New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1904. Original green cloth decorated in orange and black.
First American Edition of Conrad's well-known novel involving a South American silver mine, and the corruption and dishonesty fostered by its riches.
Conrad was extending his "Lord Jim" theme: that the man who slowly grows rich can be a victim of the silver, not its conqueror; that wealth is not something gained but a trap for those who relinquish, however momentarily, their sense of themselves... [Karl]
This copy is bright and near-fine (very slight rubbing at the extremities). Cagle A10b. Item #14827