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    W. Somerset Maugham. Twenty-Five Books with Contributions from Maugham. All very good or better.

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    Books in this lot include: Alfred Hitchcock's Sinister Spies. New York: Random House, [1966]. First edition. Illustrated glazed boards. Very good. Includes Maugham's "The Traitor." Not in Stott. [and:] An Appeal for the Hospitals (Bundles for Britain "Souvenir Book"). [N.p]:[n.p.],[n.d., circa 1941]. Large stapled wrappers. Very good. Includes a one-page appeal for charitable donations to British hospitals damaged in the war, illustrated by James Montgomery Flagg. Not in Stott. [and:] The Artist and the Theatre, by Raymond Mander and Joe Mitchenson.  London: William Heinemann, [1955]. First edition. Fine. Introduction by Maugham. . [and:] The Cassell Miscellany. [London]: Cassell & Co., [1958]. First edition. Cloth spine faded; dust jacket spine darkened. Very good in price-clipped jacket. Contains Maugham's story "The Mother." Stott C61. [and:] Dorothy Parker - The Viking Portable Library. New York: The Viking Press, 1944. Sixteenmo. Slightly cocked. Ownership name (presumably) scratched out in ink on front pastedown. Very good in dust jacket. With an Introduction by Maugham. Stott C34. [and:] The English Spirit, edited by Anthony Weymouth. London: George Allen & Unwin, [1942]. First edition. Twelvemo. Inked gift inscription. Very good in rubbed jacket. Transcription of "Twenty Days in a Ship," a talk given by Maugham and broadcast on the BBC. Stott C33. [and:] Favorite Stories by Famous Writers. New York: [International Magazine Company], 1932. First edition. Twelvemo. Very good in dust jacket. First appearance in book form of "The Right Thing is the Kind Thing." Stott C14. [and:] Gallery Unreserved, by "A Galleryite" (Fred Bason). London: John Heritage, 1931. First edition. Octavo. Boards rubbed. Foxing to leaves adjacent to the frontispiece. Ownership name and address to front pastedown. Very good. Foreword by Maugham. Stott C11. [and:] Letters from Madame de Sévigné. London: Secker & Warburg, 1955. First edition. Edges of boards worn. Very good in jacket. Preface by Maugham. Stott C58. [and:] The Magician and Other Stories, by Bruno Frank. New York: The Viking Press, 1946. First edition. Octavo. First edition. Very good in sunned dust jacket. With an Introduction by Maugham. Not in Stott. [and:] Maugham's Choice of Kipling's Best. Garden City: Doubleday, 1953. First trade edition. Octavo. Very good in jacket. Selected and with an Introduction by Maugham. Stott C52. [and:] The Memoirs of Aga Khan: World Enough and Time. London: Cassell & Company, [1954]. "First edition" slugline has been inked out, causing bleed-through to title page (this was done by the publisher to obscure publishing information on books sold to the export market). Very good in clipped dust jacket. Foreword by Maugham. Stott C56. [and:] Peter Arno's Cartoon Revue. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1941. First edition. Quarto. Boards rubbed, worn, and faded. Spine reinforced with binder's cloth tape. Gift inscription. Good. Four-page Preface by Maugham. Stott C28. [and:] Portraits and Self-Portraits, collected and illustrated by Georges Schreiber. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1936. First edition. Dampstaining to rear board. Very good in jacket. Portrait of Maugham. Stott C19. [and:] The Rationalist Annual, 1954, edited by Hector Hawton. London: Watts & Co. [1953]. First edition. Inked name and date. Very good in sunned dust jacket. Includes Maugham's "The Judgment Seat." Not in Stott. [and:] Shudders, designed by Cynthia Asquith. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition. Twelvemo. Very slightly cocked. Foxing to top edge. Very good in rubbed dust jacket. First appearance in book form of Maugham's "End of the Flight." Stott C8. [and:] Souvenir Programme of the Tribute to Miss Marie Tempest on the Occasion of her Jubilee. London: Theatre Royal, 1935. Quarto. Foxing throughout. Generally very good. In "First Rehearsal" Maugham recounts his experience with the actress during rehearsals for his first play. Stott C18. [and:] The Standard Book of Bidding, by Charles H. Goren. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1944. First edition. Twelvemo. Very good in dust jacket. Introduction by Maugham, a bridge fanatic. Stott. C35. [and:] Tellers of Tales. New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1939. First edition. Very good in dust jacket. Stories selected and with an Introduction by Maugham. . [and:] Traveller's Library. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1933. First edition. Octavo. Very good in jacket. Mammoth book (almost 1,700 pages), compiled and with notes by Maugham. Stott C15. [and:] Vanity Fair - Selections from America's Most Memorable Magazine, edited by Cleveland Amory and Frederic Bradlee. New York: The Viking Press, [1960]. Very good in worn dust jacket. Reprints Maugham's "On the Approach of Middle Age." Stott C62. [and:] W. Somerset Maugham, An Appreciation, by Richard Aldington. New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1939. First edition. Slim stapled wraps. Spine rubbed. Small area of surface loss to the half-title page. Pages toned. Also includes the essay "65" by Maugham, as well as a bibliography. Stott C25. [and:] W. Somerset Maugham's Introduction to Modern English and American Literature. New York: The New Home Library, [1943]. Reprint. Octavo. Very good in rubbed and chipped jacket. With an Introduction and commentaries by Maugham. Stott C30. [and:] Wildenstein Gallery: Paul Gaugin Exhibition Catalog. New York: Wildenstein, 1946. Large stapled wrappers. Some splitting at staples. Very good. Not in Stott. Contains short piece by Maugham. [and:] Writing for Love or Money, edited by Norman Cousins. New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1949. First edition. Octavo. Underlining and some notations throughout. Bookplate. Very good in jacket. With reprint of Maugham's "How I Write Short Stories." Stott C46. From the Collection of Norman F. Moore.



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