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MAUGHAM, William. Somerset.

Rare books by William Somerset Maugham, including first editions, signed first editions and finely bound copies.

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  1. The Making of a Saint.
    First UK edition, first impression, of Maugham's second novel, one of 2,000 copies printed. Originally published in the US the previous month. Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 112446

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  2. 75734
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 75734

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  3. 68483
    First US edition, second issue with misprint 'help' corrected on page 257. Learn More
    £1,650

    Stock Code: 68483

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  4. Of Human Bondage.
    First UK edition, first impression, printed from the first-issue American plates with "help" for "helped" at p. 257, line 4; "some copies contain 16 pp. inserted advertisements, with no significance for issue" (Stott). "The novel was coolly received in Britain and America and became a best-seller only after an effusive review... Learn More
    £950

    Stock Code: 112449

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  5. 124895comp
    Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. This play was first performed in the US at the Hudson Theatre in New York on 12 March 1917 and in the UK at the Globe Theatre (now the Gielguld Theatre) in London on 12 September 1923. It was adapted into the film of the same name in 1933. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 124895

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  6. 63512
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 63512

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  7. The Constant Wife.
    First UK edition, first impression. The play premiered the previous year on 1 November 1926, at the Ohio Theatre, Cleveland, with Ethel Barrymore as Constance Middleton, whose photograph is featured on the frontispiece. The play was first published in the US earlier the same year, and the UK edition consists of the US sheets... Learn More
    £525

    Stock Code: 109782

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  8. 124256comp
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Harold Kamp from W. Somerset Maugham July 6, 1928", together with a letter from Maugham regarding the opportunity to inscribe this copy. One of the author's undoubted masterpieces and of considerable scarcity in inscribed state. Kamp... Learn More
    £9,250

    Stock Code: 124256

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  9. 62997
    First UK edition, first impression, consisting of American first printing sheets with a new English title page. The Sacred Flame, described by Maugham as a "prose drama", was first published in the US in 1928 and premiered in New York in November of the same year. Learn More
    £100

    Stock Code: 62997

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  10. Cakes and Ale.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author to the binder's front blank "For Woods Gray W. Somerset Maugham." Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 71616

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  11. A Bibliography of the Writings of William Somerset Maugham.
    Signed limited edition, number 41 of 50 copies signed by Maugham and printed on mould-made paper, from a complete edition of 1,000. Learn More
    £425

    Stock Code: 101909

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  12. 114279comp
    First illustrated edition, signed limited issue, number 203 of 751 numbered copies signed by the artist and the author. Maugham wrote a new foreword for this edition of his autobiographical masterpiece. Of Human Bondage was first published in 1915. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 114279

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  13. Strictly Personal.
    First UK edition, first impression. It was first published in the US the preceding year. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 109930

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  14. 118505
    First UK edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 118505

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  15. 66615
    First trade edition, first printing, preceded only by the signed limited edition. Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 66615

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