CONRAD, JOSEPH. The Shadow-Line. A Confession. London: Dent . 8vo, original green cloth, front inner hinge cracking, rear cover a trifle bowed, cloth slipcase. FIRST EDITION, BOLDLY SIGNED BY CONRAD on the dedication page (the book is dedicated "To Borys and all others who like himself have crossed in early youth the shadow-line of their generation [i.e., the Great War]..." Smith 21.