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WAUGH, Evelyn.

A Handful of Dust.

Published: New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1934

Stock code: 108424

Price: £650

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First US edition, first printing; originally published in the UK in September the same year. “The American edition varies from the first British edition in a number of ways, and probably derives from an earlier typescript version or from uncorrected proofs of the British first edition” (Murray Davis, “Note on the Text”, A Handful of Dust, Penguin Classics edition, 2012). Scarce in the dust jacket.

Octavo. Original orange cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, titles gilt to front board above rosette in blind, top edge green, fore edge untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Spine sunned and gently rolled, faint mottling to fore edge of front board, light bump to fore edge of rear board. An excellent copy in the soiled and rubbed dust jacket with a few minor nicks and chips and a short closed tear to head of front joint.

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