"We can't behave like people in novels, though, can we?": First Edition of Edith Wharton's Pulitzer-Prize Winning Work Age of Innocence
The Age of Innocence.
Item Number: 3575
New York: D. Appleton, 1920.
First edition of the author’s Pulitzer-Prize winning novel. Octavo, original red cloth. A very good copy with some light wear to the spine. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A nice example.
"There are only three or four American novelists who can be thought of as major," noted Gore Vidal, "and Edith Wharton is one." Listed on Modern Library's 100 greatest novels of the twentieth century.
Other Books by this Author
Old New York: False Dawn, The Forties; The Old Maid, The Fifties; Old New York, The Sixties; and New Year’s Day, the Seventies.
New York: D. Appleton, 1924.
First editions of each of the four volumes that compose of Edith Wharton’s Old New York. Octavo, four volumes; original blue cloth; original slipcase. Each volume is in near fine condition with the original dust jackets which show just a touch of rubbing and wear. The original slipcase is in very good condition. The nicest example we have seen or handled.
New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1922.
First edition of Wharton’s sweeping epic. Octavo, original blue cloth. Contemporary name to the front pastedwon, near fine in a near dust jacket with light wear and closed tears to the extremities. Uncommon in this condition.
First Edition of Edith Wharton's Pulitzer-Prize Winning Work Age of Innocence in the Rare Original Dust Jacket
New York: D. Appleton, 1920.
First edition of the author’s Pulitzer-Prize winning novel. Octavo, original red cloth. A very good example with some rubbing to the bottom cloth in the rare original unrestored dust jacket with some chips and wear to the spine and panels. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare, especially in the original unrestored dust jacket.
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.
"A seminal work on garden design": First Edition of Edith Wharton's Italian Villas and Their Gardens
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.
"If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more": THE COMPLETE WORKS OF JANE AUSTEN; Finely Bound
The Works of Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, and Emma).
London: Robert Riviere & Sons, c. 1920.
The works of Jane Austen, all six novels of Austen, bound in five volumes. Octavo, bound in three quarters leather, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers, illustrated colored frontispieces, half-titles. Contains Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, and Emma. In near fine condition. A very nice set.
"How Admirable and Beautiful are Eating and Drinking, and What a Great Invention the Human Digestive System is!" First Edition of Frank Schloesser's The Greedy Book in the Original Cloth
London: Gay and Bird, 1906.
First edition of this early anthology of gastronomy-related short stories. Octavo, original yellow cloth, frontispiece, illustrated, top edge gilt, ribbon bound in. In near fine condition. A nice piece of culinary history.
"The Best Way to Learn about Wine is the Drinking": First Edition of Alexis Lichine's Guide to the Wines and Vineyards of France; Inscribed by Him
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979.
First edition of America’s foremost wine connoisseur’s comprehensive guide to the wines of France. Octavo, original half cloth, with 8 pages of photographs and 22 maps. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Ian White who was able to see at Chat. Prieure-L that the 1980’s will be quite promising. Best wishes, Alexis Lichine. Margaux Vendauge 1980.” The recipient, Ian White, received the book during a visit to Lichine’s estate and vineyard in Maurguax, Chateau Prieure-Lichine. Lichine purchased the estate in 1951, the wine produced from its vineyards was classified as one of only ten Fourth Growths in the historic Bourdeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Dust jacket photograph by Neal Slavin.
"Lives of all great men remind us we can make our lives sublime and in dying leave behind us footprints on the sands of time": Signed Quote From Harriet Beecher Stowe
Autographed signed quote from Harriet Beecher Stowe. It reads, “Lives of all great men remind us we can make our lives sublime and in dying leave behind us footprints on the sands of time. HB Stowe.” The quote is from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem A Psalm of Life. In near fine condition. Double matted and framed with a photograph of Beecher Stowe. The entire piece measures 10 inches by 16 inches.