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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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2005_047_1471_2 copy.pdf
Bound in leather. On the title page, it notes that it was translated with the help of J. Arthur Thompson and Margaret R. Thompson. Weismann promoted Charles Darwin's theories of natural selection and evolution.

2005_047_1471_1 copy.pdf
Bound in leather. On the title page, it notes that it was translated with the help of J. Arthur Thompson and Margaret R. Thompson. Weismann promoted Charles Darwin's theories of natural selection and evolution.

2005_047_1290 copy.pdf
Contains Edith Wharton's bookplate, and the writing '25 W CE. RK. 6/21'. This is a science fiction series of a preface and five plays. It deals thematically with evolution and humanity, spanning in time from B.C. 4004 to A.D. 31,920.

2005_047_1183 copy.pdf
With two of Wharton's bookplates. Wharton has also added her signature to the fly. A pen mark appears on the bottom of page six. This book is part of the International Scientific Series.

George Romanes (1848-1894) was an evolutionary biologist…

2005_047_0860.pdf
Book contains several marked passages, with some annotations. See, for instance, Wharton's note "species" (p. 11) and "Mendelism" (p. 19). In addition to owning other books regarding the work of Gregor Mendel, Wharton also satirically features a…

2005_047_0758.pdf
Book is 2nd edition with a revised and new Preface. Contains inscription by the author: "Mrs Wharton from Edmond Kelly." Several passages are marked. It is in this book that Kelly uses the phrase "the greater inclination" to describe how an…

2005_047_0677_008.pdf
"And Other Anthropological Essays"

This book follows Huxley's interpretations and understandings of evolution. He goes through explaining how man and ape could have evolved from the same ancestor.

This is Volume 7 of 9 in the collection of…

2005_047_0678.pdf
This book follows the life and work of Thomas Huxley edited by his son Leonard. This is one of the most complete biographies of Thomas Huxley and his works as a naturalist talking about evolution, anatomy, and scientific exploration.

Volume 1 (of…

2005_047_0677_10.pdf
"And Other Essays"

This book follows lectures and essays working through the topics of evolution and ethics. Most of the first half was a lecture given to the University of Oxford. This is truly a culmination of his wisdom through his support of…

2005_047_0677_007.pdf
"And Other Anthropological Essays"

This book follows Huxley's interpretations and understandings of evolution. He goes through explaining how man and ape could have evolved from the same ancestor.

This is Volume 7 of 9 in the collection of…

2005_047_0342.pdf
New, revised edition. Wharton named her second collection of short stories (The Descent of Man, 1903) after this text.

2005_047_0341.pdf
Bound in green cloth; considered to be the definitive version of Darwin's The Origins of Species, as it contains Darwin's final additions and corrections.

2005_047_0279.pdf
With a portrait of the author.
Inscription: "From C. Edward."

2005_047_0340.pdf
"By Means of Natural Selection Or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life."
With corrections and additions from newest (6th) and last edition.
Two volumes.
Signed: "Edith Wharton"
Cover features black embossed red fabric.
Some…

2005_047_0339.pdf
"Journal of researches into the natural history and geology of the countries visited during the voyage round the world of H.M.S. 'Beagle' under command of Captain Fitz Roy, R.N."
With illustrations.
Includes frontispiece featuring the H.M.S.…
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