1912 · London
Early U.K. issue of the first edition of one of Wharton's most widely read novels, though possibly not the most representative of her works; critically acclaimed from its first appearance in 1911, Ethan Frome has been in print continuously ever since, and has become a staple of the Western literary canon. This printing has a cancel title-page dated 1912 instead of 1911, and is the first English printing to incorporate several text corrections as described by Garrison, but is otherwise identical to the Scribners issues of 1911, and shows the expected type batter in "wearily" on p. 135, line 21.
Garrison A.19.1.f. Publisher's cloth, front cover and spine stamped in gold; lacking the very scarce dust jacket, with spine sunned, and cloth wrinkled over lower portion of back cover. Pages clean. (Inventory #: 15731)