London: William Heineman, . 8vo. xi, [i], 307 pp. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Title page in turquoise and black. Original blue publisher’s cloth; fore-edges foxed. Bookseller’s label to rear paste-down. Item #11844
First English edition. A collection of short stories, titles include Virtue; The alien corn; and The alien impulse. The story The alien corn was purportedly first published in Florence by Gino Orioli, as apparently noted in writing by Maugham in the Zipkin copy of Six stories, which is located at the University of Texas (although no such copy has even been found). Rothschild & Whiteman, V, 175; Stott, A42b; NCBEL, 4, 663.