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Auction archive: Lot number 397

The Age of Innocence, in dust jacketEdith Wharton

Estimate
US$10,000 - US$15,000
Price realised:
US$10,000
Auction archive: Lot number 397

The Age of Innocence, in dust jacketEdith Wharton

Estimate
US$10,000 - US$15,000
Price realised:
US$10,000
Beschreibung:

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).

Auction archive: Lot number 397
Auction:
Datum:
2 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021
Auction house:
Christie's
King Street, St. James's 8
London, SW1Y 6QT
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7839 9060
+44 (0)20 73892869
Beschreibung:

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).

Auction archive: Lot number 397
Auction:
Datum:
2 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021
Auction house:
Christie's
King Street, St. James's 8
London, SW1Y 6QT
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7839 9060
+44 (0)20 73892869
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