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CONRAD, Joseph.

Chance. A Tale in Two Parts.

Published: New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1914

Stock code: 73628

Price: £3,750

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First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Captain and Mrs. Wilson-Barker with the author’s cordial regards. 1914”. Wilson-Barker was Captain-Superintendent of the Naval Training College HMS Worcester from 1892 to 1919 and the author of the oft-reprinted Manual of Elementary Seamanship (1896). He first met Conrad in 1911 when the author’s son Alfred Borys joined the Worcester.

Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. Cloth rubbed at extremities, hinges a little loose. A very good copy.

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