"Sleep after toyle, port after stormie seas, Ease after warre, death after life, does greatly please": First Edition of Joseph Conrad's The Rover
New York: Doubleday, Page & Company 1923.
First American edition of the last complete novel by Joseph Conrad. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 100026
"There are on sea and land such men thus fortunate--or thus disdained by destiny or by the sea": First English edition, first printing of Joseph Conrad's Typhoon And Other Stories
London: William Heinemann 1903.
First English edition, first printing of this collection of stories, including the thrilling titular novella, “generally thought to inaugurate Conrad’s period of artistic maturity.” Octavo, original Cagle’s binding A with only the top edge trimmed and with 110 mm between “Conrad” and “Heinemann” on the spine, with gilt titles to the spine and front panel. One of only 1500 of the 3000 copies issued in the first printing with the windmill device on the title page and without “Reserved for the Colonies only” on the verso of the half title, and including the 32 pages of advertisements at rear which appear only in some copies. After the New York publication, Conrad made final revisions to “Typhoon” before the present English publication which also includes three other stories, “Amy Foster”, “Falk”, and “To-Morrow”. (Cagle, A8b; Smith, 9; Wise, 13). In fine condition. A superior example.
Price: $650.00 Item Number: 104523
“But his soul was mad. Being alone in the wilderness, it had looked within itself": First Edition of Joseph Conrad's Youth
Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons 1902.
First edition, first issue containing the first appearance in book form of Heart of Darkness—“one of the most powerful short novels in the English language” (Farrow, 14). Octavo, original illustrated cloth with gilt titles to the spine. In very good condition. A nice example.
Price: $3,500.00 Item Number: 105423
"All this life, must be life, since it is so much like a dream": Early Printing of Joseph Conrad's Masterpiece Nostromo
London: Harper & Brothers 1905.
Early printing of Conrad’s masterpiece. Octavo, original blue cloth stamped in gilt. In very good condition.
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 104753
“Never test another man by your own weakness": First Edition of Joseph Conrads Masterpiece Lord Jim
London: William Blackwood & Sons 1900.
First edition of one of Conrad’s finest novels. Octavo, original cloth. First printing with the first issue points including the misprints “anyrate” p. 77, l. 5, “cure” (instead of “cured”) p. 226, 7 lines from the bottom, the omission of “keep” after “can” p. 226, 7 lines from the bottom, and “his” p. 319, last line, being printed below the line. In near fine condition with a contemporary name to the half-title page.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 103843
Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood & Sons 1900.
First edition, second impression of one of Conrad’s finest novels. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition with toning to the first few pages.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 105421
"In this book I made an attempt to grapple with characters generally foreign to the body of my work": Joseph Conrad's first successful novel Chance: A Tale in Two Parts
London: Methuen & Co. Ltd 1914.
First edition, first printing with the canceled title page of Conrad’s first major success. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, with the date 1914 to the verso of the title page, “Methven” to the backstrip, closed quotation marks around “Narcissus” in Conrad’s list of works, 8 pages of publisher’s advertisements dated “Autumn 1913” and 31 dated “September 1913” at rear. Due to a delay that postponed the present volume’s publication until the spring of 1914, the printing of an updated title pages became necessary. Roughly 50 copies of the first printing were issued with the uncanceled title page reading “First published in 1913” on the verso. Presentation copy, lengthily inscribed by Joseph Conrad on the front free endpaper, “In this book I made an attempt to to grapple with characters generally foreign to the body of my work and tried to present them coloquially [sic] Joseph Conrad.” From the library of American bibliophile Charles C. Auchincloss with his bookplate to the pastedown. In near fine condition.
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 101951
“THE VERY FINEST AND STRONGEST PICTURE OF THE SEA AND SEA LIFE THAT OUR LANGUAGE POSSESSES”; First edition, early printing of Conrad's first masterpiece The Nigger of the "Narcissus": A Tale of the Sea
London: William Heinemann 1898.
First edition, early impression of Conrad’s first masterpiece, of which he wrote, “After writing the last words of that book… I understood that I had done with the sea, and that henceforth I had to be a writer.” Octavo, original cloth. In very good condition.
Price: $300.00 Item Number: 103421