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Two (2) books, including OF HUMAN BONDAGE, by W. Somerset Maugham and SOME BRITISH BALLADS, illustrated by Arthur Rackham. 1st item: W. Somerset Maugham, OF HUMAN BONDAGE, published byGrosset and Dunlap by arrangement with Doubleday, Doran, and Company, New York, 1915. Octavo, 648 pages, hardbound in one quarter brown leather with dark purple leather sides, gilt blindstamping to covers and spine, gilt lettering to spine, five raised hubs to spine, inner leather doublures and marbled endpapers, gilt top edged paper. 8" H x 5 3/4" W 1 7/8" D.2nd item: SOME BRITISH BALLADS, illustrated by Arthur Rackham, published by Constable and Company, Ltd., London, circa 1919-1920. Octavo, 170 pages with 16 full color illustrations with tissue paper guards and additional black and white illustrations, hardbound in three-quarter red leather with red cloth side, gilt blindstamp trim to covers, gilt lettering to spine, five raised hubs to spine, marbled endpapers. 9 3/4" H x 7 3/4" W x 1 3/4" D. CONDITION: 1st item: Wear, surface abrasions, areas of loss, largest 2 7/8", to covers and spine, corners bumped. Some separation to front cover from spine. Toning to marbled end papers. Overall toning to pages. Pencil inscription from previous owner to front endpaper. 2nd item: Wear, staining, to covers, front cover is nearly separated from spine. Pages with toning, creases, worn edges. Several pages have become separated from spine. Illustrations are collated, however the TWA Corbies, Yonge Andrew pages are separated from spine. Pencil inscription from previous owner to front endpaper.