Category Archives: First Editions

A Diary, a Legacy, and a First Edition

The long-running “Londoner’s Diary” column of the Evening Standard has been relaunched as “The Londoner” and has a new author, Charlotte Edwardes, who writes her introductory article with a nod to Evelyn Waugh and several of his friends: On my … Continue reading

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Waugh Novel Among Abebooks’ 2017 Top Sellers

Abebooks has announced its highest priced books for 2017. A set of Waugh’s war trilogy came in at #16 and sold for $12,500. Here is the seller’s description: First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed Sword of Honour … 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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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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