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JAMES, Henry.

Rare books by Henry James, including first edition, signed first edition, and finely bound copies of The Bostonians, and The Portrait of a Lady, original letters, and handsome sets of his collected works.

Regularly stocked editions of James’ works include the Galignani edition, the first Collective Edition, the New York edition of the novels and tales, the large format edition and the Complete Tales.

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  1. A Passionate Pilgrim, and Other Tales.

    A Passionate Pilgrim, and Other Tales.

    First edition, first printing, first binding state, with the imprint "Osgood & Co" (without a full stop after the last "o") at the foot of the spine. According to Edel & Laurence, the first printing consisted of 1,500 copies. Learn More
    £975

    Date of Publication: 1875

    Published: Boston

    Stock Code: 91751

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  2. The Madonna of the Future and other tales.

    The Madonna of the Future and other tales.

    In Two Volumes.
    First edition, one of only 500 copies. These six stories had previously been published in America, in Scribner's, Harper's and the Galaxy, and were here collected for the first time and revised throughout. Learn More
    £8,500

    Date of Publication: 1879

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 70986

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  3. Roderick Hudson.

    Roderick Hudson.

    By Henry James, Jr. In three volumes. Revised edition.
    First English edition of James's début novel, published 11 June 1879, in an edition of 500 copies. James began the first novel he would acknowledge in Florence in spring 1874. It was serialized in Howells's Atlantic, then published in book form at Boston, November 1875, in an edition of 1,500 copies. It was thoroughly revised by James (removing, among other things, the chapter-titles, an experiment not to be repeated by him) after his move to London. Learn More
    £7,500

    Date of Publication: 1879

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 72312

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  4. Confidence.

    Confidence.

    First edition, published 10 December 1879 in an edition of only 500 copies. James had become dissatisfied with Macmillan and offered Chatto and Windus "a short novel" in exchange for "a royalty & a certain sum of money down". James made sure of copyright in England by seeing that this was published first, anticipating the 1,500 copies published at Boston on 7 February 1880. Learn More
    £6,750

    Date of Publication: 1880

    Published:

    Stock Code: 70998

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  5. The Diary of a Man of Fifty and A Bundle of Letters.

    The Diary of a Man of Fifty and A Bundle of Letters.

    [Number 135 in the Harper’s Half-Hour Series.]
    First US edition, first printing. Edel and Laurence record three binding variants among which no priority has been established - spine titles in red, both titles to spine in black, and one title to spine in black. This copy bears the titles of both stories in black. Learn More
    £650

    Date of Publication: 1880

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 61003

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  6. Tales of Three Cities.

    Tales of Three Cities.

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: 1884

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 62998

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  7. The Princess Casamassima: A Novel.
    £950

    Date of Publication: 1886

    Published: London and New York

    Stock Code: 47770

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  8. The Reverberator.

    The Reverberator.

    First US edition. Technically the American issue of the first one-volume English edition which followed the two volume version. Learn More
    £150

    Date of Publication: 1888

    Published:

    Stock Code: 63594

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  9. The Sacred Fount.
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    The Sacred Fount.

    First UK edition, first impression, with the second issue ads dated August 1911. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For the unknown friend, Henry James, Nov. 1911". The Sacred Fount sold poorly at its original publication, but, encouraged by the success of The Outcry in 1911, the publisher bound and sold the remaining sheets of the earlier novel, with new ads dated to March and August of 1911. Learn More
    £4,500

    Date of Publication: 1901

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 68222

    Signed: Yes

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  10. The Wings of the Dove.
    £350

    Date of Publication: 1902

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 25489

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  11. The Wings of the Dove.
    £450

    Date of Publication: 1902

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 51833

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  12. The Wings of the Dove.

    The Wings of the Dove.

    First UK edition, first impression, one of 4,000 copies printed, in a variant state omitting the publisher's ads as described by Supino. Learn More
    £475

    Date of Publication: 1902

    Published: Westminster

    Stock Code: 90973

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  13. The Novels and Tales.

    The Novels and Tales.

    The New York edition. The first collected edition complete with the two pendent volumes separately issued in 1917. Rare in such an attractive contemporary binding. Learn More
    £12,500

    Date of Publication: 1907

    Published:

    Stock Code: 61438

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  14. The American Scene.

    The American Scene.

    Second impression, on thicker paper and without the gilt top edge. Learn More
    £175

    Date of Publication: 1907

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 85879

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  15. The American Volunteer Motor-Ambulance Corps in France.

    The American Volunteer Motor-Ambulance Corps in France.

    A Letter to the Editor of an American Journal.
    First edition, and only separate edition; one of 2,000 copies printed. A condensed and "extensively edited" version appeared in the New York World on 4th January 1915, and the essay was only reprinted in full in the posthumous collection Within the Rim (1919). Learn More
    £275

    Date of Publication: 1914

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 106732

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  16. [The novels and stories.]

    [The novels and stories.]

    Large format edition of the final and most complete collected works, with additions and corrections to the New York edition of 1907. A smaller format "pocket edition" was printed from the same plates on appreciably thinner paper and is probably a separate impression. Learn More
    £8,750

    Date of Publication: 1921

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 79760

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  17. The Novels and Tales.

    The Novels and Tales.

    [Including Roderick Hudson; The American; The Europeans; Washington Square; The Portrait of a Lady; The Bostonians; What Masie Knew; The Tragic Muse; The Other House; The Awkward Age; The Sacred Fount; The Wings of the Dove; The Ambassadors; The Turn of the Screw; The Golden Bowl.] Together with The Letters of Henry James.
    Second New York Edition, the first and best collected edition of Henry James' works. Learn More
    £7,500

    Date of Publication: 1922

    Published:

    Stock Code: 68528

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  18. The Unholy Trade Being Letters on the Drama.

    The Unholy Trade Being Letters on the Drama.

    First edition, first printing. An out of series copy from a limited edition of 100 copies. Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: 1923

    Published: Cambridge, MA

    Stock Code: 63644

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  19. The Aspern Papers. A comedy of Letters adapted for the theatre
    signed

    The Aspern Papers. A comedy of Letters adapted for the theatre

    First edition, first impression. With the dramatist's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "for Peter and Molly with love Michael Christmas 1959". Peter Daubeny was the co-producer of this play's first production. Learn More
    £150

    Date of Publication: 1959

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 40580

    Signed: Yes

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  20. The Complete Tales.

    The Complete Tales.

    [Including Roderick Hudson; The American; The Europeans; Washington Square; The Portrait of a Lady; The Bostonians; What Masie Knew; The Tragic Muse; The Other House; The Awkward Age; The Sacred Fount; The Wings of the Dove; The Ambassadors; The Turn of the Screw; The Golden Bowl.] Edited with an Introduction by Leon Edel.
    A very attractively bound set of the works of Henry James. Learn More
    £2,000

    Date of Publication: 1962

    Published:

    Stock Code: 68523

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