Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1875. One preliminary page undated ads. Original green cloth, beveled.
First Edition of Henry James's second book, which consisted of either 1500 (per E&L) or 1578 (per Blanck) copies. Published in the same year as his first (A PASSIONATE PILGRIM), this is a collection of travel sketches from his journeys around Europe in 1872-74.~This copy is in the first binding state, with "J. R. Osgood & Co." at the foot of the spine (later copies read "Houghton, Osgood & Co." and then "Houghton, Mifflin & Co."). The cloth color is green; other copies were in purple or terra-cotta, without priority.~It is a near-fine copy (minor rubbing at the corners, rear endpaper cracking but tight). Supino 2.2.0; Edel & Laurence A2a; Blanck 10530. Item #13840