The Portrait of a Lady. Henry JAMES.
The Portrait of a Lady.
The Portrait of a Lady.

The Portrait of a Lady.

New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1967. Hardcover. Illustrations by Colleen Browning. Introduction by R.W. Stallman. Small 4to. Burgundy cloth spine with gilt lettering and hand marbled paper over boards, slipcase. xii, 516pp. 16 full-page color plates. Fine/very good. Slightest bit of slipcase edgewear. Item #47720

Superb, bright, tight copy of one of this American-British author's finest major novels, first published in 1881. Rear colophon notes limitation of 1500 numbered copies (this #241) boldly signed by illustrator Browning -- but that's not all, as this special copy bears autograph additions from two stars of the 1996 film version. At top of front flyleaf is a 4¼" X 2 2/3" orange decorative-edged bookplate boldly signed in black fineline by JOHN GIELGUD (1904-2000), who plays Mr. Touchett; and below this is a heavy stock 5" X 3" card signed huge and bold in red fineline by SHELLEY WINTERS (1920-2006), who plays his wife, Mrs. Touchett. Winters' original transmittal envelope and "Monthly Letter" laid in. NEWMAN 391.

Price: $175.00

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