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  1. *Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Bristol, J. W. Arrowsmith, 1889.

    14 2-218 . Pp. [8] 1 2-315 [5]. Collation and pagination include endpapers.
    Contents: [1] paste-down; [2] advertisements on front endpaper headed: J. W. ARROWSMITH, BRISTOL / [rule] / ARROWSMITH’S 2/- SERIES / Crown 8vo. Boards. (lists 5 titles, beginning Dead Men’s Dollars, ending Francis and Frances); [3] half-title: THREE MEN IN A BOAT / (TO SAY NOTHING OF THE DOG); [4] blank; [5] title-page; [6] blank; [7] PREFACE.; [8] blank; 1 2-315 text; [1-3] advertisements; [4] I I QUAY STREET, BRISTOL. / [rule] READY IN OCTOBER. / [short rule] / Broad cap 8vo, 142pp., cloth 3/6. / PRINCE PRIGIO / BY / ANDREW LANG. [etc.]; [5] paste-down.
    Front endpaper is part of the first gathering; advertisements at end, including endpaper, are part of the final gathering of text (signature 21).
    First issue points: ornamental initial ‘T’ on p.1 is undamaged; there is no moon in the illustration on p.20; ornamental initial ‘I’ on pp. 77 and 95 is inverted (but correct on pp. 164 and 181); the word ‘stream’ is present at the end of p.271.
    Printed on wove paper, size 186 x 117mm.
    *Dark green cloth, with black lettering on front, gilt on spine; spine: THREE MEN / IN A BOAT. / JEROME K. JEROME / [publisher’s device]. The possible significance of the heading on the front endpaper heading and the ornamental initials was discussed by Geoffrey Henderson in “Three Men in a Boat – the First Issue?” Antiquarian Book 5 no. 11 (November 1978): 474-75. Further study has revealed additional changes, noted below.
    Previously serialized in Home Chimes, New Series, vol. 6, September-December 1888, vol. 7, January-June 1889.
    Listed in English Catalogue 1881-89, 3/6.
    Copies seen: Bodleian Library – Arch. H.e.172, with dedication facing title-page ‘To his First (& only) Mate / This Toy is affectionately presented by / The Skipper’; British Library ? 012632.i.2, accession date 23 September 1889, rebound, lacks endpapers; Cambridge University Library, accession date 14 October 1889; Bill Newsom (2 copies).
    We have identified at least three more states that occurred within weeks or months of the first issue publication date and before the change of publisher’s address on the title-page to ‘II QUAY STREET’:
    Second state: a moon appears in the illustration on p.20 (possibly caused by a plate flaw);
    the inverted initials on pp. 77 and 95 are corrected.
    Copies seen: APR; Bill Newsom (2 copies, with inscriptions dated 26 September 1889 and 19 October 1889).
    Third state: the heading of the front endpaper is changed to ‘II QUAY STREET, BRISTOL’.
    Copies seen: APR (3); Bill Newsom (3 copies, one inscribed December 1889).
    Fourth state: the ornamental initial ‘T’ on p.1 has a flaw below the head of the dragon on the left side; the word stream is missing from the end of p. 271.
    Copies seen: FR (2); APR (3); Bill Newsom (1).

  2. *Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Bristol, J. W. Arrowsmith, 1889.

    14 2-218 . Pp. [8] 1 2-315 [5]. Collation and pagination include endpapers.
    Contents: [1] paste-down; [2] ARROWSMITH’S 2/- SERIES / Crown 8vo. Boards’; [3] half-title: THREE MEN IN A BOAT / (TO SAY NOTHING OF THE DOG); [4] blank; [5] title-page; [6] blank; [7] PREFACE.; [8] blank; 1 2-315 text; [1] blank; [2-4] advertisements; [5] paste-down.
    Printed on wove paper, size 183 x 12mm. Dark green cloth, with black lettering on front, gilt on spine, as previous issue. This version, with revised publisher’s imprint, was reprinted many times from late 1889 to 1908. The advertisements are initially the same as in the previous issue, but by 1893 the list of the 2/- series on the front endpaper increases to eight titles; and from about 1901, it is replaced by advertisements for the 6/- series. Changes also occur in the advertisements at the end. However, the publisher neglected to change the Prince Prigio “Ready in October “ announcement until 1891, so it is of no help in determining the actual date of an impression. When this version was first printed, the illustration on page 20 was returned to its original state, and the word “stream” restored on p. 217. However, the damaged initial ‘T’ on p. 1 was not corrected until 1891 or later.
    Copies seen: FR (2); APR (51); Bill Newsom (11); University of Illinois Library.

  3. *Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Bristol, J. W. Arrowsmith, [1909].
    16 2-218. Pp. i-ix x xi-xii 1 2-315 [5]. Collation and pagination include endpapers.
    Contents: i paste-down; ii blank; iii half-title: THREE MEN IN A BOAT / (TO SAY NOTHING OF THE DOG); iv blank; v title-page; vi blank; vii PUBLISHER’S ADVERTISEMENT. [dated BRISTOL, March, 1909.]; viii blank; [ix-x] AUTHOR’S ADVERTISEMENT.; xi PREFACE. / [short rule]; xii blank; 1 2-315 text; [1] [within rules] A Selection from / Arrowsmith’s Six Shilling Series. / [short rule] [beginning with The Prisoner of Zenda, ending with Green Overcoat, The]; [2] [within rules] SELECTION FROM / Arrowsmith’s 3/6 Books. / Crown 8vo, cloth./ [short rule] [beginning with Three Men in a Boat, ending with Angel Esquire]; [3] [within rules] Arrowsmith’s Shilling / Reprint Series [lists nine titles, beginning with Ziska, the Problem of a Wicked Soul, ending with A Daughter of Astrea]; [4] blank; [5] paste-down].
    Title-page, apart from imprint, is similar to that of the first edition, including the 1889 date, but is reset, as is the entire text. This should therefore properly be described as the second edition; but Arrowsmith’s publishing history of the book, included in the 1924 “third edition,” persists in listing this edition and its eight reprints (from 1910 to 1922) as reprints of the first edition.
    Printed on wove paper, size 180 x 121mm.
    Dark green cloth, early printings black lettering on front, gilt on spine, later printings black on both front and spine, design as first edition.
    Copies seen: FR; APR (10).
    Arrowsmith issued a “2nd edition” in November, 1917, reprinted 10 times between December 1917 and March, 1924, which we have not seen; and a “3rd edition” in October 1924, reprinted in 1927 and 1929. Apart from the title-page and preliminaries, this is a reprint of the 1909 edition, and we assume that this is also true of the 1917 “2nd edition”.
    The “3rd edition” is bound in light blue cloth, lettered in black on front and spine.
    Copies seen: Bill Newsom; APR (1927 reprint); FR (1929 reprint).
  4. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Cheap Edition. Bristol, J. W. Arrowsmith, December 1917.
    248p. No illustrations. Reprinted a number of times between 1917 and July 1943 (“102nd impression”).
    1933 impression in light blue cloth, gilt lettered on spine; 1941 impression in orange cloth.
    Copies seen: APR (7, from 95th, 1941 to 102nd, 1943)
  5. 5 Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Bristol, J. W. Arrowsmith, November 1938.
    247p. Illustrated. “92nd impression.” Reprinted several times.
    (“101st impression”, 1943) Black cloth, lettered on the spine either in blue or in red.
    (“105th impression”, 1944) Dark blue cloth; gilt image of man poling on bottom right of front; gilt lettered on spine.
    Copies seen: APR (3, “101st impression”, 1943; “105th impression”, 1944).
  6. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). London, The Classics Book Club, 1941.
    Pp. i-v vi-viii 1-247 248.
    Printed by Arrowsmith, using plates of the 1938 edition.
    Printed on wove paper, size 183 x 123mm.
    Black cloth, gilt lettered on spine.
    Copies seen: FR; APR.
  7. 7 Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Bristol, J. W. Arrowsmith, December, 1944.
    190p. No illustrations. “106th impression.”
    “106th impression” in lavender cloth , lettered in dark blue on spine; also in black cloth, lettered in light blue on spine; “108th impression” in orange cloth, lettered in light blue on spine.
    Copies seen: APR (4, “106th–109th” impressions,” 1944-1948).
  8. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). London, Dent, [1950].
    190p.
    Printed from the plates of the Arrowsmith edition of December 1944.
    Orange cloth, dark red lettering on spine.
    Copies seen: APR (12, “110th–116th” impressions, 1950 to 1960].
    The University of Illinois Library has “117th impression,” 1963.
  9. *Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). New York, Henry Holt and Company, 1890.

    Unsigned, 1-198. Pp. [4] 1-298 299-300.
    Contents: [1] title-page; [2] blank; [3] PREFACE.; [4] blank; 1-298 text; 299-300 blank.
    Textual notes: p. 57, line 16: ‘shant’; p. 120, line 26: ‘Basingstroke’; p. 277, lines 8-9 ‘Barley Mow’; p. 277, line 20: ‘Barlow Mow’.
    Printed on smooth wove paper, size 186 x 126mm.
    Endpapers patterned with green leafy design.
    *Dull turquoise blue cloth, with gilt lettering on front and spine; spine: THREE / MEN / IN A / BOAT [short rule] / JEROME / HENRY HOLT & Co.
    Listed in Publisher’s Weekly 946, 15 March 1890; American Catalog 1884-90, $1.25,
    Copies seen: FR; APR.

    There appear to have been several printings of this edition; some have plain endpapers, some are printed on a coarser wove paper. The colour of the binding varies, some being light turquoise blue or a brighter blue. Some have the publisher’s name on the spine in two lines ‘HENRY HOLT / AND COMPANY’ either 19mm. or 25mm. wide.
    Copies seen [19mm.]: FR; Bodleian Library – 256.e.18145; FR; University of California, Berkeley, Library; [25mm.].

    Also issued in paper covers, price 40¢.
    Listed in United States Catalog, 1899.

  10. Three Men in a Boat. (To Say Nothing of the Dog). New York, P. F. Collier, Publisher, 65 Warren Street, 1890. (Once a Week Library).
    158p.
    Printed on poor wove paper, size 176 x 136mm.
    Buff paper covers; front: [fancy type faces] ONCE A WEEK / • LIBRARY • / Issued Semi-Monthly. Entered at the Post-Office at New York as second-class matter. / VOL. II. NO. 4. OCTOBER 1, 1890.
    Copies seen: FR.
  11. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Leipzig, Heinemann and Balestier Limited, 1891. (The English Library, no. 43).
    Pp [8] 1 2-247 248.
    Printed on wove paper, size 154 x 113mm.
    Inserted after the final gathering is a 16 page list of the English Library, dated June 1891; on the back paste-down is a numerical list, ending with #43.
    Brown patterned endpapers.
    Quarter bound in red cloth; black spine, gilt lettered.
    Copies seen: APR (1894); Bodleian Library.
    Frequently reprinted
  12. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1913.
    Printed from the plates of the Heinemann & Balestier edition; frequently reprinted.
    Copies seen: APR (1934, 1940).
  13. Three Men in a Boat. (To Say Nothing of the Dog). New York, Butler Brothers.
    170p. (Wellesley Series, no. 41).
    Printed on poor wove paper, size 178 x 120mm.
    Buff paper cover, lettered in black:
    Copies seen: FR.
  14. Three Men in a Boat. (To Say Nothing of the Dog). New York, The F. M. Lupton Publishing Company, Nos. 72-76 Walker Street.
    170p.
    Text printed from the same plates as the Butler Brothers edition, above.
    Printed on poor wove paper, size 180 x 121mm.
    Issued at several different prices, in paper and cloth covers, and in several series (Stratford Edition; Bijou Series).
    Copies seen: FR (3); University of Toronto Library.
  15. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Federal Book (formerly Lupton). 20¢., 25¢.; paper 10¢., 15¢., 25¢.
    170p.
    Listed in United States Catalog, 1902.
    Not seen. Copy at University of Virginia Library.
  16. Three Men in a Boat. (To Say Nothing of the Dog). New York, The Phœnix Publishing Company, 1892.
    170p.
    Text printed from the same plates as the Butler Brothers edition, above.
    Printed on laid paper, chain lines horizontal, size 180 x 120mm.
    Red cloth, decorated in black.
    Copies seen: FR.
  17. Three Men in a Boat. (To Say Nothing of the Dog). New York, M. J. Ivers & Co., Publishers, 379 Pearl Street. (American Series).
    264p. Stapled.
    Printed on poor wove paper, size 178 x 121mm.
    Paper covers, blue and white.
    Copies seen: FR.
  18. Three Men in a Boat. (To Say Nothing of the Dog). New York, A. L. Burt Company.
    264p.
    Not seen. Copies at Alfred University Library, University of Washington Library..
  19. Three Men in a Boat. New York, George Munro’s Sons, Publishers, 17 to 27 Vandewater Street.
    220p.
    Printed on poor wove paper, size 185 x128mm.
    Blue cloth, lettered in white on front.
    Copies seen: FR; APR.
  20. 20 Three Men in a Boat. (To Say Nothing of the Dog). New York, International Book Company, 3, 4, 5 and 6 Mission Place. (Columbus Series).
    220p.
    Text printed from the same plates as the George Munro’s Sons edition, above.
    Printed on poor wove paper, size 181 x 119mm.
    Front and back endpapers each have three pages of advertisements, in red, on smooth cream coloured paper. Front: [1] (verso of paste-down) The Burlington Route; [2] John P. Lovell Arms Co. and United States Book Company; [3] Lovell’s Literature Series (with manyRuskin and Carlyle titles); back: [1] the Empire Publishing Company; [2] Ceylon Planters’ Tea Company; [3] (recto of paste-down) the Charles A. Vogeler Co., Emerson Drug Co. and United States Book Company.
    Red and black decorated cloth.
    Copies seen: FR.
  21. Three Men in a Boat. (To Say Nothing of the Dog). New York, J. S. Ogilvie.
    220p.
    (Fireside Series, no. 116).
    Not seen. Listed in catalogue of the New York Public Library, but copy missing.
  22. Three Men in a Boat. (To Say Nothing of the Dog). Chicago, Donohue, Henneberry & Co., 407-429 Dearborn St. (The Ideal Library).
    Pp. [3] 6-296 297-98.. Stapled.
    Printed on poor wove paper, size 181 x 120mm.
    Buff paper cover, lettered in blue.
    Copies seen: FR.
    Red cloth (not identified as The Ideal Library)\
    Copies seen: FR..
  23. Three Men in a Boat Chicago, M. A. Donohue & Co., 407-429 Dearborn St.
    296p.
    Frontispiece (portrait) and title-page, on plate paper, inserted before text.
    Title-page printed in red and black.
    Text printed from the same plates as the Donohue, Henneberry edition, above..
    Printed on wove paper, size 147 x 101mm.
    Quarter bound with silver pattern on white spine; front and back, pale beige cloth with pattern of small red flowers.
    Copies seen: FR; University of Illinois Library.
  24. Three Men in a Boat. (To Say Nothing of the Dog). Chicago, Thompson & Thomas, 26 Wabash Avenue.
    296p.
    Text printed from the same plates as the Donohue, Henneberry edition, above.
    Printed on poor wove paper, size 182 x 120mm.
    Dark red cloth, gilt lettered on spine.
    Copies seen: FR.
  25. Three Men in a Boat. (To Say Nothing of the Dog). New York, Bay View Publishing Co.
    271p.
    Frontispiece and title-page, on coated paper, inserted before text.
    Printed on wove paper, size 147 x 98mm.
    Frontispiece (setting up tent in rain) signed C. Jefferson; plates face pp. 50, 98, 170, 200.
    Greenish-blue cloth, gilt lettered front and spine.
    Copies seen: FR.
  26. Three Men in a Boat. (To Say Nothing of the Dog). New York, Hurst and Company, Publishers.
    271p.
    Text printed from the same plates as the Bay View edition, above.
    Printed on wove paper, size 150 x 104mm.
    Frontispiece on plate paper, as in Bay View edition, inserted before p.1.
    Dull brownish yellow cloth, with illustration on front.
    Copies seen: FR.
  27. Three Men in a Boat. (To Say Nothing of the Dog). New York, Hurst and Company, Publishers.
    271p.
    Text printed from the same plates as the Bay View edition, above.
    Printed on coarse wove paper, size 183 x 123mm.
    Dark green cloth, blind stamped on front with ornament in center. Gilt lettered on spine.
    Copies seen: FR; University of Illinois Library (with frontispiece on plate paper).
  28. Three Men in a Boat. (To Say Nothing of the Dog). Philadelphia, The Rodgers Company.
    271p.
    Text printed from the same plates as the Bay View edition, above.
    Printed on wove paper, size 145 x 95mm.
    Frontispiece on plate paper inserted before p.1. Frontispiece and plates as in the Bay View edition.
    Grey cloth, lettered on front and spine in silver, and with dark blue floral designs outlined in silver, and a background of short dark blue wavy lines.
    Copies seen: FR.
  29. Three Men in a Boat. (To Say Nothing of the Dog). New York, A. L. Burt, Publisher, 52-58 Duane Street.
    332p.
    Contents: 1-284 Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog); 285-332 Told After Supper.
    Includes most of the Frederics illustrations from the Arrowsmith edition, but generally reduced in size.
    Printed on smooth wove paper, size 182 x 126mm.
    Frontispiece, on plate paper, inserted before first signature.
    Issued in several different series (The Home Library, Cornell Series, Burt’s Library of the World’s Best Books), and various colours of cloth binding.
    Copies seen: FR (2); APR; University of Miami Library.
  30. Three Men in a Boat. (To Say Nothing of the Dog). New York, A. L. Burt Company, Publishers.
    295p.
    Contents: 1-247 Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) 248 blank; 249-295 Told After Supper.
    Printed on wove paper, size 183 x 123mm.
    Green cloth, printed and illustrated in red and black.
    Copies seen: FR (copy has gift inscription dated May 7, 1934).
  31. Three Men in a Boat. (To Say Nothing of the Dog). New York, H. M. Caldwell Co., Publishers.
    250p.
    Printed on wove paper, 149 x 113mm.
    Frontispiece on card stock, and title-page on lighter paper than text, are inserted before the first signature.
    Issued at several different prices and in different series (Lotus Series, Alcazar Classics; Rosemary Series in leather binding).
    Decorative cream cloth, gilt lettered on front and spine.
    Copies seen: FR.
  32. Three Men in a Boat. (To Say Nothing of the Dog). New York, Hurst and Company, Publishers.
    250p..
    Text printed from the same plates as the H. M. Caldwell Co. edition, above.
    Printed on smooth wove paper, 178 x 120mm.
    Issued at several different prices and in different bindings, including half leather.
    Dark red cloth; blind stamped ornaments on front, gilt lettered on spine.
    Copies seen: FR.
  33. Three Men in a Boat. (To Say Nothing of the Dog). New York, The Mershon Company, Publishers.
    250p.
    Text printed from the same plates as the H. M. Caldwell Co. edition, above.
    Printed on poor wove paper, size 148 x 103mm
    Dull green cloth; front: red and gold floral decorations, title in red in gilt panel.
    Copies seen: FR; University of Illinois Library (paper cover)..
  34. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Chicago, G. M. Hill.
    250p.
    Not seen.
  35. Three Men in a Boat. (To Say Nothing of the Dog). Philadelphia, The Rodgers Company.
    250p.
    Not seen. Copy at Central Washington University Library.
  36. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Chicago, Rand, McNally & Company.
    201p.
    Printed on stout laid paper, chain lines vertical, size 194 x 134mm.
    Title-page, lettered in black and red, is on lighter weight laid paper than the text, chain lines vertical..
    Cloth covers, in various colours, lettering on front and spine gilt on some, black or white on others..
    Copies seen: FR (4, one with owner’s inscription on flyleaf dated 1897); APR.
  37. Three Men in a Boat. New York, Knight and Brown, 1898.
    201p.
    Text printed from the same plates as the Rand-McNally edition, above.
    Printed on stout laid paper, chain lines vertical, size 193 x 133mm.
    Title-page, lettered in red, is on lighter weight laid paper than the text, chain lines vertical..
    Olive green cloth, spine gilt lettered.
    Copies seen: FR.
  38. Three Men in a Boat. (To Say Nothing of the Dog). Philadelphia, John Wanamaker.
    201p. (Columbine Library).
    At end, 3 page list: The Rand-McNally Twentieth Century 12mos.
    Text printed from the same plates as the Rand-McNally edition, above.
    Printed on laid paper, chain lines vertical, size 186 x 126mm. Top edge gilt.
    Title-page is on poorer paper than the text, chain lines horizontal..
    Red cloth, gilt lettered on spine.
    Copies seen: FR.
  39. Three Men in a Boat. (To Say Nothing of the Dog). Chicago, W. B. Conkey Company, Publishers. (New Ivory Series).
    267p.
    Printed on wove paper, 152 x 103mm.
    Frontispiece (portrait) and title-page, on plate paper, inserted before text; on title-page verso: COPYRIGHT, 1900, BY / W. B. CONKEY COMPANY; 3 plates, by Charles A. Cox, face pages 48, 112, 192 (though referring to pp. 75, 146, 195).
    Light blue-green cloth, gilt lettered on front and spine, flamboyant red and gold designs on front and spine.
    Copies seen: FR.

    — another copy.
    Title-page on normal paper as part of the first gathering, no date on title-page verso.
    Printed on poor wove paper, size 154 x 99mm.
    Yellowish buff cloth, lettered in black on front and spine.
    Copies seen: University of Illinois Library.

  40. Three Men in a Boat. (To Say Nothing of the Dog). Chicago, Homewood Publishing Company.
    267p. (Abbey Series)
    Printed on poor wove paper, size 179 x 121mm.
    Text printed from the same plates as the Conkey edition, above.
    Red cloth, blind stamped on front and spine, gilt lettered on spine.
    Copies seen: FR.
  41. Three Men in a Boat. Chicago, The Henneberry Company.
    267p.
    Printed from the same plates as the Conkey edition, above.
    Printed on wove paper, size 184 x 120mm. Top edge gilt.
    Red cloth, gilt lettered on spine.
    Copies seen: FR.
  42. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Ed. Heinrich Schmitz. Gotha, F. A. Perthes, 1900.
    Not seen.
  43. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Ed. Karl Horst. Bielefeld und Leipzig, Velhagen & Klasing, 1904. (English Authors, Lfg. 82).
    134p.
    Abridged text.
    Beige cloth, lettered in black.
    Copies seen: FR (1905, 1933 reprints)
  44. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Annotated by L. P. H. Eykman and C. J. Voortman. 1906. (Zie Gruno Series)
    Not seen.
  45. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Nijmegen, Noordhoff, 1906.
    282p.
    Not seen.
  46. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Ed. Rudolf Richter. Leipzig, G. Freytag, 1911.
    120p. Abridged text.
    Gray-olive cloth, lettered in black on front and spine.
    Copies seen: FR.
  47. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Arranged by A. Hulsman. Groningen-Batavia, P. Noordhoff, 1913.
    96p.
    (Up-to-Date Series, B. no.1).
    Abridged text.
    grey paper cover, lettered in blue.
    Copies seen: APR (6th edition, 1937).
  48. Three Men in a Boat. Wien, Hölder, Pichler, Tempsky, 1926. (4th ed.) Taschenbuch.
    120p.
    Not seen.
  49. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Stories and Sketches no. 35. Abridged edition by Dr. J. Bouten. Zwolle, W.E.J. Tjeenk Willink, 1928.
    133p.
    Grey cloth, lettered in black on front and spine.
    Copies seen: APR (also reprints 1941, 1950, 1958, with varying covers).
  50. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). London, The Readers Library Publishing Company Ltd, [1929].
    Pp. [4] 1 2-128.
    Printed on poor wove paper, except for first signature on better quality, size 209 x 133mm. .
    Illustrated paper covers.
    Listed in English Catalogue, May 1929, 6d..
    Copies seen: British Library – 012600.k.8/8, acquisition date 13 May 1929.
  51. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). London, The Readers Library Publishing Company Ltd, [1933].
    Pp. 1-8 9-253 254-56.
    Printed on poor wove paper, size 165 x 112mm.
    Maroon cloth, gilt lettered on front, black on spine.
    Copies seen: APR; British Library – 12601.p.8, acquisition date 24 October 1933.
  52. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Queensway Edition. London, The Readers Library Publishing Company Ltd, [1937].
    Pp. 1-13 14-253 254-56.
    Printed on wove paper, size (rebound) 168 x 125mm.
    Paper cover; front headed CHEVRON BOOK in white on black in upper left corner.
    Copies seen: APR; British Library 012206.ee.1/28, acquisition date 16 February 1937.
  53. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Queensway Edition. London, The Readers Library Publishing Company Ltd, [1938].
    Pp. 1-9 10-253 254-56
    Printed on wove paper, size 177 x 107 mm.
    Paper cover, lettered in black. (New Chevron Series).
    Copies seen: FR; APR (2); British Library 012206.ee.1/28a, acquisition date 30 June 1938.
  54. 0Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Bern, A. Francke, [1941]. (Collection of English texts for use in schools, vol. 34).
    Pp. 1-2 3-44.
    Abridged text. Preface dated September 1941.
    Printed on wove paper, size 197 x 130mm.
    Red paper cover, lettered in black on front.
    Copies seen: Library of Congress (1944 impression).
  55. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). New York, Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1942.
    Pp. i-iv v-xii 1-230 231-36.
    Printed on wove paper, size 201 x 137mm.
    Blue cloth, with illustration of three men and dog on front and back, outlined in red against thick red stripe; lettered in red on spine.
    Copies seen: FR
  56. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Toronto, Reginald Saunders, 1942.
    Pp. i-iv v-x xi-xii 1-230 231-36.
    Text printed in the U.S.A. from plates of Scribner’s edition, above.
    Printed on wove paper, size 202 x 140mm.
    Light blue cloth, with illustration of three men and dog on front and back, outlined in red against thick red stripe; lettered in red on spine.
    Copies seen: FR.

    Reprinted in Canada February 1945 (blue-grey cloth), May 1949 (red cloth).
    Copies seen: FR (1945, 1949); APR (1945).

  57. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Abbreviated and simplified for use in schools. Stockholm, Grafisk Forlag, 1944. (Easy Readers, 6).
    64p.
    Often reprinted, and published in Copenhagen as well as Stockholm.
    Copies seen: FR (Copenhagen, 1961).
  58. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Stockholm, Jan Förlag, 1945.
    Pp. 1-7 8-256.
    Printed on wove paper, size 179 x 112mm. .
    Buff paper cover, lettered in red.
    Copies seen: FR.
  59. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Fur den Schulgebrauch gekurst und herausgegeben von Dr.-phil Friedrich Gemmecke. Paderborn (Schoningh), 1946. (Schoninghs Englische Schulausgegeben nr. 37).
    46p.
    Not seen.
  60. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Abridged and Simplified by G. Horsley; Illustrations by Sherwood. London, Longmans, Green & Co., 1948.
    135p. (Longmans’ Simplified English Series). Pp. 1-6 7-135 136.
    Printed on poor wove paper, size 182 x 120mm.
    Buff paper cover, lettered in red-brown.
    Often reprinted.
    Copies seen: FR (1954 impression); APR (1984 paperback reprint)..
  61. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Moscow, Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1948.
    180p. Brief publishing information on last page.
    Cloth
    Not seen: information contributed by a JKJ Society correspondent.
  62. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Stockholm, Svenska Bokforlaget, 1951.
    Not seen.
  63. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Edited with Notes by Suteo Oyama and Takashi Ogura. Tokyo, Nan’undo, [1953].
    Pp. [6] 1 2-157 158-60.
    “Published in Japan by arrangement with and with full acknowledgment to Messrs. J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd.”. Introduction in Japanese, dated 1953. Abridged text.
    Printed on wove paper, size 177 x 1211mm.
    Red cloth, gilt lettered on spine.
    Copies seen: FR.
  64. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). London, Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd, [1953].
    Pp. 4 1-276.
    Contents: 1 half-title ‘THREE MEN IN A BOAT / (To Say Nothing of the Dog)’; 2 blank; 3 title-page; 4 ‘This book is reproduced in shorthand by arrangement with / the publishers, J. M. Dent & Sons, Ltd., whose / longhand edition forms the key’ [followed by copyright statement, publisher’s addresses, &c.]; at foot of page ‘[rule] MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN AT THE PITMAN PRESS, BATH / F2–(S •576)’; 1-276 text [chapter numbers, summaries, and first word of text in normal type].
    Size 166 x 100mm.
    Green cloth, lettered in black on front and spine.
    Copies seen: FR; APR.
  65. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Moscow, Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1955
    Pp. 1-2 3-200.
    Printed on wove paper, size 196 x 129mm.
    Light blue paper cover, with front printed in blue on white panel
    Copies seen: FR; APR (1959).
  66. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Three Men on the Bummel. London, J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1957. (Everyman’s Library no. 118).
    Pp. i-iv v-xv xvi 1-2 3-353 354-56 [10].
    At end, list of Everyman’s Library editions and brief history of Everyman’s Library.
    Printed on wove paper, size 179 x 115mm. .
    Green cloth, gilt lettered on spine.
    Copies seen: APR; University of California, Berkeley, Library.
  67. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Harmondsworth, Middlesex, Penguin Books, 1957.
    Pp. 1-6 7-185 186 [6].
    Printed on wove paper by The Whitefriars Press Ltd, size 181 x 110mm.
    Paper cover, red and white, lettered in black and red.
    Copies seen: FR; APR.

    Frequently reprinted, and later covers are pictorial.. By the date of the 8th impression (1963), Penguin had changed its printer to Hazell Watson & Viney Ltd. The page layout is mainly as in the 1957 edition, but the type is reset; there are variations in hyphenation, and from pages 70-78 the text departs from the page for page resetting.

  68. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). With an Introduction by Anthony Armstrong. Illustrated by Elizabeth Odling. London, Collins, 1957.
    222p.
    Green cloth, gilt lettered on spine.
    Copies seen: APR (1957, 1959).
  69. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). With an Introduction by Anthony Armstrong. Illustrated by Elizabeth Odling. New Delhi, Rupa & Co. 1999.
    Pp. 1-4 5-222 223-4.
    Based on the Collins 1957 edition.
    Printed on wove paper, 176 x 113mm.
    Green and black paper cover.
    Copies seen: FR.
  70. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Ed. Eitaro Sayama. Tokyo, Kobundo.
    Not seen.
  71. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). (First 9 Chapters). Paris, Didier, 1959.
    Edited by F.C. Danchin.
    76p. plus 44p. of notes & exercises.
    Not seen.
  72. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). N.Y., Garden City, Doubleday, [1960].
    199p. (Doubleday Dolphin Book C46).
    Not seen.
  73. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). New York, Time Incorporated, 1964
    Pp. [2] i-vii viii-xxii xxiii-xxiv 1 2-211 212-14.
    Half-title, title, introductory section headings and chapter numbers are all in a heavy shaded display type face.
    Printed on wove paper, size 202 x 132mm.
    Paper cover, with coloured design by Ronald Searle on front, spine and back; lettered in black in decorative freestyle lettering.
    Copies seen: FR; APR.
  74. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Moscow, Progress Publishers, 1964.
    Pp. 1-2 3-238 239-240. Frontispiece (portrait) inserted after title-page. 231-38 ‘Explanatory notes’ (identical to those of the Foreign Languages Publishing House edition of 1955).
    Printed on poor wove paper, size 197 x 126mm.
    Light buff boards, with dull blue illustration of three men and dog in boat; decorative lettering in silver
    Copies seen: FR
  75. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Drawings by Ian Ribbons. London, The Folio Society, 1964.
    Pp. 1-4, 5-191 192.
    Seven plates included in the pagination.
    Printed on wove paper, size 214 x 128mm.
    Light blue cloth, illustration in red-brown on front, spine and back; gilt lettered on spine.
    Copies seen: FR; APR.
  76. Three Men in a Boat. New edition. Groningen, J.B. Wolters, 1967.
    94p.
    Copies seen: APR.
  77. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Sangill, Bogtryk & Offset, Holme Olstrup, 1968. Taschenbuch. Illus. Gut. Oskar Jorgensen & Pawel Marczak.
    92p.
    Not seen.
  78. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Large Type Edition. New York, Franklin Watts, [1968].
    294p.
    Not seen.
  79. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). London, Dent, 1974.
    Pp. i-iv v-xiv 1-2 3-178. (Everyman’s Library, no.1118)
    With illustrations by A. Frederics as in the first edition.
    Printed on wove paper, size 180 x 103mm.
    Light blue-green paper cover, lettered in black and white.
    Copies seen: FR (1979 reprint); APR (1977 reprint).
  80. Three Men in a Boat. To Say Nothing of the Dog. Introduction by D. C. Browning, M.A., B.LITT. Heron Books.
    Pp. i-vi vii-xiv 1-2 3-178.
    Text printed from the plates of the Dent Everyman edition of 1974.
    Printed on wove paper, size 180 x 112mm.
    Red paper cover, gilt lettered on front and spine.
    Copies seen: FR; APR.
  81. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). With an Introduction by Stella Gibbons and Drawings by John Griffiths. Ipswich, Printed by W.S. Cowell Ltd for the Members of The Limited Editions Club, 1975
    Pp. i-iv v-xvi 1-2 3-174 175-76.
    Edition limited to 2,000 copies.
    Printed on wove paper, size 226 x 276mm.
    Illustrated map of River Thames on endpapers.
    Cloth, with dark blue, orange-red and gold vertical stripes; spine, dark gold, gilt lettered Three Men in a Boat.
    Copies seen: FR; APR.
  82. My Uncle Podger. A Picture Book. Created by Wallace Tripp. Based on a Passage from Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog), by Jerome K. Jerome. Boston, Little, Brown and Company, 1975.
    Pp. 1-4 5-32. Coloured illustrations on all text pages. Uses the original text, except for minor change of tense.
    Printed on wove paper, size 233 x 159mm. Red endpapers.
    Coloured boards, with green and yellow border.
    Copies seen: FR; APR.
  83. My Uncle Podger. A Picture Book. Created by Wallace Tripp. Based on a Passage from Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog), by Jerome K. Jerome. London, J. M. Dent & Sons Limited, 1976.
    Pp. 1-4 5-32. Coloured illustrations on all text pages. Uses the original text, except for minor changes of tense.
    Printed on wove paper, size 232 x 159mm. White endpapers.
    Coloured boards, with green and yellow border.
    Copies seen: FR; APR.
  84. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). London, Royal National Institute for the Blind, 1976. 2 vols. (Juvenile).
    Not seen.
  85. Three Men in a Boat. Diary of a Pilgrimage. Three Men on the Bummel. Original Illustrations by A Frederics, G. G. Fraser. London, L. Raven Hill, Spring Books, [1977].
    Pp. 1-4 5-13 14; [2] 1 2-315 316; [2] v-vi 7 8-175 176; [4] 9-328 329-30.
    Printed on wove paper, size 197 x 123mm.
    Texts are facsimiles of the first English editions, using the third state of Three Men in a Boat (no moon in p. 20 illustration).
    Dark brown cloth, gilt lettered on spine.
    Copies seen: APR; Library of Congress.
  86. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Orient Longman, 1978.
    170p.
    Not seen.
  87. 87 Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Large Print Edition. Bath, Cecil Chivers, 1979.
    ix, 314p. (New Portway Large Print).
    Not seen.
  88. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Introduction by David A. Jasen. New York , Continuum, 1980.
    Pp. i-iv v-vii viii 1-192 193-200.
    Printed on wove paper, size 209 x 136mm.
    Light blue cloth, gilt lettered on spine.
    Copies seen: Portland State University Library.
  89. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Ed. Tetsuo Shibata. Kyoto, Apollon-sha, 1981. 90p. Not seen.
  90. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Annotated and Introduced by Christopher Matthew and Benny Green. London, Pavilion, 1982.
    Pp. 1-5 6-192.
    Printed on coated wove paper, size 269 x 200mm.
    Endpapers have a Victorian boating illustration.
    Cloth, quarter bound red spine, pale yellow covers, gilt lettered on spine
    Copies seen: FR; APR; Portland State University Library.
  91. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Nottingham Court Press, 1983.
    (Limited edition of 100). Based on the Pavilion edition of 1982.
    Not seen.
  92. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Gloucester, Alan Sutton, 1982.
    239p.
    Paper cover
    Copies seen: APR; FR (1987 reprint).
  93. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). A Dramatic Reading in Two Acts. Adapted by Jim Sperinck. Hemel Hempstead, Jasper, 1982.
    40p.
    Not seen.
  94. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). London, Bibliophile Books, 1985.
    Not seen.
  95. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). New York, Hippocrene Books, 1987.
    Not seen.
  96. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). With an Introduction by Humphrey Carpenter. Gloucester, Alan Sutton, J.W. Arrowsmith, 1989.
    Pp. [4] 1-3 4-248 [4]. Pagination includes endpapers.
    Printed on lightly coated wove paper, size 243 x 170mm.
    Black cloth, gilt lettered on spine.
    Copies seen: FR; APR.
  97. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Alpha Books, 1989
    Not seen.
  98. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Napoli, Lafredo, 1989.
    Not seen.
  99. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Phoenix (an Imprint of the Orion Publishing Group), 1990. Paper.
    178p.
    Not seen.
  100. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Ed.. Bernd Schulten. Stuttgart, Philip Reclam jun. Verlag, 1990.
    Not seen.
  101. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Retold by Diane Mowat Oxford Bookworms, Stage 4, 1990.
    88p.
    Not seen.
  102. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Oxford Bookworms Library.
    104p.
    Not seen.
  103. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Oxford Progressive English Readers.
    128p.
    Not seen.
  104. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Three Men on the Bummel. Extracts. Paris, 1990.
    218p.
    Not seen.
  105. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Easy Reader. Accent Educational Publishers, 1991
    Not seen.
  106. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Classic Adventure Series. 1991.
    Not seen.
  107. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). London, Fabbri, 1991.
    Not seen.
  108. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Trafalgar Square Publications, 1991.
    Illustrated by Paul Cox. 215p.
    Not seen.
  109. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Illustrated by Paul Cox. London, Folio Society, 1992.
    Pp. 1-9 12-215 216.
    Printed on wove paper, size 253mm. x 189mm.
    Cream cloth, illustrated on front and rear in gilt and maroon; gilt lettered on spine.
    Copies seen: APR.
  110. Three Men in a Boat and Three Men on the Bummel. Ware, Herts., Wordsworth Classics, 1992.
    Not seen.
  111. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Ware, Herts., Wordsworth Classics, [1993].
    Pp. i-vi 1-5 6-150 151-54.
    Printed on wove paper, size 197mm. x 125mm.
    Paper cover, illustrated.
    Copies seen: APR. (1993, 1995).
  112. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Hampton, NH, Curley Large Print, 1993.
    Not seen.
  113. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Klett, 1993. (Lernmateralien).
    92p.
    Not seen.
  114. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Originally Edited by Aage Salling and Erik Hvid. Revised by Robert Dewsnap. Illustrated by Oskar Jorgensen and Pawel Marczak. Copenhagen, Aschehoug, 1993.
    Not seen.
  115. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Retold by David Foulds. Illustrated by Steve Worthington. Oxford University Press, 1994.
    121p. (Oxford Progressive English Readers, Grade 5)
    Not seen.
  116. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Milano, La Spiga, 1995.
    191p.
    Not seen.
  117. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). London, Bloomsbury, 1997.
    217p. (Bloomsbury Classics).
    Not seen.
  118. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Chrysalis Books, 1998. (Chrysalis Children’s Classics Series). Paper.
    Not seen.
  119. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). New York, Harper Collins, 1998.
    Not seen.
  120. Three Men in a Boat. Three Men on the Bummel. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Geoffrey Harvey. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1998. (Oxford World’s Classics).
    Pp. i-vii viii-xxxi xxxii 1-5 6-330 [6].
    Paper, front lettered white on red; spine lettered black on white.
    Copies seen: University of California, Berkeley, Library.
  121. Three Men in a Boat. Three Men on the Bummel. With Illustrations by Paul Cox. Afterword by Jeremy Nicholas. The World’s Best Reading. London, The Reader’s Digest Association, [1998].
    Pp. 1-10 11-391 392.
    Printed on wove paper, size 229 x 152mm.
    Light green cloth, illustrated in dark green and lettered in gilt on front cover and spine; front: [b0etween two boats] THREE / MEN in a / BOAT / {boater’s arm intervenes] THREE / MEN / on the / BUMMEL; spine dark green pseudo leather: [horizontal] Jerome K. / Jerome [reading down, two lines] THREE MEN / in a BOAT / [ornament] / [reading down, two lines] THREE MEN / on the BUMMEL / [horizontal] Reader’s / Digest
    Copies seen: APR.
  122. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Thorsons, 1998. (Pavilion Children’s Classics).
    Not seen.
  123. Three Men in a Boat. Trafalgar Square Books, 1998.
    Not seen.
  124. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Lb May & Assoc., Inc., 1999. Paper.
    Not seen.
  125. Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). London, Puffin, 1999.
    230p.
    Not seen.
  126. Three Men in a Boat: to Say Nothing of the Dog!; and Three Men on the Bummel. With an Introduction and Notes by Jeremy Nicholas. London, Penguin, 1999.
    xxxi, 361p.
    Not seen.
  127. Three Men in a Boat. To Say Nothing of the Dog! With a New Introduction by Nigel Williams. London, Prion,, 2000.
    Pp. i-iv v-ix x 1 2-245 246.
    Printed on wove paper, size 178mm. x 115mm.
    Brown cloth, gilt lettered on spine.
    Copies seen: APR