1. *The Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow. London, Hurst and Blackett, 1898.

    A4 B-Z8 AA4. Pp. [8] 1 2-360.
    Contents: [1-2] blank; [3] half-title: The Second Thoughts / of / An Idle Fellow; [4] blank; [5] title-page; [6] RICHARD CLAY & SONS, LIMITED, / LONDON & BUNGAY; [7] CONTENTS; [8] blank; 1 2-28 THE SECOND THOUGHTS / OF / AN IDLE FELLOW / [short rule] / ON THE ART OF MAKING UP ONE’S MIND; 29-52 ON THE DISADVANTAGE OF NOT GETTING / WHAT ONE WANTS; 53-90 ON THE EXCEPTIONAL MERIT ATTACHING / TO THE THINGS WE MEANT TO DO; 91-118 ON THE PREPARATION AND EMPLOYMENT / OF LOVE PHILTRES; 119-48 ON THE DELIGHTS AND BENEFITS OF / SLAVERY; 149-74 ON THE CARE AND MANAGEMENT OF / WOMEN; 175-214 ON THE MINDING OF OTHER PEOPLE’S / BUSINESS; 215-44 ON THE TIME WASTED IN LOOKING BEFORE / ONE LEAPS; 245-70 ON THE NOBILITY OF OURSELVES; 271-300 ON THE MOTHERLINESS OF MAN; 301-34 ON THE INADVISABILITY OF FOLLOWING / ADVICE; 334-60 ON THE PLAYING OF MARCHES AT THE / FUNERALS OF MARIONETTES.
    Printed on wove paper, size 189 x 125mm. Top and fore-edge uncut.
    Inserted following the last signature is a 16 page list of Hurst & Blackett’s 3/6 series..
    *Dull green cloth, with black lettering on front, gilt on spine; spine: THE / SECOND THOUGHTS / OF AN / IDLE FELLOW / JEROME K. / JEROME / LONDON / HURST & BLACKETT
    Listed in English Catalogue, August 1898, 3/6; reviewed in The Times, 27 August 1898, 11.
    Copies seen: FR; APR (12)..
    Reprinted several times, September 1898 to December 1906.
    Copies seen: APR (15, various printings).

  2. Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow. London, Hurst & Blackett, 1911. Popular edition.
    Printed from the plates of the first edition, above.
    Red cloth, lettered in black on spine..
    Listed in English Catalogue, July 1911, 1/-.
    Copies seen: APR.
  3. The Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow. Leipzig, Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1898.
    18 2-178 184. Pp. 1-7 8-278 279-80. Stapled.
    Contents: 1 half-title: COLLECTION / OF / BRITISH AUTHORS / TAUCHNITZ EDITION. / VOL. 3320. / THE SECOND THOUGHTS OF AN IDLE FELLOW. / BY / JEROME K. JEROME. / IN ONE VOLUME.; 2 list of other Jerome titles in Tauchnitz editions; 3 title-page; 4 blank; 5 CONTENTS.; 6 blank; 7 8-278 text; 279 [short rule] / PRINTING OFFICE OF THE PUBLISHER. / [short rule]; 280 blank.
    Printed on wove paper, size 164 x 118mm. Edges uncut.
    Buff paper cover, lettered in black on front and spine.
    Copies seen: FR (1921 printing with no date on title-page); APR (5).
  4. *Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow. New York, Dodd, Mead and Company, 1898.

    ?4 1-108 118 12-218. Pp. [2] i-v vi 1 2-333 334-36.
    Contents: [2] blank; i half-title: Second Thoughts of an / Idle Fellow; ii blank; iii title-page; iv Copyright, 1898, / BY DODD, MEAD AND COMPANY / [gothic type face] University Press: / JOHN WILSON AND SON, CAMBRIDGE, U. S. A. / v-vi Contents; 1 2-333 text; 334-36 blank.
    Printed on laid paper, chain lines horizontal, size 180 x 118mm.
    *Dull green cloth, with gilt lettering on front and spine; spine: SECOND / THOUGHTS / OF AN / IDLE / FELLOW / [short rule] / JEROME / K · / JEROME / [22mm. wide] DODD, MEAD / & COMPANY
    Listed in Publisher’s Weekly 1394, 15 October 1898; American Catalog 1895-1900, $1.25; reviewed in New York Times (Saturday Review of Books), 5 November 1898, 731.
    Copies seen: FR; APR (2).
    Copies also seen (FR) with spine as above, but publisher’s name 23mm. wide; also with publisher’s name ‘Dodd, Mead / & Company’; also copies on laid paper with chain lines vertical.
    Reprinted a number of times, 1899 to 1910.
    Copies seen: FR (2); APR.

  5. Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow. Toronto, The Copp, Clark Company, Limited, 1898.
    ?4 1-108 118 12-218. Pp. [2] i-v vi 1 2-333 334-36.
    Contents: [2] blank; i half-title: Second Thoughts of an / Idle Fellow; ii blank; iii title-page; iv Copyright, 1898, by Dodd, Mead & Company, / for the United States of America. / [short rule] / Printed at the University Press by John Wilson and Son, / Cambridge, Mass., U. S. A.; v-vi Contents; 1 2-333 text; 334-36 blank.
    Text printed from the plates of the Dodd, Mead edition on laid paper, chain lines horizontal, size 180 x 118mm.
    Binding as the Dodd, Mead edition, with omission of publisher’s name at foot of spine.
    Copies seen: FR.
  6. Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow. New York, A.Wessels Company, 1901.
    Unsigned, 1-228 234 (including front endpaper). Obsolete signatures 1-10, 12-21 on 5th leaf of 1-10, 12-22. Pp. [2] i-v vi 1 2-333 334-36.
    Contents: [1] paste-down; [2] blank; i half-title: Second Thoughts of an / Idle Fellow; ii blank; iii title-page; iv Copyright, 1898, / BY DODD, MEAD AND COMPANY. / v-vi Contents; 1 2-333 text; 334-36 blank.
    Text printed from the plates of the Dodd, Mead edition on wove paper, size 181 x 122mm.
    Grey cloth with dull purple lettering on front and spine.
    Copies seen: FR; Boston Public Library, Georgetown University Library.
    Also issued in paper covers, price 50¢. (Pan-American Library, no. 3)
    Listed in Publisher’s Weekly 1531, 1 June 1901; American Catalog 1900-1905]
  7. Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow. New York, Grosset & Dunlap.
    Unsigned, 1-228 234 (including rear endpaper). Obsolete signatures 1-10, 12-21 on 4th leaf of 1-10, 12-22. Pp. i-v vi 1 2-333 334-38.
    Contents: i half-title: Second Thoughts of an / Idle Fellow; ii blank; iii title-page; iv Copyright, 1898, / BY DODD, MEAD AND COMPANY. / v-vi Contents; 1 2-333 text; 334-38 blank.
    Text printed from the plates of the Dodd, Mead edition on wove paper, size 180 x 122mm.
    Grey cloth, with dark blue lettering on front and spine (style as in the Wessels edition, above).
    Copies seen: FR.
  8. Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow. New York, Barse & Hopkins.
    Unsigned, 116 (-1.1) 2-1016 1116 (-11.15, 11.16). Contains obsolete signatures in most gatherings. Pp. [2] v vi 1 2-333 334-42.
    Contents: [1] half-title: Second Thoughts of an / Idle Fellow; [2] blank; v-vi Contents; 1 2-333 text; 334-42 blank.
    Printed on much lighter weight wove paper than the above editions, size 161 x 114mm. 10mm. from the spine, punched through with two holes and tied with red ribbon.
    Text printed from the plates of the Dodd, Mead edition.
    Frontispiece and title-page are on plate paper, inserted after 1.2. On title-page verso: Copyright, 1898, / BY DODD, MEAD AND CO. , / for the United States of America; Stiff red paper cover, lettered in front in red on gold background.
    Copies seen: FR.
  9. Second Thoughts of an Idle fellow. Gloucester, Alan Sutton, 1983. Paper.
    Not seen.
  10. Second Thoughts of an Idle fellow. Gloucester, Alan Sutton, 1987.
    Pp. 1-7 8-192.
    Printed on wove paper, size 191 x 126mm.
    Black paper cover, lettered in white and red, with coloured illustration on front of sailor and passenger on board ship.
    Copies seen: FR.