London: William Heineman, . 8vo. ix, [i], 288 pp. FIRST EDITION. Blue publisher’s cloth, in original blue, turquoise and white dust-jacket, minor chipping. Item #11833
First edition. A collection of short stories, which includes The three fat women of Antibes, The lotus eater and The voice of the turtle. Maugham apparently took the title for this collection from a review of his earlier work Cosmopolitans. Rothschild & Whiteman, V, 231; Stott, A58a; NCBEL, 4, 663.