Category Archives: Bibliophilia

Waugh and Norman Mailer: “The Naked and the Read”

This week’s TLS has an article (“The Naked and the Read”) about Norman Mailer’s library. This is by J Michael Lennon, Mailer’s archivist and authorized biographer. Mailer seems to have been a book accumulator rather than a book collector like … Continue reading

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Penguin Book Cover Exhibit Opens

An exhibit has opened at the Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft devoted to a Penguin Book “modern makeover by designers from the worlds of music, fashion and street art (including Banksy).”  This began in 1998 and is explained by one … Continue reading

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Waviana in the Book Trade

A Baltimore dealer has on offer an original Hollywood film script of Waugh’s 1948 novel  The Loved One as written by Terry Southern and Christopher Isherwood. This is Royal Books on 25th St. This is a July 1964 draft of … Continue reading

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Sotheby’s to Sell Small Waugh Collection

Sotheby’s London has scheduled a the sale of small collection of signed copies and first editions of books by Evelyn Waugh on 11-12 December. These are apparently from a larger otherwise unidentified Hampstead Collection of two collectors living in that … Continue reading

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Sheed and Ward and Waugh

The Catholic Register, based in Toronto, has published a background story on Frank Sheed, who was a founder of the publishing house Sheed and Ward, among whose authors was Evelyn Waugh. The story begins: Born in Australia in 1897, Frank … Continue reading

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Penguin Classic Brideshead Gets New Cover

Penguin UK has reissued the Penguin Modern Classics paperback edition of Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited with a new cover. This is part of a redesign of this line of books adopted earlier this year: In 2017, the [Penguin Modern Classics] series … Continue reading

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POMF and the ISBN

An article in the TLS discusses the history of the ISBN (International Standard Book Number) which appears on the copyright page of all books. According to Adrian Tahourdin, this was introduced in the late 1960s and became more important after computers … Continue reading

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Maggs Bros to Mount Waugh Artwork Exhibit

Maggs Bros Ltd, a London bookselling institution since 1853, will move into new quarters in Bloomsbury later this month. After many years in Berkeley Square, they will now be quartered at 48 Bedford Square from 25 May. According to an … Continue reading

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Waugh and The Queen Anne Press

A recent TLS article in its weekly back page NB column is devoted to the Queen Anne Press. This was written in response to the publication of a special issue of the Book Collector magazine devoted to Ian Fleming. The QAP was … Continue reading

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Early Waugh Book on Offer

London booksellers Peter Harrington are offering an early Waugh publication from 1927. This is a collection called the Decorative Drawings of Francis Crease for which Waugh wrote the 5 page preface. This was published the year after the appearance of his … Continue reading

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