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The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

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Step into the world of Henry James with The Portrait of a Lady, an exploration of freedom, responsibility, and betrayal in society. Published by Easton Press in Norwalk, Connecticut in 1978, this First Edition and First Printing hardcover book invites you to journey through the intricacies of the human heart.

This fine, leather-bound edition accentuates the timeless value of James's narrative with its 22kt gold accents. Every page is printed on archival paper, ensuring that the book remains a long-lasting addition to your collection. The gilded edges add to the aesthetic appeal, turning every page into a moment of delight.

The endsheets of the book are crafted from moire fabric, offering a pleasing touch with every opening and closing of the book. Further enhancing the reading experience, a silk ribbon page marker elegantly marks your progress through the novel.

The quality of the binding is unparalleled, with Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints ensuring a robust yet graceful spine.

This edition of The Portrait of a Lady is not just a book—it's a celebration of literature's enduring allure. It is a must-have for any Henry James enthusiast, lovers of classic literature, and collectors of finely bound books. Immerse yourself in James's deft exploration of character and society with this exclusive edition—a true piece of literary history. Secure your copy today and treasure this testament to literature's power to captivate and enlighten.


The Portrait of a Lady is meticulously crafted using high-quality materials to ensure a luxurious reading experience.

This edition features a hardcover binding made from premium leather, offering durability and a sophisticated touch. The pages are printed on archival paper, guaranteeing long-lasting quality and preserving the book's content for years to come.

Additionally, the book showcases gilded edges, adding a touch of elegance to every page. The endsheets are crafted from luxurious moire fabric, providing a pleasing tactile experience when opening and closing the book.

With its exquisite materials and attention to detail, this edition of The Portrait of a Lady exemplifies the highest standards of bookmaking, making it a valuable addition to any collection.

Book Care

To ensure the long-lasting beauty and preservation of The Portrait of a Lady, it is important to follow proper book care techniques:

  • Handle the book with clean hands to avoid transferring oils and dirt onto the pages.
  • Store the book in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures, which can cause damage.
  • Use a bookmark or a silk ribbon page marker to prevent creasing or bending of the pages.
  • Avoid placing heavy objects on top of the book to prevent crushing or damaging the binding.
  • Keep the book away from moisture and liquids to prevent staining or warping of the pages.
  • If necessary, use a soft, dry cloth to gently clean the cover and remove any dust or debris.

By following these simple book care guidelines, you can ensure that The Portrait of a Lady remains a cherished and well-preserved part of your collection for years to come.


The Portrait of a Lady edition offers the following specifications:

  • Author: Henry James
  • Publication Year: 1978
  • First Edition and First Printing
  • Hardcover Binding
  • Leather Cover with 22kt Gold Accents
  • Archival Paper
  • Gilded Edges
  • Moire Fabric Endsheets
  • Smyth Sewing and Concealed Muslin Joints
  • Silk Ribbon Page Marker
  • Dimensions: 10 1/2” x 7 5/8

These specifications showcase the meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail that make this edition of The Portrait of a Lady a true collector's item.

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