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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. 125130
    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... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 125130

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  2. 132087comp
    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... Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 132087

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  3. 132090comp
    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... Learn More
    £6,000

    Stock Code: 132090

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  4. 123935
    First edition, with the second variant binding of the publisher's catalogue, without "The Latest Fiction" listed on the final page. (Although BAL list the variants with no priority, Sadleir argues that the listing with "The Latest Fiction" is the earlier form.) The UK edition was published on 25 April 1899, a fortnight before... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 123935

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  5. 68222comp
    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... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 68222

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  6. 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

    Stock Code: 90973

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  7. 126372detail
    First collected edition of Henry James's works, limited issue, number 138 of 156 numbered sets, printed on handmade paper. An unnumbered trade issue was also published simultaneously, with some of the sheets from the trade issue additionally issued in Britain. James contemplated a collected edition of his works as early... Learn More
    £15,000

    Stock Code: 126372

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  8. 121867
    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

    Stock Code: 121867

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