OFFICERS AND GENTLEMEN

(London: Chapman & Hall, 1955).

AN EVELYN WAUGH FIRST EDITION. Following the characters first introduced in his MEN AT ARMS, Waugh presents in conclusion their fortunes through the whole of the war. The period is of the Russo-German alliance after which the Second World War entirely changed character. OFFICERS AND GENTLEMEN begins with the placation of Apthorpe’s spirit, a ritual preparation for the descent into the nether world of Crete. It remains today, one of the truly fine books to have come out of the all consuming war of the century. Item #31589

First Edition. 8vo, publisher’s original dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine, in the original navy blue jacket decorated with crossed weapons and olive branches. [vi] 335 pp. A very bright, clean, tight and unusually fresh copy with only the lightest bit of age mellowing, the jacket handsome, complete, unfaded, and with very little evidence of age.

Price: $395.00