WHARTON, Edith. The Valley Of Decision. (FIRST EDITION - PRESENTATION COPY - 1902)

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TITLE: The Valley Of Decision.

PUBLISHER: NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1902.

DESCRIPTION: FIRST EDITION PRESENTATION COPY. 2 vol., inscribed by Wharton on the front blank endleaf "For Miss Ward. With the Kindest regards of Edith Wharton March 10th, 1902."  Bound in the publisher's original red cloth, gilt lettered spine, top edges gilt, others uncut.  Housed in a red cloth clam shell slipcase, gilt lettered red morocco spine label.

CONDITION: Bookplate of H. Bradly Martin his sale Sotheby's NY Jan. 30-31, 1990 Lot #2266, bookplate to lower corner of rear pastedown in each volume "Duplicate withdrawn from University of Virginia Library", outer hinges fine, inner hinges starting, head and foot of spines lightly rubbed, internally clean and bright.  

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Accompanying this item is a letter on Yale University letterhead dated 1990 explaining the association of Miss. Ward to Edith Wharton.