CONRAD, Joseph (1857-1924). The Rover. London: T. Fisher Unwin, .
8° (205 x 130mm). (Half-title slightly soiled, first three leaves creased at lower corner.) Uncut and unsewn sheets as issued in 20 quires, preserved in blue cloth case with morocco lettering-piece. Provenance: half-title inscribed with Conrad's name and the word 'Private,' and with a note signed J.H.C. reading: 'kindly destroy after reading as I do not want it to get into circulation' -- Frank J. Hogan (bookplate), sold Parke-Bernet, New York, 24 April 1945, lot 187 for $55 (£13 15s). PROOF COPY of the first English edition. Ehrsam p. 301.
J. CONRAD. The Point of Honour. New York: McLure, 1908. 8° (192 x 128mm). 4 coloured plates by Dan Sayre Groesbeck. Original green cloth, upper cover with figures of two swordsmen outlined in white, gilt lettering. First edition under this title, published about 2 October. Originally published as The Duel in Pall Mall Magazine, January to May 1808. FINE COPY. Ehrsam p. 296; and 3 others by Conrad, The Shadow-Line (London, 1917), first edition in original cloth, Joseph Conrad's Letters to His Wife (privately printed, London, 1927), edited by Jessie Conrad and limited to 220 copies, and The Sisters, (New York, 1928), first edition in book form with introduction by Ford Madox Ford, one of 926 copies. (5)