WAUGH (EVELYN) P.R.B. An Essay on the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood 1847-1854, FIRST EDITION, ONE OF 50 COPIES, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED "Tony Powell from Evelyn Waugh" on front free endpaper, [Privately Printed by] Alastair Graham, 1926
Lot 325
WAUGH (EVELYN)
P.R.B. An Essay on the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood 1847-1854, FIRST EDITION, ONE OF 50 COPIES, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED "Tony Powell from Evelyn Waugh" on front free endpaper, [Privately Printed by] Alastair Graham, 1926
Sold for £13,750 (US$ 18,379) inc. premium

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BOOKS AND LETTERS FROM THE LIBRARY OF ANTHONY POWELL
WAUGH (EVELYN)
P.R.B. An Essay on the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood 1847-1854, FIRST EDITION, ONE OF 50 COPIES, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED "Tony Powell from Evelyn Waugh" on front free endpaper, errata slip, endpapers very lightly toned, publisher's cloth-backed boards, 8vo, [Privately Printed by] Alastair Graham, 1926

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  • FIRST EDITION OF WAUGH'S FIRST BOOK OF PROSE, WITH AN IMPORTANT ASSOCIATION INSCRIPTION MARKING THE START OF HIS CAREER. Inspired by his interest in the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and by the idea of the artist–craftsman, P.R.B. was privately printed by fellow Oxford student Alistair Graham. Waugh inscribed this copy to Anthony Powell, with whom he "stood on friendly terms though barely in friendship..." (Waugh, A Little Learning, 1964, p.201). Shortly afterwards, however, whilst working for Duckworth, Powell "used the essay to secure Waugh a contract for a biography of Rossetti" (ODNB).
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