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.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Books and Manuscripts specialist Heather Pisani delves into intimate letters written by the sister of Orville and Wilbur Wright, offered in New York on 14 June
Composer Jeff Cohen and singer Pauline Texier bring Claude Debussy's recently rediscovered score for Hymnis back to life ahead of its sale in Paris
Mark Wiltshire, Associate Specialist in Science & Books, walks us through the history of Christianity’s most influential printed text
Daphne Lingon, Head of Jewellery at Christie’s in New York, on the 'dramatic' ring with which David Rockefeller proposed to Peggy in 1940
A guide to arguably South America’s most famous artist, whose work addresses everything from domestic life to bullfighting