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OF HUMAN BONDAGE
Garden City: Doubleday, Doran and Company, 1936. First Edition of the LIMITED issue of the First Illustrated edition SIGNED by both the author and the illustrator, one of only 751 copies. With 24 beautiful and exquisitely detailed plates from drawings by Randolph Schwabe. Tall 8vo, publisher’s original tan buckram, the upper cover with decorative central tool in gilt and brown, the spine with brown lettering label lettered in gilt, in the original paper covered slipcase lettered and decorated with one of the plates by Schwabe. x, 684 pp. Internally a fine and essentially pristine copy of this impressive production, the plates are crisp and fine as could be, the cloth with no wear or bumping whatsoever but mild mellowing to the spine panel from light, the slipcase is in very nice condition with just a bit of expected age. SOMERSET MAUGHAM’S BEST KNOWN NOVEL IN ARGUABLE ITS BEST AND MOST ATTRACTIVE FORMAT. Schwabe’s amazingly detailed and striking drawings were beautifully reproduced for this limited edition. They are a fine and fitting addition to Maugham’s thinly disguised autobiography. OF HUMAN BONDAGE describes Philip Carey’s lonely boyhood in Whitstable (which becomes Blackstable, as Canterbury becomes Tercanbury) and his subsequent adventures. Carey is handicapped by a club foot, much as Maugham was handicapped by a severe stammer.
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