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OF HUMAN BONDAGE - MAUGHAM, W. Somerset - 1915. [1278175]
Heinemann, London 1915 - Signed by Maugham on half-title page: "W. Somerset Maugham / 'The day broke raw & dull.'" First English edition followed first American issue by one day. Misprint p. 257, line 4. 12mo (7 1/2 in. tall). Fine binding signed by Bayntun Binder of Bath, England. Printed by Ballantyne, Hanson at the Ballantyne Press in London and Edinburgh. Three quarter dark blue morocco over light blue cloth with gilt ruled covers and gilt lettered and decorated spine. Top edge gilt. Clean marbled endpapers. Fine exterior. Very good+ interior: first blank to half-title page lightly foxed; fore and bottom edges with minimal foxing; opening text slightly abraded away. Stunning semi-autobiographical novel considered to be Maugham's masterpiece. Maughamiana 14. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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