"We are never old, that is we never cease easily to be young": First Edition of Henry James' The Middle Years

  • The Middle Years.

The Middle Years.

Item Number: 80107

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917.

First edition of Henry James’ autobiographical account of the years of his mid-life following Notes of a Son and Bother, dictated in the fall of 1914 and published posthumously. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine and front panel, frontispiece portrait of James with tissue guard. In very good condition.

Dictated during the autumn of 1914 without the use of any notes, James' The Middle Years chronicles the years of his mid-life. The book covers the early years of his residence in Europe and his meetings with writers such as George Eliot, Alfred Tennyson, and James Russell Lowell.