WAUGH (EVELYN) Helena, FIRST EDITION, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed on front free endpaper "For Hugh Burnett, Souvenir of Stinchcombe, August 18th, Feast of St. Helena from Evelyn Waugh", 1950
Lot 181
WAUGH (EVELYN)
Helena, FIRST EDITION, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed on front free endpaper "For Hugh Burnett, Souvenir of Stinchcombe, August 18th, Feast of St. Helena from Evelyn Waugh", Chapman and Hall, 1950
Sold for £1,250 (US$ 2,103) inc. premium
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WAUGH (EVELYN)
Helena, FIRST EDITION, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed on front free endpaper "For Hugh Burnett, Souvenir of Stinchcombe, August 18th, Feast of St. Helena from Evelyn Waugh", publisher's cloth, spine dulled, 8vo, Chapman and Hall, 1950

Footnotes

  • A fine association copy. Burnett (1924-2011) joined the BBC's Far Eastern Service at Bush House in 1949, and was responsible for producing a radio interview on 'Personal Call' with Evelyn Waugh in 1953. It took place at Waugh's home at Stinchcombe, Gloucestershire. Burnett recalled that "before we left he asked if we would accept a signed copy of one of his books. I asked for the one he liked best - and he presented me with 'Helena'" (BBC Memoryshare, online resource). In 1960 Burnett persuaded Waugh to appear as a guest in the legendary television series 'Face to Face', and during the interview Waugh said once again that he considered Helena to be his most successful work.
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