Presentation Copy of Vile Bodies on Sale

Peter Harrington Books has listed a copy of the Vile Bodies first edition. This is a copy which Waugh presented to London chef Marcel Boulestin:

First edition, presentation copy, eponymously inscribed on the front endpaper: “For Marcel Boulestin/ from / Evelyn Waugh / ‘For this body which you call Vile / our Lord Jesus Christ was not / ashamed to die’”. Xavier Marcel Boulestin (1878-1943) was a French chef famous in London for his cookery books and articles, and his Restaurant Boulestin, which opened in London in 1927. 

This on offer for £8,500. Also on offer is a copy of the 1942 first limited edition of Work Suspended presented to Randolph Churchill and signed by Waugh at Christmas of that year. That is offered at £3750. 

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