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Fine Books and Works on Paper: Day One

Wednesday 13th July 2016: 2:00pm BST

Waugh (evelyn) the ordeal of gilbert pinfold

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Waugh (Evelyn) The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold, a Conversation Piece, first edition, signed presentation inscription from the author to Miss [Margaret] Case to front free endpaper, original cloth, spine a little darkened, dust-jacket, a few very short closed tears to head, minor rubbing to head and foot, still a fine copy overall, preserved in custom slip-case, 8vo, 1957.

⁂ "A lady called Miss Case is in love with me- unreciprocated"- Evelyn Waugh in a letter to Nancy Mitford, November, 1948.

Margaret Case worked at Vogue for around 40 years, mostly as an editor. She appears to have met Waugh whilst they were on board the Queen Elizabeth. In 1971 she was unceremoniously fired from the magazine and tragically killed herself a few days later.

Full Lot Details

Waugh (Evelyn) The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold, a Conversation Piece, first edition, signed presentation inscription from the author to Miss [Margaret] Case to front free endpaper, original cloth, spine a little darkened, dust-jacket, a few very short closed tears to head, minor rubbing to head and foot, still a fine copy overall, preserved in custom slip-case, 8vo, 1957.

⁂ "A lady called Miss Case is in love with me- unreciprocated"- Evelyn Waugh in a letter to Nancy Mitford, November, 1948.

Margaret Case worked at Vogue for around 40 years, mostly as an editor. She appears to have met Waugh whilst they were on board the Queen Elizabeth. In 1971 she was unceremoniously fired from the magazine and tragically killed herself a few days later.