By Henry James
London   Methuen & Co
7.5" by 5" [5], 2-316, 31pp
A later reissue of the first edition of Henry James' strange but wonderful novel, 'The Sacred Fount', in which the narrator tries to figure out the love lives of his fellow guests at a party.
By Henry James

1901 The Sacred Fount

London   Methuen & Co
7.5" by 5" [5], 2-316, 31pp
A later reissue of the first edition of Henry James' strange but wonderful novel, 'The Sacred Fount', in which the narrator tries to figure out the love lives of his fellow guests at a party.
£180.00
: 0.5kgs / : 670P45

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Description

Publishers' Original Binding

With a half-title. With thirty-one pages of publisher's adverts to the rear, dated March 1911. This novel sold badly when it was first published in 1901, and was the poorest selling of all of Henry James' books by Methuen. In 1911, the publishers were encouraged by the success of 'The Outcry', and so bound remaining sheets of the first edition and reissued them. This explains the inclusion of publisher's adverts dated 1911. In 'The Sacred Fount' an unnamed narrator attempts to discover the truth about the loves lives of a variety of guests he is with at a weekend party somewhere in the English countryside.

Condition

In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, smart. A little fading to the spine, and minor fading to the front board. Minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean, with only the odd spot to the first and last few pages.

Very Good Indeed

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