Lot 195
  • 195

Conrad, Joseph

6,000 - 8,000 GBP
13,750 GBP
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  • Conrad, Joseph
  • Almayer's Folly. A Story of an Eastern River. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1895
8vo, first edition of the author's first book, presentation copy inscribed by the author to his "oldest English friends", Mr and Mrs G.F.W. Hope ("To | Mr and Mrs. Hope | with affectionate friendship | from the Author | April 1895") on front free endpaper, title-page in red and black, original dark green vertically ribbed cloth lettered in gilt on spine, top edge gilt, later green cloth chemise and slipcase, some light browning, lower hinge splitting, adhesive residue on front fixed endpaper, extremities rubbed, very slightly skewed

The author's first book, inscribed by Conrad in the month of publication to his lifelong friends. For a note on George Fountaine Weare Hope and his wife see lot 205. Cagle records that Almayer's Folly was published "on or about 29 April 1895".


Mr and Mrs G.F.W. Hope, authorial inscription; Patricia C. Ulizio, loose bookplate; H. Bradley Martin, bookplate, his sale, Sotheby's New York, 30 April 1990, lot 2728


Cagle A1a(1)