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- Waugh, Evelyn
- Black Mischief. Chapman and Hall, 1932
- ink on paper
8vo, large paper edition, one of 250 copies of which this is "out of series", DEDICATION COPY, ("For Sweet Blondywith love from Bo 2A"), frontispiece and seven full-page illustrations by the author, original purple cloth, gilt, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, spotting, bumped and sunned
The printed dedication of this book reads "With love to Mary and Dorothy Lygon". Although known to her friends as Maimie, Lady Mary Lygon was fondly nicknamed 'Blondy' by Waugh. The majority of Black Mischief was written while staying with the sisters at their ancestral seat - Madresfield. The house and the family would serve as the blueprint for Waugh's later novel, Brideshead Revisited.