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  • Cocktail Time – P.G. Wodehouse – First Edition 1958

    Cocktail Time – P.G. Wodehouse – First Edition 1958

    First Edition 1958 of a sought-after Wodehouse.

    Published by Herbert Jenkins, London. Octavo, 222 pages. In the preferred slightly chipped dust jacket all in pretty good condition, albeit some spots to page edges.

    Frederick, Fifth Earl of Ickenham has a lot of things on his plate but he gets them (everybody) sorted with much hilarity.

    Sought after Wodehouse – First Edition

    $60.00

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  • Doctor in Love – Richard Gordan – First Edition 1957

    Doctor in Love – Richard Gordan – First Edition 1957

    Anyone who likes Wodehouse will love Richard Gordan and his series of “Doctor” books.

    A first edition, published by Michael Joseph, London in 1957 edition, the fifth in the “Doctor” series.

    Octavo, 188 pages, in very good condition.

    “You can’t go about the country falling in love with girls at your age” … sage advice Grimsdyke gives to his friend Dr Gordon. Another “advisor” observes “the patients don’t like you messing about with their wives unless they know you’ve got one of your own at home”. Taking all this on board matters get complicated and … Dr Gordan finally gets his girl!

    The right girls does turn up for Dr Gordan …

    $30.00

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  • Doctor in the Swim – Richard Gordan – 1962

    Doctor in the Swim – Richard Gordan – 1962

    Anyone who likes Wodehouse will love Richard Gordan and his series of “Doctor” books.

    A first of type, published by the Book Club and Michael Joseph, London in 1962. This one has our favourite dust jacket which gives you a strong hint at the joviality.

    Octavo, 184 pages, in very good condition with a super example of the aforesaid dust jacket.

    Dr Gaston Grimsdyke reflects on his sex life [nothing lewd] that revolves around the coastal goings on of Whortleton-on-Sea. A summer holiday with Anemone and her mother dame Hilda, a famous criminologist ..etc. Hilarious.

    It all goes on at Whortleton …

    $30.00

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  • Doctor Fischer of Geneva or The Bomb Party – Graham Greene – First Edition 1980

    Doctor Fischer of Geneva or The Bomb Party – Graham Greene – First Edition 1980

    A first edition published by The Bodley Head 1980. Octavo, 140 pages, complete dust jacket, a very good copy.

    Seriously hilarious – a shorter tale [Greene would call it an “Entertainment”] about greedy people – Dr Fischer was a naughty man – Greene sees it all!

    The unusual double “choice” title makes sense once read.

    Greene- Bomb’s Going off in Geneva

    $30.00

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  • Doctor at Large – Richard Gordon – 1950′s

    Doctor at Large – Richard Gordon – 1950′s

    Published by Michael Joseph for the Quality Book Club, London 1953 a first of type. Octavo and 248 pages of hilarity, top edge stained maroon as required. A very good copy.

    A young Doctor Gordon finds himself in the usual spot as anew entrant .. competition for promotion does not go his way and he is shuttled off to the Midlands. An experienced practitioner suggests that getting to know fellow doctors wives is a good tactic. Not sure the advisor had in mind Gordan’s interpretation … all good clean fun viz the period.

    Doctors Gordon Larger than Life

    $30.00

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  • Doctor on Toast – Richard Gordan – 1962

    Doctor on Toast – Richard Gordan – 1962

    Published by Michael Joseph for the Book Club, London 1962 a first of type. Octavo and 198 pages of hilarity. A very good copy, in the preferred BC dust jacket.

    Dr Grimsdyke is a well known genius when it comes to disasters, particularly those associated with the heart (love that is not the vital organ). This and other obligations almost ends up in a jail term.

    Down to earth Doctoring

    $30.00

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