Boston and New York / Cambridge: Houghton, Mifflin and Company / The Riverside Press, 1890. 2nd Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Item #2328565
2nd printing, issued the same year as the first edition, which comprised 1014 copies of volume 1 and 1020 copies of volume 2, this second printing issued in only 278 copies (Phillips p. 37; Edel & Laurence A34; BAL 10590, printing 2). Spines toned, boards lightly soiled, ink name on front endpaper of first volume, front endpaper removed from second volume.
422; -882 pp. A novel by the author of The Portrait of a Lady, etc., now considered a pioneer in the Modern Movement of literature. First published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly in 1889-1890 and then as a book in 1890. Henry James puts the gimlet eye on an actress and a painter, and the passions they arouse among friends and possible lovers. He also finds inspiration in a character suggested by Oscar Wilde in what scholar Leon Edel calls a witty and sophisticated novel.