The Holy Places.
With Wood Engravings by Reynolds Stone.
Presentation copy, one of 12 copies specially printed for the author the year after the first edition, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Eric Shaw, with warm regards from Evelyn Waugh, March 1954”. In this edition the frontispiece and tailpiece are reversed in order and only the frontispiece has a caption.
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Quarto. Original red morocco, titles to spine gilt, grey endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Housed in a grey quarter morocco slipcase and chemise. With wood engravings by Reynolds Stone. Corners bumped, lightly rubbed at extremities. An excellent copy in the rubbed and partially toned jacket which is split down the front fold and has a few small nicks and a small chip from the base of the spine panel.