CERTAIN PEOPLE. Edith Wharton.


New York | London: D. Appleton and Company, 1930. Original dark blue cloth stamped in gilt, with dust jacket.

First Edition, first printing, with a "(1)" at the end of the text and the smaller publisher's symbol on the title page. CERTAIN PEOPLE is a collection of six short stories, some of which deal with people who generally are the same approximate age (68) as the author -- for example (quoting from the dust jacket):

One story ["The Refugees"] tells of the rather pathetic Professor Durand and a forlorn spinster, Audrey Rushworth, who in the scene of England at the outset of the [Great] War, mistake each other for refugees, since each to the other appears bedraggled and woebegone... "After Holbein," undoubtedly one of the finest stories to have ever come from Mrs. Wharton's pen, is a glimpse at the old age of two grand, yet pitiable, members of New York society.

This is a fine, bright copy, in a jacket that is close-to-fine (there is a tiny bit of wear at the upper corners of the spine, and as usual the jacket's spine is lightly sunned). Garrison A44.I.a. Item #14603

Price: $295.00

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