MAUGHAM, W. SOMERSET An important collection of presentation copies of Maugham's works to his American publisher, Nelson Doubleday
, being mostly the first English editions of his works published in London by Heinemann and a few others. Comprising approximately twenty-three inscribed volumes and a few others. Publisher's original cloth bindings, custom slipcases, most with repairs and restorations, one rebacked in leather; Together with three signed limited editions published by Doubleday, including copy number 1 of Cakes and Ale.
While the Doubleday family began publishing Maugham's work in America as early as 1915, it was after the company purchased a controlling stake in 1921 of William Heinemann's English publishing house that their relationship with Maugham was cemented. Offered here is a fine large group of presentation copies of the English editions of his works to Nelson Doubleday (son of founder F.N. Doubleday), including: Orientations, 1899, first edition; The Moon and Sixpence, 1919, first printing; The Painted Veil, 1925 first printing; The Summing Up; The Gentleman in the Parlour, and many others.
C The Nelson Doubleday, Jr. Collection
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