Joseph Conrad: Life and Letters [IN THE RARE PUBLISHER'S SLIPCASE]. Joseph Conrad, Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski.
Joseph Conrad: Life and Letters [IN THE RARE PUBLISHER'S SLIPCASE]
Joseph Conrad: Life and Letters [IN THE RARE PUBLISHER'S SLIPCASE]
Joseph Conrad: Life and Letters [IN THE RARE PUBLISHER'S SLIPCASE]
Joseph Conrad: Life and Letters [IN THE RARE PUBLISHER'S SLIPCASE]
Joseph Conrad: Life and Letters [IN THE RARE PUBLISHER'S SLIPCASE]
Joseph Conrad: Life and Letters [IN THE RARE PUBLISHER'S SLIPCASE]
Joseph Conrad: Life and Letters [IN THE RARE PUBLISHER'S SLIPCASE]
Joseph Conrad: Life and Letters [IN THE RARE PUBLISHER'S SLIPCASE]
Joseph Conrad: Life and Letters [IN THE RARE PUBLISHER'S SLIPCASE]
Joseph Conrad: Life and Letters [IN THE RARE PUBLISHER'S SLIPCASE]
Joseph Conrad: Life and Letters [IN THE RARE PUBLISHER'S SLIPCASE]
Joseph Conrad: Life and Letters [IN THE RARE PUBLISHER'S SLIPCASE]

Joseph Conrad: Life and Letters [IN THE RARE PUBLISHER'S SLIPCASE]

Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1927. First Edition, early [Second] Printing. Hardcover. A Fine copy of the first edition, early printing, issued in two volumes, wearing the uncommon dust jackets in Very Good condition (some of the usual light sunning to the spines but less than we have seen on other copies, some edge wear, some handling soil), in a Good example of the original Publisher's SLIPCASE showing general wear and housed in the Publisher's slipcase with the printed label on the front side (captioned "The authorized life of the great and adventurous writer, with many Conrad letters hitherto unpublished"). The original publisher's blue cloth is lettered and decorated in gilt on the spines of each volume and each front board bears a facsimile of Joseph Conrad's signature in gilt. The top edge of each closed page block is in gilt as well. The set contains a frontispiece in each volume and the two volumes together contain a total of 12 plates and four facsimiles, including two tipped-in. As part of his work to produce "Joseph Conrad: Life and Letters", Jean-Aubry gathered approximately 2,000 Conrad letters. Those in private hands he returned to their respective owners and dozens of them have since disappeared. (Some of Conrad's letters to John Galsworthy are known only due to this work.) In his presentation of some of the letters, Jean-Aubry left out matters that he, a product of his era, considered too delicate to include or which would, in his judgment, reflect poorly on Conrad or his correspondents. Notwithstanding Aubry's omissions, the set was a significant step forward in Conrad studies. Fine / fine. Item #3124

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