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THE REVERBERATOR

THE REVERBERATOR

by James, Henry

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1888. London: Macmillan and Co., 1888. Original dark blue cloth decorated in gilt. First American Edition of this novel concerning American travelers on the Continent -- "innocence abroad," a common theme of James. Technically, since it was printed in England for America, this is the American issue of the second (first one-volume) English edition. The 500-copy two-volume edition was printed in May and published on 5 June 1888; this is really a novella, so it had to be streeeetched to fill two volumes, for the benefit of the lending libraries. This 3,000-copy first one-volume edition was likewise printed in May, entirely for the American market; Supino speculates that this one-volume edition may have preceded the two-volume one, in order to secure American copyright. Then in August, an additional 1,000 copies of the one-volume edition were printed, for the English market (such copies have the printing history on the title verso). This copy stands 7 1/8" tall (Supino's variant A); others (B) are… Read more
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TRANSATLANTIC SKETCHES

TRANSATLANTIC SKETCHES

by James, Henry Jr.

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1875. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1875. One preliminary page undated ads. Original green cloth, beveled. First Edition of Henry James's second book, which consisted of either 1500 (per E&L) or 1578 (per Blanck) copies. Published in the same year as his first (A PASSIONATE PILGRIM), this is a collection of travel sketches from his journeys around Europe in 1872-1874. This copy is in the first binding state, with "J.R. Osgood & Co." at the foot of the spine (later copies read "Houghton, Osgood & Co." and then "Houghton, Mifflin & Co."). The cloth color is green; other copies were in purple or terra-cotta, without priority. It is a near-fine copy (minor rubbing at the corners, rear endpaper cracking but tight). Supino 2.2.0; Edel & Laurence A2a; Blanck 10530.
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THE SPOILS OF POYNTON

THE SPOILS OF POYNTON

by James, Henry

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1897. London: William Heinemann, 1897. 1+32 pp undated ads. Original blind-stamped aqua-blue cloth. First Edition, first (domestic) issue, first binding state. This is James's short novel in which one spineless man and the contents ("spoils") of his estate are pulled in opposite directions by two conniving women: Owen Gereth's mother does not approve of his choice of a fiancĂ©e, and so moves out of the family manor along with its most prized contents -- causing his fiancĂ©e to question whether she really loves him all that much... The first edition consisted of 2,000 copies (total, including all issues and binding states). This copy is of the first (domestic) issue, with the title page printed in black and red and bearing the date in Roman numerals; it is also in the primary binding, with four irises (rather than nine tulips) blind-stamped on the front cover. Condition is very good-plus (very minor wear at the edges, spine slightly darkened, endpapers just cracked at the gutter, W.H. Smith… Read more
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THE AWKWARD AGE. A Novel
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THE AWKWARD AGE. A Novel

by James, Henry

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1899. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1899. 2 pp undated ads. Original brown cloth. First American Edition, which consisted of only 1,000 copies (half as many as the English edition published a few weeks earlier). Nanda Brookenham's "awkward age" begins when her mother enters her into the marriage market and ends when she decides to be in charge of her own life. This copy is what Edel & Laurence calls the primary state, and is Supino's Impression A (but neither Supino nor Blanck attempt to assign precedence): the use of thicker paper (compared to "B") results in leaves bulking just under 1-1/2 inches, and the "s" of the publisher's spine imprint is non-italic. This is a bright copy, fine except for the slightest of rubbing at the corners; the volume is only a little askew, almost-unavoidable for a thick 557-page novel. Supino 53.6.0; Edel & Laurence A53b; Blanck 10636.
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THEATRICALS

by James, Henry

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1894. Two Comedies. Tenants [and] Disengaged. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1894. Original yellow-green cloth decorated in gilt. First Edition, American issue ("publication was probably simultaneous with the English issue"). The first and only printing (done in Great Britain) consisted of 1010 copies, of which 460 were used for Osgood McIlvaine's London edition and the other 550 were conveyed to Harper for this American issue. Though not so identified, this is the first series of THEATRICALS; two additional plays were published as the "Second Series" later in 1894. As always with this color cloth, the spine (plus some of the covers) is discolored to light brown; there are also a few tiny specks of wear at the spine ends. Supino 42.2.0; Edel & Laurence A42b.
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THE SACRED FOUNT

THE SACRED FOUNT

by James, Henry

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1901. London: Methuen & Co., 1901. 32 pp ads dated March 1911. Original lacquered red cloth with an intricate blind-stamped design (which is initialed "GAR"). First English Edition of this novel which was considered by the critics to be "mystifying" and "baffling." An un-named narrator rides a train from Paddington to a country estate where he spends the weekend; on the trip he tries to "solve" the love relationships between the other people -- the stronger members in relationships seem to draw their vitality out of their weaker partners, but also relationships seem to change over the course of the weekend. "THE SACRED FOUNT sold poorly -- the poorest of all the James titles published by Methuen. Ten years later, apparently encouraged by the success of THE OUTCRY, which went into four printings, Methuen bound a quantity of remaining sheets of the earlier novel" [E&L]; this explains this copy's 1911 ad catalogue. This is an attractive copy, fine except for (as usual) a slightly dulled spine.… Read more
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STORIES REVIVED
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STORIES REVIVED

by James, Henry

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1885. In Three Volumes. London: Macmillan and Co., 1885. 2 pp undated Vol III ads. Original dark blue-green cloth. First Edition, which consisted of only 500 copies. These three volumes consist of fourteen tales that James had written some years earlier -- most from the 1870s, with some from the 1860s. Eight of them had been collected in America, either in A PASSIONATE PILGRIM (1875) or in THE AUTHOR OF BELTRAFFIO (1885, three months earlier). The other six appear here in book form for the first time: "A Day of Days," "A Landscape Painter," "Rose-Agathe," "Poor Richard," "Master Eustace" and "A Most Extraordinary Case." As James points out in his Vol I "Notice," "... these earlier stories have been in every case minutely revised and corrected -- many passages being wholly rewritten." This set is in E&L's binding variant "a" (no priority) -- with the "V" no larger than the "OL"… Read more
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NOTES ON NOVELISTS with Some Other Notes

NOTES ON NOVELISTS with Some Other Notes

by James, Henry

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1914. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1914. Original olive-brown cloth. First American Edition, which consisted of 2000 copies and was published one day after Dent's London edition. Novelists covered by James include Robert Louis Stevenson, Emile Zola, Gustave Flaubert, Honore de Balzac and George Sand. This was one of several James titles that was unfortunately bound for Scribner's in this unattractive olive-brown cloth that is very prone to soil and fading; this, however, is a fine copy with very little fading. Supino 73.2.0; Edel & Laurence A73b. Provenance: the front paste-down bears the bookplate of Theodore Woodman Gore (1847-1923), which bookplate was designed by the renowned American artist Edwin Howland Blashfield.
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PICTURE AND TEXT

PICTURE AND TEXT

by James, Henry

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1893. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1893. Original dark green cloth decorated in gilt. First Edition of this collection of seven literary essays, issued as a volume in the "Harper's American Essayists" series. There was no corresponding English edition. This copy is in the primary, elaborately-gilt binding (there were also four secondary bindings), and is in bright, just-about-fine condition. Supino 38.1.0; Edel & Laurence A38.
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THE AWKWARD AGE

THE AWKWARD AGE

by James, Henry

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1899. London: William Heinemann, 1899. 2 pp undated ads. Original blind-stamped blue cloth. First Edition of this novel, written almost entirely in dialogue, of Nanda Brookenham's "awkward age" of transition away from her mother's marriage-marketing and toward taking charge of her own life. This appears to have been a colonial copy that was transferred back for domestic use (according to E&L, 475 copies were so transferred): the book is in the second binding state (with nine tulip buds rather than four irises on the front cover), is printed on smooth wove paper, and has a title page that is printed all in black and is dated in Arabic numbers -- all aspects denoting colonial copies. The half-title, which would have identified this as a copy meant for the colonies, was excised by the publisher when it was re-designated for domestic use; most such copies do not have the final ad leaf either, but this one does. On the front cover, "THE AWKWARD AGE" measures… Read more
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TRANSATLANTIC SKETCHES

TRANSATLANTIC SKETCHES

by James, Henry Jr.

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1875. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1875. One preliminary page undated ads. Original terra-cotta cloth, beveled. First Edition of Henry James's second book, which consisted of either 1500 (per E&L) or 1578 (per Blanck) copies. Published in the same year as his first (A PASSIONATE PILGRIM), this is a collection of travel sketches from his journeys around Europe in 1872-1874. This copy is in the first binding state, with "J.R. Osgood & Co." at the foot of the spine (later copies read "Houghton, Osgood & Co." and then "Houghton, Mifflin & Co."). The cloth color is terra-cotta; other copies were in purple or green, without priority. It is a bright, near-fine copy (minor rubbing at the corners). Supino 2.4.0; Edel & Laurence A2a; Blanck 10530.
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A PASSIONATE PILGRIM, and Other Tales
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A PASSIONATE PILGRIM, and Other Tales

by James, Henry Jr.

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1875. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1875. Original terra-cotta cloth, beveled. First Edition of Henry James's first book, which consisted of only 1,500 copies. This is a collection of six tales that had appeared in American periodicals (mostly the Atlantic Monthly) over the preceding years. In 1873 James's father wrote him to say that he had had discussions with Osgood about publication of some of the son's tales, but Henry Jr. replied (to his mother, not his father), "I value none of my early tales enough to bring them forth again, and if I did, should absolutely need to give them an amount of verbal retouching...". He added that he wished to issue instead a volume "of tales on the theme of American adventurers in Europe, leading off with the Passionate Pilgrim." [E&L] There was no equivalent English edition, though half of these tales would appear in the 1879 two-volume London collection titled THE MADONNA OF THE FUTURE. This copy is in the first of… Read more
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IN THE CAGE

IN THE CAGE

by James, Henry

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1898. Chicago & New York: Herbert S. Stone & Company, 1898. Original dark grey-green cloth decorated in gilt. First American Edition, issued a month after the London one -- of this distinctly-bound production by Herbert Stone of Chicago (in the same binding he used the prior year for James's WHAT MAISIE KNEW). This is a short novel about a telegraph girl ("in the cage"), who willingly becomes involved in a wealthy couple's illicit liaison -- details of which are revealed in their frequent telegrams to each other. This is an unusually bright copy, fine except for the usual minor cracking of these very fragile endpapers. Supino 51.5.0; Edel & Laurence A51b.
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EMBARRASSMENTS. [Colonial Edition]

EMBARRASSMENTS. [Colonial Edition]

by James, Henry

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1897. London: William Heinemann, 1897. 8 pp undated ads (plus endpapers imprinted with ads). Original rose pebbled cloth. First Colonial Edition -- which is to say, the colonial issue of Heinemann's second impression (which impression may have consisted only of these colonial copies). Heinemann published the domestic edition (1,250 copies, dated 1896) on 12 June 1896; there was a second impression (250 copies, dated 1897) published in February 1897. Both E&L and Supino wonder whether there were any colonial copies dated 1896, but neither ever saw one. This copy, in the original rose pebbled cloth, is in close-to-fine condition (one bit of discoloration at the bottom of the rear joint): this colonial edition is scarce in any condition, but it is even scarcer in this condition -- considering that most copies went out to far-flung corners of the planet. Supino 46.3.0; Edel & Laurence F41 (and see A46).
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THE SOFT SIDE

THE SOFT SIDE

by James, Henry

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1900. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1900. 3 pp undated ads. Original deep red linen-grain cloth. First American Edition, published about a month after the English. This is a collection of a dozen short stories, nine of which had appeared in magazines over the preceding two years. This copy does have a blind-stamped rule at the head and foot of the spine; E&L says some copies have this and others don't, with no priority, but Supino speculates that all copies had these lines, but they are so subtle at the very ends of the spine, they are easy to overlook. Condition is close to fine (spine slightly faded as usual for this color, two small cello-tape marks on the front paste-down). Though 2,800 copies were produced, we find the American THE SOFT SIDE to be rather uncommon in nice condition. Supino 54.4.0; Edel & Laurence A54b.
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THE PRIVATE LIFE | Lord Beaupré | The Visits

THE PRIVATE LIFE | Lord Beaupré | The Visits

by James, Henry

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1893. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1893. 4 pp undated ads. Original blue-grey cloth decorated in silver and gilt. First American Edition, primary binding state (with the elaborate silver grille-work on front cover and spine, and with the leaves' top edge stained ochre). This primary binding also appears, less commonly, in olive cloth; there is also a total of seven secondary, less ornate, bindings. THE WHEEL OF TIME... was soon issued as the companion volume to this one, containing the other three stories that had appeared in the six-story English edition of THE PRIVATE LIFE. This is a just-about-fine copy (spine gilt slightly less than bright). Supino 39.2.0; Edel & Laurence A39b.
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GHOST-STORIES OF AN ANTIQUARY
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GHOST-STORIES OF AN ANTIQUARY

by James, M[ontague]. R[hodes]

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1904. McBryde, James. With Four Illustrations by the late James McBryde. London: Edward Arnold, 1904. 16 pp ads dated Nov 1904. Original oatmeal burlap with yapped fore-edge. First Edition of M.R. James's first book, consisting of eight tales of the supernatural. James was Provost of King's College, Cambridge, where he also directed the Fitzwilliam Museum, and was later Provost of Eton -- but it is for his ghost stories, beginning with this volume, for which he is best remembered over a century later. He was one of the major medievalists of his era, and was also well-versed in popular fiction -- both of which helped him to write these tales. Written over a period of about ten years and originally read aloud to "patient friends, usually at the season of Christmas"... GHOST-STORIES OF AN ANTIQUARY is generally taken to mark the beginning of the modern era of supernatural fiction. Most of his stories are concerned with the "evil that dieth not but lieth in wait," with a fine use of the exotica of… Read more
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BLAKE OF THE "RATTLESNAKE."

BLAKE OF THE "RATTLESNAKE."

by Jane, Fred T.

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1895. Or The Man Who Saved England. A Study of Torpedo Warfare in 189-. Illustrated by the Author. London: Tower Publishing Company, 1895. 2 pp undated ads. Original grey-green cloth pictorially decorated in black and orange. First Edition of the first of Jane's scientific romances -- visions of future war, fought with future ships and aircraft. Not only is the book by Jane, but the action illustrations are too. Subsequent Jane titles, published over the following four years, included THE INCUBATED GIRL, TO VENUS IN FIVE SECONDS and THE VIOLET FLAME ("A Story of Armageddon and After"). Since his death in 1916, Jane has been best-known for the military annuals that bear his name today -- ALL THE WORLD'S FIGHTING SHIPS and ALL THE WORLD'S AIRCRAFT. This is a bright copy, fine except for a little ruffling at the spine ends. Currey p. 264; Bleiler Checklist p. 109.
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THE TORY LOVER

THE TORY LOVER

by Jewett, Sarah Orne

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1901. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1901. Original green cloth decorated in gilt. First Edition of this historical romance sited around and about Hamilton House, the author's home in South Berwick, Maine. It concerns "a young American officer during the Revolution and his conflicting duty to his king and to his native land" [OCAL]. There were five printings dated 1901, but only the first (as here) has all three points: "Published September, 1901" on the copyright page, 34 lines of text on page 154, and "Lackinge, my love..." on page 278. It is in fine condition (the front free endpaper bears a Christmas 1901 inscription to Maine resident William R. Stevens, and opposite is his wife Emma's bookplate). Blanck 10914.
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COUNTRY BY-WAYS

COUNTRY BY-WAYS

by Jewett, Sarah Orne

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1881. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1881. 1 page preliminary ads, undated. Original dark green cloth, beveled boards. First Edition, which consisted of 2000 copies. This is "early Jewett" -- her fourth book, after DEEPHAVEN (1877), PLAY DAYS (1878) and OLD FRIENDS AND NEW (1879). It is a collection of eight short stories, including "River Driftwood," "Andrew's Fortune" and "Miss Becky's Pilgrimage." This is a nearly fine copy, with scarcely any soil or wear (one faint dent on the spine); this has become a tough title to find in such condition. Blanck 10878 (citing blue or green cloth; we have also had light brown).
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