ARTHUR WAUGH Autograph Letter Signed.
British novelist and publisher. Father of Evelyn Waugh and Alec Waugh.
ALS. 2pp. 145 North End Road, NW11. October 20th 1926. To "My dear Bale".
"I reckon there are 31 decorations in 'Eve's Beauty Secrets' and very good they are. Do you think £21 would be fair remuneration? Then there are the Dickens decorations for the advertisements. I suggest another £4 - say £25 in all. Would Miss Shaw think this enough? If so, I will countersign that amount, and I think her name ought to be on the title-page. She has certainly earned it by the grace and charm of her work. I hope you will agree to add it there. Sincerely yours, Arthur Waugh".
Bifolium. 8vo. Approx 18 x 11.5 cms. Fine.
Arthur Waugh won the Newdigate Poetry Prize as a student at Oxford. He wrote the first biography of Alfred Tennyson and was a contributor to 'The Yellow book' but it was as the managing director and chairman of the publishing house, Chapman and Hall that he is probably best remembered. 'Eve's Beauty Secrets by W.A. Poucher was published in 1926 with illustrations by Olive Shaw. It appears that Miss Shaw had also contributed decorations to advertise a new edition of the works of CHARLES DICKENS. Chapman and Hall being, for many years, Dickens's publishers.