14 December 2000
CONRAD, Joseph. The Rescue. A Romance of the Shallows. London: Dent, 1920. 8o. Original green cloth, spine gilt-lettered (front inner hinge broken, the rear one very tender).
First English Published Edition. PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by the author on front free endpaper: "Sir John Millais affectionately from his friend Joseph Conrad, 1920." Cagle A49b(2), binding a; Smith, p. 77.
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