Unconditional Surrender - Evelyn Waugh 1961 - Chapman & Hall Ltd., London - First Edition ‘There was a regulation that if they remained at large in enemy territory for some weeks longer, they could be repatriated to the United States. It was for this that they had made a hazardous parachute jump and destroyed an expensive, very slightly damaged aeroplane.’

A fine and sharply turned out copy of the third work in the
Sword of Honour trilogy.

Beautifully structured and deeply melancholy account of England and the Second World War, which also contains moments and scenes of pure hilarity. Written in a spirit of great tenderness and tolerance and a sort of humility.’ - Callill & Toibin
  Evelyn Waugh was born in London in 1903. After brief interludes as an art student and a schoolmaster, he devoted himself to both travelling and writing. His novels are unusually highly wrought and precisely written, and prior to 1939, were often satirical. During WWII, Waugh’s writing took a more serious and ambitious turn. He died in Somerset in 1966.

Octavo (19 x 13 cm). pp. [8] 311[1]. In publisher’s dark blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dark blue top stain. Dust jackets priced ‘18s net’ to lower front flap.
  Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket with small 3mm indent to upper corner of front panel.   Ref: 108805   Price: HK$ 1,200