London: Heinemann, 1905.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo., viii 228 pp., frontispiece with original tissue guard, title-page with publisher’s windmill device, floriated initials. Original quarter parchment and “Madonna” blue paper boards, lettering and author’s symbol in gilt on upper board, lettering in gilt on backstrip. Pages unopened. Internally bright with only minor scattered foxing; covers rubbed through, edges lightly toned. Bookseller's ticket (W. Heffer and Sons, Cambridge) on front pastedown. Travel sketches written by Maugham in 1898 while living in Seville, rewritten in 1902, and not published until Maugham had achieved a certain degree of success. Stott A8, binding variant ii.