8vo. First edition. Original dark grey woven cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and with a life buoy device in gilt on the upper cover. Publisher’s blind-stamped ‘WH’ monogram on rear board. Top edge trimmed, others untrimmed. First issue with two pages of press opinions for ‘The Nigger of the “Narcissus”’ before the half-title and 32 pages of advertisements, dated Autumn and September 1913, for other Heinemann titles at the back. The title page includes the publisher’s windmill device and the verso does not state ‘Reserved for the Colonies only’. Patch of abrasion to the bottom half of the front board. Leading edges of both boards slightly warped. A little rubbing to the spine and the spine ends and corner tips are pushed with some light wear. Edges, endpapers and first and last sections lightly foxed. Contents otherwise clean with no inscriptions or ownership marks and the binding remains firm. Very good.
The first British edition of Typhoon, (which is slightly revised from the American edition of the previous year), one of Conrad’s most celebrated works of fiction and the first appearance in book form of Amy Foster, Falk: A Reminiscence, and To-morrow. First Mate Jukes and Captain MacWhirr battle more than a storm on board the steamship S.S. Nan-Shan in the title story.
Author Conrad, Joseph
Publisher London, William Heinemann