A Handful of Dust.London, Chapman & Hall, 1934 Stock Code: 87399
NotesUncorrected proof copy of what is "now widely regarded as Waugh's masterpiece" (ODNB). A Handful of Dust is "a satire on the collapse of civilized values, concentrating on the barbarism of contemporary sexual mores and divorce" (ibid.). Just one other proof copy has been traced at auction, that being Waugh's own, with his manuscript corrections, and with the title likewise written in manuscript, however, in that case to the front wrapper.
Octavo. Original brown wrappers, titles to spine in manuscript in pencil. Housed in green quarter morocco and yellow cloth slipcase and chemise.
Rear wrapper cleanly detached from spine. Slight loss to spine ends and tips, wrappers lightly rubbed and creased, contents clean and bright; overall remarkably bright condition.
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