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MAUGHAM, W. Somerset
Doubleday Doran, Garden City. The true First Edition published on 18 April 1944. The First American Trade Edition was published two days later, and the First English Edition was not published until July 1944. Number 158 of 750 numbered copies SIGNED on the limitation page by the author of this modern classic. Issued without a dustwrapper but with a slipcase, present here. Attractive bookplate on the front pastedown with slight offsetting to the front endpaper which has two small skimmed marks. A tight, clean copy, the spine evenly sunned with the black leather spine label intact with strong gilt lettering. Near Fine, without the glassine but with a Good slipcase, intact with splits [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB [Fleetwood, PA, U.S.A.]
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