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WODEHOUSE, P. G.

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.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. The Pothunters.

    London : 1902

    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
    £6,500.00

    Stock Code: 87821

  2. Tales of St Austin's.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. Tales of St Austin's.

    London : 1903

    First edition, first impression, in the first issue binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 126782

  3. A Prefect's Uncle.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. A Prefect's Uncle.

    1903

    First edition, first impression, first issue without the ads at the end. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 66625

  4. The Gold Bat.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. The Gold Bat.

    London : 1904

    First edition, first issue with two pages of adverts. Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 122911

  5. The Gold Bat.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. The Gold Bat.

    London : 1904

    First edition, first impression, of this Wodehouse schoolboy classic. Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 88989

  6. William Tell Told Again.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. William Tell Told Again.

    London : [1904]

    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
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 88882

  7. The Gold Bat.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. The Gold Bat.

    London : 1904

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 66628

  8. Love Among the Chickens.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. Love Among the Chickens.

    New York : 1909

    First US edition, first printing, with the advance notice, of the author's first book to be published in the US.

    McIlvaine notes that "the copyright was taken out by A. E. Baerman who was Wodehouse's agent in New York for a short time. 'But I remember ages ago a crook agent pinched all the serial money for my Love among the Chickens, had it... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 144122

  9. The Swoop! Or, How Clarence Saved England.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. The Swoop! Or, How Clarence Saved England.

    London : 1909

    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
    £8,500.00

    Stock Code: 88495

  10. The Swoop!
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. The Swoop!

    London : 1909

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,650.00

    Stock Code: 27759

  11. The Intrusion of Jimmy.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. The Intrusion of Jimmy.

    New York : 1910

    First edition, preceding the UK edition by six months. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author four days after publication 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
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 124315

  12. A Gentleman of Leisure.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. A Gentleman of Leisure.

    London : 1910

    First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US a few months earlier under the title The Intrusion of Jimmy. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 75435

  13. The Prince and Betty.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. The Prince and Betty.

    London : 1912

    First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US three months earlier. Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 86655

  14. Psmith Journalist.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. Psmith Journalist.

    London : 1915

    First UK edition under this title (third overall), first impression. Psmith Journalist was first published in New York, 1912, and again in London the same year, under the title The Prince and Betty (as listed by McIlvaine). "The best version of the three" (Jasen).

    All three books have overlapping characters and plot, but are largely different... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 142307

  15. 13 vocal scores and an autograph letter signed.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. 13 vocal scores and an autograph letter signed.

    1916-1928

    Handwritten letter, with envelope, from the author, 25 March 1920.

    Have A Heart (New York: T. B. Harms and Francis, Day & Hunter, 1917), first edition.

    Oh, Lady! Lady!! (New York: T. B. Harms Company, 1918), first edition.

    Miss Springtime (New York: T. B. Harms and Francis, Day & Hunter, 1916), second edition (originally published... Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 49550

  16. Piccadilly Jim.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. Piccadilly Jim.

    New York : 1917

    First edition in book form, first printing. This work first appeared in serialized form in the Saturday Evening Post between 16 September and 11 November 1916. It was subsequently published in the UK in May 1918. An uncommon work, especially in the rare jacket; no copies of which have been traced at auction. Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 125814

  17. My Man Jeeves.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. My Man Jeeves.

    London : [1919]

    First edition, first impression. Half of the stories in this collection of eight feature Jeeves, the other half Reggie Pepper, an early prototype for Bertie Wooster.

    This first impression is not to be confused with the later impression which is distinguishable by the much redder colour of its binding, and is slightly taller. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 143328

  18. [Complete set of Jeeves and Wooster titles.]
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. [Complete set of Jeeves and Wooster titles.]

    London : 1919-74

    First editions, first impressions, of the complete set of Jeeves and Wooster titles from the first collection, My Man Jeeves (1919), to the last story, Aunts Aren't Gentlemen (1974), and including the short story collections in which Jeeves and Wooster appear alongside other characters, all in their first London editions. Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 133030

  19. Jill the Reckless.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. Jill the Reckless.

    London : 1921

    First UK edition, first impression. Jill the Reckless was originally published in the US the preceding year. Very uncommon. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 91795

  20. Love Among the Chickens.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. Love Among the Chickens.

    [1921]

    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
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 41766

  21. The Clicking of Cuthbert.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. The Clicking of Cuthbert.

    London : 1922

    First edition, first issue. Learn More
    £6,000.00

    Stock Code: 94901

  22. The Clicking of Cuthbert.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. The Clicking of Cuthbert.

    London : 1922

    First edition, first impression, of this collection of comic golfing stories. Rare in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £5,250.00

    Stock Code: 70222

  23. Ukridge.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. Ukridge.

    London : 1924

    First edition, first impression, in the scarce jacket, correctly priced 3/6 on the spine as with most Herbert Jenkins short story collections, and crucially unrestored. This collection of 10 short stories featuring Ukridge is the second appearance of the character in book form, following Love Among the Chickens (1906). Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 125151

  24. The Small Bachelor.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. The Small Bachelor.

    London : 1927

    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Betty Askwith, with the author's compliments, P. G. Wodehouse June 1927". It is rare to find a signed or inscribed copy. Betty Askwith (1909-1995), the only daughter of the first Lord Askwith and Ellen Graham, published her first book of poems in 1928 at the age... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 126456

  25. If I Were You.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. If I Were You.

    London : 1931

    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
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 95360

  26. If I Were You.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. If I Were You.

    London : 1931

    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
    £1,800.00

    Stock Code: 60549

  27. Hot Water.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. Hot Water.

    London : 1932

    First edition, first impression, in the scarce dust jacket. Wodehouse adapted the story, which is set in the 1920s in a fictional French seaside town, for stage as The Inside Stand (1935). Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 125148

  28. Louder and Funnier.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. Louder and Funnier.

    London : 1932

    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 a voice demands "Louder, please",... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 91641

  29. Doctor Sally.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. Doctor Sally.

    London : 1932

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,875.00

    Stock Code: 88625

  30. 145144
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. The Great Sermon Handicap.

    London : [1933]

    First separate edition, first impression. This short story, originally appearing in The Inimitable Jeeves (1923), is a scarce and fragile production, uncommon in such good condition. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 145144

  31. Heavy Weather.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. Heavy Weather.

    London : 1933

    First edition, first impression, of this sequel to Summer Lightning (1929). Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 110693

  32. Mulliner Omnibus.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. Mulliner Omnibus.

    London : 1935

    First omnibus edition, first impression, in the first issue jacket (priced 7'6 on the spine panel). Collects the stories in Meet Mr Mulliner (1927), Mr Mulliner Speaking (1929), and Mulliner Nights (1933), as well as all the Mulliner stories in Blandings Castle (1935). Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 142231

  33. The Code of the Woosters.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. The Code of the Woosters.

    London : 1938

    First edition in book form, first impression, with eight pages of adverts at the rear as called for by McIlvaine. The Code of the Woosters was first published as a serial in the Saturday Evening Post from 16 July to 3 September 1938. It was published simultaneously in the UK and US on 7 October 1938. Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 125813

  34. Eggs, Beans and Crumpets.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. Eggs, Beans and Crumpets.

    London : 1940

    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... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 142229

  35. Quick Service.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. Quick Service.

    London : 1940

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 120475

  36. Joy in the Morning.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. Joy in the Morning.

    London : [1947]

    First UK edition, first impression of the fourth Jeeves novel, including a photograph of Wodehouse inscribed "with best wishes P. G. Wodehouse", and a typed letter signed by Wodehouse to a fan enclosing the photograph, and commenting on his books.

    Dated 14 March 1947 and sent to one Mr. Curran in St. Germain en Laye in France, Wodehouse writes... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 142102

  37. 146494
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. Performing Flea.

    London : 1953

    First edition, first impression. This collection of Wodehouse's personal letters takes its title from Seán O'Casey's jibe, "If England has any dignity left in the way of literature she will forget for ever the pitiful antics of English literature's performing flea" (The Daily Telegraph). Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 146494

  38. A Few Quick Ones.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. A Few Quick Ones.

    New York : 1959

    First edition, first printing, in a variant binding not noted in McIlvaine. This edition was published in April 1959, the first UK edition was published in June of the same year. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 142211

  39. A Few Quick Ones.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. A Few Quick Ones.

    London : 1959 [1978]

    First edition, presumed fourth or fifth impression, with a jacket very similar to the first impression's but priced at "7/6 net" (which is not mentioned in McIlvaine who only notes a jacket priced at "12/6 net"), and with no listed address on rear panel. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 142235

  40. Jeeves and The Tie That Binds.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. Jeeves and The Tie That Binds.

    New York : 1971

    First US edition, first printing. Published in the UK on the same day under the title Much Obliged Jeeves. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 142187

  41. Mike.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. Mike.

    London : 1909

    First edition, first impression, of his uncommon early Wodehouse title, and his last public school novel, in which "something extraordinary happened: Wodehouse, as a writer, moved into a higher and dazzling sphere. In its narrative energy, dialogue, characterization, and ability to create sunny laughter, Mike is Wodehouse's first masterpiece. George... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 142272

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