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Category: All Categories: Humor: Military Humor
24 items found.   List items by:   Author     Title     Publisher
1.
Bairnsfather, Bruce, 1888-1959.  
Fragments from France.

Publisher: N.Y., Putnam's, 1917.
48, 44, 42, 36 p. A collection of cartoons by a captain, British citizen soldier, of the war in the trenches of France. Stock#33315. Good with illus. panel front cover.

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2.
Battey, George Magruder Jr. w/front cover by Lewis C. Gregg & sketches by C. J. Holleran  
Humpty-Dumpty William & Co.: A Popular History of Time's Greatest War (World War I)

Publisher: New York: The Devinne Press, 1916 1st ed..
xvi, 124pp. illus. orig. red decorated cloth 12mo: Good+/no dj [bottom corners are bumped; else G+] George Magruder Battey, Jr. (1888-1965) was a writer from a prominent medical family in Rome, Georgia, who served in the U.S. Navy in World War I.

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3.
Bemelmans, Ludwig  
My War with the United States

Publisher: New York: The Modern Library, 1941 1st ed. thus..
151pp. illus. navy cloth 12mo: Very Good+ in a worn dj now protected in a Brodart poly cover. A humorous memoir of army life by the naturalized American citizen Bemelmans (1898-1962) who was in the U.S. Army during the First World War.

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4.
Breger, Pvt. Dave, Illustrated by: Breger, Dave  
Private Breger His Adventures in an Army Camp

Publisher: Rand McNally & Company Chicago, IL 1943.
unpaginated, blu-green-brown-white-red color illustrated wraps w/brown plastic comb binding. Collection of cartoons depicting army life. some rubbing to corners and edges and some insect depredation chipping on the rear cover corners and last couple of pages. 5th Printing No Jacket Soft Cover w/plastic Comb Good 8vo - Over 8" - 9" Tall

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5.
Brinkley, William, 1917-1993.  
Don't Go Near the Water.

Publisher: Random House, NY [1956]. 'Fifth Printing'; Book club edition.
373 p. "The side-splitting story of an intrepid task force of dedicated naval officers who made almost everything but sea duty!" Dj chipped, torn, ink owner name; good+. Stock#24475.

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6.
Campbell, E. Simms.  
Cuties in Arms and More Cuties in Arms (2 books).

Publisher: Philadelphia: David McKay, 1942, 1943..
No Edition Indicated Two books, squarish hardback 16mos, about 7.25 inches tall, in pictorial paper covered boards. Unpaginated, about 100 pages each. Two collections of wartime cartoon panels depicting a light look at soldiers with famously shapely women. Simms, an African American artist, published his cartoons of white people in several popular magazines. These collections are fairly uncommon, especially in good condition with jackets. Both of these are just lightly extremity worn. Each with the previous owner's name (including his service number) on the front endpaper. The jackets are are modestly rubbed. The spine of the first one is a little darkened. Each have a little tearing and chipping at spine ends. Hardcover Hardcover Two books, both Very good in Very good dustjackets

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7.
Chidsey, Alan Lake, Illustrated by: Fitts, F. Moylan  
Heintz
 Picture
Publisher: Southern Publishers, 1945 Kingsport, TN.
Book. Book condition: Good. No Jacket. Hardcover Signed by both Author and Illustrator 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Inscribed on front endpaper: "For 'General' Spruit / With the / affectionate / regards of the / 'illustrator' - / Moylan / and the best wishes / of the author / Alan Lake Chidsey / Pentagon / 21 June 45." This is a humorous novel of Heintz, an American citizen trying to get a commission in the Army Quartermaster Corps during World War II. Very nicely illustrated with sketches by Moylan Fitts. 155 pages. Book is in GOOD condition; spotting to cover. No dust jacket.

Appr.: | AUD 21.51 CAD 21.74 EUR 14.93 GBP 11.94 JPY 2,000.00 MXN 250.00 ZAR 215.05 

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8.
Hargrove, Marion  
See Here, Private Hargrove

Publisher: New York: Pocket Books, 1943 1st ed. thus after the Holt ed..
166pp. + ads. paperback: near Fine. A very nice collectible copy of this vintage paperback by the American writer Hargrove (1919-2003). The popular novel was made into a movie the next year.

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Purchase direct from: Auldfarran Books, IOBA. Item number: 6442.
    
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9.
Hargrove, Marion  
See Here, Private Hargrove

Publisher: New York: Reader's League of America, c1942 reprint..
164pp. + ads. paperback: Good [text is age browned; else a complete & tight copy] This humorous wartime novel by American writer Hargrove (1919-2003) was made into a movie in 1944.

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Purchase direct from: Auldfarran Books, IOBA. Item number: 11657.
    
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10.
Hay, Ian.  
FIRST HUNDRED THOUSAND: Being the Unofficial Chronicle of a Unit of K(1).
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Publisher: Edinburgh/London: Wm. Blackwood 1915..
First Edition. Fictionalized account of Kitchener's Army in World War I. 342p: colour frontispiece; 19cm. 415g. Good (spine faded, light stain rear cover, name free-front endpaper, paper edges darkened otherwise clean and sound). No dustjacket. Blue cloth hardcover, gilt. Book condition: Good. Jacket condition: no dj.

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11.
Hoff, Syd  
Mom, I'm Home!

Publisher: Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran, 1945 1st ed..
unpaginated cloth sm 4to: Very Good/no dj. The prolific American cartoonist/writer Syd Hoff (1912-2004) said: "The author is bitterly ungrateful to World War II for the ideas in this book."

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Purchase direct from: Auldfarran Books, IOBA. Item number: 523.
    
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12.
Kendall, Park w/illus. by Politzer  
Gone with the Draft: Love Letters of a Trainee

Publisher: New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1941..
105pp. illus. brown cloth sm 8vo w/red titles: about Good/no dj [text is age browned & brittle owing to poor quality wartime paper; else a complete & tight copy] Includes a War Dictionary of Army Slang as a glossary.

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Purchase direct from: Auldfarran Books, IOBA. Item number: 213.
    
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13.
Mack, Charles E.  
Two Black Crows in the A.E.F.

Publisher: Published by Bobbs Merrill Indianapolis, Indiana.
CR 1928 with 340 pages. Orange covers with black lettering, all good+. Mack and Moran portrayed Willie & Amos on vaudeville. About stereotyped African-Americans in World War II. Humorous fiction. Some text in dialect. History, Americana, Miscellaneous.Humor, WWII, African-Americans. Hard Cover

Appr.: | AUD 40.86 CAD 41.30 EUR 28.36 GBP 22.69 JPY 3,800.00 MXN 475.00 ZAR 408.60 

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14.
Mauldin, Bill, Illustrated by: Mauldin, Bill  
Back Home

Publisher: Wm Sloane Associates, Inc. New York, NY 1947.
315 pp, quarterbound w/green boards w/black cloth covered spine w/wht lettering, dj black-wht w/Bill Mauldin's name written in lines for pattern on dj, photo of author on back. Bill Mauldin discovered the postwar world. He lampooned the kinds of things most decent people hate but don't do much about. dj chipped at the corners and along top edge. Fair Hard Cover Very Good 8vo - over 8" - 9" Tall Octavo

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15.
Mauldin, Bill, Illustrated by: Mauldin, Bill  
Back Home

Publisher: Wm Sloane Associates, Inc. New York, NY 1947.
315 pp, quarterbound w/grey boards w/black cloth covered spine w/wht lettering. Bill Mauldin discovered the postwar world. He lampooned the kinds of things most decent people hate but don't do much about. some corner wear, prev owner's name on RPD, slight soiling to the book. No Jacket Hard Cover Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Appr.: | AUD 8.18 CAD 8.27 EUR 5.68 GBP 4.54 JPY 761.00 MXN 95.13 ZAR 81.83 

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16.
Milligan, Spike edited by Jack Hobbs  
Mussolini: His Part in My Downfall

Publisher: Harmondsworth, UK: Penguin, 1984 reprint..
288pp. illus. paperback: Fine [text is age browned owing to usual Penguin paper quality; else an otherwise unflawed copy] A fourth volume of war memoirs by the English humorist Milligan (1918-2002).

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17.
Milligan, Spike edited by Jack Hobbs  
Rommel? Gunner Who? A Confrontation in the Desert

Publisher: Harmondsworth, UK: Penguin, 1976 1st ed. thus..
208pp. illus. paperback: near Very Good [spine creases; else nrVG] Curiously, this edition is bound in much higher quality paper than generally used by Penguin (no browning or foxing) but, ironically, this better paper creates a heavier text block and therefore a more potentially fragile binding, so that even though this copy is tight it must be read carefully.

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18.
Sack, John w/illus. by Leo Hershfield  
From Here to Shimbashi

Publisher: New York: Harper, 1955 1st ed..
214pp. illus. hardback 8vo: Very Good in a Good dj [touch of age browning of endpp.; very light rubs @ spine ends; else VG; dj = few edge chips & tears; some spine chipping; some age darkening of yellow paper; else G] A book akin to “Up Front,” “Dere Mable,” “No Time for Sergeants,” et al. , by the American journalist and war correspondent Sack (1930-2000).

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19.
St. George, Thomas Illustrator: Illustrated by Author  
C/O POSTMASTER

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell New York 1943.
Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Edges bumped. Previous owner's name; Drawings; 194 pages

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20.
St. George, Thomas Illustrator: Illustrated by Author  
C/O POSTMASTER

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell New York 1944.
Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Previous owner's name. ; Drawings; 194 pages

Appr.: | AUD 8.60 CAD 8.70 EUR 5.97 GBP 4.78 JPY 800.00 MXN 100.00 ZAR 86.02 

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21.
St. George, Thomas R.  
c/o Postmaster
 Picture
Publisher: NY, Crowell [1943].
194 p., illus. Describes the life of the American soldier in Australia. Stock#100041. Good/ dj scuffed, torn, worn; bottom gutter inconspicuously waterstained throughout; ink owner name.

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22.
St. George, Thomas R. (Richard), 1919-  
c/o Postmaster
 Picture
Publisher: NY, Thomas Y. Crowell Co. [1943].
xi, 194 p., illus.; 21 cm. "A humorous history of the 32nd Division from the time of their embarkation until they left Australia for New Guinea in World War II." A best seller for American readers who wanted assurance that the boys soldiering in Australia had not vanished into obscurity. Stock#46919. Vg, owner signature / dj good+.

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23.
Streeter, Edward 1891-1976. Breck, G. William  
Dere Mable: Love Letters of a Rookie by Edward Streeter, 27th (N.Y.) Division
 Picture
Publisher: NY, Frederick A. Stokes Co. [1919, ©1918].
vi, 61, [1] p., front., plates; 20 cm. Title continues: with 35 illustrations in black-and-white by G. William Breck ("Bill Breck") 27th (N.Y.) division. 16th printing. Stock#46802. Vg, owner stamp on inner front cover / pictorial boards.

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24.
Streeter, Edward, 1891-1976. Breck, Bill (G. William), illustrator.  
'That's Me All Over, Mable'.

Publisher: NY, Frederick A. Stokes [c1919]. fifth printing.
69, [4] p., illus.; 19 cm. 'With 25 Illustrations in Black-and-White by Corp. G. William Breck ('Bill Breck'), 27th (N.Y.) Division'. Artillery practice in the Army. Pictorial covers stamped in red & brown; worn; good. stock#28533x.

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