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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_1474_1 copy.pdf
"The Story of a Simple Soul."

Half-bound in fawn-colored cloth, with Morroco leather labels.

The book follows the story of Arthur "Artie" Kipps, who is orphaned and lives with his Aunt and Uncle. Wharton was friendly with Wells and owned…

2005_047_1472 copy.pdf
This book's title page is lacking an author but is sandwiched with very elaborately designed pages. The book itself is an anthology that offers advice on things to do with your leisure time.

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_1475 copy.pdf
Title page includes a quote from Wells's personal correspondence: "And the Poor Dears haven't the shadow of a doubt they will live happily ever afterwards."

As one of H.G. Wells' longest novels, this book follows the lives of Marjorie Pope and…

2005_047_1529 copy.pdf
Two book plates inside the front cover. The top one reads, "Edith Wharton. Pavillon Colombe. Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt." The lower one reads, "Land's End. Ex Libris Edith Wharton," and includes a small image of a ship. Signed: "E.N. Jones From Mrs.…

2005_047_1528 copy.pdf
Cover is worn with a faded gold seal. Title page is torn and and discolored in the lower right corner. Illustrated.

2005_047_1486 copy.pdf
“Saltwood Castle” is written in pencil on the first page. The title page states that Wharton is also the author of The Greater Inclination. This page also includes an intricate design in red ink, similar to that of the one in The Greater Inclination,…

2005_047_1485 copy.pdf
This edition combines two separate pieces of work by Wharton, The Greater Inclination and The Touchstone, into one book. On the first page in pencil penmanship are the labels, “The Garden House,” and “Saltwood.” White and brown aging spots are…

2005_047_1525 copy.pdf
Contains an inscription from the author on the fly, written in blue ink: "For Mrs Wharton. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to be your bibliographer. Lawson McClung Melish February 23, 1927.” Some evidence of dampstain and water damage is…

2005_047_1524 copy.pdf
An adaption of Wharton's novel for the stage. Includes a new forward by Wharton. An error has been marked in pencil in the forward.Title page indicates that this edition was "suggested by a dramatization by Lowell Barrington"

2005_047_1523 copy.pdf
A dramatic adaption of Wharton's novella. Ramsden states that there are “23 holographic corrections" included in the text. The Front Cover is black with gold letters of the title and author’s names.The next page just has the name of the story on it,…

A Backward Glance I.pdf
Bound in black leather with gilt-stamped decorations (Wharton's signature) on the cover. Tipped in at the front, there is a list of "Misprints" in Wharton's hand. However, none of the listed corrections were successfully incorporated into subsequent…

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…
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