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Ig Nobel Prizes 2: Why Chickens Prefer Beautiful Humans, Abrahams, Marc
1 Abrahams, Marc Ig Nobel Prizes 2: Why Chickens Prefer Beautiful Humans
Great Britain Orion 2004 0752868462 / 9780752868462 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Octavo 
256 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected, is not price-clipped, but is slightly wrinkled. Faint pen mark to lower edge of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "Shouldn't we honour them? She who dared to study the brains of London taxi drivers? He who founded the Association of Dead People? The team who found that chickens prefer beautiful humans? What they did, why they did it, and what happened to them." 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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2 Adams, Patch (M.D.) & Mylander, Maureen Gesundheit!
Rochester, Vermont Healing Arts Press 1993 089281442X / 9780892814428 First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
xiv, 208 pp. Covers a little edgeworn, creased; curling corners. Internally clean, bright, solidly bound. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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A Wolf in Frog's Clothing: The Best of Alphonse Allais, Allais, Alphonse. Selected, translated and introduced by Miles Kington
3 Allais, Alphonse. Selected, translated and introduced by Miles Kington A Wolf in Frog's Clothing: The Best of Alphonse Allais
London Methuen 1983 0413526801 / 9780413526809 Reprint Paperback Good Duodecimo Ronald Searle (cover) 
xiv, 159. Light general and edgewear to covers. Spine uncreased. Yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Internally uncreased, unmarked, solidly bound. "Allais stands, along with Jarry, at the head of the most dazzling and highly educated tradition of French humour, as witty as it is whimsical." -- The New Statesman 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Patent Nonsense: A Catalogue of Inventions That Failed To Change The World, Anderson, Clive
4 Anderson, Clive Patent Nonsense: A Catalogue of Inventions That Failed To Change The World
London Michael Joseph 1994 0718138651 / 9780718138653 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ Quarto 
xii, 111 pp. Black-and-white illustrations throughout. Previous owner’s details inked to front free endpaper. otherwise very good internally. Unclipped dustjacket very lightly faded at spine, with some creasing along top edge. Internally clean, bright, solidly bound. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Glen Baxter His Life: The Years of Struggle, Baxter, Glen
5 Baxter, Glen Glen Baxter His Life: The Years of Struggle
Thames & Hudson 1983 0500013071 / 9780500013076 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket (as issued) Octavo 
Unpaginated. Spine slightly canted. Faint foxing to edges of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Decorated endpapers. Colour and black-and-white illustrations. "Here is the compelling and poignant tale of a young boy growing up in a terrifying landscape of deprivation, humiliation and alliteration somewhere in the industrial North of England. It is a story of a courageous struggle against oppression and apathy, health and efficiency, and for the right to be wrong." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Zenisms: Laughter on the path to enlightenment, Bell, David
6 Bell, David Zenisms: Laughter on the path to enlightenment
South Melbourne Thomas Lothian 2002 0734404506 / 9780734404503 Paperback Very Good Square 12mo 
136 pp. Very light edgewear. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "Less like and dislike; more light and delight." 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The Search Party, Birmingham, George A. Introduction by William Trevor
7 Birmingham, George A. Introduction by William Trevor The Search Party
London Bodley Head 1973 0370014898 / 9780370014890 First Thus Hard Cover Good Good Octavo 
250 pp. First published 1909. General and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Foxing to edges of text block. Very light foxing to first few pages. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "To my mind George Birmingham and W.W. Jacobs were the two funniest writers of the Edwardian period. A vanished Ireland of crookery and good humour is preserved as perfectly in Birmingham's best work as in The Playboy of the Western World." -- Graham Greene 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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8 Burgess, Gelett Goops and How to be Them
New York Avenal Books 0517163306 / 9780517163306 Reprint Hard Cover Good+ Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
62 pp. Dustjacket, now protected in archival mylar, is not clipped, but has light edgewear. Blue boards slightly worn. Internally very nice. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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9 Clarke, John The Even More Complete Book Of Australian Verse
St Leonards NSW Allen & Unwin Australia 1994 1863738045 / 9781863738040 First Paperback Very Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
xi, 84 pp. Very light wear to wraps. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Bear Dinkum, Curtis, Neil
10 Curtis, Neil Bear Dinkum
Balgowlah, NSW Boobook 1980 0908121032 / 9780908121038 First Paperback Good Small Quarto Neil Curtis 
Very light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Upper corner bumped, leaving shallow creases to all upper page corners. Cover is just beginning to come unstuck from the text block (easily repaired, probably). Internally bright and clean. I think this is satire. Certainly not a children's book. "I predict this book will eclipse Princess Tiara ballet books for years to come; that it will inspire choreographers throughout the land to make more use of our natural Australian talent. Bearavo!" -- Graeme Murphy, Artistic Director, Sydney Dance Company. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Dali's Mustache, Dali, Salvador
11 Dali, Salvador Dali's Mustache
Flammarion 1996 2080135600 / 9782080135605 Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 12 mo Philippe Halsman (photographs) 
128 pp. Very light edgewear and a few unobtrusive creases to unclipped dustjacket. Faint dust foxing to upper edge of text block. Internally as new. Black-and-white photos of, well, you know, accompanied by Daliesque commentary. "Warning! This Book Is Preposterous" 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Camp David: Nonsense in Art, Drew, Simon
12 Drew, Simon Camp David: Nonsense in Art
Suffolk Antique Collectors Club 1992 1851491627 / 9781851491629 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo 
48 pp. Colour illustrations throughout. Previous owner's bookplate pasted to reverse of front flyleaf. Very light general wear to boards. Dustjacket lightly discoloured at spine and edges. "Magrittes, I've had a few, but then again, too few to mention." 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Pride And Promiscuity: The Lost Sex Scenes of Jane Austen, Eckstut, Arielle
13 Eckstut, Arielle Pride And Promiscuity: The Lost Sex Scenes of Jane Austen
Edinburgh Canongate 2003 1841954586 / 9781841954585 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Small Octavo 
145 pp. Extremely light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Faint dust foxing to upper edge of text block. All else as new. "A wickedly funny collection that satirises the Austen ouvre yet also manages to play implicit homage by echoing her incomparable style with astonishing fidelity." -- Elsa Solendar, President of the Jane Austen Society of North America 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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The Bull Calf and Other Tales, Frost, A. B.
14 Frost, A. B. The Bull Calf and Other Tales
New York Dover 1969 Reprint Paperback Good Landscape Octavo 
154 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Price sticker to front cover. Edges of text block a little foxed. Internally unmarked and solidly bound. Black-and-white cartoons. "An unabridged republication of the work originally published by Charles Scribner's sons in 1892 to which have been added seven picture stories b y A. B. Frost from Life magazine." 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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The Gay Language of Wine: Expressions used in Wine Terminology illustrated with drawings by Wilhelm Busch, Geiss, Lisbet
15 Geiss, Lisbet The Gay Language of Wine: Expressions used in Wine Terminology illustrated with drawings by Wilhelm Busch
Western Germany Verlag D. Meininger Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 16mo Wilhelm Busch 
166 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Lower corners a little bumped. Faint dust foxing to upper edge of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Includes bilingual (German/English) list of the 74 expressions. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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The Savoy Operas, Gilbert, Sir W.S.
16 Gilbert, Sir W.S. The Savoy Operas
Adelaide Mary Martin Books 0333069013 / 9780333069011 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good 12mo 
698 pp. (Original edition published 1926.) General and edgewear, including chips, tears, and discolouration, to unclipped dustjacket. A little wear to edges of spine panel. Faint yellowing to edges of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "Being the Complete Text of the Gilbert and Sullivan Operas originally produced in the years 1875-1896." 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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The Bab Ballads, With Which Are Included Songs of a Savoyard, Gilbert, W. S.
17 Gilbert, W. S. The Bab Ballads, With Which Are Included Songs of a Savoyard
London Macmillan and Co. 1930 Reprint Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12 mo Gilbert, W. S. 
564pp. "With 350 Illustrations by the Author." Internally bright and tight. Gilt to top page edge. Boards with some general wear, particularly at edges/corners and spine, which is sunned and stained, worn and rubbed. Gilt to front cover is still very bright. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Binky's Guide to Love, Groening, Matt
18 Groening, Matt Binky's Guide to Love
London Warner Books 1996 075151473X / 9780751514735 First British Paperback Very Good Square Octavo 
127 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Short closed tear to upper edge of front cover. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Childhood Is Hell, Groening, Matt
19 Groening, Matt Childhood Is Hell
London HarperCollins 2004 0007180268 / 9780007180264 Paperback Near Fine Square Octavo 
Extremely light edgewear to illustrated covers. Very slight scuffing to edges of text block. All else as new. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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Love Is Hell, Groening, Matt
20 Groening, Matt Love Is Hell
London HarperCollins 2004 0007179049 / 9780007179046 Paperback Near Fine Square Octavo 
Extremely light edgewear to illustrated covers. Very slight scuffing to edges of text block. All else as new. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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