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EXTRAORDINARY AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT INTRODUCTION WRITTEN AND SIGNED BY TEDDY ROOSEVELT, WITH BOTH THE FIRST TRADE EDITION OCTAVO EDITION AND THE DELUXE LARGE-PAPER LIMITED QUARTO EDITION, ONE OF ONLY 175 COPIES, OF EDITH WHARTON'S THE BOOK OF THE HOMELESS, 1916, WHERE ROOSEVELT'S INTRODUCTION APPEARED, ILLUSTRATED BY BAKST, MONET, RENOIR, RODIN, AND OTHERS

(ROOSEVELT, Theodore) WHARTON, Edith, editor. Autograph manuscript signed. WITH: The Book of the Homeless (octavo and quarto). Oyster Bay, Long Island and New York, 1915, 1916. Three items.

Exceptional autograph manuscript of the introduction to The Book of the Homeless written and signed by Theodore Roosevelt, accompanied by both the regular first edition (octavo) and the deluxe large-paper first edition (quarto), one of only 125 copies on Van Gelder Paper printed and signed by Daniel B. Updike at the Merrymount Press (out of a total deluxe edition of 175 copies), of this war-relief anthology edited by Wharton, each with an introduction by Theodore Roosevelt, four facsimiles of manuscripts, and 22 illustrations by prominent artists (eight in color). $27,500.

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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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"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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