THE INHERITORS: An Extravagant Story; [Two volumes--first issue and scarce later issue in seldom seen remainder binding].

London: Heinemann, 1901. First UK edition. Conrad and Ford's collaborative quasi-science-fiction novel exploring a societal shift in power. Two volumes: the first issue without dedication page [Cagle A6(3)a] together with a copy of the seldom seen remainder issue [Cagle A6(4)]. FIRST ISSUE is in Cagle's binding "a" with top edge untrimmed and publisher's 32-page catalog bound in at rear. Good or better with professional repair to head of spine and hinges. REMAINDER ISSUE is one of only 199 sets of sheets from the first issue that were bound up in 1909 for sale to Mudie's Lending Library (per Cagle) though this copy shows no indication of such. Somewhat smaller than the first issue and in a cheaper binding of smooth plain yellow cloth with all edges trimmed. Very good or better with light wear to covers and endpapers a little darkened. An interesting issue that is quite scarce to rare.
Item #53845

Price: $400.00