THE AWKWARD AGE. A Novel. Henry James.
THE AWKWARD AGE. A Novel.

THE AWKWARD AGE. A Novel.

New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1899. 2 pp undated ads. Original brown cloth.

First American Edition, which consisted of only 1,000 copies (half as many as the English edition published a few weeks earlier). Nanda Brookenham's "awkward age" begins when her mother enters her into the marriage market and ends when she decides to be in charge of her own life.

This copy is what Edel & Laurence calls the primary state, and is Supino's Impression A (but neither Supino nor Blanck attempt to assign precedence): the use of thicker paper (compared to "B") results in leaves bulking just under 1-1/2 inches, and the "s" of the publisher's spine imprint is non-italic. This is a bright copy, fine except for the slightest of rubbing at the corners; the volume is only a little askew, almost-unavoidable for a thick 557-page novel. Supino 53.6.0; Edel & Laurence A53b; Blanck 10636. Item #14728

Price: $250.00

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