29 June 2005
JAMES, Henry (1843-1916). Washington Square. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1881.
12o. Frontispiece and five illustrations by George du Maurier. Original dark olive green cloth, stamped in reddish-brown and gilt (minor rubbing to extremities).
FIRST EDITION. A very good copy of a rare example of an illustrated James first edition. The bleak story of a young girl victimized by the two men in her life (her father and her suitor) was first adapted into film in 1949 under the title "The Heiress." A more recent version was made in 1997, starring Albert Finney. BAL 10551; Edel & Laurence a15A.
[With:] JAMES. The Portrait of a Lady. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1882. 8o. (A pale dampstain in lower margins.) Original decorated green cloth (minor wear to extremities). FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. BAL 10554; Edel & Laurence A16b. (2)
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