Herbert Jenkins, 1940, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First
In the heart of Londons clubland there stands a tall and grimly forbidding edifice known to taxi-drivers and the elegant young men who frequent its precincts as the Drones Club. Yet its somewhat austere exterior belies the atmosphere of cheerful optimism and bonhomie that prevails within. For here it is that young gallants of Mayfair forgather for the pre-luncheon bracer and to touch lightly on the topics of the day. But all is not idle chatter that passes at this hour of the morning snifter--life in its sterner aspects often comes under review and is discussed with a candour that loosens tongues and encourages confidences. Then it is that the Eggs and Beans cluster round and with bated breath listen while a Crumpet holds the floor with a dramatic narrative of domestic disturbances in the life of Bingo Little or perhaps the heart-throb story of Freddie Fitch-Fitch at Droitgate Spa. To the members of the Drones such epics are history in the making and to us because our ribs ache from joyous laughter they are no less significant. 'Eggs, Beans & Crumpets' is vintage Wodehouse - an unbroken succession of uproarious chuckles that persists long after the final page has been reached. To the rear is a 4-page publisher's list & selection of Wodehouse titles. First Printing. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 284 + 4 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact, now in archive acetate film protection. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Black titles spine. red cloth. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction; Novel; Humour. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4164.