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1danielx
toukokuu 19, 2012, 6:52pm

from the Heritage auctions site, here are prices paid recently for rare works by Maugham. There are some excellent photos of them here too, by the way -- a rare chance to get copies of the covers of first editions.

Of Human Bondage, 1st edition, England, $937 USD
http://historical.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=6085&lotNo=36174

Of Human Bondage, 1st edition, US, $375 USD
http://historical.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=6085&lotNo=36722

Here's a great one! The Casuarina Tree, 1st ed. personally inscribed by the author, $4481
Beautiful cover!
http://historical.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=6030&lotNo=37417

Ashenden, First ed. 1912 USD
http://historical.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=6025&lotNo=37194

Painted Veil, 1st edition, limited run, signed 777 USD
http://historical.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=6030&lotNo=37420

five autographed letters, 1434
http://historical.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=6030&lotNo=37424

"My South Sea Island", the notorious "bibliographical fraud" published without Maugham's pernmission, $478
http://historical.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=6030&lotNo=37419

Ah King, 1sted. signed $ 478
http://historical.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=6030&lotNo=37415

Moon and Sixpence, 1st edition signed and inscribed $1135
http://historical.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=6038&lotNo=37340

The Summing Up, 1st ed., limited run, signed $143
http://historical.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=201140&lotNo=90099

2danielx
toukokuu 19, 2012, 7:01pm

some VERY early works

The Hero, 1901, 1st ed
http://historical.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=6025&lotNo=38109 $597 USD

The Bishop's Apron, 1st ed. 1906 $597
http://historical.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=6020&lotNo=37111

The Making of a Saint, 1898
http://historical.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=6020&lotNo=37118 $1314

A Man of Honour 1903 $1493
http://historical.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=6025&lotNo=37197

and his first book, Orientations, 1899 for $179
http://historical.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=6030&lotNo=37839

(I would have been sorely tempted by that one...)

3danielx
toukokuu 19, 2012, 7:04pm

An amazing piece of history!

Of Human Bondage, 1st ed.
http://historical.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=684&lotNo=91096

This book is inscribed by Maugham as follows: "This copy was given by me to J. E. Brooks who was the original of the Hayward of this book and who was later described under the initial 'B' in The Summing Up."

see the link for a photo of the page with the inscription

4danielx
toukokuu 19, 2012, 7:07pm

and finally

W. Somerset Maugham. Maugham's Spectacle Case On Which Are Written "The Last Words He Ever Wrote" - With Signed Letter of Provenance From Alan Searle - From the Estate of George Cukor

http://historical.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=6020&lotNo=37123

5danielx
toukokuu 19, 2012, 7:09pm

Most or all of the above items came from the massive collection by Norman Moore.

I find it sad that they have been split up. I hope they went to deeply appreciative owners who will care for them before passing them along once again.