Set in the s, The Glimpses of the Moon details the romantic misadventures of Nick Lansing and Susy Branch, a couple with the right connections but not much in the way of funds. They devise a shrewd bargain: they'll marry and spend a year or so sponging off their wealthy friends, honeymooning in their mansions and villas.
As Susy explains, "We should really, in a way, help more than hamper each other. We both know the ropes so well; what one of us didn't see the other might -- in the way of opportunities, I mean. It was made into a silent film of the same name in , but this is now lost.
Octavo, original marbled paper boards. Illustrated with 56 plates. In near fine condition with rubbing. Contemporary bookplate to the front pastedown, near fine in a near dust jacket with light wear and closed tears to the extremities. With 45 full-page plates , including 26 illustrations by Maxfield Parrish 15 in color , seven in-text and 19 black-and-white photographic illustrations.
A nice example. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine and front panel, top edge gilt, frontispiece with tissue guard, illustrated with eight plates by A. In near fine condition, contemporary bookplate to the pastedown. Housed in a custom slipcase. First edition of this wonderfully illustrated work, with text by Wharton.
Octavo, original green cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel. Illustrated by E. Frontispiece and Illustrated throughout. In very good condition.
Glimpses of the Moon
Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine, illustrated with color plates. In near fine condition with a touch of rubbing. A very sharp example. First edition of this collection of six short stories. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some wear to the extremities.
Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine and front panel, gilt topstain. In near fine condition. From the library of Michael Sadleir with his bookplate to the pastedown. Sadleir was a British publisher, novelist, book collector, and bibliographer. Her husband John Middleton Murry persuaded Sadlier to reduce the cuts slightly Murry and Sadleir had founded the avant-garde quarterly Rhythm in After the end of World War I, he served as a British delegate to the Paris Peace Conference, , and worked at the secretariat of the newly formed League of Nations.
As a literary historian, he specialized in 19th century English fiction, notably the work of Anthony Trollope. An exceptional example, with noted provenance. Octavo, original red cloth.
In very good with some light toning to the spine. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very good example with some rubbing to the bottom cloth in the rare original unrestored dust jacket with some chips and wear to the spine and panels.
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Rare, especially in the original unrestored dust jacket. In very good with some light wear to the spine.
The Glimpses Of The Moon
In near fine condition, contemporary name to the front free endpaper. A sharp example. First edition of this short story masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine. Octavo, four volumes; original blue cloth; original slipcase. Each volume is in near fine condition with the original dust jackets which show just a touch of rubbing and wear. The original slipcase is in very good condition. The nicest example we have seen or handled. In near fine condition contemporary name to the front free endpaper. A very nice example.
First edition of this work by the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. It is interesting just for knowing it was her first attempt, but other than that, a very dull read. I wonder if the happy ending was the problem. I have just finished listening to the novel as an audio book. The narrator was excellent and her characterisations were perfect. Despite the fact that the story is set in a past social milieu which may appear dated now, the narrative I believe has universal relevance.
How often today does romantic love become thwarted or undermined because of social or economic factors? Where minor sources of angst between a loving couple are magnified by external pressures? As for the happy ending — from the subjective viewpoint of reader response — I welcomed it. Real life experience is far too bitter. Comments RSS. You are commenting using your WordPress.
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