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Waugh, Evelyn
THE 'SWORD OF HONOUR' TRILOGY, 1952-1961, COMPRISING:
Estimate
8,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 GBP
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211
Waugh, Evelyn
THE 'SWORD OF HONOUR' TRILOGY, 1952-1961, COMPRISING:
Estimate
8,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Waugh, Evelyn
THE 'SWORD OF HONOUR' TRILOGY, 1952-1961, COMPRISING:
i) Men at Arms. Chapman & Hall, 1952ii) Officers and Gentlemen. A Novel. Chapman & Hall, 1955; iii) Unconditional Surrender. Chapman & Hall, 1961; all 8vo, FIRST EDITIONS, full matching tan pictorial morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, maroon, green, white, black and yellow morocco onlays and inlays, spines decorated with silhouettes of soldiers, all edges gilt, original dust-jackets preserved at ends, together in maroon morocco slipcase, dust-jackets of 'Men at Arms' and 'Officers and Gentlemen' adhered to themselves at a few points (3)
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Catalogue Note

An attractive set of Waugh's trilogy, considered by many to be the finest novel series of the Second World War. Waugh was delayed in completing the final volume, Unconditional Surrender, firstly by the writing of The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold (see lot 213), which he wished to complete whilst his experience of bromide poisoning was fresh in his mind, and then by his biography of Ronald Knox, which his friend had asked him to write shortly before his death.

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