Lot 213
  • 213

Conrad, Joseph

200 - 300 GBP
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  • Conrad, Joseph
  • The Nigger of the Narcissus. New York: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1914
8vo, later American edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author ("Miss K. Hall | with great regard | from Joseph Conrad | 1914") on half-title, original limp dark-green morocco gilt, collector's folding box, some reader's markings, worn with upper cover and all before half-title detached, significant loss to spine, extremities rubbed


Miss K. Hall (authorial inscription)


Cagle A3b(4)

Catalogue Note

The publishers of the first American edition, Dodd Mead, reprinted the book twice before selling the copyright and plates to Doubleday. Their edition added an author's note and a preface (from the December 1897 issue of the New Review). It was published in two formats: a regular cloth-bound format and a more expensive limp leather 'Deep Sea' format. Inscribed copies of this title are rare.