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    W. Somerset Maugham. First American Editions of Seven Plays, including: Penelope. [and:] Smith. Two copies in different bindings. [and:] The Unknown. [and:] The Circle. [and:] The Letter. [and:] The Breadwinner. All in hardcover, all very good or better.

    More Information: Penelope. Chicago: The Dramatic Publishing Company, [n.d., i.e. 1912]. Twelvemo. 213 pages. Gilt-stamped blue cloth. Light wear to extremities. Small stain to a few terminal pages. Near fine. Stott. A15. [and:] Smith. Chicago: The Dramatic Publishing Company, {1909, i.e. 1913]. First American edition (the Heinemann sheets with a new American title page). Twelvemo. 200 pages. Gilt-stamped blue cloth. Light wear to corners and spine ends. Very good. ("Copyright 1909 by William Somerset Maugham" stamped on recto and verso of title page indicates the year the play was originally opened, not the date of the play's publication.) Stott A19. [and:] Smith. London [i.e. New York]: William Heinemann [i.e. George H. Doran], [1914]. First American edition, or Heinemann reprint issue, with "Made in Great Britain" stamped on the verso of the title page. Twelvemo. 200 pages. Drab paper boards with paper title label on spine. Boards rubbed; corners worn. Very good. Stott A19. [and:] The Unknown. London: William Heinemann, 1920. First American edition, reissuing the Heinemann edition with the original English title page, with "Made in Great Britain" stamped on the verso. One of 100 such copies of the Heinemann sheets sent to George H. Doran in 1920. Twelvemo. 168 pages. Drab boards with paper title label on spine. Boards rubbed, otherwise very good. Stott A23. [and:] The Circle. New York: George H. Doran, 1921. First American edition. Twelvemo. 92 pages. Publisher's gray paper boards with paper label on spine. Foxing throughout; offsetting to endpapers. Near fine in dust jacket. Stott A24b. [and:] The Letter. New York: George H. Doran, [1925, i.e. 1927]. First American edition. Small octavo. 177 pages. Publisher's black cloth with beige paper labels. Pin-point-sized gouge to front joint. Foxing to pages adjacent to the Katherine Cornell frontispiece. Offsetting to endpapers. Very good in lightly chipped dust jacket. Stott A36b. [and:] The Breadwinner. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1931. First American edition. Small octavo. 184 pages. Publisher's black cloth with red labels lettered in black. Top edge stained red. Near fine in a tape-repaired dust jacket. Stott A41b. From the Collection of Norman F. Moore.

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