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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 Though the exact number of copies is unknown, estimates range between 1,000 copies (Unwin's statement in Cagle's unpublished bibliography) and 3,000 copies (Wise's biblography).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: $600.00
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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.

[Book #53739]       Price: $45.00
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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. 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). The play was first performed at the Ambassador's Theatre in London in 1922. According to Cedric Watts, "the play was not well attended and the run ended after just 10 performances" (JOSEPH CONRAD: "THE SECRET", 2007). Number 245 of 1,000 SIGNED, numbered, and specially bound copies. Near fine in very good or better dust jacket with hinge split internally repaired with archival tape, uniform soiling, spine label tanned but only minor loss to head of spine.

[Book #53797]       Price: $500.00
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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.

[Book #53772]       Price: $250.00
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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: $500.00
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UNDER WESTERN EYES. Joseph Conrad. UNDER WESTERN EYES.
London: Metheun, 1911. First edition. Conrad labored for several years over this work, which was written after the failed Russian Revolution of 1905. He suffered a nervous breakdown after delivering it to his publisher, of which his wife, Jessie Conrad, wrote: "he lives mixed up in the scenes and holds converse with the characters." One of only 2,250 copies. Red cloth with spine lettering and design stamped in gold; 32-page publisher's catalog dated September 1911 at rear. (Copies are variously noted with catalogs dated August or September). Spine slightly faded, minor nicks to spine ends, otherwise very good.

[Book #53740]       Price: $350.00
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VICTORY: An Island Tale. Joseph Conrad. VICTORY: An Island Tale.
London: Metheun, (1915). First UK edition, preceded by the U.S. but with Conrad's "Author's Note" to this edition not included in the U.S. The rare first state of the title page, which is integral, with comma after "Essex Street" in the publisher's address. Four pages of publisher's ads at rear dated Autumn 1915 followed by 32-page publisher's catalog dated "8/5/15" (on p.31), as called for. Spine faded to pink though gilt lettering still bright; half-title page darkened at margins, otherwise near fine. WITH RARE FIRST-STATE TITLE PAGE.

[Book #53771]       Price: $400.00
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WITHIN THE TIDES: Tales. Joseph Conrad. WITHIN THE TIDES: Tales.
London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. 1915. First edition. Short story collection, including "The Planter of Malata," "The Partner," "The Inn of the Two Witches" and "Because of the Dollars." The last volume of stories published during Conrad's lifetime. A fine copy with back and front panels, including flaps, of the dust jacket laid in (lacking spine). Scarce in any semblance of the jacket. SCARCE IN ANY SEMBLANCE OF THE JACKET.

[Book #53761]       Price: $350.00
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WORKS. Joseph Conrad. WORKS.
Edinburgh: John Grant, 1925. First edition thus, the definitive edition in twenty volumes. In original dark blue cloth, each with frontispieces and facsimile signature. Gilt spine lettering bright, only very minor rubbing on tips and occasionally on covers but otherwise a near fine and bright set. THE DEFINITIVE EDITION IN TWENTY VOLUMES.

[Book #53756]       Price: $1,000.00
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YOUTH: A NARRATIVE: and Two Other Stories. Joseph Conrad. YOUTH: A NARRATIVE: and Two Other Stories.
Edinburgh: Blackwood and Sons, 1902. First edition, with earliest ads dated "10/02." Three stories or novellas, including one of Conrad's most highly regarded works, HEART OF DARKNESS. Connolly, in his MODERN MOVEMENT, calls it "a masterpiece of sinister deterioration seen by the narrator who is himself profoundly altered by it" [Connolly 14]. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked HEART OF DARKNESS among its hundred best novels in English of the twentieth century. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt with decoration in black, titles and floral decorations to front board in black. Light shelf wear to spine and edges, otherwise near fine with endpapers only very slightly tanned and just a hint of scattered foxing to prelims. FIRST BOOK APPEARANCE OF "HEART OF DARKNESS"

[Book #54292]       Price: $2,500.00
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STOP-TIME. Frank Conroy. STOP-TIME.
New York: Viking Press, (1967). First edition of the author's first book. Advance reading copy in thin black paperwraps with dust jacket affixed at spine and serving as covers. Publisher's letter laid in. Near fine. Scarce in this advance format.

[Book #39885]       Price: $75.00
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APG 084.4 (2004). Pat Conroy. APG 084.4 (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 #22770]       Price: $3.75
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BEACH MUSIC. Pat Conroy. BEACH MUSIC.
New York: Doubleday, (1995). First edition. INSCRIBED, "To Ed Turner/ Who sets the standards. Pat Conroy." Ed (no relation to Ted Turner) was one of the first hired by Ted. He set up CNN news and worked at CNN for 20 years. He and Conroy were friends. About very good (looks like Ed may have read it on the beach), in bright, fine dust jacket.

[Book #29898]       Price: $50.00
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THE LORDS OF DISCIPLINE. Pat Conroy. THE LORDS OF DISCIPLINE.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1980. First edition. SIGNED by Conroy. Basis for the movie of the same name, co-written by Conroy and starring David Keith and Robert Prosky, as Bear. "One hundred years of the finest school turning out the finest young men. IT WAS ALL A LIE. One cadet is about to expose the system." Subtle rubbing to upper boards, still near fine in first-issue, price-clipped dust jacket with single blurb by James Dickey on rear panel (versus four). The white jacket shows only the barest wear.

[Book #53219]       Price: $250.00
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THE WATER IS WIDE. Pat Conroy. THE WATER IS WIDE.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1972. First edition of his scarce second book. SIGNED by Conroy. Based on his experience teaching at an island school; photo illustrated. Made into a good movie, starring Jon Voight as Conroy, under the name "Conrack." Very good in price-clipped dust jacket with very lightly faded spine. A nice copy of this title. SIGNED BY CONRAD.

[Book #50002]       Price: $600.00
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MRS. PALMER'S HONEY. Fannie Cook. MRS. PALMER'S HONEY.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company Inc. 1946. First edition of the author's third book. INSCRIBED and signed by Cook, who's inscriptions seem to be scarce. Winner of the first George Washington Carver Award. The blurb under the author's picture reads in part, "Although Fannie Cook happens to be white, she is particularly qualified to write about Negro-white relationships..." Very good or better in a good-only dust jacket with 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 inch chunk missing from top corner of rear panel and the top and bottom spine edges chipped away (not affecting any lettering). The price on the front flap is still intact and the front panel looks good.

[Book #36034]       Price: $100.00
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THE TABLE: How to Buy Food, How to Cook It, and How to Serve It. Cookbook, Alessandro Filippini. THE TABLE: How to Buy Food, How to Cook It, and How to Serve It.
New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1889. First edition. Portrait frontispiece. Off-white cloth boards with green titles, and green page edges. Good-only with covers uniformly soiled, small chips to endpapers, pages aged, and pages 203-206 missing from center of book (appear to have been fish recipes between Fried Codfish-tongues and Oyster-crabs a la Poulette).

[Book #52547]       Price: $75.00
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OUTLINES FROM THE OUTPOST. John Esten Cooke, Richard Harwell. OUTLINES FROM THE OUTPOST.
Chicago: Lakeside Press/Donnelley & Sons, 1961. First edition, a Lakeside Classic issued for Christmas 1961 with historical introduction by Harwell. Dark blue cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration on front cover and spine, gilt top edge, tissue-protected frontispiece portrait of General J. E. B. Stuart. Fine.

[Book #52666]       Price: $50.00
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NINE LITTLE GOSLINGS. Susan Coolidge. NINE LITTLE GOSLINGS.
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1875. First edition. By Sarah Chauncy Woolsey, written under the pseudonym "Susan Coolidge." Coolidge first gained popularity for her "Katy Did" series in 1872; the series--a greater literary influence in England than in the United States--has since been recognized as a precursor to the popular British girls' school stories that proliferated in the twentieth century. Nine stories with nursery-rhyme titles: "Goosey, Goosey Gander," "Little Bo-Peep," "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe," etc. Illustrated throughout at chapter headings, and with a full-page frontis drawing. Gift inscription dated 1875, spine ends, hinges and corners showing wear, and black endpapers with a few small skinned marks, but still very good.

[Book #46025]       Price: $250.00
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RACES: A Study of the Problems of Race Formation in Man. Carleton Coon, Stanley M. Garn, Joseph B. Birdsell. RACES: A Study of the Problems of Race Formation in Man.
Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas, (1950). First edition. Publication #77 of the American Lecture Series. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Dr. Coon on the front endpaper. Each author explores his field of interest in this lecture series. Light offset to the endpapers, otherwise near fine in dust jacket darkened on spine, with chipping to spine ends, a small closed tear along top edge of front panel, and edges sunned, lightly chipped and rubbed.

[Book #47623]       Price: $50.00
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FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER. Stephen Coonts. FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER.
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, (1986). First edion. Near fine uncorrected proof in red paperwraps, in dust jacket. INSCRIBED by the author on the half-title page, "To Goldie/ Hope you enjoy this little flying story & sell a ton of 'em/ Best wishes/ Stephen Coonts."

[Book #32855]       Price: $100.00
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BILLY THE KID. Edwin Corle. BILLY THE KID.
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, (1953). First edition. Very good in dust jacket with rubbing, a few closed tears and soiling.

[Book #38049]       Price: $50.00
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