Scribner, 1916, Hardcover (Printed Boards), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition
EDITH WHARTON. [editor]. The Book of the Homeless, New York: Scribner, 1916. Quarto, first American trade edition (preceded by a French edition), pp. xxv, 155, printed boards quarter-bound in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine, extensive illustration. Wharton, who was active in World War I relief efforts well before the American entry into the war, brought together writers and artists to create this fund-raising effort for refugees. Contributors include Rupert Brooke, Jean Cocteau, Joseph Conrad, Renoir, Henry James, Yeats, Rodin, Theodore Roosevelt and many others. See Bruccoli, First Printings of American Authors, V.3, p. 355. Condition of this book: Edges of covers rubbed, leaves clean, age-toning in margins. Overall very good. This is the first USA edition. Size: Quarto. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Literature & Literary; 1900-1920; Art & Design. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 54298.