First Edition of Henry James' A Passionate Pilgrim and Other Tales

  • A Passionate Pilgrim and Other Tales.
  • A Passionate Pilgrim and Other Tales.

A Passionate Pilgrim and Other Tales.

$400.00

Item Number: 80023

Boston : James R. Osgood and Company, 1875.

First edition, first state binding, with “J.R. Osgood & Co.” on the spine of Henry James’ first book. Octavo, original cloth. In excellent condition with light rubbing and wear.

A Passionate Pilgrim first appeared in two installments in The Atlantic Monthly of 1871. James revised the text for inclusion in A Passionate Pilgrim and Other Tales, his first short story collection and his first published book. There it appears as the first of six stories (pages 7 to 124). A Passionate Pilgrim and Other Tales was published on 31 January 1875 under the imprint "Boston: James R. Osgood and Company", and sold for $2 each. The initial printing was of 1500 copies, but not all copies were bound immediately: about 400 copies that were bound in 1878 or later have the imprint of Houghton Osgood & Co. on their spine.

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