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Fine Books and Works on Paper: Day One

Wednesday 13th July 2016: 2:00pm BST

Waugh (evelyn) the holy places

Full Lot Details

Waugh (Evelyn) The Holy Places, number 27 of 50 specially-bound copies signed by the author and artist, wood-engraved illustrations by Reynold Stone, some minor tanning to head of pp., original red niger, spine slightly discoloured, very small stain to head, near-fine otherwise, dust-jacket, light browning to spine and panel margins, light finger-soiling to lower panel, a near-fine copy, preserved in custom slip-case, 4to, The Queen Anne Press, 1952.

⁂ The only product of the collaboration between Waugh and the Ian Fleming-managed Queen Anne Press. The press was set up by Lord Kemsley in 1951 and Fleming was made director in 1952. Fleming's wife Ann, a long-time friend and correspondent of Waugh, contacted a number of her literary friends including Waugh to drum up support for the press. For Waugh however it was not a happy collaboration - there were a number of errors to the text and Waugh was not keen on Reynold Stone's illustrations. Moreover, he was horrified to learn that a number of copies he had specially inscribed to be sent by the press to friends of his never arrived.

Full Lot Details

Waugh (Evelyn) The Holy Places, number 27 of 50 specially-bound copies signed by the author and artist, wood-engraved illustrations by Reynold Stone, some minor tanning to head of pp., original red niger, spine slightly discoloured, very small stain to head, near-fine otherwise, dust-jacket, light browning to spine and panel margins, light finger-soiling to lower panel, a near-fine copy, preserved in custom slip-case, 4to, The Queen Anne Press, 1952.

⁂ The only product of the collaboration between Waugh and the Ian Fleming-managed Queen Anne Press. The press was set up by Lord Kemsley in 1951 and Fleming was made director in 1952. Fleming's wife Ann, a long-time friend and correspondent of Waugh, contacted a number of her literary friends including Waugh to drum up support for the press. For Waugh however it was not a happy collaboration - there were a number of errors to the text and Waugh was not keen on Reynold Stone's illustrations. Moreover, he was horrified to learn that a number of copies he had specially inscribed to be sent by the press to friends of his never arrived.