[WAUGH, Evelyn]. ST. JOHN, John. To the War with Waugh. London: The Whittington Press, 1973.
Large 8vo., original patterned cloth with William Morris Willow Bough design, paper label to upper board; marbled end papers; with original prospectus laid in; illustrations by Peter MacKarell; pp. x, [ii], 55, [v]; upper edge slightly darkened, affecting a small portion of the cloth; near-fine.
First edition, limited to 600 numbered copies signed by the author, this copy no. 85.
St. John's account of his military service with Waugh in WW2. The two met at the outbreak of the war while both were serving as marines, and they quickly formed a close friendship. Together, they defended the Cornish coastline, and took part in the abortive attack on Dakar. Many of these experiences are described within this book.