London: Chatto & Windus, 1916. First Edition. An early anthology of James's work selected and edited by Ruth Head, who had James's blessing before he died, giving her permission to publish extracts from his many works. Edel & Laurence A76a; BAL 10692. Item #5769
First Impression, English Issue, one of 700 copies (out of a 1,000 copy printing). Octavo (18.5cm); black and white marbled paper-covered boards and grey cloth backstrip, with printed title label mounted to upper spine; grey topstain; dustjacket; xii,133,pp. Large armorial bookplate of Sir Hugh Eyre Campbell Beaver (1890-1967) on front pastedown. Gentle sunning to spine and upper board edges, some darkening and wear to title label, with some offsetting from bookplate and jacket flaps onto endpapers, and some faint foxing to a few preliminary and terminal leaves; Very Good+. In the original pictorial dustjacket, gently spine-sunned and lightly dust-soiled, with modest wear to extremities, several nicks and tears, and brown paper tape reinforcement along the edges and spine on verso; Very Good.