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WODEHOUSE, P.G. (Sir Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975 : SUMMER MOONSHINE.

WODEHOUSE, P.G. (Sir Pelham Grenville), 1881-1975 : SUMMER MOONSHINE.

London : Herbert Jenkins, (1938). First British edition. Impecunious baronet, hideous house, rich potential buyer, breach of promise, etc. For reasons to do with serialisation, the book first appeared four months earlier in the USA.
Crown 8vo (19cm). (312),[viii]pp. Original red cloth, blocked and lettered in black; top edge pink; a few minor marks; light spotting of edges; mild tanning of endpapers, but a very good, bright and unworn 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 : 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 Bassett.
Crown 8vo (20cm). 246,[ii]pp. Original orange cloth, ruled, blocked and lettered in black; a very good, bright and clean copy in the pictorial Frank Ford dust-jacket – the jacket with just minor wear at extremities, but also very good.

£200

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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 : 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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