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    W. Somerset Maugham. Two Autograph Letters Signed, From Maugham To an Editor at Viking Publishing. Two letters written in January, 1944 as he was preparing his Introduction to the Viking anthology of Dorothy Parker's works. Very good condition.

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    Two business letters from Maugham, written while he was in Yemasee, South Carolina working on his Introduction to the Viking Portable Library anthology of Dorothy Parker's works. The two letters, on Parkers Ferry stationery, are dated Jan. 5 [1944] and Jan. 31 [1944] and signed "W. S. Maugham." Maugham was paid $250 for his Introduction, and during the time he was preparing it, Dorothy Parker stayed with him at Yemasee for three weeks. Parker was not impressed by Maugham and is reported to have said, "That old lady is a crashing bore - all he wants to do is play bridge." Letters in very good condition, with pin/staple holes to top left corners.

    From the Collection of Norman F. Moore.

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