Boston: James R. Osgood & Company, 1883. Original royal blue cloth.
First Edition, which consisted of only 1500 copies (1528 according to Blanck). There was no comparable British edition of this book: "The Pension Beaurépas" had appeared in the 1881 UK edition of WASHINGTON SQUARE, but the other two tales appear here in book form for the first time. This is the last Henry James book to include "Jr." on its title page: Henry Sr. had just died in December 1882, at which time his son chose to drop his "Jr." -- but this book was published just two months later, and the change was not made (as it would be in September 1883 in Osgood's next book, DAISY MILLER: A Comedy).
This copy is in the primary binding state, with the JRO monogram at the foot of the spine; the cloth color is bright royal blue -- one of seven colors noted by Supino (Blanck cites six, E&L four). This is a bright copy, fine except for a few faint droplet-marks on the rear cover -- . Supino 19.3.0; Edel & Laurence A19a; Blanck 10558. Item #14334