An Island Tale. Garden City NY: Doubleday, Page & Company 1915. Original blue cloth.
First Edition (published six months before the London edition) of Conrad's sad tale of Axel Heyst and the evil (for which read "Germanic") Schomberg. Due to the six-month delay of Methuen's edition, with the Great War raging, Conrad added to that edition a preface that discusses the "Teutonic psychology" of Schomberg. This American edition is noteworthy for its front endpaper map of the world, showing where Conrad's previous tales had all taken place.~This is an attractive copy, nearly fine (the slightest of rubbing at the extremities). Cagle A19a. Item #12803