Hard Cover. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955. First Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
First American edition, first printing. Publisher's blue paper-covered boards, lettered in gilt and brown; original orange wraparound pictorial dust jacket, lettered in black and white, designed by Dick Dodge. Near fine book, with light toning to head of spine and top edges of boards, light spotting to front endpapers, and small closed tear to fore edge of p. 55; very good unclipped dust jacket with light spotting to rear panel and front flap, a few light nicks and small closed tears to edges, pen squiggle to right margin of rear panel, and a tiny chip to foot of spine. Overall, an attractive copy. In Bertie Wooster Sees it Through, Bertie grows a mustache, and Florence Craye, a woman whom he was formerly engaged to, loves it. The two go to a nightclub together, and when her new fiancé, "Stilton" Cheesewright, finds out he becomes enraged and comes to Brinkley Court, home of Bertie's Aunt Dahlia, to have it out with Bertie. Meanwhile, Bertie attempts to steal his Aunt Dahlia's fake pearl necklace to prevent her husband, Tom, from discovering that she pawned the real one. Bertie Wooster Sees It Through, first published in London by Herbert Jenkins as Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit, is Wodehouse's seventh Jeeves novel and sixtieth book overall. In Rex Lardner's New York Times review of the book, he writes, "If Jeeves, like his creator, seems one of those troglodytes destined to go on forever, this reader (for one) would be among the last to complain."