Fine Books and Works on Paper: Day One

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Fine Books and Works on Paper: Day One


Day One of our Fine Books and Works on Paper auction commences with one of the finest and most complete Evelyn Waugh collections to come to the market in recent years. The collection opens with a small book owned by a 17 year-old Waugh before moving on to include the first edition of every book published by the author, many of which are inscribed to close friends, as well as numerous limited editions, unpublished letters and other rarities. Other modern literary highlights include a first edition of Kafka’s Verwandlung or Metamorphosis in superb condition and the original manuscript of Vladimir Nabokov’s final and unfinished work, The Original of Laura.


The modern illustrated books section features another private collection including books from several of the leading private presses, many with contributions from significant 20th century artists such as Paul Nash, Eric Gill, Eric Ravilious and Kyffin Williams. Elsewhere in the section are major works from the Doves and Ashendene presses as well as unique designer bindings by the celebrated book binder Lester Capon.


Wednesday 13th July 2016 2:00pm BST

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220 Queenstown Road, London SW8 4LP 

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