FIRST EDITION, WITH AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, to the noted book collector Paul Lemperly, laid in. 4 pages of text, dated "15th Dec 1900," and written on stationary printed "Pent Farm, Stanford, near Hythe, Kent". Herein Conrad mentions his present work, stating: "A collaborated novel (with F.M. Hueffer) shall appear early next spring. 'Youth' - 'Heart of Darkness' and another tale 'll make a vol. for the autumn of 1901. This is all the news I am able to give you. Believe me yours sincerely, Joseph Conrad."