signedfirst editionTitle-page in red and black. [ii, ads], [vi], 391,  pp. 1 vols. 8vo (200 x 135 mm)
by Conrad, Joseph
London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1896. First edition, with "this" for "their" on line 31, p. 26; 'Absolution" for "ablution" p. 110 line 12; "9" missing on p.129; and "hate" for "fate" on p.356, line 26. Title-page in red and black. [ii, ads], [vi], 391,  pp. 1 vols. 8vo (200 x 135 mm). Publisher's green cloth, gilt spine title, gilt top edge; minor browning to endleaves, else very fine. first edition, presentation copy inscribed "From the author" on the front endpaper. First edition, with "this" for "their" on line 31, p. 26; 'Absolution" for "ablution" p. 110 line 12; "9" missing on p.129; and "hate" for "fate" on p.356, line 26. Title-page in red and black. [ii, ads], [vi], 391,  pp. 1 vols. 8vo (200 x 135 mm). Presentation Copy, Inscribed. The publication of Conrad's second book was plagued with problems. A fire destroyed the original electrotype plates late in 1895 and the book was hastilly reset and proofed. leaving in an inordinate number of typos, dropped letters. The number of copies printed is unknown, but presentation copies as fine as this are rarely encountered. Inscribed "From the author" on the front flyleaf (Galsworthy's copy, also a presentation, bore a similar inscription, Seeger part I, lot 9, Sotheby's, 10 July 2013).With a pencil note on the front pastedown that this copy was "Inscribed by the author to F.C. Redmayne." Cagle A2(2) binding a; Ehrsam, p. 293; Keating 4; Smith 2; Wise 2 (Inventory #: 303354)
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