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
    £5,500.00

    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.

    London : 1903

    First edition, first impression, first issue, without the advertisements 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, in particularly nice condition. Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 88989

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

    London : 1904

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

    Stock Code: 66628

  7. 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

  8. 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 work with the notoriously difficult to find The Globe by the Way Book (1908) as being "among the rarest Wodehousiana". It is exceptionally scarce in this attractive condition. Learn More
    £8,500.00

    Stock Code: 88495

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

    London : 1909

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

    Stock Code: 27759

  10. 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

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

    London : 1910

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

    Stock Code: 75435

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

    London : 1912

    First UK edition, first impression. The Prince and Betty was originally published in the US three months earlier. Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 86655

  13. 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). It is considered "the best version of the three" (Jasen).

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

    Stock Code: 142307

  14. 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

  15. [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

  16. 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. It is uncommon, and especially so in attractive condition. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 91795

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

    London : [1921]

    First edition thus, first issue, entirely rewritten from the first edition under this title of 1906. 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

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

    London : 1922

    First edition, first impression, of this collection of comic golfing stories, in an uncommonly nice copy of the jacket. Learn More
    £6,000.00

    Stock Code: 94901

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 133688comp
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. Carry On Jeeves!

    New York : 1927

    First US edition, first printing, two years after the UK first. A collection of short stories which includes "Jeeves takes charge", chronicling the arrival of the famous butler in Bertie Wooster's life. This an exceptional association copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper by Wodehouse to his fellow lyricist, and then current collaborator, Ira... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 133688

  22. 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

  23. 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

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

    London : 1931

    First UK edition, first impression. If I Were You was published in the UK on 25 September 1931 and therefore was just preceded by the Doubleday, Doran edition published in New York on 3 September. Wodehouse dramatized the story with Guy Bolton as Who's Who in 1934. Learn More
    £1,800.00

    Stock Code: 60549

  25. 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

  26. Heavy Weather.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. Heavy Weather.

    London : 1933

    First edition, first impression, of this sequel to Summer Lightning (1929), this copy in a remarkably nice example of the jacket. Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 110693

  27. 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

  28. 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

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

    London : 1940

    First edition, first impression, first issue jacket (priced 7'6 on the spine panel), this being a notably attractive example. This edition precedes the US edition by three weeks and varies in content.

    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
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 142229

  30. Quick Service.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. Quick Service.

    London : 1940

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 120475

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