Whittington Press - St John (John). To the War with Waugh.


Whittington Press - St John (John). To the War with Waugh.

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To the War with Waugh, by John St John. With an Introductory Memoir by Christopher Hollis and illustrations by Peter MacKarell. Imperial 8vo, pp.xii,56 + colophon, The Whittington Press [Andoversford], 1973.

Number 42 of 588 (600) copies handset in SB Caslon, printed on Saunders mouldmade paper and signed by the author. Illustrated with 32 line drawings, some full-page. Tipped-in lithographic reproduction of a photograph of the author. William Morris 'Willow Bough' pattern cloth with title label superimposed on the upper board. Acetate dust-jacket. A fine copy.

John St John had been in the Marines during te war with Evelyn Waugh, and had served with him in the abortive attack on Dakar. He took part in many of the events that Waugh later drew upon when he wrote the 'Sword of Honour' trilogy.

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