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BIG MONEY., Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse .)
1 Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse .) BIG MONEY.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1931 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Very Good- Fair Harry Beckhoff 
316 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), orange cloth with black title/author blocks, orange lettering. Harry Beckhoff dust jacket and endpaper art. "The mangement of fiancees and the manipulation of high finances go roisterously hand in hand in this amorous and economic history of Biscuit, otherwise Lord Biskerton, son and heir of the sixth Earl of Hoddesdon. Biscuit had red hair, a preliminary scenario for a mustache, and a noble determination to escape the disgrace of work. Berry Conway who has less iron in his soul had succumbed to economic pressure and become the secretary to T. Paterson Frisby, a dyspeptic American who had twenty million and loved every cent of it. When Biscuit and Berry pooled ideas for the mutual betterment of their separate estates, and one idea had to do with Ann Moon, Frisby's beautiful niece and heir, they leaned heavily on Aunt Vera an old campaigner in the field of love. How Uncle Paterson was caught short and rushed to cover while Aunt Vera hedged the market with a double play and salted down two money-making engagements for the house of Hoddesdon is one of the most irresistible tales of the one and only P.G." Light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, small dog-ear crease on page 69/70, tiny dog-ear crease on page 301/302, small area of faint bleed-through of text print on page 301from page 302 - also on page 308 from page 307, very slight darkening to fore-edge and bottom of text block, slight variations in color on top of text block, snall foxing mark on free rear endpaper. Dust jacket has light to moderate browning & soiling, small chips and tears, old tape repairs on inside surface, tears on hinges, protected in mylar sleeve. 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
HOT WATER., Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse .)
2 Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse .) HOT WATER.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1932 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Very Good- Fair 
312 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H). Orange cloth with black lettering on spine/front board. "Reviewing Mrs. J. Wellington Gedge's worldly goods, one would have thought her cup of happiness must be complete. Yet this was not so. She had a small husband and a large income, and both of these she used relentlessly in her efforts to attain her great ambition - to place her unfortunate husband on an ambassadorial throne. The success of her plans rested upon the shoulders of Senator Opal and the Vicomte de Blissac, but such is the way of Fate that the Senator's daughter Jane, Packy Franklyn, Blair Eggleston and Soup Slattery and Oily Carlisle were all in a measure responsible for the sudden turn of events. This diverting yarn shows P.G.W. at his merriest and maddest." Previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper, very small hole in half-title page, light browning and a few small stains on edges of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, one tiny corner bump, tiny dent on bottom edge of front board, slight fading on spine and bottom edge of front board, slight darkening to edges of boards, darkening on hinges. Dust jacket has chips and tears, edge wrinkling/creasing, fading to spine color - lettering still very legible, light soiling, small area of liquid stains on inside bottom edge. 
Price: 275.00 USD
 
 
MOSTLY SALLY., Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse)
3 Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse) MOSTLY SALLY.
A.L. Burt, New York, (c1923), reprint by arrangement with George H. Doran. 
317 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" h), hard cover (buff cloth with dark blue lettering on spine, decorative cartouche in dark blue on front board) - no dust jacket. Interior - previous owners name on free front endpaper, one dog-ear crease. Exterior - book slightly cocked, heavy browning to edges of textblock, darkening to spine, small stains/foxing marks on boards and edges of textblock, light to moderate edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, corners slightly bumped. Good reading copy . 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE INTRUSION OF JIMMY., Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse)
4 Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse) THE INTRUSION OF JIMMY.
Grosset & Dunlap, New York, (c1910), reprint by permission of W.J. Watt & Company. 
314 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" h), hard cover (dark blue cloth with paste-down on front board) - no dust jacket. Tissue-covered color frontispiece, plus 4 b&w plates. A novel of high society romance and crime set in New York. Interior - previous owner's name on free front endpaper, 1/2" tear at top of front inside hinge, pages browning lightly, a few pages with minor soiling/foxing, book slightly cracked at three places, several small dog-ear creases, one plate with diagonal crease. Exterior - light to moderate rubbing/edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, edges of textblock browned, gold lettering on spine faded. G+ 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
LOVE AMONG THE CHICKENS: A STORY OF THE HAPS AND MISHAPS ON AN ENGLISH CHICKEN FARM., Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse).  Illustrated by Armand Both.
5 Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse). Illustrated by Armand Both. LOVE AMONG THE CHICKENS: A STORY OF THE HAPS AND MISHAPS ON AN ENGLISH CHICKEN FARM.
Circle Publishing, New York, 1909. 
350 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover (buff cloth with black lettering on spine and front board, red & black illustration on front board, red rooster emblem on spine) - no dust jacket. Tissue-covered b&w frontispiece, plus 5 b&w plates. Love, laugher, tea, tennis, golf etc., on an English chicken farm. Interior - previous owners hand written name and book store stamp on free front endpaper, lending library name/address stamp and remains of old label on front pastedown, two pages with small corner crease - one has a large dog-ear crease, scattered brown foxing/stain marks throughout book - heavy on pages 6 to 9, pages browning lightly, . Exterior - book slightly cocked, browning to spine, discoloration/staining on boards, corners slightly bumped, edges of textblock heavily browned, light to moderate edge wear, light wrinkling and fraying at top/bottom of spine. Fair 
Price: 225.00 USD
 
 
EGGS, BEANS AND CRUMPETS., Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse.)
6 Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse.) EGGS, BEANS AND CRUMPETS.
Toronto Longmans, Green 1940 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Good Good- Fenwick dust jacket art. 
284 pp, + (4 pp), small 8vo (7 3/8" H), orange cloth with black lettering on spine. "In the heart of London's clubland there stands a tall and grimly forbidding edifice known to taxi-drivers and the elegant young men who frequent its precincts as the Drones Club. Yet its somewhat austere exterior belies the atmosphere of cheerful optimism and bonhomie that prevails within. For here it is that young gallants of Mayfair forgather for the pre-luncheon bracer and to touch lightly on the topics of the day. But all is not idle chatter that passes at this hour of the morning snifter - life in its sterner aspects often comes under review and is discussed with a candour that loosens tongues and encourages confidences. Then it is that the Eggs and Beans cluster round, and, with bated breath, listen while a Crumpet holds the floor with a dramatic narrative of domestic disturbances in the life of Bingo Little or, perhaps, the heart-throb story of Freddie Fitch-Fitch at Droitgate Spa. To the members of the Drones such epics are history in the making; and to us, because our ribs ache from joyous laughter, they are no less significant." Contents: All's Well with Bingo; Bingo and the Peke Crisis; The Editor Regrets; Sonny Boy; Anselm Gets His Chance; Romance at Droitgate Spa; A Bit of Luck for Mabel; Buttercup Day; Ukridge and the Old Stepper. Moderate browning on free endpapers, tiny foxing marks on preliminary pages, foxing on top of text block - and a few on the other text block edges, small dog-ear crease on page 79/80, small to tiny bump at top corner of pages 39-80, large soft creases on page leaf 161/162, very light wear/fading at edges of boards, light fading/wrinkling at bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling with a few tiny tears/chips, large taped tear across rear panel and rear flap, moderate foxing on inside surface and on flaps, light soiling, colors are still bright. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
LAUGHING GAS., Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville.)
7 Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville.) LAUGHING GAS.
McCelland & Stewart, Toronto, (1936), first Canadian edition. 
311 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" h), hard cover (orange cloth with black lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. "Dirty work in the Fourth Dimension was the cause of all the trouble. Somebody slipped up badly, the wires became crossed and an 'identity-switch' resulted. Briefly the facts were these. B.K. Burwash and I.J. Zizzbaum, fang-wrenching rivals of high repute, simultaneously performed their miracles of dental surgery on Joey Cooley, Hollywood's famous child star, and Reginald, third Earl of Havershot. And it was during the brief space of time that the gas administered by Messrs. Burwash and Zizzbaum was doing its stuff and the patients' liberated souls were hob-nobbing in the Fourth Dimension, that the dirty work took place. Reginald returned to consciousness in the diminutive, if decorative, body of the child star, whilst the soul of young Cooley had been parked in the massive frame of the third Earl. And so the trouble began!" Interior - very light browning to endpapers. Exterior - moderate browning and light foxing to edges of textblock, three small stains on top of textblock, light to moderate edge wear, small bump to corners, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fraying at top of spine, light fading and wrinkling on spine, four tiny faint white marks on front board. Good reading copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SUMMER MOONSHINE., Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville.)
8 Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville.) SUMMER MOONSHINE.
McCelland & Stewart, Toronto, (1938), first Canadian edition. 
312 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" h), hard cover (orange/red cloth with black lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. "An Englishman's home may be his castle, but to Sir Buckstone Abbott, Walsinford Hall was nothing but a blot on the landscape. With its glazed red bricks, its dome and minarets, it so jarred upon his sensitive soul that it was his avowed intention to unload the unsightly pile on the first prospective buyer. His chance came when the Princess von und zu Dwornitzchek expressed the opinion that the Hall was 'cute' and began toying with the idea of purchasing it. And Sir Buckstone, desperately anxious lest she should change her mind, spared no effort to 'lush her up and keep her sweet'...This is a novel in the traditional Wodehouse manner, a story of complex situtation that will reduce the reader to tears of delight." Interior - small foxing mark in margin of page 224. Exterior - book lightly cocked, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny tears at bottom of spine, light browning to edges of textblock, a few very small light stains on boards, very small foxing mark on fore-edge of textblock. VG- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
VERY GOOD, JEEVES, Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville.)
9 Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville.) VERY GOOD, JEEVES
McCelland & Stewart, Toronto, (1930), first Canadian edition. 
312 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" h), hard cover (red cloth with black lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. The further adventures of Bertie Wooster and his butler Jeeves. Interior - endpapers light browned, very small store stamp on free front endpaper, small light stain at top of pages 42/43 - migrates into adjacent pages. Exterior - moderate browning to edges of textblock, slight fading to spine color, light wrinkling on spine, book slightly cocked, minor discoloration on boards. VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS., Wodehouse, Pelham Grenville.  (P.G. Wodehouse)
10 Wodehouse, Pelham Grenville. (P.G. Wodehouse) A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS.
A.L. Burt, New York, (c1919), reprint by arrangement with George H. Doran. 
302 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" h), hard cover (buff cloth with black lettering on spine, decorative cartouche in orange and black on front board) - no dust jacket. P.G. Wodehouse's particular brand of humor, set as so often in the English countryside at the historic home of the Earls of Marshmoreton, Belpher Castle in Hampshire. Interior - previous owners name on front pastedown, free front endpaper missing, light browning to pages, light browning stains on copyright page and on a few other pages, book slightly cracked at two places, Exterior - heavy browning to edges of textblock, a few small stains on edges of textblock which migrate slightly into pages, discoloration and small stains on boards. moderate edge wear, fra ying at top of spine, darkening to top quarter of spine. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE LITTLE WARRIOR., Wodehouse, Pelham Grenville.  (P.G. Wodehouse)
11 Wodehouse, Pelham Grenville. (P.G. Wodehouse) THE LITTLE WARRIOR.
New York George H. Doran 1920 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
384 pp, 7 3/4" H. Grey cloth with green title block on spine, green oblong with author's name on front board and decorative border with title in green letters. GDH symbol on title page denoting First Edition. The American first preceded the British which was published in 1921 as 'Jill the Reckless'. When a wealthy young woman loses her fiance and her fortune, she abandons London society for New York, finding employment as a chorus girl - and true love. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, ver small bump to bottom corner of both boards, book is very slightly cocked, very light browning to spine, brownig to edges of text block, inside front hinge has wrinkling to paper and two small splits in the paper but is holding very firmly, 1 1/4' crease at top of half-title page, small edge tear at bottom of page leaf 233/234 - archivally taped, very small tear and bump at top edge of pages 303 to 314 - archivally taped, a few very tiny dents to bottom of text block, slight toning to pages - mostly in margins, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 175.00 USD
 


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