3 December 2007
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
WAUGH, Evelyn (1903-1966). Vile Bodies. London: Chapman and Hall, 1930.
8o. Title-page printed in red and black after a design by Waugh, 2-page advertisement entitled "Some Press Opinions of 'Decline and Fall'" bound at end. Original red and black cloth, gilt-lettered on spine; pictorial dust jacket with repeat of the image on title-page (some minor chipping at ends of spine panel and along edges, some very minor darkening).
FIRST EDITION IN THE RARE DUST JACKET with the price "7/6" on the spine panel and with Second Choice by Jeffery E. Jeffery as the last book on Chapman and Hall's list of Centenary Year Novels printed on the rear panel. Waugh's second novel, Vile Bodies is a satire of decadent London society between the first and second World Wars. Davis et al, V.
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