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Cakes and Ale, or The Skeleton in the Cupboard

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Cakes and Ale, or The Skeleton in the Cupboard

by Maugham, W. Somerset; Sutherland, Graham (illustrator)

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  • Hardcover
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London, United Kingdom: William Heinemann LTD, 1953. Book. Illus. by Sutherland, Graham. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). Limited Edition.. 255 pages, 8vo. Limited Edition of 1000 copies, of which this is no.627. Signed by author W. Somerset Maugham and illustrator Graham Sutherland on Limited page. Includes an original lithograph and decorations by Graham Sutherland. Four pages preceding preface are facsimile reproductions of the first and last two pages of the original manuscript of Cakes and Ale. This volume has been rebound in red leather boards with gilt lettering along spine, two raised bands along spine, marbled endpapers and inside covers. Shelfwear: light rubbing along edges and cover boards, some light foxing along cover edges. Tightly bound, no marks. Volume is in Very Good-plus condition..


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Cakes and Ale, or The Skeleton in the Cupboard
Maugham, W. Somerset; Sutherland, Graham (illustrator)
Sutherland, Graham
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Limited Edition.
William Heinemann LTD
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
Date published

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Russian Hill Bookstore, established in 1974, is one of the last family-owned used and new bookstores in San Francisco. We began as Sunset Bookstore in 1974, a small used bookshop servicing the Sunset District west of 19th Avenue, and have been in continual operation for the past 43 years. Over the years Sunset Bookstore has since closed and merged with Russian Hill Bookstore, which has grown to become also the best note card shop in the city, and a favorite place for toys and games for children of all ages.


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