Welcome to Peter Harrington Books

The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold. The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold. The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold.
The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold.
WAUGH, Evelyn.

The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold....

A Conversation Piece.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Chapman & Hall, 1957

Stock Code: 112541

£6,000
signed
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition, large paper issue. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his friend and biographer Christopher Sykes, "Christopher with love. Look out. It might be you next. Evelyn" on the front free endpaper. Sykes first met Waugh in 1929 shortly after the collapse of Waugh's first marriage, and the pair became good friends. According to Waugh's son Auberon, he was chosen to be the author's official biographer "because he was the only one of Waugh's obituarists who caught something of the gaiety as well as the recklessness of the man" (ODNB), though his book, published in 1975, was inhibited by a respect for Waugh's widow "a decline in energy" (idem), and perhaps a delayed feeling of resentment at his friend's success.

Confused? Read our glossary

Description

Octavo. Original red cloth titled in gilt to the spine, bottom and fore edges uncut.

Condition

A touch of fading to the spine. A near fine 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 Details

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

Peter Harrington Limited. Registered office: WSM Services Limited, Connect House, 133-137 Alexandra Road, Wimbledon, LONDON SW19 7JY.
Registered in England and Wales No:3609982 Copyright © 2018, Peter Harrington. All rights reserved.

credit cards logo