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The Vagrant Mood Six Essays by W. Somerset Maugham - First edition. - 1952 - from Rooke Books and Biblio.com

The Vagrant Mood Six Essays

by W. Somerset Maugham

Condition: Very Good/Dust Jacket Included


ont> William Heinemann Ltd : Melbourne; London; Toronto, 1952 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A interesting collection of essays by W. Somerset Maugham. This first edition copy is held in the original unclipped dustwrapper. First edition. A diverse collection of essays by the author and playwright W. Somerset Maugham. Both incredibly prolific and popular, Maugham ranked as one of the highest paid authors of the 1930s. He saw immediate success with his first novel 'Liza of Lambeth' which catapulted him from his life and a physician into a career as a full time writer. In a similar vain to the authors autobiographical works ('The Summing Up' and 'A Writer Notebook') this volume explores aspects of Maugham's own philosophy, his atheism and his attitude to literature. An interesting and well crafted collection of work, the essays include in the volume are titled as follows: Augustus; Zurbaran; The Decline and Fall of the Detective Story; After Reading Burke; Reflections On A Certain Book; Some Novelists I Have Known. Held in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Condition: In a full cloth binding, ans held in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally excellent, with only some very minor shelfwear. Dustwrapper is generally smart. Sunning to the spine, and to the front of the wrap to the head. Bumping to the head and tail of the spine and also to the extremities. Small chips to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities, which have be reinforced internally with tape repairs. Small tear to the rear of the wrap to the head. Patches of rubbing to the joints, and the front and rear of wrap. Internal to the wrap, aside from the aforementioned tape repairs of which there are five, these is only some mild rubbing. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall Condition: Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper.
  • Bookseller: Rooke Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 057686
  • Title: The Vagrant Mood Six Essays
  • Author: W. Somerset Maugham
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: Dust Jacket Included
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: ont> William Heinemann Ltd : Melbourne; London; Toronto
  • Date published: 1952


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