"When she spoke like that he could have lifted the world on his shoulders": Rare first edition of Edith Wharton's Certain People
Item Number: 92493
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1930.
First edition of this collection of six short stories. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some wear to the extremities.
Imbued with a truly cosmopolitan atmosphere and written masterfully, the six tales in Certain People rank among the great stories of the past, and by them, there is illustrated the deep understanding and versatility of the author. The six short stories that compose the volume include: Atrophy, A Bottle of Perrier, After Holbein, Dieu d'Amour, The Refugees, and Mr. Jones.