The Melange of Humour;

[ALKEN Henry Thomas] 1784-1851. [EGERTON Daniel Thomas] 1800?-1847

First collected edition of this acclaimed series of humorous situations with Fifty Hand Coloured Plates Caricaturing the English Lifestyle of the 1820s. c1835, Folio, letterpress title and fifty hand coloured plates (including frontispiece).…

£17500 | Published: Unknown | Publisher: Printed by W. Lewis

A Few Ideas; Being Hints on Hunting and Driving

[ALKEN Henry] 1784-1851

ONE OF THE RAREST COLOUR PLATE SPORTING BOOKS c1830, First edition, early issue, with some plates watermarked 1828 and 1829, folio, letterpress title, and forty two hand coloured etched plates, some heightened with gum arabic. In contemporary…

£20250 | Published: Unknown | Publisher: Thomas McLean

The Adventures of Doctor Comicus or the Frolicks of Fortune. (Dr. Comicus)

[COMBE William] 1742-1823

VG, 1815, 1st ed, 15 pls (complete). In contemporary green quarter cloth over marked brown boards, corners & edges a little bumped & worn. Spine, worn ink title to white paper label, edges bumped & worn. Internally, coloured frontis, additional…

£500 | Published: Unknown | Publisher: B. Blake

Cambridge Customs and Costumes Containing Upwards of One Hundred and Fifty Vignettes

[ROGET John Lewis] 1828-1908

Rare Cambridge Satire, inscribed by the author VG, 1851, First & Only Edition, complete, in the original grey printed soft paper wrappers, as issued & then housed in a contemporary, worn red cloth binding. Internally, lithographed title page…

£750 | Published: 1851 | Publisher: Macmillan and Co; Ackermann and Co:

The English Spy:

[WESTMACOTT Charles Molloy] 1787/8-1868 (Bernard Blackmantle Pseud.)

2 Vols, 1825 & 26, Near Fine, 1st ed 1st Issue, 72 pls (71 hand coloured 1 B&W), complete. In a superb full red morocco by Riviere and Son, tips a little brushed. Spines, raised bands, gilt titles, tiny spot to rear vol 1. Internally, white…

£1010 | Published: 1825 | Publisher: Sherwood, Jones and Co

Man in the Shower

ARNO Peter 1904-1968

In blue cloth, edges rubbed. Spine, gilt titles, edges bumped. In Fair DJ some loss. Internally, publishers mark, frontis, title, not paginated but 115 B&W full page cartoons, not dated but c1944. (287*221 mm).

£30 | Published: Unknown | Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd

The History of Johnny Quae Genus the Little Foundling

COMBE William 1742-1823

VG, 1st ed, 1822, 24 fine, hand coloured plates Of the Late Doctor Syntax: A Poem, by the Author of the Three Tours. In red half leather with marbled boards, gilt tooling. Spine has raised bands, gilt tooling and title, leather faded slightly.…

£425 | Published: 1822 | Publisher: R Ackermann

A Collection of cartoons

CYNICUS [Anderson Martin] 1854-1932

30 numbered & captioned colour lithographs, 250*190 mm, bound into a green cloth binding, no titles, depicting political scenes on thick card. c1900's. Remains of removed bookplate to fpd.

£300 | Published: Unknown | Publisher: Unknown

[The Christening Procession of Prince Taffy]

DOYLE Richard 1824-1883

Caricatures of royalty and others in the baptismal procession for the future King Edward VII. Uncommon. Bound without the pictorial wrappers, in contemporary quarter brown roan over marbled boards, twenty four hand coloured lithographed…

£1000 | Published: Unknown | Publisher: Unknown

High Tea infused by Emett

EMETT [Rowland Frederick] 1906-1990

In yellow cloth with red illustration, small spot. Spine, red ink titles. Edges & corners rubbed. In poor printed DJ with some loss. Internally, half title, not paginated but 48 pp, 65 illustrations (including DJ). (247*182 mm). Emett was an…

£20 | Published: 1950 | Publisher: Faber & Faber Ltd

Social Caricature in the Eighteenth Century

PASTON George 1860-1936 (pseud of Emily Morse SYMONDS)

In red quarter leather with older red cloth covers, a little bumped and worn at corners and edges, titles and tooling in gilt, faint library blind stamp to center. Spine, has title and tooling in gilt. Internally, new endpapers, halftitle, coloured…

£75 | Published: 1905 | Publisher: Methuen & Co

Absurdities A Book of Collected Drawings

ROBINSON Heath 1872-1944

VG, First edition, [1934], in the publishers illustrated boards, a little light soiling. Re-spined in green cloth with printed titles. Internally, half title, frontis, [4], (v-vi), 11-95 pp, [1], 90 humorous B&W illustrations, occasional light…

£100 | Published: Unknown | Publisher: Hutchinson & Co.