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The Middle Years

by James, Henry

Condition: Good+/No Jacket


New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917 In the Editor's Note which precedes the text, Percy Lubbock states that this work, dictated in 1914, "represent[s] all that Henry James lived to write of a volume of autobiographical reminiscences to which he had given the name of one of his own short stories. . .It was designed to follow on 'Notes of a Son and Brother' . . ." Spine and outer margins (about 1") of boards sunned; irregular light spotting to cloth along sunned area of front board. Moderate rubbing/fraying to head of spine; light rubbing to other extremities. Library marks limited to small spine sticker, bookplate affixed to inside front cover, and pocket strip at inside rear cover. Clean and tight.
  • Bookseller: The Curiosity Book Shop US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 12344
  • Title: The Middle Years
  • Author: James, Henry
  • Format/binding: Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Good+
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Ex-Library First Edition.
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1917


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