Item #15083 LORD JIM. A Romance. Joseph Conrad.

LORD JIM. A Romance.

New York: Doubleday & McClure Co., 1900. Original light green cloth decorated in dark green.

First American Edition of what is arguably Conrad's greatest work. This copy has the title page in the second and usual (cancelled) state: at the time this was being published, Doubleday & McClure was dividing into two entities (Doubleday Page, and McClure Phillips), with uncertainty as to which firm would retain the rights to LORD JIM. Thus, in the first (integral) state the copyright is "1900 by Doubleday, Page & Co.", while in this cancelled state the copyright is "1899 and 1900 by Joseph Conrad."

This is an attractive copy -- near-fine (very light wear at spinal extremities, small spot near the gutter of the title page). Cagle A5b(2). Item #15083

Price: $625.00

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