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Rare books by Evelyn Waugh, including first editions and signed first edition copies of Vile Bodies and Brideshead Revisited.

Evelyn Waugh (1903–1966) is generally recognised as one of the leading English prose writers of the 20th century. His early reputation was founded on a brilliant succession of satirical comic novels; he also published a sequence of travel books, often related to his fictional themes.

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  1. Colleagues.
    First edition, first impression. Scarce in the dust jacket, which was designed by Evelyn Waugh. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 111189

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  2. [The novels and short stories.]
    First editions, first impressions, of all of Waugh's full-length novels, from Decline and Fall (1928) to Unconditional Surrender (1961), and his volume of short stories, Mr. Loveday's Little Outing and other Sad Stories (1936). Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 110684

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  3. Vile Bodies.
    First edition, first impression of Waugh's second novel. Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 102109

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  4. Vile Bodies.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed Evelyn Waugh, London, 1930. Waugh's second novel. Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 76239

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  5. Vile Bodies.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 80089

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  6. Vile Bodies.
    Tenth printing, presentation copy, inscribed on the front endpaper: "For Bob this body in a fine integument from Evelyn" Vile Bodies, Waugh's second published novel, sold splendidly well upon publication, going through seven printings in as many weeks, and established Waugh as the pre-eminent novelist of his generation,... Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 87379

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  7. Vile Bodies.
    First edition, first impression, in the second state jacket. Learn More
    £17,500

    Stock Code: 42002

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  8. Vile Bodies.
    First edition, first impression of Waugh's second novel. Presentation copy inscribed to David and Tamara Talbot Rice on the front free endpaper: "For David & Tamara with love from Evelyn (published Jan. 14th 1930)." David Talbot Rice was a member of the group at Oxford known as the Hypocrites Club, along with Waugh, Anthony... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 91174

    signed

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  9. Remote People.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £100

    Stock Code: 83130

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  10. Black Mischief.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 104412

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  11. Black Mischief.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 31085

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  12. Black Mischief.
    First edition, first impreesion, large paper issue. One of just 250 numbered copies with extra illustrations by Waugh and signed by him. The best copy we have handled. Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 86270

    signed

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  13. Black Mischief.
    First edition, first impression. A warmly inscribed copy to Robert Laycock, "For Bob Whom I did not know when I wrote this, with deep regret that he should have purchased it. From Evelyn in homage" With the bookplate of Robert Laycock to front pastedown. Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 87381

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  14. Black Mischief.
    First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 250 numbered large-paper copies with extra illustrations by Waugh not included in the trade edition, and signed by him on the limitation leaf. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 84115

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  15. Black Mischief.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 36187

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  16. A Handful of Dust.
    First US edition, first printing; originally published in the UK in September the same year. "The American edition varies from the first British edition in a number of ways, and probably derives from an earlier typescript version or from uncorrected proofs of the British first edition" (Murray Davis, "Note on the Text",... Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 108424

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  17. Ninety-Two Days.
    First US edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the second blank to Lady Juliet Duff: "Dear Juliet, I don't expect you to read this. I'm only sending it for fear you might buy it. It is a poor return for the delightful weekend. Love from Evelyn." Lady Juliet Duff was introduced to Evelyn Waugh... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 101679

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  18. A Handful of Dust.
    Uncorrected proof. Learn More
    £6,500

    Stock Code: 87399

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  19. Ninety-Two Days.
    First edition, first impression. The third of Waugh's travel books and by a margin his scarcest title in dust jacket - a bare handful of examples have appeared on the market in two decades. Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 81048

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