“To understand all is to forgive all": First American Edition and Limited Presentation Copy of Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited
Item Number: 90400
New York: Little, Brown and Company, 1945.
First American edition of Waugh’s masterpiece, one of 150 presentation copies produced with compliments of the publisher and preceding the first trade edition. Octavo, original cloth. With the publisher’s original presentation slip laid in which reads, “This is a presentation copy of a limited edition. It is is not a review copy.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear to the extremities.
"Waugh's most deeply felt novel. Brideshead Revisited tells an absorbing story in imaginative terms . . . Mr. Waugh is very definitely an artist, with something like a genius for precision and clarity not surpassed by any novelist writing in English in his time" (New York Times). Listed by Modern Library as one of the 100 greatest novels of the twentieth century.