05 November 2016, 14:00 EST
Macon, GA, USALive Auction
Lot 212: Henry James' Novels and Tales, #44 of 156 Copies(21 views)
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Description: James, Henry. THE NOVELS AND TALES OF HENRY JAMES. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1907-9. 24 vols. (two more volumes were published posthumously approximately 10 years later.) 8vo (9.5" x 6.25".) Cream cloth over brown paper boards, leather title labels to spines in gilt. Four volumes with title labels faded and two volumes with toned spines, last volume with some soiling to spine and small stain to front pastedown and endpaper. A few frontis leaves with toning and a few tissue guards with light soiling/thumbing, else the contents are quite clean and bright with many leaves unopened. Overall appearing untouched and Very Good. ************************ First collected edition, for which James wrote prefaces and made some revisions to the texts. #44 of 156 sets, with photogravure frontispieces, and printed on Ruisdael Handmade Paper.