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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_1537 copy.pdf
Poems that Ramsden lists that are in the book: "Ravenna," "Poems," "The Sphinx," and "The Ballad of Reading Gaol." An edition of 600 copies. Printed on Van Gelder handmade paper. Inscription from Walter Berry: "Edith Wharton--from W.B." A symbol on…

2005_047_1473 copy.pdf
The book appears to be in a rather good condition, with a beautiful border around the title pages, along with a portrait of Charles Wells himself. This book contains an introduction by Swinburne, that was added in 1876 and an essay on Rosetti and…

2005_047_1499 copy.pdf
Walter Berry's copy; contains an inscription by Edith Wharton, "W. E." Within the contents list there are four poems ticked. Some passages are marked. There is a newspaper review of the volume laid in at the front.

2005_047_1434_1 copy.pdf
First of two volumes. Edited by E. K. Chambers, with an introduction by Canon Beeching. Heavily marked up. Includes Edith Wharton's bookplate. One flyleaf page has water damage around the perimeter.

2005_047_1434_2 copy.pdf
Second of two volumes. Edited by E. K. Chambers, with an introduction by Canon Beeching. Heavily marked up. Includes Edith Wharton's bookplate. One flyleaf page has water damage around the perimeter.

2005_047_1391 copy.pdf
Fourth edition. Includes two of Edith Wharton's bookplates, and signed, 'Edith Wharton Feb. 1895'. Page 56 has markings. Laurence Housman contributed designs. This book is a collection of poems from the doctor-turned-opium-addicted-writer, Thompson.

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_1337_23 copy.pdf
Second volume. Includes the poetry books Ballads and New Poems. Contains Edith Wharton's bookplate and the handwritten numbers '22.31'. Ballads includes references to a Scottish ghost story. 

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_1191.pdf
This book was edited and published posthumously by the author's brother, William Michael Rossetti. It bears Edith Wharton's bookplate and her signature. One page bearing the portrait of Rosssetti has a watermark in in the top left corner.

2005_047_1190.pdf
Contains Edith Wharton's bookplate. Several poems and page numbers are marked in the Table of Contents and correspondingly marked on pages 105, 137, 147, 192, 194, and 382. Includes designs by D. G. Rossetti (likely Rossetti's brother, Dante…

2005_047_1189.pdf
Signed with Edith Wharton's maiden name, 'Edith Jones Boston Aug 5th 80'. Also inscribed are the letters 'KC', in different handwriting and color than the signature. Illustrations by D. G. Rossetti (likely her brother Dante Gabriel Rossetti),…

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_1132.pdf
Signed “E. N. Jones 1873.” Frontispiece is a portrait of Procter. Bound in half calf dec. gilt.

2005_047_0961.pdf
Blue cloth boards; features a portrait of the artist from a drawing by John Singer Sargent. Meynell was an associate of Wharton's, who met her in England in 1912 (Lee, 242); Wharton went on to include Meynell's work in her Book of the Homeless.
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