The Book of the Homeless (Le Livre de Sans-Foyer). Edith Wharton.
The Book of the Homeless (Le Livre de Sans-Foyer)
The Book of the Homeless (Le Livre de Sans-Foyer)
The Book of the Homeless (Le Livre de Sans-Foyer)
The Book of the Homeless (Le Livre de Sans-Foyer)

The Book of the Homeless (Le Livre de Sans-Foyer)

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1916. Limited edition. Illustrations in color and black & white. Hardcover. Quarto. xxvi, 155 pages. Near fine. Printed dark gray paper over boards with dark orange cloth spine titled in gilt. Some minor extremity rubs. No prior ownership marks. Faint water tide marks to lower margins of some scattered leaves.

The ambitious project, edited by Edith Wharton, to benefit civilians displaced by World War I. Contains essays, poetry, art, and music from nearly 60 contributors, including the likes of Sarah Bernhardt, Rupert Brooke, George Santayana, Margaret Woods, John Singer Sargent, Claude Monet, Agnes Repplier, W. B. Yeats, and more. Introduction by Theodore Roosevelt.

Regular edition printed by Daniel B. Updike at the Merrymount Press, with extra title page engraved on wood by Rudolph Ruicka. Numerous tissue-guarded illustrations.

Ref. Updike & Smith, Notes on the Merrymount Press #451.


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