London: W. Collins Sons & Co., (1917). Original blue-black cloth. First Edition of this unfinished, posthumously-published novel -- about America's Gilded Age, and specifically about two dying millionaires and the corruption in their wake. "It was composed during the summer of 1914. [and] had reached the point where it breaks off by the beginning of August 1914. With the outbreak of war Henry James found he could no longer work upon a fiction supposed to represent contemporary or recent life" (from Percy Lubbock's preface). This is a fine, bright copy. Supino 77.1.0; Edel & Laurence A77a.