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Conrad, Joseph

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  • Conrad, Joseph
  • Bibliographical collection of editions of An Outcast of the Islands and The Nigger of the "Narcissus" / The Children of the Sea, 1896-1935, comprising
An Outcast of the Islands.
Five volumes comprising: i) London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1896, first English edition, first printing, smooth green cloth lettered in gilt on spine [binding variant not recorded by Cagle], recased, clumsy repairs to binding; ii) London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1919, "fourth impression"; iii) London: Eveleigh Nash & Grayson, 1922, [later impression], corners bumped; iv) London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1923, "fifth impression", frontispiece portrait, slightly bowed; v)London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1927, "eighth impression"

The Nigger of the Narcissus / The Children of the Sea.
Nine volumes, comprising i) London: Heinemann, 1898, "new impression" [second printing], original slate grey cloth; ii) London: Heinemann, 1898, [first colonial printing], publisher’s catalogue, red cloth ["no copy of the first colonial printing has been located in the colonial cloth binding" – Cagle], some spotting, restoration to binding; iii) London: Heinemann, 1898, "new impression" [colonial printing]; iv) New York: Dodd, Mead and Co., 1899, [later printing] bound with Galsworthy, later cloth binding; v) New York: Dodd, Mead and Co., n.d. [c.1908], title-page in red and black, frontispiece illustration; vi) New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1914, limp dark blue-green leather, glassine and paper dust-jackets ["no specimen of the dust jacket has been located" – Cagle], extremities worn, some loss to dust-jacket; vii) London: Heinemann, 1921 "Acme Library", lower corner of page 67 torn not affecting text; viii) London: Heinemann, 1935 "3/6 edition" reprint, dust-jacket, dust-jacket worn with tears and some loss; ix) New York: Nelson Doubleday, n.d. [1940s], some tears;

all 8vo, original bindings (unless noted), occasional spotting and browning, occasional wear to bindings (14)