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_1497 copy.pdf
A first edition of Wharton's book. On the left side page, the inscription reads "H.E.J from E.W. January 1909". According to Ramsden, H.E.J stands for Harry Jones. We can assume that this book was given to Jones from Wharton and that it is his own…

2005_047_1496 copy.pdf
Edward Wharton's copy, which includes his signature. The inscription says, "'The Mount' Lenox", suggesting this copy was kept there. It also includes an inscription of the date it was published, October 1907. It has thin pages. It is a first edition…

2005_047_1494 copy.pdf
Signed by Wharton herself. The illustrations from this book have been removed by Wharton, thus resulting in a pencil line through the sentence "with illustrations by A.B. Wenzell." There are mold spots on the inside pages. The cover has a red binding…

2005_047_1493 copy.pdf
Walter Berry's copy, complete with his ownership signature in the top left corner. It includes an illustration of vines, pillars, and angels. The illustration is done in red. This illustration was only included in the first edition.

One of a rare edition of total 400 copies printed on handmade paper and bound in paper wrappers. Signed / inscribed by Walter Berry on the fly: "Edith Wharton." Another, later inscription, "Sheelagh from George," is also included on the fly. The…
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