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The Intrusion of Jimmy

The Intrusion of Jimmy

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The Intrusion of Jimmy

by Pelham Grenville "P G" Wodehouse (1881-1975) Inscribed

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314 pages with color lithographic frontispiece and 4 black and white illustrations by Will Grefé. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 5 1/4") bound in original publisher's pictorial black cloth stamped in grey and yellow, lettered in gilt, with applied chromolithographic illustration housed in custom cloth clamshell box. Inscribed in bold hand by author. (McIlvaine A13a) First edition.

A Gentleman of Leisure is a novel by P G Wodehouse. The basic plot first appeared in a novella, The Gem Collector, in the December 1909 issue of Ainslee's Magazine.

It was substantially revised and expanded for publication as a book under the title The Intrusion of Jimmy by Tit-Bits between 11 June and 10 September before being published as A Gentleman of Leisure by Alston Rivers Ltd, London, on 15 November 1910. There are minor textual differences between the American and British editions of the book. A Gentleman of Leisure was adapted for the stage in 1911 and has twice been filmed, in 1915 and 1923.

Condition: Inscribed in bold hand by author: "To Miss Margaret Fraser with the author's compliments / P.G. Wodehouse / May 16, 1910." Light rubbing, vertical crease along spine top outside corner of upper cover bumped. Clamshell enclosure lightly soiled and faded else very good to fine in a very good enclosure.


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The Intrusion of Jimmy
Pelham Grenville "P G" Wodehouse (1881-1975) Inscribed
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314 pages with color lithographic frontispiece and 4 black and white illustrations by Will Grefé
Small octavo
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Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...
Generally refers to minor discoloration or staining.
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...
Clamshell Box
A protective box designed for storing and preserving a bound book or loose sheets. A clamshell box is hinged on one side, with...
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
Good describes the average used and worn book that has all pages or leaves present. Any defects must be noted. (as defined by AB...
When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has been...
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.

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