London, Heinemann, 1944. Hardback first edition and first impression. The book is very good with some bumping and general wear, owner's inscription to front pastedown. The jacket is very good also, with some grubbiness, a couple of short tears and some edge wear to the spine tips and corners. Slight fade to the spine. One of Maugham's best-known and most philosophical novels, incorporating the cultures of Indian gurus and holy men a good couple of decades before it came popular.