MADAME DE TREYMES
Price: 300.00 USD
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1907, First edition. 12mo, 146pp; smooth brown cloth elaborately stamped with blind rules and gilt front and spine. T.e.g. Printed on laid paper. Front foretip a little bumped; touch of wear to tips and ends. A fresh, bright copy. Near fine. Illustrated by Alonzo Kimball with two color plates. Printed by D.B. Updike at The Merrymount Press. Set in France, an unhappily-wed American woman and her American wooer encounter the subtle manipulations of the estranged husband's French family. Such international settings, of course, pervade Henry James' novels and tales. Mrs. Wharton's use of it here, despite her being likened to James by many readers and critics, is unusual. Mrs. Wharton's familiarity with French society lends a special verisimilitude to the novella. Garrison A13.I.a. (Binding A, no priority).