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Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE (15 October 1881 – 14 February 1975) was a comic writer who enjoyed enormous popular success during a career of more than seventy years and continues to be widely read.¬† Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse’s main canvas remained that of pre-war English upper-class society, reflecting his birth, education. An acknowledged master of English prose, Wodehouse has been admired by contemporaries such as Hilaire Belloc, Evelyn Waugh and Rudyard Kipling. Remembered today for his Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels, P. G. Wodehouse is considered the best British Humor writers of his time!

Description: Possibly the rarest of all P. G. Wodehouse titles… the elusive 1915 true first edition of Something New. This First U.S. Edition was published on September 3, 1915, under the title Something New.¬†This edition precedes the U.K. edition, published later that year by Methuen under the new title Something Fresh. This is the 1st novel of the “the Blandings Castle Saga”, and introduces the reader to Lord Emsworth of Blandings Castle. There are some significant differences between the true first edition and the later UK edition, though they do not affect the main plot. This True First Edition meets points of issue. Illustrated by F. R. Gruger. Hard bound in original dust jacket. Red cloth boards decorated with gilt titles and scarab beetle. Published by D. Appleton & Co., New York in 1915. Original publishers $1.35 price printed on spine edge. Some minor edge wear to boards which seem slightly cocked. Some minor foxing to page edges, otherwise with interior clean and pages bright. All b&w plates in fine condition. The dust jacket shows some wear and foxing. Tiny chips to spine edges and one small closed tear, otherwise very good. This edition is almost impossible to find in original dust jacket. This jacket now protected in removable archival Brodart protective cover.

Bookseller Inventory # 29959


Something New
Wodehouse, P. G.

Publisher: D. Appleton & Co., New York
Publication Date: 1915
Binding: Hard Bound in Dust Jacket
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Good
Edition: First U. S. Edition (true 1st edition)

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