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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With illustrations and inscription on the fly: "Edith Wharton With love from one gardener to another Alice Martineau March 1924." Wharton provided the Introduction to another of Martineau's works, Gardening in Sunny Lands (Cobden-Sanderson, 1924).

"A Guide for Amateurs," published through the Country Life library series. With numerous illustrations and photographs.

The volume has been marked in several places by Wharton, who has also added an annotation ("June") to p. 30.

Eighth edition. Contains many engraved wooden illustrations. One image is of a magazine picture of the garden of a Californian home; inscribed above is '10.C.10'. Contains gardening ideas for design and arrangement.

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8th ed. Note at the top of the second page (possible bookseller's mark): “10. C. 10.” Illustration / frontispiece in black and white, showing a rustic home with vegetation surrounding it. The caption to the illustration reads, “An ideal winter home…

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3rd ed. With illustrations by Alfred Parsons, including a frontispiece by him (black and white painting of a natural garden, with Parsons’s signature on the bottom right corner of the illustration along with the date “1880”). The caption to the…

The book describes wilds flowers and plants, in order of their appearance each year in springtime woods. With color plates illustrated by Elsie Louise Shaw.

Contains inscription that reads: "To Edith Wharton from Alice Martineau June 1924"

From "The Country Life Library" series.
Preface by Gertrude Jekyll; illustrated.

Message on title page (in French) to Wharton: "To Mrs. Edith Wharton in remembrance of her beautiful garden at Hyéres R. Caetani"; in wrappers.

Printed for George Kearsley; volume 2 (of 2), with 60 hand-colored engravings by Sydenham Edwards, and other engraved plates. Full calf, gilt lettering on spine, deckled edges, and red and black morocco labels on spine. This volume contains fragments…

Second Edition. Contains illustrations. Decorative gilt cloth. Octavo.
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