[Together, two volumes.] New York: Harper & Brothers, 1893. 4 pp undated ads in the former volume. Original blue-grey cloth elaborately decorated in silver and gilt.
First American Editions, published a month apart, both as volumes in Harper's "American Story Teller" series. THE PRIVATE LIFE also includes "Lord Beaupré" and "The Visits," and THE WHEEL OF TIME also includes "Collaborations" and "Owen Wingrave"; together, the two volumes' six tales constitute the single-volume English edition titled THE PRIVATE LIFE. Both volumes are in the primary binding state (with the elaborate silver grille-work on front cover and spine, and with the leaves' top edge stained ochre; there is also a total of seven secondary, less ornate, bindings.~These are both attractive, near-fine copies (spines not quite as bright as the front covers, but scarcely any soil or wear). Supino 39.2.0 & 41.1.0; Edel & Laurence A39b & A41. Item #13790