New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1989. First American Edition. Cloth. Oblong 8vo, green cloth boards, gilt lettering on spijne, with a colour reproduction of "Canterbury Cathedral from the Stour" by Dan Sherrin laid down on the cover, profusely illustrated in color and B&W with reproductions of paintings and other artwork by Constable, Turner, Monet, Pissarro, and others, Mylar-protected dust jacket with the cover's Sherrin painting, 222 pages. Fine / Fine. Item #659
Henry James's articles about England were written for several periodcials from 1870-1890. They appeared in a 1905 collection illustrated by Joseph Pennell. The author's descriptions 'of the English countryside, monuments, university and cathedral cities retain remarkable freshness while his observations on the manners of the English recall other great 19th century novelists. This edition is illustrated with the paintings of Constable, Turner, Monet and other contemporaries and with drawings by Constable and Pennell.