THE BOOK OF THE HOMELESS. Edith Wharton.

THE BOOK OF THE HOMELESS.

(Le Livre des Sans-Foyer). Original Articles in Verse and Prose / Illustrations reproduced from Original Paintings & Drawings. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1916. Original decorative paper-covered boards, with red-brown cloth spine.

First (and only) Edition, which is believed to have consisted of 2000 trade copies, some of which were sent to England where they were equipped with Macmillan title pages. (There were also limited issues of 50 and 125 numbered copies.) Edited and organized by Edith Wharton, this book's proceeds went to the people of Belgium and France made homeless by the Great War -- especially the child refugees from Flanders. Following an introduction by Theodore Roosevelt, the literary contributors include Sarah Bernhardt, Laurence Binyon, Rupert Brooke, Jean Cocteau, Joseph Conrad ("Poland Revisited"), John Galsworthy, Thomas Hardy, Henry James, Alice Meynell, George Santayana, Igor Stravinsky, Edith Wharton and W. B. Yeats; the artistic contributors include Max Beerbohm, Charles Dana Gibson, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Auguste Rodin and John Singer Sargent.~As for condition, this copy is fine and bright (the book was issued without a printed dust jacket). Garrison D1 (Wharton); Edel & Laurence B35a (James). Item #13018

Price: $425.00

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