Reporting on writing activities, in an autograph letter, signed 23 May 1905, from Boston on stationery from his hotel The Brunswick, to his publisher George Mifflin.

8vo. Four pages. In full: "Boston, May 23d 1905. Dear Mr. Mifflin. Most provokingly I can't find a copy of Essays in London in all Boston & so must wait till I return to New York tonight in order to send you that remainder of text to set up for the Pennell volume which I promised you yesterday, for this A.M. But I will hurry in New York to get & transmit it as soon as possible. Yours most truly Henry James (21 East 61st St., N.Y.)." The verso of the integral leaf bears a postscript reading, "P.S. I went to 5 shops -- & then desisted -- for humiliation; & my own bother hasn't even one -- in Cambridge!" James's Essays in London was published in 1893; his English Hours, illustrated by Joseph Pennell, was published by Houghton Mifflin in 1905. Folded and somewhat darkened, two punched holes, as for a ring binder, in the outer margin of the integral leaf, barely touching one letter, but very good. Item #47188

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