A Writer's Notebook
A Writer's Notebook
A Writer's Notebook

MAUGHAM, W. Somerset. A Writer's Notebook.

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MAUGHAM, W. Somerset. A Writer's Notebook. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1949.

8vo., original red publisher's cloth with bevelled edges, embossed in blind to upper board, black painted labels gilt to spine, with decorative gilt borders; upper edge gilt, else untrimmed; with frontis photograph of the author; housed in both the original glassine and slipcase~b with red label printed in black; pp. [viii], vii-xvi, 367, [i]; the glassine a little chipped to folds, with some light creasing; slip-case rubbed to edges. Else a very fresh, attractive copy.
Limited edition,
limited to 1000 copies of which 985 were for sale. This is copy no. 845 signed~b~ by Maugham.
From 1892, when he was 18, until 1949, when this book was first published, Somerset Maugham kept a notebook. Part autobiographical, part confessional, this is a collection of Maugham s observations, confidences, aspirations and arbitrary jottings.