207
207
Maugham, W. Somerset
THE PAINTED VEIL. NEW YORK: GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY, [1925]
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 2,500 GBP
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207
Maugham, W. Somerset
THE PAINTED VEIL. NEW YORK: GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY, [1925]
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 2,500 GBP
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Maugham, W. Somerset
THE PAINTED VEIL. NEW YORK: GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY, [1925]
8vo (190 x 130mm.), first edition, original maroon linen-grain cloth blocked and lettered in blind and gilt, PICTORIAL DUST-JACKET, advertisements on verso, contemporary ownership signature, jacket slightly torn and repaired
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Literature

Stott A33b

Catalogue Note

First edition in the rare jacket of Maugham's steamy tale set in Hong Kong, which was beset by libel suits while the novel was being serialized. This first American book edition preceded the English trade edition by around a month. There was also a separate large paper limited edition issue of 250 copies.

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