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												The Portrait of a Lady: Volume I only (of two) by  Henry JAMES
	 - Hardcover
			 - 1916
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The Portrait of a Lady: Volume I only (of two)

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The Portrait of a Lady: Volume I only (of two)

by JAMES, Henry

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1916. Hardcover. Volume one only (of two) of the highly-regarded novel by Henry James, first published in serial form in 1880. The story is centered around a woman who inherits her father's substantial wealth. With frontis sepia-toned John Singer Sargent painted portrait of Mr. James. --- In full navy cloth-covered boards with titling in gilt to cover and spine; top edge gilt. Volume lacks a dust jacket. --- With noticeable loss of cover gilding, a small tear to cloth at mid-spine, prior owner's signature to front free endpaper, and volume has been exposed to moisture resulting in moderate rippling and a few dampstains, otherwise a sound copy.; Small Octavo - 7-1/2 to 8 in. tall; (8), 427 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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"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [More]
A term used to denote a condition a slight grade better than Good.
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [More]
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]
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing... [More]

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