Wine in Peace and War

WAUGH, Evelyn. Wine in Peace and War.

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WAUGH, Evelyn. Wine in Peace and War. London, Saccone & Speed Ltd., [1947].

8vo. Original white boards, decorations by Rex Whistler on both covers; pp. 77; 2 full-page colour decorations by Rex Whistler; boards a trifle dulled in places, the paste-downs brown-spotted as always, a very good copy.
First edition. A short history of the Mayfair wine merchants Saccone & Speed. Waugh's payment for writing the book included two dozen bottles of Roederer 1928. Well worth writing!
Provenence: From the Officers' Mess All Arms Wing at the School of Signals with 1940s ink inscription inside front cover.