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CONRAD, Joseph, 1857-1924 :

  • Publisher: London : T. Fisher Unwin, 1925.
London : T. Fisher Unwin, 1925. First edition. Four short stories previously unpublished in book form - "The Warrior's Soul" - a moving tale of Napoleon's retreat from Moscow, written during the Great War; "Prince Roman" - the Polish Patriot; "The Tale" - moral dilemmas at sea in the Great War, and "The Black Mate" - one of his earliest ventures into fiction. With a foreword by R. B. Cunninghame Graham (1852-1936). Published posthumously to the delight and acclaim of contemporary reviewers - "A substantial addition to Conrad's best work" (The Scotsman); "one of the most remarkable books of short stories ever issued" (Daily Dispatch); "No unconsidered trifles ... They are of the stuff by which he will be judged" (Manchester Guardian). Crown 8vo (21cm). (288)pp. Original holly cloth, ruled and lettered in gilt; some spotting of edges; one leaf with a slight production blemish; endpapers lightly tanned, but otherwise a very good, bright and sound copy in the original dust-jacket in a design by Edmondo Lucchesi (1871-1964) - the jacket just slightly creased, with a couple of tiny nicks, but also very good, clean and fresh.

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