The Hermit and the Wild Woman
and other stories.Macmillan and Co., Limited, London, 1908 Stock Code: 35426
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. In later life, he became the most reactionary and old-fashioned member of her regular circle" (Hermione Lee).
Octavo. Original textured blue cloth, titles to front board and spine gilt, top edge gilt.
Contents very lightly shaken, edges slightly rubbed but an excellent copy.
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