Title: The Glasses (Uniform Edition of ...
Publisher: Martin Secker, London
Publication Date: 1916
Book Condition: Good
93 printed pages. Pages evenly toned. Slight foxing at the end and on the preliminary leaves. Top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Neat ink contemporary ownership signature on front free endpaper. 11.5 x 17.5 cm. Original brown embossed cloth with gilt lettering. Spine somewhat faded. Lower corners slightly bumped. Slightly rubbed on spine.
‘Glasses’ had previously appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, LXXVII (February 1896), 145–73. Its three companions in "Embarrassment" were shepherded into the New York Edition: ‘The Figure in the Carpet’, ‘The Next Time’ and ‘The Way It Came’ (renamed ‘The Friends of the Friends’). ‘Glasses’ was squeezed out, but James saw to its inclusion in Martin Secker’s edition of The Uniform Tales (1915–20), where it appeared in September 1916. He revised it shortly before his death, the only work of his to enjoy such a privilege after the New York Edition.