Edna His Wife: An American Idyll

Barnes, Margaret Ayer

Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, 1935
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Dust wrapper with light wear top and bottom of spine. Some white showing through on dust wrapper spine (printing error). The author won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel "Years of Grace" in 1931. Dust wrapper not price clipped. No remainder marks. 628 pages. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Edna His Wife: An American Idyll
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Publication Date: 1935
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition

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Book Description Houghton Mifflin. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First edition, second printing. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. In a Good+ Jacket with some edgewear and a sticker to the center of the spine. Seller Inventory # 1209058998

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Book Description Houghton Mifflin, 1935. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Very Good. NICE CONDITION HARDCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN THE TEXT. FRAYING AND WEAR TO TOP AND BOTTOM OF SPINE. ONLY LIGHT WEAR TO COVER. A CLEAN AND SOLID BOOK. Seller Inventory # R-2645

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Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston and New York (1935)
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Book Description Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston and New York, 1935. First. First edition, second printing; small octavo; G-/G-; blue spine with black, red and blue bands to head and tail; dustjacket has moderate edgewear with tearing and fraying, creasing to edges and spine, light staining, age discoloration to covers, tape to corners and edges, protective mylar covering; boards are strong with light staining and discoloration to covers, light bumping to corners; textblock has moderate age-toning, back paste-down has small, 0.5 inch sticker from previous bookseller, otherwise clean; 628pp. Rockville. Seller Inventory # 7-3-1271042

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Book Description Houghton Mifflin Company, 1935. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Poor. 1st Edition. Edna His Wife, an American Idyll by Margaret Ayer Barnes. Inscribed by former Texas governor Miriam A. (Ma) Ferguson: "Love to Helen, Xmas 1935" (the year she left office after her second term). 1st edition (date on title page is the way this publisher indicated first editions). Dust jacket art by C. Leroy Baldridge. Book Condition: good. The text block is in near fine condition with no marks, dog ears, or tears, but the pages are age-tanned. The endpapers are likewise age-tanned and stained. Not a library book nor a remainder. No bookplate, just the inscription from Miriam Ferguson. Tight binding. The blue cloth boards have minor corner bumping and sun fading at the top edges. Likewise, the spine with top fading and bumping (top and bottom). The dust jacket is intact but in poor condition with many tears, spots, and folds. It is price-clipped. Please note that since this book will weigh two pounds with packaging, additional postage will be necessary for any shipments outside the US. Please contact me before buying if you do not live in the US. [From the dust jacket flap] Starting in the days of tandem bicycles, beer gardens, and hansom cabs, this new novel by the author of 'Years of Grace' and 'Within this Present,' marches down the long, exciting years to 1935. When it opens, Edna is a pink-cheeked girl ' keeping company' with a Rock Island brakeman; at the end she is a plump little lady in the middle fifties with a rich husband and a social position in which she is never quite at ease. Through all the vicissitudes of her life, she shows common sense and courage which win and hold our deepest sympathy. Edna is typical of thousands of women to whom wealth and a brilliant husband have failed to bring all the romantic happiness dreamed of when young. The drama of her life, played against an ever-changing back- ground of Chicago, Washington, and New York of yesterday and today, makes one of those completely satisfying stories of American family life in which Mrs. Barnes excels. Edna, His Wife (1935) was later adapted into a play of the same name by Cornelia Otis Skinner. [Wikipedia] Margaret Ayer Barnes (April 8, 1886, Chicago, Illinois - October 25, 1967, Cambridge, Massachusetts) was an American playwright, novelist, and short-story writer. She attended Bryn Mawr College, where she earned an A.B. degree in 1907. She married Cecil Barnes in 1910, and had three sons. In 1920, Barnes was elected alumnae director of Bryn Mawr and served three years. As director, she helped to organize the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in Industry, which offered an alternative educational program for women workers within a traditional institution. Consisting mainly of young, single immigrant women with little to no academic background, the summer program offered courses in progressive education, liberal arts and economics. Women in the program were encouraged to develop confidence as speakers, writers and leaders in the workplace. In 1926, at age 40, she broke her back in a traffic accident, and, with the encouragement of friend and playwright Edward Sheldon, took up writing as a way to occupy her time. Between 1926 and 1930 she wrote several short stories and three plays, including an adaptation of Edith Wharton's novel The Age of Innocence. In 1931 she won the Pulitzer Prize for her first novel, Years of Grace. Seller Inventory # 000437

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Book Description Houghton Mifflin Company, 1935. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Slight spine lean: a bit shaken. A bit of faint sunning at board edges. Wrinkle on rear spine edge. ELse binding quite clean. DJ spine extremities and corners chipped, rubbed. 3/4" closed tear in front top DJ edge. Bit of DJ edgewear. Else DJ clean. ; 628 pages. Seller Inventory # 37283

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Book Description Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston and New York, 1935. Blue Cloth. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition / Second Printing. Minor edge and corner wear, lightly scuffed, some light shelf wear, corners are gently bumped and rubbed, no dust jacket, overall a clean used signed first edition (second printing)! Inscribed by the author on the ffep! Author won the Pulitzer Prize for novels in 1931 for her 1930 novel Years of Grace. Blue cloth with silver lettering on the front board and spine. Very very rare signed first edition! Wonderfully well-preserved! Deckle page edges. 628 very clean unmarked and uncreased historical pages! "Clear, pale October sunlight was shining down on the slanting intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, illuminating with the uncompromising clarity of mid-morning the restless ugliness of the crowded streets. The very buildings that lined them seemed restless, nagging the superficial attention of the passer-by with the motley detail of the signs that plastered them. Printed signs, painted signs, signs on which neon tubes contested with the daylight. Overhead, gaunt, structural skeletons, which night would resolve into glowing legends of toothpaste and love and liquor and food and entertainment, invaded even the tranquillity of the sky." ---- from the Prelude. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Inscribed By the Author. Seller Inventory # 036160

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Book Description Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1935. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 628 pages. First edition, first printing. Dust jacket art by C. Leroy Baldridge. Signed by Barnes on the first sheet. Won the 1931 Pulitzer Prize for her novel "Years of Grace". Fine book in a fine dust jacket with a touch of ribbing to the corners. Price clipped. A beautiful copy!. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 869124579200006

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