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PG Wodehouse first editions

Browse our fine collection of PG Wodehouse First Editions and rare books including Jeeves, The Prince and Betty and The Intrusion of Jimmy.

 

The English born P.G. Wodehouse, in full Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, was a comic novelist, short-story writer, lyricist, and playwright, and known as the creator of Jeeves, the supreme “gentleman’s gentleman" that satirised the English aristocracy through vivid, far-fetched imagery and in slang.  Whatever the publication dates of his books, Wodehouse’s English social atmosphere is of the late Edwardian era. 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. First edition, first issue (without advertisements or date to title verso); 8vo; half-title, frontispiece and 11 plates by T.M.R. Whitwell, device to title, some scattered foxing, heavier to preliminary leaves, three short closed tears to plate opposite p164, plate reattached opposite p200, toning to endpapers, small ink name to head of front free endpaper; publisher's green cloth with with cricketing scene in white, black and red to upper cover and spine, with title in gilt to spine, spine slightly dulled, some minor rubbing and bumping to extremities with small closed tear to cloth at head of spine.

    £1,400
  2. First UK Edition, first impression; 8vo; publisher's red cloth, titles to upper board and spine in black, top edge stained red, pictorial dust-jacket, lightly frayed with trivial loss at corners but overall a superb copy.

    £1,250
  3. First edition, first issue (without advertisements or date to title verso); 8vo; half-title, frontispiece and 11 plates by T.M.R. Whitwell, device to title, some minor toning and oxidising, usual toning to endpapers, contemporary lending library label & stamp to front pastedown; publisher's green cloth with with cricket scene in white, black and red to upper cover and spine, with title in gilt to spine, spine slightly dulled, some minor rubbing and bumping to extremities with small closed tear to cloth at head of spine.

    £1,500
 

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