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Conrad, Joseph

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Estimate: £800 - £1,200
ca. US$1,365 - US$2,048
Price realised:  £875
ca. US$1,493
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Conrad, Joseph COLLECTION OF FIFTEEN VOLUMES CONTAINING CONTRIBUTIONS BY CONRAD, COMPRISING Martindale (trans.), E. Stories from De Maupassant. London: Duckworth, 1903, presentation copy inscribed from the translator to Robert Garnett ("Robert Garnett from the translator Elsie Hueffer [née Martindale] Sept. 30.th 1903") on the front free endpaper, and also inscribed by the recipient on the front pastedown ("These stories were translated with the aid of Joseph Conrad RG "), green cloth lettered in black, offsetting to endpapers, spine darkened, extremities rubbed--Stories from De Maupassant. London: Duckworth, 1903, blue cloth lettered in blind on upper cover and in gilt on spine, dust-jacket, spine darkened and heavily chipped; Wharton (trans.), E. The Book of the Homeless. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1916, one of 125 numbered copies on Van Gelder paper, this copy out-of-series, 22 plates, containing Conrad's article 'Poland Revisited', collector's green folding case; Garnett, E. Turgenev. London: Collins, 1917, publisher's file copy with label denoting this on the upper cover, foreword by Conrad, ownership inscription to front free endpaper ("Nellie Heath"), bookplate of David Garnett, upper hinge cracked; Sutherland, J.G. At Sea with Joseph Conrad. London: Grant Richards Ltd., 1922, first edition, one of 1250 copies, mostly unopened, dust-jacket, jacket repaired, browning to spine and part of upper panel of jacket--At Sea with Joseph Conrad. London: Grant Richards Ltd., 1922, first edition, one of 1250 copies, mostly unopened, dust-jacket, jacket browned, stained and torn in places--At Sea with Joseph Conrad. London: Grant Richards Ltd., 1922, first edition, one of 1250 copies, browning and offsetting; Curle, R. Into the East...With a Preface by Joseph Conrad. London: Macmillan, 1923, presentation copy inscribed by the author ("G.L. Sartoris from his friend Richard Curle 9/3/23") on the front free endpaper, dust-jacket torn with fading to spine; Conrad, Jessie. A Handbook of Cookery for a Small House. London: William Heinemann, Ltd., 1923, presentation copy inscribed by the author ("To Mr. & Mrs. Goodburn With kindest regards. Jessie Conrad. 1923.") on the front free endpaper, spotting to edges, some offsetting to endpapers--Home Cookery...Preface by Joseph Conrad. London: Jarrolds, 1936, first edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author ("To Mr Jennings with all good wishes from Jessie Conrad Korzeniowska September 1936"), dust-jacket, spotting to preliminaries, covers slightly bowed, jacket frayed and lightly soiled; Beer, T. Stephen Crane. A Study in American Letters...With an Introduction by Joseph Conrad. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1923, first edition, dust-jacket, jacket chipped and browned; Dawson, Major A.J. Britain's Life-Boats...Foreword by Joseph Conrad. London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, 1923, some spotting to preliminaries; Scott Moncrieff, C.K. Marcel Proust An English Tribute. London: Chatto & Windus, 1923, first trade edition, Conrad's contribution entitled 'Proust as Creator', dust-jacket, slight offsetting to endpapers, jacket rubbed and chipped; Dawson, Warrington. The Crimson Pall...With Letters Exchanged on "Critical Novelists" by Joseph Conrad and the Author. Chicago: The Bernard Publishing Company, 1927, spine faded, extremities rubbed; Bethell, Lieut.-Colonel L.A. 'Blackwood' Tales from the Outposts I [...XII], Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons Ltd., 1932-1933, complete series of twelve volumes with dust-jackets, two chapters in volume VI ("Tales of the Sea") by Conrad ('Her Captivity' and 'Initiation'), some damp-staining to volume I, some spotting to endpapers, browning to some jacket spines, a few small tears to jackets mostly 8vo, original bindings (26)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Sotheby's
Title: The Joseph Conrad Collection - Part II, from the Library of the late Stanley J. Seeger
Date of the auction: 15 Jul 2014
Address: Sotheby's
London