London, South Kensington
6 June 2006
MAUGHAM, W. Somerset (1874-1965). Cakes and Ale or the Skeleton in the Cupboard. London: William Heinemann, 1930. (Title and last few leaves lightly foxed). Original blue cloth (a little rubbed and tired), dust-jacket (a few nicks, slightly soiled). Provenance: PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR 'For Robert Partridge. This, my most cherished novel, because it was fun to write. W. Somerset Maugham Christmas Day 1954'. FIRST EDITION, first state of printing with faults as noted by Stott A40a.
MAUGHAM, W. Somerset. The Land of Promise. A Comedy in Four Acts. Ibidem, 1922. Red half morocco, compartments of spine ruled in gilt, top edges gilt. Provenance: PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR 'For Ian, a long forgotten play W. Somerset Maugham'. Stott A20c.
With 39 other books by Somerset Maugham, some first editions and some presentation copies. (41)
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