"Sleep after toyle, port after stormie seas, Ease after warre, death after life, does greatly please": First Edition of Joseph Conrad's The Rover
Item Number: 55015
London: T. Fisher Unwin Ltd, 1923.
First British edition of the last complete novel by Joseph Conrad. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing.
The story takes place in the south of France, against the backdrop of the French Revolution, Napoleon's rise to power, and the French-English rivalry in the Mediterranean. Peyrol (a master-gunner in the French republican navy, pirate, and for nearly fifty years "rover of the outer seas") attempts to find refuge in an isolated farmhouse (Escampobar) on the Giens Peninsula near Hyères. It was the basis for the 1967 film L'avventuriero (internationally released as The Rover) directed by Terence Young and starring Anthony Quinn.
Other Books by this Author
“The calm was absolute, a dead, flat calm, the stillness of a dead sea and of a dead atmosphere": Joseph Conrad's The Rescue; Inscribed by Him
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1922.
First edition, early printing of this later Conrad work. Octavo, original blue cloth, gilt stamped to the front panel, gilt titles to the spine, frontispiece. Boldly inscribed by Joseph Conrad on the front free endpaper. In near fine condition with light rubbing to the extremities.
The Works of Joseph Conrad: Signed Limited Edition (Including Almayer’s Folly; An Outcast of the Islands; The Nigger of the Narcissus; Heart of Darkness; Lord Jim; Nostromo; The Secret Agent; Under Western Eyes)
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1920-1926.
Complete works of Joseph Conrad. Signed by Joseph Conrad on the limitation-page of Volume I. Octavo, 22 volumes, finely bound in full blue morocco, gilt title and tooling to the spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Frontispiece portrait in Volume I. One of 735 copies of the Sun-Dial Edition. In near fine condition. A very nice set.
“HE WHO HATH KNOWN THE BITTERNESS OF THE OCEAN SHALL HAVE ITS TASTE FOREVER IN HIS MOUTH”: FIRST EDITION OF JOSEPH CONRAD'S FALK, AMY FOSTER, TO-MORROW THREE STORIES
New York: McClure, Phillips and Company, 1903.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine and front panel. In near fine condition with light rubbing.
"My task, which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel--it is, before all, to make you see": 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. A near fine example with some wear to the extremities and the endpapers ever so slightly browned. 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 plucking the fruit of memory one runs the risk of spoiling its bloom”: First Edition of Joseph Conrad's The Arrow of Gold: A Story Between Two Notes
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1919.
First edition, first issue with line 16-17, page 5 reading “with proper credentials and apparently” that in subsequent issues read “with proper credentials and who,” also with 20 titles by Conrad listed opposite the title page which in subsequent editions lists 21 titles, also with the error noted by Keating 126 on lines 6 and 7, page 248. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine and front panel. In near fine condition.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1923.
First edition, later printing of this classic sea yarn by Conrad. Octavo, original blue cloth, gilt stamped to the front panel, gilt titles to the spine, frontispiece. Boldly inscribed by Joseph Conrad on the front free endpaper. In near fine condition with some light offsetting to the endpapers.
“One must not make too much of anything in life, good or bad": First Edition of Joseph Conrad's The Shadow-Line: A Confession
London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1917.
First edition, first issue of this Conrad novel, based at sea. Octavo, original cloth, with the Aldine House logo to the front panel. In near fine condition with light rubbing.
“Love and regret go hand in hand in this world of changes swifter than the shifting of the clouds reflected in the mirror of the sea": First Edition of Joseph Conrad's The Mirror of the Sea: Memories and Impressions
London: Methuen & Company, 1906.
First British edition of Conrad’s first volume of autobiographical non-fiction. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine. In very good condition.
London: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1923.
Octavo, original cloth, 22 volumes. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper of Almayer’s Folly and Tales of Unrest, “To Claudine and Allan Wade from their friend Joseph Conrad 1923.” The recipients, Allan and Claudine Wade was an actor, director, bibliophile and founder of The Phoenix Society. In excellent condition.
"All this life, must be life, since it is so much like a dream”: First Edition of Joseph Conrad's Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard
New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1904.
First American edition of what many consider to be the author’s masterpiece. Octavo, original green cloth, gilt titles to the spine and front panel. In near fine condition.
“Only God knows how much I love you”: First American Edition of the Love In The Time Of Cholera; Signed and dated by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988.
First American edition of the author’s work that ranks as one of the great novels of the last half of the twentieth century. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed and dated in 1990 by Garcia Marquez on the dedication page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1975.
First British edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Nadine Gordimer on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York: The Viking Press, 1965.
First edition of this collection of stories by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Nadine Gordimer on the half title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.