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    W. Somerset Maugham. Twenty-Four Volumes. including several short story anthologies with contributions from Maugham. All very good or better.

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    Twenty-four volumes, including: The Best British Short Stories of 1924, edited by Edward J. O'Brien and John Cournos. Boston: Small, Maynard & Company, 1924. First American edition. Very good in chipped jacket. First appearance in book form of Maugham's "In a Strange Land." [and:] The Book of the Queen's Dolls' House Library, edited by E. V. Lucas. London: Methuen, [1924]. Edition limited to 1,500 copies, of which this is number 913. Quarto. Published in two volumes, but only Volume II is offered here. Boards worn along edges. Cloth backstrip stained at head. Some pages unopened; some pages opened carelessly. Generally very good in fine (facsimile?) dust jacket. First appearance of "The Princess and the Nightingale" in book form. Stott C3. [and:] A Choice of Kipling's Prose. London: Macmillan, 1952. First edition. Dampstaining to boards. Free endpapers toned. Bookplate. Minor staining to rear panel of dust jacket. Very good. Selected and with an Introduction by Maugham. [and:] The Complete Short Stories of W. Somerset Maugham. Garden City: Doubleday, 1953. Complete in two volumes. Near fine in publisher's slipcase. [and:] Essays by Divers Hands, Vol. XXV, edited by Edward Marsh. London: Oxford University Press, 1950. First edition. Very good in soiled and chipped dust jacket. Contains "The Short Story" by Maugham. Inscribed and signed by author Gordon N. Ray whose contribution in this volume is on Thackeray. [and:] Georgian Stories 1922. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1923. First edition. Inked name. Very good in dust jacket. Contains Maugham's "Rain." [and:] Georgian Stories, 1926. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1927. First edition. Edges of front board worn. Sun-faded dust jacket has very large chip to front panel. Very good. Includes first appearance in book form of Maugham's "An Honest Woman." (Also includes Evelyn Waugh's first published effort in book form, "The Balance" - the inclusion in this volume no doubt attributable to the fact that Waugh's brother Alec edited this collection.) [and:] The Little Fellow: The Life & Work of Charlie Chaplin, by Peter Cotes & Thelma Niklaus. London: Paul Elek, [1951]. Pastedowns puckered at spine edge. Very good in toned and lightly chipped jacket. Foreword by Maugham. [and:] Liza of Lambeth. New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1936. Very good in chipped and worn dust jacket. [and:] My Favorite Story. New York: [International Magazine Company], 1928. Very good in rubbed dust jacket. Includes "Red" by Maugham. [and:] Nelson Doubleday, 1889-1949. [N.p.]: Privately printed, [n.d., 1950]. Fine in chipped glassine jacket. Memories of the publishers, with a contribution from Maugham. Stott C47. [and:] Our Puppet Show, by Francis de Croisset. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1929. First edition. Very good in toned dust jacket. Preface by Maugham. [and:] The World's Best Short Stories of 1925. New York: George H. Doran, [1925]. First edition. Inked gift inscription. Otherwise, near fine. First appearance of "The Letter" in book form. [and:] Doubleday Doran's Collected Edition in Ten Volumes, published in 1935, containing the following titles, all of which are in very good condition: Ah King; Cakes and Ale; First Person Singular; The Gentleman in the Parlour; The Moon and Sixpence; The Narrow Corner; Of Human Bondage; The Painted Veil; Plays; and The Trembling of a Leaf. From the Collection of Norman F. Moore.

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