Category Archives: First Editions

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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Auction of Several Waugh Items in July

Forum Auctions of London has issued a catalogue of several items of interest involving books written and owned by and correspondence of Evelyn Waugh. The 75 lots come from various sources. Of the several pieces of correspondence, perhaps the most … Continue reading

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Laycock Presentation Copies For Sale

Rare book seller Peter Harrington lists as new arrivals several presentation copies of books given to Robert and Angela Laycock. Robert was one of Waugh’s commanding officers in WWII. The first is a series of four copies of books sent to Angela … Continue reading

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Waugh Presentation Copies for Sale

Jonkers Rare Books in Henley-on-Thames is offering seven of the presentation copies of Waugh’s books that were auctioned by Bonhams last year. See earlier post.  These are from the collection of Waugh’s friend and fellow novelist Anthony Powell. They are … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Brideshead Cover Art on Display

A Roman Catholic quarterly literary magazine (Dappled Things) has kindly posted the cover art from copies of Brideshead Revisited dating back to the first editions. It does not claim to be complete and does not include any foreign language editions. … Continue reading

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Heywood Hill Bookstore Still Thriving

The Mayfair bookstore where Waugh was a customer and his friend Nancy Mitford was a manager is profiled in this week’s New York Times “T” magazine (“Shelf Life” p. 196). This is the Heywood Hill book store, in an article by Sarah … Continue reading

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First Edition of Brideshead to be Auctioned

Today’s papers report that a rare pre-publication copy of Brideshead Revisited belonging to the late Duchess of Devonshire (born Deborah Mitford) will be auctioned by Southeby’s.  Here is the story from the Guardian: The items include a true first edition of … Continue reading

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