First American Edition of Henry James' The Princess Casamassima

  • The Princess Casamassima.

The Princess Casamassima.


Item Number: 81260

New York: Macmillan and Co, 1886.

First edition of this early novel in the extensive James canon. Octavo, original blue cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine. In very good condition.


Originally published in The Atlantic Monthly in 1885, this later James novel concerns a young female bookseller who becomes involved in a radical terrorist assassination plot. Unusual to James for its violent plot, the novel is often paired with his more popular novel, The Bostonians, published the same year which is also concerned with political issues.  

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