Don Fernando, or Variations on some Spanish themes.

London: William Heineman, [1935]. 8vo. [iv], 269 pp. FIRST TRADE EDITION. Black publisher’s cloth, in original black and gold dust-jacket; minor foxing, otherwise an excellent copy. Item #11839

First trade edition of Maugham’s second book about Spain. Apparently Maugham felt that his original impressions of Spain were rather conventional and typical of any other young person visiting a foreign country for the first time. So he looked beyond his first impressions to author a second book on Spain, providing a riveting portrayal of its food & drink, people, places and culture. Rothschild & Whiteman, V, 195; Stott, A49a; NCBEL, 4, 663.

Price: $350.00

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