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Helena - SIGNED, INSCRIBED - ASSOCIATION COPY
Chapman and Hall, 1950 A first edition, first printing published by Chapman and Hall in 1950. A very good+ book - author's presentation copy inscribed on the free front endpaper 'For Hugh Burnett/Souvenir of Stinchcombe/August 18th/Feast of St. Helena/from Evelyn Waugh/. The spine of the book is faded. In a near fine dust wrapper which is unclipped (small digits beneath the price). The usually fragile wrapper has survived due to the neat internal reinforcement making the dust wrapper near fine. A very attractive copy and complete with the rare Daily Mail wrap-around band. An association copy, as Burnett, who joined the BBC's Far Eastern Service at Bush House in 1949, was responsible for producing a radio interview on 'Personal Call' with Evelyn Waugh in 1953. It took place at Waugh's home in Stinchcombe, Gloucestershire. Burnett recalled that 'before we left he asked if we would accept a signed copy of one of his books. I asked for the one he liked the best - and he presented me with Helena'. In 1960 Burnett persuaded Waugh to appear as a guest in the legendary television series 'Face to Face', and during the interview Waugh said once again that he considered 'Helena' to be his most successful work.[removed][removed]
      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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