The Mother's Recompense.London: D. Appleton and Company, 1925 Stock Code: 27421
NotesFirst 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 died Norton took over his residence in Rye, and it was to Lamb House Wharton returned for her annual trip to Britain. Wharton presentations are uncommon.
Octavo. Original burgundy cloth, titles to front board and spine gilt.
Pages a little used, one or two gutters a little weak, lower hinge cracked, cloth rather marked with a couple of stains, spine dull and with two nibbles at the lower joint. Sound.
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