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Maugham, W. Somerset
THE MOON AND SIXPENCE. WILLIAM HEINEMANN, 1919
8vo, FIRST EDITION, first impression, first issue with 4pp. of advertisements at the rear in earliest state, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by author on half-title ("For | Alexander Quailer | suggested by the life of | a French painter | W. Somerset Maugham "), original sage green cloth, blocked in black, dust-jacket, slipcase, browning, minor chipping to side edge of endpapers, boards slightly soiled, bumped, dust-jacket worn at extremities with small chips to edges
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來源

Alexander Quailer (inscription and his gilt morocco bookplate)

出版

Stott A22a

相關資料

The "French painter" mentioned in the inscription is Gauguin who inspired the story of Charles Strickland, the stockbroker who abandons his family to become an artist.

Maugham explains this inspiration: "The Moon and Sixpence is not, of course, a life of Paul Gauguin in the form of fiction. It is founded on what I had heard about him, but I used only the main facts of his story and for the rest trusted to such gifts of invention as I was fortunate enough to possess." (1953)

英國文學、歷史書籍、兒童文學與插畫

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