HENRY JAMES THE UNTRIED YEARS 1843 -1870 [with:] HENRY JAMES THE CONQUEST OF LONDON 1870 - 1881 [with:] HENRY JAMES THE MIDDLE YEARS 1882 - 1895 [with:] HENRY JAMES THE TREACHEROUS YEARS: 1895 - 1901 [with:] HENRY JAMES THE MASTER: 1901 - 1916
by [James, Henry]: Edel, Leon
London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1972. Five volumes. Publisher's gilt lettered russet-brown cloth. Very good to near fine in occasionally lightly used dust jackets (two with publisher's price labels affixed over the prices on the flaps). First UK editions, all but the fourth being first printings, and the fourth being the second impression. An excellent association set, each volume bearing Edel's often quite lengthy and affectionate inscription to noted James collector/scholar and frequent Edel collaborator on matters Jamesian, Adeline Tintner Janowitz and her husband, Henry. The inscriptions in all but the third volume date from 1983, and the third, which also bears a presentation inscription contemporary with publication to "a valued colleague during my NYU years," is inscribed solely to Adeline in 1984. He comments occasionally about the particular edition, noting that this UK edition of THE MIDDLE YEARS "... contains some new material not in the U.S. edition...." About the second impression of THE TREACHEROUS YEARS, he writes: "This is not a first edition; and it is a variant binding. (The first was bound in blue - totally out of keeping with the brown-russet bindings of the other volumes.) I regard this volume as a key volume in the series ...." A standout set of this work, up to its time the definitive biographical treatment of its subject, and the work leading to Edel's receipt of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. EDEL & LAURENCE C184-7. (Inventory #: WRCLIT76629)
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