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The Moon and Sixpence

The Moon and Sixpence

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The Moon and Sixpence

by Maugham, W. Somerset

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  • Hardcover
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New York: George H. Doran Company, 1919. Early Reprint Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good - . In red cloth with gilt to spine. Early reprint in a smaller format and part of the Murray Hill Library from the 1920's. Light edgewear, mostly to spine ends and some tiny spots of loss to gilt on spine. Light tanning to endpapers. Jacket has 1 inch square piece missing to top of spine and has had tape repairs on inside of jacket to long split on spine at crease with front panel and corners. Some chipping to top edge of jacket, bottom of spine and corners with one small chip missing to middle of jacket spine and one to rear crease. Otherwise, a few short closed tears to jacket edges and another vertical split to spine crease at rear panel that has not been repaired with associated horizontal splits across spine.Scarce with jacket.

Synopsis

The Moon and Sixpence is a 1919 short novel by William Somerset Maugham based on the life of the painter Paul Gauguin. The story is told in episodic form by the first-person narrator as a series of glimpses into the mind and soul of the central character, Charles Strickland, a middle aged English stock broker who abandons his wife and children abruptly to pursue his desire to become an artist.

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Bookseller
Lost Paddle Books, IOBA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
LPB000643SM
Title
The Moon and Sixpence
Author
Maugham, W. Somerset
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
Good -
Quantity Available
1
Edition
Early Reprint Edition
Publisher
George H. Doran Company
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1919
Weight
0.00 lbs
Bookseller catalogs
British Literature; LGBTQ Literature;

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Edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...
Chipping
A defect in which small pieces are missing from the edges; fraying or small pieces of paper missing the edge of a paperback, or...
Jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...
Gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
Spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Reprint
Any printing of a book which follows the original edition. By definition, a reprint is not a first edition.
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...

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