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Title:
Bizarre books
Author:
Ash, Russell.
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Edition:
[Revised and updated edition].
Publication Information:
London : Pavilion, 1998.
Physical Description:
224 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781862051027
Format :
Book

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Summary

Ash and Lake have left no stone unturned in their quest for these books and have found titles such as ''H ow to become a schizophrenic'', and books written by such lum inaries such as A. Clot, Cecil Nutter and Solomon Slack. '


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Excerpts

Chapter One THEY DIDN'T REALLY MEAN IT Unintentional double-entendre titles Women on the Job Judith Buber Agassi Lexington, Mass.: Lexington Books, 1979 A lively account of the activities of professional women. The Resistance of Piles to Penetration Russell V. Allin Spon, 1935 An important treatise on a common problem. Games You Can Play with Your Pussy Ira Alterman Watertown, Mass.: Ivory Tower Pub. Co., 1985 American Bottom Archaeology Charles John Bareis and James Warren Porter Chicago, Ill.: University of Illinois Press, 1983 How It Was Done at Stow School Anon. Hamilton Adams, 2nd edition, 1888 The author did not like the way it was done at all. The Boy Fancier Frank Townend Barton Routledge; New York: E. P. Dutton, 1912 Tips on caring for domestic pets. Enter Ye In James Sidlow Baxter Edinburgh: Marshall, Morgan and Scott, 1939 And after twenty-one years: Going Deeper Edinburgh: Marshall, Morgan and Scott, 1960 Couplings to the Khyber Percy Stuart Attwood Berridge Newton Abbot: David and Charles, 1969 Riveting tales of the railways. "Green Balls". The Adventures of a Night Bomber Paul Bewsher Edinburgh: W. Blackwood and Sons, 1919 The Last Agony of the Great Bore F.W. Bird Boston, Mass.: Dutton, 1868 On the drilling of the Hoosac Tunnel. The Saddle of Queens Lida Louise Bloodgood J.A. Allen, 1959 Enid Blyton's Gay Story Book Enid Blyton Hodder and Stoughton, 1946 An unusual selection by the queen of storytellers. The stories include: The Three Sailors Let's Play Worms Dame Poke-Around That Tiresome Brownie Persevering Dick Mary D. R. Boyd Philadelphia, Pa.: Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1867 Richard's dogged determination does not go unrewarded. Ball Punching Tom Carpenter Athletic Publications, 1923 'World's Champion All-round Ball-Puncher' -- but then balls usually are round, aren't they? Where to Say No Rose Terry Cooke Gall and Inglis, 1887 Miss Cooke lays down the law. The Garden of Ignorance. The Experiences of a Woman in a Garden Marion Cran Herbert Jenkins, 1913 The author leads us up the garden path in this down to earth series: The Garden of Experience Herbert Jenkins, 1922 The Joy of the Ground Herbert Jenkins, 1928 The Lusty Pal Herbert Jenkins, 1930 The Story of my Ruin Herbert Jenkins, 1924 Flashes from the Welsh Pulpit J. Gwnoro Davies (ed.) Hodder and Stoughton, 1889 '... it is to be hoped that these Flashes have retained sufficient heat to warm some Christian's heart.' Penetrating Wagner's Ring John L. Di Gaetanao New York: Da Capo, 1978 An in-depth study of the great composer's Meisterwerk . The Pansy Books Ida M. Loder Donisthorpe G. Routledge, 1887-90 ( 27 vols ) A comprehensive library of pansiana. Men Who Have Risen: A Book for Boys Charles Altamont Doyle (illustrator) J. S. Virtue, 1859 Fishing for Boys J. H. Elliott Harrap, 1961 Chaps and Short Pants Herbert Farris G. G. Swan, 1946 Vince the Rebel; or, Sanctuary in the Bog G. Manville Fenn Chambers, 1897 Law Relating to Carriage of Goods by Sea in a Nutshell Marston Garsia Sweet and Maxwell, 2nd edition, 1925 Erections on Allotments George W. Giles and Fred M. Osborn Central Allotments Committee, n.d. Whippings and Lashings The Girl Guides Association, 1977 The anonymous author of this little gem (in both senses -- it measures just 3 inches by 2.5 inches) offers some sound advice: 'Always use ropes or cord of suitable thickness', and 'Do not fumble or use fancy methods'. A copy in the authors' collection has been annotated by a previous owner, with the codes '• = I can do it', and 'X = I can't do it'. Cocktugs. A Short History of the Liverpool Screw Towing Company W. B. Hallam Liverpool: Printed by James Birchall and Sons, 1963 The Romance of Three Bachelors Helen Harding New York: n.p., c.1895 Kept for the Master's Use F. R. Havergal J. Nisbet, 1879 Making It in Leather M. Vincent Hayes New York: Drake, 1972; Newton Abbot: David and Charles, 1973 A how-to book for devotees of this specialised handicraft. Warfare in the Enemy's Rear O. Heilbrunn Allen and Unwin, 1963 Handbook for the Limbless Geoffrey Howson (ed.) Disabled Society, 1922 With a foreword by John Galsworthy. The Nature and Tendency of Balls, Seriously and Candidly Considered in Two Sermons Jacob Ide Dedham, 1818 The Chronicles of the Crutch Blanchard Jerrold William Tinsley, 1860 The Tory Lover Sarah Jewett Smith, Elder, 1901 Suggestive Thoughts for Busy Workers J. Osborne Keen Bible Christian Book Room, 1883 Fanny's First; or, Tender Trifles W. Brown Kitchiner n.p., 1829 The Big Problem of Small Organs Alan T. Kitley Colchester: The Author, 1966 A key difficulty solved in a noteworthy book. 'Having spent ten years devising schemes for the small organ I reluctantly decided that "there ain't no such animal", as a famous cowboy once said.' Mr Kitley then went away and wrote a book on it. Explorations at Sodom Melvin Grove Kyle Religious Tract Society, 1928 Archaeological secrets uncovered. Memorable Balls James Laver Derek Verschoyle, 1954 The eminent art historian recalls some fashionable Society entertainments. Briefs Calmly Considered 'A Layman' York: A. Barclay, 1826 The anonymous author is unaroused by his subject. Shifts and Expedients of Camp Life William Barry Lord and Thomas Baines Horace Cox, 1871 The Midnight Cry; or, Signs in the Church of the Bridegroom's Second Coming Rev. J. Lowes Carlisle: n.p., 1800 A Sermon: 'Fire from Heaven ... has burnt up our natural heavens of joy and delight in the flesh.' Joyful Lays Rev. R. Lowry and W. Howard Doane New York and Chicago: Biglow and Main, 1886 Queer Doings in the Navy Asa M. Mattice Cambridge, Mass.: Line Officers' Association, 1896 School Experiences of a Fag at a Private and a Public School George Melly Smith, Elder, 1854 Little Lays for Little Lips Helen J. A. Miles (illustrator) William Wells Gardner, 3rd edition, 1875 Featuring 'The Foolish Chicken'. Motor Cycles in a Nutshell Swinfen Bramley Moore P. Lund Humphries, 1923 Mr Moore was also the author of several other 'In a Nutshell' books including map-reading -- a skill which he clearly lost when he wrote Our Present Position: What About It? (S. W. Partridge, 1922). The Fags, and other Poems William Moore Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner, 1912 British Tits Christopher Perrins Collins, 1979 A book to keep one abreast of ornithological knowledge. The Oldest Trade in the World, and Other Addresses for the Younger Folk George H. Morrison Oliphant, Anderson and Ferrier, 1898 A title in the Golden Nails series. Tinklings from the Sheepfolds Matthias Pearson (pseudonym of John William Fletcher) Simpkin, Marshall and Co., 1871 The author of Flirtation; or, The Way into the Wilderness (Robert Theobald, 1854) provides some interesting thoughts. A Love Passage Lady Harriet Phillimore Christian Knowledge Society, 1908 Scouts in Bondage Geoffrey Prout Aldine Publishing Co., 1930 'Hurrah!' A Bit of Loving Talk with Soldiers Samuel Gillespie Prout James Nisbet and Co., 1881 What Was Said in the Woods Gustav zu Putlitz Longman, Brown, 1851 Report of the Committee on Relations with Junior Members Oxford: Oxford University Gazette, 1963 Shag the Caribou C. Bernard Rutley Macmillan, 1949 In the same series as Peeko the Beaver , and not to be confused with: The Romance of the Newfoundland Caribou Arthur Radclyffe Dugmore William Heinemann, 1913 or Shag: Last of the Plains Buffalo Robert M. McClung New York: Morrow, 1960 or even Shag: The Story of a Dog Thomas Clark Hinkle Arrowsmith, 1932 Camping Among Cannibals Alfred St Johnston Macmillan, 1883 Dangerous exploits by an eccentric explorer. The Comings of Cousin Ann Emma Speed Sampson Chicago, Ill.: Reilly and Lee Co., 1923 A French Letter Writing Guide D. Sephton Wicklewood: Primrose, 1980 Under Two Queens John Huntley Skrine Macmillan, 1884 The Scrubber Strategy Robert T. Stafford New York: Harper and Row, 1982 Fifty Years with the Rod John Stirling Philip Allan, 1929 An exhausting half-century described by the President of the Scottish Anglers' Association. Betty Hyde's Lovers; or, The Household Brigade Ralph Stone n.p., c. 1890 Invisible Dick Frank Topham D. C. Thomson and Co., 1926 '"Jeehosphat! What a disgraceful scene!" said Dick Brett, doing a series of physical jerks behind a bush, as he began to grow into visibility.' The Hooker's Art Jessie A. Turbayne Atglen, Pa.: Schiffer, 1993 Keeping your Tools Tiptop Thomas Umpleby Detroit, Mich.: The Author, 1954 The Gay Boys of Old Yale! John Denison Vose New Haven, Conn.: Hunter and Co., c.1869 Carefree varsity days recalled. The Big Book of Busts John L. Watson San Francisco, Ca.: Hypermodern Press, 1994 A chess -- rather than chest -- book. Organ Building for Amateurs Mark Wicks Ward Lock, 1887 A do-it-yourself guide to bigger and better organs. Girls of the Pansy Patrol May Wynne Aldine Publishing Co., 1931 May Wynne was the pseudonym of Mabel Winifred Knowles, the author of over 200 girls' stories, including Jill the Hostage (Pearson, 1925) -- a perfect partner for Geoffrey Prout's Scouts in Bondage (see page 17). Eternal Wind Sergei Zhemaeitis Moscow: MIR, 1975 Copyright © 1998 Pavilion Books Limited. All rights reserved.

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