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Noblesse Oblige.

An Enquiry into the Identifiable Characteristics of the English Aristocracy.

Stock Code 110686

London, Hamish Hamilton, 1956

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Presentation copy inscribed by Evelyn Waugh. Presentation copy of the first edition of this 'great tease', with pieces on 'U' and 'Non-U,' inscribed by Evelyn Waugh to the front free endpaper: 'A gruesome little book to remind you of the kingdom you have abjured, with warm gratitude for the Inquisitor Evelyn, Ascension Day 1956'.

The contributors were Evelyn Waugh, Prof. Alan C.S. Ross, Nancy Mitford herself, 'STRIX' [pseudonym of Peter Fleming]; Christopher Sykes, and Sir John Betjeman.

First edition, first impression, inscribed by Evelyn Waugh; 8vo; 10 full page monochrome illustrations by Osbert Lancaster, gift inscription to front pastedown, some staining to pp11-14, light spotting to endpapers; publisher's red cloth, silver lettering to spine, spine ends and corners bumped, one corner repaired, with the original unclipped pictorial dustjacket, lower panel soiled, some internal repair, else very good.

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Noblesse Oblige.

MITFORD, Nancy (editor); LANCASTER, Osbert (illustrator).

Stock code: 110686

$2,208.00

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