Peter Grogan

Peter Grogan

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Saturday, 17 December 2016 15:56


Helena, Chapman & Hall, London, 1950. Author's presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper to Anthony Powell: "For Tony, the best that I am able to do from Evelyn" and 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. Waugh often called "Helena" his best work and the inscription suggests that he wasn't joking. The novel is based on the life of Saint Helena, the mother of Constantine the Great, whose Edict of Milan in 313 allowed Christians religious freedom. Helena was credited, somewhat later, with the discovery of the cross on which Christ was crucified. Spine gilt a little rubbed, slightly cocked but a very good copy in [supplied] dustwrapper missing a couple of small chips from lower panel. £7500

Saturday, 17 December 2016 15:55


Robbery Under Law, Chapman and Hall, London, 1939. First edition. A very good copy in dustwrapper with professional restoration to
extremities of spine and lower part of upper panel. £750

Saturday, 17 December 2016 15:55


Waugh in Abyssinia, Longmans, Green and Company, London, 1936. First edition. Contemporary ownership signature to front free endpaper, small patch of fading to cloth at head of spine else a very good copy in dustwrapper with some restoration to base of spine and corners. £1500

Saturday, 17 December 2016 15:54


Edmund Campion, Longmans, London, 1935. First edition - a very good copy in somewhat rubbed, soiled, sunned and price-clipped dustwrapper a little chipped at base of spine. £450

Saturday, 17 December 2016 15:54


A Handful of Dust, Chapman and Hall, London, 1934. First edition. Light rubbing to corners, slightly faded to spine, sporadic foxing else a nice, bright copy. £325

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