W. Somerset Maugham. Four First Editions, Two Signed, including: Cakes and Ale. [and:] The Book-Bag. Signed. [and:] For Services Rendered. [and:] The Judgement Seat. Signed by both Maugham and Ulrica Hyde, the illustrator. All very good or better.

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    Cakes and Ale. London: William Heinemann, [1930]. First edition, second state with second issue dust jacket. Small octavo. 270 pages. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt stamping. Joints and boards rubbed. Dust jacket (with reviews of The Gentleman in the Parlour on the rear panel) is rubbed and lightly soiled with a few closed tears. Inked name of Antonia Oland, niece of actor Warner Oland. Very good. Stott A40a. [and:] The Book-Bag. Florence: G. Orioli, 1932. First separate edition, limited to 725 copies signed by Maugham beneath the portrait frontispiece, of which this is number 270. Large octavo. 109 pages. Publisher's beige canvas and pale blue paper boards, with gilt lettering to spine and red author's symbol on front board. Unopened. Light fading to edges of boards. Fine, in lightly rubbed dust jacket. Stott A43b. [and:] For Services Rendered. London: William Heinemann, 1932. Advance proof copy. Twelvemo. 87 pages. Original royal blue wrappers, printed in black. Spine sunned. Wrappers separating from binding at spine - wrappers just hanging on. Else very good. Stott A45a. [and:] The Judgement Seat. London: The Centaur Press, 1934. First edition limited to 150 copies, signed by both Maugham and Ulrica Hyde, the illustrator, of which this is number 39. Slim octavo. 17 pages. Woodcut frontispiece by Ulrica Hyde. Publisher's smooth black cloth, ruled and lettered in gold. Top edge gilt. Small stain to final printed leaf. Else, fine. Stott A48. From the Collection of Norman F. Moore.

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