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January 27, 2013, 12:00 PM EST | Freeville, NY, US    Live Auction

Lot 4046: Somerset W. Maugham THE PAINTED VEIL 1925 Author-Signed Limited Edition Novel Set In China British Literature (152 views)

Somerset W. Maugham THE PAINTED VEIL 1925 Author-Signed Limited Edition Novel Set In China British Literature
Estimate: $100 - $250
Description: Title: The Painted Veil Author: Somerset W. Maugham - William Somerset Maugham, CH, was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest paid author during the 1930s. After losing both his parents by the age of 10, Maugham was raised by a paternal uncle, who was emotionally cold. Not wanting to become an attorney like other men in his family, Maugham eventually trained and qualified as a doctor. The first run of his first novel, "Liza of Lambeth" (1897), sold out so rapidly that Maugham gave up medicine to write full time. During World War I, he served with the Red Cross and in the ambulance corps, before being recruited in 1916 into the British Secret Intelligence Service, for which he worked in Switzerland and Russia before the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. During and after the war, he traveled in India and Southeast Asia; all of these experiences were reflected in later short stories and novels. Publisher: George H. Doran Company City: New York Year: 1925 Printing Information: Signed Edition Binding Style: Hardcover Pagination: 289 pages Width: 6.5" Height: 8.75" Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work signed by the author on limitation page. This is copy number 25 of 250. Antique volume is bound in quarter vellum over blue paper-covered boards, with gilt-lettered panel to spine. The spine has been expertly re-backed. Front and rear covers show darkening and light soiling. Minor loss of material is visible at vellum-tipped outside corners. Binding is firm. Front flyleaf is detached. Pages are clean and without markings. For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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