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Vile Bodies by  EVELYN WAUGH - Paperback - First Edition - 1930 - from Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc. (SKU: 20041P)

Vile Bodies

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Vile Bodies

by WAUGH, EVELYN

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  • paperback
  • First
Condition
First Edition. A fine copy in a very good dust jacket with some small chips, not affecting illustration or lettering and with ve
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About This Item

London: Chapman & Hall, 1930. First Edition. A fine copy in a very good dust jacket with some small chips, not affecting illustration or lettering and with very minor internal archival mends. An observant bibliographically inclined collector of our acquaintance, in comparing this example with another at hand, discovered subtle differences in the titles listed on the back panel. Both jackets were priced at the first edition’s issued price of 7/6 (in pre-paperback days, English publishers generally reduced prices quickly to 3/6), but one ends with Jeffery’s Second Choice, while this example lists Jeffery’s Miss Vell Intervenes and follows with Winder’s Sin-Offering. His research indicates that this would have logically followed the former. It can then be presumed that this is at least a second state of the dust jacket.

Synopsis

Vile Bodies is a 1930 novel by Evelyn Waugh satirising decadent young London society between World War I and World War II. The title comes from the Epistle to the Philippians 3:21. The book was originally to be called "Bright Young Things" (which went on to be the title of Stephen Fry's 2003 film); Waugh changed it because he decided the phrase had become too clichéd.

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Bookseller
Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc. US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
20041P
Title
Vile Bodies
Author
WAUGH, EVELYN
Book condition
Used - First Edition. A fine copy in a very good dust jacket with some small chips, not affecting illustration or lettering and with ve
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Chapman & Hall
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1930

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Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.

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About Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.

With more than 35 years experience in the rare book trade, Peter L. Stern and Co., Inc. has established itself as a highly regarded firm of antiquarian booksellers.

Specializing in 19th and 20th century literature, signed and inscribed books, and manuscripts we maintain a high quality inventory. Our shop is located in the heart of Newton Centre where we are open by chance or appointment

In the long-standing tradition of the rare book trade we continue to mail regular catalogues to our customers. We are easily accessible via the MBTA Green Line's D Branch. We travel widely and attend both international and local book fairs.

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