2 pages, 8vo, both sides of a sheet, recto browned. "...I went to the Dth office on Tues. [possibly Conrad's publisher Dent?] to unearth you, promising myself to see something of you after all these days...I am more than prepared to hear (and understand) what you have to say of the Planter [Conrad's last piece of signficant shorter fiction, "The Planter of Malata," first printed in The Metropolitan Magazine, June-July 1914, collected in Within the Tides, London: Dent, 1915, published 24 February 1915]. Even as I wrote I felt the discord, and was aware of your figure in the background. I shall listen with filial piety to all you have to say...[W.L.] Courtney [an influential critic] in the Dly Teleph [Daily Telegraph] scolded me like a wet parrot." -- Autograph letter signed ("Joseph Conrad") to "Dear Sir," Capel House, Orelstone, 25 June 1917. 1 page, 4to, lower right corner partially chipped injuring two words. "Yes, Victory is the first of my novels to be 'adapted'...of course I was very pleased. It's interesting to find you know (or remember) of my attempt to dramatise a short story of mine ["To-Morrow" dramatised as "One Day More"] something like 12 years ago. I had almost forgotten it myself till a few weeks ago I was reminded of it by Mr. [Clement] Shorter [for a privately printed edition]. As to jumping on to the stage 'on my own' -- well it is tempting; but I am afraid I am grown too stiff-limbed by this time for such a headlong adventure. Still --..." Together 2 items. (2) " /> CONRAD, Joseph. Autograph letter signed ("J. Conrad") to "Dearest Old Fellow," London, [5?] March 1915. <I>2 pages, 8vo, both sides of a sheet, recto browned</I>. "...I went to the Dth office on Tues. [possibly Conrad's publisher Dent?] to unearth you, promising myself to see something of you after all these days...I am more than prepared to hear (<I>and understand</I>) what you have to say of the Planter [Conrad's last piece of signficant shorter fiction, "The Planter of Malata," first printed in <I>The Metropolitan Magazine</I>, June-July 1914, collected in <I>Within the Tides</I>, London: Dent, 1915, published 24 February 1915]. Even as I wrote I felt the discord, and was aware of your figure in the background. I shall listen with filial piety to all you have to say...[W.L.] Courtney [an influential critic] in the Dly Teleph [<I>Daily Telegraph</I>] scolded me like a wet parrot." -- Autograph letter signed ("Joseph Conrad") to "Dear Sir," Capel House, Orelstone, 25 June 1917. <I>1 page, 4to, lower right corner partially chipped injuring two words</I>. "Yes, <I>Victory</I> is the first of my novels to be 'adapted'...of course I was very pleased. It's interesting to find you know (or remember) of my attempt to dramatise a short story of mine ["To-Morrow" dramatised as "One Day More"] something like 12 years ago. I had almost forgotten it myself till a few weeks ago I was reminded of it by Mr. [Clement] Shorter [for a privately printed edition]. As to jumping on to the stage 'on my own' -- well it <I>is</I> tempting; but I am afraid I am grown too stiff-limbed by this time for such a headlong adventure. Still --..." Together 2 items. (2) | Christie's