"I remember Evelyn first at Oxford, a convivial, pink-faced, blue-tweeded figure with, almost invariably a glass in his hand": First revised edition of Evelyn Waugh's Scoop; inscribed by him to life-long friend Patrick Balfour
London: Chapman & Hall, 1964.
First revised edition of Waugh’s satire of sensationalist journalism. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Patrick, with regards from Evelyn.” The recipient, Scottish author-journalist Patrick Balfour, was a life-long friend of Waugh’s. Balfour was serving as a correspondent for The Evening Standard and Daily Sketch in East Africa and became a close companion of Waugh’s as he wrote the present volume. Laid in is a four-page typescript article written by Balfour about his friendship with Waugh, titled “Evelyn Waugh”. The article begins, “I remember Evelyn first at Oxford, a convivial, pink-faced, blue-tweeded figure with, almost invariably a glass in his hand….the time I really got to know him was in his travelling days, those years between 1928 and 1937… [including] Abyssinia, where we served as war correspondents.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket. An exceptional association.
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