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1 Maugham, W. Somerset ASHENDEN: Or the British Agent
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc., 1941. Reprint. Hardcover. Bookplate, else an about fine copy in black cloth lettered in gold to the spine; in a very good plus, lightly shelfworn illustrated dust jacket with a number of tiny edge tears and nicking; front panel art, however, still vivid! 
Vintage issue of Maugham's espionage classic, with brightly colored montage-effect jacket painting showing the trenchcoated protagonist making his way through a whirl of international landmarks. Queen's Quorum and Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 (Maugham, W. Somerset). Loss, Archie K. OF HUMAN BONDAGE: Coming of Age in the Novel
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1990). 080578067X / 9780805780673 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket, with jacket art a detail of ''Cliff Dwellers'' by George Bellows. Chronology of Maugham's life and works, notes, bibliography, index. 
Maugham's novel of 1915, that follows the life of Philip Carey, is analyzed by Loss, who also discusses the film version. The text is viewed through the life story of the author, as well as the literary context of the pre-war period. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Maugham, W. Somerset; Jones, Richard C., illustrator PRINCESS SEPTEMBER AND THE NIGHTINGALE
New York: Oxford University Press, (1998). First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Octavo. 
Jones' humorous drawings complement this reissue of Maugham's classic tale about Princess September, the ninth daughter of the King of Siam, whose gifted and lucky nightingale brings out bitter jealousy in her other eight sisters. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 (Maugham, W. Somerset). Curtis, Anthony THE PATTERN OF MAUGHAM: A Critical Portrait
London: Hamish Hamilton, (1974). 0241024811 / 9780241024812 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, a bright fresh copy, in green boards with gilt spine stamping; in a mildly age-toned, price-clipped dust jacket. Portrait of Maugham to jacket and frontispiece by Edouard MacAvoy. 
On the centenary of Maugham's birth, Curtis takes a look W.S.M.'s work as a whole and discovers in it a remarkably coherent pattern as well as an astonishing versatility. Bibliography, notes, index. 
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