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WODEHOUSE, P.G. (Sir Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975 : THE CODE OF THE WOOSTERS.

WODEHOUSE, P.G. (Sir Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975 : THE CODE OF THE WOOSTERS.

London : Herbert Jenkins, (1938). First edition. “I reached out a hand from under the blankets, and rang the bell for Jeeves ...” – the third Jeeves and Wooster novel.
Crown 8vo (20cm). 312,[viii]pp. Original emerald cloth, blocked and lettered in black; spine very lightly marked; endpapers lightly tanned; a few slight spots; one leaf slightly frayed, but otherwise a very good copy.

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WODEHOUSE, P.G. (Sir Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975 : FULL MOON.

WODEHOUSE, P.G. (Sir Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975 : FULL MOON.

London : Herbert Jenkins, [1947]. First British edition. The sixth Blandings castle novel – with Veronica Wedge – “the dumbest beauty listed in the pages of Debrett”.
Crown 8vo (20cm). 252pp. Original orange cloth, blocked and lettered in black; some spotting of edges, but a very good copy in the dust-jacket – a Frank Ford design of bare-shouldered beauty simpering at bespectacled gent – price-clipped, lightly worn at extremities and with a couple of short repaired tears, but also very good. Connolly 81 (i). Jasen 65a. McIlvaine A66b.

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WODEHOUSE, P.G. (Sir Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975 : JOY IN THE MORNING.

WODEHOUSE, P.G. (Sir Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975 : JOY IN THE MORNING.

London : Herbert Jenkins, [1947]. First British edition. The fourth Jeeves & Wooster novel – with Florence Craye, Stilton Cheesewright, Zenobia Hopwood, Lord Worplesdon, Boko Fittleworth, and Edwin the Boy Scout.
Crown 8vo (20cm). 256pp. Original orange cloth, ruled, blocked and lettered in black; a touch of rubbing; a few minor signs of age and use; endpapers spotted, but overall a very good copy in the Frank Ford dust-jacket – just lightly rubbed and worn, with a few short nicks, but complete and still attractive.

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WODEHOUSE, P.G. (Sir Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975 : SPRING FEVER.

WODEHOUSE, P.G. (Sir Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975 : SPRING FEVER.

London : Herbert Jenkins, [1948]. First edition. A McGuffy Special loosens the tongue of the Earl of Shortlands – he needs the money to win his freedom, marry his cook and buy a pub. A tale of dictatorial daughter, cunning butler, reformed burglar, impersonation and more.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (256)pp. Original orange cloth, ruled, blocked and lettered in black; a hint of wear at foot; some spotting to edges and prelims, but otherwise a very good copy in the original pictorial Frank Ford dust-jacket – middle-aged man intrigued by saucer-eyed and cupid-lipped younger woman – price-clipped, a little marked and slightly sunned, with a couple of very short tears, but otherwise very good, with only some very light wear.

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