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1953 Hardcover Book, Maughan's Choice of Kipling's Best, Somerset Maughan, First Edition, Fiction, Literature, Short Stories, Anthology
A wonderful anthology of short stories by Rudyard Kipling and compiled by Somerset Maughan. It doesn't have a dust jacket. It is entitled Maughan's Choice of Kipling's Best. The board covers are green cloth with an RK on the front in white.
This includes sixteen stories by Kipling selected by and with an introductory essay by W. Somerset Maugham.
The stories include:
The Finest Story in the World
The Man Who Was
The Tomb of His Ancestors
At The End of the Passage
On Greenhow Hill
The Brushwood Boy
The Man Who Would Be King
William The Conqueror
The Miracle of Purun Bhagat
Without Benefit of Clergy
The Village That Voted The Earth Was Flat
8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
No Dust Jacket
Green Pattern Covers
Published by Doubleday & Company --- 1953
This book is in Good condition. The cover has some sun staining and the pages are yellowed with age. The binding is tight and sturdy. There are no rips, tears, or marks. It has no dust cover.
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