The House of Mirth. Illustrations by Eric Holzman; Introduction by Bel Mooney. Edith Wharton.
The House of Mirth. Illustrations by Eric Holzman; Introduction by Bel Mooney.

The House of Mirth. Illustrations by Eric Holzman; Introduction by Bel Mooney.

London: The Folio Society, 1990. xiii, 301p., sepia plates as called for, hardbound in 9.5x6 inch cloth boards spine-titled elegantly in gilt, the cloth is imprinted with calla lillies in earth colors (by Holzman? the protagonist's name is Lily), a wrap-around image with variant lillies front and back. Very pretty. The book is enclosed in a cream-colored slipcase, this shows a little wear, while the book itself is totally sound, clean, unmarked, unmolested.

Bel Mooney explains that Wharton's title is from the Bible: "The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth;" Ecclesiastes 7:4.

Cat.No: 248084

Price: $18.00