One of 50 Copies of Evelyn Waugh's The Holy Places; Signed by Him and illustrator Reynolds Stone
The Holy Places. With Wood Engravings by Reynolds Stone.
Waugh, Evelyn; Illustrated by Reynolds Stone.$1,850.00
Item Number: 71894
New York and London: The Queen Anne Press; The British Book Centre, 1953.
Signed limited issue, number 23 of 50 specially bound copies, signed by both the author and illustrator Reynolds Stone, from a total edition of 1,000 copies. Quarto, original red morocco, gilt titles to the spine, gray endpapers, top edge gilt. Frontispiece woodcut and title page printed in brown, 3 further woodcuts in text printed in black. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.
The Holy Places is Evelyn Waugh's travelogue concerning his journey through the Middle East. It is based on an article Waugh wrote for Life magazine, "The Plight of the Holy Places," (24 December 1951) after visiting Israel Palestine in 1951 with his friend Christopher Sykes. Patrick Leigh Fermor reviewed the work in the Sunday Times, noting that "few minor pleasures equal the delight of opening a book as beautifully presented as this."