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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.

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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 : PUT OUT MORE FLAGS.

WAUGH, Evelyn (Evelyn Arthur St. John), 1903-1966 : PUT OUT MORE FLAGS.

London : Chapman & Hall, (1942). First edition. The bright young things – “the wreckage of the roaring twenties”, in Waugh’s phrase, face the realities of the phoney war – with Basil Seal in counter-intelligence, Ambrose Silk, Peter Pastmaster, Angela Lyne, etc., and cameo roles for Parsnip and Pimpernel (based on Auden and Isherwood). “The greatest English novel of the Second World War” (John Keegan).
Crown 8vo (20cm). (256)pp. Original grey canvas; top edge blue; mild tanning of spine, etc.; some spotting of edges and prelims, but a very good copy of this wartime production in the fragile original Fish dust-jacket - a pictorial design in orange, white, black and grey - a little sunned as always, lightly worn and slightly chipped, with a few short tears, but attractive still. Rex Whistler designed Book Society ex-libris label on front pastedown.

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WAUGH, Evelyn (Evelyn Arthur St. John), 1903-1966 : BRIDESHEAD REVISITED : THE SACRED AND PROFANE MEMORIES OF CAPTAIN CHARLES RYDER : A NOVEL.

WAUGH, Evelyn (Evelyn Arthur St. John), 1903-1966 : BRIDESHEAD REVISITED : THE SACRED AND PROFANE MEMORIES OF CAPTAIN CHARLES RYDER : A NOVEL.

London : Chapman & Hall, 1945. First edition. “Chapter One : I meet Sebastian Flyte – and Anthony Blanche – I visit Brideshead for the first time”.
Crown 8vo (186 x 122mm). 304pp. Bound in an elegant recent full burgundy morocco, banded and ruled in gilt; a very good copy.

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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. A first edition set of the separately published “Men at Arms” (1952), “Officers and Gentlemen” (1955) and “Unconditional Surrender” (1961). “Waugh’s most profound and substantial work” (Anthony Gardner).
Three volumes. Crown 8vo (185 x 120mm). (vi),314; [x],(336); [viii],(312)pp. Bound in an elegant recent blue-black quarter morocco, banded and gilt; top edges blue; some mild tanning of a few outer leaves; some spotting, mainly of edges, but a very good set.

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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.

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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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