This is a collection of books by and about P. Wodehouse, English author and one of the most widely read humorists of the 20th century. It includes vintage first editions and first printings, collections of his writings, and several books about his writing. Thirteen volumes are stated first printings or first editions; others have dates that compare with first editions.Of particular note is The Brinkmanship of Galahad Threepwood for its rarity due to a shorter first run (read photo 12). Bill the Conqueror is from the private collection of noted eugenicist Charles M. Goethe of Sacramento, CA, listed as book #1395 on the flyleaf. This collection includes the following. PERIODICAL that includes a title story about collecting Wodehouse.
Firsts - Collecting Modern First Editions. Wodehouse: Portrait of a Master.
Newly Revised Edition, 1981 HC/VGC/DJ. Wodehouse (Praeger Publishers, 1971) DJ/VGC.
Enter Jeeves Fifteen Early Stories Edited by David A. Jasen (Dover Publication, 1997) PB/VGC. Five Complete Novels (Avenal Press, 1983) Return of Jeeves, Bertie Wooster Sees it Through, Spring Fever, The Butler Did It, The Old Reliable.
Mister Mulliner Speaking (Jenkins, 1929) Stated Seventh Printing, HC/AC/ no DJ cracked hinge. Nothing but Wodehouse Edited by Ogden Nash Garden City Publishing, 1927. HC/ no DJ/AC/lightly cracked hinge. HC/AC/DJ is worn with cracks, tears and chips, and sticks to the front board. The Weekend Wodehouse (Garden City: 1940) HC/HC/AC, cracked hinge, wear to cover at the top and bottom.Young Men in Spats a collection of short stories (Jenkins, 1936) Stated Second Printing HC/VGC/ no DJ. Yours, Plum The Letters of Wodehouse, ed. By Frances Donaldson James, H. Bill the Conqueror (Doran Company, 1924) Front indicates this is from the personal library of famed eugenicist Charles M.
The Improbable Story of Our Life in Musical Comedy with Pictures to Prove It by Wodehouse and Guy Bolton (Simon & Schuster, 1953) Stated First Printing HC/DJ/GC. The Brinksmanship of Galahad Threepwood (Simon & Schuster, 1964) Stated First Printing. Series: A Blandings Castle Novel. Cocktail Time (Simon & Schuster, 1958) Stated first printing, HC/GC/no DJ very light crack in front, ex-lib.
The Code of the Woosters (Collier by arrangement w/ Doubleday, Doran, 1938) HC/VGC/no DJ. The Code of the Woosters (Vintage Books, 1975) PB/VGC.
The Crime Wave at Blandings (The Book League of America, 1937) HC/VGC/no DJ/deckle edged. A Damsel in Distress A.
Burt Company/Doran, 1919 HC/GC/no DJ wear at head and tail of spine. (Simon & Schuster, 1968) Stated First Printing, DJ/GC/DJ. For large brown spot on flyleaf page. Fish Preferred (Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1929) Stated First Edition. 1947 stated First Printing HC/AC/staining on portions of front and back covers.The Girl in Blue (Simon & Schuster, 1971) stated first printing HC/VGC/no DJ. The Heart of a Goof (Pelican Books, 1986) PB/GC, foxing on cover. Heavy Weather (Blue Ribbon, 1938) Series: Blandings Castle, HC/AC/no DJ inscription, age-related darkening of pages, small chips on some pages. Burt Company, 1932 HC/no DJ/ GC for lightly cracked hinge.
How Right You Are Jeeves (Signet Book, 1966) Stated first printing. 1tear at base of cover in the back, tanned pages. Ice in the Bedroom (Herbert Jenkins, 1961) HC/no DJ/GC.If I Were You (Doubleday, 1931) Stated First Edition HC/no DJ/GC. The Indiscretions of Archie George H. Doran Company, 1921 First Printed as a Serial in Cosmopolitan HC/AC no DJ/ Cracked hinge. The Inimitable Jeeves (Penguin Books, 1953) PB/VGC.
Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit Perennial Library. Laughing Gas (Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1936) Stated First Edition HC/VGC/no DJ.Laughing Gas (Ballantine Books, 1977) Stated second printing PB/GC. Leave it to PSmith (Doran, 1924) Part of the Blandings Castle Series HC/VGC, no DJ. Leave it to PSmith (Vintage Books, 1975) First Vintage Books Edition PB/GC. Burt / Doran, 1920 HC/no DJ/AC, lightly cracked hinge, published later in the UK as Jill the Reckless. The Man Upstairs (Methuen, 1914) 1954 Reprint, HC/VGC, no DJ. A Pelican at Blandings Penguin. Picadilly Jim Grosset & Dunlap, 4. Edition, 1917 AC, cracked front hinge, name of prior owner, wear at top of spine. Picadilly Jim (Jenkins, 1918) stated 22. Printing, completing 250,000 copies. GC, mild crack at title page, no DJ. The Plot That Thickened (Simon & Schuster, 1973) dust jacket, full number line, VGC. Quick Service (Doubleday, Duran & Company, 1940) Stated First Edition HC/no DJ/VGC. Ring for Jeeves (Herbert Jenkins, first published in autograph edition, 1953) HC/DJ protected by mylar cover/AC, ex-lib with no outer markings, cracked hinge at front. Sam the Sudden (Methuen & Company, 1925) 11. Edition, 1936 (US Title: Sam in the Suburbs) HC/GC/no DJ/name in front, light foxing, wear along the spine.
Service with a Smile (Jenkins, 1962) Series: Blandings Castle and Uncle Fred. HC/GC/no DJ, wear along the spine. Spring Fever (Doubleday, 1948) Stated First Edition.
Pasted Commentary on paste down pages. Summer Moonshine (Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1938) HC/VGC/no DJ/inscription. Uncle Dynamite (Jenkins, 1948) Stated First Printing. HC/GC, no DJ, moisture related fading on front and back. Uncle Fred in the Springtime (Jenkins, autograph edition, 1962) GC/ DJ/ex.
Very Good, Jeeves (Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1930) Stated First Edition, dust jacket panels attached HC/GC. DIMENSIONS: 9.5 " tallest book (H) x 60.5" (TOTAL WIDTH) X 6.2 (D) greatest depth.
International Buyers - Please Note. In the item price ac. All proceeds go to the Sacramento Public Library.
Thank you for your consideration of this collection of P. Wodehouse Lot of 53 books by and about, with 1st eds, 1st prints, HC/PB/AC-VG" is in sale since Saturday, August 17, 2019. This item is in the category "Books\Fiction & Literature". The seller is "sacramentobookden" and is located in Sacramento, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Uruguay.