Hard Cover. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1916. First Edition. Fine.
First edition. One of 2000 copies, some of which were sent to England and bound with Macmillan title pages. Original publisher's decorative gray paper-covered boards, rust cloth spine. A very fine, exceptional copy, unusually bright and clean. Garrison D1. Edited by Edith Wharton, The Book of the Homeless is a collection of essays, art, poetry, and musical scores compiled to raise money for those who had been displaced by World War I. Introduced by Theodore Roosevelt, the group features work from many arbiters of art and literature of the time period, from author Henry James to actress Sarah Bernhardt. The first (and only) edition of the book is believed to have consisted of 2,000 trade copies.