Scoop - Evelyn Waugh 1933 - Chapman & Hall Ltd., London - First Edition First State The essential journalist’s novel, with William Boot being hired by the Daily Beast to cover unfolding, or not, events in Ishmaelia.

‘Based on Waugh’s own experiences in Abyssinia in 1936, where he was writing for the
Daily Mail, the novel is a brilliantly comic satire of Fleet Street ethics and manners, and on the battle for readership between the Beast and the Brute.’ – Oxford Companion to English Literature.
  First edition and first state with the ‘s’ in ‘as’ on the last line of page 88 (the second state was without the ‘s’ in ‘as’).

Reference:
Oxford Companion to English Literature, 905.

pp. [8] 308 [1 (publisher’s ad)] [3]. In publisher’s red and black marbled cloth, spine lettered in gilt.
  Condition: Very good,minor sunning to spine, spotting to foredge, toning to endpapers.   Ref: 109073   Price: HK$ 1,200