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JAMES, Henry.

The Two Magics.

The Turn of the Screw, Covering End.

London: William Heinemann, 1898 Stock Code: 147007
£2,500.00
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First issue binding of James's "most important supernatural fiction" (Bleiler)

First edition, first impression, in the first issue iris-blocked binding. The Two Magics includes the first appearance in book-form of The Turn of the Screw, widely acknowledged as one of the greatest ghost stories in the language, following its serialized appearance in Collier's Weekly magazine (27 January 16 April 1898).

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Description

Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt, four irises to front cover in blind, edges untrimmed.

Condition

W. H. Smith's subscription library label to front pastedown (stamped "sold", no other marks), recent book label of Christopher Clark Geest. Extremities a little rubbed, spine slightly darkened, hairline crack to front inner hinge, binding otherwise firm and square, contents clean, a very good copy.

Bibliography

Bleiler, Supernatural Fiction 906; Edel and Laurence A52a.

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