Other Items by James, Henry
- James, Henry With Lord Stratford in the Crimean War. 1883
- James, Henry Commentaries on the Punjab Campaign, 1848-49. 1878
- James, Henry [Drop-head title:] Schoolcraft and Allen – Expedition to North-West Indians. 1834
- James, Henry The American Volunteer Motor-Ambulance Corps in France. 1914
A Novel in Three Volumes.
First edition of James’s enduringly controversial American novel about ideological conflict in 1870s America. Edel & Laurence state that the first printing was of 500 copies, published 16 February 1886, with a second undifferentiated impression of 100 copies the following month.
3 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, boards panelled in black, black coated endpapers. Housed in a dark blue cloth solander box. Spines rolled, slight wear to extremities in places, 1 inch split at head of vol. 3 front joint, short split to cloth at foot of rear board of same vol., minor marks to boards, vol. 2 rear inner hinge cracked, others sound (hairline cracks to vol. 1 rear inner hinge). W. H. Smith’s subscription library labels to front pastedowns, overstamped “sold”, no other library marks. Ownership inscriptions of W. V. Paley, 1887, at head of titles; ownership inscription of Oliver L. Zangwill (1913-1987), British research psychologist and the founder of neuropsychology, to vol. 1 half-title, dated 1938. One or two minor spots or marks in the text; overall a very good copy in unrestored cloth.
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