Westminster: Archibald Constable and Co., 1902. Original blind-stamped dark blue cloth.
First English Edition, published nine days after the two-volume New York one. This is the memorably tragic tale of Millie Theale, an American girl caught up in the social circles of London and Venice. One of Henry James's better-known works, it was the basis for the 1997 Oscar-nominated film starring Helena Bonham Carter.
This copy does not have the 16 pages of ads found in some but not all copies. It is a near-fine copy, with virtually no external wear or soil (very minor darkening of the spine, rear endpaper slightly cracked); atypically, there is no foxing on the thick wove paper used for this 576-page volume. Supino 56.4.0; Edel & Laurence A56b. Item #14448