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Lot 206
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Conrad, Joseph

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300 - 500 GBP
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Description

  • Conrad, Joseph
  • An Outcast of the Islands. Three first American editions in three different bindings, comprising:
  • PAPER
New York: D. Appleton, 1896, 8vo, first American edition, first ordinary printing, 10pp. publisher’s advertisements at end, original light green smooth cloth (Cagle’s 'a' binding), upper cover in red and black, spine in black and gilt, [Cagle A2b(2)];

New York: D. Appleton, 1896, 8vo, first American edition, first ordinary printing, 10pp. publisher’s advertisements at end, original terra cotta wove paper wrappers (Cagle’s 'b' binding) printed in black, [Cagle A2b(2)], minor hole to half-title, disbound, extremities of wrappers slightly rubbed;



New York: D. Appleton, 1896, 8vo, first American edition, deluxe printing, original half red roan with marbled paper covered boards, spine lettered in gilt, [Cagle A2b(3)], upper joint split, some tears and loss to spine, ownership signature to front fixed endpaper

Catalogue Note

Cagle notes that, due to the lack of Appleton’s printing records, there is no information 'on where the deluxe printing fits into the picture. Both the ordinary and the deluxe printings are dated 1896 on the title page and, as type wear shows no variation between the two printings, we are led to conjecture that they were made either simultaneously or one immediately after the other' (see Cagle, p. 17).
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