1948 The Loved One
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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
The first edition of this work.
In the original price-clipped dustwrapper.
'The Loved One' is Waugh's short satirical novel set around the funeral business in Los Angeles.
Illustrated with a frontispiece, seven plates, and some in-text illustrations.
Written by Evelyn Waugh.
Illustrated by Stuart Boyle.
In the original publisher's cloth binding, in the original price-clipped dust wrapper. Externally, smart. Minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. A few small marks to the boards. Bookseller's label to the front paste down. Dust wrapper is edge worn, rear wrap detached from the backstrip. Chip to the head of the spine. Light age-toning and spots to the wraps. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with only a few light marks. Very small scorch mark to page 105/106. Ink inscription to the half-title.
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