Author: Robertson, William and William Hickling Prescott
Title: The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles the Fifth . . . With an Account of the Emperor's Life after his Abdication
Place Published: Boston
Date Published: 1857
3 volumes. Frontis portrait. 8vo, contemporary brown quarter calf, marbled paper boards and matching endpapers, gilt decorations and lettering. First American Edition.
William Robertson's History of Charles the Fifth, with an afterward by William Hickling Prescott. From the library of Edith Wharton, with her Pavilion Colombe bookplate, designed by D. B. Updike, on the front paste-downs.
Edith Wharton left her library to be divided between Wiliam Tyler and Kenneth Clark, in trust for his son Colin. The Colin Clark portion is now at The Mount, Edith Wharton's home in Lenox, Mass; the Tyler portion was destroyed in the bombing of London in 1940.