DescriptionW. Somerset Maugham. Six Books, Including Five Proof Copies. All published by Heinemann, all in wraps: The Bread-Winner. [and:] The Summing Up. [and:] Books and You. [and:] Creatures of Circumstance. [and:] A Writer's Notebook. [and:] The Travel Books. All good or better.
More Information: The Bread-Winner. London: William Heinemann, . First edition, second issue (with inserted leaf containing Performing Rights). Twelvemo. 188 pages. Publisher's wrappers. Front wrapper splitting at spine. A couple of shallow creases to wrappers. Binding slightly cocked. Very good. The only book in this lot NOT a proof copy. Stott A41a. [and:] The Summing Up. London: William Heinemann, . Publisher's buff wrappers. Octavo. 317 pages. Wrappers browned and chipped with splitting along the joints; shallow creases to covers. Binding tender. Good. Stott A53a. [and:] Books and You. London: William Heinemann, . Publisher's greenish-gray wrappers. Twelvemo. 78 pages. Wrappers soiled and faded, with a few shallow creases; spine ends chipped. Binding tender. Paper brittle. Penciled name and address. Good. Not in Stott. [and:] Creatures of Circumstance. London: William Heinemann, . Twelvemo. 310 pages. Publisher's buff wrappers. Covers very lightly soiled; shallow creases to rear corner. Penciled name of previous owner. Very good. Stott A66a. [and:] A Writer's Notebook. London: William Heinemann, . Octavo. xvi, 349 pages. Publisher's cream wrappers. Some light foxing and shallow creases to covers; a couple of short tears along joints. Some spotting to page edges. Very good. Stott A70b. [and:] The Travel Books of W. Somerset Maugham. London: William Heinemann, . Twelvemo. xv, 146 pages. Three books in one volume, with each title paginated separately. Publisher's white wrappers. Some offsetting to front cover; adhesive remnants and dampstaining to very top of back cover, with stains not intruding onto pages. Very good. Stott B25. From the Collection of Norman F. Moore.
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