Joy in the Morning - P. G. Wodehouse 1948 - Herbert Jenkins Limited, London - Second Printing “The super-sticky affair of Nobby Hopwood, Stilton Cheesewright, Florence Craye, my uncle Percy…” is one of those imbroglios that Bertie Wooster believes his biographers will refer to as “The Steeple Bumpleigh Horror”, comments Wodehouse, who referred to ‘Joy in the Morning’ as “the supreme Jeeves novel of all time”.

Bertie's 'well-meant efforts to oil the wheels of commerce, promote the course of true love, and avoid the consequences of a vendetta, makes him the prey of all and sundry.

‘A more brilliant example of Wodehouse’s literary escapism, his capacity to conjure sweetness and light out of airy nothing, would be hard to find.’ -
The Guardian, who chose this as one of their top 100 novels of all time.
  First published in US: August 22 1946 by Doubleday & Company, Garden City, New York.
First published in UK: June 2 1947 by Herbert Jenkins, London.

Provenance: Berdil Wiging, with their name to front and 3/5 ‘56 to rear.

References: The Russian Wodehouse Society. Madame Eulalie. McIlvaine A65.

Octavo (book size 19x12.8cm), pp. 256. In publisher’s red cloth, spine and upper board lettered in gilt. Second state dust jacket priced ‘5’. net’ to spine (first state did not have a price on the spine), and with price of ‘8/6 net’ to lower edge of front flap which lists
Joy in the Morning as latest title.
  Condition: Near fine, split along delicate front free endpaper, and one sentence underlined, in very good dust jacket, toning to spine, some wear to spine ends and corners.   Ref: 111416   Price: HK$ 1,200