1898, 1st UK edition. London ; New York : B.T. Batsford ; C. Scribner's Sons. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked, blind-tooled cloth. Panel edges slightly dulled and rubbed. Bumped corners. Light tanning to page margins. Remains well-preserved overall. Provenance: Bookplate of Evelyn Sands to front pastedown. Item #394608
Physical description: xxii, 204 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. Notes: First UK edition of Edith Wharton's first book. Originally published in 1897. Includes index. "Books consulted": pages xii-xvii. Contents: The historical tradition.--Rooms in general.--Walls.--Doors.--Windows.--Fireplaces.--Ceilings and floors.--Entrance and vestibule.--Hall and stairs.--The drawing room, boudoir and morning room.--Gala rooms: ballroom, saloon, music-room, gallery.--The library, smoking room and 'den'.--The dining room.--Bedrooms.--The school-room and nursery.--Bric-a-brac. Subjects: Interior decoration; Interior design; House decoration; Interior design : History; Edith Wharton.