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    First Edition Signed by Maugham

    W. Somerset Maugham. The Painted Veil. New York: George H. Doran Company, 1925.

    Large paper first edition, limited to 250 copies signed by the author, of which this is number 130. Octavo. 289 pages.

    Publisher's quarter parchment over pale blue boards. Dark blue leather label on spine with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Publisher's cream dust jacket. Minor dampstain to base of parchment spine; tiny amount of surface loss to lower portion of rear joint. Pages lightly toned throughout. A one and one-half-inch closed tear to front free endpaper, at inner margin. Dust jacket is toned, with darkened spine. A near fine copy, in publisher's worn pale blue box.

    Adultery and betrayal set against a backdrop of a cholera epidemic in 1920s China. From the Collection of Norman F. Moore.

    Stott A33a.

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