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A Century of Humour Edited by P.G. Wodehouse First Edition 1934

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Author: edited by P.G. Wodehouse

 

Title: A Century of Humour

 

Year of Publication: 1934

 

Edition:first edition

 

Publisher: Hutchinson & Co, London

 

Size of Book:  5½ x 8¾ with the spine measuring 2 inches (approximately

 

 

Brief Details of this Book:

 

This book has a 3-page Preface by P.G. Wodehouse and contributions from a large number of authors too many to mention each but includes

 

  • Ben Travers (“The Nutcracker”),
  • William Makepeace Thackeray (“The Persecution of British Footmen”),
  • Jerome K. Jerome (“Three Men In A Boat”),
  • A.A. Milne (“The House Warming”),
  • Irving Washington (“Rip Van Winkle”),
  • Arthur Conan Doyle (“The Parish Magazine”),
  • Eden Phillpotts (“Quite Out Of The Common”),
  • P.G. Wodehouse (“The Exit Of Battling Billson”),
  • Oscar Wilde (“The Canterville Ghost”),
  • H.G. Wells (“The Truth About Pyecraft”),
  • Albert Smith (“Delightful People”),
  • Hilaire Belloc (“On Conversations In Trains”),
  • Charles Dickens (“Sentiment”),
  • G.K. Chesterton (“The Mistake Of The Machine”),
  • and so many others.

 

A fascinating book to have so many great authors in one volume.

 

 

Condition of the Binding:

 

The original yellow binding has the title with decoration to the front board, the title and an illustration of a joker to the spine, and a plain back board. The binding is in Good condition being complete but with dust stains and marks, darkening to the spine, wear to the top and bottom of the spine, and the spine attached to the book but with separation from the back board and in need of re-gluing.

 

 

Condition of the Pages:
 

This first edition of A Century of Humour has 1024 numbered pages that in overall Very Good + condition with light age-toning confined mainly to the edges of the pages.

 

 

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A Century of Humour First Edition 1934 Front Endpapers
A Century of Humour First Edition 1934 Half Title Page
A Century of Humour First Edition 1934 Title Page
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A Century of Humour First Edition 1934 Rear Endpapers