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, [iii]; 2 full-page coloured decorations by Rex Whistler; the paste-downs spotted as is common, a very good copy, retaining the original glassine, which is browned and has some tape repairs.
First edition.
A short history of the Mayfair wine merchants Saccone & Speed, based in Sotheran's local Sackville Street. Waugh's payment for writing the book included two dozen bottles of Roederer 1928.