COVID-19 Update

April 5, 2020: Biblio is open and shipping orders. Read more here.

Sign In | Register

ashenden by maugham Results 1 -20 of 34

  • You searched for:
  • First editions only: Yes (x)
  • Title: ashenden (x)
  • Author: maugham (x)
  • Edit search
  • New search
  • Add to want list
1

Ashenden.

MAUGHAM, W. Somerset.

  • Quantity available: 1
London: Heinemann,, 1928. Inscribed by the author, together with a letter Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to front board and spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Housed in a quarter blue morocco slipcase. An excellent copy in the dust jacket with faded spine panel, and a couple of shallow chips and nicks. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Harold Kamp from W. Somerset Maugham July 6, 1928", together with a letter from Maugham regarding the opportunity to inscribe this copy. One of the author's undoubted masterpieces and of considerable scarcity in inscribed state. Kamp was evidently a keen collector of contemporary fiction and an effective solicitor of authors' inscriptions. Loren & Frances Rothschild Collection V, 149; Stott A37a.

Bookseller: Peter Harrington, United Kingdom
Seller rating:

Price: £9,250.00
($11,647.60)

Shipping (USA): £12.00


2

Ashenden or: The British Agent

MAUGHAM, W. Somerset

  • Book condition: Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
London: William Heinemann, 1928. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. First edition. One corner a little bumped, very slight rubbing at the extremities, very near fine in just about fine dustwrapper with some tiny nicks, mostly at the crown. Basis for the Alfred Hitchcock film *The Secret Agent* with Madeleine Carroll, John Gielgud, and Peter Lorre. A lovely copy of this title listed in both *Queen's Quorum* and as a *Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone*.

Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA, New Jersey, United States
Seller rating:

Price: $6,800.00

Shipping (USA): $4.50


3
  • Edition: First edition
  • Book condition: Very Good +
  • Quantity available: 1
London: William Heinemann, 1928. First edition. Very Good +. Original publisher's cloth binding embossed in gilt and black to spine and front board. A tight, square copy at Very Good+ to Near Fine, with some toning to the spine, trivial rubbing along the front hinge, and a small bump to the lower bottom corner. Light scattered foxing, largely confined to preliminaries and the half title. Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper: "For Ethel from one of her authors. W. Somerset Maugham." The recipient is likely Ethel Irving, an actress of stage and early screen who performed in Maugham's Lady Frederick and was a supporter of his work (Maugham Encyclopedia). A pleasing copy with an interesting association. For Ashenden, Maugham mined his life as an author and his experiences working in the British Secret Intelligence Service. In a series of interconnected short stories, Maugham traces the adventures of its title character, Ashenden, as he operates for SIS during World War I in Switze ... Read more

Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, California, United States
Seller rating:

Price: $3,500.00

Shipping (USA): $4.00


4

ASHENDEN

Maugham W. Somerset

  • Edition: FIRST
  • Book condition: Good
  • Quantity available: 1
HEINEMANN, 1928. A good minus first edition second printing with spine replaced. INSCRIBED. INSCRIBED. FIRST. Good.

Bookseller: VAGABOND BOOKS, California, United States
Seller rating:

Price: $2,750.00

Shipping (USA): $6.00


5

Ashenden or The British Agent.

MAUGHAM, W. Somerset.

  • Quantity available: 1
London: William Heinemann Ltd., , 1928. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first impression.

Bookseller: Peter Harrington, United Kingdom
Seller rating:

Price: £1,375.00
($1,731.40)

Shipping (USA): £12.00


6

Ashenden. Or the British Agent [Inscribed]

MAUGHAM, W[illiam]. Somerset (1874-1965)

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Fine-
  • Quantity available: 1
London: William Heinemann, 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine-. Second Impression of this archetype of the espionage novel, a precursor to the works of Ian Fleming, Len Deighton, John le Carre, and Robert Ludlum. Publisher's dark blue linen-grain cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt. Without the scarce just jacket. Inscribed twice by Maughan: upside down on the rear end paper (presumably, his first attempt) and on the front end paper, "For Jack From WM." Very slight bubbling of cloth (as often), pages lightly toned, else about Fine. Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. Stott A37a. Hubin (IV), p.198. Barzun & Taylor 2461. Collection of loosely linked short stories, based on Maugham's espionage experiences in the Great War. Alfred Hitchcock adapted two of the stories for his film The Secret Agent. "What is new here is the flat dull tone that later writers so successfully exploited as a set-off for violent and unexpected events." (Barzun & Taylor) N. B. With few exceptions ... Read more

Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd, New York, United States
Seller rating:

Price: $1,665.00

Shipping (USA): $4.50


7

Ashenden or The British Agent.

MAUGHAM, W. Somerset.

  • Quantity available: 1
London: William Heinemann Ltd., , 1928. Octavo. Recent blue half morocco, titles and centre tool to spine gilt, original blue gilt stamped boards, cream endpapers, top edge gilt. Some mild spotting to a few leaves, boards ever so slightly marked, an excellent copy. First edition, first impression.

Bookseller: Peter Harrington, United Kingdom
Seller rating:

Price: £750.00
($944.40)

Shipping (USA): £12.00


8

Ashenden or the British Agent

Maugham, William Somerset

  • Edition: First American Edition
  • Quantity available: 1
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co, 1928. First American Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Octavo. 304pp., bound in original blue cloth stamped in orange, spine lettering orange, top edge orange, A very good copy in very good, price clipped pictorial dust jacket with small chips at spine ends and corners. The story of the most dramatic and terrifying aspect of the war and an exciting story of the British secret service.

Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc., Arizona, United States
Seller rating:

Price: $900.00

Shipping (USA): $4.00


9

ASHENDEN or The British Agent

Maugham, Somerset

  • Edition: First American Edition
  • Book condition: VG-
  • Quantity available: 1
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co. Inc., 1928. 304 pages in very good, clean condition; slightly yellowed. Few small stains on the bottom edge and top edge. Endpapers yellowed. Inscription of former owner on the ffep. Blue cloth with orange titles and decorations. Corners lightly bumped and rubbed. Edges a little rubbed. Light wear at the head/tail of the spine. Beige DJ with illustrations and black titles. Spine and edges darkened and stained. Small chips on the corners, edges, head/tail of spine. Not price clipped. VG-/FAIR. First American Edition. Hard Cover. VG-/Fair.

Bookseller: Book Bazaar, Ontario, Canada
Seller rating:

Price: $862.50

Shipping (USA): $14.99


10
  • Book condition: Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
Heinemann, 1928. Hardcover. Near Fine. A first edition, first printing bound in half-leather by Asprey and Co. Ltd. Gilt titling and page edging with marbled endpapers. A superb binding

Bookseller: John Atkinson Books, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Seller rating:

Price: £475.00
($598.12)

Shipping (USA): £6.95


11

Ashenden. Or The British Agent

MAUGHAM, W. SOMERSET

  • Quantity available: 1
London: Heinemann, 1928. First Edition. Two previous owner’s bookplates on front pastedown. A little rubbing and some slight fraying at extremities, a very good copy in an excellent facsimile dust jacket. "This narrative of some experiences during The Great War of a very insignificant member of the Intelligence Department.” Queen's Quorum, Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone, both of these lists notes how Ashenden was as an important landmark leap forward in spy fiction and an important influence on the writings of Ambler, Deighton, and especially Le Carre.

Bookseller: James Pepper Rare Books, Inc., California, United States
Seller rating:

Price: $450.00

Shipping (USA): $5.00


12

Ashenden: or The British Agent.

MAUGHAM, W. Somerset.

  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: Cloth rubbed at extremities; bottom of spine frayed; slight bubbling to the cloth; corners a little bumped. Tight and sound.
  • Quantity available: 1
London:: William Heinemann,, 1928.. First edition.. publisher's blue cloth (lacking dust jacket).. Cloth rubbed at extremities; bottom of spine frayed; slight bubbling to the cloth; corners a little bumped. Tight and sound.. 8vo,. Stott A37a. Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone.

Bookseller: Jeffrey H. Marks Rare Books, New York, United States
Seller rating:

Price: $300.00

Shipping (USA): $4.50


13
  • Edition: First Edition; First Printing
  • Quantity available: 1
Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1987. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in Full Leather. Accented in 22kt gold gilt decoration. All edge gilt, hubbed spines. Part of The Franklin Library of Mystery Masterpieces. Franklin Library of Mystery Masterpieces. Some wear to gilt. Bump to top front panel. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar, New York, United States
Seller rating:

Price: $274.00

Shipping (USA): $5.95


14

Ashenden [or The British Agent]

Maugham, W. Somerset

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Quantity available: 1
Toronto: Doubleday, Doran and Gundy, 1928 Very Good + in hardcover. 20 by 13 cm. 304 pages. Stated first edition. Blue cloth cover with orange lettering on front cover. Light staining on upper right corner of front cover and upper left corner of back cover from water damage. Staining and damage does not show through to pages. Endpapers have blue lion illustration. Small chip on bottom of front endpaper. Name of former owner on front free blank endpaper hand-dating the book to June 2nd, 1928. Bright, clean.. First Edition.

Bookseller: Laird Books, Saskatchewan, Canada
Seller rating:

Price: $200.00

Shipping (USA): $10.50


15

Mr. Ashenden: Agent Secret

MAUGHAM, W. Somerset

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Quantity available: 1
Paris, Les Editions de France,, 1930. First edition in French. Small 8vo. Translated into French by Madame. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

Bookseller: Houle Rare Books & Autographs, California, United States
Seller rating:

Price: $175.00

Shipping (USA): $8.00


16

ASHENDEN Or The British Agent.

MAUGHAM, W. Somerset:

  • Edition: First edition, first printing
  • Quantity available: 1
London: William Heinemann. 1928. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Publisher's original blue cloth with titles in gilt and black copto the upper board and spine, without the dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, the binding square and firm with a little bumping and light rubbing to the spine tips, the cloth and titles bright. The contents are clean throughout, without spotting or previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. The text block edge is mildly tanned and there is small production flaw (crease) to the bottom edge of one page. An attractive example. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone and landmark work of spy fiction, notably influencing the novels of Eric Ambler, Len Deighton and John Le Carré. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

Bookseller: Lucius Books, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Seller rating:

Price: £125.00
($157.40)

Shipping (USA): £9.50


17

Ashenden: or The British Agent.

MAUGHAM, W. Somerset.

  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: Use and fraying to extremities of spine; corners and joints rubbed; slightly shelf-slanted; but tight and sound.
  • Quantity available: 1
London:: William Heinemann,, 1928.. First edition.. publisher's blue cloth (lacking dust jacket).. Use and fraying to extremities of spine; corners and joints rubbed; slightly shelf-slanted; but tight and sound.. 8vo,. Stott A37a. Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone.

Bookseller: Jeffrey H. Marks Rare Books, New York, United States
Seller rating:

Price: $150.00

Shipping (USA): $4.50


18

Ashenden, or, the British Agent

MAUGHAM, W. SOMERSET

  • Quantity available: 1
Garden City: Doubleday, 1928. First Edition - American. A lightly handled copy with some darkening to the cloth at the spine and outer edges and some tiny edge tears to the cloth at the top and bottom of the spine in an excellent bright facsimile dust jacket.

Bookseller: James Pepper Rare Books, Inc., California, United States
Seller rating:

Price: $150.00

Shipping (USA): $5.00


19

Ashenden : or - The British Agent

MAUGHAM, W. SOMERSET

  • Quantity available: 1
Garden City: Doubleday Doran, 1928. First Edition - American. Some slight fraying to top of spine, some fading at spine and a touch of fading to cloth boards else very good in an excellent facsimile dust jacket. Queen's Quorum title, Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone both noting this as a landmark in spy fiction influencing virtually everyone who came thereafter.

Bookseller: James Pepper Rare Books, Inc., California, United States
Seller rating:

Price: $150.00

Shipping (USA): $5.00


20

Ashenden or The Britsih Agent

Maugham, W.Somerset

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Good/No Jacket
  • Quantity available: 1
London: William Heineman. Good/No Jacket. 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Bound in blue cloth with gilt titles to front board and spine, this 1928 hardcover First Edition is Good. (V111)/304pp with 16 Chapters. Contemporary inscription to FFEP. Light foxing to prelims. Corner slightly worn. Rubbing/wear to spine edges and top/tail of spine. Faint traces of white paint to back board. Indistinct marks to front board. Thus, condition Good. .

Bookseller: Camillas Bookshop, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Seller rating:

Price: £100.00
($125.92)

Shipping (USA): £14.50

Sort


Search within these results

More search options


Filter by Price ($)


  • Filter by Condition

    • Fine or New (2)
    • Very Good or better (8)
  • Filter by Attribute

    • Hardcover (28)
    • Paperback (2)
    • Signed (3)
    • With dust jacket (10)
    • With photos (18)
  • Filter by Country

    • United States (19)
    • United Kingdom (11)
    • Canada (3)
    • Australia (1)

  • 1
  • 2
  • next

Didn't find what you're looking for?

Try adding this search to your want list. Millions of books are added to our site everyday and when we find one that matches your search, we'll send you an e-mail. Best of all, it's free.

Add to want list

Trustpilot