Somerset Maugham: The Library that Impressed & Books He Wrote

Nearly seven decades ago, a public library in a small provincial town in India surprised famous English writer William Somerset Maugham with its immense collection of books and quality of service rendered to a society yearning for knowledge.  Read more about this library here.


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1 (Rudyard Kipling) MAUGHAM, W. Somerset (selected by). Choice of Kipling’s Prose.
London Macmillan 1952 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket
Introductory essay by Maugham. First edition thus. Previous owner’s book-plate on front paste-down, offsetting to endpapers, else near fine in a very good (age toning and minor edge wear) dust jacket.
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 MAUGHAM, W. Somerset. Encore.
Garden City Doubleday 1952 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket
Three stories by Maugham and the screenplays based on those stories. Screenplays are by T. E. B. Clarke, Arthur Macrae, and Eric Ambler. First edition. Very good in a good (rubbing, minor edge wear) dust jacket.
Price: 12.00 USD
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3 MAUGHAM, W. Somerset. Princess September and the Nightingale.
NY Oxford University Press 1998 0195124804 / 9780195124804 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket
Part of The Opie Library series. Illustrated by Richard C. Jones. Introduction by Jan Morris. Afterword by Samuel J. Rogal. First printing thus. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 MAUGHAM, W. Somerset. Princess September.
London: Collins, 1970 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Jacqueline Ayer
First edition thus. Very good in a very good (some tiny spots on the front panel, about the title) dust jacket.
Price: 20.00 USD
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