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Life Sketches (The Leather Bound Library of Easton Press Signed First Editions)

By: Hersey, John

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2277188

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on front flyleaf. Minor discoloration of gilt on top page edge, blank publisher's bookplate laid in. 1989 Full-Leather. xi, [1], 377, [3] pp. 8vo. Orange full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. A collection of vignettes on the lives of notable individuals by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Hiroshima (which was named the best piece of 20th century journalism by a panel at NYU). Includes sketches of the lives of: George Van Santvoord; Sinclair Lewis; Henry R. Luce; James Agee... View more info

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Quattrocentisteria (How Sandro Botticelli Saw Simonetta in the Spring)

By: Hewlett, Maurice

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Thomas B. Mosher: 1908

Seller ID: 1905601

Condition: Near Fine


Wrappers faintly toned. 1908 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 60 pp. French wrappers over stiff cardstock. This edition published by Thomas Bird Mosher at his Mosher Press during its career of over 30 years as a private press. Mosher ultimately released over 400 titles in 783 distinct issues, grouped into 14 limited edition series. View more info

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The Road in Tuscany: A Commentary, in Two Volumes

By: Hewlett, Maurice

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201424

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Small light stain on volume 1 spine, volume 1 spine slightly faded. 1904 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 383; xiii, 377, [7] pp. 8vo. A profusely illustrated Italian travelogue, with photogravures, etchings, and woodcuts throughout text. Keywords: TRAVEL ITALY TUSCANY TUSCAN View more info

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Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft

By: Heyerdahl, Thor; Lyon, F.H.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1987

Seller ID: 2285621

Condition: Near Fine


1987 Full-Leather. 303, [1] pp. 8vo. Red full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Black & white photographs, maps preceding text. The classic account of Heyerdahl's journey by raft across the Pacific, which was funded by private loans, along with donations of equipment from the US Army. View more info

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In Strange Quarters: A Story of Constantinople

By: Hodder, Edwin

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton: 1897

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291621

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Front free endpaper removed, hinges a bit weak, ink name on half-title page. 1897 Hard Cover. 312 pp. plus Publisher's Catalog. 8vo. Original red cloth, gilt titles, foliate design. CONTENTS: I. Sir Bazley Takes His Breakfast; II. A Terrible Tale of the Sea; III. A Daring Resolve; IV. En Route. Betrayed. V. Out of the Frying-Pan and Into the Fire; VI. Mobbed!; VII. Before the Pasha and the Cadi; VIII. Sold!; IX. Sir Bazley's Dilemma; X. In the Caique; XI. In the Khan; XII. In the House of Kandopolo; XIII. Waiting for the Trial; XIV. The Burning City; XV. An Awful Night; XVI. Sir... View more info

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Samantha at the World's Fair

By: Holley, Marietta (Josiah Allen's Wife)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls Company: 1893

Seller ID: 2294582

Condition: Very Good


Early reprint ('40th thousand'). Edges rubbed, boards lightly soiled. 1893 Hard Cover. 694 pp. Turquoise cloth, gilt titles, silver and black decorations on front board and spine. Illustrations by 'Baron' Constantin De Grimm throughout. Part of a series of Samantha books satirizing American culture. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Marietta Holley (1836-1926), was an American humorist who used satire to comment on U.S. society and politics. Her successful series of Samantha books feature the character of Samantha Allen, a wise small-town woman, or crackerbox philosopher, who goes on adventures in urban Ameri... View more info

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The Merivale Banks

By: Holmes, Mary J. [Jane]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: G.W. Dillingham Company: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286742

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Rear endpaper splitting along hinge but binding is holding strongly,. 1903 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 318 pp. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt stamped titles and decorations, blind-stamped border and publisher's device. Trade binding with initials 'LW' in gilt lettering on spine base. Frontispiece by Gordon H. Grant. A novel by the popular author who was born in Massachusetts, and ultimately settled in Brockport, New York. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mary Jane Holmes (April 5, 1825 – October 6, 1907) was a bestselling and prolific American author who publis... View more info

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The Abandoned Farm and Connie's Mistake

By: Holmes, Mary J. [Jane]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: G.W. Dillingham Company: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286743

Condition: Good


First edition. Hinges weakening, boards lightly soiled. 1905 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 319, [1] pp. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt stamped titles and decorations, blind-stamped border and publisher's device. Trade binding with initials 'LW' in gilt lettering on spine base. Frontispiece by Gordon H. Grant. A novel by the popular author who was born in Massachusetts, and ultimately settled in Brockport, New York. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mary Jane Holmes (April 5, 1825 – October 6, 1907) was a bestselling and prolific American author who published 39 popular novels, a... View more info

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Gretchen

By: Holmes, Mary J. [Jane]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: G.W. Dillingham Company: 1887

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2286744

Condition: Good


Reprint. Hinges repaired, front free endpaper absent, boards lightly soiled. 1887 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 452, [4] pp. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt stamped titles and decorations, blind-stamped border and publisher's device. Trade binding with initials 'LW' in gilt lettering on spine base. Frontispiece by Gordon H. Grant. A novel by the popular author who was born in Massachusetts, and ultimately settled in Brockport, New York. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mary Jane Holmes (April 5, 1825 – October 6, 1907) was a bestselling and prolific American author who published... View more info

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The Iliad, in Contemporary Verse

By: Homer; Fitzgerald, Robert

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1979

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265092

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1979 Hard Cover. 664 pp. 8vo. Brown leather spine, brown cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, brown ribbon marker bound in. Translated into contemporary verse by Robert Fitzgerald, with illustrations by W.T. Mars. View more info

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The Odyssey of Homer in the English Verse Translation (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Homer; Pope, Alexander

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1978

Seller ID: 2275778

Condition: Near Fine


Minor scuffs along edges, blank publisher's bookplate laid in. 1978 Full-Leather. xvi, 357, [7] pp. 10 3/4 x 7 3/8. Original navy blue leather, three raised spine bands, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, gold ribbon marker bound in. Translated into English verse by Alexander Pope, with color frontispiece and classical illustrations by John Flaxman. View more info

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The Iliad of Homer (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Homer; Pope, Alexander; Van Doren, Carl

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1979

Seller ID: 2205667

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine. 1979 Full-Leather. xxx, 478 pp. Tall 8vo. Full black leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, yellow ribbon marker bound in, silk moire endpapers. Color frontispiece and classical illustrations by John Flaxman. Translated into English verse, with an introduction, by Alexander Pope. Also includes publisher's preface, and a note on the translation by Carl Van Doren. View more info

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History of the Belgian People, from the First Authentic Annals to the Present Time, in Three Volumes: From the Earliest Times to the Establishment of Belgian Unity; From the Burgundian Period to the War for Freedom; From the Revolt against Spain to 1914, the Year of Martyrdom (The International Historical Library, Section Two)

By: Horne, Charles F.; Keller, Augustus R.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: The International Historical Society, Incorporated: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2206710

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, #256 of 1500 copies. Owner bookplate on front endpaper of each volume. 1917 Half-Leather. Complete in three volumes. 420; 406; 421 pp. Red leather spine and corners, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt, gilt titles & decorations. Black-and-white frontispieces and several engravings in each volume. View more info

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The Black Cloud

By: Hoyle, Fred; Benford, Gregory

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1986

Seller ID: 2280919

Condition: Near Fine


1986 Full-Leather. 200 pp. 8vo. Full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by Gregory Benford, illustrations by Richard M. Powers. Astronomers in England and America have made a terrifying discovery: an ominous black cloud the size of Jupiter is travelling straight towards our solar system. If their calculations are correct, the cloud's path will bring it between the Earth and the Sun, blocking out the Sun's rays and threatening unimaginable consequences for our planet. With the fate of every living thing on Earth in th... View more info

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Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, in Fourteen Volumes: Good Men and Great; Famous Women; American Statesmen; Eminent Painters; English Authors; Eminent Artists; Eminent Orators; Great Philosophers; Great Reformers; Great Teachers; Great Businessmen; Great Scientists; Great Lovers; Great Musicians [Volumes I - XIV [1-14]], with Guide Book

By: Hubbard, Elbert

Price: $175.00

Publisher: The World Publishing Company: 1928

Seller ID: 2140928

Condition: Near Fine


Small circular discoloration to spine label of each volume (the jackets, designed with a cut-out to view the volume numbers, did not cover this portion of the spine). Edges of guide book lightly rubbed. 1928 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 8vo. Fourteen hardcover volumes -- volumes I - XIV -- plus Guide Book. Original beige blind-stamped cloth, paper spine labels, photographic endpapers. Frontispiece to each volume. A collection of short biographies of famous individuals by Elbert Hubbard, one of the leading figures in the Arts & Crafts movement in the United States, ... View more info

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Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great -- Complete 14 Volume Hardcover Set: Good Men and Great; Famous Women; American Statesmen; Eminent Painters; English Authors; Eminent Artists; Eminent Orators; Great Philosophers; Great Reformers; Great Teachers; Great Businessmen; Great Scientists; Great Lovers; Great Musicians (Memorial Edition) [Volumes I - XIV]

By: Hubbard, Elbert

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Wm. H. Wise & Co.: 1916

Seller ID: 2276944

Condition: Very Good


Corners rubbed with significant loss from heel of volume XIV spine, varying degrees of fading to spine, but otherwise a very good set. 1916 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Fourteen hardcover volumes -- volumes I - XIV. Original brown leatherette with debossed tree design on front boards. Frontispiece to each volume. A collection of short biographies of famous individuals by Elbert Hubbard, one of the leading figures in the Arts & Crafts movement in the United States, who founded the Roycrofters in East Aurora, NY. The hand-crafted items they produced are widely collec... View more info

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Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, in Fourteen Volumes: Good Men and Great; Famous Women; American Statesmen; Eminent Painters; English Authors; Eminent Artists; Eminent Orators; Great Philosophers; Great Reformers; Great Teachers; Great Businessmen; Great Scientists; Great Lovers; Great Musicians (Memorial Edition) [Volumes I - XIV [1-14]]

By: Hubbard, Elbert

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Wm. H. Wise & Co.: 1928

Seller ID: 2280901

Condition: Very Good


Memorial Edition, with subscriber page preceding title page of first volume stating 'This copy of The Memorial Edition in Fourteen Volumes of Elbert Hubbard's Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great has been specially prepared by the Roycrofters in their shops which are in East Aurora, Erie County, New York, for Phoebe Plumb.' A few spines lightly foxed. 1928 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 8vo. Fourteen hardcover volumes -- volumes I - XIV. Original beige cloth, paper spine labels, top edges gilt, dark grey endpapers. Frontispiece to each volume. A collection of sh... View more info

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The Toilers of the Sea

By: Hugo, Victor; Hapgood, Isabel F.; Josephson, Matthew

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1961

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261476

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number IV:26 laid in. Spine faded. 1961 Hard Cover. xix, [5], 578, [1] pp. 8vo. Translated from the original French by Isabel F. Hapgood, with an introduction by Matthew Josephson and wood engravings by Tranquillo Marangoni. Victor Hugo was a prominent French writer during the Romantic movement. Hugo is well known for both his poetry and classic novels such as Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Hugo's writings served as excellent critiques of French political and social issues during his time. Toilers of the Sea is a book that Hugo dedicate... View more info

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Three Plays of Henrik Ibsen: An Enemy of the People / The Wild Duck / Hedda Gabler (Easton Press)

By: Ibsen, Henrik; Gassner, John

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1979

Seller ID: 2207930

Condition: Near Fine


Gray full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. A very nice copy. 1979 Full-Leather. xii, 325, [7] pp. Gray full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Three plays by Henrik Isben: An Enemy of the People, The Wild Duck, Hedda Gabler. Illustrations by John Gassner. An Enemy of the People (original Norwegian title: En folkefiende) is an 1882 play by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. Ibsen wrote it in response to the public outcry against his play Ghosts, which at that time was ... View more info

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Three Plays of Henrik Ibsen: An Enemy of the People / The Wild Duck / Hedda Gabler (Easton Press)

By: Ibsen, Henrik; Gassner, John

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1979

Seller ID: 2276526

Condition: Fine


An exceptional copy. 1979 Full-Leather. xii, 325, [7] pp. Gray full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Three plays by Henrik Isben: An Enemy of the People, The Wild Duck, Hedda Gabler. Illustrations by John Gassner. An Enemy of the People (original Norwegian title: En folkefiende) is an 1882 play by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. Ibsen wrote it in response to the public outcry against his play Ghosts, which at that time was considered scandalous. Ghosts had challenged the hypocrisy of Victorian morality and was deemed indecent ... View more info

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Four Plays (The Franklin Library)

By: Ibsen, Henrik; Le Gallienne, Eva

Price: $8.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1979

Seller ID: 2275975

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 1979 Hard Cover. 403 pp. Red faux leather-bound with gilt decor on boards and gilt page ridges. Illustrated by Tony Eubanks. CONTENTS: A Doll's House; Ghosts; The Wild Duck; Hedda Gabler. View more info

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Bracebridge Hall

By: Irving, Washington

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Macmillan & Co.: 1877

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2285882

Condition: Very Good


Second edition thus. 1877 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 284, [4] pp. 8vo. Original dark green cloth, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt. Illustrations throughout by Randolph Caldecott, after whom the award for illustrated children's books is named. Engraved by J.D. Cooper. A sequel to Old Christmas by the author best known for Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Bracebridge Hall is a novel told in a series of character sketches. View more info

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The Works of Washington Irving, in Twelve Volumes (The Author's Revised Edition): The Alhambra; Bracebridge Hall; Astoria; Captain Bonneville; Life and Voyages of Columbus; The Companions of Columbus; The Crayon Miscellany; Conquest of Granada; Oliver Goldsmith; Mahomet and His Successors; Knickerbocker's New York; Salmagundi; Spanish Papers; Biographies and Miscellanies; The Sketch Book; Tales of a Traveller; Life of Washington; Wolfert's Roost

By: Irving, Washington

Price: $175.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1881

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2270478

Condition: Very Good


Spines a bit faded, edges a bit rubbed, ink name stamp (G.W. Miller) on front flyleaf of each volume. 1881 Half-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. Irving's works in twelve uniform half leather volumes, comprising The Author's Revised Edition. Brown leather spines and corners, marbled boards, endpapers, and edges, gilt titles and decorations. Each volume includes engraved frontispiece protected with tissue guard. Irving is most well-known for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and the tale of Rip Van Winkle, though he also numerous other stories, as well as a biography of President... View more info

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Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

By: Irving, Washington [Knickerbocker, Diedrich]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Macmillan and Co.: 1893

Seller ID: 2283785

Condition: Very Good


Corners a bit rubbed, front free endpaper and frontispiece removed, lightly foxed, pencil name on front flyleaf (Anna Seymour Blake, a graduate of Columbia University who taught at the Pratt Institute). 1893 Hard Cover. xi, [1], 218 pp. Original green cloth, gilt titles and elaborate gilt decorations, engravings from illustrations by George H. Boughton throughout. Two of Irving's most famous stories together in one volume. View more info

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The Discovery and Conquest of the New World. Containing the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus. A Separate Account of the Conquest of Mexico and Peru. A Perfect History of the United Sates.

By: Irving, Washington; Robertson, W. W.; Davenport, Benjamin Rush; Halstead, Murat

Price: $50.00

Publisher: W. H. Ferguson Company, Publishers: 1892

Seller ID: 2292284

Condition: Good


No publisher date, circa 1890. Edges rubbed, page ridges faintly foxed, hinges broken, tear to top corner and along most of width of front free endpaper with no loss. 1892 Hard Cover. xlviii, 922 pp. Nearly 600 engravings. The Discovery and Conquest of the New World. Containing the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus. A Separate Account of the Conquest of Mexico and Peru. A Perfect History of the United Sates. View more info

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The North and South Trilogy: North and South, Love and War, Heaven and Hell (Signed Collector's Edition)

By: Jakes, John

Price: $550.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 2014

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2277124

Condition: Fine


First volume signed without inscription by John Jakes. Publisher's certificate of authenticity signed by author, a witness, and the publisher, laid in. 2014 Full-Leather. Complete in three volumes. 740; 1019; 700 pp. 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, orange ribbon markers bound into each volume. Jakes's classic trilogy of the American Civil War. John Jakes was born in Chicago, graduated from De Pauw University, and earned his M.A. in literature at Ohio State. He worked for fifteen years at various creative posts in advertising before deci... View more info

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Daisy Miller & An International Episode

By: James, Henry

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1892

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2283783

Condition: Very Good


First thus: second edition overall, first illustrated edition (BAL 10768). Spine and edges toned, ink gift note on front endpaper dated Christmas 1892. We have more books available by this author!. Color frontispiece and black-and-white illustrations from drawings by Harry W. McVickar. Two tales which James intended to be complementary [together in one volume]... Young Daisy Miller perplexes, amuses, and charms her stiff but susceptible fellow-American, Frederick Winterbourne. Is she innocent or corrupt? Has he lived too long in Europe to judge her properly? Amid the romantic scenery of Lake G... View more info

Daisy Miller: A Study (The Heritage Press)

By: James, Henry

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1969

Seller ID: 2299130

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass number X:35 laid in. A near fine copy in a near fine slipcase. 1969 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 92 pp. Includes publisher's slipcase. Marbled boards. Illustrated by Gustave Nebel. Daisy Miller is a novella by Henry James. It portrays the courtship of the beautiful American girl Daisy Miller by Winterbourne, a sophisticated compatriot of hers. His pursuit of her is hampered by her own flirtatiousness, which is frowned upon by the other expatriates when they meet in Switzerland and Italy. View more info

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The Ambassadors

By: James, Henry

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1981

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265095

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1981 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xviii, [1], 384 pp. 8vo. Navy blue leather spine, blue cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, blue ribbon marker bound in. Illustrated by Mitchell Hooks. This complex tale of self-discovery (considered by the author to be his best work) traces the path of an aging idealist, Lambert Strether. Arriving in Paris with the intention of persuading his young charge to abandon an obsession with a French woman and return home, Strether reaches unexpected conclusions. View more info

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The Portrait of a Lady

By: James, Henry; Stallman, R.W.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1978

Seller ID: 2205688

Condition: Very Good


Small spot on top page ridge, a few minor scuffs along edges. 1978 Full-Leather. xi, 516 pp. Tall 8vo. Red full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by R.W. Stallman, color illustrations by Colleen Browning. Newly arrived in Europe, Isabel is an independent woman searching for her destiny. Two eligible suitors approach her and are refused. She then becomes utterly captivated by the languid charms of Gilbert Osmond, who thinks only of her money. Through him, she faces a tragic choice. View more info