Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    W. Somerset Maugham. Two Autograph Quotations Signed and One Signed Program.

    More Information:

    This lot contains the following items:

     

    Autograph quotation signed by Maugham: on printed note paper, with a London address, and dated February 21, 1908. Maugham has written: "I merely wanted to ask Ponsonby for more potatoes." Beneath the quote is Maugham's signature ("W. S. Maugham"). Center fold. Paperclip residue to top left; faint creases to three corners. Very good. The quote is from a passage in Maugham's novel The Bishop's Apron, in which Lord Spratte refers to Ponsonby, the butler. Perhaps a possible caption to an illustration in the Newnes illustrated edition which was to have been published at the end of 1908. [and:]

     

    Autograph quotation signed by Maugham: on Villa Mauresque stationery, undated. Maugham has written: "Reading doesn't make a man wise; it only makes him learned." Beneath that he has signed his named ("W. Somerset Maugham") followed by a flourish. Center fold. A few light creases; tip of top left corner missing. Very good. [and:]

     

    Arts Theatre Club program for the 1950 London revival of Maugham's play Home and Beauty (known in America as Too Many Husbands), which later toured the provinces and starred Hugh Burden and Brenda Bruce. Eight-page program measuring 4.75 x 6 inches. Signed by Maugham ("W. Somerset Maugham") at the top of the program. Fine.

     

    From the Collection of Norman F. Moore.



    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    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
    Internet/Mail Bids: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 579

    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

    VIEW BENEFITS
    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
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 14 days left to consign to the 2018 October 25 Manuscripts - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    The pre and post sales experience was wonderful and flawless. Heritage has the best in-house operation I have ever seen and their people are not only professional but fun to work with, especially Steve C.

    As for Heritage's online system… Yes the interface is more complex than what we are used to with SAN but what is behind that interface is amazing for sellers and buyers alike. It is real time and for a real serious auction buyer there is nothing better in the auction industry, bar none.
    Ron Cipolla,
    AZ
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $614,788