Lot #540
Evelyn Waugh (2) Autograph Letters Signed

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Estimate: $300+

Description

Two ALSs from English writer Evelyn Waugh, both one page, 6 x 8, Combe Florey House and Piers Court, Gloucestershire letterhead, both addressed to his bookbinder. The first handwritten letter, dated October 22, 1962, in full: "Will you please bind in linen the enclosed torn pamphlets in the order in which they now are. Please retain covers in their places. Arms blocked on both sides. Letter on back: Hagiographical works / Margaret Waugh." The second letter, dated November 31st, in part: "I should be most grateful if you could bind these two volumes for me in time for Christmas. Half levant morocco (blue) half cloth, top edge gilt, raised bands. Supply new end papers but retain original yellow papers (inscribed 'to Jack for …')." In overall fine condition, with light toning to the right edge of the October letter.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #616 - Ended September 15, 2021