Thank You, Jeeves

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Author: Wodehouse, P[elham] G[renville] (1881-1975)

Year: 1934

Publisher: Little, Brown & Co

Place: Boston

Description:

307pp. Small Octavo (7 1/2" x 5 1/4"). Issued in burgundy with black letter to spine, black lettering and pictorial on cover. 12,000 copies printed. (APG Wodehouse: 057b) 1st American edition.

If you know Jeeves (and who doesn't) you know Wodehouse at his funniest; and here is Jeeves for the first time in a full length novel. the Wooster blood was up. You know how the Woosters are. Speak them softly, enlist their aid and all that they have is yours. Cross them, and really, you know, there is a limit. So when Jeeves came out firmly that either he or the banjolele must go, a fellow had to do what he had to do. Jeeves went. So there was Bertie, "heart of gold, but intelligence negligible", exiled with his banjolele from London and the Drones club and without his guide, philosopher and valet. In London, just arrived, were three people whose society he longed to be without. Reading from left to right are Miss Pauline Stoker, to whom Bertie was engaged for forty-eight hours, J Washburn Stoker, her father of chilled-steeled jaw, and Sir Roderick Glossop, alienist, who on several occasions had had a professional interest in the last of the Woosters. With the inevitability of a Greek tragedy the Stoker yacht dropped anchor in sight of Bertram's sylvan retreat. Inciden piled on incident until out of the welter of burned cottages, burnt cork, carving knives, butter and heliotrope pajamas the firm hand and the calm voice brought peace.

Condition:

Spine ends rubbed, head corners bumped, book plate on front paste down, lightly soiled, some discoloration to spine. Dust jacket corners chipped, soiled, 1/2" to 1 " loss to spine head, 1/4" chipped from spine heal, spine sunned. Over all a very good copy in a better than good dust jacket.


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