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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. 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. Tales of Three Cities.
    JAMES, Henry. Tales of Three Cities.

    London : 1884

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 62998

  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. The Spoils of Poynton.
    JAMES, Henry. The Spoils of Poynton.

    London : 1897

    First edition, colonial sheets bound for the domestic market. The Spoils of Poynton was originally serialized in the Atlantic the preceding year under the title "The Old Things"; James revised the text before book publication. It was his first novel published following the period 1890 to 1895, when he devoted much of his time to writing for the theatre.... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 135404

  13. The Awkward Age.
    JAMES, Henry. The Awkward Age.

    London : 1899

    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 the American edition. The... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 123935

  14. 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

  15. The Wings of the Dove.
    JAMES, Henry. The Wings of the Dove.

    London : 1902

    First UK edition, first impression, one of 4,000 copies printed, with sixteen pages of adverts at the back. Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 22262

  16. The Wings of the Dove.
    JAMES, Henry. The Wings of the Dove.

    Westminster : 1902

    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
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 90973

  17. The Ambassadors.
    JAMES, Henry. The Ambassadors.

    New York & London : 1903

    First US edition, first printing. Edel and Laurence note that this edition of The Ambassadors was "marked by a curious error which remained unobserved until attention to it was drawn by Robert E. Young in the November 1950 issue of American Literature"; that is that Chapters XXVIII and XXIX had been reversed by some conscientious editor at Harper's... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 136586

  18. 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 husband... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 131659

  19. Notes of a Son & Brother.
    JAMES, Henry. Notes of a Son & Brother.

    London : 1914

    First English edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Constance Fletcher, in faithful remembrance, Henry James, March 1914". An excellent association: Julia Constance Fletcher (1858-1938) had left America with her mother and the painter Eugene Benson and moved to Venice. Constance had a brief... Learn More
    £8,000.00

    Stock Code: 132098

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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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