AUTHOR: WHARTON, Edith.
TITLE: Twilight Sleep.
PUBLISHER: NY: D. Appleton and Company, 1927.
DESCRIPTION: FIRST EDITION PRESENTATION COPY WITH AN A.L.S. 1 vol., inscribed on the half-title "For Elizabeth / Edith / July 1927", publisher's original gilt stamped purple cloth, pictorial pastedowns and endpapers.
CONDITION: Spine sunned, hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine, back corners slightly rubbed, internally clean and bright, VERY GOOD.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Tipped to the front endpaper is a 1-1/4 page A.L.S. dated Sept. 27, 1927 which reads "Dear Prince Bibesco, Only a tiresome touch of flu has prevented my writing sooner to congratulate you on the success of "Laguelle" - of what I saw of it, is also of the last act, eloquently reported to me the next morning by Walter Berry, who made me more than ever regret that I lived in the suburbs, I had to leave before it was over - I enjoyed immensely some of your traivailles - especially the brilliant "Curtain" of Act I, a real bit of dramatic synthesis - & also "on ne regarde pas la nuit - & c". I hope the play is first day success - full, before audiences as appreciative of its wit as your first - _ _ _ _ ect. Yours ever sincerely Edith Wharton"
The inscription to Elizabeth is Elizabeth Asquith (1919 - 1945) the wife of Prince Antoine Bibesco (1878 - 1951) a Romanian aristocrat, lawyer, diplomat and writer.