The Holy Places.
With Wood Engravings by Reynolds Stone.London & New York: The Queen Anne Press; The British Book Centre, 1953 Stock Code: 67863
First US edition, signed limited issue, number 36 of 50 specially bound copies, signed by both the author and illustrator, from a total edition of 1,000 copies. 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. Patrick Leigh Fermor reviewed the work in the Sunday Times, noting that "few minor pleasures equal the delight of opening a book as beautifully presented as this" (21 December 1952).
Quarto. Original red morocco, titles to spine gilt, grey endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With dust jacket.
Frontispiece woodcut and title page printed in brown, 3 further woodcuts in text printed in black.
Lightly rubbed at extremities, contents faintly toned. An excellent copy in the price-clipped, rubbed, and slightly toned jacket with tears and small chips at the corners and ends of the spine panel.
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