First edition, second issue with V in the publisher’s name on the spine and ads dated Autumn 1913. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To J & O Retinger with the author’s dear love, 1914”. Joseph Retinger (1888–1960) was a Polish political adviser and one of the founders of the European Movement and the Council of Europe. He moved to England in 1911 and became close friends with fellow Pole Conrad. An excellent association.
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Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. Rubbed at extremities, spine rolled, spotting to contents. A very good copy.