CONRAD]--CURLE. COLLECTION OF SEVEN VOLUMES BY, OR RELATING TO, RICHARD CURLE, 1921-1928, 8 VOL.
Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
ca. US$1,517 - US$2,276
Price realised: £1,063
Conrad, Joseph] COLLECTION OF SEVEN VOLUMES BY, OR RELATING TO, RICHARD CURLE, COMPRISING Curle, R. The Last Twelve Years of Joseph Conrad. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 1928, first edition, the dedication copy with ownership of Hugh Walpole (“…This is by far | the best and | truest book on | Conrad’s personality | that has yet | appeared.”), bookplates of Walpole and Kenneth A. Lohf, dust-jacket, some spotting, tear to foot of spine-- Wise, T.J. A Bibliography of the Writings of Joseph Conrad. London: for private circulation, 1921, second edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author to Richard Curle together with extensive notes by Curle, loosely inserted letters from George T. Keating, William Heinemann publishers, Harper and Brothers regarding bibliographical details, worn and soiled, lower cover and most leaves with stab hole-- Curle, R. Letters [of] Joseph Conrad to Richard Curle. New York: Crosby Gaige, 1928, publisher’s galley proof comprising 52 sheets (including one sheet present in two states) together with 2 pages of notes and 10 pages of annotated carbon typescript, the text includes passages suppressed for the published edition, collector’s green cloth folding box, occasional tears, final two sheets of galley proof split into six fragments, but complete; Curle, R. Letters [of] Joseph Conrad to Richard Curle. New York: Crosby Gaige, 1928, publisher’s mock-up with text laid down to blank pages, the text includes passages suppressed for the published edition, bookplate of Crosby Gaige, some splitting at gutter; Curle, R. Letters [of] Joseph Conrad to Richard Curle. New York: Crosby Gaige, 1928, one of 859 copies of which this is one of 850 copies on all-rag paper, editor’s inscription (“The angle presented | by these letters will | come as a surprise | to some readers, who, | knowing him only | through his books, | have regarded him | as an aloof + austere | figure. As a matter | of fact, Conrad was | one of the most | human people who | ever lived. | Richard Curle | Nov. 1928”) on front free endpaper, collector’s chemise and green cloth slipcase; Curle, R. Into the East… with a preface by Joseph Conrad. London: Macmillan, 1923, one of 125 large paper copies, presentation copy inscribed by the author to Faith Dennis, slight browning; Curle, R. The Personality of Joseph Conrad. London: privately printed, , presentation copy inscribed by the author to Conrad’s biographer (“G. Jean-Aubry-Esq. | from RC | 29/1/25”) on title-page, original glassine, some browning-- all 8vo and 4to, original bindings, some browning and spotting (8)
Informations about the auction
|Title:||The Joseph Conrad Collection from the Library of the late Stanley J. Seeger - Part I|
|Date of the auction:||10 Jul 2013|
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