WODEHOUSE, P.G. (author). The Mating Season.

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WODEHOUSE, P.G. (author). The Mating Season. London; Herbert Jenkins Limited. [1949].

8vo. Publisher's orange cloth letterd in black to spine and upper board, in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [voi], [7]-246 + [ii] publisher's advert.; an unusually crisp, sharp copy with a strip of minor toning to top, and fore-edges of boards, internally fine and uninscribed, protected by an uncommonly bright and attractive, partially price-clipped dustwrapper with publisher's, or bookseller's, ink-stamped price 6/6d to front flap; a few unobtrusive, and tiny, white spots to upper panel and neat, but unnecessary, paper reinforcement to the reverse at head and tail of spine and 2 corner folds.
First edition. A farcical Jeeves and Wooster classic, considered by aficionados as one of Wodehouse's finest. When Gussie-Fink-Nottle is unable to meet his obligations at Deverill Hall, an enforced absence due to being sentenced to fourteen days "without the option" for excessive revelry in Trafalgar Square, Wooster can read the writing on the wall. Fearing an unwelcome transfer of simpering affection by Gussie's fiancee Madeline he hotfoots it to the Hall to fill in for his friend. A ruse which is not entirely without its complications.

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