Signed Limited Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad; Finely Bound in Full Morocco
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)
Item Number: 46050
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.
Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. He joined the British merchant marine in 1878, and was granted British nationality in 1886. Though he did not speak English fluently until he was in his twenties, he was a master prose stylist who brought a non-English sensibility into English literature. Conrad is considered an early modernist, though his works still contain elements of 19th-century realism. "His narrative style and anti-heroic characters have influenced many authors, including T. S. Eliot, William Faulkner, Graham Greene, and Salman Rushdie" (John Stape, The Many Lives of Joseph Conrad).