Signed Conrad. (1913)

CONRAD. JOSEPH.

CHANCE. A Tale in two parts. SIGNED BY CONRAD.

Published: Methuen & Co. Ltd. London.,1913

Date: 1913

A very good copy in publishers green cloth binding with spine decorated and lettered in gilt, including the correct spelling of the publishers name at the bottom. Signed by Joseph Conrad on the front free endpaper, Dated 1923. The top of the signed leaf and the half title page have a small indentation where a paper clip has been used. Aside from some light rubbing to the extremities this is a very good tight copy, the gilt on the spine still strong and bright. An interesting copy, signed by the author and with part of the wrapper, of the less common 1913 Cancel title page issue. Copies with the true 1913 integral title are rare, it is thought that only about fifty survived, and most early copies were issued with cancel title pages dated 1914 - when the book was finally published.

Bibliography
Spurrious First edition. Actually the fourth impression with a cancel title page, stating " First Published 1913" on verso, on the title page stub. 8vo. (7.7 x 5.3 inches). 8 page publishers advert dated Autumn 1913.

Note
Loosely inserted is the front panel from the rare dustwrapper, showing a full colour illustration by J. Dewar Mills within a grey border. The whole panel dark blue with grey title and author.

£3250

Offered by Paul Foster