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EXCEPTIONALLY RARE PRE-PUBLICATION COPY OF THE FRUIT OF THE TREE, INSCRIBED BY EDITH WARTON IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION TO HER CLOSE FRIEND AND FELLOW NOVELIST ROBERT GRANT

WHARTON, Edith. The Fruit of the Tree. New York, 1907.

Rare pre-publication copy of Wharton's classic novel about the tragic results of unregulated industry and the need for labor reform, inscribed to Wharton's close friend and fellow author in the year of publication: "Robert Grant from Edith Wharton. Oct. 1907." $8500.

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"WITH LOVE FROM EDITH": THE GODS ARRIVE, 1932, INSCRIBED BY EDITH WHARTON

WHARTON, Edith. Gods Arrive. New York: London, 1932.

First edition of the last novel Wharton completed, the work she considered her "greatest challenge," praised as one of her "final attempts to sum up the artist's life," a lovely presentation copy inscribed by her in the month of publication, "For Simon & Molly With love from Edith, September 1932." $6800.

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"IT WAS THAT NIGHT THAT I FOUND THE CLUE TO ETHAN FROME"

WHARTON, Edith. Ethan Frome. New York, 1911.

First edition, first issue, of Wharton's greatest tragic story, a "grim tale of a bud of romance ice-bound and turned into a frozen horror in the frigid setting of a New England winter landscape" (New York Times). A lovely copy handsomely housed in a custom half-morocco box. $2600.

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