Psmith in the City
Author: Pelham Grenville "P G" Wodehouse (1881-1975)
Publisher: Adam and Charles Black
xii+266+[2 ad] pages with 12 Illustrated plates from designs by T.M.R. Whitwell. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 5 1/2") bound in Original blue illustrated cloth. (McIlvaine A14a) First Edition in book form.
Psmith in the City is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published on 23 September 1910 by Adam & Charles Black, London. The story was originally released as a serial in The Captain magazine, between October 1908 and March 1909, under the title The New Fold. The American edition was issued in November 1910 by Macmillan, New York, from imported sheets.
It continues the adventures of cricket-loving Mike Jackson and his immaculately-dressed friend Psmith, first encountered in Mike (1909). Mike Jackson, cricketer and scion of a cricketing clan, finds his dreams of studying and playing at Cambridge upset by news of his father's financial troubles, and must instead take a job with the "New Asiatic Bank". On arrival there, Mike finds his friend Psmith is also a new employee, and together they strive to make the best of their position, and perhaps squeeze in a little cricket from time to time.
Ownership marks on front free endpaper. Rubbing to spine, rear joint repaired, rubbing at extremities with some soiling to cloth; front hinge cracked, binding shaken, half-title starting as are a few plates, list of illustrations separated and laid in else good.