11 October 2002
CONRAD, Joseph. Typhoon and Other Stories. London: William Heinemann, 1903.
8o. 32-page publisher's advertisement at end. (Minor foxing to endpapers and preliminaries.) Original grey cloth, gilt-lettered ("Mudie's Select Library" large yellow booksellers paper label attached to bottom of front cover, spine a bit cocked, minor wear to edges). Provenance: HUGH WALPOLE (1884-1941), writer (presentation inscription and bookplates sale); anonymous owner (sale Sotheby's London, 15 December 1978, lot 580).
FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. A VERY FINE ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY CONRAD TO HUGH WALPOLE on the front free endpaper: "For Hugh Walpole As a storm piece the title-tale is a pendent to the 'Narcissus' storm. One ship being a sailing vessel and the other a steamer Joseph Conrad 1922."
Conrad met Hugh Walpole, novelist and book collector, in 1916, the same year that the latter wrote one of the first books on Conrad: an "adulatory, banal, and stupendously naive" text to which Conrad took many exceptions (Joseph Conrad: A Chronicle by Zdislaw Nadjer, Rutger University Press, 1984, page 432). Despite his objection to Walpole's critical text, Conrad formed a close friendship with the young novelist-critic who "became one of those adoring young men gathered around the master in the 1910s and 1920s" (Karl, p.796). Cagle A8b(1).
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