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WHARTON, Edith.

Rare books by Edith Wharton, including first editions and signed copies of The Hermit and the Wild Woman.

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  1. The Fruit of the Tree.
    First UK edition, first impression. With the ownership initials to the front free endpaper of John Hugh Smith, a close friend of Wharton's, and with the author's unsigned presentation inscription to the half title leaf, "John Cambridge July 13 - 1913". John Hugh Smith was a wealthy English banker, friends with Edith Wharton... Learn More
    £2,600

    Stock Code: 35428

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  2. The Hermit and the Wild Woman
    First UK edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "A.J.H.S. from E.W. January 1909." John Hugh Smith was a wealthy English banker, friends with Edith Wharton from 1908. "John Hugh Smith's youthful crush on her graduated into a steady, undemanding, lifelong friendship.... Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 35426

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  3. 68842
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Carl Snyder from his friend E. W. April 1909". Snyder was an oceanographer whom Wharton knew in Lenox, MA shortly after her affair with Morton Fullerton (Lewis, Edith Wharton). Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 68842

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  4. 130110
    First edition, first printing, with the first issue point of "wearily" on page 135 unbattered. Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 130110

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  5. Fighting France, From Dunkerque to Belfort.
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "G.R., E.W. Dec. 21 1915". The recipient, Georges Rodier, was the administrator of the Société de Secours aux Blessés Militaires, a charitable organisation devoted to helping wounded servicemen. He was a friend of Henry James, and met Wharton... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 88145

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  6. French Ways and Their Meaning.
    First edition, first impression, UK issue. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For my dear Matilda, with my love, Edith". Matilda Gay was a fellow American expatriate in France and one of Wharton's closest friends. Gay described Wharton as an "intelligent, brilliant woman". She was "immensely... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 84629

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  7. 118285
    First edition, first printing. The novel won Wharton the Pulitzer Prize in 1921, making her the first woman to do so. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 118285

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  8. The Age of Innocence.
    First edition, first printing, first issue dust jacket with no mention of the Columbia Prize. The novel won Wharton the Pulitzer Prize in 1921, making her the first woman to do so. This is one of Wharton's most enduring works and of notable scarcity in dust jacket. Learn More
    £22,500

    Stock Code: 100518

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  9. The Glimpses of the Moon.
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For John. from E.W. Aug. 10 1922". John Hugh Smith was a wealthy English banker, friends with Edith Wharton from 1908. "John Hugh Smith's youthful crush on her graduated into a steady, undemanding, lifelong friendship.... Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 35418

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  10. The Mother's Recompense.
    First Edition, First Printing, English Issue. With the author's presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "R. N. from E. W. May 4 1925". And with the recipient Robert Douglas Norton's armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. Norton was an intimate of Wharton's whom he probably met through Henry James. When James... Learn More
    £1,800

    Stock Code: 27421

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  11. 35417comp
    First edition, first printing. With the author's presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "John from E.W. May 9 1925". John Hugh Smith was a wealthy English banker, friends with Edith Wharton from 1908. "John Hugh Smith's youthful crush on her graduated into a steady, undemanding, lifelong friendship. In later... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 35417

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  12. 67955comp

    The Children.

    New York & London: 1928

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to the French translator of her books on the front free endpaper, "To Louis Gillet with my friendly remembrances. Edith Wharton. September 1928". With eight corrections in the author's hand to pages 136, 147, 221, 234, 248, 304, 338, and 342. Learn More
    £3,250

    Stock Code: 67955

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  13. 131588comp
    First edition, UK issue. The dedication copy, with the author's presentation inscription to the dedication leaf incorporating the printed dedication, "To A.J.H.S. From E.W. December 1929". The dedicatee was John Hugh Smith, a wealthy English banker who met Wharton at Stanway in 1908. The two became fast friends and "embarked... Learn More
    £9,500

    Stock Code: 131588

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  14. Human Nature.
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Maurice Baring in remembrance of a Good Talk. Edith Wharton. May/ 33". The poet and author Maurice Baring (1874-1945) had been a prominent figure on the London literary scene since the turn of the 20th-century; his... Learn More
    £3,950

    Stock Code: 109123

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