Ronald Searle

Ronald Searle

Ronald Searle – Searle in the Sixties

Penguin paperback 2238 1964 1t vg Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.



Ronald Searle – The Terror of St Trinians

Max Parrish 1958 11th Impression no dj book vg Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.



Ronald Searle – The Female Approach

Macdonald 1952 Ninth Impression no dj book vg Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.



Ronald Searle – How to be Topp

Parrish 1954 Second Impression – no dj book vg Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.


A Present for :- “A Camper”

Camper Beware by Dennis Rooke drawings by David Langdon

Camper Beware by Dennis Rooke drawings by David Langdon

Published in 1965 by Robert Hale this is a near fine book (pencil dedication on ffep dj near fine unclipped. Just the present for a keen camper. Price includes UK Posting – For other postal rates to more distant locations please contact me. I will apply a discount for simultaneous purchases, If I remember.


BIG EARS In the Kingdom of Kirklees

We did maintain the myth that Big Ears was not a single person, but everyone knew he was 99% Eric. Sometime in the mid 90’s Eric collected together all (a portion of) his etchings and many of the words of wisdom , and to be honest, unwisdom from the Gossip Column that appeared in the Spen Valley Spark in and around Cleckheckmonsedge in West Yorkshire. He published a book under the imprint of Hindsite Press, 94 pages and I know I get at least one mention, sad to say many, but not all, of the stars are no longer with us.


BIG Ears in the Kingdom of Kirklees

“A jaundiced look at our Lords and Masters – Yorkshire Politicians and Bureaucrats through the eyes of Big Ears” 94 page illustrated book soft bound. Through the post to UK addresses or sometimes by bicycle if in the Spen Valley




The Portable MAD

Signet paperback – Through the postal system to an address within the United Kingdom


These issues are all in good nick 114, 129, 183, 192, 213, 217, and 224 are all available for £3.00. 129 has two holes punched through but it has a 4 President cover that will obviously be needed the year after next.

188  has the stamps included, can’t guarantee the glue. I would like to find the issue, complete, that had the Alfred E Neuman 4 President Stamps. When I bought my copy the postage rate was 4d for a letter so I used them all and the letters (Christmas cards) were all delivered. I am looking for £5.00 for 188

#16 Super Special I also want £5.00 for.


Daughter in the House – people at home by Graham

1969 hard back 64 pages Book f Dj vg Through post to UK address


Seagulls on my Roof – by Ray Squires – A Do-it-Yourself Manual For the Gull Nobbler

Published in 1984 by Juras Publications, Whitby, Yorkshire 80 pages of humour illustrated throughout by the author. By the post to any UK address, especially locations suffering from Gulls £12.50


Good Humour Compiled by S Evelyn Thomas Printed & Published by OH Bateman Liverpool

Undated but from the subject matter of cartoons and Jokes I would guess near end of WWII. A 32 page booklet. Through the post £5.00 (UK)


The Perfect Debutante by Adrian Porter – Illustrated by Eileen McGrath

Published by Collins in 1937 this is a card bound edition, even this edition is very pricy in ABE and Amazon though I have tried to find out more about it I don’t know why. I suspect it was very expensive when originally published as it has high quality paper, that is starting to fox at the edges. Through the post to any UK address £7.50 (much cheaper that ABE or AMAZON


You’ve Had It

You’ve Had it

Printed in Rossendale for Jasmit Publications 26 to 34 pages an issue Jokes cartoons and short stories around 7 X 5, undated but I would guess early 50’s. Issues 12 13 15 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 28 30 31 32 33 35 36 37 55 £1.50 each (£2.50) through the post to UK. For multiple copies £1.50 each plus £2.00 P&P – please specify the issues you are interested in.


Low’s War Cartoons

Low’s War Cartoons – The Cresset Press

Published in 1941 9 X 6 with an introduction be Low it does bring home what the reality was in the early days of the war with the pact between Stalin and Hitler. A neat copy. Shipped to any UK address for £12.50


Jon and Serre

Two Types by Jon

Published by British Army Newspaper Unit, 1944. Price includes UK postage


D.I.Y. by Serre

A 1967 revised edition. Price includes Postage for all UK locations


Laughs along the Lines No. 2 Compiled by S Evelyn Thomas cover by Roland Davies

Undated but late 40’s 64 pages. Pages show a bit of age but all round a decent copy. Cartoons and stories and jokes. Published by Good Humour Publications. Through the post to any UK address £7.50


Nuff Sed – The New Magazine of fun and fiction Number 2

Printed by Express printing (Rossendale) ltd. 32 pages cartoons jokes and stories featuring (one photograph) “Lovely Joyce Jackson, 18 year-old Birmingham born Windmill girl. Through the post (in plain brown paper wrappers) to any address in the UK for £5.00


Nuff Sed Number 16

34 pages Jokes Cartoons and Pin-Ups this copy features Jill White – June Ramsay – Jean Sporle -Marie Devereux – and Janet Neil none of them seem dressed for Lancashire weather as I suspect this was published in Rossendale even though it doesn’t say so. Through the post to any address in Lancashire (or the rest of the UK) £5.00


Laughitoff Annual 1947

64 pages from Gerald G Swan Ltd. (1947) A mixture of cartoons and stories, 8 pages coloured as above. Through the post at £8.00 to any UK address


Basinful of Fun – about 1952 –

Published by F Youngman in Leeds in the early 50’s Cartoons stories illustrations and jokes. I have numbers 48 -50 – 53 – 54 – 58 – 59 – 61-73 – 89 for sale In the Shop £1.50 each in the post to UK address £2.50 each (specify number) If your desire is for more than one Basinful of fun add £1.50 for each copy after one e.g. 3 copies would cost £5,50 delivered to your UK door.


Chock-A-Block compiled and edited by JASMIT

Another Rawtenstall offering. Offered through the post to UK address


We’re Off

Another compiled by Jasmet but this time from Burnley


This is it – Younger brother of the magazine you’ve had it

Another Rawtenstall offering 28 or so pages of cartoons and jokes I have 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 14 19 21 26 32 33 40 and 43 for sale all at the bargain price of £1.50. If you specify which issue you require it can be delivered to your door for £2.50, if in the UK, if you want more than one, each additional copy will cost £1.50 (no extra postage cost.


More Stock Checking


Amis KingsleyThat Uncertain FeelingFour Square£2.50
Andrews John CSuch are the ValiantBadger£2.50
Austin GeorgeWhitby Old Parish ChurchChurch£2.50
Baber DouglasWhere Eagles GatherViking£2.50
Bainbridge BerylA Quite LifeFontana£2.50
Banks F RThe Penguin Guides – SussexPenguin£1.50
Bradley James LNo Man DividedBadger£3.00
Bradley James LSky DevilsBadger£3.00
Brett John MichaelA Cargo of Spent EvilPan£2.50
Brewer GilAppointment in HellMonarch£1.00
Bruce JeanPhoto FinishCorgi£2.50
Butler GeraldMad With Much HeartJarrolds£4.00
Butler GeraldThe Rainbow Had Black EdgesJarrolds£4.00
Clarke Arthur CEarthlightBallantine£2.50
Creasey JohnInvitation to AdventureCorgi£1.00
Dexter John KThe PatriotsBadger£3.00
Doyle Arthur ConanThe Hound of the BaskervillesJohn Murray£2.50
Doyle Arthur ConanThe Seven Percent SolutionCoronet£2.50
Drayton LSFor Their TomorrowBadger£4.00
Elwood Roger ed.Invasion of the RobotsPaperback Library£2.50
Enfield RLUnseen EnemyBadger£3.00
Field PeterThe Land GrabberBantam£2.50
Flannagan RoyLutherLion Books£2.50
Frizell BernardJuliePanther£1.00
Fuller Robert LPasport for the DamnedBadger£2.50
Gollancz VictorA Year of GracePenguin£2.50
Higham CharlesCecil B DeMilleDell£2.50
HMSOBeaumaris CastleHMSO£2.50
HMSODirleton CastleHMSO£2.50
HMSOSkara BraeHMSO£2.50
Hoyle TrevorBlakes 7 – Project AvalonArrow£2.50
Jackson AlfredThe Churches of ScarboroughBPC£2.50
Jackson LKOperation SingaporeBadger£2.56
Janson HankAngel AstrayCompact£3.00
Janson HankDateline DianeCompact£3.00
Janson HankGo With a JerkHJ£5.00
Janson HankI for IntrigueCompact£2.50
Janson HankReluctant HostessHJ£2.50
Janson HankSentence for SinHJ£3.50
Knight Damon editorA Century of Science FictionPan£2.50
Lamb John WBridlington Priory ChurchBPC£2.50
Lardner RingThe Big TownBantam£2.50
Larson Glen ABattlestar Galactica The PhotostoryFutura£2.50
Leroux GastonThe Foating PrisonDaily Express£2.50
Martin FrankFor Such as WeBadger£2.00
Martin LFHell CommandBadger£2.50
Mauldin BillBack HomeBantam£2.50
Messenger LeonardJust Glorious A Brief Memoir of£2.50
Miller WadeKiss Her GoodbyeLion Library£2.50
Mulford Clarence EHopalong CassidyH&S£3.00
Newby editorTime Off on the Yugoslav CoastHodder£2.50
O’Conner EdwinThe OracleLion£2.50
Paul ElliotA Ghost Town on the YellowstoneBantam£2.50
Peters LudovicTwo Sets to MurderHodder£2.50
Phillips AlanBeaumaris CastleHMSO£2.50
Queen ElleryThe Most Wanted Man in the WorldNEL£2.50
Ray DavidThe End of the Fourth ReichPanther£4.00
Reade CharlesThe Cloister and the EarthPan£2.50
Richler AntonPrelude to the StormBadger£2.50
Saxon RonThe Sweet Smell of SinDomino£2.50
Silone IgnazioBread and WineAce UK£4.00
Tubb ECSpace 1999 – BreakawayOrbit£3.00
Wallace EdgarThe Frightened LadyHodder£2.50
Willeford CharlesThe Machine in Ward ElevenBelmont£5.00
Wood AndrewThe River Will Hide MeCherry Tree£5.00
Yardley O HerbertThe Education of a Poker PlayerFontana£2.50

My Man Godfrey – Eric Hatch

My Man Godfrey – Eric Hatch

Not a title or author that I was familiar with so I did a little research. There are only three copies of this edition available on ABE all in USA described as;

About this Item: Bantam, 1957. Condition: Good. Old paperback copy with some wear and tear. Upper and lower spine torn. Front corners are slightly creased and chipped. Long crease along spine of front cover. Light smudges and discoloration to front and back covers. Text is clean, binding is good.Paperback. book. Seller Inventory # 007130 £30.11 with postage to UK £57.55

About this Item: Bantam. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, will have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 3343068632 £60.25 with postage to UK £65.36

About this Item: Bantam Books, New York, 1947. Mass-market paperback. Condition: Good. 2nd printing. Bantam 121, clean and tight, light edge wear. Cover is very slightly warped still a nice clean copy. Seller Inventory # Alibris.0008781 £56.52 with postage to UK £84.32

My copy is, based on these descriptions, the better of the four, it is a 1947 second printing in vg+ condition (I am tempted to call it Fine but the paper is 74 years old). I am asking £15 plus P&P for my copy.


Eric Hatch – My Man Godfrey

My copy is, based on these descriptions, the better of the four, it is a 1947 second printing in vg+ condition (I am tempted to call it Fine but the paper is 74 years old). I am asking £15 plus P&P for my copy.


Barker Dragon – Stock Take

Not a publisher that lasted a long time, but they did publish some authors  other publishes didn’t. What they did though is spend time choosing some great covers. Unusually I have included a large number in this blog. I did choose one of their covers for my title page.

Spillane Mickey - One Lonely Night - Barker Dragon 174
Anderson Oliver Grit and Polish Barker Dragon 1 vg £15.00
Anderson Oliver Painless Extractions Barker Dragon 13 vg £4.00
Bull RC ed. Perturbed Spirits Barker Dragon 20 vg £5.00
Burton Richard Tales From the Thousand and One Nights Barker Dragon 2 1st 1956 anon vg £3.00
Chegaray Jacques Going My way round the World Barker Dragon 14 1st 1957 anon vg £2.50
Dodge David How Lost was my Weekend Barker Dragon 12 vg £5.00
Downing Rupert If I Laugh Barker Dragon 33 vg £10.00
Goodwin RB HongKong Escape Barker Dragon 2 vg £3.00
Green John The First Enemy Barker Dragon 21 vg £4.00
Halliday Brett Murder is My Business Barker Dragon 10 vg- £4.00
Halliday Brett When Dorinda Dances Barker Dragon 16 vg £4.00
Hartley L P The Travelling Grave and other stories Barker Dragon 40 vg £15.00
Johnston J Patrol of the Dead Barker Dragon 8 vg £15.00
Langley Noel The Cabbage Patch Barker Dragon 4 vg £3.00
Mankowitz Wolf My Old Man’s a Dustman Barker Dragon 23 vg £4.00
Quentin Patrick Puzzle for Wantons Barker Dragon 34 vg £10.00
Sandstrom Flora The Dancing Giant Barker Dragon 5 vg £10.00
Spillane Micey One Lonely Night Barker Dragon 6 vg £4.00
Spillane Mickey The Big Kill Barker Dragon 18 vg £5.00
Spillane Mickey The Long Wait Barker Dragon 29 vg £5.00
Spillane Mickey Kiss Me, Deadly Barker Dragon 42 vg £5.00
Various The Girls from Esquire Barker Dragon 11 vg £5.00

Even the less than inspiring subjects have great illustrators.

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