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WAUGH, Evelyn.

Rare books by Evelyn Waugh, including first editions and signed first edition copies of Vile Bodies and Brideshead Revisited.

Evelyn Waugh (1903–1966) is generally recognised as one of the leading English prose writers of the 20th century. His early reputation was founded on a brilliant succession of satirical comic novels; he also published a sequence of travel books, often related to his fictional themes.

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  1. 111189
    First edition, first impression. Scarce in the dust jacket, which was designed by Evelyn Waugh. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 111189

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  2. 1
    First edition, sole printing. One of just 60 copies, mostly unnumbered as here despite the claim of the colophon. Waugh's preface is the only text, giving this publication strong claims for inclusion in the primary section of his bibliography. This handsome and elusive book marks the end of Waugh's pretensions to work commercially... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 112477

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  3. 119700
    First edition, first impression. The author's remarkable first novel, with his own illustrations, in the dust jacket also designed by him. After the book was rejected for indecency by Duckworth's, the publisher of his earlier biography of Rossetti, Waugh offered the manuscript to Chapman & Hall, but he did so while his father,... Learn More
    £6,000

    Stock Code: 119700

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  4. 130423comp
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "with love to Maurice & Jane Marston, from Evelyn Waugh", with Maurice's bookplate to the front pastedown. Maurice Marston, "a modestly paid uncle to the world of books", was a partner at the short-lived publisher Leonard... Learn More
    £25,000

    Stock Code: 130423

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  5. 124288
    First edition, first impression, in a striking example of the very scarce jacket. The jacket is in the second state with the titles Jeffery's Miss Vell Intervenes and Winder's Sin-Offering listed last on the titles printed on the rear panel - the first state ends with Jeffery's Second Choice (both were priced at 7/6). This... Learn More
    £9,750

    Stock Code: 124288

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  6. Vile Bodies.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £575

    Stock Code: 85639

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  7. Vile Bodies.
    First edition, first impression of Waugh's second novel. Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 102109

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  8. 91174comp
    First edition, first impression of Waugh's second novel. Presentation copy inscribed to David and Tamara Talbot Rice on the front free endpaper: "For David & Tamara with love from Evelyn (published Jan. 14th 1930)." David Talbot Rice was a member of the group at Oxford known as the Hypocrites Club, along with Waugh, Anthony... Learn More
    £6,500

    Stock Code: 91174

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  9. Vile Bodies.
    Tenth printing, presentation copy, inscribed on the front endpaper: "For Bob this body in a fine integument from Evelyn". Vile Bodies, Waugh's second published novel, sold splendidly well upon publication, going through seven printings in as many weeks, and established Waugh as the pre-eminent novelist of his generation,... Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 87379

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  10. 126216
    First edition, first impression. Terence Greenidge's first book, this copy retains the rare jacket, which advertises his friend Evelyn Waugh's Vile Bodies (1930) on the rear panel. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 126216

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  11. Remote People.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £100

    Stock Code: 83130

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  12. 119832
    First edition, first impression, of Waugh's "satire on European notions of 'progress' imitated by an imaginary African nation" (ODNB). Learn More
    £185

    Stock Code: 119832

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  13. Black Mischief.
    First edition, first impression. A warmly inscribed copy to Robert Laycock, "For Bob Whom I did not know when I wrote this, with deep regret that he should have purchased it. From Evelyn in homage" With the bookplate of Robert Laycock to front pastedown. Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 87381

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  14. 31085
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 31085

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  15. Black Mischief.
    Diana Cooper was at the time of this presentation..."> First edition, large paper issue. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Diana Cooper, "for Diana from Evelyn with his love", on the limitation leaf. An out of series copy from an edition 250 special copies on laid paper with additional illustrations by the author.
    Diana Cooper was at the time of this presentation... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 112486

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  16. 120037comp
    First edition, first impression, large paper and signed limited issue, number 223 of 250 copies with additional illustrations by the author. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 120037

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  17. 123065
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £295

    Stock Code: 123065

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  18. Black Mischief.
    First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 250 numbered large-paper copies with extra illustrations by Waugh not included in the trade edition, and signed by him on the limitation leaf. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 84115

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  19. 36187
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 36187

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  20. 127514
    First edition, first impression, of Waugh's "satire on European notions of 'progress' imitated by an imaginary African nation" (ODNB). Learn More
    £800

    Stock Code: 127514

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  21. 122635
    First edition, first impression, of what is "now widely regarded as Waugh's masterpiece, a satire on the collapse of civilized values, concentrating on the barbarism of contemporary sexual mores and divorce" (ODNB). Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 122635

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  22. 124234
    First edition, first impression, of what is "now widely regarded as Waugh's masterpiece, a satire on the collapse of civilized values, concentrating on the barbarism of contemporary sexual mores and divorce" (ODNB). It is of considerable scarcity in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £9,250

    Stock Code: 124234

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  23. A Handful of Dust.
    First edition, first impression of Waugh's fourth published novel. Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 91173

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  24. A Handful of Dust.
    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",... Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 108424

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  25. Ninety-Two Days.
    First US edition, first printing, originally published in London in 1934. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 82789

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  26. 87399
    Uncorrected proof. Learn More
    £6,500

    Stock Code: 87399

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  27. Ninety-Two Days.
    First US edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the second blank to Lady Juliet Duff: "Dear Juliet, I don't expect you to read this. I'm only sending it for fear you might buy it. It is a poor return for the delightful weekend. Love from Evelyn." Lady Juliet Duff was introduced to Evelyn Waugh... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 101679

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  28. 126378
    First edition, first impression, of the book now widely regarded as his masterpiece. Scarce in the jacket. Learn More
    £9,250

    Stock Code: 126378

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  29. 118700
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 118700

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  30. 130372
    First edition, first impression, of what is "now widely regarded as Waugh's masterpiece, a satire on the collapse of civilized values, concentrating on the barbarism of contemporary sexual mores and divorce" (ODNB). Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 130372

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  31. 72381
    First edition, first impression. A very tricky book to find in genuinely nice condition, this copy with an appropriately catholic association: a gift inscription from the Countess Idina Brassey to the Priory of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Haywards Heath, to the front free endpaper, and with the Priory's bookplate on the front... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 72381

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  32. Mr. Loveday's Little Outing
    First edition, first impression, of Waugh's macabre collection of short stories. The cloth binding, in the standard red-and-black snakeskin pattern used for Waugh's novels in this period, was issued as a "Flexiback Binding" with extra reinforcement of rubberised linen tape at the inner hinges. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 77417

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  33. 67924comp
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "Jack from Evelyn, with warmest regards". The supplied dust jacket is in the published state with Waugh's new blurb pasted over the original which had been printed against his express wishes on the front flap. Copies in the preliminary state... Learn More
    £3,250

    Stock Code: 67924

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  34. Waugh in Abyssinia.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy to Anthony Powell, inscribed by the author "Tony from Evelyn" on the front free endpaper, with Powell's bookplate to the front pastedown. An exceptional association copy, linking two of the great novelists of the 20th century. "Although two years behind him at Oxford, Powell... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 103162

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  35. Scoop.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 108487

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  36. 124357
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 124357

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  37. Robbery Under Law.
    First edition, first impression, in the first-issue jacket priced at 10/6: scarce thus. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 112456

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  38. 112569
    First US edition, first printing. Originally published in the UK in the same year as Robbery Under Law. Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 112569

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  39. 60304
    First edition, first impression. One of 500 copies printed. Learn More
    £800

    Stock Code: 60304

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  40. Put Out More Flags.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 81029

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  41. Work Suspended.
    First edition, first impression, one of 500 copies printed, with the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "Fr d'Arcy with love from Evelyn Christmas 1942". D'Arcy was a critical figure in the life of many British writers, politicians and other well-known personages. He received Waugh into... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 87044

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  42. 87509comp
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Angie, with love from Evelyn, 'I am not 'I'". The recipient was Angela Laycock, wife of Sir Robert Laycock, for whom Waugh had served as person assistant during the defense of Crete in May and June 1941. Laycock and Waugh were on the last... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 87509

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  43. Put Out More Flags.
    First edition, advance proof copy, the upper wrapper titled in ink by Evelyn Waugh, "Proof copy of Put Out More Flags by Evelyn Waugh" and with the author's presentation inscription to the half title, "P. C. Jones, from the author, 1942". This proof copy contains several textual variations not included in the published edition.... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 87351

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  44. 117743
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 117743

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  45. 124334
    Uncorrected proof copy of the first trade edition. Brideshead Revisited was written from January to June 1944. Waugh had an edition of 50 copies on handmade paper printed for private circulation to his most trusted literary friends, who were encouraged to return comments to him. That ur-text, though dated 1945, was issued... Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 124334

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    Two copies, first editions, first impressions. Both presentation copies, inscribed by the author to Anthony Powell. The first, in blue biro, in a scrawling hand: "For Tony, the host of Bats with deep respect from Evelyn" and with a half-page caricature drawing by the author, of a woman with curly hair and a veil and a man... Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 103235

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  47. Scott King's Modern Europe.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 86911

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  48. When the Going Was Good.
    Advance proof copy. Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 87377

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  49. 82521
    Second edition, with a new introduction by the author. Inscribed by Waugh on the half-title, "With happy & grateful memories of Dundee, from Evelyn Waugh. Oct 26, 1949". At the outbreak of the Second World War Waugh joined the marine infantry brigade and, after seeing action on the Libyan coast in April 1941, returned to... Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 82521

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  50. Scott-King's Modern Europe.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Angie, with love from Evelyn, Christmas 1947". The recipient was Angela Laycock, wife of Sir Robert Laycock, for whom Waugh had served as person assistant during the defense of Crete in May and June 1941. Laycock and Waugh... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 87385

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  51. 130376comp
    Signed limited edition, presentation copy from the author to his friend and future biographer, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "For the Loved One Christopher Sykes in the hope of his joyful resurrection from Evelyn Waugh"; number 135 of 250 numbered large-paper copies signed by both author and illustrator. Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 130376

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  52. 92085comp
    Signed limited edition, number 66 of 250 numbered large-paper copies signed by both author and illustrator, this copy additionally inscribed by Waugh, "Mr. G. Edward Line's copy". Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 92085

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  53. 120362
    First edition, first impression. Waugh undertook this little commission as a favour to his wine merchants, and took his payment in kind. Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 120362

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  54. 68287comp
    First edition, first impression. One of 550 numbered copies. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "For Daphne Lister Souvenir of Stinchcombe August 20th 1951 from Evelyn Waugh". Lister was an author and friend of Waugh's. Stinchcombe, near Dursley in Gloucestershire, was the location... Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 68287

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  55. 124317comp
    First edition, first impression, presentation copy to Graham Greene, one of about 50 copies of the large paper issue, specially bound and printed on handmade paper. This copy is inscribed by Waugh on the front free endpaper, "for Graham from Evelyn Oct 1st, 1950", and has the estate label of Graham Greene to the front pastedown.... Learn More
    £17,500

    Stock Code: 124317

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  56. Helena.
    First edition, first impression. Waugh considered this to be his best post-war work. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 100246

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  57. Helena.
    First edition, first impression, large paper issue, being one of about 50 copies specially bound and printed on handmade paper. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Darling Angie, with love from Evelyn". The recipient was Angela Laycock, wife of Sir Robert Laycock, for whom Waugh had served... Learn More
    £8,500

    Stock Code: 87395

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  58. 68074
    First edition, first impression, number 879 of 900 copies issued thus; 50 signed copies were also issued bound in red morocco. The Holy Places is based on an article Waugh wrote for Life magazine, "The Plight of the Holy Places," (24 December 1951) after visiting Israel Palestine in 1951 with his friend Christopher Sykes.... Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 68074

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  59. 131075
    First editions, first impressions, of the three books comprising the Sword of Honour trilogy. The author's biographer Christopher Sykes regarded it as "the very highest class of English fiction" and "not surpassed by any other book he wrote" (Sykes, 429). Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 131075

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  60. 41544

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