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24 Aug 2017 16:30 GMT

Edith WHARTON (1862-1937, editor and contributor).

The Book of the Homeless

Unbound in sheets, contributors include: Henry James, Joseph Conrad and Édouard Manet

Published: Scribners, New York, 1916

Edition: limited de luxe

Reserve: $1,500


Estimate: $2500-3500

Bidding opens: 24 Aug 16:30 GMT

Bidding closes: 31 Aug 16:30 GMT

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 Edith WHARTON (editor).

The Book of the Homeless (Le Livre des Sans-Foyer) edited by Edith Wharton. Original Articles in Verse and Prose Illustrations reproduced from Original Paintings & Drawings. The book is sold for the Benefit of the America Hostels for Refugees (with the Foyer Franco-Belge) and of the Children of Flanders Rescue Committee. [Introduction by Theodore Roosevelt]

New York: [printed by D.B. Updike at the Merrymount Press for ] Charles Scribner's Sons, 1916.

Large quarto [i-iv; i-]xxv[xxvi; 1-]155[156; i-iv]. Decorative additional title and 21 mounted plates (most coloured or tinted), 5pp. of facsimiles of autograph music. Largely uncut and unopened.

Condition of contents: very occasional light soiling or small marginal tears.

In sheets, unbound, between the original oatmeal cloth-backed dark green paper-covered boards.

Condition of binding: spine darkened, endpapers toned and slightly chipped.

Unique unbound, uncut and unopened copy of the limited edition: "Of this book, in edition to the regular edition, there have been printed and numbered one hundred and seventy-five copies deluxe, of larger format [all signed by Updike]. Numbers 1-50 on French hand-made paper ... Numbers 51-175 on Van Gelder paper." This copy on Van Gelder paper is numbered 65. Contributors read like a roll-call of the artistic and literary great-and-the-good of the time, they include: Sarah Bernhardt, Laurence Binyon, Rupert Brooke, Jean Cocteau, Joseph Conrad ("Poland Revisited"), John Galsworthy, Thomas Hardy, Henry James, Alice Meynell, George Santayana, Igor Stravinsky, Edith Wharton and W. B. Yeats; the artistic contributors include Max Beerbohm, Charles Dana Gibson, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Auguste Rodin and John Singer Sargent, see Garrison D1 (Wharton); Edel & Laurence B35a (James). ref: 17.056a

  • Binding Condition: Acceptable
  • Overall Condition: Acceptable
  • Size: 12 3/4 x 9 3/4in; 322 x 245mm)

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