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The Life of the Right Reverend Ronald Knox (author-signed)
Chapman & Hall, 1959 - 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine in near fine dustjacket, fading to the title lettering on the spine as is common, a small price cut, tiny nick at spine heel. The green flyer requesting subscriptions for the Ronald Knox Memorial Prize is laid in at page 12. The full title on the title page is 'The Life of the Right Reverend Ronald Knox Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford and Pronotary Apostolic to His Holiness Pope Pius X11 compiled from the original sources'; Evelyn Waugh has signed the title page in brown ink and corrected the misprint in the word Pronotary by adding an insertion mark with the letters TO beside it. Also included is a letter from Waugh, on his Combe Florey headed notepaper, in which he writes 'Dear Sir, If you would send Ronald Knox here with stamped & addressed label & wrapping for return, I will write my name in it & correct two egregious misprints./In payment please put whatever you think suitable into the box at your nearest Catholic church./ Yours faithfully/Evelyn Waugh'. The other egregious misprint to which he referred is on page 39 where, in the Latin phrase 'Hic est calixmeus', Waugh has crossed out 'meus', put an insertion mark between 'est' and calix' and put in the margin 'enim'. A unique copy therefore of this biography of Monsignor Knox, for whom Waugh was literary executor. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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