The Fruit of the Tree.

The Fruit of the Tree.
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1907. 8vo, 633, (4) ads pp. With three full page black and white illustrations by Alonzo Kimball. Original red cloth, the upper cover and backstrip lettered in gilt. A little worn, but a pleasant copy with a picture of Wharton pasted to the front paste-down, First edition. Sumner and Stillman noted of their copy: “First Edition of this novel set against the background of American industry, published in the year the author left America for Europe.~This little-known novel. was considered controversial for its frank treatment of such issues as labor and industrial conditions, drug addiction, mercy killing, desire, and divorce and second marriages.” There was a variant binding in gray/brown cloth. (Item Id: 110812)

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