THE NIGGER OF THE "NARCISSUS": A TALE OF THE SEA. Joseph Conrad.

THE NIGGER OF THE "NARCISSUS": A TALE OF THE SEA

London: William Heinemann, 1898. First U.K. Edition. Conrad's third novel, the story of a dying West Indian sailor on board the merchant ship "Narcissus" on the way from Bombay to London. Wise 5; Ehrsam 2211; cf.Keating 11. Item #5135

First Impression, one of 1,500 copies. Crown octavo (19.75cm); in Cagle's 'B' binding, with the publisher's name in uniform type at base of spine; slate gray cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; [viii],259,[5] + 16pp of publisher's ads, dated Autumn 1897. Light wear to extremities, tanning to endpapers, with a few small rubbed spots to cloth, a handful of faint scuffs and stains to rear cover, and very light rubbing to titling on front cover; faintest suggestion of foxing to text edges, though contents are quite clean; a Very Good, sound copy, housed in a custom clamshell case.

Price: $500.00

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