Welcome to my sale for the following item:

Published 1949 - Still with Dustjacket

!! - FOR ONLY AU$28.99 - !!
About 2/3 this amount in US$

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Here's your chance to secure this antique hardcover copy of the classic novel "The American" by Henry James. Originally published in 1876, this 1st edition from "The Chiltern Library" (John Lehmann & Son, London) was published in 1949 and follows the text of the New York Edition of 1909.

As you can see from the photos below, this book is in an excellent condition for its age. The dust-jacket, while obviously a bit torn and tattered, is nonetheless intact, and most importantly has done its job of protecting the hard-cover admirably. The cover of blue cloth has seen little wear accordingly, and the spine has only seen some slight fading either end. Most of the gold detail on it is intact, and of course the spine still does a great job of holding the covers and pages together.

All 345 pages are not only intact, but most are in a fantastically preserved state. There are no rips, stains, or creases, and the only spots are faint and occasional ones along the far side edge. There has been hardly any yellowing in the last half-century, and all the pages lie nice and flat with no sign of warping. There are no scribbles within, and the only defacement is a small shop sticker inside the front cover.

Like I said, this book is really well preserved, and is a must for admirers of Henry James, collectors of antique books, and lovers of fine, classic literature in general. 

This item is going out cheap, so hurry up and grab it before someone else beats you to it!

Please feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions regarding this item. Don't forget to check out my other sales (and eBay auctions) and combine postage & packing on items! And feel free to inspect my eBay Feedback page to see how happy my customers from Australia, the U.S., and the U.K. are with my goods and service!

Rest assured this item will be packed with safe arrival in mind!
Insurance and/or Registering of mail available upon request.


Will consolidate postage costs if you have purchased 2 or more items (where possible)

Buyer to pay exact postage to your zone, plus a fee of AU$1.70 for packaging.

Please feel free to enquire about delivery costs before bidding, or rest secure in the knowledge that I will get you the cheapest rate possible.
Payment: in Australian or U.S. Dollars
Australian Buyers: Direct Deposit (preferred) -
- Money Order - Cheque - Concealed Cash
and/or Postage Stamps
International Buyers: PayPal (in US Dollars - add 10% for processing) - Paymate (NO Registration Required!)International Money Order (add AU$10 for processing) - Bank Draft
Please note that while PayPal is my preferred method of accepting international payments, I'm forced to charge the buyer the bulk of the receiving / conversion / withdrawal fees (which can climb over the average 10.9% on smaller amounts, since it costs $1 to withdraw! And I have to pay for the postage somehow!). 
Also note that IMOs may take 3-6 weeks to clear.

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Many thanks for checking out this item. If you wish to purchase it, please click here and send me your location so I can work out postage and get the total back to you promptly. Of course, if you are planning to buy more than one, let me know the other item(s) too.

Upon receiving payment, you will be notified, and your item will be shipped within 2 working days (the following working day in most cases). I will endeavour to make sure it is securely packed and at your door as soon as possible.

Please note that recycled protective packaging may be used in the packing of this item, in an effort to not only save you money, but to lower the impact on the environment. Any savings on the cost of packing materials will be yours, and reflected in the postage fee (a handling fee of AU$0.50c may still apply - this covers tape, etc).

Also note that I assume no responsibility for items that don't show up. I will, of course, do my part in tracking down items that were Registered, as well as help in any insurance claims. However, I haven't had any lost mail coming or going internationally or within Australia (still, insurance and/or registering can be arranged for your piece of mind).

Thanks again, and HAPPY BROWSING!