*Our shops are open!*
Dover Street: 10am – 6pm, Monday to Saturday
Fulham Road: by appointment, 10am – 6pm, Monday to Saturday
Click for more information about safety measures in store.

WAUGH, Evelyn.

Brideshead Revisited.

The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder. Revised Edition

London, Chapman and Hall, 1945 Stock Code: 139951
£13,500.00

Reserve Ask us a question

Notes

An excellent presentation copy of Waugh's most enduring novel, inscribed by him on the title page to the Catholic chaplain of Cambridge University, "Alfred Gilbey from Evelyn Waugh 1945", and with an accompanying autograph letter signed presenting the book. Monsignor Alfred Gilbey (1932-1965) was chaplain of Fisher House, the Catholic Chaplaincy to the University of Cambridge.

The accompanying letter, which is signed "Yours ever Evelyn", is dated 16 October and confirms his forthcoming lecture "to the Fisher on Nov 18th". "I wonder if you saw this novel of mine. They only printed about a dozen copies so most of my friends never read it. I managed to get hold of a copy the other day. Here it is." He also asks after present members at Fisher House, which had been converted to a rehabilitation centre for wounded RAF personnel, "Ex-service 25 years old? Invalid? Young men doing courses in telegraphy from the R.A.F.?".

This copy is of the "Revised Edition", the second trade edition, published in the same year as the first.

Confused? Read our glossary

Description

Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket.

Condition

Light rubbing to ends and corners of cloth, patches of fading at spine ends, sound and clean within, the jacket chipped at ends and corners with a little loss to the imprint text at tail, still a good copy.

DELIVERY

With the exception of framed items*, Peter Harrington offers free delivery on all UK orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website. Delivery to USA and the rest of the world is similarly free for orders over £200.

View Full Delivery Details

 

ABOUT US

Established in 1969, Peter Harrington is one of the leading rare book firms in the world. It is a proud member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association – along with ILAB, the PBFA and Lapada – and from shops in Mayfair and Chelsea, London, sells rare books, prints and ephemera to customers across the world.

Email: mail@peterharrington.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7591 0220


ABA Antiquarian Bookseller Association ILAB International League of Antiquarian Booksellers LAPADA The Association of Art and Anatique Dealers PBFA Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association

Our Guarantee Page

Ask us a question

DO YOU HAVE A BOOK TO SELL?
OR
CAN’T FIND THE BOOK YOU’RE LOOKING FOR?

Contact us with details of the book you are interested in or selling and we will contact you

Sell Old Books Help me find a book