London: Medici Society, 1926. Limited Edition, #69/130. Hardcover. Octavo, , 51,  pages; VG/VG; with blue/grey cloth spine, gray paper-covered boards, in blue/grey dust jacket with black lettering on spine and front cover; remnants of original glassine preset, majority of front cover and both flaps present; two bookplates to front pastedown; "Of this edition of Twelve Poems by Edith Wharton 130 copies have been printed in the Riccardi fount on handmade paper of which 100 are for sale. Copy Number 69" Stamped facsimile of Wharton's signature to limitation page, as usual. MW consignment; shelved case 0. Edith Wharton published about 100 poems during her lifetime and wrote roughly 100 more. In her memoir, "A Backward Glance," Wharton described poetry as "my chiefest passion and my greatest joy." "Twelve Poems" was her last volume of poetry, preceeded only by "Verses" in 1878 and "Artemis to Actaeon and Other Verse" in 1909.; "Twelve Poems" in considered one of the scarcest Edith Wharton items, especially in the original Unrestored Dust Jacket.;. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.
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