I’ve never seen text formatted where a space is included before the apostrophe or in between the two words of a contraction, as you can see in “they ‘re” & “did n’t. Though for some reason “don’t” is written normally. I wonder is this a peculiarity of Jame’s writing that Modern Library have preserved? I don’t imagine it’s a Modern Library have a style guide that’s being imposed on the text.

Neil Bruder @neilbruder