Item #11166 Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder [TRUE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, BOOK CLUB EDITION]. Evelyn Waugh.
Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder [TRUE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, BOOK CLUB EDITION]
Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder [TRUE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, BOOK CLUB EDITION]
Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder [TRUE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, BOOK CLUB EDITION]
Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder [TRUE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, BOOK CLUB EDITION]
Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder [TRUE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, BOOK CLUB EDITION]
Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder [TRUE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, BOOK CLUB EDITION]
Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder [TRUE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, BOOK CLUB EDITION]

Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder [TRUE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, BOOK CLUB EDITION]

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1945.

First American Edition, Book Club Edition. Hardcover. This 1945 book club edition preceeded the trade edition of 1946 to become the first American printing of Evelyn Waugh's classic queer novel, which tells "the story of the rich, the beautiful, and the damned Marchmains, as told by Captain Charles Ryder, who revisited their home, Brideshead, in the war years," becoming entangled with the Catholic family, particularly the "appealing" Lord Sebastian and his sister Julia. Brideshead Revisited was selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of the century, called "Evelyn Waugh's finest achievement" by the New York Times, and most recently was , displayed with pride on main character Charlie Spring's bedroom wall.

7 3/4" X 5 3/8". 351pp. Presents nicely in protective archival sleeved dust jacket. Rather heavy wear to dust jacket, featuring art by Lester M. Peterson, with open tears to extremities, chipping to head of spine, 3" tear along tail edge of spine, faint dampstain to rear panel, and toning and dust soiling. Bound in red cloth over boards, with title and broken column stamped in black to upper board and spine lettered in kind. Mild edgewear to binding, with gentle bumping to extremities and several small dampstains to rear board and lower spine. Bookplate to front pastedown and pencilled note to rear pastedown. Hinges are a touch tender; binding remains firm and sound. Pages are gently age-toned else clean and unmarked. A solid and presentable first printing in admittedly worn but still quite attractive dust jacket. Good + / good. Item #11166

Price: $55.00

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