First Edition of Edith Wharton's In Morocco
Item Number: 57016
London: Macmillan & Co., Limited, 1920.
First edition of Wharton’s classic account In Morocco. Octavo, original blue cloth, frontispiece, tissue guard. Illustrated. In very good condition with some rubbing to the extremities. Uncommon in this condition.
Edith Wharton journeyed to Morocco in the final days of the First World War, at a time when there was no guidebook to the country. In Morocco is the classic account of her expedition. A seemingly unlikely chronicler, Wharton, more usually associated with American high society, explored the country for a month by military vehicle. Travelling from Rabat and Fez to Moulay Idriss and Marrakesh, she recorded her encounters with Morocco's people, traditions and ceremonies, capturing a country at a moment of transition from an almost unknown, road less empire to a popular tourist destination. Her descriptions of the places she visited - mosques, palaces, ruins, markets and harems - are typically observant and brim with color and spirit, whilst her sketches of the country's history and art are rigorous but accessible.This is a wonderful account by one of the most celebrated novelists and travel writers of the 20th century and is a fascinating portrayal of an extraordinary country.
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First edition. Octavo, original green cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel. Illustrated by E.C. Peixotto. Frontispiece and Illustrated throughout. In near fine condition with a touch of rubbing and a contemporary bookplate.
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New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, 1934.
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New York: The Century Company, 1904.
First edition of Wharton’s classic treatise on “Italian garden-magic.” Quarto, original dark green cloth, top edge gilt. With 45 full-page plates, including 26 illustrations by Maxfield Parrish (15 in color), seven in-text and 19 black-and-white photographic illustrations. In very good condition with some light rubbing and wear. A nice example.
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First edition with calligraphic dedication page to Edward, Prince of Wales bound in, “Presented by The Master Court of the Incorporation of the Hammermen of Glasgow To His Royal Highness Edward, Prince of Wales on the occasion of his admission as an Honorary Member of the Incorporation. 9th, March 1921.” From the library of Edward, Duke of Windsor with Sotheby’s sale label, “The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, September 11 – 19, 1997.” Full red morocco by Maclehose of Glasgow with morocco turn-ins gilt. Gilt insignia to front panel, elaborate gilt tooling to the spine. All edges gilt, marbled endpapers. In very fine condition.