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169
Conrad, Joseph
CHANCE, A TALE IN TWO PARTS 
Estimate
12,00018,000
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169
Conrad, Joseph
CHANCE, A TALE IN TWO PARTS 
Estimate
12,00018,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Conrad, Joseph
CHANCE, A TALE IN TWO PARTS 
8vo. Publisher’s catalogue at end dated "Autumn 1913"; some spotting throughout. Original green cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, Cagle’s “a” binding with "METHVEN" at foot of spine; lacking jacket. Green clamshell case, black morocco spine, gilt title and text.
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Provenance

Barton W. Currie (bookplate to front pastedown and interior of clamshell; Parke-Bernet, 7 May 1963, lot 91)

Literature

Cagle A17a(1)b; Davies, Karl, and Knowles 6:214; Keating 103 

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, PRESENTATION COPY. Inscribed: "Caroline and Arthur Marwood, affectionately from J. Conrad 1913." Caroline Marwood (née Cranswick) married Conrad's close friend, Arthur Marwood, in 1903.

According to Cagle, evidence from the publisher's stock ledger indicates that about 51 copies have the original 1913 title page, as here.

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