Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    First Edition, Inscribed by Maugham

    W. Somerset Maugham. The Casuarina Tree. London: William Heinemann, Ltd., 1926.

    First edition. Inscribed by Maugham on the front free endpaper. Small octavo. 311 pages.

    Publisher's black- and gilt-stamped blue cloth. Joints, spine ends and extremities lightly rubbed. Pages somewhat toned throughout. Foxing to endpapers. Small bookplate tipped along left side only to spine edge of front free endpaper. Light chipping to spine ends of dust jacket. Spine of dust jacket darkened; back panel foxed. A very good copy, in the infrequently encountered first edition dust jacket by Ralph Keene.

    A collection of six stories, including "The Letter" which was adapted into two popular Hollywood films. Inscribed by Maugham to Paul Moser, likely a relative of Max Moser, one of Maugham's editors. From the Collection of Norman F. Moore.

    Stott A34a.

    More Information: Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2009
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 873

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 June 20 Cartography Signature Auction .

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage Auctions and Mr. Chad Reingold were...professional and courteous in all transactions and provided outstanding service in answering my many emails. I recommend them at the highest level.
    Killy M.,
    Melbourne Beach, FL
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 April 18 Historical Manuscripts Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    2018 April 18 Historical Manuscripts Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,015,799