Lot 303
  • 303

[Conrad, Joseph]--Hueffer, Ford Madox

1,000 - 1,500 GBP
1,125 GBP
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  • When Blood is their Argument. New York & London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1915
  • paper and ink
8vo, first edition, inscribed by Hueffer to Conrad ("With Compliments from F.M. Hueffer. 1915") and later by Conrad to Clement Shorter ("Clement Shorter with great regard from Joseph Conrad March 1917") on the front free endpaper, original red cloth lettered in black on spine and upper cover, collector's red morocco-backed folding case, front endpaper affixed to pastedown, light soiling to binding, upper cover bowed inward, hinges weak


Joseph Conrad (authorial inscription by Hueffer); Clement Shorter (inscription by Conrad); Christie's New York, 18 November 1988, lot 86 (Fleming copy); Swann Galleries, 21 March 2002, lot 98

Catalogue Note

A remarkable association copy inscribed initially to Conrad by Ford Madox Hueffer (1873-1939), Conrad's closest literary friend and collaborator between 1898 and 1909, and later by Conrad to the editor and bibliophile Clement Shorter (1859-1926) who, between 1917 and 1919, published six pamphlets containing various shorter works of Conrad.