London: Herbert Jenkins Limited. First UK edition. Hardcover. 252pp. Octavo [19 cm] Orange cloth covered boards with black ink stamped titles on the spine and front cover. Very good. The extremities are gently bumped, rubbed and faded. The spine is barely perceptibly rolled. The edges of the text block are foxed. There is a former owner's name in pen on the front free endsheet, and the pages are subtly yellowed. The dust jacket is in very good condition. Lightly foxed, rubbed and soiled. There is a small loss from the paper at the head of the spine, and there are 6 closed tears in the mildly creased edges. The longest closed tears measure 1 and 1/2 inches long. Despite the above flaws the jacket is still bright and attractive. Item #31253
Jasen 65A. Wodehouse debuted in the literary world first as a free-lance writer, contributing humorous stories to Punch and the London Globe, where he had a column called By the Way. Most of Wodehouse's stories were first serialized at the Saturday Evening Post.