[Item #80601] Almayer's Folly A Story of an Eastern River. Joseph Conrad.

Almayer's Folly A Story of an Eastern River

Hardcover, London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1895. First Edition. Very Good. True first edition of Conrad's first book. Bound in publisher's dark green cloth covered boards with gold spine titles. Publisher's ads on verso of half title page. Full title page in red and black. Dedication page. Top page edges gilded, remaning edges untrimmed. One of only 2,000 copies issued on April 29, 1895. Almayer's Folly was not serialized in a periodical, this is the true first printing. Printing errors on page 110 - the first "e" is missing from the word "g nerosity" on the second to last line and the word "of" is missing from the last line. Boards sllightly bowed, spine slightly slanted. Cloth has a .5" tear at head of spine. Front hinge sound, rear hinge slightly cracked. Bookplate of previous owner on front pastedown. Book comes in a custom made protective box. Box has a leather spine with gold spine titles. Interestingly, the box was made for a much cheaper edition of this title, the 1907 US edition, which is probably worth less than the box. The box still fits this true first edition and protects it well. Ships same or next business day very well protected in a box. Because of the value of this item, we will require signature confirmation when we ship it. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 272 pages. [Item #80601]

Price: $650.00

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