Philadelphia: Rosenbach, 1966. The History of the Preface to The Nigger of the "Narcissus" with Facsimiles of the Manuscripts. Edited with an Essay by David R. Smith. Woodcut portrait by Leonard Baskin, printed from the block. Rubricated text in title and limitation pages. 79pp. Slim 4to, marbled boards with paper label, uncut edges; two-piece slipcase. Philadelphia: Rosenbach Foundation (Printed at Gehenna Press), 1966. Fine copy; spine label on slipcase chipped Limited edition - number 55 of only 100 copies (total.....
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London: Privately Printed, 1925. With an Introduction and Explanatory Comments. Preface by Jessie Conrad. 41 pages. Slim 8vo, natural cloth with paper spine label (rubbed), uncut edges, top edg gilt. London: Privately Printed, 1925. Number 75 of only 100 copies, signed by Richard Curle. Paper spine label rubbed, otherwise fine.
London: 1925. With an Introduction and Explanatory Comments. Preface by Jessie Conrad. 41 pages. Slim 8vo, natural cloth with paper spine label, uncut edges, top edge gilt. London: Privately Printed, 1925. Number 10 of only 100 copies, signed by Richard Curle. Paper spine label rubbed; old bookworm activity in outer front joint and preliminaries.
Garden City: Doubleday, 1924. 108 pages (all edges decoratively speckled), title page in red and black, slim 8vo, rebound in older 3/4 brown pebbled morocco over mottled purple boards (top .5" of front hinge cracking very slightly, boards a little toned around edges), pink floral endpapers. Garden City: Doubleday, (1924). First American edition. A very good(+) copy. Previous owner's inscription on fly leaf.
London: Curwen Press, 1926. 12 pamphlets of various sizes and color bindings, in a cloth backed board folder with three compartments, covered with blue & white patterned paper. London: Curwen Press, 1926. First Edition. The Introductory pamphlet,with Notes, is by G. Jean-Aubry. Other pamphlets contain letters to Conrad by Edward Garnett, Stephen Crane, George Gissing, Rudyard Kipling, Arnold Bennett, James G. Huneker, John Galsworthy, H.G. Wells, E.V. Lucas, Constance Garnett & Henry James. Each was printed in an edition of.....
London: Methuen, 1914. 8vo, green cloth, stamped in gilt. London, (1914). First Edition. A bibliographically complicated book, this is a first published state with the tipped in title page, necessitated by a binders strike, which delayed publication from 1913 to 1914. With "Methuen" on the spine, "Narcissus on the page facing the title lacking the final quotation mark, and one catalogue at the end dated Autumn 1913 A clean, bright copy with minimal foxing.
London: Vine Press, 1923. Tall thin 8vo, full flexible vellum, printed in gilt on the spine. London: Vine Press, 1923. Limited First Edition. Fine. Number 31 printed at the Morland Press, on Kelmscott hand-made paper. An exceptionally fine copy in the original publisher's clam-shell case (which is faded with some chips).
London: Heinemann, 1898. 12mo, slate colored cloth; hinges cracked; light shelf-wear. London: Heinemann, 1898. First Published English Edition. Published in America as "Children of the Sea". This copy has 15 pages of ads for Heinemann's Autumn Announcements, dated 1897, and 5 undated pages. Two of the Announcement leaves are chipped at the corners, with no loss of text."Heinemann" on spine in upper case letters. Protected in a gray cloth clamshell case, with leather spine labels.
Los Angeles: Limited Editions Club, 1965. With an introduction by Howard Mumford Jones and Illustrations by Millard Sheets. Color plates and other text illustrations. 162pp. Short 4to, leather-backed pictorial cloth, board slipcase. Los Angeles: The Limited Editions Club, 1965. A very good (+) copy in a fine slipcase One of 1500 numbered copies signed by the illustrator.
New York: harper, 1904. 8vo, green cloth, stamped in orange black & gilt; light binding wear. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1904. First American Edition. First issue, with date on title, p. 480 numbered correctly, and "Europe"misspelled on p. 201. Newspaper clipping re: Conrad glued to end-paper, and bookplate of Henry Cabot Lodge.
Avon: Limited Editions Club, 1975. Introduction by Clifton Fadiman and illustrated by Robert Shore with 12 full-page color plates. 212 pages. 4to, brown patterned cloth with spine label; publisher's board slipcase. Avon, Connecticut: The Limited Editions Club, 1975. A fine copy. One of 2000 numbered copies signed by the illustrator.