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WAUGH, Alec.

The Loom of Youth.

With a Preface by Thomas Seccombe.

Published: London: Grant Richards Limited, 1917

Stock code: 74272

Price: £7,500

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First edition, first impression of the author’s first book. An important semi-autobiographical novel by the elder brother of Evelyn Waugh which “caused a sensation by what then seemed to be its frank treatment of homosexuality in public schools” (ODNB). Particularly scarce in the dust jacket.

Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine and upper board in yellow. With the dust jacket. Housed in a blue quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Cloth worn at extremities, lower corner bumped. A very good copy in the rubbed, creased, and chipped jacket with some marks to the spine panel.

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