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Love Among the Chickens

P[elham] G[renville] Wodehouse

P.G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) was an English author of humorous novels and stories. Love Among the Chicken was first published in 1906. Wodehouse revised it in 1920 and it was reissued in 1921 with a new dust jacket, designed by Blampied, which was used until the late 1940s. Blampied designed the dust jacket of another of Wodehouse's novels, Jill the Reckless.

Second edition

Bibliography code: JEN-21.5

Publisher: Herbert Jenkins

Series: none

Year: 1921

Format: 8vo

Pages: viii, 9-256

Binding: Blue cloth in first issue (from ABE); later issues green and orange cloth. BL copy: green cloth w title and author in black and black edge; title, author, publisher in black on spine w bars top and bottom

Size: 192 x 129 mm

Dust jacket: signed Blam, lower right

Internal illustrations: none

Price: 2 shillings 6 pence

Image of dust jacket

Dust jacket (click to enlarge)

Printing history: 'Eleventh printing completing 96,599 copies'. At least 15 printings.

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

Notes: This is the jacket of the 11th printing. The 13th printing is priced at 5 shillings. The jacket of the 15th printing (1949) has an orange background and no price.

My copy of the 11th printing has a sticker for P. Espersen, BOG & PAPIRHANDEL, St. Kongensgade 45, which I think was in Copenhagen.