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1923 - Wisdom's Daughter

The Life and Love Story of She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed

According to McKay and Scott, the first appearance was as a serialized novel, published in Hutchinson's Magazine in 13 parts from March 1922 through March 1923. A.E. Jackson created 14 illustrations for the serialization.

McKay, Scott, and Whatmore claim that Hutchinson and Company published the first edition in book-form in London on March 9, 1923. Apparently, 11,000 copies were printed, without illustrations, with ads at the end of the book dated Spring 1923.

Doubleday, Page and Company published the first edition in book-form in New York on March 9, 1923. McKay and Scott both agree on the New York publication date, and claim that 7,500 copies comprise the first printing. There are no illustrations, nor ads at the end of the book.

Grosset and Dunlap reprinted this title in America.


I do not own any of the books pictured below, unless noted. I do own copies of both the British and American first editions.

The front cover of the April 1922 HUTCHINSON'S MAGAZINE

This serialization, it is extremely rare. I do not own any of it.

I believe this is an image of the front panel of the British first edition original dust jacket

This DJ is very rare and I do not own a copy

My copy of the British first edition, which was signed by HRH

My copy does not have any ads at the end

Notice how HRH referred to Mrs. Pitt as

"Wisdom's Second Daughter"

The British first edition title-page

The Doubleday first American edition original dust jacket. This DJ is extremely rare. I do not own an original DJ.

My copy of the Doubleday first American edition

Title-page for the American first edition

Hutchinson reprint original DJ

Hutchinson reprint paperback

A Grosset & Dunlap reprint with original DJ that I sold to another collector