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    W. Somerset Maugham. The Land of the Blessed Virgin. London: Heinemann, 1905. First edition, first variant binding. Publisher's blue paper-covered boards. Boards lightly rubbed with fraying corners. Bookplate. Very good.

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    First edition, first variant binding. Octavo. 227 pages.

     

    Publisher's blue paper-covered boards with parchment spine and gold stamping. Boards are lightly rubbed with minor fraying at corners. Spine and board edges show some darkening. Endpapers are toned; bookplate on front pastedown. Overall, very good.

     

    Maugham dedicated Blessed Virgin to Violet Hunt, with whom he had a brief affair and with whom he remained friends. He noted in a letter that Violet was put out by this, "chiefly, I think, because it is called The Land of the Blessed Virgin and she could not imagine what the hell would be her business in such a country."

     

    Stott A8. Morgan, p. 95. From the Collection of Norman F. Moore.

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