Atherton, Gertrude. American Wives and English Husbands: A Novel. New York: International Association of Newspapers and Authors, 1901. 
Green pictorial cloth, the figure of an elegant woman and a crashing tea table on front, image of a crown and money bag on spine, binding with some soil and wear, 7 x 4 3/4 inches, 337 clean pp., tight, old cloth tape repair to binding back top corner.
First published by Dodd, Mead and Company in 1898, this is an attractive early reprint.
"A beautiful San Francisco girl, half Creole, marries the son of an English peer, and their life is not immediately successful. Criticizes Americans as severely as English aristocrats." - Baker, A Guide to the Best English Fiction (1913).
Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton (1857-1948), b. & d. at San Francisco, California,
"American novelist who was noted as an author of fictional biography and history. Atherton began her prolific writing career to escape the restrictions of a stifling marriage...After her husband's death Atherton traveled extensively, and the information she thus accumulated lent vividness to her writing." - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature (1995).