SOME REFLEXIONS Seamanlike and Otherwise ON THE LOSS OF THE TITANIC.
London: Printed for Private Circulation (for Thomas J. Wise), 1919. Original blue wrappers.
First Edition, being one of only 25 copies (so stated). This was the fourth of Thomas J. Wise's twenty very-limited-issue Conrad pamphlets produced during the twelve months between February 1919 and January 1920; being one of Wise's first ten, the copy is not numbered (for the second group of ten, Wise numbered the copies). This piece on the Titanic had appeared in the May 1912 issue of the English Review (just a month after the sinking), and would later be collected in NOTES ON LIFE & LETTERS (1921).
Incidentally, Conrad had a curious connection with the Titanic: to raise cash he often sold the manuscripts of his stories to the American collector John Quinn, and it so happened that the manuscript of his tale "Karain" (one of his TALES OF UNREST), en route to Quinn, went down with the Titanic.
This is a near-fine copy (just a trace of wear and toning of the blue wrappers); the leaves remain unopened. Supino B1.10.0; Cagle A28. Housed in a morocco-backed slipcase with inner chemise. Provenance: bookplate of the late Conrad mega-collector Stanley Seeger. Item #15167