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JAMES, HENRY (CONRAD, JOSEPH)

Edité par Methuen, London (1900)

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Description du livre : Methuen, London, 1900. First edition, author's presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title: "To Joseph Conrad / Henry James / Sept 10th 1900". A major modernist association, and one that links the two male subjects of F.R. Leavis's 'The Great Tradition'. "So many qualities do the two writers share", wrote another critic, "that it is possible to think of Joseph Conrad as Henry James for people who prefer to read about the out-of-doors." They first met in February 1897, when James was 53 and Conrad fourteen years his junior, and remained life-long friends. In a letter to John Quinn, after James's death in 1916, Conrad remarked that: "I had a profound affection for him. He knew of it and he accepted it as if it were something worth having. At any rate that is the impression I have. And he wasn't a man who would pretend. What need had he? . . . even if he had been capable of it?" Conrad always wrote to James in French, addressing him as "Cher Maitre" and choosing the language of Flaubert, the writer to whom both were devoted. `The Soft Side' is particularly notable for several short stories about the artistic life in which James portrays the modern novelist as a figure isolated by his Flaubertian dedication to artistic form. Apart from this collection of stories and `The Sacred Fount', the sale catalogue of Conrad's library (Hodgson's; March 13th 1925) lists just two other books with an inscription from James, only one of them a work by James himself. In return for a flattering presentation copy of `An Outcast of the Islands', James inscribed a copy of `The Spoils of Poynton' thus: "To Joseph Conrad in dreadfully delayed but very grateful acknowledgement of an offering singularly generous and beautiful, Henry James, Feb. 11, 1897". The other title was Pierre Loti's `Impressions', to which James had contributed an introduction. A very good copy. N° de réf. du libraire 18914

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Under Western Eyes.: CONRAD, Joseph.

CONRAD, Joseph.

Edité par London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1911 (1911)

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Description du livre : London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1911, 1911. Octavo. Original red linen-grain cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt. Custom red morocco-backed slipcase and chemise, spine lettered in gilt. Spine lightly faded, untrimmed edges of text-block a little spotted, an excellent copy. First edition, presentation copy to John Galsworthy and his wife, Ada, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Jack and Ada with love from J. C. 1911". Conrad first met Galsworthy in 1893 on the sailing-ship Torrens. Galsworthy, bound for Cape Town, boarded the ship at Adelaide and encountered its first mate, the future novelist, angry and black with coal dust; the two writers became lifelong friends. Under Western Eyes is the last book in the astonishing sequence of novels that constituted Conrad's major phase, beginning with The Nigger of the "Narcissus" (1897), taking in Lord Jim, Youth, Typhoon, Nostromo, The Secret Agent, and "The Secret Sharer". "With Under Western Eyes he even dared to challenge (and arguably surpassed) Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment" (ODNB). N° de réf. du libraire 48397

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An Outcast of the Islands. [Together with;]: CONRAD, Joseph.

CONRAD, Joseph.

Edité par London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1896 (1896)

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Description du livre : London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1896, 1896. 2 works, octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Housed in green quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Binding a little rubbed and marked, endpapers tanned. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Mr. W. T. Hornaday with the Author's most friendly regards. 22 March, 1896". Hornaday (1854–1937) was an American zoologist and conservationist who is credited with the preservation of a number of species including the North American bison. He helped found the Smithsonian National Zoo and in 1896 was made the director of the New York Zoological Park. Hornaday was the author of ten books, and one of his earliest published works was Free Rum on the Congo and What It Is Doing There (1887), a copy of which accompanies the present item. His work subsequently appeared alongside Conrad's in American literary magazines. How Hornaday and Conrad met is apparently unrecorded but their paths may have first crossed in Malaysia during the 1880s. The inscription is dated two days before Conrad's wedding in London. The publication of the Outcast had been delayed owing to a fire which destroyed the printer's stereo-plates, and the book came out on 4 March 1896. Conrad sent out the first copies on 10 March. Contemporary presentation copies of Conrad's early novels are rare. N° de réf. du libraire 63484

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THE NIGGER OF THE "NARCISSUS" A Tale: CONRAD, Joseph

CONRAD, Joseph

Edité par Heinemann (1898)

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Description du livre : Heinemann, 1898. First edition. Original black cloth lettered in gilt. Author's presentation copy, inscribed on the front end paper, "To Miss Watson from her very faithful friend and servant the Author. 24th Dec 1897" A very good copy but somewhat rubbed to spine ends, joints and corners. Front hinge cracking but firm and some looseness between sections. Foxing to prelims but generally fresh interally. Helen May Watson (1875–1967) married Conrad's close friend Edward Lancelot Sanderson (the dedicatee of An Outcast of the Islands) in 1898. In an affectionate letter to Sanderson on 26 December 1897 sending him "all the wishes suitable to the season and which friendship may dictate" Conrad ends by referring to this copy: "My affectionate regards and duty to Miss Watson. I've sent off a copy of the 'N.' for her. You must wait for yours a little." (Collected Letters, I, p. 435). The Nigger of the Narcissus is considered to be Conrad's first great novel and marks the start of purple patch in his literary output upon which much of his reputation rests, taking in Lord Jim, Youth, Typhoon, Nostromo and The Secret Agent. Signed and inscribed copies of these early novels are exceptionally rare, and we can locate only two copies being offered at auction in the last forty years. N° de réf. du libraire 32386

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FIVE INSCRIBED COPIES TO SIR ROBERT JONES: CONRAD, JOSEPH

CONRAD, JOSEPH

Edité par Dent -1925 (1912)

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Description du livre : Dent -1925, 1912. Hardcover. État : Very Good. 1st Edition. Collection of four first editions and one later. Arrow of Gold, Twixt land and sea, A personal record (later edition) The Rescue , Tales of Hearsay. Four inscribed by Conrad, one by his widow. One copy in special full leather Ramage binding with accompanying letter from the author showing that he has arranged to have this copy bound up.(have not been able to locate any inscribed copies speciailly bound for author) The Arrow of Gold First edition 1919 Full green crushed Morocco. Boards oblong blind stamped with gilt floral motifs banded gilt lettered spine. Inner gilt dentelles with binders "Rammage" stamp, Aeg. Green mottled end papers. Bookplate of Surgeon Sir Robert Jon es verso of front free endpaper.Bold black ink signature to half title "To Sir Robert Jones from his most grateful Joseph Conrad 1919" Clean slightly cropped copy Accompanying letter folded with slight horizontal tear to fold [oswalds/Bishopsbourne/Kent - Blue Head note paper] Printed Telegram address to left also in Blue Pencil date Nov 22 8 Nov .19 Dear Sir Robert, A few days ago I dispatched to you/a bound copy of The arrow of Gold -the book/of my 60th year. It had lost its chance/ of being read by you [at] sea on your out-/ward passage because of the binders who, were an unconscionable time in executing the order./Pray give it a home on your shelves in the / assurance of the author's gratitude and affection. My wife wrote to you about three weeks ago to/report her condition. The radiograph of the knee/was dispatched yesterday. I am sorry to say/ that since we came into this house the/pain and [worry] of the limb have increased./[it] may be that she exerted herself a/ little too much during the move; though every/ care was taken to spare her every necessity for / undue efforts [erasure] for the last week or so especially/ she has had very bad nights being unable to find/ a restful position. The painful sensations extend now/ high up the muscles of the thigh. May I make a request ? Will you be good,enough to let me know, as soon as it is quite/ convenient to you the approximate date of the / operation and also the locality [&] the home in/which you wish her to be placed. I am coming/ with her , of course, with my son, who is going/ to see us both through the ordeal, and my wife's/ personal maid, a great favourite whom she/wishes to have near her. The finding of suitable/ lodgings at a convenient distance from the nursing/ home may take a few days. I must also make/ arrangements for the journey in advance. Believe me dear Sir Robert , always / affectionately yours Joseph Conrad (2) Twixt Land and sea First Edition J.Dent 1912 Olive green publisher's cloth. Black lettered front board gilt lettered spine. Pp. 264 Light scattered foxing to text. Light small stain to top front right front board extremity. Boldly inscribed to front free end paper "To Mr & Mrs Watson* / with great regard/ Joseph Conrad/ [flourish]/Dec 1921 *Mrs Watson was Sir Robert Jones' Daughter Opposite glued on to front board is a hand written crd address by Conrad's Wife Jessie "Dear Mrs Watson I send you one of the books/I promised you. I received/ by this afternoon's post. It was/ found in Paris. It brings/ you my love and very/sincere good wishes to, you all. [ Forgive haste?] / may I sign myself/ affectionately Jessie Conrad.". (3) A personal record Joseph Conrad J M Dent 1919 Edition Green publisher's lettered in brown/gilt front boards and spine. Pp. 256. Slight foxing. Bookplate of Orthopedic Surgeon Sir Robert Jones. Bold black ink signature to front free end paper "To Sir Robert Jones/ with deep and affectionate regard/ Joseph Conrad/ Dec 1919 [flourish] (4) The Rescue Joseph Conrad First edition J M Dent 1920 Dark green publisher's cloth pp 416 Binding slightly scewed and some splitting inner back hinge but tight clean copy. Slight damage to side of front free end paper. Boo. Inscribed by Author(s). N° de réf. du libraire 22978

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Conrad, Joseph

Edité par J. M. Dent, London (1912)

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Description du livre : J. M. Dent, London, 1912. Hardcover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition. This copy is SIGNED by Joseph Conrad on a laid in signature. This First Edition has the second issue point with "Seven" corrected by hand. An attractive First Issue dustjacket that has the 6/- printed price present on the spine of the dustjacket. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has slight wear to the edges. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy SIGNED by the author. We buy Joseph Conrad First Editions. Signed by Author(s). N° de réf. du libraire ABE-14741635819

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VICTORY: CONRAD, Joseph

CONRAD, Joseph

Edité par Methuen (1915)

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Description du livre : Methuen, 1915. First edition. Original red cloth lettered in gilt. Author's presentation copy, inscribed on publication on the front endpaper, "To Sir Sidney and Lady Colvin with great affection from J.C. 1915". A very good copy indeed with covers a shade dusty and a small mark to the spine. Unobtrusive bookplate to the front pastedown. Sir Sidney Colvin had been Slade Professor of Fine Arts at Cambridge and Keeper in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum between 1884 and 1912. He was introduced to Conrad by H.G. Wells and the period from 1913 onwards show them as close friends with a regular correspondence and meetings often discussing Conrad's work and Colvin's reviews of other novelists. N° de réf. du libraire 32868

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Tales of Unrest: Conrad, Joseph

Conrad, Joseph

Edité par T. Unwin Fisher, London (1898)

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Description du livre : T. Unwin Fisher, London, 1898. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Hardcover. First English edition of Conrad's first collection of short stories, published in both America and England in 1898. Author's presentation copy, inscribed "For J. B. Pinker, Joseph Conrad." The book marks the first stage of Conrad learning to write for popular magazines: "in that book I come nearer to the popular notion of tale-telling than in any previous work of mine" (writing to Unwin, Collected Letters, II., p.48). Pinker was one of the first literary agents in London, and became one of the most important agents of the twentieth century, with such clients as H.G. Wells, Stephen Crane, Henry James, and Ford Madox Ford. Pinker was "superbly attuned to the changing economic climate of the 1890s publishing market and served the interests of several 'difficult' writers with a skillful blend of shrewdness, tact, generosity, and long-suffering" (Knowles and Moore). This could not have been better demonstrated than with his relationship with Conrad, in which the agent was required to play many roles: friend, banker, father-figure and general factotum. Pinker could see Conrad's potential, but in many ways the author was ill-placed to survive the cutthroat market of the time, committed as he was "to a form of experimental novel, the unpredictable gestation of which involved an enormous amount of energy, time, and living costs" (op.cit.) As Conrad later gratefully acknowledged, Pinker believed in him and backed him for the long term, bankrolling him through the lean years when he had yet to be a commercial success, in the hope of future payments and royalties. Conrad was forced to split himself between his long serious projects like Nostromo and Under Western Eyes and more commercial journalistic material. Tensions were high between author and agent in these years between 1904 and 1910, with Pinker being asked for larger and larger advances to fund medical costs, household bills and overseas trips. The agent's requests for itemization and justification were resented by Conrad, and he sometimes resisted his agent's attempts to link payments to fixed amounts of delivered copy. In December 1909 Pinker's patience finally snapped after the author had been working on Under Western Eyes for two years and then broke off, against his agent's wishes, to write for the English Review. Pinker threatened to cut off all funds; his author retaliated by threatening to throw the manuscript into the fire. After an explosive row the two did not speak for two years. After the dramatic upturn in Conrad's popularity and finances after 1914 the author could finally begin to settle his debts, and the two men resumed their relationship, meeting weekly, spending weekends at each other's homes, and even collaborating on a screenplay. Conrad later wrote: "those books which, people say, are an asset of English Literature owe their existence to Mr. Pinker as much as to me. For 15 years of my writing life he has seen me through periods of unproductiveness[,] through illnesses[,] through all sorts of troubles." (Collected Letters, V, p.619). Conrad was deeply affected by his agent's sudden death in 1922. Bound in original green cloth with light bumping to corners. Offsetting to free front endpaper not affecting the legibility of inscription. Text block has pulled away from front hinge but still tight although some interior gutters visible. Library stamp on rear pastedown, offsetting and piece of rear free endpaper torn away. Housed in a green cloth slipcase. With bookplate of book collector Stanley J. Seeger. Very good condition despite noted flaws. 297 pages. LIT/011116. N° de réf. du libraire 28898

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The Works.: CONRAD, Joseph.

CONRAD, Joseph.

Edité par London: William Heinemann, 1921 (1921)

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Description du livre : London: William Heinemann, 1921, 1921. 20 volumes, octavo (220 × 142 mm). Contemporary brown morocco, titles and elaborate decoration to spines in compartments separated by raised bands, multiple fillets to board edges with further multiple filets to the centre with arabesque cornerpieces, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Spines a little faded, an excellent set. Signed limited edition of the definitive collected works of Conrad, including his own notes on his writings prepared especially for this edition. One of only 780 copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf in volume I. A particularly handsome set of Conrad's works. N° de réf. du libraire 78946

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Conrad, Joseph

Edité par William Blackwood & Sons (1900)

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Description du livre : William Blackwood & Sons, 1900. Hardcover. État : Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing with page 77, line 5, "any rate" printed as one word "anyrate" A beautiful copy SIGNED by Joseph Conrad on a laid in signature. This First Issue book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's green cloth. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning. The boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author with a custom clamshell slipcase to protect the book. We buy Joseph Conrad First Editions. Signed by Author(s). N° de réf. du libraire ABE-11673559235

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Youth: A Narrative and Two Other Stories: Conrad, Joseph

Conrad, Joseph

Edité par William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London (1902)

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Description du livre : William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1902. Hardcover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing first state with 32-page advertisement at rear, dated 10/02. A beautiful copy SIGNED by Joseph Conrad on a laid in signature. This First Issue book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's green cloth. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning. The boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author with a custom acetate dustjacket to protect the book. We buy Joseph Conrad First Editions. Signed by Author(s). N° de réf. du libraire ABE-11673567398

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Conrad, Joseph

Edité par T. Fisher Unwin, London (1895)

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Description du livre : T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1895. Hardcover. État : Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Joseph Conrad on a laid in signature. This book has the First Issue point with type missing in the last 2 lines on p. 110. The book is in great shape and is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's boards with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy SIGNED by the author. We buy Joseph Conrad First Editions. Signed by Author(s). N° de réf. du libraire ABE-962405408071346305

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Description du livre : New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1920, 1920. 24 volumes, octavo. Recent brown morocco, spines gilt in compartments, burgundy and green morocco labels, marbled endpapers, single line rules to boards and top edges gilt. Short closed tear to limitation leaf, frontispiece, and title page of volume I not affecting page contents. An excellent set. Photogravure frontispiece to each volume. The Sun-Dial Edition, one of a limited edition of 750 sets signed by the author on the limitation leaf in volume I. A beautifully bound set. N° de réf. du libraire 68436

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The Works. [Including Almayer's Folly; An Outcast: CONRAD, Joseph.
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Description du livre : New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1920, 1920. 24 volumes, octavo. Recent tan morocco, spines gilt in compartments, burgundy morocco labels, marbled endpapers, decorative roll to boards and top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Some very occasional minor foxing; an excellent set in an attractive binding. Photogravure frontispiece to each volume. The Sun-Dial Edition, one of a limited edition of 750 sets signed by the author on the limitation leaf in volume I. A beautifully bound set. N° de réf. du libraire 68644

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Conrad, Joseph

Edité par Doubleday -Page First Edition

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Description du livre : Doubleday -Page First Edition. THE ARROW OF GOLD, Doubleday -Page, 1919, first edition (first issue), just about a vg copy. INSCRIBED by the author to his friend Grace Willard and dated at the time of publication. Although apparently there are 2 INSCRIBED dedication copies of this edition to Conrads friend and bibliographer, Richard Curle.This, the American edition, which precedes the English edition, is indeed rare SIGNED or INSCRIBED to anyone with no copies appearing at auction for over the last 30 years and in fact eluding both the famous collections of Raymond Sutton and Robert Findlay. N° de réf. du libraire 10727

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Conrad, Joseph

Edité par T. Fisher Unwin, London (1896)

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Description du livre : T. Fisher Unwin, London, 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, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo (200 x 135 mm). 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. There is a pencil note on the front pastedown that this copy was "Inscribed by the author by F.C. Redmayne." Cagle A2(2) binding a; Ehrsam, p. 293; Keating 4; Smith 2; Wise 2 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 Title-page in red and black. [ii, ads], [vi], 391, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo (200 x 135 mm) 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. N° de réf. du libraire 303354

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CONRAD Joseph

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Description du livre : 1925. CONRAD, Joseph. The Collected Works. Garden City: Doubleday, 1925-26. Twenty-three volumes. Octavo, original full cream parchment gilt, top edges gilt, uncut and mostly unopened, inner glassine dust jackets with outer blue paper dust jackets. $7500.Conrad did not publish his first novel until the age of 38, but his work earned him a place with the great modernists of the 20th-century, "among the very great novelists in the language" (Drabble, 225). This edition was originally intended to be 377 copies, each signed by Conrad. As he died after having only signed 99 sets, the plan was changed and the signed sheets became part of this Memorial Edition. Includes all of his major and minor works, with several posthumously published stories and essays. Interiors and original cream parchment boards pristine and fine; scarce original paper dust jackets with occasional closed tears, scattered faint dampstaining to some spines. A near-fine set, very desirable in such exceptional condition. N° de réf. du libraire 80729

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CONRAD Joseph

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Description du livre : 1925. CONRAD, Joseph. The Collected Works. Garden City: Doubleday, 1925-26. Twenty-three volumes. Octavo, original full cream parchment gilt, top edges gilt, uncut and mostly unopened, inner plain paper dust jackets with outer blue paper dust jackets printed on spines. $7500.Signed limited "Memorial Edition," number 57 of only 99 sets signed by Conrad, with engraved frontispiece plate in each volume. Sets of the complete works of Conrad are scarce; signed sets are particularly rare. A beautiful set in the original dust jackets. Conrad did not publish his first novel until the age of 38, but his work earned him a place with the great modernists of the 20th-century, "among the very great novelists in the language" (Drabble, 225). "Conrad's work at its best achieved a synthesis of theme, treatment, and language of a kind without precedent in English literature". Novelty of theme and the piquancy of a non-English origin established him as a romantic, almost as a legendary figure. His stories had excitement of a new kind, and his style, by its very queerness, could allure". powerfully". achieving a perfect equilibrium of pictorial and narrative style" (DNB). This edition was originally intended to be 377 copies, each signed by Conrad. As he died after having only signed 99 sets, the plan was changed and the signed sheets became part of this Memorial Edition. Includes all of his major and minor works, with several posthumously published stories and essays. Minor chipping to edges of some wrappers only. Fine condition. Signed. N° de réf. du libraire 106223

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SOME REMINISCENCES: Conrad, Joseph

Conrad, Joseph

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Description du livre : 1912. [to Reggie & Maisie Gibbon] London: Eveleigh Nash, 1912. 2 pp undated ads. Original dark blue cloth. First Edition of this autobiographical work, which initially appeared serially in Ford Madox Ford's newly-founded "English Review."~What is remarkable about Conrad's reminiscences is how clearly he employed fictional techniques worked out with Ford, wherein the narrative intensity increases as the story develops. To achieve that, Conrad used a constantly interrupted narrative as a way of unsettling conventional sequences and, thereby, established anticipation of the next episode. Conrad needed a method that permitted intimacy, up to a certain point, and then withdrawal, when he had revealed enough. so his reminiscences would be matters of attack and retreat. [Karl]~SOME REMINISCENCES is generally believed to have slightly preceded the American edition -- which, as with subsequent English editions, was titled A PERSONAL RECORD. Wise claimed that only 1,000 copies were printed (apparently including some bound by Bell as the colonial issue), but Nash records have not survived to substantiate this.~This copy is in fine, bright condition (discreet bookplate of the remarkable Conrad collector Stanley J. Seeger). Cagle A15b.1. Housed in a morocco-backed slipcase with inner chemise.~This is an inscribed presentation copy from Conrad, with the following in his hand on the front free endpaper: "To | Maisie and Reggie | from their affectionate | J.C. | 1912". Perceval "Reggie" Gibbon (1879-1926) was, like Conrad, a former seaman who had become a writer; both used J.B. Pinker as an agent, which may be how they first met. When Conrad suffered his nervous breakdown in early 1910 (as he was completing UNDER WESTERN EYES), it was Gibbon who came to the rescue: Jessie Conrad later wrote of those months, "If it had not been for Perceval Gibbon who came often and always, it seemed, in the nick of time, I feel sure I would not have held out" [quoted in Karl p. 680]. Gibbon dedicated his Margaret Harding to the Conrads in 1911, and a few years later Conrad would reciprocate by dedicating VICTORY to Gibbon and his wife Maisie. Conrad and "Reggie" had a rather intense flurry of correspondence during the 'Teens, but most of it was lost during the Great War so not a lot is known about their friendship. At one point the two men considered collaborating on a play based on both men's early seafaring experiences in Africa (as in Conrad's "Heart of Darkness"). Toward the end of the war, Gibbon was a war correspondent with the Italian Army for The New York Times, and after the war he became a major in the British Royal Marines. As veteran Conrad collectors know, the most intimate inscriptions Conrad wrote were those he signed merely "J.C.". N° de réf. du libraire 12673

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CONRAD, Joseph.

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Description du livre : 0. CONRAD, Joseph. The Works of Joseph Conrad. The Sun-Dial Edition. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1920-1928. 24 Vols. Uniformly bound by Stikeman in 3/4-blue morocco and cloth, gilt-ruled, gilt-decorated spine, raised spine bands, T.e.g. One of 735 numbered copies, Vol. One signed by Conrad. Several volumes have a portrait frontis. A fine set. N° de réf. du libraire 57430

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THE SHADOW-LINE: Conrad, Joseph

Conrad, Joseph

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Description du livre : 1917. [inscribed to Arthur Symons] A Confession. London & Toronto: J. M. Dent & Sons, (1917). 18 pp undated ads. Original light grey-green cloth decorated in brown. First Edition, first issue (so stated), of Conrad's third autobiographical (though fictionalized) work -- "a Far-Eastern story of a haunted ship. No reader of THE SHADOW-LINE will ever forget the first mate and the silent crew of the schooner which had such mysterious difficulty in passing latitude 8 degrees 20 minutes" [from the ads]. This copy is printed on laid paper, as usual (some copies, perhaps those intended for the colonies, are on wove paper). This is a remarkably fine, bright copy. Cagle A21a.1. Housed in a (dried) morocco-backed slipcase with inner chemise.~This copy is inscribed and signed by Conrad, "Arthur Symons | from | Joseph Conrad | March 1917 [the month of publication]". Arthur Symons (1865-1945) was an author, a poet and a critic who was extremely influential in the "symbolist school" of the 1890s. As editor of The Savoy, in 1896 he published Conrad's first short story ("The Idiots"); according to Conrad's wife, Symons was the only poet Conrad read for pleasure (such that he used a Symons verse as the epigraph for TWIXT LAND & SEA in 1912). Symons and Conrad wound up as neighbors in Kent, and also had in common severe bouts with "nerves" during the years 1909-1912. N° de réf. du libraire 12657

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THE SHADOW-LINE: Conrad, Joseph

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Description du livre : 1917. [inscribed to Clement Shorter] A Confession. London & Toronto: J. M. Dent & Sons, (1917). 18 pp undated ads. Original light grey-green cloth decorated in brown. First Edition, first issue (so stated), of Conrad's third autobiographical (though fictionalized) work -- "a Far-Eastern story of a haunted ship. No reader of THE SHADOW-LINE will ever forget the first mate and the silent crew of the schooner which had such mysterious difficulty in passing latitude 8 degrees 20 minutes" [from the ads]. This copy is printed on laid paper, as usual (some copies, perhaps those intended for the colonies, are on wove paper). This is a fine copy (spine lettering slightly dull, as usual for this wartime book). Cagle A21a.1. With the bookplates of Clement K. Shorter, of Walter and Dorothy Donnelly, and of the amazing Conrad collector Stanley J. Seeger. Housed in a custom clamshell case.~This copy is inscribed and signed by Conrad, "Clement Shorter | with great regard | from Joseph Conrad | March 1917 [the month of publication]". Conrad had first met the bibliophile and editor Clement Shorter (1859-1926) in 1898, when Conrad was working on his manuscript of THE RESCUER (ultimately published without the final "R" in 1920). The two resumed contact in 1916, when Conrad (always in need of cash) and Shorter devised a scheme to publish six of Conrad's miscellaneous writings in very-limited editions (beginning with ONE DAY MORE in February 1917, a month before this presentation). These "manufactured rarities" [Cagle] were quite a success, and Conrad collaborated with Thomas J. Wise on twenty more of them during the years 1919-1920. N° de réf. du libraire 12670

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CONRAD Joseph

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Description du livre : 1917. CONRAD, Joseph. Autograph letter signed. Capel House, Orlestone [Kent], November 6, 1917. Two pages, recto and verso of single sheet (8 by 5 inches) of Conrad's letterhead stationery. $6200.Fine two-page autograph letter signed by Joseph Conrad during World War I, mentioning two of his books, Lord Jim and Typhoon, as well as his two sons, one of which (his oldest, Borys) he refers to as "a young man at the front."Conrad addresses an unnamed correspondent: "The books are going by tonight's post, a copy of Lord Jim containing a most repulsive photograph of the author""but one can't stop that sort of thing""the other is an Am. copy of the blue-leather edition of Typhoon. You'll find inside the latest photograph of myself""which tells its own tale, tho' I don't think it can convey any information to the enemy. Perhap, if pasted on the fly-leaf, it may help to fetch a few pence more for the copy of Typhoon. But if you don't think so may I ask you to post it back to me as there are only 3 more copies in existence, of which one reposes in the pocket-book of a young man at the front and the other two are in this house belonging to my wife and the small boy. I've signed both books as requested. Yours very faithfully, J. Conrad." Conrad's son Borys was a soldier at this time""the "young man at the front" he refers to""and "the small boy" would have been his second son, John. One fold line, a bit of dust soiling, thin strip of paper affixed to right margin on verso, probably the remnants of a hinge where the letter was tipped into a book or album. Minor smudges to closing and signature. Very good condition. Signed. N° de réf. du libraire 100990

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Description du livre : London: William Heinemann, 1921, 1921. 20 volumes, octavo. Recent green morocco, spines gilt in compartments, burgundy morocco labels, marbled endpapers, decorative roll to boards and top edges gilt, others untrimmed. An excellent set. Signed limited edition of the definitive collected works of Conrad, including his own notes on his writings prepared especially for this edition. One of only 780 copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf in volume I, and a very handsomely bound set. N° de réf. du libraire 68433

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The Works. [Including Almayer's Folly; An Outcast: CONRAD, Joseph.
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Description du livre : London: William Heinemann, 1921, 1921. 20 volumes, octavo. Recent dark green morocco, spines gilt in compartments, red and green morocco labels, marbled endpapers, decorative roll to boards and top edges gilt, others untrimmed. A few boards faintly bowed, occasional small pale scuff marks. Otherwise an excellent set handsomely bound. Signed limited edition of the definitive collected works of Conrad, including his own notes on his writings prepared especially for this edition. One of only 780 copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf in volume I. N° de réf. du libraire 68687

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CONRAD, Joseph) KASTOS, Robert.

Edité par [Paris: early 1920s] (1920)

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Description du livre : [Paris: early 1920s], 1920. Excellent condition. Pen and ink portrait (270 × 229 mm). Matted, glazed, and framed. Signed "R. Kastor" by the artist Robert Kastos and inscribed by Conrad, "' and incompleteness of any sort leads to trouble.' from Victory". N° de réf. du libraire 60138

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CONRAD, Joseph.

Edité par London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1915 (1915)

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Description du livre : London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1915, 1915. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. A very good copy in the jacket, only a little chipped and with no loss to the striking front panel. First edition, first impression, first state with comma after "Essex Street" on title page imprint. A striking copy in the jacket. N° de réf. du libraire 89008

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Description du livre : London: William Heinemann, 1921., 1921. 20 volumes. Octavo. Edition Limited to 780 sets of which this is No. 541, SIGNED by the author. Handsomely bound in half dark blue oasis morocco with gilt titles and gilt raised bands to spines, blue cloth boards, untrimmed edges, top edge gilt. Internally clean; exterior unmarked. A fine set in an attractive recent leather binding. N° de réf. du libraire 47619

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Conrad, Joseph

Edité par Methuen & Co, London (1907)

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Description du livre : Methuen & Co, London, 1907. Hardcover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing with the 40 pages of inserted ads at the rear. A beautiful copy SIGNED by Joseph Conrad on a laid in signature. This First Issue book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's red cloth. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning. The boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author with a custom acetate dustjacket to protect the book. We buy Joseph Conrad First Editions. Signed by Author(s). N° de réf. du libraire ABE-11673559228

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CONRAD, Joseph.

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Description du livre : No Binding. État : Very Good. ("Joseph Conrad") in black fountain pen ink on printed Capel House, Orlestone, Nr. Ashford, March 28, 1917. 8" x 10", 2 pages (1 leaf recto and verso). Very good, fresh and dark example. 28 lines. To Cathleen Conrad agrees to write to H.B. Irving* on his behalf regarding the production of his novel "Victory". In part: "As far as I know (through my agent) Irving decided to produce Victory*** almost immediately, as long as we can make it fit with the American arrangements. I am writing to Pinker** to know what has been settled. . ." *H.B. Irving (1870-1919), born August 5, 1870, died October 17, 1919; British stage actor; son of Sir Henry Irving; later in life became a legal expert and author. He was a founding member along with Arthur Conan Doyle of "Our Society" (aka "Murder Club"). He appeared in the 1911 film "Princess Clementina". **J.B. Pinker was Conrad's literary agent and financial advisor. ***"Victory" was filmed in 1919. Directed by Maurice Tourneur, starring: Jack Holt, Seena Owen, Lon Chaney. It was the first Conrad novel to be filmed. Jules Furthman was the screenwriter. Signed by Author(s). N° de réf. du libraire 607033

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