Maggs Bros Ltd

Black Mischief. 

WAUGH Evelyn (1932.)

£7500.00  [First Edition]

Available to view at our Curzon Street shop.

Map frontispiece, First edition. 8vo., original marbled cloth. London, Chapman & Hall.

Inscribed on front free endpaper to Mrs. Anthony Powell for "Violet with the deep admiration of her friend Evelyn Waugh", the inscription ending in a an extravagant flourish down the page. Armorial bookplate of Anthony Powell to the front pastedown. At the time the inscription was made the recipient was Lady Violet Pakenham, one of the six children of the Earl of Longford, her marriage to Anthony Powell still some two years away. Before her marriage she worked as a journalist for the Evening Standard, and enjoyed a hectic social life in London and at the family home in Ireland, Pakenham Hall, where Waugh was a frequent guest. She was a writer herself, publishing three volume of autobiography, but devoted her later years to caring for her ailing husband, whom she had married in 1934.

Head of spine nicked, two small tears to the rear outer hinge at the head and tail of the spine, spine just faded.

Stock Code: 218740