Cakes and Ale
Cakes and Ale

MAUGHAM, W. Somerset. Cakes and Ale.

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MAUGHAM, W. Somerset Cakes and Ale. London: William Heinemann, [1954].

8vo. Original cream and blue lambskin, leather spine label gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed; pp. [xii], xii, v, 255, [i]; lithographic frontispiece portrait of the author by Graham Sutherland, several decorations by him, four pages of the original manuscript reproduced in facsimile; end papers very lightly offset; lacking the glassine, and with ever-so-slight cracking to the leather at head of spine; else fine.
First edition with these illustrations, limited to 1,000 numbered copies, signed by W. Somerset Maugham and Graham Sutherland, this No. 101. With an 8-page preface by the author specially written for this edition.
This edition of Cakes and Ale, first published in 1930, was commissioned to celebrate Maugham's eightieth birthday.