Moth and Rust


This antique hardcover book is bound in crimson cloth with decorative bright gilt lettering framed in a border of moths. The motif is repeated on the spine. Spine is faded, stain to the bottom of spine, some cover soil/wear. Owner's name in pencil on front endpaper; no other known interior markings, tanned page ends. This volume collects the title story, a short novel; "Geoffrey's Wife," a tale of two newlyweds in Paris; "The Pitfall," a satirical critique of Victorian womanhood; and "Let Loose," a ghostly tale with vampiric overtones that appears only in this American edition. Cholmondeley is perhaps best known for her satirical novel "Red Pottage." 308 pages, approx. 5"x8".



  • MOTH AND RUST
  • Mary Cholmondeley
  • Dodd, Mead and Company, 1902
  • First edition