Brideshead First Exceeds Estimate

The first edition of Brideshead Revisited inscribed by Waugh to Deborah Devonshire (nee Mitford) and her husband Andrew sold today at auction for £52,500 ($78,400). According to one report, this was more than double the estimate. The identity of the buyer has not been announced. This was one of 50 copies distributed by Waugh to his friends in December 1944. It preceded publication and was substantially edited by Waugh before the final version appeared a few months later.

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