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Laughing Gas. Second American Edition in dustjacket

By: WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., Garden City, N.Y., 1936,:

Seller ID: 110008


WODEHOUSE, P.G. Laughing Gas. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1936. Second American Edition (stated on dustjacket). Pp (6),[1]-303,(3). 8vo, orange cloth, maroon lettering and drawing to front board and spine. McIlvaine A56b2. " When Englishmen were untamed aborigines thev painted themselves with the dye of the woad plant for especially untamed occasions. Today, with the advent of Laughing Gas, P. G. Wodehouse sends another of his be-woaded creations, this time a young; English aristocrat, on the warpath on the sunny coasts of California. The story involves a chance me... View more info

Pearls, Girls and Monty Bodkin. First British Edition in dustjacket

By: WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Barrie & Jenkins, London, 1972, ISBN:0214668150:

Seller ID: 109998


WODEHOUSE, P.G. Pearls, Girls and Monty Bodkin. London: Barrie & Jenkins, (1972). First British Edition. Pp. (6),7-[192]. 8vo, green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. McIlvaine A95a. "Monty Bodkin's year in Hollywood is completed and he has returned to London, leaving his secretary Sandy Miller heartbroken, her love unmentioned, unrequited. Monty's desires lie elsewhere - with the English hockey international Gertrude Butterwick, to be precise.Butterwick pere is horrified at Monty's return, Ivor Llewellyn breathes a huge sigh of relief, and the Drones Club pricks up its ears. Attentive s... View more info

Golf Without Tears. First American Edition

By: WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: George H. Doran, 1924,:

Seller ID: 110118


WODEHOUSE, P.G. Golf Without Tears. New York : George H. Doran Company, (1924). First American Edition. Pp (6),vii-ix,(5),15-330,(4). 8vo, green cloth, lettered in dark green' decorated endpapers. . McIlvaine A27b. Contents :1. The Clicking of Cuthbert. 2. A Woman is only a Woman. 3.,A Mixed Threes ome. 4. Sundered Hearts. 5. The Salvation of George Mackintosh. 6. Ordeal by Golf. 7. The Long Hole. 8. The Heel of Achilles. 9. The Rough Stuff. 10. The Coming of Gowf. [sic]. Cocked, spine ends worn and corners bumped, smudged and stained, spine lettering rubbed off, else a good, solid copy. 45.00 View more info

Joy in the Morning. Second American Printing in dustjacket

By: WODEHOUSE, P.G. GALDONE, Paul

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, N.Y., 1946,:

Seller ID: 109999


WODEHOUSE, P.G. Joy in the Morning. Illustrations by Paul Galdone. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1946. Second American Printing . Pp (6),[1]-281,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, reddish-brown cloth, green lettering and drawings to spine. McIlvaine A65a2. "Bertram, last of the Woosters, travelled down from London to "Wee Nooke" at the command of his peevish uncle Percy and, incidentally, to allow the inscrutable Jeeves the pleasure of angling in the nearby trout stream. The events that followed his arrival can onlybe described as the Steeple Bumpleigh Horror. Steeple Bumpleigh... View more info

Eighteen-carat Kid and Other Stories. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: WODEHOUSE, P.G. JASEN, David A.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Continuum, New York, 1980, ISBN:0826400124:

Seller ID: 110110


WODEHOUSE, P. G. The Eighteen-carat Kid and Other Stories. Edited and Introduced by David A. Jasen. New York : Continuum, (1980). First American Edition. Pp (8),ix-xii,(2),3-163,(1). 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. McIlvaine A101a. "Never before published in the United States, these outrageous talcs by the greatest humorist of the twentieth century are sure to delight not only countless devotees of P.G. Wodehouse but all those who enjoythe retresning feeling that comes from reading truly enjoyable fiction. "T he Eighteen-carat Kid" is a fast-paced novella. It tells the st... View more info

Sir Agravaine. First Thus in dustjacket

By: WODEHOUSE, P.G. McPHAIL, Rodger

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Blandford Press, Poole, Dorset, 1984, ISBN:0713715103:

Seller ID: 110053


WODEHOUSE, P.G. Sir Agravaine. Illustrated by Rodger McPhail. Poole, Dorset: Blandford Press, ((1984). First Thus. Pp (48). Illustrated in colour. Ob long 8vo, maroon cloth, gilt lettering to spine. First published by Methuen& Co. in 1914 as part of the volume The Man Upstairs. "Stories of King Art hur's Round Table usually sugeest that all the knights associated with thatfamous piece of furniture were strong, manJy and handsome. Not, according to P.G. Wodehouse, Sir Agravaine: "His muscles, though he had taken three correspondence courses in pnysical culture, remained distressingly fl... View more info

America, I like you. First American Edition

By: WODEHOUSE, P.G. SIMONT, Marc

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster, New York, 1956,:

Seller ID: 109954


WODEHOUSE, P.G. America, I like you. Illustrations by Marc Simont. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956. First American Printing. Pp (10),3-212,(4). Il lustrated. 8vo, white cloth spine, blue paper covered boards, red and blue lettering, top edge dyed red. McIlvaine A79a. Contents : Thanks for the Memory, Such As It Is, pp.3-25; An Old Sweetheart Who Has Put on Weight, pp.26-41; Archie fiau Magnetism, pp.42-51; Hi, Bartlett!, pp.52-65; Put Me amongthe Earls, pp.66-80; The Meteorite Racket, pp 81-90; To the Critics, These Pearls, pp.91-110; My Iron Resolve to Take Ish, pp. 111-128; The Slave of a... View more info

Joy in the Morning. Swedish Paperback.

By: WODEHOUSE, P.G. Zephyr Books Library of British and American Authors, 156.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Zephyr Books, Stockholm, 1947,:

Seller ID: 112797


WODEHOUSE, P.G. Joy in the Morning. Stockholm and London : Zephyr Books, The Continental Book Company AB, (1947). First thus printing. Pp. (6),9-255,(1). Small 8vo, printed pale card covers in blue jacket. Published in Sweden, text in English. Zephyr Books, A Library of British and American Authors,Volume 156. Very good in lightly nicked, faintly spine-sunned dustjacket. 25.00 View more info

Not George Washington : An Autobiographical Novel. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: WODEHOUSE, P.G., and Herbert WESTBROOK JASEN, David A. (ed.) WESTBROOK, Herbert

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Continuum, New York, 1980, ISBN:082640006x:

Seller ID: 109948


WODEHOUSE, P.G., and Herbert WESTBROOK. Not George Washington : An Autobiographical Novel. New York : Continuum, (1980). First American Edition. Pp (4),[v]-x,(2),3-205,(9). 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. McIlvaineA9a4. Originally publshed in 1907 by Cassell and Co., London. Jasen has re versed the order of names on the title page to put P.G. Wodehouse first. "Never before published in the United States, this early, autobiographical novel by P.G. Wodehouse aptly describes the perils of a writer's world in London circa 1900. The protagonistan author manquéattempts by any means n... View more info

Cruise of the Commissioner. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: WOODMAN, Richard

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Severn House, New York, 1999, ISBN:072782239x:

Seller ID: 78143


WOODMAN, Richard. The Cruise of the Commissioner. [Dj adds: The Sequel to "Captain of the Caryatid"]. (New York): Severn House, (1999). First US Printing. Pp. (6),1-218. 8vo, illustrated grey card covered boards with red spine, in like jacket. Previous owner's name inked to ffep, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. 30.00 View more info

Endangered Species. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: WOODMAN, Richard.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (UK), London, 1992, ISBN:0356204286:

Seller ID: 112426


WOODMAN, Richard. Endangered Species. (London) : Little, Brown and Company,(1992). First Printing. Pp. (12),1-323,(1). 8vo, blue cloth with silver le ttering to spine. "Both Captain John Mackinnon and his ship are embarking on their last voyage. The old cargo-liner Matthew Flinders, an out-dated vessel belonging to a once-large shipping company, is bound for the breakers, and its captain is heading, with very mixed feelings, for retirement. Endangered species together, relics of a proud past, they symbolize the irreversible, quiet decline of the British merchant fleet. But this journey to ... View more info

Night and Day. later Hogarth printing.

By: WOOLF, Virginia

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Hogarth Press, London, 1960,:

Seller ID: 100943


WOOLF, Virginia. Night and Day. London: The Hogarth Press, 1960. Seventh Impression. Pp. (6),1-538. 8vo, green cloth with gilt titles to spine. A volume in the Uniform Edition of the Works of Virginia Woolf. "'Night and Day',published in 1919, was Virginia Woolf's second novel. It is an important s tep in her development as a novelist. She was an innovator in her art, and after writing her first novel knew that she wanted to break new ground. Butbefore doing that she was determined to be mistress of her art, and in 'Ni ght and Day' she deliberately wrote a novel in the English form and tra... View more info

Moment and Other Essays. later Hogarth printing.

By: WOOLF, Virginia

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hogarth Press, London, 1964,:

Seller ID: 100942


WOOLF, Virginia. The Moment and Other Essays. London: The Hogarth Press, 1964. Second Printing of the Uniform Edition. Pp. (4),7-191,(1). 8vo, green cloth with gilt titles to spine. A volume in the Uniform Edition of the Works of Virginia Woolf. "'The Moment' was first published in 1947, the fourth volume of Virginia Woolf's collected essays. All her life she wrote essays,turning to them as a refreshing change of subject from her fiction. Most o f them appeared first as articles or reviews. But she devoted as much time,care, and concentration to a review as she did to her novels. The conse... View more info

Orlando : A Biography. later Hogarth printing.

By: WOOLF, Virginia

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hogarth Press, London, 1960,:

Seller ID: 100937


WOOLF, Virginia. Orlando : A Biography. London: The Hogarth Press, 1960. Ninth Impression. Pp. (6),11-299,(2). 8vo, green cloth with gilt titles to spine. A volume in the Uniform Edition of the Works of Virginia Woolf. "In her diary Virginia Woolf says that she began 'Orlando' as a joke, but it became more serious as she wrote it. This is probably true of all comedies and fantasies which have produced great or good literature from Aristophanes toMolière, Sterne, and Samuel Butler -- there is something serious behind th e joke. At any rate 'Orlando', first published in 1928, received high ... View more info

Voyage Out. later Hogarth printing.

By: WOOLF, Virginia

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hogarth Press, London, 1957,:

Seller ID: 100944


WOOLF, Virginia. The Voyage Out. London: The Hogarth Press, 1957. Seventh Impression. Pp. (4),1-458,(2). 8vo, green cloth with gilt titles to spine. Avolume in the Uniform Edition of the Works of Virginia Woolf. "This was Vi rginia Woolf's first book, and was published in 1915. It followed the conventional form of the novel of that day, and showed no signs of the revolutionary methods of her later novels. But the signs of genius were in the book,for the reviewer of it in the Observer wrote: 'This is just the story of a voyage, but the filling in is done with something startlingly like geni... View more info

Mrs. Dalloway. First American Edition.

By: WOOLF, Virginia

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, 1925,:

Seller ID: 104071


WOOLF, Virginia. Mrs. Dalloway. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1925). First US Printing. Pp. (8),3-296,(2). 8vo, orange cloth with brown lettered paper title block to spine. Kirkpatrick, A9b. Front inner hinge cracked (between second and third leaves) with a few more spots that are intermittently tender, two small brown spots near bottom margin of pp.29-36, the beginnings of a short split to the head of front outer hinge, some minor lossto the paper block (small vertical split, which has affected the "D" in Da lloway and the "rt" in Harcourt), name and acquisition note... View more info

Three Guineas. First Thus Edition in dustjacket.

By: WOOLF, Virginia. Uniform Edition of the Works of Virginia Woolf.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hogarth Press, London, 1947,:

Seller ID: 108491


WOOLF, Virginia. Three Guineas. London: The Hogarth Press, 1947. First thusprinting. Pp. (6),7-329,(3), + 4 leaves of plates. Small 8vo, green cloth with gilt titles to spine. See Kirkpatrick, A Bibliography of Virginia Woolf A23c. A volume in the Uniform Edition of the Works of Virginia Woolf. Light shelfwear, else very good in nicked, lightly soiled-spotted grey-green dustjacket. 35.00 View more info