Item #14898 TALES OF UNREST. Joseph Conrad.


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 wove endpapers), and is in bright, near-fine condition -- a couple of very faint small marks on the spine, but scarcely any wear. TALES OF UNREST is becoming increasingly uncommon in this condition. Cagle A4c.1. Housed in a morocco-backed slipcase with inner chemise. Item #14898

Price: $875.00

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