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Rare books by P. G. Wodehouse, including first editions, signed, and finely bound copies of the Jeeves novels.

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (1881–1975) was a prolific English writer who enjoyed a hugely popular career spanning more than seventy years. His writing includes novels, short stories, plays and poems, alongside song lyrics and a successful side in journalism. Contrary to many writers during his lifetime, Wodehouse avoided writing directly about political upheaval and both World Wars, instead focusing his attention on satirising the upper class English society both pre and post-World War One.

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  1. The Pothunters.
    First edition, first impression, of the author's rare first book. The first issue in blue cloth with silver lettering and cup designs. Learn More
    £6,500

    Stock Code: 87821

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  2. The Pothunters.
    First edition, first impression, of the author's rare first book. The first issue in blue cloth with silver lettering and cup designs. Loosely inserted together with the original envelope is an autograph letter signed by Wodehouse to Leslie Mead, a British author living in Buenos Aires. The letter, dated 19 September 1936,... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 100642

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  3. Tales of St Austin's.
    First edition, first impression, first issue with unclosed quotation marks on the title page. Learn More

    Regular Price: £2,250

    Special Price £1,688

    Stock Code: 65437

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  4. A Prefect's Uncle.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More

    Regular Price: £1,500

    Special Price £1,125

    Stock Code: 66625

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  5. Tales of St Austin's.
    First edition, first impression, first issue with unclosed quotation marks on the title page. Learn More

    Regular Price: £1,500

    Special Price £1,125

    Stock Code: 69337

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  6. The Gold Bat.
    First edition, first impression, of this Wodehouse schoolboy classic. Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 88989

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  7. The Gold Bat.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More

    Regular Price: £2,000

    Special Price £1,500

    Stock Code: 66628

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  8. William Tell Told Again.
    First edition, first impression with only the early ads, as called for by McIlvaine. William Tell Told Again was one of Wodehouse's earliest books, published prior to his success with the Jeeves stories. Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 88882

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  9. The Swoop! Or, How Clarence Saved England.
    First edition, first impression. McIlvaine couples this with the notoriously difficult The Globe by the Way Book as being "among the rarest Wodehousiana". A lovely copy of this fragile publication. Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 110692

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  10. The Swoop! Or, How Clarence Saved England.
    First edition, first impression. McIlvaine couples this with the notoriously difficult The Globe by the Way Book as being "among the rarest Wodehousiana". Exceptionally scarce in this condition. Learn More
    £8,500

    Stock Code: 88495

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  11. The Swoop!
    First edition, first impression. Learn More

    Regular Price: £1,650

    Special Price £1,238

    Stock Code: 27759

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  12. The Intrusion of Jimmy.
    First edition, preceding the UK edition by six months. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Harrison Fisher with the author's compliments, P. G. Wodehouse. May 16 1910". Fisher (1877-1934) was an American illustrator known for his drawings of women, winning acclaim as the successor to... Learn More

    Regular Price: £4,750

    Special Price £3,563

    Stock Code: 83723

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  13. A Gentleman of Leisure.
    First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US a few months earlier under the title The Intrusion of Jimmy. Learn More

    Regular Price: £750

    Special Price £503

    Stock Code: 75435

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  14. The Prince and Betty.
    First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US three months earlier. Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 86655

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  15. Jill the Reckless.
    First UK edition, first impression. Jill the Reckless was originally published in the US the preceding year. Very uncommon. Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 91795

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  16. Love Among the Chickens.
    Second edition, entirely rewritten, first issue. This title was Wodehouse's first novel for adults and the one in which he found his voice. Initially published in 1906 the author rewrote the work for publication in 1921 Learn More

    Regular Price: £1,250

    Special Price £838

    Stock Code: 41766

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  17. Piccadilly Jim.
    Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Arnold M. Strange, with best wishes from the author, P. G. Wodehouse, Feb 26. 1930". Piccadilly Jim was originally published in the US in 1917, and in the UK in 1918. This is the second reissue of the UK edition. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 103916

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  18. The Clicking of Cuthbert.
    First edition, first issue. Learn More
    £6,000

    Stock Code: 94901

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  19. The Clicking of Cuthbert.
    First edition, first impression. Rare in the dust jacket. Learn More

    Regular Price: £5,250

    Special Price £3,938

    Stock Code: 70222

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  20. 113602
    First edition, first impression of the second collection of Jeeves stories; this copy was retained by the publishers as their "archive" or "file" copy, stamped in ink with rubber stamps on the front wrapper and the title page, noting the date of publication, "12 5 1923", and the price "3/6"; McIlvaine records the date of... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 113602

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  21. 123775
    First edition, first impression, the correct first issue of this scarce work, with 14 titles by Wodehouse listed opposite the title page. This is the second of Wodehouse's collections of golf stories narrated by the Oldest Member, the first being The Clicking of Cuthbert (1922). Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 123775

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  22. The Small Bachelor.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 86595

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  23. Meet Mr. Mulliner.

    Meet Mr. Mulliner.

    Garden City, New York: 1928

    First US edition, first printing of this collection of nine short stories. With this book, Wodehouse introduces the character of Mr. Mulliner who narrates all of the tales. Originally published by Herbert Jenkins Limited, London, in 1927. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 90840

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  24. Good Morning Bill. A Three-Act Comedy.
    £700

    Stock Code: 63172

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  25. Summer Lightning.
    First UK edition, first impression in book form, published some three weeks earlier in the US with the title Fish Preferred. This, the third of Wodehouse's stories to be set in Blandings Castle, orginally appeared as a serial in both the US and the UK earlier that same year. Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 113585

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  26. 123753
    First edition, first printing, of the fourth collection of Jeeves stories. It preceded the first UK edition by two weeks. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 123753

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  27. If I Were You.
    First UK edition, first impression, published 25 September 1931, and therefore just preceded by the Doubleday, Doran edition published at New York, 3 September. With his co-writer Guy Bolton, Wodehouse dramatized the story as Who's Who, 1934. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 95360

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  28. If I Were You.
    First UK edition, first impression, published 25 September 1931, and therefore just preceded by the Doubleday, Doran edition published at New York, 3 September. Wodehouse dramatized the story with Guy Bolton as Who's Who, 1934. Learn More

    Regular Price: £1,800

    Special Price £1,350

    Stock Code: 60549

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  29. If I Were You.
    First UK edition, first impression, published 25 September 1931, and therefore just preceded by the Doubleday, Doran edition published at New York, 3 September. With his co-writer Guy Bolton, Wodehouse dramatized the story as Who's Who, 1934. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 109700

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  30. Louder and Funnier.
    First edition, first impression, first issue binding. A collection of 19 humorous essays on all aspects of contemporary life, originally published in periodicals such as Vanity Fair. Uncommon in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £3,250

    Stock Code: 84632

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  31. Louder and Funnier.
    First edition, first impression. A collection of 19 humorous essays, reworked from articles published in Vanity Fair between 1914 and 1923. In his introduction to the book, Wodehouse explains that he borrowed the title from "the old story ... of the nervous after-dinner speaker" who is speaking in a faltering undertone when... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 91641

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  32. Doctor Sally.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,875

    Stock Code: 88625

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  33. Heavy Weather.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 110693

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  34. Heavy Weather.
    First Canadian edition, first printing. Originally published in the UK in the same year. Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 114501

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  35. Heavy Weather.
    First edition, first printing. Precedes the UK edition. Fourth novel in the Blanding series. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 98739

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  36. Thank You, Jeeves.
    First edition, first impression. Uncommon in the jacket. Learn More
    £4,750

    Stock Code: 110694

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  37. Brinkley Manor: A Novel About Jeeves.
    First US edition. The second instalment in the Jeeves and Wooster series, published in the UK ten days before the first US edition under the title Right Ho, Jeeves. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 87116

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  38. Lord Emsworth and Others.
    First edition, first impression. Signed by Wodehouse on the front free endpaper. Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 110701

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  39. Blandings Castle and Elsewhere.
    First edition, first impression. This is the first collected edition of these six short stories, which were originally published in British or American magazines. Scarce with the jacket in such nice condition. Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 110702

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  40. Mulliner Omnibus.
    First omnibus edition, first impression. Learn More

    Regular Price: £1,250

    Special Price £838

    Stock Code: 63563

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  41. The Luck of the Bodkins.
    First edition, first impression, first issue binding - scarlet cloth black lettering. First state dust jacket listing 29 titles on the front flap. Learn More

    Regular Price: £1,600

    Special Price £1,200

    Stock Code: 59988

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  42. Young Men in Spats.
    First edition, first impression, in the first issue jacket with the list of nineteen titles on the lower flap Learn More
    £625

    Stock Code: 86596

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  43. Summer Moonshine.
    First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US in the previous year. Learn More

    Regular Price: £750

    Special Price £503

    Stock Code: 69210

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  44. Wodehouse on Golf.
    First Edition, First Impression. Learn More

    Regular Price: £1,250

    Special Price £625

    Stock Code: 35620

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  45. Eggs, Beans and Crumpets.
    First edition (preceding the US edition by three weeks and with different contents), first impression, first issue jacket (priced 7'6 on the spine panel), and a very nice copy. This collection of short stories, written as told to members of the Drones Club, opens with four tales of the misadventures of Bingo Little, now... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 95947

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  46. 120475
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 120475

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  47. 120477
    First edition (preceding the US edition by three weeks and with different contents), first impression, of this collection of short stories. This is the first issue jacket as it is priced 7'6 on the spine panel. Learn More
    £1,000

    Stock Code: 120477

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  48. Money in the Bank.
    First edition, first printing. precedes the UK edition by 4 years. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 98740

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  49. 123763
    First edition, first printing, preceding the first UK edition by four years. Learn More
    £400

    Stock Code: 123763

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  50. 123782
    First UK edition, first impression, of one of Wodehouse's standalone novels. It was originally published in the US in 1942. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 123782

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  51. 122996
    First UK edition, first impression. Full Moon was originally published in the US a few months earlier. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 122996

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  52. Uncle Dynamite.
    First edition, first impression. The second Uncle Fred novel, in which he assumes the identity of Major Brabazon-Plank to rescue his nephew from a certain fall from grace, having accidentally destroyed two of his future father-in-law's most coveted works of art. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 95505

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  53. Spring Fever.
    First UK edition, first impression. First published in the US the same month. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 98447

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  54. 120467
    First UK edition, first impression. It was first published in the US the same month. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 120467

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  55. 124011
    First edition, first impression of the second Uncle Fred novel. Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 124011

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  56. 123770
    First edition, first impression, of the second Uncle Fred novel. Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 123770

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  57. The Old Reliable.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 98429

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  58. Barmy in Wonderland.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 108087

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  59. Bring on the Girls!
    First edition, first printing, preceding the UK edition published the following year. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 89812

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  60. 123766
    First UK edition, first impression. It was published in the U.S. earlier in the same year. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 123766

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