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    Sale 5315

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including Modern First Editions

    13 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 229

    WAUGH, Evelyn (1903-66). A Handful of Dust. London: Chapman and Hall, October 1934. 8°. Half title, engraved frontispiece (some very light mainly marginal spotting). Original marbled cloth (extremities rubbed, spine faded, without the dust-jacket). Sixth impression. PRESENTATION COPY, the front free endpaper inscribed, "For darling Eddie & darling Bridget [Grant, Waugh's sister-in-law], with my best love from Evelyn."

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    WAUGH, Evelyn (1903-66). A Handful of Dust. London: Chapman and Hall, October 1934. 8°. Half title, engraved frontispiece (some very light mainly marginal spotting). Original marbled cloth (extremities rubbed, spine faded, without the dust-jacket). Sixth impression. PRESENTATION COPY, the front free endpaper inscribed, "For darling Eddie & darling Bridget [Grant, Waugh's sister-in-law], with my best love from Evelyn."

    With the same author's Scoop (London, 1938, original cloth without dust-jacket, FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed, "Bridget with love from Evelyn") and Scott-King's Modern Europe (London, 1947, original cloth with dust-jacket, FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed, "For Bridget with love from Evelyn, Christmas 1947"). (3)


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