London, South Kensington
7 June 2005
JAMES, Henry (1843-1916). English Hours. Boston & New York: Houghton, Mifflin/The Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1905. 8°, plates and illustrations by Joseph Pennell. Original pictorial cloth by Bruce Rogers, upper cover blocked with illustration of a sailboat on the Thames in gilt and grey, top edge gilt (slight rubbing of extremities, corners bumped, lower cover a little bent). PRESENTATION COPY TO F.M. HUEFFER, front free endpaper inscribed, "To Ford Madox Hueffer Henry James Rye, Nov: 7: 1905".
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, ordinary issue of 2000 copies, costing $3 in cloth and $5 in half morocco (there was a simultaneous limited issue of 400 copies in half buckram). A collection of previously-published papers, it includes a chapter on "Winchelsea, Rye and 'Denis Duval'". Edel & Laurence A62b.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
No VAT on hammer price or buyer's premium.
Records achieved for 15 artists across a competitive auction week
Books and Manuscripts specialist Heather Pisani delves into intimate letters written by the sister of Orville and Wilbur Wright, offered in New York on 14 June