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Conrad, Jospeh and Ford Madox Hueffer  
ROMANCE. LONDON: SMITH, ELDER & CO., 1903 
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 6,875 USD
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Conrad, Jospeh and Ford Madox Hueffer  
ROMANCE. LONDON: SMITH, ELDER & CO., 1903 
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 USD
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Conrad, Jospeh and Ford Madox Hueffer  
ROMANCE. LONDON: SMITH, ELDER & CO., 1903 
8vo. Publisher's catalogue at end; some browning and spotting, interior of hinges splitting. Original blue smooth cloth lettered in white on upper cover, gilt-lettering to spine; head and foot of spine slightly frayed, spine sunned, corners rubbed. Housed in a blue cloth slipcase.
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Provenance

Mr and Mrs G.F.W. Hope 

Literature

Cagle A9a(1)

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION PRESENTATION COPY SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHORS on front free endpaper. Inscribed: "Mr. Mrs. Hope | With very kind regards | from | Joseph Conrad".  Dated October 1903.

Conrad first met Hope, a lifelong non-literary friend, in January of 1880 through the sailing agent James Sutherland.  He took Conrad out on his cruising yawl Nellie, immortalized in "Heart of Darkness."  After the death of Conrad's uncle in 1895, the author told his future wife that "Mr. and Mrs. Hope, as far as feeling could go, were the nearest relations he had in the world" (see Jessie Conrad, Joseph Conrad as I knew Him).  

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