Louder and Funnier.London: Faber & Faber, 1932 Stock Code: 91641
NotesFirst 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", to be followed soon after by another voice requesting, "Louder, please, and funnier".
Octavo. Original yellow cloth, spine lettered in blue, top edge red. With the dust jacket.
From the library of Ernest Everard Gates (1903-1984), Conservative MP. Spine cocked and slightly faded, endpapers lightly foxed. A very good copy in the well-preserved dust jacket, not price-clipped, spine mildly toned, a little loss to head of spine and tips.
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