Item #019799 TWELVE POEMS. Edith WHARTON.


London: The Medici Society, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Blue cloth-backed boards in the original and very scarce dustwrapper with the name and title printed on the front panel and spine along with the remnants of a cellophane dustwrapper, likely not originally issued with the book but which has been on it for a long time. Copy #69 of only 130 SIGNED by Wharton, one of her scarcest titles and the only one issued in a SIGNED limited edition. Garrison A40 (wrongly claiming the signature is a stamped facsimile). Small armorial bookplate of Limur at the top of the front pastedown with the larger bookplate of Charlotte Emily Purcell dated May 29, 1937, below it. Pencil note in upper left corner of the front endpaper stating that only 10 copies in this country were issued. Laid in is a 1981 invoice from John Howell along with a letter to the purchaser from Warren Howell. About Fine in a close to Fine and scarce dustwrapper with minor browning to the spine and chipping to the spine tips. Item #019799

Price: $7,500.00

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