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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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WHARTON’S ITALIAN VILLAS AND THEIR GARDENS

WHARTON, Edith. Italian Villas and Their Gardens. London, 1904.

First edition, English issue (simultaneous with the American issue), of this famous treatise on “Italian garden-magic,” with 45 full-page plates, including 26 illustrations by Maxfield Parrish (15 in color), seven in-text and 19 black-and-white photographic illustrations. $3500.

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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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