Scott-King's Modern Europe - US 1st
Scott-King's Modern Europe
Boston: Little Brown, 1949.
This is a good copy of the first edition of an amusing minor work by Evelyn Waugh, describing the chaos that overcomes a cautious schoolmaster invited to take part in a literary ceremony in the Central European country of "Neutralia."
The nightmare of totalitarian hospitality allows Waugh to mock the postwar age and mourn the decline of older values.
Hardcover, in a lightly browned jacket.