Uncorrected proof copy, very rare to find in its original wrappers. 8vo. 184pp. Illustrated jacket is bright and rich in colour. Some light creasing to the spine, minor browning to extremities, head and foot of the jacket’s spine are a little creased and chipped, otherwise the book in its entirety is in very good condition. Waugh’s penultimate work of fiction. The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold is a fictionalised autobiographical account of a period of hallucinations the author experienced due to bromide intoxication in the early months of 1954. A very rare proof copy in excellent condition; perfect to round out any serious collection of Waugh’s oeuvre.
WAUGH, Evelyn, The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold, Chapman & Hall, 1957
Biographies & Letters
MACLEAN, Charles., An Excursion in France, and Other Parts of the Continent of Europe; from the Cessation of Hostilities in 1801, to the 13th of December 1803. Including a narrative of the unprecedented detention of the English travellers in that country, as prisoners of war., [A. Strahan] for T. N. Longman and O. Rees, 1804