WAUGH, Evelyn.

Scott-King's Modern Europe.

London: Chapman & Hall, 1947 Stock Code: 103235
£12,500.00

A pair of exceptional presentation copies

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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 (self portrait?) in evening dress. The second copy is inscribed, conservatively and somewhat sheepishly: "Dear Tony, I am conscious of having abused your hospitality by defacing a copy of this story. I accordingly inscribe this with simple esteem & gratitude. Evelyn Easter Tuesday 1955." Each copy with Powell's bookplate to the front pastedown. An exceptional association linking two of the great novelists of the twentieth century.

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Description

2 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge blue. With the illustrated dust jackets. Housed in a black cloth flat-back box by the Chelsea Bindery.

Illustrations

Dust jacket illustration and coloured frontispiece by John Piper.

Condition

Spines slightly toned. Excellent copies in bright jackets with a few minor nicks and chips to extremities.

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