Item #237874 The Poetical Works. Edith Wharton, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Inscribed by Wharton to her cousin

The Poetical Works.

London: Frederick Warne and Co, 1893.

Price: $5,500.00

About the item

"Reprinted from the Revised American edition, Including Recent Poems" 630 pp. 8vo. Inscribed by Wharton to her cousin. Original gilt-lettered red morocco, a.e.g., remnant of spine laid-in, front board and flyleaf detached, worn and rubbed.

Item #237874

INSCRIBED by Edith Wharton on the half title, with a short poem incorporating Gertrude's farewell to Ophelia. It reads in full:

"Sweets to the sweet & luck to the fair / are applicable both, - / to the girls with the ondule hair, / from her loving cousin / Edith Wharton / July 3rd 1894"

Longfellow was an early admirer of Wharton; he arranged to have one of her adolescent poems published in the ATLANTIC MONTHLY.