SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF LOVE AMONG THE RUINS, ONE OF ONLY 350 COPIES SIGNED BY EVELYN WAUGH
WAUGH, Evelyn. Love Among the Ruins. A Romance of the Near Future. London: Chapman & Hall, 1953. Slim octavo, original gilt-stamped red cloth, uncut, original glassine. $1500.
Signed limited first edition, number 214 of only 350 copies signed by Evelyn Waugh.
"Love Among the Ruins is a nasty little tale set in a dystopia of the near future, interesting… as a reflection of the author's prejudices, his hatred of 'progress,' of politicians, psychoanalysis, abstract art, functional architecture, and all branches of the Welfare State" (Hastings, 553). Published the same year as the first trade edition.
Slight rubbing and toning to extremities of glassine. Book lovely and fine.