Toronto, McClelland & Stewart. 1932, First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket. 312 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H). Orange cloth with black lettering on spine/front board. "Reviewing Mrs. J. Wellington Gedge's worldly goods, one would have thought her cup of happiness must be complete. Yet this was not so. She had a small husband and a large income, and both of these she used relentlessly in her efforts to attain her great ambition - to place her unfortunate husband on an ambassadorial throne. The success of her plans rested upon the shoulders of Senator Opal and the Vicomte de Blissac, but such is the way of Fate that the Senator's daughter Jane, Packy Franklyn, Blair Eggleston and Soup Slattery and Oily Carlisle were all in a measure responsible for the sudden turn of events. This diverting yarn shows P.G.W. at his merriest and maddest." Previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper, very small hole in half-title page, light browning and a few small stains on edges of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, one tiny corner bump, tiny dent on bottom edge of front board, slight fading on spine and bottom edge of front board, slight darkening to edges of boards, darkening on hinges. Dust jacket has chips and tears, edge wrinkling/creasing, fading to spine color - lettering still very legible, light soiling, small area of liquid stains on inside bottom edge. Very Good-/Fair.
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Book number: 27939
USD 275.00 [Appr.: EURO 244 | £UK 218.75 | JP¥ 29403]
Keywords: British Authors, Humour, Humorists, 20th Century, American High Society, Politics.