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Lot 243
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Conrad, Joseph and Ford Madox Hueffer

Estimate
600 - 800 GBP
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Description

  • Conrad, Joseph and Ford Madox Hueffer
  • Romance. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1903
  • PAPER
8vo, first edition, inscribed by one of the authors to Richard Garnett ("RI Garnett | from Ford Madox Hueffer") on front free endpaper, 8pp. publisher's catalogue at end, original blue smooth cloth lettered in gilt on spine and in white on upper cover, some browning and spotting, hinges splitting, head and foot of spine worn, binding rubbed and soiled

Provenance

Richard Garnett, authorial inscription by Hueffer

Literature

Cagle A9a(1)

Catalogue Note

Richard Garnett (1835–1906), the librarian and author, entered the British Museum as an assistant librarian in 1851. He became superintendent of the Reading Room in 1875 and in 1890 was appointed Keeper of Printed Books. He was the father of Edward Garnett (see note alongside lot 200).
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