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Lot 198
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Conrad, Joseph

Estimate
700 - 900 GBP
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Description

  • Conrad, Joseph
  • Two first American editions of Almayer’s Folly, in variant bindings, one with an unrecorded review slip, comprising:
  • PAPER
Almayer’s Folly. New York: Macmillan and Co., 1895, first American edition, published state, review slip tipped-in to front free endpaper, 3pp. publisher’s advertisements at end, original cloth with 'MACMILLAN & CO' on spine (Cagle's 'a' binding), [Cagle A1b(2)], slightly skewed, abrasions to spine; Almayer’s Folly. New York: Macmillan and Co., 1895, first American edition, published state, 3pp. publisher’s advertisements at end, original cloth with 'THE MACMILLAN | COMPANY' on spine (Cagle's 'b' binding), [Cagle A1b(2)], slight browning, head and foot of spine worn

Catalogue Note

The review slip notes that the book is 'furnished for editorial purposes' and suggests that any review should mention Macmillan, their address 'and the price of the book which is 1.25'. Cagle notes that the first American edition was set from uncorrected proofs and varies substantially from the English text. Keating suggests 650 copies were published (compared with 1000 copies of the English edition).
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