Hard Cover. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1915. First Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
First edition, first printing. A near fine copy with only some minor wear to the lower edge; in an excellent example of the rare dust jacket with some mild wear, a tiny chip to the upper edge of the front panel, else near fine. An excellent copy in the exceptionally scarce dust jacket. Edith Wharton was living in France when the war broke out in August 1914. Wharton met with soldiers and wrote her first-hand accounts of the devastation the war had upon the villages along the Western Front. Wharton's reverence for France and advocation for American intervention in the war is apparent in her writing. Her essays, written as a travelogue, on the war were published as articles in Scribner's Magazine and The Saturday Evening Post, and were subsequently published here as Fighting France in 1915.