London: William Heinemann Ltd., N.D. .
First Edition. Hardcover. 7 3/4" X 5 1/8". 289pp. Mild edgewear to dust jacket, with inch chip from top left of front cover, no losses, chipping to head of spine, and small tears to top edge of rear cover. Light rubbing to edges of blue cloth hardcover, with very gentle bumping to corners and very light sunning to spine. Gilt bright to cover and spine. Topstain faded. Toning to endpapers. Previous owner's signature to title page. Hint of loosening to front hinge, but binding remains sound. Text block is clean and unmarked. A rather dark, passionate, and political tale of Maugham's adapted for the screen in 1944 and starring Gene Kelly. Very good / good +. Item #924