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The Portrait of a Lady by  Henry James - First Edition - 1882 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140940739)

The Portrait of a Lady

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The Portrait of a Lady

by James, Henry

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About This Item

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1882. First Edition. Near Fine. First edition, first printing, first issue ("Copyright 1881." on copyright page, no ads, correct measurement of title page as per Ahearn Henry James APG). [ii], 520 pp. Publisher's dark brown cloth stamped in brown and gilt. A Near Fine copy with light wear to extremities, small scratch to back board, tiny closed tear to ffep, former owner's name on first blank in pencil, rear hinge starting. A nice copy of the classic novel.

Synopsis

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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Bookseller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
140940739
Title
The Portrait of a Lady
Author
James, Henry
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Company
Place of Publication
Boston
Date Published
1882
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in literary first editions and works of cultural and historic significance. We are located in Portland, Oregon and welcome visitors by appointment.

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Cloth
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fine
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hinge
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gilt
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title page
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