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90407
Ratcliffe, Sophie (ed.)
P.G. Wodehouse A Life in Letters
W.W. Norton & Co., New York NY, 2011.
Octavo; hardcover; 602pp. Dustwrapper. New. Remainder. " A scrupulously edited collection... The penultimate letter gives the recipe for Jeeve's celebrated morning-after restorative, but this relishable collection will work equally well." - Christopher Hirst
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$28
37355
Wodehouse, P.G.
The Adventures of Sally
Herbert Jenkins Ltd., London, 1923.
Second edition: octavo; hardcover, with decorated boards; 320pp. [312pp. + 8pp. of adverts]. Somewhat rolled; spine extremities softened; boards have some minor stains, spine lightly sunned; some marginal notes in pencil to the rear endpapers; text block edges spotted and toned; now professionally protected by a mylar guard. Lacks dustwrapper. Good.
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$45
37357
Wodehouse, P.G.
Big Money
Herbert Jenkins Ltd., London, 1931.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with board decorations; 320pp. [314pp. + 6pp. of adverts]. Very slightly rolled; retailer's bookplate on front pastedown; mild scattered foxing mainly to preliminaries; boards rubbed and spine faded; text block edges toned with some spotting; now protected by a mylar guard. Lacks dustwrapper. Very good.
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$65
37336
Wodehouse, P.G.
Bill the Conqueror - Colonial Edition His Invasion of England in the Springtime
Methuen & Co. Ltd., London, 1924.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with upper board titles; 296pp. Moderate wear; boards well-rubbed and marked with bumping to the edges; spine a little battered with softening to the extremities; corners bumped; text block edges toned with some spotting and a few marks; offset to the endpapers; joints split; mild scattered foxing throughout. Lacks dustwrapper. Good.
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$50
37342
Wodehouse, P.G.
Blandings Castle
Doubleday, Doran & Company Inc., New York, NY, USA, 1935.
First US edition: octavo; hardcover, with upper board decoration; 311pp., untrimmed, top edge dyed orange. Somewhat rolled; retailer's bookplate on front free endpaper; previous owner's embossed stamp on front free endpaper; previous owner's stamp on front pastedown, front free endpaper and rear pastedown; previous owner's pencil inscription on front free endpaper; boards well-rubbed; spine toned; mild corner-bumping and spine softening; very mild offset to endpapers. Lacks dustwrapper. Good to very good.
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$45
37299
Wodehouse, P.G.
Cocktail Time
Herbert Jenkins Ltd., London, 1958.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with a lower board decoration; 222pp. Minor offset to endpapers; text block edges toned and dusted. Dustwrapper lightly chipped at the spine panel extremities; a large chip out of the lower panel flap turn; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$60
37443
Wodehouse, P.G.
Company for Henry
Herbert Jenkins, London, 1967.
First edition: octavo; hardcover; 222pp. Minor wear; spotting to the text bock edges; previous owner's name in ink to the flyleaf; some very mild scattered foxing to the preliminaries. Dustwrapper very lightly edgeworn; remnants of an old price sticker to the spine panel heel; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good to near fine.
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$50
37372
Wodehouse, P.G.
Doctor Sally
Methuen & Co. Ltd., London, 1932.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with upper board titling; 164pp. [156pp. + 8pp. of adverts]. Lower board creased; mild offset to endpapers; some softening to the spine extremities and minor bumping to the bottom corners; text block edges toned; now protected by a mylar guard. Lacks dustwrapper. Very good.
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$65
37282
Wodehouse, P.G.
Full Moon
Herbert Jenkins Ltd., London, 1947.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with upper board title and lower board decoration; 252pp. Mild spotting to text block edges and preliminaries; previous owner's ink inscription to the front free endpaper. Dustwrapper shows mild edgewear and rubbing with some small tears; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive archival film and white paper backing. Very good.
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$80
37258
Wodehouse, P.G.
The Great Sermon Handicap Volume II: Illustrated by William Hewison
James H. Heineman Inc., New York, NY, USA, 1990.
First printing thus: octavo; hardcover, full leather binding with upper board title and decoration; 229pp., with many black & white line drawings. Fine in like dustwrapper, now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Short story in English and also given in Chaucerian English, Dutch, Flemish, Afrikaans, Frisian, German, Mittelhochdeutsch, Plattdeutsh, Luxemburgian, Yiddish, Swiss German and Phonetic English; by other translators.
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$45
37642
Wodehouse, P.G.
The Great Sermon Handicap
Hodder & Stoughton, London, nd (1933).
Rebound: duodecimo; hardcover, bound in red leather with a new cloth spine, upper board titles and decoration and marbled endpapers; 64pp. Boards well-rubbed; wear to edges; top corner of upper board bumped. Good.
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$120
37354
Wodehouse, P.G.
Heavy Weather
Herbert Jenkins Ltd., London, 1933.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling and board decorations; 320pp, [311pp. + 1 blank + 8pp. of adverts]. Slightly rolled; some corner-bumping and softening of the spine extremities; offset to endpapers; mild scattered foxing throughout; text block edges toned; rubbed boards, with a very small superficial split to front hinge. Lacks dustwrapper. Good only.
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$35
37325
Wodehouse, P.G.
Hot Water
Herbert Jenkins Ltd., London, 1932.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with board titles and decorations; 320pp. [312pp. + 8pp. of adverts]. Slightly rolled and shaken; offset to the endpapers; boards rubbed and spine sunned; text block edges toned. Lacks dustwrapper. Good.
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$60
37296
Wodehouse, P.G.
Ice in the Bedroom
Herbert Jenkins Ltd., London, 1961.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine-title and blind-stamped lower board decoration; 223pp. Previous owner's inked name on the front free endpaper; very mild offset to endpapers; text block edges toned and spotted. Price-clipped dustwrapper a little rubbed and foxed on the rear panel; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$50
37313
Wodehouse, P.G.
Jeeves
A.L. Burt Company, Publishers/George H. Doran Company, New York, NY, USA, 1923.
Second US edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine and upper board titling; 288pp. Rolled; gilt tarnished on spine; text block edges toned; previous owner's embossed label on half-title; page edges and endpapers lightly toned; now protected by a mylar guard. Lacks dustwrapper. Good.
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$65
37292
Wodehouse, P.G.
Jeeves in the Offing
Herbert Jenkins Ltd., London, 1960.
First edition, second state (with correct half-title): octavo; hardcover; 205pp. Moderate wear; some softening to the spine head; text block edges toned with some spotting; offset to the endpapers. Price-clipped dustwrapper is well-rubbed with some small chips from the spine panel extremities; minor edgewear; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$60
89859
Wodehouse, P.G.
Joy in the Morning
Herbert Jenkins, London, nd.
Second printing; hardcover, octavo; red boards with gilt upper board and spine titling; 256pp. Minor wear; offsetting to endpapers and browning to text block edges with some spotting; small tear on lower front hinge. Illustrated dustwrapper with missing segments on spine panel extremities and centre; insect damage along fore-edges as well as mild scraping; chipping at corners; creasing on lower rear corners; price-clipped. Good and now protected in archival film with white paper backing.
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$50
37306
Wodehouse, P.G.
Laughing Gas
Doubleday, Doran & Co, New York, NY, USA, 1936.
First US edition: octavo; hardcover, with decorated spine and upper board; 303pp. Slightly rolled; mild scattered foxing throughout; offset to endpapers; light wear to boards. Repaired with new endpapers. Dustwrapper quite faded with wear and some chipping to the spine panel extremities and flap turns; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film and white paper backing. Good.
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$120
37286
Wodehouse, P.G.
Laughing Gas
Herbert Jenkins Ltd., London, 1936.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with upper board title and lower board decoration; 319pp. [311pp. + 8pp. of adverts], top edge dyed red. Light toning to text block edges; water damage to edge of rear board with resultant discolouration. Later issue dustwrapper quite worn with creasing and chipping; now professionally protected by non-adhesive wrap. Very good.
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$180
37339
Wodehouse, P.G.
The Little Nugget
Methuen & Co. Ltd., London, 1931.
Reprint, fourteenth edition: octavo; hardcover, with upper board title; 220pp., untrimmed. Spine lightly faded, extremities softened; bumps to corners and fore-edge of lower board; light offset to endpapers; text block edges toned and mildly spotted. Dustwrapper well-rubbed; spine panel faded with some chipping to the extremities; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive archival film and white paper backing. Very good.
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$70
37319
Wodehouse, P.G.
Love among the Chickens
Herbert Jenkins Ltd., London, 1921 (so dated).
First edition thus: octavo; hardcover, with upper board titling and lower board decoration; 256pp. Slightly rolled; moisture damage to boards, along with minor wear and fading to the spine; previous owner's name on front pastedown; offset to endpapers; hinges tender; bumped corners and softening to the spine extremities. Dustwrapper well-rubbed and stained; spine panel chipped and sunned; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Good. As P.G. Wodehouse says in his introduction to this edition, "There was some pretty bad work in it [the first 1906 release], and it had 'dated'..."; therefore, he has completely re-written it for the present edition.
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$80
37326
Wodehouse, P.G.
Mr Mulliner Speaking
Herbert Jenkins Ltd., London, 1929.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with upper board title and lower board decoration; 320pp. Boards are heavily moisture-stained; offset to endpapers; text block edges toned and spotted. Later edition dustwrapper heavily edgeworn and missing large sections of the spine panel; well-rubbed and creased; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Good.
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$110
89862
Wodehouse, P.G.
Mr Mulliner Speaking
Herbert Jenkins, London, 1929.
Ninth printing; hardcover, octavo; orange boards with black upper board and spine titling; 320pp. Minor wear; wear to board edges and corners with fraying and tiny tears on spine panel extremities with mild discolouration; toned text block edges with some spotting. Illustrated dustwrapper with missing segments on spine panel extremities, a few small tears, chipping at corners and wear to edges; not price-clipped and rear panel especially rubbed. Very good and now protected in archival film with white paper backing.
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$60
37349
Wodehouse, P.G.
Mulliner Nights
Herbert Jenkins Ltd., London, nd.
Second printing: octavo; hardcover, with upper board title and lower board decoration; 320pp. [312pp + 8pp. of adverts]. Very slightly rolled; offset to endpapers and mild scattered foxing to the preliminaries; previous owner's ink inscription to front free endpaper; toning and spotting to the text block edges; boards rubbed and lightly stained with some softening to the spine extremities. Facsimile dustwrapper, now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$80
89861
Wodehouse, P.G.
Mulliner Nights
Herbert Jenkins, London, nd.
Fifth printing; hardcover, octavo; red boards with black upper board and spine titling; 312pp. Owner's name and name stamp at rear. Minor wear; endpaper removed; offsetting to half-title with faint scattered spotting on title page; browning to text block edges with some spotting. Illustrated dustwrapper with missing segments on spine panel extremities, creasing and small scrapes; a few small tears, chipping at corners and wear to edges; not price-clipped. Good to very good and now protected in archival film with white paper backing.
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$60
37244
Wodehouse, P.G.
Pearls, Girls and Monty Bodkin
Barrie & Jenkins, London, 1972.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling; 192pp. Very slightly rolled; text block edges lightly spotted and toned; mild offset to the endpapers. Price-clipped dustwrapper mildly rubbed and worn; lightly discoloured at edges with small tear to head of spine panel (now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film and white paper backing).
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$40
37317
Wodehouse, P.G.
Piccadilly Jim
Herbert Jenkins Ltd., London, 1930.
19th printing: octavo; hardcover, with board decorations and titles; 316pp. Slightly cocked; offset to endpapers; board edges well rubbed; softening to spine extremities; text block edges toned and dusted. Dustwrapper has large pieces missing, along the bottom of the upper panel and the head and tail of the spine panel; well-rubbed with edgewear and creasing; now backed with archival quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Good.
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$40
37322
Wodehouse, P.G.
A Prefect's Uncle
Adam & Charles Black, London, 1903.
First edition, 'correct' with no terminal ads: octavo; hardcover, illustrated cloth with gilt titling; 264pp., with a monochrome frontispiece and 7 plates likewise by R. Noel Pocock. Somewhat rolled; spine extremities softened; front free endpaper replaced; offset to original endpapers; erased heavy pencil scribbling by a young person has left heavy scoring on the preliminaries; text block edges toned; several plates have come loose but are still extant; boards now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive mylar film. No dustwrapper. Good to very good.
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$1800
37238
Wodehouse, P.G.
A Prince For Hire With an introduction and notes by Tony Ring
Galahad Books, London, 2003.
Octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine title and marbled endpapers; 171pp. [169pp. + 2pp. of adverts], with many monochrome illustrations. Fine with dustwrapper in like condition (now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film). Even though "A Prince for Hire" is not vintage Wodehouse, it is the only demonstration that we have of P.G. Wodehouse's attempt to revitalise earlier novels. The book was probably dashed off to fulfil a contract for a serial while he was in Hollywood. Its status as an adaptation is evident, although it incorporates glimpses of his mature style, and it stands as the only novel he substantially rewrote twenty years after its original appearance. Accordingly, "A Prince for Hire", is an essential book for all Wodehouse collectors. This is one of only 200 copies printed in this format. Publisher's order form laid in.
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$150
37329
Wodehouse, P.G.
Psmith, Journalist
A & C Black Ltd., London, (October) 1923.
Reprint: octavo; hardcover, with upper board decoration and title; 247pp. Spine sunned; offset to endpapers; light scattered foxing to the preliminaries; text block edges toned and spotted. Lacks dustwrapper. Very good.
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$45
37285
Wodehouse, P.G.
Quick Service
Herbert Jenkins Ltd., London, 1940.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling and blind-stamped lower board; 256pp. [252pp. + 4pp. of adverts], top edge dyed red. Slightly rolled; softening of the spine extremities; minor wear and corner-bumping to the boards; offset to the endpapers; toning and spotting to the text block edges. Original dustwrapper is chipped at the spine panel edges and flap-turns, with old tape stains to the verso; minor loss to text; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive film. Good.
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$150
200031
Wodehouse, P.G.
Right Ho, Jeeves
Herbert Jenkins, London, nd.
Fifth printing: octavo; hardcover, with upper board title and lower board decoration; 312pp. (plus 8pp. of adverts). Moderate wear; rolled; spine extremities softened; a few minor marks to the boards; lower corners lightly bumped; text block edges toned and top edge dusted; offset to the endpapers; retailer's bookplate to the flyleaf; scattered foxing, mainly to the preliminaries. Price-clipped dustwrapper is rubbed and edgeworn; scraped along the hinges and flap-turns; some crude tape repairs to the lower panel; large chips to the spine panel head and the top edge of the upper panel with associated creasing; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Good.
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$130
37360
Wodehouse, P.G.
Sam the Sudden
Methuen & Co. Ltd, London, 1925.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with upper board title; 256pp. [248pp. + 8pp. of adverts]. Very slightly rolled; boards well-rubbed and stained; softening to the spine extremities; retailer's bookplate to the rear pastedown; offset to the endpapers; mild scattered foxing to the preliminaries; text block edges tones spotted and dusted; now protected by a mylar guard. Lacks dustwrapper. Good.
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$45
37273
Wodehouse, P.G.
Service with a Smile
Herbert Jenkins, London, 1961.
First edition. Blue boards. Hardcover, octavo, 192pp. Faint offsetting to endpapers; spotting to text block edges; else near fine in dustwrapper a little worn at edges with lightly foxed rear panel (now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive archival film and white paper backing). Price-clipped.
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$50
37328
Wodehouse, P.G.
Something Fresh
Methuen & Co. Ltd., London, 1925.
Tenth edition: octavo; hardcover, with upper board titling; 252pp. [242pp. + 8pp. of adverts + 2 blank]. Minor offset to the endpapers; text block edges toned and lighty spotted, upper edge dusted; mild softening to the spine extremities; previous owner's ink inscription on front pastedown. Facsimile dustwrapper professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$50
37297
Wodehouse, P.G.
Summer Moonshine
Herbert Jenkins Ltd., London, 1938.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with upper board title and lower board decoration; 320pp. [312pp. + 8pp. of adverts], top edge dyed red. Shaken; a bump to the spine head; offset to the endpapers; mild spotting to the text block edges. Lacks dustwrapper. Very good.
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$65
89858
Wodehouse, P.G.
Thank You, Jeeves
Herbert Jenkins, London, nd.
Sixth printing; hardcover, octavo; red boards with black upper board and spine titling; 312pp. Minor wear; browning to text block edges with some spotting to upper edges. Illustrated dustwrapper with missing segments on spine panel extremities and upper and lower rear edge and corners; multiple creases, chipping and small scrapes to edges and fore-edges; rubbing. Very good in fair to good dustwrapper and now protected in archival film with white paper backing.
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$80
37242
Wodehouse, P.G.
Uncle Fred in the Springtime
Herbert Jenkins Ltd., London, 1939.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with blind-stamped spine titles and lower board decoration; 315pp. [311pp. + 4pp. of adverts], top edge dyed red. Slightly rolled; previous owner's ink inscription on front free endpaper; light scattered foxing throughout, mainly to preliminaries; offset to endpapers; a 5cm tear to the bottom of page 145; moderate wear to board edges and some light bumping. Second edition dustwrapper with some edge wear and a few light creases only; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive archival film and white paper backing. Good.
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$200
33774
Wodehouse, P.G.
The White Feather
A. & C. Black Ltd., London, 1930.
Reprint: octavo; hardcover, red cloth with upper board titling and decoration; 284pp., with coloured frontispiece. Slightly rolled; very light scattered foxing to the preliminaries; some mild offset to the endpapers; award bookplate tipped in to the front free endpaper; text block edges are toned with some foxing and stains to the top edge; spine tail and head softened slightly. Lacks dustwrapper. Very good, else.
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$35
37253
Wodehouse, P.G., & Scott Meredith (eds.)
The Week-End Book of Humour
Herbert Jenkins Ltd., London, 1954.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling and blind-stamped lower board decoration; 223pp., with many black & white cartoons throughout. Mild offset to endpapers; retailer's bookplate to front pastedown; text block edges mildly toned and spotted; spine head bumped and tail sunned. Price-clipped dustwrapper well-rubbed with chips to the upper flap-turn, mild edgewear, and sunning to the spine panel; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive film. Very good. Introduction and story by Wodehouse.
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$32
37335
Wodehouse, P.G. (T.M.R. Whitwell, illus.)
The Gold Bat
Adam & Charles Black, London, 1904.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, decorated cloth; 279pp. [277pp. + 2pp. of adverts], with 7 monochrome plates. Rebound in the original boards with new endpapers: half-title and frontispiece missing; light tape marks to inside edges of initial pages; three of the illustrations have pen tracing around figures in the picture, a figure 8 is drawn on another page. Although there are some marks and edge wear, the pages are generally good, bar some light foxing. The original boards are very good with only minor bumping and edge wear, the decorations lightly worn but bright; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. A good copy of a very early title in the oeuvre.
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$800