London, South Kensington
1 June 2009
WAUGH, Evelyn (1903-66). Decline and Fall. London: Chapman & Hall, 1928. 8° (187 x 124mm). Half title, frontispiece. Original cloth (slight abrasion at upper corners of covers, head and tail a little bumped), dust-jacket (spine sunfaded, extremities chipped, small part of lower front corner torn away). FIRST EDITION of Waugh's first novel.
With a fourth impression of the same work (London, 1929), PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY EVELYN WAUGH on front endpaper: "Elizabeth and Richard with love from Evelyn". (2)
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