London, South Kensington
6 June 2006
CONRAD, Joseph (1857-1924). The Secret Agent, a Simple Tale. London: Methuen & Co., 1907. 8°. 40pp. of advertisements at end (very light foxing in first few leaves). Original red cloth, title, imprint and decoration in gilt on spine, uncut (very lightly marked, spine a trifle faded).
FIRST EDITION of Conrad's novel concerning the attempt to blow up Greenwich Observatory. Some thirteen years later he recast it as a play and it appeared for the first time in that medium in 1921. Wise 17.
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