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THE ROAD ROUND IRELAND. Padraic Colum, John Butler Yeats. THE ROAD ROUND IRELAND.
New York: Macmillan Company, 1926. First edition, preceding the English edition by a year. An interesting travel book which discusses Irish personalities of the time. Fourteen full-page illustrations by a number of artists including A. E., and John Butler Yeats. Fine in a gold-foil dust jacket which we can't believe usually held up well. This one is fine with only the barest wear on corners, a small spot on back hinge fold and a few faint creases.

[Book #41858]       Price: $200.00
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MAGISTRATE'S GUIDE; AND CITIZEN'S COUNSELLOR: Being a Digested Abstract of those Laws of the State of Maryland Most Necessary to Be Known, and Most Useful in Common Transations of Life. John B. Colvin. MAGISTRATE'S GUIDE; AND CITIZEN'S COUNSELLOR: Being a Digested Abstract of those Laws of the State of Maryland Most Necessary to Be Known, and Most Useful in Common Transations of Life.
Frederick-Town, MD: no-publ. 1805. First edition. An abstract of Maryland laws of the period "Interspersed with a Variety of Practical Forms and Precedents; For the use of Justices of the Peace and Others." 352 pages plus index. Interior somewhat darkened with some staining but wholly legible. Original leather binding touched up with new, period-style leather spine label reproducing the original. Good or better.

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APPLAUSE. Betty Comden, Adolph Green. APPLAUSE.
New York: Random House, (1971). First edition. Based on the film "All About Eve." Music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Lee Adams. From an original story by Mary Orr. Very good with a few tiny nicks on front edge of paper board. Previous owner's name and stamp on front endpaper. Book is otherwise in fine condition with bright gold lettering on the spine and minimal wear. Lacking dust jacket.

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AN INFINITY OF MIRRORS. Richard Condon. AN INFINITY OF MIRRORS.
New York: Random House, (1964). First edition. Uncorrected proof in pictorial paperwraps. INSCRIBED inside front cover, "For Francisco Diabb (Frank Heller to you) with awe, respect and much fond admiration. Richard Condon New York Xmas 1903." Some minor wear on edges but still very good or better in stiff paperwraps.

[Book #29564]       Price: $100.00
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THE AZTEC TREASURE HOUSE: New and Selected Essays. Evan S. Connell. THE AZTEC TREASURE HOUSE: New and Selected Essays.
Washington, D.C. Counterpoint, (2001). First edition. Bound galley proofs, fine in paperwraps.

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GREEN PASTURES. Marc Connelly. GREEN PASTURES.
London: Delisle, (1963). First edition thus, with introduction and conclusion by Vincent Long and postscripts by The Very Rev. Dr. W. R. Matthews, Professor John Macmurray and Sir Henry Self. Spine ends and tips very slightly rubbed, otherwise near fine in price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing, sticker shadow on rear panel, a few short closed edge tears (one has light creasing and tape repair to verso) and a shallow chip at upper rear spine fold. Includes photographs from the production. An attractive later edition of this winner of the 1930 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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APG 166.2 (2012). Michael Connelly. APG 166.2 (2012) Author Price Guide. (Dickerson: Quill & Brush, 2004). Includes a facsimile of the author's signature; a brief biographical sketch; a list of the author's first editions (American and British) current to the date of publication of the guide, with entries for limited and trade editions; number of copies (if available); how to identify the first edition; and estimated values with and without the dustwrapper (if applicable). Issued as a PDF file. Click HERE for a complete list of our individual Author Price Guides or for information about ordering the complete set on CD.
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NINE DRAGONS. Michael Connelly. NINE DRAGONS.
(London: Orion, 2009). First UK edition, which reportedly precedes the U.S. SIGNED on title page. A Harry Bosch novel. Fine in dust jacket.

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THE ROCK POOL. Cyril Connolly. THE ROCK POOL.
New York: Charles Scribners, 1936. First U.S. edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, published in Paris earlier in the year. Small name on front pastedown, otherwise very good or better in worn dust jacket with small chips to edges, closed tears and old tape on verso. A presentable copy of a scarce book in dust jacket.

[Book #28975]       Price: $150.00
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CONRAD AND THE REPORTERS. Joseph Conrad, Christopher Morley. CONRAD AND THE REPORTERS.
Doubleday, Page, Garden City, 1923. First edition. Based on a series of articles by Morley originally published in The New York Evening Post about Conrad's arrival in New York. One of 815 copies issued for bookseller friends for 1924. INSCRIBED BY MORLEY to a fellow journalist: "To Allan Nevins / from Christopher Morley / Xmas 1923." Nevins was an American historian and journalist, renowned for his extensive work on the history of the Civil War and his biographies--of such figures as President Grover Cleveland, Hamilton Fish, Henry Ford, and John D. Rockefeller--as well as for his public service. Near fine book in a good at best, tattered dust jacket which appears at first glance to be a plain unprinted green, but which is actually faintly stamped in gilt on front.

[Book #53800]       Price: $175.00
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THE INHERITORS: An Extravagant Story. Ford, Joseph Conrad, , Ford Madox Hueffer. THE INHERITORS: An Extravagant Story.
London: Heinemann, 1901. First edition. Conrad and Ford's collaborative, quasi-science fiction novel which explores "a societal shift from a generation of people who have traditional values of interdependence, being overtaken by a modern generation who believe in expediency, callously using political power to bring down the old order" (Wiki). Seems to be an age-old refrain. Remainder issue; one of 199 copies bound up in 1909. Somewhat smaller than the first issue at 183 x 125 mm and in a cheaper binding of smooth yellow cloth. All edges trimmed. Offsets on endpapers, otherwise very good. THEIR COLLABORATIVE, QUASI-SCI-FI NOVEL.

[Book #53767]       Price: $200.00
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THE INHERITORS: An Extravagant Story. Ford, Joseph Conrad, , Ford Madox Hueffer. THE INHERITORS: An Extravagant Story.
London: Heinemann, 1901. First edition. Conrad and Ford's collaborative, quasi-science fiction novel which explores "a societal shift from a generation of people who have traditional values of interdependence, being overtaken by a modern generation who believe in expediency, callously using political power to bring down the old order" (Wiki). Seems to be an age-old refrain. First issue, without the dedication page added to later copies. Good or better with covers soiled, spine darkened, and quarter-inch loss to head of spine.

[Book #53845]       Price: $300.00
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APG 154.2 (2004). Joseph Conrad. APG 154.2 (2004) Author Price Guide. (Dickerson: Quill & Brush, 2004). Includes a facsimile of the author's signature; a brief biographical sketch; a list of the author's first editions (American and British) current to the date of publication of the guide, with entries for limited and trade editions; number of copies (if available); how to identify the first edition; and estimated values with and without the dustwrapper (if applicable). Issued as a PDF file. Click HERE for a complete list of our individual Author Price Guides or for information about ordering the complete set on CD.
[Book #22769]       Price: $29.25
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THE ARROW OF GOLD: A Story Between Two Notes. Joseph Conrad. THE ARROW OF GOLD: A Story Between Two Notes.
London: T. Fisher Unwin, Ltd. (1919). First UK edition, preceded the same year by the U.S. edition. With "T. Fisher Unwin" at base of spine, white wove endpapers (binding c, but no priority) and "A" missing from head of p.67, as called for. Gift inscription on front endpaper, endpapers a little darkened, few tiny nicks to cloth at head of spine which also shows a very subtle stain, otherwise very good. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #53859]       Price: $75.00
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CHANCE: A TALE IN TWO PARTS. Joseph Conrad. CHANCE: A TALE IN TWO PARTS.
London: Metheun, (1914). First edition. Considered his break-through novel and unusual for him as the main character is femail and its focus is on social issues surrounding feminism and financial speculation. Second issue, as usually seen, with cancel title-leaf dated 1914 on verso (the first issue, with integral title leaf dated 1913 on verso, is rare). This copy with the 8-page catalog dated Autumn 1913, as called for, without advertisement for Arnold Lunn's THE HARROVIANS on p.6 (indicating it is the the earliest printing of the catalog). Followed by a 32-page publisher's catalog dated September 1913 (Cagle calls for "July 1913") and with 4-page catalog dated "Autumn 1913" laid in. Cagle makes no note of a 4-page catalog, laid in or otherwise. Original green cloth with spine lettering in gilt. Bookplate of Henry Pennell Frank on front pastedown. Near fine with only scattered foxing and the barest wear. In the first-issue dust jacket with "6/-" on spine. The front and rear panels are about complete but spine ends are chipped and there is old internal tape reinforcement to flap fold and spine hinges. Scarce to rare in the first-issue jacket. IN SCARCE DUST JACKET -- HIS FIRST MAJOR COMMERCIAL SUCCESS.

[Book #53774]       Price: $7,500.00
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THE MIRROR OF THE SEA. Joseph Conrad. THE MIRROR OF THE SEA.
London: Metheun, (1906). First edition. An essay collection recounting his memories and impressions from his time at sea. Green cloth with spine stamped in gold; top edges gilt and other edges untrimmed, with 40-page publisher’s catalog dated August 1906 (Cagle's first). Minor wear on corners and spine ends and spine a bit darkened but still very good. ESSAYS FROM HIS TIMES AT SEA.

[Book #53770]       Price: $350.00
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THE NIGGER OF THE NARCISSUS: A Tale of the Sea. Joseph Conrad. THE NIGGER OF THE NARCISSUS: A Tale of the Sea.
London: Heinemann, 1898. First UK edition of his third book. A novella written in 1896 partly based on his experiences of a voyage from Bombay to London. This edition preceded in 1897 by the U.S. edition published under the title, CHILDREN OF THE SEA. (To muddy things up a bit: Heinemann issued 8 copies for copyright prior to release of the U.S. edition, but the actual publication of this UK edition came after that of the U.S.) The novella was serialized in London in The New Review under the title "The Nigger of the ‘Narcissus’; a Tale of the Forecastle" from August 1897 to December 1897. Dodd, Mead changed the title to CHILDREN OF THE SEA for U.S. publication, reportedly not because they deemed the word "nigger" offensive, but because they feared a book about a black man would not sell. However, the novella was serialized across the U.S. in periodicals 9 times in 1897 under its original name. (The word remains offensive, still it’s nice to know a story about a black man was apparently well-received.) Conrad’s preface, considered one of his most significant pieces of non-fiction writing, begins with his oft-quoted line, "A work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line." Issued in three bindings, this one being the third, with a 32-page catalog bound in at end headed by Harold Frederick’s ILLUMINATION. There were only 1,519 copies in total. Spine a little darkened, spine ends and corners showing some wear, and the cheap-paper endpapers show a little offset from the binding and two small chips to front edge. Still a solid, tight, copy that is otherwise very good. BASED PARTLY ON HIS VOYAGE FROM BOMBAY TO LONDON.

[Book #53745]       Price: $500.00
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AN OUTCAST OF THE ISLANDS. Joseph Conrad. AN OUTCAST OF THE ISLANDS.
London: Fisher Unwin, 1896. First edition. Conrad's second novel, inspired by his experience as chief mate of the small steamer, the "Vidar." Adapted into the 1951 movie of the same name, directed by Carol Reed and featuring Trevor Howard as Willems (the movie was nominated for best British film and best film from any source at the 1953 BAFTA awards). Though the exact number of copies is unknown, estimates range between 1,000 copies (Unwin's statement in Cagle's unpublished bibliography) and 3,000 copies (Wise's biblography). In our experience, the latter, higher number seems more likely. This copy with the typographical errors "this" for "their" p.26:31; page 129 numbered "10"; and "hate" for "fate" p.356:26. In bluish-green cloth with lower paper edges rough trimmed and top edges gilt. Binding a little cocked, minor fraying on spine ends, name and 1898 date on front endpaper. Still, about very good. HIS SECOND NOVEL, INSPIRED BY HIS EXPERIENCES ABOARD A SMALL STEAMER.

[Book #53743]       Price: $450.00
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THE POINT OF HONOR: A Military Tale. Joseph Conrad. THE POINT OF HONOR: A Military Tale.
New York: McClure Company, 1908. First edition thus: the first separate publication of "The Duel," which first appeared in the UK the short-story collection, A SET OF SIX. Frontispiece and four color plates by Dan Sayre Groesbeck. First-issue binding of dark green, smooth cloth with "McClure" on spine. Engraved bookplate of Donald Fuller Torrey on front pastedown. Spine ends, corners, edges rubbed and binding a little shaken, otherwise about very good with gilt and white stamped lettering and illustration of dueling swordsmen on front cover still bright.

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THE ROVER. Joseph Conrad. THE ROVER.
Garden City: Doubleday Page, 1923. First American edition. Gift inscription, slight foxing on top edge, and dark blue cloth a bit rubbed on corners, otherwise very good or better in dust jacket tanned on spine and with minor chipping on corners and spine ends.

[Book #42919]       Price: $200.00
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THE SECRET AGENT: A Drama in Three Acts. Joseph Conrad. THE SECRET AGENT: A Drama in Three Acts.
London: T. Werner Laurie Ltd. 1923. First edition, limited issue. Number 245 of 1,000 SIGNED, numbered, and specially bound copies. His play based on his 1907 book of the same name. Preceded by a 1921 privately printed softcover issue (estimated at just over 50 copies). Near fine in very good or better dust jacket with hinge split internally repaired with archival tape, uniform soiling, and spine label tanned but only minor loss to head of spine.

[Book #53797]       Price: $450.00
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A SET OF SIX. Joseph Conrad. A SET OF SIX.
London: Metheun, (1908). First edition. Includes "Gaspar Ruiz," "The Informer," "The Brute," "An Anarchist," "The Duel" (published the same year in the U.S. as POINT OF HONOR), and "Il Conde." Half-title and title page canceled and pasted on stub, as usually seen. (The first few copies mistakenly listed THE SECRET AGENT as being written with Ford M. Heuffer, resulting in the title and half-title pages being excised and replaced; only 2 to 4 copies with integral pages bearing the mistake believed to be extant). One of only 2,500 copies in the domestic and colonial issues. This copy being a "domestic issue" in dark blue cloth with spine lettered in gold and front cover printed in dark red. Publisher's 40-page catalog at rear dated "August 1908." (Copies also noted with publisher's catalogs dated February and June. But, as the book was published August 1908, we assume the variously dated advertisements were all available to the binder at that time, making it difficult to determine priority.) Cloth at spine slightly toned but lettering still bright, red front cover stamping dulled, otherwise about very good.

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THE SHADOW LINE: A Confession. Joseph Conrad. THE SHADOW LINE: A Confession.
London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. (1917). First edition. The hero of this short novel "is a young captain who grows mature in the experience of taking his sailing ship through a difficult calm." Touch of foxing to page edges,gilt spine lettering very slightly dulled, otherwise near fine. Lacking dust jacket.

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TALES OF UNREST. Joseph Conrad. TALES OF UNREST.
London: Fisher Unwin, 1898. First edition. His first short-story collection. In first-issue binding of dark-green cloth with page top edges gilt and other edges untrimmed (versus plain top edge and other edges rough-trimmed). This copy with the attractive, armorial blind-stamp of "Boot's Book-lover's Library" to bottom front corner of the cover. "Boot's" was a popular members-only lending library of the day. "The extremely simple system of exchange, the absence of irritating rules, and the perfect service given to Members, make this the best Circulating Library in the Kingdom," or so proclaimed their 1903 catalog, humbly entitled, MODERN ENGLISH LITERATURE: A SELECTION OF THE BEST KNOWN WORKS CIRCULATED, WITH WHICH IS EMBODIED A GUIDE TO POPULAR WORKS OF FICTION. Small tears and general shelfwear to spine ends, and bottom front corner with blind-stamp appears to have been used as a coaster at some point. Still, good to about very good.

[Book #53742]       Price: $300.00
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TYPHOON AND OTHER STORIES. Joseph Conrad. TYPHOON AND OTHER STORIES.
London: Heinemann, 1903. First UK edition. Publisher’s windmill device on title page, without "Reserved for the Colonies only" on verso of title page, and with publisher's monogram on rear cover. One of only 1500 copies. The first publication in book form of all the stories except the title novella "Typhoon," which was previously published in the U.S. by Putnam in 1902. This UK edition adds three stories not in the U.S. edition ("Amy Foster," "Falk," and "To-Morrow") and incorporates Conrad's final revisions to "Typhoon," which were not in the U.S. edition. There is no comparable U.S. edition. Cagle's binding "B" (there are only 2 or 3 known copies of binding "A," which is a presumed trial binding) with only the top edge trimmed and with 110 mm between "Conrad" and "Heinemann" on spine [Cagle A8b(1)]. Original, slate-gray cloth with title, author, publisher, and life-preserver stamped in gilt; 32 pages of ads at end (as in some copies, but not all). Light foxing on endpapers only, minor wear on corners and spine ends, bubbling to cloth at spine and along rear cover edges, otherwise very good with gilt quite bright. NO COMPARABLE U.S. EDITION.

[Book #53768]       Price: $350.00
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