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MAUGHAM, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965 : THE MOON AND SIXPENCE : A NOVEL.
London : Willliam Heinemann, 1919. First edition : with the integral advertisements announcing Heinemannís new novels for 1919. Renegade stockbroker turned artist in London, Paris and Tahiti - Maughamís celebrated Gauguinesque tale.
MAUGHAM, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965 : CAKES AND ALE : OR THE SKELETON IN THE CUPBOARD.
London : William Heinemann, (1930). First edition : the much rarer state, with the correct reading "won't" rather than "won'" at the end of line 14 on p.147. This is usually said to be the later variant - although the fact that three of the five copies deposited in the copyright libraries are in this state might suggest otherwise. The Maugham novel said to be based on the life of Thomas Hardy.
MAUGHAM, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965 : AH KING : SIX STORIES.
London : William Heinemann, (1933). First edition. A celebrated collection of stories of the Far East (including "Footprints in the Jungle") - at least five of which have been filmed or televised.
MAUGHAM, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965 : THE MIXTURE AS BEFORE.
London : William Heinemann, (1940). First edition. Ten short stories, including "The Three Fat Women of Antibes", "The Lotus Eater", "Lord Mountdrago", etc., with an interesting foreword on short story writing by Maugham.
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