This Section is devoted to The Autograph Edition of works by Wodehouse, published by Herbert Jenkins. Volumes in this set have Wodehouse’s signature blind-stamped on the lower right-hand corner of the cover (though some have been seen without this.) The 41 volumes in the set are uniform in size. Each includes a crest on the spine with the title and P. G. Wodehouse in gold.
When the donated title is known to be a first issue, “.1” is seen at the end of the McIlvaine number, such as in “Ka3.1”. Otherwise, the McIlvaine number will be listed as “Ka1” is.
Identifying first issues can be problematic as each title was issued several times, with varying dust wrappers. The number of Autograph Edition titles listed on the dust wrapper can be helpful in assessing the likelihood (but not always the certainty) a volume is a first issue.
We are interested in acquiring the Autograph Edition volumes that have not been donated to the Collection thus far, making allowance that it may not be possible to ascertain if one is a first issue. Only volumes with dust wrappers will be accepted and the Condition Guidelines found on the homepage shall apply.