Description

Waugh (Evelyn).- Johnston (Edward) A Carol and Other Rhymes, Evelyn Waugh's schoolboy copy inscribed "Evelyn Waugh, his book, Lancing, Feb 1921" on front free endpaper and with Waugh's early bookplate to pastedown, printed in red and black, original cloth, spine a little browned, minor rubbing, preserved in custom drop-back box, 12mo, Douglas Pepler, 1916.

⁂ A charming volume, demonstrating Waugh's early interest in typography.

Waugh met Johnston in the summer of 1917 when his parents visited Ditchling, later Waugh wrote "The sweep and precision of Johnston's strokes were as virile as a bull-fighter's and left me breathless."- A Little Learning, p.146.

Provenance: The Anthony Hobson Sale, Sotheby's 28th June, 1996, acquired by him from Bertram Rota.

Description

Waugh (Evelyn).- Johnston (Edward) A Carol and Other Rhymes, Evelyn Waugh's schoolboy copy inscribed "Evelyn Waugh, his book, Lancing, Feb 1921" on front free endpaper and with Waugh's early bookplate to pastedown, printed in red and black, original cloth, spine a little browned, minor rubbing, preserved in custom drop-back box, 12mo, Douglas Pepler, 1916.

⁂ A charming volume, demonstrating Waugh's early interest in typography.

Waugh met Johnston in the summer of 1917 when his parents visited Ditchling, later Waugh wrote "The sweep and precision of Johnston's strokes were as virile as a bull-fighter's and left me breathless."- A Little Learning, p.146.

Provenance: The Anthony Hobson Sale, Sotheby's 28th June, 1996, acquired by him from Bertram Rota.

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