London, South Kensington
6 June 2006
CONRAD, Joseph (1857-1924). Nostromo, a Tale of the Seaboard. London and New York: Harper & Brothers, 1904. 8°. (Occasional very light foxing, especially on the edges). Original blue cloth, title and imprint in gilt on spine (slightly rubbed and discoloured).
FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM of one of Conrad's least favourite books ('Two years of very arduous work'...add[ing] 'My feelings on re-reading it can be best expressed in the French saying Ne fait pas ce tour qui veut'). Wise 15.
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