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Of Human Bondage.

New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1936 Stock Code: 117173
£2,000.00
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Signed by author and artist, limited to 751 copies

First illustrated edition, signed limited issue, number 483 of 751 copies signed by both author and artist. Of Human Bondage was first published in 1915 and Maugham contributed a new foreword for this handsome illustrated edition. Randolph Schwabe (1885-1948) "was a draughtsmen, painter and etcher who was the Slade Professor of Fine Art at University College London from 1930 until his death. He served as a war artist in both World Wars, created designs for theatrical productions and illustrated a number of books" (Tate online).

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Description

Large octavo Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in red morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins, dark blue endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed.

Illustrations

With 24 collotype plates by Randolph Schwabe, including frontispiece.

Condition

Single blemish to limitation page otherwise contents clean and fresh in a fine binding.

Bibliography

Loren & Frances Rothschild Collection, V, 86; Stott A21d.

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