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BLACK MISCHIEF

BLACK MISCHIEF

BLACK MISCHIEF

BLACK MISCHIEF

by WAUGH. EVELYN

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Chapman and Hall Ltd. London. 1932. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Map frontis. A bright, clean copy. Finely bound in recent full red morocco, spine with five raised bands, gilt. Compartments with gilt lettering and decorative centre pieces. Single ruled gilt ruled border to boards. Top edge gilt. A fine copy.

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Black Mischief was Evelyn Waugh's third novel, published in 1932. The novel chronicles the efforts of the English-educated Emperor Seth, assisted by a fellow Oxford graduate, Basil Seal, to modernize his Empire, the fictional African island of Azania, located in the Indian Ocean off of the eastern coast of Africa. This has been understood as a reference to Abyssinia and Haile Selassie, though the author himself denied the connection.

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Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
BLACK MISCHIEF
Author
WAUGH. EVELYN
Book Condition
Used
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Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Chapman and Hall Ltd. London. 1932
Date Published
1932
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Fine
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Raised Band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books. The bands are created in the...
Top Edge Gilt
Top edge gilt refers to the practice of applying gold or a gold-like finish to the top of the text block (the edges the pages...
Morocco
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