Garden City NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1925. Original dark blue cloth decorated in gilt, with dust jacket.
First Trade Edition, first issue, of Conrad's last (unfinished) novel, posthumously published three months after DP&Co's 377-copy limited edition -- but one day before Dent's London edition. This first issue has no Introduction by Richard Curle (nor a reference to it on the title page).
This volume is in fine, bright condition. Included is the first-issue dust jacket that is pictorially decorated in gold, black and orange -- "the first pictorial dust jacket used by Doubleday Page on a Conrad work" [Supino]. (The second issue, which does have the Introduction like the British edition, has a non-pictorial light blue jacket). The jacket's condition is near-fine (one short closed tear, just a touch of wear at the spine ends, but surprisingly free of soil). The American SUSPENSE is considerably less common than its English counterpart, especially in this first-issue dust jacket. Supino A26.2.0; Smith pp 100-101. Item #15138