London: William Heinemann, 1898. [Strange Tale] FIRST EDITION, first impression, earliest state. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.[iv]; 310; , blank; , catalogue. Title page printed in two colours. Publisher's mid-blue cloth with gilt titles to spine and upper cover, with four irises in blind to centre of same, edges untrimmed. Contents clean, shaken within case, covers clean, spine darkened and rubbed, some advert leaves unopened. A used but acceptable copy of a particularly scarce book in the earliest binding (displaying irises not tulips). Only 1500 printed. This copy has a slightly different catalogue to that noted in the bibliography, in that Frederic's Illumination appears on the fifth leaf. First edition in book form of the classic ghost story "The Turn of the Screw", FIRST EDITION of "Covering End". Henry James' 'The Turn of the Screw' is an important dark tale which welcomed elements of psychology into literature. Item #54201
Supino 52 [52.1.0], p.325.
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