THE INHERITORS: An Extravagant Story; [Two volumes].

London: Heinemann, 1901. First edition. Two volumes: the first UK edition [Cagle A6(3)a] together with a copy of the seldom seen remainder issue [Cagle A6(4)]. Conrad and Ford's collaborative quasi-science-fiction novel exploring a societal shift in power. First volume -- first issue without dedication page in Cagle's binding "a" with top edge untrimmed and publisher's 32-page catalog bound in at rear. Good only with covers soiled, spine darkened, and quarter-inch loss to head of spine. Second volume -- the remainder issue; one of 199 copies printed in 1901 but not bound until 1909 at which point, according to Cagle, they were sold to Mudie's Lending Library. Somewhat smaller than the first issue and in a cheaper binding of smooth plain yellow cloth with all edges trimmed. Offsets on endpapers, otherwise very good or better. Quite scarce to rare.
Item #53845

Price: $350.00