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Fine Books and Works on Paper: Day One

Wednesday 13th July 2016: 2:00pm BST

Waugh (evelyn) love among the ruins

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Waugh (Evelyn) Love Among the Ruins, number 30 of 50 copies for presentation from an edition limited to 350 copies, signed presentation inscription from the author to Basil [Bennett] to limitation p., illustrations, light foxing to endpapers, original red buckram, gilt, spine slightly faded, generally fine overall, t.e.g., others uncut, preserved in custom slip-case, 8vo, 1953.

⁂ Colonel Basil Bennett (1894-1966) was a lifelong friend of Waugh's after they shared digs whilst stationed at Sherborne during the war. Bennett's father was the owner of the Hyde Park Hotel and when, after the war, Bennett became manager there, Waugh frequently brought his family to stay. The convenient central London location and the possibility of cheap alcohol at the hotel bar meant that both men continued a convivial friendship (with only the occasional rupture) for much of their lives.

Full Lot Details

Waugh (Evelyn) Love Among the Ruins, number 30 of 50 copies for presentation from an edition limited to 350 copies, signed presentation inscription from the author to Basil [Bennett] to limitation p., illustrations, light foxing to endpapers, original red buckram, gilt, spine slightly faded, generally fine overall, t.e.g., others uncut, preserved in custom slip-case, 8vo, 1953.

⁂ Colonel Basil Bennett (1894-1966) was a lifelong friend of Waugh's after they shared digs whilst stationed at Sherborne during the war. Bennett's father was the owner of the Hyde Park Hotel and when, after the war, Bennett became manager there, Waugh frequently brought his family to stay. The convenient central London location and the possibility of cheap alcohol at the hotel bar meant that both men continued a convivial friendship (with only the occasional rupture) for much of their lives.