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Jill the Reckless

P[elham] G[renville] Wodehouse

P.G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) was an English author of humorous novels and stories. Jill the Reckless was first published in 1921 with a dust jacket designed by Blampied which was used until the 1940s. It had been published in the USA the year before by George H. Doran under the title The Little Warrior. Blampied designed the dust jacket of another of Wodehouse's novels, Love Among the Chickens.

First edition

Bibliography code: JEN-21.6

Publisher: Herbert Jenkins

Series: none

Year: 1921 (dated MCMXXI on title page)

Format: 8vo

Pages: 313; 6 pp adverts in later printing

Binding: Green cloth with title, author and publisher in black on spine with publishers logo, and title and author on front cover with black border; publisher's logo on rear

Size: 190 x 130 mm

Dust jacket: signed Blam, lower right

Internal illustrations: none

Price: 7 shillings 6 pence

Image of dust jacket

Dust jacket of 13th printing(click to enlarge)

Printing history: 'Thirteenth printing completing 110,638 copies'. Fourteenth printing seen.

Printed by: Purnell and Sons, Paulton (Somerset) and London

Notes: The first edition is dated MCMXXI on the title page; a copy dated MCMXXII has been seen; most later impressions have no date. This is the jacket of the 13th printing priced at 5 shillings using a sticker over the price of 2/6d. The first edition cost 7 shillings and 6 pence in 1921.