W. Somerset Maugham. Six Books, including: The Casuarina Tree. [and:] Cakes and Ale. [and:] Gin and Bitters by "A. Riposte." [and:] First Person Singular. [and:] The World Over. [and:] The Three Fat Women of Antibes. All very good or better.

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    The Casuarina Tree. New York: George H. Doran, [1926]. First American edition. Bookplate. [and:] Cakes and Ale: or the Skeleton in the Cupboard. New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1930. First American edition. Maugham's favorite book caused a sensation in the literary world of London in the 1930s for its perceived lampooning of Thomas Hardy, his second wife, and Hugh Walpole (which Maugham denied at the time). [and:] A. Riposte. Gin and Bitters. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, [1931]. First edition. A portion of the dust jacket is tipped to the half-title page. Bookplate. A parody of Cakes and Ale, written under a pseudonym. [and:] First Person Singular. London: Heinemann, [1931]. First English edition. [and:] The World Over. Garden City: Doubleday, 1952. First edition. [and:] The Three Fat Women of Antibes. Minneapolis: Redpath Press, [1987]. First separate edition, issued in wrappers. Includes publisher's mailing envelope.


    All volumes in this lot are in very good or better condition.


    Stott A34b, A40b, F30, A42b, B19. From the Collection of Norman F. Moore.

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