WAUGH, EVELYN. 1903-1966.

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Lot 146
WAUGH, EVELYN. 1903-1966.

Sold for US$ 1,952 inc. premium
WAUGH, EVELYN. 1903-1966.
Two Autograph Letters Signed ("Evelyn Waugh"), 1 p each, 8vo, n.p. and Devon, October 14 and 15, n.y., slight fading to lower portion of one.

Two wittily self-mocking letters, the first to Mr Lawrence on monogrammed letterhead: "I am much gratified that you should remember meeting me during the war, but I am afraid that you must be confusing me with someone else—Lord Mountbatten himself perhaps—if you suppose that I seek publicity." The second declines an invitation to speak, in part: "It seems to me that in these circumstances only someone fanatically devoted to public speaking could reasonably be expected to accept. I dislike it very much and only attempt it for charity or clear personal gain...."
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