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WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Uneasy Money

London: Methuen, 1917


8vo, pp. 279, 31 pp. advertisements dated 6 July 1917 bound in at rear. Original light red boards, lettered in black to front panel and spine. A little cocked, signs of strengthening to spine and some wear to spine ends, bumping to corners, two small abrasions to front panel. Small owner's signature pencilled to ffep.


First UK edition, preceded by the US edition published in March 1916. Between publication of the US and the UK editions, Uneasy Money was serialised in the Saturday Evening Post in the US, and in The Strand magazine in the UK.

The UK edition of Uneasy Money is considerably shorter than both its US counterpart, and the Strand's serialised version. It is also much, much scarcer than the US edition: we can find only one copy to have appeared at auction in the last twenty years (Heineman sale, Sotheby's, 1998). Nick Townend's monograph discussing comparative scarcity of Wodehouse's UK editions for the journal Wooster Sauce [March 2016] ranks only the legendary Wodehouse rarity The Globe By The Way Book as more difficult to find.

Not the prettiest of copies, but the prettiest copy we're likely to encounter for a while. Rare.

£2,500.00
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