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Auction #116 begins on 11 Jul 2024

Evelyn Waugh


The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder

Published: Chapman & Hall, London, 1945

Edition: 1st.

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The first edition in dw. of Waugh's most sought after title and arguably his highspot. Small bookseller's label on the lower edge of the front pastedown and two small 2mm. spot stains on the ffep. Otherwise a very good plus clean, unmarked and unfoxed copy in the original red cloth with no fading of the spine.  In an about very good first issue non price clipped dw. which has some age soiling, a few small chips, mainly at the extremes of the spine and a 2x1cm. stain at the top fore corner of the front panel. Still a much better than usual copy of what is notoriously a very fragile wartime dw. Please note that this is NOT the much more common, less desirable and significantly less expensive Book Society issue.  

  • Jacket Condition: About Very Good
  • Binding Condition: About Fine
  • Overall Condition: Very Good Plus
  • Size: 8vo.
  • Sold By: Ronald Levine - Modern First Editions
  • Contact Person: Ronald Levine
  • Country: South Africa
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  • Telephone: 011643 8437
  • Preferred Payment Methods: EFT for South African customers and International Bank Tranfer for customers abroad. I am unable to accept payment by credit card.
  • Trade Associations: SABDA

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