Edith Wharton

Twilight Sleep

D. Appleton and Company


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First-edition presentation copy of Wharton's Twilight Sleep with an autographed signed letter tipped in.

  • Edith Wharton (American).
  • New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1927.
  • Inscribed on the half-title to Elizabeth Asquith: "For Elizabeth / Edith / July 1927."
  • Autographed signed letter dated September 27, 1927 to Prince Bibesco tipped in.
  • Publisher's original gilt-stamped purple cloth, pictorial pastedowns and endpapers.

Autographed signed letter reads: "Dear Prince Bibesco, Only a tiresome touch of flu has prevented my writing sooner to congratulate you on the success of "Laguelle" — of what I saw of it, is also of the last act, eloquently reported to me the next morning by Walter Berry, who made me more than ever regret that I lived in the suburbs, I had to leave before it was over — I enjoyed immensely some of your travailles — especially the brilliant 'Curtain' of Act I, a real bit of dramatic synthesis — & also 'on ne regarde pas la nuit - & c.' I hope the play is first day success — full, before audiences as appreciative of its wit as your first — _ _ _ _ etc. Yours ever sincerely Edith Wharton."

Condition Report
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Spine sunned.

Back corners slightly rubbed.

First Edition, Signed
Association items, Modern first editions, Letters, Novels
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