Arundel Place, London S.W. until 1916, at least, then 3 Duke of York Street, St. James's, London S.W.1.
Herbert Jenkins (1876-1923) was a writer as well as a publisher. He died aged 47 y but his company continued until the early 1960s. His most famous creation as a novelist was Joseph Bindle, who apppeared in a number of Jenkins' novels between 1916 and 1924. The character of Bindle was drawn on the dust jackets of the novels by Saloman van Abbé, who was Edmund Blampied's brother-in-law.
Herbert Jenkins published several novels written by P.G. Wodehouse, two of which were published with a jacket design by Blampied (see below). The true first editions of these books sell for several thousand pounds but later impressions with the same jacket are less costly and quite common.
As well as publishing first editions of new novels, the company also re-issued novels by Victorian authors such as Harrison Ainsworth, who had died in 1888, and gave them a striking new dust jacket to try to make up for their dreariness (see below). I suspect that Blampied designed more dust jackets for Herbert Jenkins than I have found because some were only identified because Blampied had pasted the panel of some jackets into an album (see an example, left), probably retrospectively. The album is not complete and the jackets are in no particular order. I have since found all but one of the books in Blampied's album, plus several other new jackets, just by searching on the internet.
Most of the jackets are lovely, fanciful designs. He was at the peak of his work designing dust jackets, I think. Please look at them.
Detail from the dust jacket of Hidden Fires by Mrs Patrick McGill
● Click on the thumbnail to see a large image; click on the link to see details of each book and an image, if available.
JEN-15.1: Sally on the Rocks by Winifred Boggs (Dust jacket of novel)
JEN-15.2: Doreen, The Story of a Singer by Edna Lyall (Dust jacket of novel)
JEN-16.1: Credulity Island - A Book of Laughter by Frederick Watson (Dust jacket of novel)
JEN-17.1: My Wife by Edward Burke (Dust jacket of novel)
JEN-19.1: Spanish Doubloons by Camilla Kenyon (Dust jacket of novel)
JEN-20.1: The House that Jill Built by Ethel Carnie Holdsworth (Dust jacket of novel)
JEN-20.2: The Bartered Bride by Mrs Patrick MacGill (Dust jacket of novel)
JEN-21.1: Telling Fortunes by Tea Leaves by Cicely Kent (Dust jacket of novel)
JEN-21.2: Telling Fortunes by Cards by Cicely Kent (Dust jacket of novel)
JEN-21.3: Hidden Fires by Mrs Patrick MacGill (Dust jacket of novel)
JEN-21.4: Love Among the Chickens by P.G. Wodehouse (Dust jacket of novel)
JEN-21.5: Jill the Reckless by P.G. Wodehouse (Dust jacket of novel)
JEN-22.1: Killigrew by Alan Dare (Dust jacket of novel)
JEN-22.2: Wishes Limited by W.A. Darlington (Dust jacket of novel)
JEN-23.1: The Lancashire Witches by Harrison Ainsworth (Dust jacket of novel)
JEN-16.?: Netherleigh by W. Riley (Dust jacket of novel)