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Helena by  Evelyn Waugh - 1st - 1950 - from Inklings & Yarnspinners (SKU: IYC131824)

Helena

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Helena

by Waugh, Evelyn

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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Very good, 1st edition, unclipped d/j (fair, chipping & bumping), blue boards, gilt spine titling, text block firm, pages unmark
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London: Chapman & Hall, 1950. 1st. hardback. Very good, 1st edition, unclipped d/j (fair, chipping & bumping), blue boards, gilt spine titling, text block firm, pages unmarked.. 12mo (190 x 130 / 7_"" x 5""). Waugh's only historical novel, set in Roman times; it follows the quest of Helena of Constantinople to find the relics of the cross on which Christ was crucified. Helena, a Christian, was the mother of the Roman emperor Constantine I. In the preface Waugh writes: ""The reader may reasonably inquire: how much is true? The Age of Constantine is strangely obscure. Most of the dates and hard facts, confidently given in the encyclopedia, soften and dissolve on examination. The life of St. Helena begins and ends in surmise and legend. The story is just something to be read; in fact a legend.""

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Bookseller
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Bookseller's Inventory #
IYC131824
Title
Helena
Author
Waugh, Evelyn
Format/binding
Hardback
Book condition
Used - Very good, 1st edition, unclipped d/j (fair, chipping & bumping), blue boards, gilt spine titling, text block firm, pages unmark
Quantity-available
1
Edition
1st
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Chapman & Hall
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1950
Pages
265
Keywords
1st, fiction, historical fiction, Waugh
Bookseller catalogs
2nd-hand books;
X weight
0.36 g
Size
12mo (190 x 130 / 7_\"\" x 5\"\")

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INKLINGS & YARNSPINNERSA new online bookshop forFIRST & SIGNED EDITIONS, RARE BOOKSA particular focus on:- The Oxford Inklings with their Friends & Influences (C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, Barfield, Williams, Chesterton, Macdonald, Sayers, etc)- Great 20th Century Novelists (e.g. Graham Greene & John le Carré; Anthony Powell & Evelyn Waugh; P. D. James etc)- Great 20th Century Poets (e.g. T. S. Eliot, John Masefield, Walter de la Mare, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Stevie Smith, W. H. Auden, Stephen Spender, Dylan Thomas, etc)- Christian Theology (e.g. from library sales)

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chipping
A defect in which small pieces are missing from the edges; fraying or small pieces of paper missing the edge of a paperback, or... [More]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [More]
text block
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12mo
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spine
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