Lot 113
  • 113

James, Henry

Estimate
8,000 - 12,000 GBP
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9,375 GBP
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Description

  • James, Henry
  • Daisy Miller. A Study. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1879 [1878]
  • PAPER
32mo, FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (with only 79 titles listed in the Harper Half-Hour Series advertisements at the beginning), LEAF TIPPED-IN AT THE BEGINNING SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, original pale buff paper wrappers, lettering and rules in red and black on upper cover, advertisements on the lower cover, title and series number on spine, preserved in red cloth case and matching quarter red morocco gilt slipcase, wrappers very slightly chipped with upper wrapper nearly detached, previous slight tears to backstrip repaired, tiny hole to lower wrapper

Provenance

Charles H. Milburn, bookplate; George Staehle, morocco book-label (both affixed to cloth case)

Literature

Edel & Laurence A8a

Catalogue Note

THE EXTREMELY RARE FIRST ISSUE OF ONE OF THE SCARCEST OF ALL HENRY JAMES FIRST EDITIONS. Daisy Miller was previously serialised in the Cornhill Magazine between June and July 1878 (with two unauthorised periodical appearances before this).
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