WAUGH, Evelyn (1903-1966). The Holy Places. With wood engravings by Reynolds Stone. London: The Queen Anne Press, 1952.

A presentation copy, one of 950 copies. Inscribed: "C.R. Boxer from Evelyn Waugh with Christmas greetings 1952. There are 36 misprints - mostly my fault. When you find anything particularly silly, please regard it as a misprint. E.W." Chalres Ralph Boxer was the noted expert on Dutch and Portuguese maritime and colonial history. This copy is number 364. Davis et al., 27. [With:] An autograph letter signed "Evelyn Waugh" to Professor Boxer, Gloucestershire, 22 January 1953, 2 pp., asking for his help with two research queries and in closing checking that he has received "a prettily misprinted little book called Holy Places."

Octavo. Publisher's red buckram stamped in gilt, uncut, top edge stained red. Pictorial dust jacket (spine panel toned with tear at foot, some rubbing at extremities, a little soiling). Provenance: Sir Charles Ralph Boxer, 1904-2000, historian (authorial inscription).

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