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.
    JAMES, Henry. A Passionate Pilgrim, and Other Tales.

    Boston : 1875

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the first blank, "To Cousin Helen - From her affectionate, Henry James, Jr." and with the pencilled inscription of her father, James's uncle, James Walsh Jr. The recipient was Helen Rodgers Wyckoff Perkins (1807-1887), an elder relative known to the James family as Cousin Helen... Learn More
    £6,000.00

    Stock Code: 132096

  2. A Passionate Pilgrim, and Other Tales.
    JAMES, Henry. A Passionate Pilgrim, and Other Tales.

    Boston : 1875

    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
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 117877

  3. A Passionate Pilgrim, and Other Tales.
    JAMES, Henry. A Passionate Pilgrim, and Other Tales.

    Boston : 1875

    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
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 91751

  4. The Europeans.
    JAMES, Henry. The Europeans.

    Boston : 1879

    First American edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his sister-in-law on the first blank, "Caroline C. James, from Henry James Jr." Caroline "Carrie" James (1851-1931) was the daughter of the prominent Milwaukee businessman Joseph Cary; she married Henry James's younger brother, Wilky, in 1873. The American edition... Learn More
    £6,000.00

    Stock Code: 132090

  5. The Madonna of the Future and other tales.
    JAMES, Henry. The Madonna of the Future and other tales.

    London : 1879

    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the vol. I half-title, "Mrs. Lombard, from her old friend, H. James, Paris. Nov. 3d 1879". The Lombards were from Cambridge, Massachusetts, and friends of the James family. Mrs Lombard (born Harriet H Jones, 1821-1884) often travelled in Europe with her daughters Fanny (Frances, 1840-1914)... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 132087

  6. Daisy Miller: A Study.
    JAMES, Henry. Daisy Miller: A Study.

    London : 1879

    First UK edition of one of James's scarcest and most desirable titles, one of 500 copies. The first two impressions are indistinguishable: it was first published on 15 February 1879 in a print run of 250 copies, with a second impression of 250 copies following in March, lacking any imprint to distinguish it from the first issue. Rare, with just two... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 125130

  7. Roderick Hudson.
    JAMES, Henry. Roderick Hudson.

    London : 1879

    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... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 72312

  8. The Madonna of the Future and other tales.
    JAMES, Henry. The Madonna of the Future and other tales.

    London : 1879

    First edition, published in a very short run of a mere 500 copies. These six stories had previously been published in Scribner's, Harper's and Galaxy in the United States or in James's first book, A Passionate Pilgrim (Boston: Osgood, 1875); although, as James remarks in his "Note", "all these things have been revised and retouched".

    Provenance:... Learn More
    £8,500.00

    Stock Code: 70986

  9. Confidence.
    JAMES, Henry. Confidence.

    1880

    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... Learn More
    £6,750.00

    Stock Code: 70998

  10. 147004
    JAMES, Henry. The Bostonians.

    London : 1886

    First edition, publisher's presentation copy, with purple inkstamp "With the Publisher's Compliments" at the head of each title, and the discreet blindstamps of Rougham Hall, Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk. A superb set from the library of the fastidious book collector Oliver Brett (1881-1963, 3rd Viscount Esher), his sale, Sotheby's, 11-12 March 1968, lot... Learn More
    £20,000.00

    Stock Code: 147004

  11. The Princess Casamassima: A Novel.
    JAMES, Henry. The Princess Casamassima: A Novel.

    London and New York : 1886

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 47770

  12. In the Cage.
    JAMES, Henry. In the Cage.

    London : 1898

    First edition, preceding the US edition by a month. Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 143599

  13. The Sacred Fount.
    JAMES, Henry. The Sacred Fount.

    London : 1901

    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... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 68222

  14. The Ambassadors.
    JAMES, Henry. The Ambassadors.

    New York & London : 1904

    First US edition, second printing (dated a year after the first), presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Mary Jameson Judah in remembrance of March 16th and 17th 1905. Henry James".

    Mary Jameson Judah (1851-1930) was an accomplished hostess, giving dinners with monumental menus in both Memphis - where her... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 131659

  15. The Novels and Tales.
    JAMES, Henry. The Novels and Tales.

    New York : 1907

    The New York Edition, the first and best collected edition of James's works. Complete as originally published in 1907 with 24 volumes, together with the two pendent volumes separately issued in 1917. Learn More
    £9,750.00

    Stock Code: 138043

  16. The Novels and Tales.
    JAMES, Henry. The Novels and Tales.

    New York : 1922

    Second New York Edition, the first and best collected edition of Henry James' works. Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 68528

  17. The Complete Plays.
    JAMES, Henry. The Complete Plays.

    London : 1949

    A handsomely bound copy of James's plays. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 132027

  18. Washington Square.
    JAMES, Henry. Washington Square.

    New York : 1950

    Part of Random House's The Modern Library series, attractively rebound in a handsome binding. James's classic novel was first published in 1880. Learn More
    £195.00

    Stock Code: 121867

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