First Edition, Inscribed by Maugham

    W. Somerset Maugham. The Casuarina Tree. London: William Heinemann, Ltd., 1926.

    First edition. Inscribed by Maugham on the front free endpaper. Small octavo. 311 pages.

    Publisher's black- and gilt-stamped blue cloth. Joints, spine ends and extremities lightly rubbed. Pages somewhat toned throughout. Foxing to endpapers. Small bookplate tipped along left side only to spine edge of front free endpaper. Light chipping to spine ends of dust jacket. Spine of dust jacket darkened; back panel foxed. A very good copy, in the infrequently encountered first edition dust jacket by Ralph Keene.

    A collection of six stories, including "The Letter" which was adapted into two popular Hollywood films. Inscribed by Maugham to Paul Moser, likely a relative of Max Moser, one of Maugham's editors. From the Collection of Norman F. Moore.

    Stott A34a.

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