London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1898. 14 pp undated ads. Original dark green cloth.
First English Edition of Conrad's fourth book -- his first collection of short stories (including "An Outpost of Progress," a Congo tale anticipating his later "Heart of Darkness"). The American edition by Scribner's is believed to have come out about ten days earlier. For this U. K. edition Cagle estimates a total printing of about 1,250 copies -- including some later copies with no gilt top edge, plus some copies that were remaindered with a cancel title page and a still later binding (the book did not sell well).~This copy is in the primary state (with top edge gilt), and is in near-fine condition -- a little faint discoloration of the cloth, the merest hint of wear at the corners. TALES OF UNREST is becoming increasingly uncommon. Cagle A4c.1. Item #13020