New York and London: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1899. from an American Multi-volume Edition. Cloth. Small 8vo (7 1/2" x 5 1/8" x 1 3/8"), black ribbed cloth with gold lettering on spine and facsimile of author's signature on front cover, 456,  pages No dust jacket as issued. Very Good / None. Item #5743
SUPERIOR CONDITION: tight, clean, square copy with minimal wear, with very light age-toning to the pages. Slight ruffling of cloth at top of spine. Single volume from a set. Publisher's copyright is 1899, which is the same as the first edition in brown--not blue--cloth, but with the same number of pages--possibly suggesting this edition is printed from the same plates.
Henry James, OM (1843 – 1916) was an American-turned-British author regarded as a major figure between literary realism and literary modernism. He is considered among the greatest novelists in the English language.
James is best known for novels dealing with the social and marital interplay between emigre Americans, the English, and Europeans. He was repeatedly nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911, 1912, and 1916.
See Edel and Laurence, A53b: width is 1 3/8", which suggests this copy resembles the second issue (p.116). Quarter-sized bookseller's colorful stamp at bottom of rear pastedown near inner margin. Publisher's copyright number is "K-X"