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Henry James Collection

Early editions of Henry James' writings


Henry James, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

In 1922, through the bequest of Mrs. Clarence W. Jones of Brookline, Massachusetts, the Library received a collection devoted to the writings of the American novelist, Henry James (1843-1916). Around this nucleus, the Library formed the Henry James Collection, adding books selected from the general collections and proof pages of several James novels were deposited for copyright protection. The James Collection contains first English and American editions of James' writing, significant later editions of books he revised, publications to which James contributed prefaces, stories, or essays, and critical studies by James scholars. One of the rarest items in the collection is a dramatization of Daisy Miller that was privately printed in 1882. There are 132 items in this collection.

Digitized Items From the Henry James Collection

Ambassadors
The Ambassadors, a Novel. New York and London, Harper & Brothers, 1903
Page Turner - Bibliographic Information
Europeans
The Europeans. A Sketch
. Leipzig, B. Tauchnitz, 1878.
Page Turner - Bibliographic Information
Little Tour in France
A Little Tour in France
. Leipzig, B. Tauchnitz, 1885
Page Turner - Bibliographic Information

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