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WODEHOUSE, P.G. (Sir Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975 : EGGS, BEANS AND CRUMPETS.

WODEHOUSE, P.G. (Sir Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975 : EGGS, BEANS AND CRUMPETS.

London : Herbert Jenkins, (1940). First edition. A Drones Club collection of nine short stories – four Bingo Littles, two Mulliners, and three Ukridges.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 284,[iv]pp. Original orange cloth, blocked and lettered in black; some light wear; a few slight marks; endpapers a little tanned, but a good copy in the original dust-jacket – a lively design by Ian Fenwick (1909-1944) – the jacket lightly worn and slightly creased, with some minor repair at foot, but still overall very good. Neat contemporary (1941) ownership inscription.

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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 : 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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WODEHOUSE, P.G. (Sir Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975 : THE MATING SEASON.

WODEHOUSE, P.G. (Sir Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975 : THE MATING SEASON.

London : Herbert Jenkins, [1949]. First edition. The fifth Jeeves & Wooster novel – with the debut of Catsmeat Pirbright and the continuing saga of Gussie Fink-Nottle and Madeline Basset.
Crown 8vo (20cm). 246,[ii]pp. Original orange cloth, ruled, blocked and lettered in black; a very good, bright, and clean copy in the original pictorial dust-jacket in a design by Frank Ford (1906-1970) – the jacket with just minimal wear to the extremities, a few faint marks and slight scuffs, but still very good.

£200

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WODEHOUSE, P.G. (Sir Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975 : SOMETHING FISHY.

WODEHOUSE, P.G. (Sir Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975 : SOMETHING FISHY.

London : Herbert Jenkins, (1957). First edition. In the words of David A. Jasen, Wodehouse’s bibliographer – his “finest non-series novel”. Retired butler in a South London suburb decides to cash in on a secret – American billionaire, repulsive son, dotty lord, a brace of nieces, unpopular curator, unpleasant sculptor, and a bulldog. Later published in the USA as “The Butler Did It”.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (200)pp. Original red boards, lettered in black; a very good, bright, clean and sound copy in the original pictorial Sax dust-jacket – the jacket price-clipped by the publisher, with a revised price over-stamp, but also very good, bright and clean, with the merest hint of wear.

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WODEHOUSE, P.G. (Sir Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975 : SERVICE WITH A SMILE.

WODEHOUSE, P.G. (Sir Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975 : SERVICE WITH A SMILE.

London : Herbert Jenkins, (1962). First British edition : in the primary binding, lettered in gilt. “The morning sun shone down on Blandings Castle, and the various inmates of the ancestral home of Clarence, ninth Earl of Emsworth, their breakfasts digested, were occupying themselves in their various ways ...”.
Crown 8vo (20cm). 192pp. Original red boards, stamped in blind and lettered in gilt; a touch bruised; some spotting of edges and prelims, but a good copy in the dust-jacket – the jacket lightly used, with a couple of tiny nicks, and some slight discolouration to lower panel, but also very good.

£50

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WODEHOUSE, P.G. (Sir Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975 : STIFF UPPER LIP, JEEVES.

WODEHOUSE, P.G. (Sir Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975 : STIFF UPPER LIP, JEEVES.

London : Herbert Jenkins, (1963). First British edition. “It was the instinct of self-preservation transcending better judgement and personal inclination that sent Bertie Wooster hot foot to Totleigh Towers ...” – Jeeves, Wooster, Gussie Fink-Nottle, and Madeline Bassett – “moulder of men”.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (190),[ii]pp. Original red boards, blocked in blind on lower cover and lettered across spine in gilt; some light spotting of edges; tape-mark to front free endpaper; a few slight creases, but a very good copy in the original pictorial dust-jacket – price-clipped, slightly spotted on rear panel and with some minor edge-wear, but also very good. Small bookseller’s label of Samuel Lee & Co. of Warwick.

£125

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WODEHOUSE, P.G. (Sir Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975 : DO BUTLERS BURGLE BANKS?

WODEHOUSE, P.G. (Sir Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975 : DO BUTLERS BURGLE BANKS?

London : Herbert Jenkins, (1968). First British edition. Safe-crackers, butlers, bankers, a maiden aunt, a cook, policemen and public houses in the Vale of Evesham. Originally published in New York a few weeks earlier with a slightly different text.
Post 8vo (21cm). (190),[ii]pp. Original green boards, lettered in silver; a very good, bright, clean and sound copy indeed in the original Osbert Lancaster dust-jacket – the jacket also very good indeed – fresh, clean, and unworn.

£125

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WODEHOUSE, P.G. (Sir Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975 : MUCH OBLIGED, JEEVES.

WODEHOUSE, P.G. (Sir Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975 : MUCH OBLIGED, JEEVES.

London : Barrie & Jenkins, (1971). First edition. Jeeves, Wooster, Aunt Dahlia, Roderick Spode – and Madeline Bassett once more.
Post 8vo (21cm). (192)pp. Original navy boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; one small edge-spot, but a very good, bright, clean and sound copy in the Osbert Lancaster dust-jacket – the jacket also very good – clean, fresh and unworn.

£125

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