1907 The American Scene
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First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding
The first edition of this work from Henry James, published a week prior to the US first edition.
Only one printing, of 1,500 copies, of this first edition was produced. This copy is one of 700 copies in a later issue remainder binding, with only a single-ruled blind border to the front board, and without the gilt top edge of the first issue binding. Edel, A63a.
'The American Scene' is a travel work, documenting the author's American tour from August 1904 to July 1905. During this time, he travelled the entire country, and delivered public lectures to earn money.
The places he visits include New England, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, Florida, and more.
With a six page catalogue to the rear.
In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, exceptionally bright. Bumping to back strip head and tail. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and bright.
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