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THE CHILDREN OF THE SEA. A TALE OF THE FORECASTLE. NEW YORK: DODD, MEAD AND COMPANY, 1897
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THE CHILDREN OF THE SEA. A TALE OF THE FORECASTLE. NEW YORK: DODD, MEAD AND COMPANY, 1897
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Conrad, Joseph
THE CHILDREN OF THE SEA. A TALE OF THE FORECASTLE. NEW YORK: DODD, MEAD AND COMPANY, 1897
8vo, FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE with title-page dated 1897, original light blue pictorial cloth, modern green cloth chemise and morocco-backed cloth slipcase, spine very slightly soiled
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Provenance

Carolyn Wells (1862-1942) American writer, poet and book collector, bookplate

Literature

Cagle A3b(1)

Catalogue Note

This first American edition of The Nigger of the "Narcissus", with its altered title for the American market, comprised 1,000 copies, and was published on 30 November 1897 (the English edition was published on 2 December). A few textual changes were made by the author between the serialised issue in the New Review and this first book edition. Some of these were made after the proofs had been sent to New York and so do not appear in the first American edition. For instance, Heinemann had objected to the use of the word "bloody", so Conrad eliminated it at a late stage, but it still appears here.

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