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Eggs, Beans and Crumpets.

Published: London: Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1940

Stock code: 95947

Price: £2,250

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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 happily married to best-selling novelist Rosie M. Banks, with a variety of scrapes as he strives first to find a job and then to get it back when his boss Purkiss, quite justifiably, fires him. Following these, Wodehouse sparkles with Anselm Gets His Chance, featuring a young curate, a stolen stamp collection, and a secret engagement. The remaining stories feature one with Freddie Fitch-Fitch and three with Stanley Ukridge.

Octavo. Original orange cloth, spine lettered in black. With the dust jacket. Some fading to spine and along board edges, partial toning to endpapers but otherwise internally clean and fresh, a nice sound copy in a smart and vivid jacket with very minor rubbing to edges, small chips to corners, and some closed tears.

Bibliography: McIlvaine A62a

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