1925 · New York
by WHARTON, EDITH.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1925. SPECIAL EDITION. Hardcover. Special presentation edition issued in the same year as the first edition (the printing code at the end of the text has the unusual notation "(S)." This edition is also bound in blue, rather than the maroon cloth of the trade edition, and is approximately an inch taller. With a printed statement from the publisher on the front pastedown noting that this edition was issued to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the American Bookseller's Association and the 100th anniversary of D. Appleton and Co. Also, this edition has, inserted at the rear of the volume, a 96-page supplement on glossy paper, entitled "Portrait of a Publisher" by Grant Overton which presents a chronological history of the publisher,with sketches of several Appleton authors including Edith Wharton. Some small stains to pages 328-335.. Spine a little dull. Otherwise a very good to near fine copy, without dust jacket, probably as issued. An uncommon edition. (Inventory #: 29509)