New York London: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1914. Lithographs. First Edition. Cloth. 8vo, publisher's original brown cloth with gold lettering on spine and front cover, illustrated with five B&W plates and frontispiece reproduction of William James' sketch by himself , top of page edges gilt / t.e.g., xli, [xlii] + 515 pages. Near Fine / None [Archival mylar added]. Item #6280
Notes of a Son and Brother is an autobiography by Henry James published in 1914. The book covers James' early manhood and tells of "the obscure hurt" that kept him out of the Civil War, his first efforts at writing fiction, and the early death of his beloved cousin, Minny Temple, from tuberculosis.
Henry James OM (1843 – 1916) was an American-British author who was a key figure between literary realism and modernism. Many consider James to be among the greatest novelists in the English language.
Among his most highly regarded novels are The Portrait of a Lady (1881), The Bostonians (1886), The Ambassadors and The Wings of the Dove (1903 & 1902).
SUPERIOR solid, clean copy with slight wear and somewhat faded gilt on covers. Edel and Lawrence: A59, the first edition of 1914. BAL 10679.