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Lot 79: CONRAD, JOSEPH Group of twenty Conrad works, 1894-1917, bound to match and with three inscriptions. [Mostly London: various...
January 11, 2017
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Group of twenty Conrad works, 1894-1917, bound to match and with three inscriptions. [Mostly London: various publishers, 1894-1917]. First editions, three inscribed (see note). 20 volumes. Three-quarters brown morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Bookplates of Nelson Doubleday, spines darkened and with some wear to joints, a few trimmed close as to create a uniform size when binding.
This group contains fourteen novels, the balance collections of stories or essays, authored by Conrad through 1917. In his memoir, F.N. Doubleday recounts his first interactions with Conrad and his efforts to buy up his publishing rights in America as early as 1912 (Memoirs of a Publisher, p. 122). Three of the present volumes bear inscriptions from Conrad to Nelson Doubleday and his first wife Patty, including Nostromo ("My biggest creative effort"), Almayer's Folly, and Victory to which he has added the quotation: "... seeking for his glance in the shades of death."
C The Nelson Doubleday, Jr. Collection
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