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Confidence.
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JAMES, Henry.

Confidence.

Published: London: Chatto & Windus, 1880

Stock code: 70998

Price: £6,750

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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.

2 volumes, octavo. Original dull olive-brown cloth, carpet pattern in triangular panel in black on covers, lettered in black on front cover and gilt on spine; blue-on-white floral endpapers; Burn & Co binder’s ticket. Housed in a quarter blue morocco slipcase with chemises. With half-titles. Publisher’s ads on thinner stock dated December 1879. Bindings a little dulled and spotted, contents toned. An excellent set.

Bibliography: Edel & Laurence A11a; Supino 11.1.0.

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