THE POINT OF HONOR. A Military Tale.
Illustrations by Dan Sayre Groesbeck. New York: The McClure Company, 1908. Original green cloth pictorially decorated in white.
First Separate (and First American, and First Illustrated) Edition. Earlier in 1908 this tale was published in England (as "The Duel") with five others in A SET OF SIX; it was McClure's publication of this tale that caused the delay in the publication of the American edition of A SET OF SIX until 1915. (Also, no publisher was in a hurry to do so: in 1908 Conrad's career was at its nadir, but his star rose again after CHANCE hit it big in 1914.) Included are four color plates.
This copy is in the first and usual binding, with "McClure" at the foot of the spine. (THE POINT OF HONOR was published in September 1908; by November, the publisher McClure was forced to sell his assets to Doubleday Page, and subsequently-bound copies bear the new publisher's name at the foot of the spine.) This is a bright, near-fine copy (a tiny bit of damage at the "M" at the foot of the spine). Supino A13.9.0; Cagle A13c. Item #15144