Peter Grogan

Peter Grogan

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Saturday, 17 December 2016 16:10

245. WHITE, EDMUND.

My Lives, Bloomsbury, London, 2005. First English edition, author's presentation copy inscribed on the half-title by the 1989 Booker Prize judge to his British publisher Elizabeth Calder's husband: "For Louis all my best Edmund". An excellent copy in dustwrapper, with Calder's bookplate to front pastedown. £250

Saturday, 17 December 2016 16:10

244. WHARTON, WILLIAM.

Birdy, Jonathan Cape, London, 1979. First UK edition of the late-blooming author's first, National Book Award-winning novel, a presentation copy inscribed on the fly-title to his British publisher, Elizabeth Calder: "To Liz - and the best of flight from another bird lover. William Wharton alias Bert or [arrow pointing to title `Birdy']". An excellent copy in dustwrapper with Calder's bookplate to front pastedown. £250

Saturday, 17 December 2016 16:09

243. (WAUGH, EVELYN). BUTLER, SAMUEL.

Evolution Old and New, Fifield, London, 1911. First revised edition. With a presentation inscription to Alec Waugh an the front free endpaper and with the recipient's bookplate - designed by his brother - to the front pastedown. Spine faded, extremities rubbed - a good copy. £175

Saturday, 17 December 2016 16:08

242. WAUGH, EVELYN.

A Little Learning, Chapman & Hall, London, 1964. Author's presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper to Anthony Powell and his wife: "For Tony and Violet with love from Evelyn". Although Powell is only referenced on two occasions in the text one of these notes that he had introduced Waugh to his first publisher at Duckworth - where Powell worked - in 1928. The other reference has a pencil note by Powell in the margin inserting the first name "James" of Reynolds, a drinking partner of Waugh's during an extraordinarily bibulous visit to Oxford a year or two after he graduated. Powell has made marginal notes in pencil of the names of unidentified characters on several pages. With Powell's bookplate to the front pastedown and a bureau press-cutting of The Times's `Court and Social' report on the requiem mass for Waugh at Westminster Cathedral on 21 April 1966 tipped-to the rear free endpaper. Powell attended the service and has under-lined his name in pencil. An excellent copy in [supplied] dustwrapper. £4250

Saturday, 17 December 2016 15:57

241. WAUGH, EVELYN.

The Life of the Right Reverend Ronald Knox, Chapman & Hall, London, 1959. Author's presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper to Anthony Powell on the day of publication: "For Tony with warm regards from Evelyn October 8th 1959". With Powell's bookplate to the front pastedown. Powell and Waugh met at Oxford. Subsequently Powell introduced Waugh to his first publisher at Duckworth - where the former worked - in 1928 and the two remained
friends until Waugh's death in 1966. Spine gilt a little rubbed, slightly cocked but a very good copy in [supplied] dustwrapper slightly faded at spine. £3750

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