Oct 10, 2019 - Sale 2519

Sale 2519 - Lot 375

Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
WAUGH, EVELYN. When the Going Was Good. Title in red and black. Color frontispiece author portrait; folding map. 8vo, contemporary 1/2 red morocco, spine lettered in gilt in compartments, rubbing to front joint and corners of front board, top edges gilt. London: Duckworth, 1946

Additional Details

deluxe limited issue, number 2 of 20 copies, presentation copy inscribed to: "Andrea Cowdin from Evelyn Waugh, with warm thanks for the thousand ways in which she made the going my good in Hollywood. 1947." Andrea Cowdin was the second wife of financier and Universal Studios President John Cheever Cowdin. Laid in is an Autograph Letter Signed (2 pages, folded, on Waugh's letterhead, dated 6 April 1947, 32 lines) to Mrs. Cowdin, presenting her with the present title, mentioning upcoming writing plans and his fond memories of an earlier visit to California. Collects selections from his first four travel books, Labels, Remote People, Ninety Two Days and Waugh in Abyssinia. A rare surfacing; according to ABPC and Rare Book Hub just the second copy to appear at auction.