Welcome to Edith Wharton's Library! This site displays searchable image files for the books contained in Wharton's library at The Mount, her historic estate in Lenox, MA.

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A Backward Glance I.pdf
Bound in black leather with gilt-stamped decorations (Wharton's signature) on the cover. Tipped in at the front, there is a list of "Misprints" in Wharton's hand. However, none of the listed corrections were successfully incorporated into subsequent…

2005_047_1530 Pt I.pdf
Inside front cover bears the inscription "'Who can stray from me? I follow you whoever you are from the present hour.' Washington April 1898," which Ramsden attributes to Walter Berry. Book appears to be in delicate condition, with water stains…

2005_047_1185_3 copy.pdf
This is the third volume of six volumes in three. This is a New Library Edition. This work is published by G. P. Putnam's Son's Knickerbocker Press.  Lithographic reproduction of a water-color by C. M. Russell on verso of fly, showing Native…

Binding by Gruel, in full crimson morocco with marbled endpapers and all edges gilt. The book is kept in a fleece-lined slip case. Ramsden's catalog includes this footnote, a quotation from Wharton's A Backward Glance, p. 292: “I happened to one day…
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