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Lot 119: MAUGHAM, W. SOMERSET An important collection of presentation copies of Maugham''s works to his American publisher, Nelson Double...

The Nelson Doubleday, Jr. Collection

by Doyle New York

January 11, 2017

New York, NY, USA

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Description: MAUGHAM, W. SOMERSET
An important collection of presentation copies of Maugham's works to his American publisher, Nelson Doubleday
, being mostly the first English editions of his works published in London by Heinemann and a few others. Comprising approximately twenty-three inscribed volumes and a few others. Publisher's original cloth bindings, custom slipcases, most with repairs and restorations, one rebacked in leather; Together with three signed limited editions published by Doubleday, including copy number 1 of Cakes and Ale.
While the Doubleday family began publishing Maugham's work in America as early as 1915, it was after the company purchased a controlling stake in 1921 of William Heinemann's English publishing house that their relationship with Maugham was cemented. Offered here is a fine large group of presentation copies of the English editions of his works to Nelson Doubleday (son of founder F.N. Doubleday), including: Orientations, 1899, first edition; The Moon and Sixpence, 1919, first printing; The Painted Veil, 1925 first printing; The Summing Up; The Gentleman in the Parlour, and many others.


C The Nelson Doubleday, Jr. Collection

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