Item #JC092 Last Essays. Joseph Conrad.

Last Essays

Price: $75.00

Hard Cover. New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1926. First Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.

Introduction by Richard Curle. First American edition, first printing. Publisher's navy cloth, stamped in gilt; in its original pale blue dust jacket, with Conrad portrait attributed to Arthur H. Harlow to front panel, lettered in red. Fine book; good unclipped dust jacket, with some toning to spine, light chipping to spine ends, split from bottom of front spine joint to midpoint with a small chip, corners lightly nicked, light bleeding to red titles on front panel, mild dampstaining to edges of rear panel. Overall, a beautiful copy of the book, in its scarce original dust jacket. Last Essays, published two years after Conrad's death, contains twenty of the author's essays, which "show clearly the rich diversity of his mind, his powers of cogent argument, of fond memory, and of noble expression." Some of the volume's titles include: "Geography and Some Explorers," "Christmas Day at Sea," "Memorandum on the Scheme for Fitting Out a Sailing Ship," "John Galsworthy," "Preface to 'The Shorter Tales of Joseph Conrad,'" and "The Congo Diary." At the time of its publication, this volume and Conrad's Notes on Life and Letters (1921) together contained nearly all of Conrad's miscellaneous writings. Item #JC092