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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_1484 copy.pdf
The book cover is black, with the title and an intricate design engraved in gold. The intricate design is contained within a rectangle that takes up a majority of the cover page. The title page includes the same intricate design as the front cover…

2005_047_1536 copy.pdf
Author is listed only as "Author of 'Lady Windermere's Fan'". One edition out of 1,000 (but is not numbered). Cover is blank except for the engraved leaves on the sides. Leather cover. Pencil marking on page 2. Little mold spots on page 3.

2005_047_1458 copy.pdf
Waley translated these select poems from Chinese into English. Includes Edith Wharton's bookplate. The book has many markings, such as on pages 22, 23, 27, 31, 63, and 83.

2005_047_1423_2 copy.pdf
Second volume of two. Red cover framed by a black pattern. Contains Edith Wharton's bookplate and the handwritten label '10. A. 16'. Includes a rotogravure of the author. This book is a compilation of essays, addresses, and reviews on various…

2005_047_1380 copy.pdf
Red cover with gold detailing. The poem In Memoriam has tick marks. One patch on the spine is worn through to binding. Limp leather gilt. The title page bears the Percy Shelley quote, 'Poets are the trumpets which sing to battle. Poets are the…

2005_047_1379_5 copy.pdf
This is the fifth volume of ten. The following pages are have tick marks: 88, 95, and 96.

2005_047_1379_4 copy.pdf
This is the fourth volume of ten. Two notes on page 1, on the poem The Princess; a Medley. 

2005_047_1378_1 copy.pdf
This is the first volume of five. Signed, 'E. N. Jones. Florence' and labeled, 'Box 4.15'. Several dark spots appear on title pages. The poem Idylls of the King has markings on pages 169, 177, 181, 182, 183, 186, 187, 189, and 190. Full velum gilt…

2005_047_1337_22 copy.pdf
Contains Edith Wharton's bookplate and the numbers '22.30'. This is the first volume of a collection of poetry, which includes Stevenson's poetry books A Child's Garden of Verses, Underwoods, Songs of Travel, and Moral Emblems. Some poems are written…

2005_047_1333 copy.pdf
Contains Edith Wharton's bookplate. Includes handwritten notes such as EW, 9R, and 5/-'. The contents page is split into two parts, the first lists each chapter of Jekyll and Hyde, and the second lists the title of each fable. Each chapter of Jekyll…

2005_047_1283 copy.pdf
Red velvet cover with gold detailing. Contain's Wharton's bookplate. Edited by William Sharp. Charles Scribner wrote, 'E.W. For a lover of sonnets- from an old true friend of this little book. Sept. 2 '08'. This inscription has imprinted itself into…

2005_047_1191 copy.pdf
The book is bound in black cloth with gilt decorations. It contains a collection of poems published posthumously by the author's brother, William M. Rossetti. A portrait of the author is included as a frontispiece; water damage is evident in the…

2005_047_1190 copy.pdf
The book is bound in black cloth linen with gilt decorations. There is an inscription on the fly: "Ira from Violet. A little memory of happy days at Plymouth? March 1894." This is followed by lines of poetry copied in French.
Tic marks have been…

2005_047_1104.pdf
Contains a few light markings.

2005_047_0654.pdf
This book follows a play written in response to and a reworking of Caldron's previous work. The field in which Hofmannsthal is working is meta-theater; he tries to revamp the role of God in the game of life and does this very allegorically.

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