NOTES ON NOVELISTS with Some Other Notes.
[Sendak copy in 1914 dj] New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1914. Original olive-brown cloth, with dust jacket.
First American Edition, which consisted of 2000 copies and was published one day after Dent's London edition. Novelists covered by James include Robert Louis Stevenson, Emile Zola, Gustave Flaubert, Honoré de Balzac and George Sand.
This was one of several James titles that was unfortunately bound for Scribner's in this unattractive olive-brown cloth that is very prone to soil and fading. This, however, would be a fine copy were it not for some cracking of the endpapers. The clean, unfaded exterior is due to the presence of the original dust jacket, in very good condition (edge-wear that is minor except for one chip affecting about one-half of "SCRIBNER'S" at the foot of the spine). Supino 73.2.0; Edel & Laurence A73b.
Provenance: from the personal library of author Maurice Sendak. He did not often sign or affix bookplates (and none is here), but included with this set is a certificate from the auction house identifying this as Lot 185 in the February 2023 sale of Sendak's library -- "sold on behalf of the Rosenbach Museum." Item #15244