ASHENDEN: OR THE BRITISH AGENT. Somerset Maugham, illiam.


Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1928. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-304 [305-306: blank], original blue cloth, front and spine stamped in orange. First U. S. edition. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone volume; Queen's Quorum #78. Maugham's book is based on first hand knowledge of the world of espionage as he was a British agent during World War I. States Eric Ambler: 'the first fictional work on the subject [the life of a secret agent] by a writer of stature with first-hand knowledge of what he is writing about' see Who's Who in Spy Fiction by Donald McCormick, pp. 137-39. Previouis owner's armorial bookplate affixed to front paste-down, upper corners slightly bumped with a touch of wear to all corner tips, mild wear to spine ends, spine a bit dull, a solid, very good copy. (22309). Item #22309

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