8vo. New York: Doubleday & McClure, 1900. 8vo, (6), 392pp. Original pale green cloth a little worn, small brown stain from inserted clipping on front endpapers. First edition, second issue with the title-page being a cancel (correcting the copyright dates and publisher’s names). Lord Jim was first serialized in Blackwood’s 1898–9, and was published in book form in London in 1900. It is neatly summarized on the dust-jacket of a later edition as “The romantic story of a brave man’s effort to regain self-respect after a deed of fatal and unexpected cowardice”. (Inventory #: 107286)
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