Evelyn Waugh Decline and Fall First UK Edition 1928 SIGNED John Betjemans Copy. A first edition, first printing published by Chapman and Hall in 1928. A very good copy with sunning to the spine with some light wear to the spine tips, a little spotting to the contents and crease to page 81. SIGNED by Evelyn Waugh in his elaborate hand without dedication.
Beneath Waughs signature is the inscription Stolen from John Betjeman in Betjemans own hand. In the supplied dust wrapper which has a little light restoration to the spine tips and corners.The titles are still present and fairly strong. On the relationship between Waugh and Betjeman taken from p. Waugh, three years older than Betjeman, had been introduced to him at Biddesden by Diana Guinness. He moved in the sam circles of Bowra, Irish country houses, and upper-class bohemia.
By the time Betjeman came down from Oxford, Waugh had published his remarkable life of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and made a notable hit with his hilarious first novel, Decline and Fall. The relationship between the two men was edgy, perhaps best summarised by Waugh himself in a letter to Betjemans wife on 7 January 1950 my love to John.Though he doesnt love me as I love him'. From Eade, Evelyn Waugh: A Life Revisited: The two reviewed each others works, and corresponded on literature and religion. Though they clashed on religious issues, their aesthetics were similar, both abhorring modern architecture and town planning, and admiring Gothic Revival decoration and furniture.
A superb association and more so given the fact this is Waughs first novel. JOHN ATKINSON BOOKS is a full-time professional bookseller in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. We are members of the ABA, ILAB and PBFA and adhere to their guidelines. The item "Evelyn Waugh Decline and Fall Signed First Edition 1928 John Betjeman Copy" is in sale since Sunday, June 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable".
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