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CONRAD, Joseph.

The Nigger of the "Narcissus".

A Tale of the Sea.

London: William Heinemann, 1898 Stock Code: 38338
£1,375.00
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First UK edition of the novel "generally regarded as Conrad's first masterpiece" (Drabble, p. 700), presented here in a handsome binding; it was originally published in America as The Children of the Sea (1897). The title character, and the book's hero, is James Wait, a West Indian sailor.

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Description

Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue full morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, dark green endpapers, all edges gilt.

Condition

A couple of light marks to the title page, an excellent copy.

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