Search results for: 'JAMES, Henry'
JAMES, Henry. The Madonna of the Future and other tales.
London : 1879First 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
JAMES, Henry. A Passionate Pilgrim, and Other Tales.
Boston : 1875First 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
JAMES, Henry. The Europeans.
Boston : 1879First 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
JAMES, Henry. The Madonna of the Future and other tales.
London : 1879First 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
JAMES, Henry. The Sacred Fount.
London : 1901First 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
JAMES, Henry. The Ambassadors.
New York & London : 1904First 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
JAMES, Henry (his copy); Jules Lemaitre. Chateaubriand.
Paris : 1912First edition, Henry James's copy given to him by his friend Edith Wharton, with James's inscription on the half-title "Henry James from E.W. May, 1912"; a superb association copy between two great novelists and longstanding friends, both of whom shared a profound relationship to Paris and French literature. James appears to have read this copy thoroughly,... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 142134
MOORE, Henry - SWEENEY, James Johnson. Henry Moore.
New York : 1946First edition, first printing, of this important monograph. Presentation copy from Moore, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Eric, from Henry, July 5th 1947". The recipient may be the British art critic Eric Newton (1893-1965), a personal friend of Moore and a champion of his work; Newton became a household name in Britain in the 1950s largely... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 87773
MILLER, Henry. Un Etre Etoilique. [A Starlike Being.]
[Paris : First edition of Miller's 7,000 word essay in praise of Anais Nin, an offprint from The Criterion vol XVII no. 66, this a presentation copy inscribed by Miller on the front wrapper verso, "To James F. O'Roark, from Henry Miller, 2/18/79". Dr James F. O'Roark was a Santa Barbara eye doctor, and a notable Henry Miller collector. Copies of this offprint... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 96007
MILLER, Henry, and others. [Complete Yes! Capra Chapbook Series.]
Santa Barbara, CA : 1972-1977Complete set of first and signed limited editions, each volume numbered and signed by the author. The works were issued in different limitations of between 50 and 250 copies, with most limited to between 50 and 100 copies. The set comprises works by: Will Baker, Clayton Barbeau, Peter Beagle, William Benton, Ray Bradbury, Edwin Brock, Raymond Carver,... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 111064
PLANTE, David. The Ghost of Henry James.
London : 1970First edition, first impression, of the author's first novel. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To William, with love and admiration - and hoping he will forgive me this book. David, March 17, 1970". With errata slip tipped in at copyright page. Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 87494
WHARTON, Edith. Fighting France, From Dunkerque to Belfort.
New York : 1915First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "G.R., E.W. Dec. 21 1915". The recipient, Georges Rodier, was the administrator of the Société de Secours aux Blessés Militaires, a charitable organisation devoted to helping wounded servicemen. He was a friend of Henry James, and met Wharton when they were both in... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 88145
COBURN, Alvin Langdon. Men of Mark.
London & New York : 1913First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the artist "To Hugh from Alvin, In grateful remembrance of January 14th - 24th 1935." Coburn's first book of portraits of the great and the good (it was followed some years later by More Men of Mark) features 33 portraits of artists, thinkers and writers such as George Bernard Shaw, H. G. Wells, Henry James,... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 78011
BEERBOHM, Max. Original portrait caricature of George Moore.
1896Original pencil and watercolour caricature by Beerbohm, signed "Max" at center and titled "Mr George Moore" lower right. Hart-Davis 1044.
1896 was a banner year for artist, author, and aesthete Max Beerbohm. His boldly titled book The Works of Max Beerbohm was published (opening with his influential essay "Dandies and Dandies"), and his first... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 134481
DICKENS, Charles. Signed invitation card with holograph entry in Dickens's hand and annotated playbill for the production of Ben Jonson's Every Man in his Humour, given by Dickens's company, the Amateur Players.
London : 1845A superb memento of Dickens's theatrical high-water mark, his bravura performance as the "craven and boastful" Captain Bobadil in his own "strictly private" production of Ben Jonson's comedy Every Man in his Humour.
The invitation card in effect a ticket to the performance carries his characteristic flourished signature on the verso and a holograph... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 143142
KIDDER, Daniel Parish, & James Cooley FLETCHER. Brazil and the Brazilians,
Philadelphia & New York : 1857First edition, presentation copy inscribed on the recto of the frontispiece "With the regards of the Principal Author, J. C. Fletcher, New York, Oct. 25 - 1860". This work "gave great impetus to the emigration movement from the defeated Confederates' South to Brazil" (Henry, p. 451).
Fletcher, a Presbyterian minister, was sent to Brazil in 1951,... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 142719
WELLS, H. G. When The Sleeper Wakes.
London and New York : 1899First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "Henry Hick, from H. G. Wells". Dr Henry Hick came to know Wells through his old school friend George Gissing. When Wells became ill on a cycling holiday in 1898, he recuperated at Hicks's house in New Romney, where he was visited by Edmund Gosse and Henry James. The following... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 115303
WELLS, H. G. Tales of Space and Time.
London & New York : 1900First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author with one of his characteristic "picshuas", a caricature portrait on the first blank: "H. Hick from H. G. Wells", with a small sketch of a medicine bottle with label reading "To be taken as required" below. Dr Henry Hick came to know Wells through his old school friend George Gissing. When Wells... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 115293
WHARTON, Edith. The Mother's Recompense.
London : 1925First Edition, First Printing, English Issue. With the author's presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "R.N. from E.W. May 4 1925". And with the recipient Robert Douglas Norton's armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. Norton was an intimate of Wharton's whom he probably met through Henry James. When James died Norton took over his... Learn More£1,800.00
Stock Code: 27421
BOSANQUET, Theodora. Paul Valéry.
London : 1933First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper to the English historian "To Dame (Cicely)Veronica Wedgwood, hommages respectueux. Theodora Bosanquet, 29.12.1942". One of 1,000 copies only, this one in the variant binding.
Bosanquet was Henry James's secretary from 1907 until his death in 1916 and longtime... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 143116
GREAVES, Walter. Portrait of James Abbott McNeill Whistler in front of the Thames.
London : [c.1875]Whistler moved to 7 Lindsey Row, Chelsea, in March 1863. Among his neighbours were the Greaveses, a family of Thames watermen. Walter and Henry Greaves (1844-1904) became his guides on the river, pupils, and devoted assistants in the studio. Walter and Henry themselves had been painting from their earliest years, probably starting by doing heraldic... Learn More£40,000.00
Stock Code: 75289
LEAVIS, F. R. - BEWLEY, Marius. The Complex Fate.
London : 1952First edition, first impression of Bewley's study of classic and modern American literature, taking its title from Henry James's words, "It's a complex fate, being an American, and one of the responsibilities it entails is fighting against a superstitious valuation of Europe". This copy is inscribed on the front free endpaper by the monolithic British... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 81883
TRANSTROMER, Tomas. Citoyens.
Knotting, Bedfordshire : 1974First English language edition, copy 100 of 150 copies, printed on Abbey Mills laid paper, this a presentation copy inscribed by Transtromer and additionally signed by the translator Robin Fulton on the colophon.
Copies numbered 1 to 50 were issued signed by Transtromer; this copy, though a later number, is presented by the poet with a lengthy... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 141215
STEVENS, Wallace. Ideas of Order.
New York : 1935First and limited edition, signed by Stevens; this one of just 10 copies for review and marked "out of series", from a total edition of 165.
An excellent association copy: with the pencilled ownership inscription of F. O. Matthiessen on the front free endpaper and some pencilled underlings and occasional marginal notation. F. O. Matthiessen... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 72150
JOYCE, James. Dubliners.
London : 1914First edition, first impression, first issue, inscribed by the author on the initial blank, "To Beatrice Randegger James Joyce Trieste 19 June 1914". The official publication date in London was a few days earlier, Monday 15 June, but Joyce was in Trieste and did not receive the first of the 120 copies he had agreed to buy from Grant Richards until the... Learn More£195,000.00
Stock Code: 142306
CAIN, James M., & Gilbert Malcolm. 79th Division Headquarters Troop: A Record.
[N.p.] : First edition, first printing. Scarce, with WorldCat showing six copies only and no copy in auction records. During the First World War, Cain, the future author of The Postman Always Rings Twice, Mildred Pierce, Double Indemnity, etc., served with Malcolm in the 79th Division, a unit raised at Camp Meade in Cain's home state of Maryland in 1917. The... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 99729
SHELLEY, Mary & Percy Bysshe. Autograph letter signed to Claire Clairmont, with a clipped signature of Percy Bysshe Shelley.
[24 South Audley Street] : 2 May 1837Mary writes tersely to her stepsister, in response to a request, enclosing a clipped signature of her late husband ("Yours ever faithfully - Percy B. Shelley"), "I hope the person to whom you give it will appreciate it as it deserves - or I should not like to part with it", she adds.
The relationship between the women had been, and continued... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 120615
HORSBURGH, James. The India Directory, or, Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies, China, Australia, and the Interjacent Ports of Africa and South America.
London : 1841-43An exceptionally well-preserved copy, presented here in an American naval officer's portable book box - as such remarkably uncommon - with the additional appeal of a series of original holograph coastal profiles. This is the fifth edition of this important publication, much enlarged in successive editions from the first of 1809-11, which was to become... Learn More£30,000.00
Stock Code: 126537
RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR - LYNCH, George & Frederick Palmer. In Many Wars.
[Tokyo] : First edition of this remarkable collection of 49 war correspondent's tales, with the signature of 39 of the correspondents on rice paper pasted beneath their submission. The idea for the book was conceived of by a group of war correspondents waiting to be sent to the front line with the Japanese Army at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo in 1904. Each correspondent... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 129228
HUNT, G. H. Outram & Havelock's Persian Campaign.
London : 1858First edition of this attractively illustrated and uncommon first person account of the brief, five month, Anglo-Persian War (1856-1857) prefaced by an account of Persia and of Anglo-Persian relations by the "prominent Tory journalist" (ODNB) George Henry Townsend. The conflict broke out due to Persia's repeated attempts to annex Herat from Afghanistan.... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 139204
FORD, Charles Henri (ed.) View.
New York : 1940-7A complete set, one volume inscribed by Ford, of first printings of the remarkable American literary and art magazine published by artist and writer Charles Henri Ford and writer and film critic Parker Tyler. View covered the contemporary avant-garde and Surrealist scene, and was published quarterly as finances permitted. The roster of prestigious contributors,... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 109741
WHARTON, Edith. Hudson River Bracketed.
London, New York : 1929First edition, UK issue. The dedication copy, with the author's presentation inscription to the dedication leaf incorporating the printed dedication, "To A.J.H.S. From E.W. December 1929". The dedicatee was John Hugh Smith, a wealthy English banker who met Wharton at Stanway in 1908. The two became fast friends and "embarked on a friendly, even flirtatious... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 131588
WORTH, Thomas. Original sketches made on board Edgar E. Holley's Evelyn during a New York Yacht Club cruise in 1867.
New York : c.1867"These sketches were drawn by Thomas Worth who was on board the yacht Evelyn at the time she made the cruise with the New York Yacht Club about 1867. Those on board were E.E., Holley owner, Mr. Amos Stellenwerf, Mr. Dan Slote, Mr. Chas. Van Zant, and the Artist. The accompanying sketches were actual incidents of the cruise. Three sketches are scenes... Learn More£11,500.00
Stock Code: 96970
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of A Clergyman's Daughter.
8 Nov 1934 - 22 July 1983Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence regarding the publication of George Orwell's first novel, A Clergyman's Daughter, including the original contract for the novel. Present are two typed letters, two autograph letters, and two autograph postcards, all signed by Orwell; all such material is uncommon in the market.
Orwell began to write the... Learn More£75,000.00
Stock Code: 131751
BOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.
London : 1791 & 1793First editions, presentation copies, both the Life of Johnson and Principal Corrections with individual autograph presentation inscriptions from the author to Andrew Lumisden (1720-1801), a friend of Boswell's who had assisted in preparing the Life by deciphering Johnson's manuscript notebook of his trip to France in October-November 1775.
This... Learn More£185,000.00
Stock Code: 119415
[LLANOS Y GUTIERREZ, Valentin Maria.] Sandoval: or, the Freemason.
London : 1826First edition, presentation copy to George Keats, inscribed by the author, his brother-in law, "George Keats, the gift of the author", on the title page of all three volumes. George Keats (17971841), younger brother of the poet John, never met Llanos, but was pleased to have as "a friend and brother" a man of letters, and enjoyed both his published... Learn More£13,500.00
Stock Code: 102920
ROGERS, Edward. An essay on some general principles of political economy, on taxes upon raw produce, and on commutation of tithes.
London : 1822First edition of Rogers's mathematical economics pamphlet, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front wrapper, "To Charles Wetherell Esq. MP. with the Author's Compliments", underneath the crossed-out inscription, "To the Earl of Liverpool". At the time of the inscription the English politician and judge Charles Wetherell represented Oxford... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 120724
WHISTLER, James McNeill. Eden versus Whistler. The Baronet and the Butterfly.
Paris : First and limited edition, one of 250 numbered copies signed by Whistler with his butterfly monogram. "Early in 1894 Whistler painted a small portrait of Lady Eden (Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow), and her husband, Sir William Eden, sent 100 for it, which Whistler banked. Whistler exhibited the picture in Paris but refused to deliver it,... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 104607