BARING, Maurice. Passing By. London: Martin Secker, . 8°. Half title (marginal browning throughout). Original green cloth. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed on the front free endpaper, “Ethel Smyth from Maurice, July 1921.” With 5 other books by the same author, namely Tinker’s Leave (London, , inscribed “Ethel from Maurice, 1927”), Lost lectures (London, 1932, inscribed “Ethel from Maurice, Spring 1932”), Friday’s Business (London, 1932, PRESENTATION COPY to E[lizabeth] B[ergner], with initials), Robert Peckham (London, “Privately printed for the Author”, ONE OF 100 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed “J. B. Morton from Maurice Baring, New Year, 1935”) and Sarah Bernhardt (London, 1934, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed, “William Nicholson from Maurice Baring, 1934”).
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