London, South Kensington
30 November 2005
WAUGH, Evelyn (1903-66). Black Mischief. London: Chapman and Hall, 1932. 8°, half title, frontispiece, 7 plates and one map. Original purple cloth, spine lettered in gilt (part of rear cover and spine faded, without dust-jacket), top edges gilt, others uncut. FIRST EDITION, NUMBER 227 OF 250 LARGE PAPER COPIES, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
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