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Waugh (Evelyn) Vile Bodies, first edition, signed presentation inscription from the author to Maurice and Jane Marston "For this body which you call vile, my Lord Jesus Christ was not ashamed to die" to front free endpaper, pictorial title, 2pp. advertisements, bookplate of Janet Marston to pastedown, original cloth, spine a little darkened, first state dust-jacket with advertisements ending "Second Choice" to lower panel, spine a little darkened, minor repairs and restorations to foot of spine and corners, 1"portion of restoration to the head of spine affecting "Vile", repaired tear to head of lower panel, very good otherwise, preserved in custom slip-case, 8vo, 1930.

⁂ A very good copy of Waugh's classic early send-up of the Bright Young Things. Very difficult to find inscribed and in the rare first-state dust-jacket.

The quote in Waugh's inscription does not appear to be from any obvious source, however Waugh used it in at least one other inscribed copy of this title (to Marcel Boulestin), so it was clearly one he felt appropriate for the work.

Description

Waugh (Evelyn) Vile Bodies, first edition, signed presentation inscription from the author to Maurice and Jane Marston "For this body which you call vile, my Lord Jesus Christ was not ashamed to die" to front free endpaper, pictorial title, 2pp. advertisements, bookplate of Janet Marston to pastedown, original cloth, spine a little darkened, first state dust-jacket with advertisements ending "Second Choice" to lower panel, spine a little darkened, minor repairs and restorations to foot of spine and corners, 1"portion of restoration to the head of spine affecting "Vile", repaired tear to head of lower panel, very good otherwise, preserved in custom slip-case, 8vo, 1930.

⁂ A very good copy of Waugh's classic early send-up of the Bright Young Things. Very difficult to find inscribed and in the rare first-state dust-jacket.

The quote in Waugh's inscription does not appear to be from any obvious source, however Waugh used it in at least one other inscribed copy of this title (to Marcel Boulestin), so it was clearly one he felt appropriate for the work.

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