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MAUGHAM, William Somerset. The Moon and Sixpence. London: William Heinemann, 1919.

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MAUGHAM, William Somerset. The Moon and Sixpence. London: William Heinemann, 1919.

8o. 4-page advertisements bound at end. (Some even browning as usual.) Original green cloth (very light wear at spines ends, corners slightly bumped); green cloth folding case. Provenance: Reginald Golding-Bright (1874-1941), drama critic and literary agent (presentation inscription from the author).

FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Maugham to his literary agent on the front free endpaper: "R.G.B. from W.M. April 1919." [Laid-in:] Autograph letter signed from Maugham to Golding Bright, dated 14 November [ca 1933], in which he mentions his play Sheppey and acknowledges its failure on stage, writing: "I am sorry, but shall not throw myself into the Thames on that account." Stott A22.

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