The Merry-go-round - Rare Book Insider
The Merry-go-round

William Somerset Maugham

The Merry-go-round

William Heinemann, London: 1904
  • $2,056
Very scarce 1st printing, 1st issue of the author's 5th novel [Toole Stott A7 - there were only 3000 copies] in publisher's original dark petrol blue cloth with titles to spine in gilt and titles and Islamic arch motif stamped to front board in gilt and publisher's windmill logo to rear board in blind - with original spine professionally and inconspicuously re-laid and with original eps retained. There is a little unevenness of colour at front and rear boards.The binding is entirely sound, tight and square with top edge of page block cut and the other two rough trimmed as required. Internally the front flyleaf appears to be absent; the gutters of both eps are split but there is absolutely no movement and there are no inscriptions, bookplates or marks. Book presented now in a clear, removable, acetate cover
More from London Rare Books