THE OUTCRY. Henry James.


New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1911. Original olive brown cloth.

First Edition (American), issued simultaneously with the English. According to James himself:~"The Outcry" deals with a question sharply brought home of late to the conscience of English society -- that of the degree in which the fortunate owners of precious and hitherto transmitted works of art hold them in trust, as it were, for the nation, and may themselves, as lax guardians, be held to account by public opinion.~James originally wrote this as a play for the Duke of York's Repertory; however, upon the death of Edward VII in 1910 this was cancelled, so James converted it into a novel. This is a magnificent copy, fine without wear or soil, and even without the spine-fading that almost always occurs with this cloth. Supino 70.6.0; Edel & Laurence A70b. Item #12144

Price: $275.00

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