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W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM

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FIRST EDITION OF THE MOON AND SIXPENCE, INSCRIBED BY MAUGHAM

MAUGHAM, W. Somerset. The Moon and Sixpence. London, 1919. First edition, third issue, of Maugham’s novel about the nature and cost of artistic genius, inscribed by the author, “For Paul ——, this novel founded on the life of Paul Gaugin. W. Somerset Maugham.” $3500.

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"THE LAST NOVEL THE AUTHOR WILL EVER WRITE": CATALINA, INSCRIBED BY W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM

MAUGHAM, W. Somerset. Catalina. Melbourne, London, Toronto, 1948.

First edition, first issue, of Maugham's powerful satire on the politics of power, his final novel, memorably inscribed on the half title by him in the year of publication, "The last novel the author will ever write. For George Cowan, W. Somerset Maugham, October 1948 in London," $2500.

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“REVIEWERS WERE SHOCKED BUT RECOGNIZED THE AUTHOR’S TALENT”: FIRST EDITION OF MAUGHAM'S FIRST BOOK

MAUGHAM, William Somerset. Liza of Lambeth. London, 1897.

First edition, first issue, of Maugham’s powerful first book that shocked reviewers for its "true and vivid picture" of London at the turn of the century, a handsome copy in original gilt-stamped cloth. $2000.

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SIGNED BY W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM

MAUGHAM, W. Somerset. Liza of Lambeth. Jubilee Edition. London, 1947.

Signed limited edition, number 244 of 1000 copies signed by Maugham, this Jubilee edition commemorating the 50-year anniversary of his controversial first book, a splendid copy in the original dust jacket. $800.

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SIGNED BY SOMERSET MAUGHAM

MAUGHAM, W. Somerset. Strictly Personal. Garden City, 1941.

Signed limited first edition of this gripping non-fiction account of Maugham's flight from France in the early days of World War II, number 24 of 515 copies signed by Maugham, with photographic frontispiece portrait of the author. $800.

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CAKES AND ALE, SIGNED BY W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM AND ARTIST GRAHAM SUTHERLAND

MAUGHAM, W. Somerset. Cakes and Ale. London, 1954.

Signed limited edition of Maugham's favorite novel, number 757 of 1000 copies signed by Maugham and artist Graham Sutherland, published to commemorate Maugham's 80th birthday, with frontispiece lithograph by Sutherland and four facsimile pages of Maugham's original manuscript. $600.

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"ON THE WHOLE IT MADE LITTLE DIFFERENCE TO THEM IN WHAT CAPITAL THEY FOUND THEMSELVES, FOR THEY DID PRECISELY THE SAME THINGS IN CONSTANTINOPLE, BERNE, STOCKHOLM, AND PEKING"

MAUGHAM, W. Somerset. On a Chinese Screen. London, 1922.

First English edition, published the same year and from the same plates as the American first edition, of this series of vignettes about Western expats in China, in scarce original dust jacket. $550.

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MAUGHAM'S COLLECTED SHORT STORIES FOR COSMOPOLITAN MAGAZINE, 1924-29, SIGNED LIMITED EDITION

MAUGHAM, W. Somerset. Cosmopolitans. London, 1936.

Signed limited edition of this collection of Maugham short stories, originally written between 1924 and 1929 and published in Cosmopolitan magazine, number 47 of only 175 signed copies. $500.

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“ANOTHER PERFECT SOMERSET MAUGHAM STORY… WITH A DASH OF MYSTERY THRILL”

MAUGHAM, W. Somerset. Up at the Villa. New York, 1941.

First English edition of W. Somerset Maugham’s critically praised novel, basis for the 2000 film starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Sean Penn, in original dust jacket. $450.

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"MY FRIEND OLIVER HADDO CLAIMS TO BE A MAGICIAN. I THINK HE IS QUITE SERIOUS"

MAUGHAM, W. Somerset. The Magician. London, 1956.

Later edition of this early Maugham novel—the author based the titular "magician" character on Aleister Crowley—the first edition to appear with Maugham's "A Fragment of Autobiography" describing his interactions as a young man with Crowley in Paris as a Preface. $350.

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