Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Henry James Grouping of Two Autograph Letters Signed and an Autograph Note Signed on a large envelope conveying a copy of his travel book Italian Hours. Lot includes:
    Autograph Letter Signed "Henry James", 2 pages on conjoined sheets, 4.5" x 7", n.p., "Friday p.m." (n.d.); a flamboyantly scripted and worded letter to a Mrs. Hertz sending thanks for her letter and compliments wishing her, "a long continuance of your admirable intellectual life." Near fine.
    Autograph Letter Twice Signed "Henry James", one page, 4.5" x 7", n.p., "Dec. 10th",(n.d.); to Mrs. MacKarney accepting an invitation to read. Unevenly trimmed at left margin, otherwise very good.
    Autograph Note Signed "Henry James" within the text, on a large blue envelope, 11" x 9", conveying drafts of his writing. He writes: "Copy for the greater Part of 'Italian Hours' by Henry James. / The remainder immediately to follow: March 22d 1909." At top, in another hand, it indicates the envelope contained "13 chapters". First published in London in October 1909, this envelope likely conveyed James final drafts to his publisher William Heinemann. The first American edition would be published the following month. The Envelope has been torn open on the verso, but all three wax seals bearing the imprint "Lamb House" remain. A printed image of James is also included with this lot.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2010
    11th-12th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 861

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 38 days left to consign to the 2020 July 14 The Concession Residences by Tui Pranich Real Estate Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    You reach a customer base that is in many ways completely unknown to the major auction houses, and your marketing to this base is as professional as one could hope for. As I continue to wind down my holdings.
    Michael Z.,
    Hawthorne, NY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search