This dust-jacketed first edition of Evelyn Waugh’s (1903-66) Brideshead Revisited will be included in The Library Sale at Cheffins of Cambridge on July 4. The edition was published by Chapman and Hall in 1945.
The famous novel, set in the 1920s to the early 1940s, follows the life and romances of the protagonist Charles Ryder, including his friendship with the Flytes, a family of wealthy English Catholics who live at Brideshead Castle.
London’s cityscape and the Thames became a major source of inspiration for artist Julian Trevelyan (1910-88) when he moved to Hammersmith in 1935.
This 14 x 19in (34 x 48cm) etching and aquatint of Tower Bridge, signed in pencil and numbered 8/75, will be offered at west London saleroom Chiswick Auctions on July 4.
These rather unremarkable-looking chairs above were reputedly used by Winston Churchill and General Dwight Eisenhower during D-Day discussions in 1944. According to the auction house, the dining chairs came from Cholderton House, Wiltshire, where the pair would sit on Sundays finalising plans for D-Day.
The chairs will be offered in a set of four at Special Auction Services of Newbury on July 9, estimated at £500-1000.
The ceramics section in a two-day auction at Exeter saleroom Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood on July 9-10 will include apair of 11½in (29cm) wide Sèvres porcelain verrières. Together they are estimated at £800-1200.
The pieces are decorated to the sides with floral bouquets and sprays, with the rim, foot and handles painted in blue and gilt lines. A date letter for 1769 and the numerals 119 are marked to the base of one verrière.