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FIRSTS: THE BOOK COLLECTOR'S MAGAZINE: Vol 9, No 3, March (Mar) 1999 (Collecting W. Somerset Maugham [with Checklist], OF HUMAN BONDAGE, An Interview with Bernard Cornwell [with Checklist])

Firsts Magazine; Kathryn Smiley (editor) (W. Somerset Maugham, Bernard Cornwell)

Published by Tucson, AZ: Firsts Magazine (1999)

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Item Description: Tucson, AZ: Firsts Magazine, 1999. Magazine. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition, 1st Printing. 76 pages. Authors covered in this issue and titles of articles listed above. Excellent copy: TINY bit of cover rubbing else the magazine is entirely as new with NO markings throughout and NO mailing label. Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 005275

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Of Human Bondage

W Somerset Maugham

Published by Penguin (1963)

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Item Description: Penguin, 1963. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. first edition and impression of the penguin paperback version from 1953 in VG++ condition, please see pics, any questions please get in touch. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-7211845810

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Of Human Bondage

Maugham, W. Somerset

Published by Library of Congress, Washington D.C. (1946)

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Item Description: Library of Congress, Washington D.C., 1946. Wrappers. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: None. First Edition. Although the colophon states ' Second Printing ', this is actually the first trade publication of this Maugham monograph, preceded by a limited edition signed by him. One of 2,500 copies printed for the Library of Congress ( 1,000 of which were for sale ) in 1946 in slate blue wrappers. A near fine copy with some toning/light staining to the blue wraps. Less common than the limitation would suggest. Bookseller Inventory # 003624

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Of Human Bondage

MAUGHAM, Somerset

Published by Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut

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Item Description: Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut. Hardcover. Reprint. A volume in "The Collector's Library of Famous Editions", hardcover, bound in genuine leather with bright gilt titles & decorations. 8vo.,Raised bands, Silk ribbon marker. 805pp. All edges gilt, Introduction by Theodore Dreiser, Illustrations by John Sloan. Bookplate, inside front cover, supplied by Easton Press has original owner's name typed in and his blindstamp appears top margin of title page. Near Fine. . Bookseller Inventory # 114359

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Of Human Bondage.

Maugham, W. Somerset.

Published by MGM-Seven Arts, 1964 (1964)

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Item Description: MGM-Seven Arts, 1964, 1964. MGM-Seven Arts, 1964, first edition. A lot of 13 glossy b&w stills from the film adaptation of Maugham's novel, the film starred Laurence Harvey and Kim Novak, these are still Nos. 5, 9, 17, 20, 24, 34, 45, 59, 61, 77, 78, 81, and 82. A few with tears, mostly fine. Bookseller Inventory # JD4302

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Of Human Bondage

W. Somerset Maugham

Published by George H. Doran Company, New York (1915)

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Item Description: George H. Doran Company, New York, 1915. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. The book is used. The book is pulling away from the spine, other than that for its age it is in nice shape. The book has all of its pages; but it does not have a dust cover. It is a first edition printed in 1915. Please see pictures provided. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-12930228891

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Of Human Bondage

Maugham, W. Somerset

Published by P. F. Collier & Son (1915)

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Item Description: P. F. Collier & Son, 1915. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Somerset Maugham's novel is semi-autobiographical but he attests - mostly fiction. It was met with a modest reception until Theodore Dreiser declared it a work genius. Tight binding, good paper, good cover and spine. This is a 1st thus edition. book. Bookseller Inventory # 604FIL-0586

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Of Human Bondage

W. Somerset Maugham

Published by George H. Doran Company, New York (1915)

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Item Description: George H. Doran Company, New York, 1915. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: no dust Jacket. First Edition. Copyright date 1915, first edition not stated, red cloth over boards with silver lettering and design on the spine. Light red tint to the top page edges. Previous owners name written on the inside flyleaf, a small tear on the top left of the title page. No Dust Jacket. Shelfwear to the edges and to the head and the toe of the spine. Light soiling to the for edge pages. A crack on the inside front cover along the gutter. There are some pencil writings and equations on the back inside flyleaf cover. The text is bright and clean, binding is tight, a solid collectible book. Thought to be one of W Somerset Maugham best books. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 0002911

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Of Human Bondage

Maugham, Somerset

Published by George H. Doran (1915)

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Item Description: George H. Doran, 1915. hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st. Green cloth with gilt lettering. Later state, with misprint corrected on page 257. Front hinge tender, minor shelf-wear and foxing. Bookseller Inventory # 15932

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OF HUMAN BONDAGE

Maugham, W. Somerset

Published by Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut

ISBN 10: 0809587696 ISBN 13: 9780809587698

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Item Description: Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut. Hardcover. First Edition; First Printing. Fine, Leather Bound, Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. A pristine volume.; Easton Press Collector's Library of Famous Editions; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 61296

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OF HUMAN BONDAGE

Maugham, W. Somerset

Published by Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut (2001)

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Item Description: Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut, 2001. Hardcover. First Edition; First Printing. Fine, Leather Bound, Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. A pristine volume.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 59325

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OF HUMAN BONDAGE With a Digression on the Art of Fiction: an Address

Maugham, W. Somerset

Published by Library of Congress, Washington (1946)

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Item Description: Library of Congress, Washington, 1946. Hardcover. First Edition; First Printing. Very Good in boards. Owner inscription. 1 of 800 copies, 500 which been signed, this one unsigned. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 64588

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Of Human Bondage, complete in 2 volumes

Maugham, W. Somerset; John Sloan (illus.); Theodore Dreiser (intro.)

Published by Limited Editions Club, New York (1938)

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Item Description: Limited Editions Club, New York, 1938. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. First edition. Complete in 2 volumes. 1938, LEC. Number 192 of 1500 sets signed by the illustrator, John Sloane. Near Fine in the original slipcase. Spines lightly sunned; otherwise clean, sound copies. The slipcase with minor signs of handling. Digital images available upon request. Bookseller Inventory # 0079453

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Of Human Bondage: With A Digression On The Art Of Fiction

Maugham, W. Somerset

Published by Library of Congress (1946)

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Item Description: Library of Congress, 1946. Hard Cover. First Edition. One of 500 Signed by Author. Not the novel, an essay/speech. Library of Congress,1946. Blue boards stamped in black, no DJ as issued. . Boards soiled and darkened on spine and edges, otherwise a tight Very Good or Better copy. VG+. Bookseller Inventory # 3123

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Of Human Bondage

Maugham, Somerset (ill Robert Schwabe)

Published by Doubleday Doran, New York (1936)

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Item Description: Doubleday Doran, New York, 1936. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine in Good Slipcase. Limited Edition. 4TO. The first illustrated edition, printing limited to 751 copies, of which this is 595 and signed by Schwabe and Maugham on the limitation page. Full page black and white illustrations. Printed on high-quality deckle-edged paper, TEG. Bound in coarse-weave smooth surfaced beige cloth with oval design on front cover and titling in gilt and black on spine. Lacking the jacket. Lightest of wear to book. The slipcase features one of the Schwabe illustrations, shows light surface wear and is starting to split along the two lower joints. The rear joint of the case is cracked but holding. A heavy book, special shipping considerations may apply. 684 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 29816

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Of Human Bondage

Maugham, W. Somerset

Published by S. B. Gundy, Toronto (1915)

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Item Description: S. B. Gundy, Toronto, 1915. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good +. First Canadian. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Rare first Canadian edition; last few pages evidence folding of corners; hinges slightly loose; front gilt panel faded rendering an even two tones, with light wear to edges and corners. Unmarked internally. All points associated with the true first edition present. A lovely copy of Maugham's best-known title, in an extemely scarce edition. Bookseller Inventory # 000288

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Of Human Bondage

W. S. Maugham

Published by William Heinemann, London (1915)

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Item Description: William Heinemann, London, 1915. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 1st impression in publisher's original blue/green cloth with gilt titles and Moorish motif to front board and gilt titles to spine. Misprint on line 4 of page 257 'help' for 'helped' is present, pp [viii] 648. The book has been professionally rebacked but without disturbing the original joints externally and retaining the original endpapers which have gutters reinforced so that now the binding is tight, sound and square and fully serviceable. There is wear to the covers with minor loss of original cloth at spine ends (now replaced) and the spine titles are faint but remain legible. Internally no inscriptions, some paper loss less than the size of an old sixpence to front pastedown, endpapers tanned and some limited closed tear damage to 2/3 pages one of which has some moderate soiling. Generally a very good copy of a very scarce book in its original covers. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000455

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OF HUMAN BONDAGE

Maugham, W. Somerset

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Item Description: 1915. A Novel. London: William Heinemann, (1915). Original blue-green cloth. First English Edition, published one day after Doran's edition in New York. This was Maugham's famed autobiographical novel about~Philip Carey, who has a club foot and who attends King's School, Tercanbury [Maugham had a stammer and attended King's School, Canterbury]; who rejects the idea of the ministry and who studies in Heidelberg and later becomes a doctor [like Maugham]; who becomes obsessed with a vulgar waitress, Mildred Rogers, who goes to a bad end [see Liza of Lambeth], etc. But the novel succeeds because of its unflinching honesty and its devastating account of loneliness, the most tragic of all human conditions. [CGEL]~This copy is in very good-plus condition (there is little wear, but the "gilt" lettering on the binding is rather dull -- because this is a wartime book with faux gilt). We have never had a copy of this book in dust jacket, and such copies may in fact be quite rare: the original one showed Philip with the "wrong" foot a club-foot, but this was discovered after only a few hundred copies had gone out -- and it is not known how many of the copies were equipped with a revised jacket or with no jacket at all (Toole Stott observes, "I have been unable to obtain a copy of either jacket or to find anyone who recalls a description of them"). In any event, this UK edition is many times scarcer than the US edition. Toole Stott A22a. A Modern Library 100 selection. Bookseller Inventory # 12614

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Of Human Bondage

W Somerset Maugham

Published by Heinemann (1915)

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Item Description: Heinemann, 1915. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First UK edition and impression rebound in half leather and marbled boards with gold gilt and raised bands to spine, The word 'helped' is missprinted 'help' P257, line 4. Please see pics, paypal accepted, any questions please get in touch. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-12136744245

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OF HUMAN BONDAGE

MAUGHAM, W. Somerset

Published by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Garden City (1936)

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Item Description: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Garden City, 1936. Hardcover. Randolph Schwabe (illustrator). First Edition. The First Illustrated Edition of this famous book. Copy #643 of 751 SIGNED by the author and by the illustrator, Randolph Schwabe. Perhaps Maugham's greatest effort, OF HUMAN BONDAGE was made into a film in 1934 starring Bette Davis in her breakout performance and again in 1964 with Kim Novak as the manipulative Mildred Rogers. Mild darkening of the spine. Lacking the dustwrapper, as usual, but with the pictorial slipcase, fully intact. Close to Fine in a Near Fine slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 014561

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Of Human Bondage

Maugham, William Somerset

Published by New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1936 (1936)

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Item Description: New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1936, 1936. First illustrated edition, no. 709 of 751 signed by the author and artist. 8vo. Illustrated by Randolph Schwabe. Original gray buckram. Mint copy in fine dust jacket and in the publisher's slipcase with mounted Schwabe illustration. Stott A21d. Bookseller Inventory # 35851

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Of Human Bondage.

MAUGHAM, W. Somerset.

Published by London: William Heinemann, 1915 (1915)

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Item Description: London: William Heinemann, 1915, 1915. Octavo (175 x 120 mm). Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, cream endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First UK edition, first impression. First published in the US in the same year. Printed "from stereotype plates made from the American type" (Raymond Toole-Stott) and reproducing its first issue point: the word "helped" misprinted "help" on p. 257, line 4. Loren & Frances Rothschild Collection, V, 85; Stott A21b. Bookseller Inventory # 65754

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Of Human Bondage

Maugham, W. Somerset

Published by George H. Doran Company, New York (1915)

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Item Description: George H. Doran Company, New York, 1915. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing without the Doran monogram printed on the copyright page. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight, with minor wear to the panels. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION bound in the original publisher's green cloth. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-13358738698

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Of Human Bondage.

MAUGHAM, W. Somerset.

Published by New York: George H. Doran Company, [1915] (1915)

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Item Description: New York: George H. Doran Company, [1915], 1915. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, second printing, published in the same year as the first printing, and with the misprint on p. 257, line 4 corrected (the first issue read "help" instead of "helped"). Loren & Frances Rothschild Collection, V, 83; Stott A21a. Bookseller Inventory # 68483

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Of Human Bondage.

MAUGHAM, W Somerset.

Published by New York Doubleday Doran & Company Inc (1936)

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Item Description: New York Doubleday Doran & Company Inc, 1936. First illustrated edition, 8vo., LIMITED to 751 copies, SIGNED by author and illustrator, 24 monochrome plates by Randolph Schwabe, black crushed morocco gilt for Asprey, gilt pannelled spine, raised bands, all edges gilt, broad gilt inner dentelles, a fine copy. Maugham's partly autobiographical masterpiece, the title taken form Spinoza's Ethics here in a beautifully illustrated edition. Bookseller Inventory # 89294

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OF HUMAN BONDAGE

MAUGHAM, W. Somerset

Published by Doubleday, Doran, Garden City (1936)

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Item Description: Doubleday, Doran, Garden City, 1936. Hardcover. First Edition. The First Trade Edition of the First Illustrated Edition of this famous book. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper: "For James W. Poling/to whose labours I owe many happy hours/W. Somerset Maugham." Poling was an author of several books, including THE FINAL FACE OF EVE with Evelyn Lancaster, and an editor at Doubleday, Doran, one it appears who worked on Maugham's books. Perhaps Maugham's greatest effort, OF HUMAN BONDAGE was made into a film in 1934 starring Bette Davis in her breakout performance. It was remade in 1946 with Eleanor Parker as the manipulative Mildred Rogers and again in 1964 with Kim Novak as Mildred. This edition came out twenty years after the book's success and is graced with illustrations by Randolph Schwabe. There was a limited signed edition of this book issued simultaneously with this trade edition. We have had many copies of it over the years, but we have never come across a trade edition inscribed by Maugham, let alone one with such a fine inscription. Spine sunned. Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 011720

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Of Human Bondage.

MAUGHAM, W. Somerset.

Published by New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc, 1936 (1936)

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Item Description: New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc, 1936, 1936. Large octavo (235 x 170 mm). Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. A fine copy. With 25 collotype plates by Randolph Schwabe. First illustrated edition. Limited to 751 numbered copies of which this is number 64 signed by both the illustrator and the author. Maugham wrote a new foreword for this edition of his autobiographical masterpiece. Of Human Bondage was first published in 1915. Loren & Frances Rothschild Collection, V, 86; Stott A21d. Bookseller Inventory # 43473

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OF HUMAN BONDAGE

Maugham, W. Somerset

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Item Description: 1915. [with letter from Theodore Dreise] Maugham, W. Somerset. OF HUMAN BONDAGE. New York: George H. Doran Company, n.d. [1915]. Original green cloth. First Edition, published one day earlier than Heinemann's edition in London. This was Maugham's famed autobiographical novel about~Philip Carey, who has a club foot and who attends King's School, Tercanbury [Maugham had a stammer and attended King's School, Canterbury]; who rejects the idea of the ministry and who studies in Heidelberg and later becomes a doctor [like Maugham]; who becomes obsessed with a vulgar waitress, Mildred Rogers, who goes to a bad end [cf. Liza of Lambeth], etc. But the novel succeeds because of its unflinching honesty and its devastating account of loneliness, the most tragic of all human conditions. [CGEL]~This copy is in the later state, with the error on the fourth line of p. 257 corrected (also on lighter weight paper). The binding is correspondingly later state, with the stamping in black rather than in gilt (due to the onset of the war). Condition is fine save for the slightest of wear at the lower corners of the spine. Due to its size (648 pp), this seems to be a tough volume to find in this condition. Toole Stott A22 (also Appendix note 20 and Supplement pp 6-7); a Modern Library 100 Selection.~Loosely inserted is a typed letter signed, to "Mr. Maugham" from the American author Theodore Dreiser, dated Jan. 13, 1921 (and with a return address of P. O. Box 181, Los Angeles). Dreiser types~Your invitation reaches me too late for acceptance this week. Any evening after Tuesday next, if convenient to you will be agreeable to me. Thank you for for [sic] your interest and your tender. I hope that your stay here will prove pleasing to you. [signed,] Theodore Dreiser [and, in Dreiser's hand as a P.S.:] Give me 24 hours lee way~A bit of background.~The appearance of Maugham's Bildungsroman in 1915 was poorly timed. There was enough misery in British homes without his contribution, and it was hardly light reading for men in the trenches. The critics seemed to think that Maugham had let down his public in their hour of need. The novel did not fare much better in America.~Of Human Bondage was rescued by one influential critic, who was also the leading American realistic novelist -- Theodore Dreiser. Writing in the December 25, 1915 issue of the New Republic under the title "As a Realist Sees It," Dreiser called the book a work of genius [comparing it to a Beethoven symphony]. He laid it down, he said, feeling that it was "the perfect thing which we love and cannot understand, but which we are compelled to confess a work of art." Maugham, he went on, was "a great artist". The Dreiser review was a nice Christmas present for Maugham and gave Of Human Bondage the lift it needed. It has not been out of print since its publication and is still widely read. [Morgan]~Five years later, at the time of this letter, Maugham and his companion Gerald Haxton had sailed from England in October 1920, en route to the Federated Malay States by way of New York and California. They arrived in Los Angeles in December, largely to meet with several screenwriters and producers (one of whom was young Samuel Goldwyn) in an effort to sell some scripts. Maugham also met Charlie Chaplin. (After their stay in Los Angeles, Maugham and Haxton traveled up the coast to San Francisco, from which they sailed for Honolulu on February 21st.)~Although we have not found Maugham's meeting with Dreiser documented anywhere, it is apparent from this letter that Maugham used this opportunity to issue an invitation to meet with the man who five years earlier had "rescued" Of Human Bondage. It is quite likely, given the formality of this letter, that the two men had never met before this; and given the vastly different social circles the two men inhabited, it is quite possible that they never met on this occasion nor thereafter (-- it is possible that in this letter Dreiser is avoiding having to meet with Maugh. Bookseller Inventory # 12478

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Of Human Bondage

Maugham, William Somerset

Published by New York: George H. Doran Company, 1915 (1915)

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Item Description: New York: George H. Doran Company, 1915, 1915. Inscribed simply by Maugham on the front free endpaper in ink: "For Paul North / W. Somerset Maugham." Inscribed copies of the true first (American) edition of Maugham's most famous book are extremely scarce, from any period. This inscription, although probably not contemporary with publication, has the look and feel of being early, and is in brown ink - not at all like the blue ink which Maugham typically used in later, post- war inscriptions. A very desirable inscribed copy of Maugham's most famous work, and one of the enduring novels of the twentieth century First edition, second issue, with the misprint corrected at line 4, page 257. 8vo. . Original green linen blocked in gilt on upper cover, gilt title on spine, faint rubbing to extremities, rear cover with ink stains. Bookplate of Opha Moore, Ohio historian, and Columbus, Ohio bookseller's ticket on front pastedown. Contemporary presentation inscription on title page, "Compliments of the Season - A.J. Messier / Dec 1915." Preserved in a green cloth clamshell box. Stott A21. Bookseller Inventory # 56103

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Of Human Bondage

Maugham, W. Somerset

Published by William Heinemann, London (1915)

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Item Description: William Heinemann, London, 1915. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing published in London. This copy is SIGNED by Somerset Maugham on a typed letter laid into the book. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy in collector's condition. We buy SIGNED Maugham First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-13358738697

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