Author : Evelyn Waugh (Illustrated coloured Frontispiece by Kathleen Hale)
Title: Basil Seal Rides Again or The Rake’s Progress Limited Edition Signed By Evelyn Waugh.Copy number 214 from a run of 750 Copies.Published by Chapman & Hall London 1963…………… (see pictures)
Condition Of book : This is a Very Good Copy of this book in it’s original blue buckram with gilt title lettering to spine.Issued without Dust-wrapper.This is a Limited Edition of 750 numbered and Signed copies by Evelyn Waugh with this copy numbered 214.Attractive coloured frontispiece is by Kathleen Hale.Book has a firm binding with no hinge weakness,no turned corners to the text.The outer boards have bevelled edges.Top edge of the bpook in gilt with other edges untrimmed.There is a faded strip linre to the rear cover and one small brown mark to the bottom edge of the lower cover.The book has no previous names or inscriptions present.Clean bright and tight copy for the collector.4to 1963 49pp Limited Edition SIGNED. About The Book: Basil Seal Rides Again was Waugh’s last published work of fiction. In the short story Waugh resurrects a number of characters from some of his earliest novels, such as Peter, Lord Pastmaster, who first appeared as Peter Beste-Chetwynde in Decline and Fall and of course, Basil Seal himself, who appeared as the hero of The Black Mischief and Put Out More Flags.The story begins with the ageing Basil and Peter discussing the theft of a set of Peter’s shirts by a young man, Charles Albright, who it later transpires is involved with Basil’s daughter, Barbara much to the chagrin of Basil. Waugh describes the book in his dedication as a ‘senile attempt to recapture the manner of my youth’ Limited Editions were published in the UK and US in 1963 to coincide with his own 60th birthday.
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