Yesterday, I found these two P.G. Wodehouse paperbacks at the used book table adjacent to Washington Square Park (the renovation of which is absolutely beautiful and will shock anyone who walked through it 10 years - or even 10 months ago). Ironically, the design of these German paperbacks was in some way meant to cut down on the tendency to judge books by their covers, but I bought them mainly because I loved their covers (and I do actually love Wodehouse. Who wouldn't!?). They were published by Tauchnitz, the Leipzig-based printing house that dates back to the late 18th century for English speakers on the European continent. The best part: they explicitly say, "Not to be introduced into the British Empire or U.S.A."