 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good plus condition, full-page black & white cartoons, page toning absent, minimal edgewear. Saltbush Bill and Family being themselves. There is a photo of Jolliffe (age 87) and his foreword inside front cover in this 50th Anniversary issue. Saltbush Bill first appeared in Pix magazine in 1944. All cartoons are drawn especially for this issue. Our Book No: 25611. $25 AUD.

126. Jolliffe, Eric (No Date). Jolliffe's Outback, no 101: Cartoons and Australiana: Study to Frame. Sydney, Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. Unnum 80 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled pamphlet, good condition, black & white cartoons, front cover little marked, pages toned, minor edgewear, rubber stamp (book exchange). There is a special study for framing as well as the usual great Saltbush Bill cartoons. Contains a 12-page centrepiece on the Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement. Our Book No: 11213. $15 AUD.

127. 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.

128. Keane, Bernard; Razer, Helen (2014). A Short History of Stupid: The Decline of Reason and Why Public Debate Makes Us Want to Scream. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 330 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. The authors discuss, in a humorous manner, the many ways that public debate and lack of commonsense in media, politics and society can become frustrating. Bernard Keane is the correspondent and politics editor in Canberra for Crikey, and Helen Razer (also a Crikey contributor) has elaborated upon her already published thoughts on the impotence of the current Australian public debate. ISBN: 9781760110543. Our Book No: 40279. $20 AUD.

129. 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.

130. Knight, Dominic (2017). Strayapedia: The 100% Fair Dinkum Guide to the World's Least un-Australian Country (Reprint ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 232 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. This book is as fundamentally Strayan (Australian) as bowling your final over underarm, not wanting to know what's in your meat pie, or naming a swimming pool after Harold Holt. The book offers definitive alternative facts about Tony Abbot, AC DC, Canberra, Kylie Minogue, the Hills Hoist, Bob Hawke, Hey Hey It's Saturday, Ned Kelly, koalas, Akubras and Shane Warne - plus other certified dinky-di topics. ISBN: 9781760296070. Our Book No: 40470. $20 AUD.

131. Kovaleski, John (2001). Comic Syndication Portfolio: BoNanas (1st ed). Washington, DC: Washington Post Writers Group. Unnum 16 (includes folder) pp. Paperback small quarto, coloured card folder (black background, loose sheets insrted), very good condition, colour & black & white cartoons, minimal edgewear folder (light creases spine, corner tips little scuffed). The popular comic strip that features a 3-foot tall, talking monkey named Bo. Bo muddles through jobs, relationships and anything else life throws at him. The cartoonist won the Fine Toon Fellowship in 2002 presented by The Washington Post Writers Group for his comic strip “Bo Nanas”. The folder contains 9 black & white comic strips (stapled at top corner), and 5 colour comic strips on single pages with the strip one side and blank the other. Our Book No: 30796. $20 AUD.

132. 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.

133. Laski, Marghanita; Stein, W. (illustrator) (1944). Love on the Supertax [Love on the Super-tax] (1st ed). London: Cresset Press. 127 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in fair dustjacket), small drawings (vignettes), pages faintly toned (wartime economy paper), inner hinge little split (all pages firm), edge tears jacket repaired (tape repairs & little foxing & staining reverse side, some loss spine ends, flap price-clipped), edges cloth cover little faded, some edgewear, bookshop rubber stamp, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition. Her first novel is a social satire of English society that demonstrates a disturbing "two nations in one country" (as stated by Disraeli). Clarissa, an upper class girl falls in love with a Communist agitator, but it does not end well because of their very different social backgrounds. Our Book No: 17832. $20 AUD.

134. 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.

135. 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.

136. 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.

137. Lindsay, Norman (1933). Saturdee (1st ed). Sydney: Endeavour Press. 260 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), top spine jacket torn & repaired (small edge tears & edge loss), front pastedown creased along spine, cloth spine faintly faded, fore-edge faintly foxed, some edgewear, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition in the very scarce dustjacket. True classic of Australian literature. A comic novel of small boys growing up in Redheap - the town that is the setting for Norman Lindsay's three novels about boyhood and adolescence in the Ballarat district of Victoria, where he himself grew up [Creswell]. It is very much a book about boys - not at all a book for boys. Our Book No: 17339. $220 AUD.

138. Lindsay, Norman (1977). Saturdee. Sydney: Arkon / Angus & Robertson. 208 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, small black & white drawings, pages lightly toned, plastic coating cover lifting edges, some edgewear, owner's written name (crossed out). A true classic of Australian literature, originally published in 1934, text and illustrations by Norman Lindsay. A humorous tale of small boys growing up in Redheap - the town that is the setting for Norman Lindsay's three novels about boyhood and adolescence in the Ballarat district of Victoria, where he himself grew up. It is very much a book about boys - not at all a book for boys. ISBN: 0207134812. Our Book No: 17785. $20 AUD.

139. 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.

140. 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.

141. 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.

142. 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 small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white cartoons, some foxing top edge, spine minimally faded jacket as common (some foxing top edge reverse side), owner's written name. First edition. A selection of the whimsical Lennie Lower cartoons and 73 of 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 humorist of the 1930s. ISBN: 0868060712. Our Book No: 2551. $14 AUD.

143. Macleod, John; Mirren, illustrator (1946). The Cricketer's Dictionary. Sydney: Dunvegan Publications. Unnum 110 pp. Paperback small, good condition, card covers, cartoon cover, single-colour drawings (beige background), base spine repaired, edges toned, foxing covers & edges, spine edges little rubbed, slight loss top spine, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1946.) The author and illustrator state in their foreword that this is not a literary book nor a guide to cricket. This humorous dictionary of words and terms used in cricket, and the funny illustrations are a joy to read. Our Book No: 40023. $18 AUD.

144. 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, minor edgewear, 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.

145. 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.

146. 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.

147. 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.

148. 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.

149. McPherson, John (2000). Comic Syndication Portfolio: Close to Home (1st ed). New York: Universal Press Syndicate. Unnum 19 (includes folder) pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, coloured card folder with title & publisher tab on fore-edge (loose sheets inserted), colour cartoons, black & white cartoons, black & white media material, black & white photo of cartoonist inside folder, minimal edgewear folder (light creases along spine, spine ends & corners of folder creased), top folded coloured pages little creased. The popular comic strip was syndicated in 1992. The cartoonist sees the oddities, the idiosyncrasies, and inconsistencies that make us human. His very unique style and ability to make fun of life's situations often hits close to home. The folder contains: 4 black & white folded pages, 2 colour folded pages, and 11 related pages, including his autobiography. Our Book No: 30792. $20 AUD.

150. Mercier, Emile (1950). Wake Me Up at Nine! Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 122 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white cartoons, base spine repaired, pages little toned, minor edgewear. The first little book of Emile Mercier's collected cartoons that first appeared in The Sun newspaper, Sydney. Our Book No: 21547. $50 AUD.

151. Mercier, Emile (1955). Emile Mercier Cartoon Clippings (32 cartoons). Sydney: Emile Mercier. Each: 1 pp. Each of 32 clippings: Ephemera, oblong small octavo, good plus condition, single sheet, colour cartoon, reverse side lightly toned (few moderately), perforated top edge (most), lightly folded (1), some edgewear. A scarce collection of delightful Emile Mercier colour cartoons, perhaps removed from a calendar or brochure. A couple of duplicates. (Estimated date, 1950s, consistent with his cartoon books.). Our Book No: 17778. $150 AUD.

152. Mercier, Emile (1956). I'm Waiting for an Earthquake! (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 128 pp. Paperback small oblong, good condition, card covers (colour possibly uniformly little faded, blue cloth spine), black & white cartoons, insect damage (small holes) fore-edge front flyleaf, covers & edges minimally foxed, pages lightly toned as usual, some edgewear. A great little collection of Emile Mercier's cartoons that first appeared in The Sun newspaper, Sydney. Our Book No: 21550. $20 AUD.

153. Mercier, Emile (1958). My Wife's Swallowed a Bishop (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 128 pp. Paperback small oblong, good plus condition, card covers (red cloth spine), black & white cartoons, pages toned as usual, front & rear inner hinge little split (all pages firm), rear cover little marked, some edgewear. A great little book of Emile Mercier's cartoons that appeared in The Sun newspaper, Sydney. Australian humour from the 1950s about Australian society. (Exists in two states: this has a red cloth spine, instead of the less common blue cloth.). Our Book No: 21552. $30 AUD.

154. Mercier, Emile (1961). Don't Shove! (1st ed) [Dont Shove]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 128 pp. Paperback small oblong, very good condition, card covers (blue cloth spine), black & white cartoons, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, bookshop rubber stamp, old price marks. Great little book of Emile Mercier's cartoons that appeared in The Sun newspaper. The cover has an elephant telling a mouse who has bumped into him after falling from his bike not to shove !! (Excellent copy without foxing & tears.). Our Book No: 21551. $60 AUD.

155. Mercier, Emile; Buchanan, John; Thorby, John (1975). Emile Mercier's Australia. Sydney, Lane Cove: Project Publishing. 98 pp. Paperback quarto, good condition, stapled (rusted), black & white cartoons, covers rubbed, top spine little torn repaired, pages lightly toned, some edgewear. Scarce collection of Emile Mercier's cartoons, most of which appeared in The Sun newspaper, Sydney. One of three collections of his cartoons published by Project Publications. (No date, but 1970s, Trove. Printed price $1.50.). Our Book No: 17910. $50 AUD.

156. 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.

157. 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.

158. Moir, Alan; Vines, Mac (1981). Flo Goes to Canberra: The Intimate Diary of a Kingaroy Housewife (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 64 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white photos, light foxing endpapers & title page, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear An amusing look at politics and politicians through the eyes of Queensland senator Flo Bjelke-Petersen (wife of conservative former Queensland premier), as splendidly portrayed by the newspaper cartoonist. ISBN: 0207148007. Our Book No: 40014. $10 AUD.

159. 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.

160. Nowra, Louis (2016). Cosi (Revised, 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. $12 AUD.

161. 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.

162. 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.

163. 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”. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0725403810. Our Book No: 7879. $10 AUD.

164. 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.

165. O'Hanlon, Ardal (1998). The Talk of the Town (Reprint ed). London: Sceptre 244 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, spine little creased, small indentation fore-edge, minor edgewear corners. First comic novel by the Irish comedian who plays Father Dougal Maguire in the TV comedy Father Ted. ISBN: 0340693088. Our Book No: 40249. $18 AUD.

166. 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.

167. O’Hare, Mark (2000). Comic Syndication Portfolio: Citizen Dog. New York: Universal Press Syndicate. Unnum 11 (includes folder) pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, coloured card folder (loose sheets inserted), colour cartoons, black & white cartoons & media material, colour photo rear cover, minimal edgewear folder (bottom corner tips creased, creases along spine, fore-edge name tag creased, label on rear cover). The popular dog comic strip that is loved internationally. The comic was first published in 1995. and ended May 2001 when Mark O’Hare felt he could not do the best for the cartoon. The strip features a lovable dog named Fergus and a male companion named Mel who are sharing the fun of being together. Our Book No: 30795. $20 AUD.

168. 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.

169. Overton, Margaret (2012). Good in a Crisis: A Memoir. London: Bloomsbury. 237 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. This is a very funny story of divorce, dating and many other life experiences. On a date with one of many Mr. Wrongs, she discovered that she had a brain aneurysm. As an American medical specialist (anaesthetist), she had been so busy looking after other people she had forgotten to look after herself. ISBN: 9781408824351. Our Book No: 40457. $20 AUD.

170. Page, Geoff (2006). Lawrie and 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. A vivid cast of characters surround Lawrie and Shirley, led by their censorious adult children. ISBN: 1740762142. Our Book No: 25744. $20 AUD.

171. Page, Nick; Bicknell, Joanna; Hutchinson, Tim (Illustrator) (2013). Mouseton Abbey: The Missing Diamond (1st ed). Hertfordshire: Make Believe Ideas. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback wide quarto, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), colour drawings, minor edgewear jacket. Children’s picture story based on Downton Abbey TV series. It is Cheesemas at Mouseton Abbey. The Mouseton family pass around their most precious treasure - the Great Big Cheesy Diamond and everyone gets to make a wish. This year the Diamond is missing, and Lord Mouseton and his helpers have to search for it. Will they find it in time? The charming illustrations will delight any age. ISBN: 9781782356141. Our Book No: 30024. $20 AUD.

172. 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, including written expression. 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.

173. 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, 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.

174. 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.

175. Peattie, Charles; Taylor, Russell (1990). The Best of Alex II: The Second Collector's Edition. Canberra: Financial Review Library. Unnum pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white cartoons, top corner front cover little creased, 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.

176. Peattie, Charles; Taylor, Russell (1991). The Best of Alex III. Canberra: Financial Review Library. Unnum 50 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white cartoons, top corner faintly creased front cover, minor edgewear. 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.

177. 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.

178. 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 condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, minor edgewear jacket. The American author relates some hilarious tales that every horse lover and horse rider will like. ISBN: 9780760336908. Our Book No: 27129. $10 AUD.

179. Piccolo, Rina (2002). Comic Syndication Portfolio: Tina's Groove (1st ed). New York: King Features Syndicate. Unnum 22 (includes folder) pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, coloured card folder (loose sheets inserted), includes cut-out Tina doll on back of folder, glossy colour cartoons, black & white cartoons, glossy colour character page, minimal edgewear folder (light creases along spine, top corners creased). This popular syndicated comic strip is about the personal and workplace adventures of a single, smart, attractive waitress who works at Pepper's Restaurant. Includes a short biography of the cartoonist and a few photos inside the cover of the folder, and a page telling a little about the characters in the strip. Our Book No: 30785. $30 AUD.

180. 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.

181. Popovic, Dr Helena (2012). In Search of My Father: Dementia is No Match for a Daughter's Determination (Reprint ed). Brisbane: Choose Health. 346 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication title page). An inspiring story of a daughter (a Serbian-Australian medical practitioner and motivational speaker) who is carer for her father: the man beyond the grief, despair and dementia. This moving story is part personal diary, part scientific treatise and part practical guide, put together with humorous anecdotes. (1 of 2 available copies.) (Written dedication: Live life as a daring adventure! With best wishes, Helena.). ISBN: 9781742840048. Our Book No: 26664. $25 AUD.

182. 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.

183. Price, Hilary (2001). Comic Syndication Portfolio: Who Reads Rhymes with Oranges? People who are Smart, Witty and Incredibly Good-looking (1st ed). New York: King Features Syndicate. Unnum 18 (includes folder) pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, coloured card folder (containing looseleaf sheets), colour & black & white cartoons, minimal edgewear folder (light creases along spine, two small light marks rear cover, tiny scuff rear cover folder), staple holes top colour pages & bottom black & whites pages, tiny rust mark one page. This portfolio folder introduces the popular comic strip, Rhymes with Oranges, which has appeared in American newspapers nationwide and has made cameos in various magazines. The folder contains 12 black & white comic strips and 10 colour comic strips on single pages with the strip one side and blank the other. The cartoons are about daily living, and features our lives living with cats, dogs, computers and companions. Hilary is the youngest woman at 25 in 1995 to have a syndicated a comic strip. . Our Book No: 30789. $25 AUD.

184. 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.

185. 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.

186. 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.

187. 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.

188. 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.

189. 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. $25 AUD.

190. 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.

191. 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.

192. 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.

193. 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.

194. 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.

195. Salisbury, Allan [Sols] (1977). Snake!! Where? No.1. Selected strips from the Old Timer Cartoon (1st ed). Melbourne: Boomer Books. Unnum 68 pp. Paperback wide oblong, good condition, black & white cartoons, corner tips covers & spine ends slightly worn, spine little faded, pages lightly toned, light foxing edges, few light creases covers, minor edgewear. Well-known and loved comic strip character. Snake will keep everyone in the family happy for hours reading this collection. Some have appeared in various newspapers. ISBN: 0959646019. Our Book No: 23117. $18 AUD.

196. Salisbury, Allan [Sols] (1981). Snake Live!! No. 5 (1st ed). Melbourne: Boomer Books. Unnum 71 pp. Paperback large wide oblong, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. Selected strips from the Snake Tales cartoons. Well-known and loved comic strip character. Snake will keep everyone in the family happy for hours reading this collection. Some have appeared in various papers. Includes a black & white photo of Sols & a real snake at Taronga Park Zoo on the rear of title page & rear cover. ISBN: 095964606X. Our Book No: 30770. $20 AUD.

197. Salisbury, Allan [Sols] (1987). Snake: Love At First Slight!! No. 1 (1st ed). Melbourne: Budget Books. Unnum 74 pp. Paperback oblong, very good condition, black & white drawings, crease in rear cover, minor edgewear. Selected strips from the Snake Tales cartoons. Well-known and loved comic strip character. Snake will keep everyone in the family happy for hours reading this collection. Some have appeared in various papers. ISBN: 0868019127. Our Book No: 30768. $15 AUD.

198. Salisbury, Allan [Sols] (1988). Sunday Snake (1st ed). Melbourne: Budget Books. Unnum 78 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, top edge lightly foxed, tiny mark fore-edge, spine ends little scuffed, title on spine slightly faded, small dents top part of fore-edge (maybe printing error), autograph (written dedication & drawing). Selected strips from the Sunday Snake Tales cartoons. A well-known and loved comic strip character. Snake will keep everyone in the family happy for hours reading this collection. Some have appeared in various papers. Includes a story about the author. (Rare written dedication between two cartoonists. Dedication to "James [Kemsley, who drew Ginger Meggs] from Sols and Old Fang Face", with a rubber stamp of footprints and the word "SNAKE !!”.). ISBN: 0732302935. Our Book No: 30771. $25 AUD.

199. Salisbury, Allan [Sols] (1988). Snake: Take Me, I'm Yours!! No. 1 (1st ed). Melbourne: Budget Books. Unnum 126 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, black & white cartoons, crease top corner rear cover, pages lightly toned, spine ends little scuffed, minor edgewear. Selected strips from the Snake Tales cartoons. Well-known and loved comic strip character. Snake will keep everyone in the family happy for hours reading this collection. Some have appeared in various papers. ISBN: 0732301424. Our Book No: 30772. $12 AUD.

200. Salisbury, Allan [Sols] (1988). Snake: Snake Charmers! No. 2 (1st ed). Melbourne: Budget Books. Unnum 126 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, black & white cartoons, pages lightly toned, spine little rubbed, minor edgewear. Selected strips from the Snake Tales cartoons. Well-known and loved comic strip character. Snake will keep everyone in the family happy for hours reading this collection. Some have appeared in various papers. ISBN: 0732301432. Our Book No: 30773. $12 AUD.

201. Salisbury, Allan [Sols] (1988). Snake: Memoirs, Hiss Story! No. 3 (1st ed). Melbourne: Budget Books. Unnum 126 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, black & white cartoons, pages lightly toned, spine slightly faded & rubbed, minor edgewear. Selected strips from the Snake Tales cartoons. In this book Snake is writing his memoirs with plenty of interruptions from Lady Snake. Well-known and loved comic strip character. Snake will keep everyone in the family happy for hours reading this collection. Some have appeared in various papers. ISBN: 0732301440. Our Book No: 30774. $10 AUD.

202. Salisbury, Allan [Sols] (1988). Snake for P.M. or After Lunch! No. 4 (1st ed). Melbourne: Budget Books. Unnum 126 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, black & white cartoons, pages lightly toned, spine little rubbed, small mark fore-edge, minor edgewear. Selected strips from the Snake Tales cartoons. In this booklet Snake wants to be the next Prime Minister. Well-known and loved comic strip character. Snake will keep everyone in the family happy for hours reading this collection. Some have appeared in various papers. ISBN: 0732301459. Our Book No: 30775. $12 AUD.

203. Saw, Ron; Moir, Alan (cartoons) (1985). Stroke and How I Survived It. Melbourne: Penguin Books. 137 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white text-photos and cartoons, pages toned as usual, minor edgewear, old price marks, owner's written name. A moving and inspirational account of life after a stroke by the award-winning Australian journalist and humorist. He says: A stroke is no more than a temporary illness - a lousy one, with permanent marks - but anything but the close of play. ISBN: 0140077588. Our Book No: 4589. $16 AUD.

204. 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.

205. 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.

206. Scott, Jerry; Borgman, Jim (2001). Comic Syndication Portfolio: Zits (1st ed). New York: King Features Syndicate. Unnum 8 (includes folder) pp. Paperback oblong small quarto, coloured card folder (loose sheets inserted), very good condition, colour cartoons, minimal edgewear folder (edge tear creases spine, corner tips creased). The popular comic strip that is loved internationally. It has been twice honored with the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award as the best Newspaper Comic Strip, and in 1999 received the Max and Moritz Award for best International Comic Strip. Sheets include sample comic strips, and related explanatory material. Our Book No: 30781. $30 AUD.

207. 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.

208. Shah, Sami (2014). I, Migrant: A Comedian's Journey from Karachi to the Outback (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 282 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, small dent bottom edge few pages, top corner front cover little creased, bottom corners covers little creased, minor edgewear. The author is a journalist and comedian who migrated to Australia from Pakistan and settled in Northam, Western Australia. In this very funny autobiography he tells a very moving story of what it's like to leave the home you love to start a new life in a new country. ISBN: 9781743319345. Our Book No: 30067. $18 AUD.

209. Shah, Sami (2017). The Islamic Republic of Australia: Muslims Down Under, from Halal to Hijabs and Everything in Between. Sydney: HarperCollins. 275 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear bottom corners. A funny and informative look at Islam in Australia, by award-winning Pakistani-born comedian and writer Sami Shah. He goes behind the stereotypes and generalisations to find out who Australian Muslims are, how they live and what they think. ISBN: 9780733338151. Our Book No: 30168. $20 AUD.

210. 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 America. ISBN: 9780522862232. Our Book No: 27883. $15 AUD.

211. 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". (1 of 2 available copies. With laid-in slip notifying correct ISBN: printed 1876308125 is incorrect.). ISBN: 1876677007. Our Book No: 17257. $30 AUD.

212. 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". (1 of 2 available copies. With laid-in slip notifying correct ISBN: printed 1876308125 is incorrect.). ISBN: 1876677007. Our Book No: 17257A. $30 AUD.

213. 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.

214. 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.

215. 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.

216. 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.

217. 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.

218. Taylor, Karla (1989). Chaucer Reads "The Divine Comedy". Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. 292 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear. 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). SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0804715440. Our Book No: 14261. $25 AUD.

219. Teffi; Chandler, Robert (translator) (2016). Memories from Moscow to the Black Sea (1st ed). London: Puskin Press. 349 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket, minimal split front hinge (pages firm), sticker mark. The fascinating story of the Russian writer and satirist Teffi. This book is her blackly funny and heart breaking account of her final journey into exile across Russia. Published in English for the first time, it confirms the rediscovery of Teffi as one of the most humane, perceptive observers of her time. ISBN: 9781782271697. Our Book No: 40345. $25 AUD.

220. Thatcher, Charles Robert (1964). Thatcher's Colonial Songs: Forming a Complete Comic History of the Early Diggings (Facsimile ed). Adelaide: Libraries Board of South Australia (LBSA). 180 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, very good condition, tan leatherette boards, light foxing edges & endpapers, faint toning pages, library stamp. This book contains words of the new collection of songs by the Inimitable Thatcher, also known as The Colonial Minstrel. Thatcher came to Australia from England to make his fortune on the Goldfields. This edition has been reproduced with the kind permission of Mr B. G. Brett of Melbourne, owner of the original copy. Our Book No: 40315. $30 AUD.

221. Thirkell, Angela; Parker, Leslie (pseudonym); Gould, Tony (introduction) (1985). Trooper to the Southern Cross (New ed). London: Virago Modern Classics. 177 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages toned as usual, some edgewear & spinewear. Novel based on the English novelist's travel to Australia after WWI on a troopship full of returning Diggers. Humorous depiction of the Australian character. A classic satire of Australian culture, originally published in 1934 under the pseudonym Leslie Parker. This edition has a new introduction by Tony Gould. The favorite book of Barry Humphries. ISBN: 0860685926. Our Book No: 17839. $13 AUD.

222. 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.

223. Toomey, Jim (2001). Comic Syndication Portfolio: Sherman's Lagoon (1st ed). New York: King Features Syndicate. Unnum 8 (includes folder) pp. Paperback small quarto, coloured card folder (loose sheets inserted), very good condition, colour cartoons, minimal edgewear folder (top corner creased, base spine little scuffed), minor edgewear. The popular comic strip has has wide appeal. The loose sheets consist of cartoon strips and related material. The cartoons are set in the sunny South Pacific, and feature: Sherman the shark, Megan his wife who keeps him on a short leash, Fillmore the Sea Turtle, Ernest a brilliant brain surgeon who appears as a fish, Hawthorne the Hermit Crab, Bob the Bottom Dweller. The very funny sea creatures educate and raise awareness of the marine environment. Our Book No: 30794. $18 AUD.

224. 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.

225. 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.

226. Trickett, Joyce (1987). The Cattitudes of Chairman Miaow. Sydney: Spastic Centre of New South Wales. Unnum 48 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, beautiful colour drawings (some full-page), minor edgewear. A beautifully illustrated book about an educated ginger cat. The rhymes that go with each drawing are just a purrfect way to appeal to all cat lovers, both children and adults alike. The author has had a versatile career including teaching speech and drama. This book is her gift to raise funds for the Spastic Centre. ISBN: 0959865756. Our Book No: 20363. $25 AUD.

227. 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.

228. Trudeau, G. B. (2000). Comic Syndication Portfolio: Doonesbury - What a Long, Strange Strip It's Been (1st ed). Kansas City, MO: Universal Press Syndicate. Unnum 16 (includes folder) pp. Paperback quarto, coloured card folder (loose sheets inserted), very good condition, black & white & colour cartoon sheets, single colour photo, folder little creased & bumped, minimal edgewear. Doonesbury is a syndicated comic strip by American cartoonist Garry Trudeau, first published in 1970 (an early success for Universal Press Syndicate). A Pulitzer prize winner. This coloured card folder portfolio contains: two colour pages of comic strips folded in half (strip one side, blank reverse side), and four pages of black & white cartoons folded in half, eight single pages of comic related blurb, mostly about Doonesbury. These comics were at times controversial because of their political content. Our Book No: 30784. $30 AUD.

229. Tulloch, Roger; Stapleton, Rory (illustrator) (1997). Bill Bilby and Friends: Australian Nonsense Verse (1st ed). City Not Stated: Axiom. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small wide quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pictorial cover, illustrated endpapers, full-page colour drawings, slight edgewear (edges little rubbed, minor creases & scratches), cover creased spine edge, boards little rubbed, non-author written dedication free flyleaf. Delightful children's picture story about Australian animals and birds. Told in verse. The author has been writing poetry for years, to amuse his children and grandchildren. This is the first time his poetry has been published and he hopes that everyone who reads his book will love it. The big colourful drawings by Rory Stapleton will appeal to all ages. This is the first children's picture book he has illustrated. ISBN: 0947338861. Our Book No: 30666. $20 AUD.

230. Unger, Jim (2000). Comic Syndication Portfolio: Herman - The Classic Comic Panel is Back! (Revised ed). Chicago: United Feature Syndicate. Unnum 14 (includes folder) pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, coloured card folder (loose sheets inserted), colour cartoons, black & white cartoons, minimal edgewear folder (light creases along spine, spine ends & corners of folder creased), light rust marks top corner two pages, tiny staple holes 7 pages, top edge one page creased. The popular comic strip that is loved internationally. Jim Unger first started Herman in 1974, and he retired in 1992. He has now personally revised his cartoons to reappear again. All characters are rendered in his unique style as hulking, beetle-browed figures. The folder contains: 4 black & white single cartoon pages folded, 3 colour cartoon pages, and 5 Herman-related pages including a letter from Jim Unger. Our Book No: 30791. $25 AUD.

231. Ursell, Martin (2004). You Can Draw Cartoons: A Step-by-step Guide to Drawing Great Cartoons (Reprint ed). Surrey: B Small Publishing. 32 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, tiny dent front cover. This book is a guide to drawing cartoons. There are many tips and advice on how to draw cartoons and have fun at the same time. The author has suggestions for making up a cartoon story and gives ideas on how to keep a sketchbook. ISBN: 9781902915142. Our Book No: 30290. $15 AUD.

232. 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. 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 post-dating 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. (Scarce. No date, but 1890s, Trove. Originally published, New York, 1891.) Our Book No: 17256. $50 AUD.

233. 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.

234. Walker, Brian; Walker, Greg; Browne, Chance (artist) (2003). Comic Syndication Portfolio: Hi and Lois: Looking for a Warm, Bright Spot on the Comics Pages? (1st ed). New York: King Features Syndicate. Unnum 6 (includes folder) pp. Paperback small quarto, coloured card folder (loose sheets inserted), very good condition, colour cartoons, minimal edgewear folder (light creases along spine, small light mark near spine). The popular comic strip of a suburban family that is loved internationally. This comic strip is about the Flagston family made up of Hi [Hiram] and Lois, their children, Chip, Dot, Ditto and little Trixie, and their canine companion, Dawg. Hi and Lois is a pun on high and low. Created by Mort Walker and Dik Browne, two of the most celebrated cartoonists in comic art history, but today continued by their sons, and artist Chance Browne. The loose sheets consist of cartoon strips and explanatory material. Our Book No: 30783. $25 AUD.

235. Wheen, Francis (2004). How Mumbo-jumbo Conquered the World (Reprint ed). London: Harper Perennial. 338 + 16 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, pages lightly toned, edges lightly foxed, spine lightly creased, minor edgewear. Discusses media-generated UFO scares, dotcom mania, cults, gurus, irrational panics, new age mysticism, moral confusion - an epidemic of mumbo-jumbo, and a retreat from rational thinking - with a touch of thought-provoking humour. (Includes 16 pages of ideas, interviews and features at rear.). ISBN: 0007140975. Our Book No: 27057. $10 AUD.

236. Wheen, Francis (2009). Strange Days Indeed: The Golden Age of Paranoia (1st ed). London: Fourth Estate. 344 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. An hilarious and jaw-dropping chronicle of the 1970s, golden age of the paranoid style. The 1970s evokes memories of Abba and Fawlty Towers, but it was really a theme park of mass paranoia on the verge of a collective nervous breakdown, huddled over candles waiting for the next terrorist bomb, kidnapping or food shortage warning. Whether it was Nixon's demented behaviour in the White House, Idi Amin, Harold Wilson's insistence that 'they' were out to get him, or the trial of Rupert Bear, it is a story too fantastic to be true. With his acute sense of the absurd he exposes the sickly decade in which nations were brought to a halt by power cuts, military coups, economic anarchy and the arrival of Uri Geller. ISBN: 9780007294862. Our Book No: 17668. $15 AUD.

237. 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.

238. Wilson, Tom; Wilson, Tom Jnr (2000). Comic Syndication Portfolio: Ziggy - A Classic in His Own Time (1st ed) [Comic Syndication]. New York: Universal Press Syndicate. Unnum 29 (includes folder) pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, coloured card folder (loose pages inserted), colour cartoons, black & white cartoons, minimal edgewear folder (light creases along spine & corners), light rust marks top corner two shhets, tiny staple holes two pages. The popular comic strip that is loved internationally. Ziggy, the comic little guy with a big head and even bigger heart, marked his quarter-century anniversary June, 1996. Tom Wilson started the strip in 1971, his son Tom Wilson Jnr now draws the cartoon. The folder contains: 4 black & white single sheets folded in the middle, 2 colour, 8 black & white foreign language strips, and 7 Ziggy-related pages. Our Book No: 30787. $30 AUD.