SUSPENSE: A NAPOLEONIC NOVEL [LIMITED EDITION]
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1925. First Edition. Deluxe issue of Conrad's unfinished novel, which he was working on prior to his death in 1924. Ehrsam 2277; cf.Keating 188. Item #5134
Limited Issue, one of 377 numbered copies printed on large paper and specially bound, this being copy no.40. Octavo (22.25cm); decorative vellum, with titling and pictorial elements stamped in gilt and bluish-green on spine and covers; top edge gilt; publisher's original glassine overlay and stiff paper dustjacket; [x],274,pp. Some very faint foxing to upper boards, endpapers, and gutters of a few preliminary leaves; Near Fine. Subtle darkening to glassine, with a few tiny nicks, tears, and foxed spots; Near Fine. Dustjacket is gently spine-sunned, with light rubbing to spine ends, and a tiny chip at crown; Very Good+ or better, lacking the original slipcase.