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The Middle Years by  Henry James - 1st Edition - 1917 - from Idler Fine Books and Biblio.com

The Middle Years

by James, Henry

Condition: Very Good


London : W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd, 1917 First printing of the first British edition, review copy, with publisher's blind stamp on the title page. Blue-black smooth cloth, lettered in gilt on front cover and spine, frontispiece portrait of Henry James, fore-edges and bottoms of the leaves are untrimmed, 8vo, 117, (1)pp. Book with rubbing to corner edges, chip to crown of spine, shallow chipping to foot of spine, age-toning to title page, spine and cover margins, binding's cracked on a couple pages, else fine.
  • Bookseller: Idler Fine Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 021730
  • Title: The Middle Years
  • Author: James, Henry
  • Illustrator: William Rothenstein [frontispiece]
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1917
  • Keywords: Fiction, Literature.
  • Subjects: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General;


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