Lot 104

WAUGH, Evelyn (1903-66).  Basil Seal Rides Again or The Rake’s Regress. London: Chapman & Hall, 1963. 4to. Coloured lithographed frontispiece by Kathleen Hale, printed in blue and black. Original blue pictorial buckram gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut (some light staining to lower cover). FIRST EDITION of the author's last published work of fiction. NUMBER 93 OF 750 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. The work bears a printed dedication from the author "To Mrs Ian Fleming."  "I wonder if parents read aloud to their children any more. I was introduced to so many writers in this way by my father, but not Evelyn Waugh. I never discovered why, but he was firmly off my parental visiting list. He was a very particular chap who raised strong feelings. I came to him late in life and have always loved his writing, especially the famous trilogy [see the next lot] and Brideshead" (H.B.).

Estimate: £100-£150