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Edmund Campion. Edmund Campion. Edmund Campion.
Edmund Campion.
WAUGH, Evelyn.

Edmund Campion.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Longmans, Green and Co., 1935

Stock Code: 115284

£4,500
signed
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition, number 34 of 50 copies specially bound and reserved for presentation, inscribed by the author on the first blank, "Pansy, with best love from Evelyn." Lady Pansy Lamb, neé Pakenham (1904-1999), had been sharing a flat with Evelyn Gardner, Waugh's first wife, at the time of their engagement. A Catholic convert like Waugh, she was an obvious recipient of Edmund Campion, which won the Hawthornden Prize and foreshadowed Campion's canonization in 1970. Amory notes that "she wrote many serious letters to Waugh, but his to her have been lost". Following a dinner with Lamb, Waugh described her in a letter to Nancy Mitford on 27 November 1946 as "thin old half starved clever shy".

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Description

Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in gilt, top edge red.

Condition

Spine faded and gently rolled, head of rear board faded, partial abrasion and discolouration to covers, light foxing to endleaves.

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