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Fine Bindings

Shapero Rare Books maintains an exclusive collection of first edition fine binding antiquarian books. Browse through our containing works of Du Maurier, France, Maugham and Greene.

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  1. Limited edition of 585 numbered copies, 8vo., [6], 2976, [5 pp., ten hand-coloured engravings by Pierre Brissaud, captioned tissue-guards, a few spots to endpapers, otherwise fine, near contemporary full navy blue morocco by Hubel and Denick, Leipzig, gilt panelled with stylised floral onlay to upper cover, silk linings, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, a few unopened, linings starting to perish, else an excellent copy.

  2. First edition, first issue, number 508 of 750 copies, signed by Maugham on the limitation page, publishers salmon cloth, gilt and black lettering piece to spine, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, as issued, minor rubbing to extremities and slight fading to spine, otherwise a near-fine copy.

  3. First UK edition. 8vo, 361pp., usual age-toning to paper, otherwise fine, modern full red morocco with navy blue lettering pieces gilt, navy blue endpapers and all edges gilt, fine.

  4. First edition, 8vo, darkened strip to gutter of half-title from earlier bookmark, otherwise fine, modern navy blue morocco with maroon lettering pieces and endpapers, all edges gilt, a lovely copy.

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