London: Chapman and Hall, 1955-62. [Military saga] FIRST COLLECTED EDITION, SIGNED by the author. 3 volumes. Octavo, pp. 314, 335, 311. Navy blue cloth hardcovers, titles in gilt to spine, top edges tinted blue, in original jackets designed by Val Biro. In the publisher's pictorial slipcase adverting the set for sale at 54s. Light wear only, minor sunning, leading edge of box rubbed; near fine. The complete trilogy, offered for the first time as a box set, comprising the then-current printings of each book; the first two titles are the second printings and the final volume (being the signed one) is a first edition. Seemingly a rare item, not recorded in the Bibliography of Evelyn Waugh. Item #51064
Callil and Toibin; Modern Library (200 Best Novels in English since 1950).
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