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"PUNCH - or the London Charivari"  Vol CLI.  July to December 1916.

Hardcover First Edition in embossed red cloth covers, published by Punch, London in 1916.  Dimensions: 28cm x 22cm approx. 

Volumes CLI of the superbly popular British satirical magazine "Punch".  Packed full of contemporary humour and equally famous for its superb illustrations (of which there are plenty).  This particular volume contains numerous references and illustrations regarding the Great War.

452 pages including index.

Condition:  Reasonable. Covers have a fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking. Spine cracked at front and rear hinges. Internal pages good if slightly yellowed with some light foxing. Binding tight.

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"COLLAPSE OF THE STOUT PARTY"  by Ronald Pearsall.  1975.

Hardcover First Edition in green hardcovers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Weidenfeld and Nicholson, London in 1975.  Dimensions: 22.5cm x 14.5cm approx.

An extremely interesting investigation of the world of Victorian humour including working-class humour, domestic humour, Parody, Nonsense and much more.

228 pages with a number of black and white illustrations.

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/marking to dustcover. Hardcovers good. Internal pages good. Binding tight.

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