THE BOOK OF THE HOMELESS Le Livre des Sans-Foyer
(Wharton, Edith [ed]).
Price: 500.00 USD
New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1916, First edition. Trade issue. 4to, 155pp; gray boards stamped in black and green with red cloth spine stamped in gold. A few tissue-guards lacking; rear endpapers age-toned; a touch of foxing to fore-edge.; minor scratch to front cover very fresh, near fine copy of this title with the original tissue-guards for the illustrations generally present. Printed by D.B. Updike at The Merrymount Press. Title page and other decorations by Rudolph Ruzicka. Preface by Edith Wharton. Introduction by Theodore Roosevelt. Contributions by Sarah Bernhardt, Joseph Conrad, Thomas Hardy, Henry James, et al. Plates, both black and white and color, of works by Charles Dana Gibson, Monet, Renoir, and others. The charcoal sketch Renoir drew of his son, wounded at the front, "the most moving image in the collection", may have been the origin of Wharton's only World War I novel, THE SON AT THE FRONT. Garrison D.I.I.a.