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