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Australian Humour

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Australian Humour

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The Gift of the Gab, Dickins, Barry
1 Dickins, Barry The Gift of the Gab
Melbourne McPhee Gribble 1981 0869140175 / 9780869140178 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Octavo Inscribed by Author
110 pp. Tiny creases to upper edge of unclipped dw. Faint dustfoxing to upper edge of text block. All else as new. Inscribed on title page. Illustrated with line drawings and photos. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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The Trio from Rio ... and Other Quaint Folk, Mickle, Alan D.
2 Mickle, Alan D. The Trio from Rio ... and Other Quaint Folk
Melbourne Robertson & Mullens Ltd. 1942 First limited Hard Cover Good Poor Octavo Armstrong 
119 pp. Considerable wear and tear to unclipped dj; spine panel is missing. Foxing and browning to edges of text block. Edgewear to beige boards. Occasional foxing throughout, otherwise unmarked. Solidly bound. Illustrated with 18 b/w drawings by Armstrong. No. 47 of 50 copies ("of which only forty copies numbered from 11-50 are for sale.") Signed on limitation page by Alan Mickle and (very decoratively) Armstrong. Beneath the signatures there is an inscription to the Australian photographer Jack Cato from Mickle, signed and dated 1946. "It is part of the author's mischievous and whimsical method in describing "The Trio from Rio" to state that he does not know whether it is a grown-up's book for children or a children's book for grown-ups, but most readers will agree that children of all ages between seven and seventy and older still and younger too will enjoy this, whether they be soldiers in camp, or parents glad of the excuse to read it to their children." 
Price: 50.00 AUD
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Petrol, Bait, Ammo, & Ice, Nelson, H. G.
3 Nelson, H. G. Petrol, Bait, Ammo, & Ice
Sydney Pan Macmillan Australia 1996 0330357905 / 9780330357906 Reprint Paperback Good Reg Mombasa Inscribed by Author
220 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Corners a little curled. Splotches to lower edge of text block. Internally unmarked and solidly bound. Black-and-white illustrations throughout. Signed by H.G. Nelson on first page, with nice inscription: "All the Best, H.G. Thanks for all your ideas about football. Ross loves 'em & thinks 27 of them could work." 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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4 Park, Alby Disorderly Members: 100 Years of Australian Prime-Ministerial Quips
Australia Sponne Publishing 2000 0646383159 / 9780646383156 First Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
222pp. B&W Illustrations. Light general and edgewear. 
Price: 26.00 AUD
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The Great Australian Book of Humorous Quotes, Wannan, Bill
5 Wannan, Bill The Great Australian Book of Humorous Quotes
South Yarra Currey O'Neil 1982 0859020738 / 9780859020732 First Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo 
326 pp. Light general and edgewear to unclipped dj; backstrip a little faded. Edges of text block a little worn. Tidy bookplate stamp to title page. Internally bright, clean, solidly bound. "Over eleven hundred quotations have been arranged for easy location under alphabetical headings such as 'bachelorhood', 'borrowing', 'gaffes', 'marriage', 'superstitions', 'unemployment' and 'women', and illustrated with cartoons by 'Hop'." 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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