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Mogreb-el-Acksa. Mogreb-el-Acksa.
Mogreb-el-Acksa.
(CONRAD, Joseph.) GRAHAM, R. B. Cunninghame.

Mogreb-el-Acksa....

With a Portrait and a Map.

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Published: London William Heinemann, 1898

Stock Code: 84966

£3,250
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First edition, with a lengthy inscription by Joseph Conrad to Elsie Martindale (1877-1949), first wife of Ford Madox Ford (Hueffer), "To Mrs. Elsie Ford M. Hueffer, In the intervals of concocting, with your husband, circumstantial untruths for sale we looked into this truthful book. And as a proof that even when engaged in the most engrossing occupation man can find in this world you were not far from our thoughts we remarked that most likely you would like it. And as the book is mine (honestly come by) I pray you accept this copy from your most humble obedient servant, Joseph. Conrad. 3rd December 1898". "In 1898 Edward Garnett had introduced Ford to Joseph Conradthe writer who had the deepest influence on him. They decided to collaborate on a novel about pirates. It was the beginning of a decade of apprenticeship, intimacy, and frustration. When Romance was published in 1903, the faint praise of reviewers damned the collaborators' high hopes after working on the book on and off for five years" (ODNB). An evocative association copy: the extraordinary author Cunninghame Graham was a good friend of Conrad's. He contributed elements to Etchingham Granger, the central character in The Inheritors (1901), and was the model for Charles Gould in Nostromo.

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Description

Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt.

Illustrations

Frontispiece.

Condition

Spine browned and rolled, boards rubbed, partially tanned, and marked, hinges cracked. A very good copy, from the library of Conrad collector Stanley J. Seeger, with his bookplate.

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