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												The Portrait of a Lady (Modern Library #107.4) by  Henry JAMES
	 - Hardcover
			 - [c.1960]
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The Portrait of a Lady (Modern Library #107.4)

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The Portrait of a Lady (Modern Library #107.4)

by JAMES, Henry

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New York: The Modern Library / Random House. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. [c.1960]. Hardcover. A Modern Library hardcover reprint edition in jacket of the highly regarded novel by Henry James which first appeared in serial form in 1880-1881. The story is centered around an independent-minded American heiress who seeks her destiny in Europe. Complete and unabridged: both volumes I and II included in this single edition. Includes an introduction by Fred B. Millett. Jacket with E. McKnight Kauffer illustration on cover. --- In Toledano spine 8 / red cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i, verso lists 393 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1960 (though 1951 date appears in book). ML #107.4. --- A bright, tightly-bound, unmarked copy but with dulling to cover and spine gilding. Price-clipped dust jacket with tear to lower front corner, small tears at head of spine and retailer's front flap sticker, otherwise bright, intact and wrapped in removable archival mylar protector.; 12mo - 7 to 7-1/2 in. tall; xxxvii, 428, 438 pages .


The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James was initially published as a serial in Macmillan's Magazine (UK) and The Atlantic Monthly (US) in 1880–81. The story tells of a spirited young American woman, Isabel Archer  — arguably one of Miller’s most memorable characters — as she affronts her destiny only to find it overwhelming. The Portrait of a Lady is James’ most popular novel and is regarded by critics as one of his finest, exploring his characteristic theme of conflict between American individualism and European social custom.

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JAMES, Henry
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Any printing of a book which follows the original edition. By definition, a reprint is not a first edition.
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [More]
A term used to denote a condition a slight grade better than Good.
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
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The page bound on the left side of a book, opposite to the recto page.

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