Category Archives: First Editions

London Lecture on Waugh’s Artwork

A lecture by Waugh scholar Rebecca Moore has been announced by London booksellers Maggs Brothers. This will take place in their 48 Bedford Square premises on Tuesday, 25 July at 630-8pm. The store, in new premises, is also sponsoring an … Continue reading

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Maud Russell Diaries in Telegraph

Excerpts from the wartime diaries of Maud Russell have been published in the Daily Telegraph. In a previous post it was explained how she commissioned Rex Whistler to paint murals in her country house at Mottisfont in Hampshire where there is … Continue reading

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Graham Greene and Helena

Peter Harrington Books has posted a long list of Waugh rare and first editions which includes several items of interest. A “featured” item is an uncorrected proof of Brideshead Revisited (estimate £15,000). This is not one of the 50 presentation copies, but … Continue reading

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Video Bookseller

Booksellers Peter Harrington have stepped up their promotion by showing their prize offerings on YouTube. One of their video offerings is a first edition of Waugh’s 1928 novel Decline and Fall with a pristine dust wrapper. The book is presented by … Continue reading

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More Laycock Presentation Copies on Offer

Peter Harrington Books has listed an offering of two more of Waugh’s presentation copies to Robert and Angela Laycock. See earlier post. One is a copy of Work Suspended (first edition limited to 500 copies,1942) presented to Angela with the note … Continue reading

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Sotheby’s Results Reported

The results of Sotheby’s 12 July London auction of several Waugh items is reported on their internet site. This consists of lots 195-205 in the linked catalogue. It includes several lots of multiple copies. All sold at or in excess … Continue reading

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Forum Auctions Results on Internet

The results of the large sale of Evelyn Waugh books and manuscripts by Forum Auctions is reported on the internet. See earlier post. Here’s the link to the results(you may have to register to see results but there is no charge). Most … Continue reading

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Auction of Several Waugh Items in July

Forum Auctions of London has issued a catalogue of several items of interest involving books written and owned by and correspondence of Evelyn Waugh. The 75 lots come from various sources. Of the several pieces of correspondence, perhaps the most … Continue reading

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Laycock Presentation Copies For Sale

Rare book seller Peter Harrington lists as new arrivals several presentation copies of books given to Robert and Angela Laycock. Robert was one of Waugh’s commanding officers in WWII. The first is a series of four copies of books sent to Angela … Continue reading

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Waugh Presentation Copies for Sale

Jonkers Rare Books in Henley-on-Thames is offering seven of the presentation copies of Waugh’s books that were auctioned by Bonhams last year. See earlier post.  These are from the collection of Waugh’s friend and fellow novelist Anthony Powell. They are … Continue reading

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