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CONRAD, JOSEPH. Typed letter signed ("Ever Affectionately yours J. Conrad"), to his friend and advisor, critic/writer Edward Garnett ("Dearest Edward") , discussing his distressed mental state undoubtedly over his son Borys, who was fighting on the front. Orlestone, 27 March 1918. Two Pages, 4to, with a few minor holograph corrections and a brief postscript at the end. Accompanied with original addressed envelope, pasted to front pastedown of volume I (only) of Conrad's Works (Garden City, 1920. 8vo, original cloth-back boards. LIMITED EDITION, number 115 of 735 sets, with the first volume of each set signed by Conrad).

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CONRAD, JOSEPH. Typed letter signed ("Ever Affectionately yours J. Conrad"), to his friend and advisor, critic/writer Edward Garnett ("Dearest Edward") , discussing his distressed mental state undoubtedly over his son Borys, who was fighting on the front. Orlestone, 27 March 1918. Two Pages, 4to, with a few minor holograph corrections and a brief postscript at the end. Accompanied with original addressed envelope, pasted to front pastedown of volume I (only) of Conrad's Works (Garden City, 1920. 8vo, original cloth-back boards. LIMITED EDITION, number 115 of 735 sets, with the first volume of each set signed by Conrad).

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