Nine Plays by MaughamW. Somerset Maugham. Nine Plays, Most First Editions, Including Gilbert Roland's Copy of Our Betters. All books in this lot published in London by William Heinemann. Titles include: Lady Frederick. 1912. First edition. Twelvemo. 163 pages. Publisher's red buckram with black stamping. Lightly sunned spine. Foxed endpapers. Very good. Stott A12. [and:] Jack Straw. 1912. First edition. Twelvemo. 156 pages. Gilt-stamped olive buckram (wrappers bound in buckram). Very good. A13. [and:] Penelope. . Reprint edition. Twelvemo. 213 pages. Crimson cloth with black stamping. Library discard with all the expected markings. Slightly cocked. Very good, with all faults. Not in Stott. [and:] The Circle. 1921. First edition. Twelvemo. 103 pages. Gilt-stamped olive buckram (this, apparently, the wrappers issue bound in buckram to match Jack Straw above). Endpapers toned. Bookstore sticker to front pastedown. Very good. Stott A24a. [and:] The Land of Promise. 1922. First published edition. Twelvemo. 159 pages. Publisher's red buckram with black stamping. Significant dampstaining and fading to spine and fore-edges of boards. Binding cocked. Good. Stott A20c. [and:] Our Betters. 1923. First edition. Twelvemo. 210 pages. Publisher's red buckram with black stamping. Lightly sunned spine. Minor stains to a couple of pages. Very good. With the bookplate of Hollywood actor Gilbert Roland, best known for his role as The Cisco Kid. Roland and his wife Constance Bennett both appeared in George Cukor's 1933 film version of Our Betters. Stott A29. [and:] The Unattainable. 1923. First edition. Twelvemo. 197 pages. Publisher's red buckram with black stamping. Light moisture staining to boards. Spine sunned. Penciled name to front free endpaper. Very good. Stott A31. [and:] The Letter. . First edition. Twelvemo. 156 pages. Publisher's red buckram with black stamping. Sunned spine. Cocked binding. Heavy spotting to page edges. Near very good. Stott A36a. [and:] For Services Rendered. 1932. First edition. Twelvemo. 87 pages. Publisher's gilt-stamped rusty brown cloth. Top edge stained red. Fine in dust jacket. From the Collection of Norman F. Moore.
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