Christmas Holiday - William Somerset Maugham 1939 - William Heinemann Ltd, London - First Edition First edition of one of Maugham’s darker tales, Paris, the Russian Revolution, a lost generation and self-destruction.

The basis for the 1944 film noir, a highlight for director Robert Siodmak, starring Deanna Durbin and Gene Kelly.
  20,000 copies published on 6th February 1936.

Reference: Stott,
A Bibliography of the Works of W. Somerset Maugham A54.

Octavo. pp. [6] 289 [1]. In variant binding without blue top edge tint to block (not noted by Stott), all else as per the standard first edition binding - Persian blue linen-grain cloth spine lettered in gilt and black, front panel with author’s symbol in black and lettering in gilt, rear panel with publisher’s device in black, chalk-blue endpapers. Dust jacket priced 7/6 net to lower corner of front flap.
  Condition: Near fine, light wear to corners, small patch of rubbing to front free endpaper, in very good dust jacket, spine toned, and with 2mm loss to head, rubbing to folds and corners.   Ref: 109350   Price: HK$ 1,600