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WHARTON, Edith.

The Mother's Recompense.

New York : 1925 Stock Code: 35417
£2,000.00

Notes

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 life, he became the most reactionary and old-fashioned member of her regular circle" (Hermione Lee). The author has made two corrections to the text.

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Description

Octavo. Original burgundy cloth, titles to front board and spine gilt.

Condition

Spine very dull but an excellent copy.

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