ALMAYER'S FOLLY. Joseph Conrad.


A Story of an Eastern River. New York: Macmillan and Co., 1895. 3 pp undated ads. Original black cloth.

First American Edition of Conrad's first book, with a text that varies considerably from the English edition (because it was typeset from uncorrected proofs). We find the American edition to be somewhat scarcer than the English one (as well it should be, since only about half as many were issued: according to Keating "only 650 copies of this edition were printed, and it is a rare book").

This copy is in Cagle's binding "b" (no priority certain), black cloth with a double blind­stamped border rule on the covers and with "The Macmillan Company" at the foot of the spine. It is a near-fine copy, with scarcely any wear and with the endpapers intact (volume slightly aslant, faint variation in the sizing on the boards). Cagle A1b.2, binding b. Item #12886

Price: $725.00