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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. 117877
    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

    Stock Code: 117877

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  2. Roderick Hudson.
    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... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 72312

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  3. 70986newsletter
    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

    Stock Code: 70986

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  4. 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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  5. 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... Learn More
    £6,750

    Stock Code: 70998

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  6. 120306
    First edition in cloth of James's highly acclaimed novel, the first of Connolly's one hundred key books of "the modern movement". Portrait first appeared serially in Macmillan's Magazine and Atlantic Monthly from October 1880. The book followed in November 1881 with a first impression of 750 copies issued in two variant... Learn More
    £22,500

    Stock Code: 120306

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  7. Tales of Three Cities.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 62998

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  8. The Princess Casamassima: A Novel.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £950

    Stock Code: 47770

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. The American Scene.
    Second impression, on thicker paper and without the gilt top edge. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 85879

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  13. 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

    Stock Code: 61438

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  14. 125677detail
    The New York limited edition, number 75 of 156 numbered copies. The first collected edition, limited issue of James's works printed from the same plates as the ordinary issue, on Ruisdael handmade paper, with a re-set half-title and title leaf. With the two scarce supplemental volumes The Ivory Tower and The Sense of Past... Learn More
    £15,000

    Stock Code: 125677

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  15. The Novels and Tales.
    Second New York Edition, the first and best collected edition of Henry James' works. Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 68528

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  16. 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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  17. The Aspern Papers. A comedy of Letters adapted for the theatre … by Michael Redgrave.
    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

    Stock Code: 40580

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