The Age of Innocence, in dust jacket
Edith Wharton
WHARTON, Edith (1862-1937). The Age of Innocence. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1920.

First edition, first printing, in a first issue dust jacket, without mention of the Columbia (Pulitzer) Prize. Wharton’s book about New York high society during the 1870s captured the Novel prize (as the Fiction award was known for the first three decades of its existence) in 1921. It was the fourth year that the prize was awarded and she was the first woman to receive it.

Octavo. Original cloth (a couple scuffs, spine a little dulled); pictorial dust jacket (restoration, including reinforcement to spine panel and folds, a few closed tears through text, four letters on upper panel with partial facsimile, smaller repaired chips affecting a few letters on other panels); custom box. Provenance: Frederick W. Skiff (bookplate).

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