First edition Helena signed by Evelyn Waugh
This first edition copy of Helena is signed and inscribed by the author. It is part of autographed books collected by Julian Jebb (1934-1984), the well known journalist, producer and actor. The book comes with a letter of provenance from a friend of Jebb who inherited his collection. Helena is the sole historical novel of Evelyn Waugh. It relates the story of the Roman Empress, Helena, and the founding of pilgrimage sites in the Holy Land. This copy is in very good condition with a lovely dust jacket.
Original blue cloth boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Bright and clean condition. The spine ends are very lightly bumped. Inscribed “Thank you!” and signed by Evelyn Waugh on the title page. A letter of provenance is included. Contents are clean. The dust jacket is clean and bright. There are a few tiny closed tears on the edges of the cover. Also light chipping on the spine with a tiny loss on the top of the spine. Price clipped. 265 printed pages 8vo.