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Conrad, Joseph
CHANCE, A TALE IN TWO PARTS. LONDON: METHUEN & CO., 1914
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2,5003,500
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170
Conrad, Joseph
CHANCE, A TALE IN TWO PARTS. LONDON: METHUEN & CO., 1914
Estimate
2,5003,500
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Conrad, Joseph
CHANCE, A TALE IN TWO PARTS. LONDON: METHUEN & CO., 1914
8vo. Publisher's advertisements at end; some spotting. Original green linen finish cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on spine, publisher's name appears as "METHVEN"; spine faded, corners bumped.
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Provenance

Charles C. Auchincloss, Parke-Bernet (29 November 1961, lot 183)

Literature

Cagle A17a(10); Keating 105

Catalogue Note

FIRST PUBLISHED STATE, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed: "In this book I made an attempt to grapple with characters generally foreign to the body of my work and tried to present them coloquially [sic]. Joseph Conrad."

Marlow's final appearance and Conrad's first major commercial success. A binder's strike contributed to a complicated publication history and most copies, as here, include a cancel title dated 1914.

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