The Joseph Conrad Collection - Part II, from the Library of the late Stanley J. Seeger

Sotheby's
London

Date of the auction: 15.07.2014

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Conrad, Joseph ALMAYER'S FOLLY. A STORY OF AN EASTERN RIVER. LONDON: T. FISHER UNWIN, 1895 8vo, first edition, first state of the author's first book, with a pen and ink drawing by Conrad of a seated lady being serenaded (17.5 x 11.2cm), inscribed below in pencil by Jessie Conrad: "Done by Joseph

Lot #: 194

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 15 Jul 2014

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Conrad, Joseph ALMAYER'S FOLLY. A STORY OF AN EASTERN RIVER. LONDON: T. FISHER UNWIN, 1895 8vo, first edition of the author's first book, presentation copy inscribed by the author to his "oldest English friends", Mr and Mrs G.F.W. Hope ("To | Mr and Mrs. Hope | with affectionate friendship | from

Lot #: 195

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 15 Jul 2014

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Conrad, Joseph ALMAYER'S FOLLY. A STORY OF AN EASTERN RIVER. LONDON: T. FISHER UNWIN, 1895 8vo, first edition of the author's first book, presentation copy inscribed by the author to Marguerite Poradowska ("To Aunt Margaret | from Conrad | with great love.") on front free endpaper, title-page in red

Lot #: 196

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 15 Jul 2014

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[Conrad, Joseph] VOLUMES FROM THE LIBRARY OF JOSEPH OR JESSIE CONRAD, INCLUDING TWO PRESENTATION COPIES FROM MARGUERITE PORADOWSKA, COMPRISING: Poradowska, M. Marylka. Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1896, presentation copy inscribed by the author to Joseph Conrad (“A Conrad… … présentes + futures

Lot #: 197

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 15 Jul 2014

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Conrad, Joseph TWO FIRST AMERICAN EDITIONS OF ALMAYER’S FOLLY, IN VARIANT BINDINGS, ONE WITH AN UNRECORDED REVIEW SLIP, COMPRISING: Almayer’s Folly. New York: Macmillan and Co., 1895, first American edition, published state, review slip tipped-in to front free endpaper, 3pp. publisher’s

Lot #: 198

Estimate: £700 - £900

Date: 15 Jul 2014

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Conrad, Joseph BIBLIOGRAPHICAL COLLECTION OF LATER EDITIONS OF ALMAYER'S FOLLY, 1907-47, COMPRISING: Almayer's Folly. Thirteen volumes, comprising: i) London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1907, “second impression”, title-page printed in red and black, some staining to top edge; ii) New York: Macmillan, 1912

Lot #: 199

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 15 Jul 2014

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Conrad, Joseph FANTAZJA ALMAYERA [ALMAYER'S FOLLY]. WARSAW: TOW[ARZYSTWO] WYDAWNICZE "IGNIS", 1923 8vo, first Polish edition translated by Aniela Zagórska, number 173 of 5200 copies, presentation copy inscribed by the author to his "first reader" ("To Edward Garnett | the first reader of Almayer's |

Lot #: 200

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 15 Jul 2014

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Conrad, Joseph AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, TO EDWARD GARNETT writing with pleasure at a letter of interest in his work from Cornhill magazine, asking for Garnett's opinion on his recently completed story 'The Idiots' ("...My friend speak the truth if you do tear my entrails through my palpitating

Lot #: 201

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

Date: 15 Jul 2014

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Conrad, Joseph AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, TO EDWARD GARNETT discussing Fisher Unwin's refusal of Conrad's suggested terms for publishing a volume of stories, with the result that "as far as the Nigger is concerned I shall try to place it for serial publication with Henley or elsewhere", asking

Lot #: 202

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 15 Jul 2014

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Conrad, Joseph AN OUTCAST OF THE ISLANDS. LONDON: T. FISHER UNWIN, 1896 8vo, first edition of the author's second book, presentation copy inscribed by the author to Marguerite Poradowska ("A chère Tante Marguerite | L'Auteur. | 4th Mars. 1896.") on front free endpaper, title-page in red and black

Lot #: 203

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 15 Jul 2014

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Conrad, Joseph AN OUTCAST OF THE ISLANDS. LONDON: T. FISHER UNWIN, 1896 8vo, first edition of the author's second book, presentation copy inscribed by the author ("With the author's | best regards. | 10th March 1896.") on front free endpaper, title-page in red and black, original dark green

Lot #: 204

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 15 Jul 2014

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Conrad, Joseph AN OUTCAST OF THE ISLANDS. LONDON: T. FISHER UNWIN, 1896 8vo, first edition of the author's second book, presentation copy inscribed by the author to his "oldest English friends", Mr and Mrs G.F.W. Hope ("To Mr + Mrs Hope | with the Author's affectionate regards. | 10th March 1896

Lot #: 205

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 15 Jul 2014

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Conrad, Joseph AN OUTCAST OF THE ISLANDS. THREE FIRST AMERICAN EDITIONS IN THREE DIFFERENT BINDINGS, COMPRISING: New York: D. Appleton, 1896, 8vo, first American edition, first ordinary printing, 10pp. publisher’s advertisements at end, original light green smooth cloth (Cagle’s 'a' binding), upper

Lot #: 206

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 15 Jul 2014

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Conrad, Joseph AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, TO EDWARD GARNETT inviting him to meet for lunch ("...I have an amusing and instructive tale to tell - a report to make - and certain documents to show...") and informing him that Chapman and Hall have rejected 'The Return', one page, oblong 8vo (120 x 210mm

Lot #: 207

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 15 Jul 2014

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Conrad, Joseph "THE SISTERS", AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT every page revised by the author, mostly in the form of deletions and interlinear revisions, black ink, 28 pages also containing editorial comments or markings in pencil by Edward Garnett, 39 pages, text on rectos only, the first leaf with an

Lot #: 208

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Date: 15 Jul 2014

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Conrad, Joseph THE CHILDREN OF THE SEA. NEW YORK: DODD, MEAD AND COMPANY, 1897 8vo, first American edition, first issue, title-page printed in red and black, original light blue unsized cloth with design in blue and black on upper cover and lettering in gilt on upper cover and spine, collector's

Lot #: 209

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 15 Jul 2014

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Conrad, Joseph THE CHILDREN OF THE SEA. A TALE OF THE FORECASTLE. NEW YORK: DODD, MEAD AND COMPANY, 1897 8vo, first American edition, typed letter signed by the author tipped-in, original pictorial cloth, morocco-backed clamshell case, upper hinge weak [with, tipped-in at front:] Autograph letter

Lot #: 210

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 15 Jul 2014

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Conrad, Joseph THE NIGGER OF THE "NARCISSUS". LONDON: WILLIAM HEINEMANN, 1898 8vo, first English edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author to his then close friend Stephen Reynolds, leaf [Pi]1 at the beginning with Press Opinions on recto and verso, 4pp. of advertisements at the end (leaves

Lot #: 211

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 15 Jul 2014

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Conrad, Joseph THE NIGGER OF THE NARCISSUS. NEW YORK: DODD, MEAD AND COMPANY, 1899 8vo, first American edition, second printing for issue in Canada, original light grey wove paper wrappers printed in dark blue, slightly skewed, some holes or corner creases to some leaves, upper hinge splitting, ink

Lot #: 212

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 15 Jul 2014

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Conrad, Joseph THE NIGGER OF THE NARCISSUS. NEW YORK: DOUBLEDAY, PAGE AND COMPANY, 1914 8vo, later American edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author ("Miss K. Hall | with great regard | from Joseph Conrad | 1914") on half-title, original limp dark-green morocco gilt, collector's folding

Lot #: 213

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 15 Jul 2014

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Conrad, Joseph THE NIGGER OF THE "NARCISSUS". LONDON: WILLIAM HEINEMANN, 1910 8vo, "popular edition", original red cloth with design in blind on upper cover and lettered in gilt on spine, dust-jacket, bookplate, light browning, head and foot of spine slightly sunned head and foot of dust-jacket

Lot #: 214

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 15 Jul 2014

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Conrad, Joseph BIBLIOGRAPHICAL COLLECTION OF EDITIONS OF AN OUTCAST OF THE ISLANDS AND THE NIGGER OF THE "NARCISSUS" / THE CHILDREN OF THE SEA, 1896-1935, COMPRISING An Outcast of the Islands. Five volumes comprising: i) London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1896, first English edition, first printing, smooth

Lot #: 215

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 15 Jul 2014

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Conrad, Joseph TALES OF UNREST. FOUR COPIES IN THREE DIFFERENT ISSUES, COMPRISING: London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1898, first English edition, first printing, title-page printed in red and black, 14pp. publisher’s catalogue at end, original dark green vertically ribbed cloth lettered in gilt on spine, top

Lot #: 216

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 15 Jul 2014

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Conrad, Joseph TALES OF UNREST. LONDON: T. FISHER UNWIN, 1898 8vo, first English edition, advance presentation copy inscribed by the author the day before publication ("To Fountaine and Mrs Hope | affectionately from | the Author. | 3d April. 1898") on front free endpaper, title-page printed in red

Lot #: 217

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 15 Jul 2014

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Conrad, Joseph LONG AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, TO EDWARD GARNETT expressing the intensity of his gratitude for Garnett's praise and support of his writing ("...what would become of me if it were not for your brave words that warm like fire and feed like bread and make me drunk like wine

Lot #: 218

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 15 Jul 2014

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Conrad, Joseph LORD JIM. A TALE. LONDON: WILLIAM BLACKWOOD AND SONS, 1900 8vo, first edition, original light green smooth cloth lettered in gilt on spine and in black on upper cover, collector's chemise and slipcase, occasional minor spotting and browning, hinges split, extremities slightly bumped

Lot #: 219

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 15 Jul 2014

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Conrad, Joseph LORD JIM. A TALE. LONDON: WILLIAM BLACKWOOD AND SONS, 1900 8vo, first edition, first colonial printing, original brown wrappers printed in black, occasional spotting, upper joint split, loss to foot of spine

Lot #: 220

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 15 Jul 2014

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Conrad, Joseph LORD JIM. A ROMANCE. NEW YORK: DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY, 1922 8vo, later reprint, presentation copy inscribed by the author ("Signed for | Mr Cuyler Reynolds | with regards | Joseph Conrad. | 1923.") on front free endpaper, title-page printed in red and black, original blue cloth

Lot #: 221

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 15 Jul 2014

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Conrad, Joseph LORD JIM. NEW YORK: THE MODERN LIBRARY, 1931 8vo, red cloth, extensively annotated throughout by the eminent literary critic Robert Penn Warren, in pencil and pink ink, with comments on Conrad's method, style, and achievement ("First fully developed impressionistic novel"), as well as

Lot #: 222

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 15 Jul 2014

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Conrad, Joseph and Ford Madox Hueffer

Conrad, Joseph and Ford Madox Hueffer TWO COPIES OF THE INHERITORS, COMPRISING: The Inheritors. New York: McClure, Phillips & Co., 1901, first edition, pre-publication state with misprint on dedication page ("To Boys & Christina"), [Cagle A6(a)1], some light browning, hinges split, adhesive residue

Lot #: 223

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 15 Jul 2014