Notes On Life & Letters

London: J. M. Dent, 1921. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine / Very Good. Original green cloth with embossed blind design on front board with J. C. in the middle. Lettered in gilt on the spine. Top and fore-edge smooth, bottom edge rough cut. "Sea" on page ix is perfect and "Privately Printed" does not appear on page iv. The complete dust jacket is a little dusty on the spine but overall remains very nice indeed. There is some slight discoloration to the endpapers but the contents remain very bright. Of particular interest are the two articles concerning R. M. S. Titanic. Reading the bibliographic notes can cause a headache. I used "Joseph Conrad, A Bibliographical Catalogue..." by Walter E. Smith, pp. 82 - 89. From an edition of 9500 copies. This is the first published or "trade" edition in the third variant issue. "Sea" seems to be the big point. In one version the "S" and the "A" are missing. In another those letters are impressed by hand and are slightly off alignment, and then the third with the page re-set and "Sea" appearing perfectly. This is the copy on offer here.

Price: $450.00


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