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P G Wodehouse | The Prince and Betty January 1912 First Edition

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Wodehouse, P.G., The Prince and Betty, New York, W. J. Watt & Co., January 1912, First edition, Jasen 15.

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Wodehouse, P.G., The Prince and Betty, New York, W. J. Watt & Co., “Published January 1912” on verso of frontispiece. First edition. Covers re-enforced with tape. Stamped “H.H.” on front and back end papers. Slightly cocked, otherwise a fair copy. First edition, 300 numbered pages, Jasen 15. Bound in black cloth, lettered in gold with two oval color portraits pasted on the front cover; with a frontispiece and four full-page illustrations by Will Grefe. A romantic novel written for the American market, with “Rupert Smith” attending Harvard. A New York setting with topicality including the slums and one of the first depictions in print about the gangs of New York and also an early inclusion about boxers. There is a brief episode in Merso. Not to be confused with Jasen 16, an entirely different story. Predates the copy Jasen describes as having 302 pages and published February 14, 1912.