First English Edition, Inscribed by Maugham

    W. Somerset Maugham. Cosmopolitans. London: William Heinemann, Ltd., [1936].

    First English edition, third issue (includes cancel leaf containing half-title and list of non-dramatic works ending in Don Fernando). Inscribed by Maugham on the title page, with Maugham crossing through his printed name and signing his name below. Octavo. 302 pages.

    Publisher's black- and gilt-stamped blue cloth, with publisher's dark stain to top edge. Extremities rubbed. Minor offsetting to endpapers from dust jacket. Light wear to edges of dust jacket. Very good.

    A collection of "very short stories" originally written for Cosmopolitan magazine between 1924 and 1929. The American edition preceded the English edition by one month. From the Collection of Norman F. Moore.

    Stott A50b.

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