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Ashenden or: The British Agent
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Ashenden or: The British Agent

by MAUGHAM, W. Somerset

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London: William Heinemann, 1928. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. First edition. One corner a little bumped, very slight rubbing at the extremities, very near fine in just about fine dustwrapper with some tiny nicks, mostly at the crown. Basis for the Alfred Hitchcock film *The Secret Agent* with Madeleine Carroll, John Gielgud, and Peter Lorre. A lovely copy of this title listed in both *Queen's Quorum* and as a *Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone*.
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ASHENDEN : OR THE BRITISH AGENT
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ASHENDEN : OR THE BRITISH AGENT

by Maugham, Somerset

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London: William Heinemann, Ltd, 1928. Near-fine in like jacket.. First edition, first impression of Maugham's collection of interrelated stories about a writer employed as a spy in World War I, drawing from the author's personal experience in the British Secret Intelligence Service. Unlike most of the spy literature that was birthed out of 20th-century warfare, Maugham's perspective is influenced by his own experience in intelligence service, emphasizing the everyday tasks - watching, listening - that make up intelligence work, which remains a particularly important insight today. According to his biographer Selina Hastings, Maugham burned fourteen additional stories after Winston Churchill read them and insisted they would be a breach of the Official Secrets Act. Scarce in such a brilliant 1920s-era dust jacket. Octavo. 7.25'' x 5''. Original full teal cloth, boards and spine lettered and stamped in gilt and black, In original pictorial dust jacket. [8], 304 pages. Bookseller ticket of the Holliday… Read more
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Ashenden or the British Agent
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Ashenden or the British Agent

by MAUGHAM W SOMERSET

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First Edition
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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London: Heinemann, 1928. First Edition. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket. (London: William Heinemann, Ltd. 1928). First UK Edition. Publisher's slate blue cloth lettered in gilt with author's & publisher's device in black. Minuscule rubbing to the boards otherwise a near fine (or better) copy in a VG+ D/W priced 7/6 to the spine with a 2 cm closed tear and associated crease at the top left hand corner of the spine. There are also a couple of small chips at the top and bottom right hand corner of the spine but with none of the usual fading to the spine. Provenance: Adrian Homer Goldstone (noted collector and bibliographer, with his book plate on the front paste-down). Haycraft Queen Cornerstone and Queen's Quorum. The basis for the 1936 British espionage thriller film "The Secret Agent" directed by Alfred Hitchcock, adapted from the play by Campbell Dixon, which in turn was loosely based on two stories from Ashenden. *The Secret Agent* starred Madeleine Carroll, John Gielgud, Peter Lorre and Robert… Read more
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Ashenden or the British Agent

by MAUGHAM W SOMERSET

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First Edition
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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London: Heinemann, 1928. First Edition. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket. (London: William Heinemann, Ltd. 1928). First UK Edition. Publisher's slate blue cloth lettered in gilt with author's & publisher's device in black. Minuscule rubbing to the bottom edge of the front and back boards otherwise a near fine (or better) really bright copy in a VG+ D/W priced 7/6 to the spine with a slither of loss at the head and tail of the spine and a neat (almost invisible) archival repair (by one of the World's leading paper conservators) to a small chip to the left hand corner of the front cover. Usual slight fading to the spine. Provenance: Housed in a custom-made box. Book-plate of Stuart B Schimmel (a respected collector of rare books) to the front pastedown. Haycraft Queen Cornerstone and Queen's Quorum. The basis for the 1936 British espionage thriller film "The Secret Agent" directed by Alfred Hitchcock, adapted from the play by Campbell Dixon, which in turn was loosely… Read more
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Ashenden or The British Agent.
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Ashenden or The British Agent.

by MAUGHAM, W. Somerset.

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Hardcover
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London, United Kingdom
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London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1928. The first spy stories written by a former spy First edition, first impression. A collection of short stories based on the author's experiences during the first world war. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, patterned endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy.
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ASHENDEN

by Maugham W. Somerset

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second hand - Good
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FIRST
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PASADENA, California
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HEINEMANN, 1928. Book. Good. Hardcover. Inscribed by Author(s). FIRST. A good minus first edition second printing with spine replaced. INSCRIBED BY MAUGHAM fine Facsimile dust jacket..
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Ashenden. Or the British Agent [Inscribed]
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Ashenden. Or the British Agent [Inscribed]

by MAUGHAM, W[illiam]. Somerset (1874-1965)

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First Edition
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Hardcover
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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London: William Heinemann, 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine-. Second Impression of this archetype of the espionage novel, a precursor to the works of Ian Fleming, Len Deighton, John le Carre, and Robert Ludlum. Publisher's dark blue linen-grain cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt. Without the scarce just jacket. Inscribed twice by Maughan: upside down on the rear end paper (presumably, his first attempt) and on the front end paper, "For Jack From WM." Very slight bubbling of cloth (as often), pages lightly toned, else about Fine. Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. Stott A37a. Hubin (IV), p.198. Barzun & Taylor 2461. Pronzini & Muller, pp. 567-68 (a "nostalgic glimpse into an intrigue-filled world"). Originally published as short stories, then in this single volume in the guise of a novel, based on Maugham's espionage experiences in the Great War. Alfred Hitchcock adapted two of the stories for his film The Secret Agent. "What is new here is the flat dull tone that later writers so… Read more
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Ashenden or the British Agent

Ashenden or the British Agent

by Maugham, William Somerset

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First American Edition
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Hardcover
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New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co, 1928. First American Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Octavo. 304pp., bound in original blue cloth stamped in orange, spine lettering orange, top edge orange, A very good copy in very good, price clipped pictorial dust jacket with small chips at spine ends and corners. The story of the most dramatic and terrifying aspect of the war and an exciting story of the British secret service.
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ASHENDEN or The British Agent

by Maugham, Somerset

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second hand - VG-
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First American Edition
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Hardcover
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Ottawa, Ontario
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New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co. Inc., 1928. 304 pages in very good, clean condition; slightly yellowed. Few small stains on the bottom edge and top edge. Endpapers yellowed. Inscription of former owner on the ffep. Blue cloth with orange titles and decorations. Corners lightly bumped and rubbed. Edges a little rubbed. Light wear at the head/tail of the spine. Beige DJ with illustrations and black titles. Spine and edges darkened and stained. Small chips on the corners, edges, head/tail of spine. Not price clipped. VG-/FAIR. First American Edition. Hard Cover. VG-/Fair.
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Ashenden. Or The British Agent

by MAUGHAM, W. SOMERSET

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Santa Barbara, California
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London: Heinemann, 1928. First Edition. Two previous owner’s bookplates on front pastedown. A little rubbing and some slight fraying at extremities, a very good copy in an excellent facsimile dust jacket. "This narrative of some experiences during The Great War of a very insignificant member of the Intelligence Department.” Queen's Quorum, Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone, both of these lists notes how Ashenden was as an important landmark leap forward in spy fiction and an important influence on the writings of Ambler, Deighton, and especially Le Carre.
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Ashenden or: The British Agent

Ashenden or: The British Agent

by MAUGHAM, W. Somerset

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second hand - Very Good
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Hardcover
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Gloucester City, New Jersey
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London: William Heinemann, 1928. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Spine ends professionally rebacked, some foxing or spotting on the boards, a good or better copy lacking the dust jacket. Basis for the Alfred Hitchcock film *The Secret Agent* with Madeleine Carroll, John Gielgud, and Peter Lorre. A title listed in both *Queen's Quorum* and as a *Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone*.
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Ashenden: or The British Agent.

by MAUGHAM, W. Somerset.

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second hand - Cloth rubbed at extremities; bottom of spine frayed; slight bubbling to the cloth; corners a little bumped. Tight and sound.
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First edition.
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Hardcover
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Rochester, New York
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London:: William Heinemann,, 1928.. First edition.. publisher's blue cloth (lacking dust jacket).. Cloth rubbed at extremities; bottom of spine frayed; slight bubbling to the cloth; corners a little bumped. Tight and sound.. 8vo,. Stott A37a. Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone.
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ASHENDEN Or the British Agent

ASHENDEN Or the British Agent

by W. Somerset Maugham

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First Edition; Early Printing
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Hardcover
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Pomona, New York
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New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company , Inc.. 1941. First Edition; Early Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Good dust jacket. Tears to edges and front face of jacket. .
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ASHENDEN OR, THE BRITISH AGENT Franklin Library

ASHENDEN OR, THE BRITISH AGENT Franklin Library

by W. Somerset Maugham

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First Edition; First Printing
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Pomona, New York
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Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1987. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in Full Leather. Accented in 22kt gold gilt decoration. All edge gilt, hubbed spines. Part of The Franklin Library of Mystery Masterpieces. Franklin Library of Mystery Masterpieces. Some wear to gilt. Bump to top front panel. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
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Mr. Ashenden: Agent Secret

by MAUGHAM, W. Somerset

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1st Edition
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Paperback
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Palm Springs, California
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Paris, Les Editions de France,, 1930. First edition in French. Small 8vo. Translated into French by Madame. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket.
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ASHENDEN Or the British Agent

ASHENDEN Or the British Agent

by W. Somerset Maugham

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First Edition; Early Printing
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Pomona, New York
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New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company , Inc.. 1941. First Edition; Early Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good price clipped dust jacket. Few small open tears. Light foxing on front/rear pastedowns. .
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Ashenden, or, the British Agent

by MAUGHAM, W. SOMERSET

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Hardcover
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Santa Barbara, California
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Garden City: Doubleday, 1928. First Edition - American. A lightly handled copy with some darkening to the cloth at the spine and outer edges and some tiny edge tears to the cloth at the top and bottom of the spine in an excellent bright facsimile dust jacket.
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ASHENDEN: OR THE BRITISH AGENT

ASHENDEN: OR THE BRITISH AGENT

by W. Somerset Maugham

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First Edition; Early Printing
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Hardcover
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Pomona, New York
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New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company , Inc.. 1928. First Edition; Early Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in boards. Owner imprint on rear pastedown. First Edition stated. .
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Ashenden or the British Agent

by Maugham, W. Somerset

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second hand - Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
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Hardcover
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Garrison, New York
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Doubleday Doran. DJ in archival cover tears chip wear. . Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1941.
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ASHENDEN

by Maugham, William Somerset

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First Edition
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Rochester, Michigan
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ASHENDEN, Doubleday, Doran, 1928, first American edition, just about a vg copy. Both a Queen's Quorum and Haycraft-Queen title.
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