The Judgement Seat. Frontispiece by Ulrica Hyde. W. Somerset Maugham.

The Judgement Seat. Frontispiece by Ulrica Hyde.

London: The Centaur Press, 1934. 8vo., [1]-17 pp., woodcut frontispiece signed by the artist in pencil, letterpress printed. Original black cloth ruled and lettered in gilt, top-edge gilt, others edges uncut, deckled. Hints of shelf-wear at lower-edge, otherwise a near fine copy. First edition, limited edition, “hand-set and printed in 18pt. Centaur type at the Centaur Press by Peri Cotgrave & Antony Doncaster,” number 127 of 150 copies signed by the author and the artist. A clever short story addressing the age-old contradiction of an all-good and all-knowing god. Item #108682

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