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WAUGH, Evelyn.

The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold.

A Conversation Piece.

Published: London: Chapman & Hall, 1957

Stock code: 84126

Price: £6,750

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First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 50 large-paper copies, this a presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Jack & Bridget with warm regards from Evelyn”. Accompanying the book is a typed letter signed from Waugh’s son Auberon responding drolly to a question from the book’s then-owner: “Dear Mr. Ritchie, Thank you for your letter. The Jack and Bridget in your copy of Pinfold were undoubtedly the late Sir John and Lady McEwen of Marchmont House, Berwickshire. No doubt you can discover more about him in the baronetage. I was interested, but not altogether surprised, to learn that his heirs have sold the book”. Also included is a copy of the original letter from Ritchie.

Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt. Housed in a quarter maroon morocco solander case. Spine and edges of boards just a little faded. An excellent copy.

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