24 September 2002
MAUGHAM, William Somerset (1874-1965). Ashenden or the British Agent. London: Heinemann, 1928.
8o. Original gilt lettered blue cloth (light darkening to spine); pictorial dust jacket (minor fading to spine panel, short tear to fold near head of spine panel, some very minor chipping to ends of spine panel); cloth folding case. Provenance: Escher, Oliver Sylvain Balid Brett, 3d Viscount (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION. "Maugham's Ashenden lifts the secret service sleuth high above the conventional conception of the spy-catcher" Queen's Quorum 78.
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