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  • Service with a Smile – P.G. Wodehouse – First Edition

    Service with a Smile – P.G. Wodehouse – First Edition

    First edition published by Herbert Jenkins in 1962.

    Octavo, 192 pages. Very good condition albeit with some light age marks to page edges … clean and bright inside. Good dust jacket with closed split near front hinge

    Uncle Fred sorting out the upper crust as usual and importantly stops the theft of the Empress of Blandings (A portly pig) whose beautiful image adorns the front cover.

    Wodehouse First and a rollicking story.

    $50.00

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  • The Short Stories of John Steinbeck – Steinbeck

    The Short Stories of John Steinbeck – Steinbeck

    A 1958 edition of Stenbeck’s collection of his very best short stories.

    Published by Heinemann, London, Octavo 568 pages in all. Very good condition bar the jacket spine is light faded as usual

    The jacket gives a clue … includes these delights … Tortilla Flat; Of Mice and Men; The Red Pony; The Moon is Down; Cannery Row and The Pearl.

    Steinbeck Feast – six of the best.

    $35.00

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  • Ice in the Bedroom – P.G. Wodehouse – First Edition 1961

    Ice in the Bedroom – P.G. Wodehouse – First Edition 1961

    Wodehouse First UK Edition 1961. Octavo, 223 pages, red cloth covered boards with silver titling to spine and front. Dust jacket near complete, a little aged, sunned on spine. A trifle spotted on page edges, clean inside. A pretty good copy.

    Freddie Widgeon has slaved a a solicitors clerk. His meagre days seem over as his holding in Silver River Oil Stock has ramped up following the recommendation of American Thomas G. Molloy. Where will it all end and with what hilarity an what is this Ice in the Bedroom.

    Wodehouse Financial Humour – First UK Edition

    $40.00

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  • Full Moon – P.G. Wodehouse First Edition

    Full Moon – P.G. Wodehouse First Edition

    Wodehouse First Edition 1947. Octavo, 252 pages, orange cloth covered boards with black titling to spine and front. Minor dust jacket chip and colour loss to top front spine. Otherwise a very good copy, very clean inside.

    Blandings Castle and Gally (the Earl of Emsworth – Galahad) tries to marry off his daughter Veronica (the dumbest beauty listed in the pages of Debrett’s), with the usual hilarity …

    Wodehouse – First Edition

    $60.00

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  • The Small Bachelor – P.G. Wodehouse – New Edition 1970 – Fine Copy

    The Small Bachelor – P.G. Wodehouse – New Edition 1970 – Fine Copy

    This is an old one, first published in 1927. This is the first printing of a new issue by Barrie & Jenkins, London in 1970. Octavo, 204 pages, a very good copy in a complete dust jacket

    Complex Wodehouse carry-on. George Finch artist who desires New York socialite Molly Wellington, cannot paint .. a hopeless artists. Her mother prefers the advances of Lord Hunstanton. Many characters contribute to George’s success or lack of … including a poetic policeman, an ex-convict valet, a fortune teller, Fanny the pickpocket etc.

    Read carefully or your laughing will cause injury!

    $60.00

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  • The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith -1791

    The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith -1791

    This is a single volume from Goldsmith’s Works published by Morison, Perth and Edinburgh.

    What makes it interesting as a single volume is that it contains all of his Poetical works along with his narrative on Lord Bolingbroke and Dr Parnell.

    Bound in full original calf with separate red leather title and a volume label. Small octavo, 209 pages, with two full page copper engraved plates. Page edges speckled the whole generally in very good antiquarian condition.

    Some quite lengthy and beautiful poems such as … the Deserted Village, the Traveller, the Hermit … and some amusing ones … A Description of an Author’s Bed-Chamber, the haunch of Venison and we quote here partly due to brevity … Epitaph on Edward Purdon

    Here lies poor Ned Purdon, from misery freed,
    Who long was a bookseller’s hack;
    He led such a damnable life in this world, -
    I don’t think he’ll wish to come back.

    Goldsmith explains … This gentleman was educated at Trinity College, Dublin; but having wasted his patrimony, he enlisted as a foot soldier. Growing tired of that employment, he obtained his discharge, and became a scribbler in the newspapers. He translated Voltaire’s Henriade.

    Oliver Goldsmith interesting Poetry and funnier than you thought.

    $60.00

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