Officers and Gentlemen.
Item Number: 1948
Boston: Little, Brown, 1955.
First American edition. Octavo, original blue boards. Fine in a very good dust jacket.
Other Books by this Author
"It would be a dull world if we all thought alike": First Edition of A Handful of Dust in the Rare Dust Jacket; Signed by Evelyn Waugh
London: Chapman and Hall, 1934.
First edition of the author’s masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. A near fine copy in the rare dust jacket which shows some wear and tear. Signed by Evelyn Waugh. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare especially in the original dust jacket and signed.
First Editions of Each Volume in Evelyn Waughs Classic Sword of Honour Trilogy; Each Volume Signed or Inscribed by the Author
London: Chapman and Hall, 1951-1961..
First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed Sword of Honour Trilogy. Octavo, 3 volumes. Men At Arms is inscribed by the Waugh to fellow author, J.F. Powers, “For Jim Powers with admiration from Evelyn Waugh I bet you $1 you can’t finish it.” Officers and Gentlemen and Unconditional Surrender are both signed by Waugh. Each are near fine in very good to fine dust jackets. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1950.
First American edition of what the author always described as his best work. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author to friend, fellow Catholic and novelist J.F. Powers on the front free endpaper, “For Jim Powers with warm regards from Evelyn Waugh.” Jim Powers was a novelist and short-story writer who often drew his inspiration from developments in the Catholic Church, and was known for his studies of Catholic priests in the Midwest. Writing about Powers’s first collection of stories, “Prince of Darkness,” Evelyn Waugh said that he “is almost unique in his country as a lay writer who is at ease in the Church; whose whole art, moreover, is everywhere infused and directed by his Faith.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. A nice association linking these two fine novelists.
“Sometimes, I feel the past and the future pressing so hard on either side that there's no room for the present at all": First Edition of Brideshead Revisited; Signed by Evelyn Waugh
London: Chapman and Hall, 1945.
First edition of Waugh’s masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Evelyn Waugh. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear. Scarce and desirable signed by Waugh.
"The adventure is over. Everything gets over, and nothing is ever enough. Except the part you carry with you:" Rare First Edition of From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; Signed by E.L. Konigsburg
New York: Atheneum, 1967.
First edition of the author’s Newbery Award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by E.L. Konigsburg on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Rare in this condition and signed.
“Only God knows how much I love you”: First American Edition of the Love In The Time Of Cholera; Signed and dated by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988.
First American edition of the author’s work that ranks as one of the great novels of the last half of the twentieth century. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed and dated in 1990 by Garcia Marquez on the dedication page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
"The facts are always less than what really happened": First Edition of Julys People; Signed by Nadine Gordimer
London: Jonathan Cape, 1981.
First edition of one of the author’s most beloved titles. Octavo, original cloth Signed by Nadine Gordimer on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1974.
Uncorrected British proof of the first edition of the author’s Booker Prize-winning novel. Octavo. Signed by the author on the title page. Good in wrappers as issued. An uncommon proof.