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WAUGH, Evelyn (Evelyn Arthur St. John), 1903-1966 : BLACK MISCHIEF.

WAUGH, Evelyn (Evelyn Arthur St. John), 1903-1966 : BLACK MISCHIEF.

London : Chapman & Hall, (1932). First edition. His third novel – the modernisation of the Azanian empire.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (304)pp. Frontispiece map. Original lizard pattern red and black cloth, lettered in gilt; just lightly rubbed; some spotting, mainly to prelims and edges; a few faint marks, but a very good copy. Faint ownership inscription of M. A. Watson.

£125

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WAUGH, Evelyn (Evelyn Arthur St. John), 1903-1966 : SCOOP : A NOVEL ABOUT JOURNALISTS.

WAUGH, Evelyn (Evelyn Arthur St. John), 1903-1966 : SCOOP : A NOVEL ABOUT JOURNALISTS.

London : Chapman & Hall, (1938). First edition. “Up to a point, Lord Copper” – the wrong Boot is sent to Ishmaelia.
Crown 8vo (20cm). [viii],308,[ii]pp. Original lizard pattern red and black cloth, lettered in gilt; mild tanning of endpapers; some spotting, mainly of edges, but a very good, bright, and sound copy. Small Brentano’s of Paris bookshop label on rear pastedown.

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WAUGH, Evelyn (Evelyn Arthur St. John), 1903-1966 : [SWORD OF HONOUR – THE CROUCHBACK TRILOGY].

WAUGH, Evelyn (Evelyn Arthur St. John), 1903-1966 : [SWORD OF HONOUR – THE CROUCHBACK TRILOGY].

London : Chapman & Hall, 1952-1961. First edition set of the separately published "Men at Arms" (1952), "Officers and Gentlemen" (1955) and "Unconditional Surrender" (1961).
Three volumes. Crown 8vo (180 x 113mm). A fine set bound in an elegant recent full red morocco, banded and ruled in gilt, by Bayntun-Riviere; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers; an excellent set, clean and fresh.

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WAUGH, Evelyn (Evelyn Arthur St. John), 1903-1966 : OFFICERS AND GENTLEMEN : A NOVEL.

WAUGH, Evelyn (Evelyn Arthur St. John), 1903-1966 : OFFICERS AND GENTLEMEN : A NOVEL.

London : Chapman & Hall, 1955. First edition. The second volume in Waugh’s “Sword of Honour” trilogy – “‘Men at Arms’ ended with the death of Apthorpe. ‘Officers and Gentlemen’ begins with the placation of his spirit, a ritual preparation for the descent into the nether world of Crete”.
Crown 8vo (20cm). [x],(336),[ii]pp. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt; top edge blue; a few slight marks; a few edge-spots, but a very good copy in the original Val Biro dust-jacket – a design in blue, yellow, white and black – lightly marked, with a few nicks and a very short tear, the lower panel spotted, but complete and attractive still.

£75

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WAUGH, Evelyn (Evelyn Arthur St. John), 1903-1966 : MEN AT ARMS : A NOVEL.

WAUGH, Evelyn (Evelyn Arthur St. John), 1903-1966 : MEN AT ARMS : A NOVEL.

London : Chapman & Hall, 1952. First edition. The first novel of what became the Sword of Honour trilogy – Guy Crouchback seeks personal salvation.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (vi),314pp. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt; top edge blue; mild tanning of endpapers, but a very good copy in an unusually good dust-jacket – the red Val Biro design for once virtually unfaded, with minimal wear, and just some areas of light tanning on flaps and lower panel.

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WAUGH, Evelyn (Evelyn Arthur St. John), 1903-1966 : BASIL SEAL RIDES AGAIN : OR, THE RAKE’S REGRESS.

WAUGH, Evelyn (Evelyn Arthur St. John), 1903-1966 : BASIL SEAL RIDES AGAIN : OR, THE RAKE’S REGRESS.

London : Chapman & Hall, 1963. First edition : limited to 750 numbered copies signed by Evelyn Waugh. His last published work of fiction, resurrecting Peter Beste-Chetwynde, Lady Metroland, Ambrose Silk, Basil Seal, etc.
Crown 4to (26cm). [vi],(50)pp. Coloured frontispiece by Kathleen Hale (1898-2000); original pictorial blue cloth gilt over bevelled boards; top edge gilt; a very good copy.

£500

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