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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. Lacking dust jackets. THE DEFINITIVE EDITION IN TWENTY VOLUMES.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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BEACH MUSIC. Pat Conroy. BEACH MUSIC.
New York: Doubleday, (1995). First edition. INSCRIBED "To Lori" and SIGNED by Conroy on the title page. Fine in fine dust jacket.

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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.

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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.

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