William Heinemann Ltd. London. 1935.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo.(8.2 x 6.3 inches). Neat previous owners name, dated vi, 35, on the front free endpaper otherwise this is a near fine copy in the original black cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt to the spine. The front board with the Author's symbol, lettering and decorative floral border, all in gilt. The rear board with the publishers Windmill logo blind stamped. The gilt and the cloth are still very bright and fresh. In the uncommon original dustwrapper, which reproduces the book front cover and spine in gold on black paper, with 8/6 price still intact on the front inner flap. Lower panel has list of works by Maugham printed in black on white. Loss to the top and bottom of the wrapper, not affecting the lettering. A couple of V shaped chipsbut generally a very ngood dustwrapper on a near fine book. Stott A49a.