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THE MIDDLE YEARS - First Edition by  Henry James - First Edition - 1917 - from Antiquarian Book Shop and Biblio.com

THE MIDDLE YEARS - First Edition

by James, Henry

Condition: Very Good+


New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Very Good+. 1917. First Edition. Hardcover. 120 pages; 8vo. 119 pp. Frontispiece portrait (gravure from a photograph) . Publisher's olive-grey smooth ("sateen") cloth. The spine shows a tiny ding to the cloth along the gutter, and a minor chip (no loss) at the top edge. Pages 6 & 7 show a modest brown stain (from an inserted clipping? -- no longer present) . A pleasant copy of this posthumously published book (which was intended to be longer; this was edited by Percy Lubbock from dictation made by James in 1914) . First American edition. BAL 10700; Edel & Laurence A79b -- (one of 1, 275 copies printed). ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. .


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