14 December 2000
CONRAD, Joseph. 'Twixt Land and Sea. London: Dent, 1912. 8o. Original vertical-ribbed green cloth (spine faded).
FIRST EDITION, second issue binding with "Secret" on front cover buffed out and "Seven" stamped over it. PRESENTATION COPY TO HIS LITERARY AGENT, inscribed by the author on front free endpaper: "Signed for J B Pinker with love by Joseph Conrad." Pinker first met Conrad in 1899; he soon began acting as his literary agent (until his death in 1922), often in the earliest years helping Conrad with financial aid. Pinker was also the agent for many of the leading writers of the day. Cagle A16a(1), binding b; Smith 17.
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