The Razor's Edge

by Maugham, W Somerset

The Razor's Edge, by W. Somerset Maugham, first published by Doubleday Doran in the United States in 1944, relates the experiences of a World War I pilot, Larry Darrell, who chooses to embrace a counter-cultural lifestyle as a way of dealing with his PTSD, though the syndrome is of course not identified as such in the book. This book challenges the cultural ideals of the 1940s, and disregards the stereotype of the returning military hero. Some controversy surrounded the publication of this book because of its lack of patriotic fervor and its embrace of bohemian ideals, but today it is regarded as one of the more important pieces of American literature from the 1940s. -

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The first printing remains highly collectible, and well kept copies are often sold for several thousand dollars (US). This signed limited edition of the book was printed with only 750 numbered copies, and features a red cover, with a black leather spine label with gilt lettering. First U.S. editions often show severe darkening and wear to the spine, and this flaw will lower the price dramatically, even with the author's signature. The Razor's Edge was also published in the U.K. by William Heinemann the same year. For this edition the printing is of much lower quality, though signed copies of this printing in good condition still are valued above $1,000 USD. This edition commonly shows print smuding, chipped edges and tanned pages. The spine is often in poor condition. An original copy of the screenplay for the movie starring Tyrone Power is also highly collectible. 

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1944
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True First Edition 1944, same date on title page VG/VG Doubleday Rare, Collectible First Edition with ORIGINAL Dust Jacket Stated in Book, "True, First Edition after the Printing of a limited printing of 750." Price of 2.75 on dust jacket. Dedication on Valentine's Day 1944. PO's signature. This is the story of Larry Darell, an American pilot traumatized by WWI who sets off on a… Read more about this item
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The true First Edition published on 18 April 1944. An unnumbered copy of 750 copies SIGNED on the limitation page by the author. The Razor's Edge, by British novelist W. Somerset Maugham, was published in London and New York in 1944. Maugham was seventy years old when the book was published, and it was to be the last of his… Read more about this item
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Philadelphia: The Blakiston Company, 1944. cloth hard cover is in good condition with rub and wear to extremeties with no dust jacket. copy is unmarked and tightly bound. 250 pages.. Cloth Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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Doubleday, Doran & Company , Inc.. Good with no dust jacket. 1944. First American Edition. Hardcover. Discoloration to front cover. Foxing to exterior edge of pages. No writing or other major blemishes. .
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London: Heinemann. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket. (1944). First Edition. Hardcover. Small contemporary New Zealand bookseller's label on front endpaper. No signatures. Some spots of foxing to top page edges. Fading to the green spine and front panel of the dust-jacket, the green on the front panel fading to a patchy yellow in parts. A… Read more about this item
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Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1944. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Trade Edition after a limited/signed edition. The American edition precedes the UK edition. Dustjacket has the $2.75 price. Dustjacket has had light expert repair. Book is protected in a custom cut clear mylar cover. All books are carefully wrapped and shipped in a… Read more about this item
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NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company , Inc.. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. Brick red cloth titled in gilt, beveled board edge, TEG. True First and Limited Edition # 327/750 signed by Maugham to the limitation page. Near fine condition with slight fingerprints to boards and a small dampstain to top of textblock… Read more about this item
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Garden City, NY: Doubleday Doran & Company, 1944. "Written after much painstaking research into Eastern philosophy and mysticism, The Razor’s Edge is Maugham’s 20th-century manifesto for human fulfillment. In it he mercilessly satirizes American and European materialism, and holds up the figure of the spiritual seeker as a model for those searching for meaning in existence" (Stringer). It was… Read more about this item
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Doubleday & Company. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. Missing dust jacket! The book is otherwise in good condition. Two stickers on the flyleaf, as pictured. No noteworthy blemishes aside from some scratching and discoloration smudges on the cover. Binding is tight. Pages crisp. No writing. ; 246 pages .
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London: Heinemann. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. Blue cloth titled in gilt. Boards curl inward slightly toward leading edge. Cloth edges faintly rubbed. The leaves have a hint of wave. Tight and unmarked. The DJ in mylar is mildly toned at spine and extremities, trace foxing to rear panel. ; 8vo… Read more about this item
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New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company , Inc.. 1944. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in boards. Owner name on FEP. .
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A NEW ENGLISH GRAMMAR FOR SCHOOLS

A NEW ENGLISH GRAMMAR FOR SCHOOLS

by Thomas W. Harvey

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1900
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New York: American Book Company. Good+ with no Dust Jacket. 1900. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Series: Harvey's New Language Course; 277 pages; Brown cloth hardcovers with black lettering and design on front and spine. Covers are very lightly foxed speckled. Previous owner's name pencil inscribed front end page. Spine is straight and… Read more about this item
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Middlesex, UK: Penguin Books Ltd, 1963. The Razor's Edge- W. Somerset Maugham- Penguin Books Ltd, Middlesex, UK- 1963- 1st Edition-1st Printing Thus- Softcover:- Mass paperback in VG+/ no jacket as issued- tight and clean with only minor edge rubs- original 3/6 price on cover- On back cover: 'For copyright reasons this edition is not for sale in the USA.'- 314… Read more about this item
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London: Heinemann. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. Publisher's gilt-titled cloth. Bottom edge mildly rubbed, top edge has two minor bumps; slight rubbing to tips. The pages have minor waviness. Firm and square. The price clipped DJ in mylar is sunned to spine, mildly soiled, with nicks to tips, tiny hole mid… Read more about this item
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William Heinemann & The Reprint Society London 1945 . Muddy grey boards. Good throughout. 8x5", 284pp
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THE RAZOR'S EDGE

THE RAZOR'S EDGE

by Maugham, W. Somerset

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1984
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London: Penguin Books, 1984. Book. Illus. by Glyn Philpot;. Very Good. Paperback. Later Printing. 314 pp. Edge and corner wear with minor creasing on the spine; previous owner's name inside. Cover art by Glyn Philpot. This was filmed first in 1946, directed by Edmund Goulding and starring Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, John Payne, Anne Baxter, Clifton Webb,… Read more about this item
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New York: International Collectors Library. 1944. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Very Good+ in boards. Spine slightly cocked. Foxing on top gilded text block edge. .
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1945
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Philadelphia: Blakiston, 1945. Hardcover. Good. Later printing. Extremities worn, spine ends and corners bumped with some loss, a good only copy lacking the dustwrapper.
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The Razor's Edge: A Novel
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by MAUGHAM, W. SOMERSET

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1944
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First Edition. Near Fine in a very good plus dust jacket. A lovely, unmarked copy, with the blue cloth bright and the pages quite fresh, which is unusual for this fragile, war time published book, scarce in this condition. Some light rubbing to dust jacket; one-and-a-half inch closed tear to front panel, with another small tear at the bottom of… Read more about this item
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