Category Archives: Auctions

Evelyn Waugh and Selina Hastings x 2

Forum Auctions has posted an early letter from Evelyn Waugh (sometime in¬†1929) relating to the writing of Vile Bodies. This is addressed to Lord Hastings and thanks him for the loan of a two-volume work about his ancestor Selina, Countess … Continue reading

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Waugh-Designed Bookplate on Ebay

A book for sale on ebay contains a¬†bookplate designed by Evelyn Waugh. The book belonged to Dudley Carew (1903-1981), Waugh’s school friend from Lancing who later wrote a memoir entitled A Fragment of Friendship: Evelyn Waugh as a young man¬†(1974). … Continue reading

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Waugh’s Ear Trumpet (More)

Today’s Times newspaper has published an article by David Brown providing some additional information about Waugh’s ear trumpet which is to be auctioned in a few weeks’ time. See earlier post: Although Waugh wielded the trumpet with relish he had … 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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Waugh’s Ear Trumpet on Auction

One of Waugh’s ear trumpets will be auctioned on March 30 along with several books and letters from a collection which is being sold off. The auctioneer is Forum Auctions, but the catalogue is not yet available online. According to … Continue reading

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Floreat Brideshead

Brideshead Revisited receives attention in several recent postings. The New Statesman carries a brief article in its “TV and Radio” column in which a viewer retrospectively considers the 1981 TV adaptation: Watching it now, at the terrifying age of 53, … Continue reading

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A Tiger’s Dinner

An auction house in London has on offer a letter from Evelyn Waugh dated 4 December 1964¬†to Peter Luke, playwright and journalist. In it, Waugh¬†apologizes for having written in A Little Learning that Luke’s grandfather, who was the father of … Continue reading

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Estate of Peter Waugh to be Auctioned

An auction house in the West of England¬†has announced the sale of artworks from the estate of the late Peter Waugh (1938-2014). Peter was the third child of Alec Waugh with his second wife Joan Chirnside. Peter’s life was profiled … Continue reading

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Scoop in the News

There are several references to Scoop in the recent London papers. The TLS has an article in its Blog about the comic use of the language of telegrams. It mentions novels by P G Wodehouse, Mikhail Bulgakov and John Swartzwelder … 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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