Notes on Life and Letters

Price: $50.00

Hardcover. London: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1921. 1st Edition. Very Good.

First published edition, first issue, third state with "sea" appearing perfectly on the contents page. One of 9500 copies. Publisher's green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, wreath and author's initials blindstamped to front board. Very good, with light toning to spine, very mild dimming to spine gilt, some wear to cloth at spine ends and bottom edge of rear board, a touch of soiling to rear board, and light offsetting to endpapers. Overall, a lovely copy. Wise 59. Notes on Life and Letters is a collection of twenty-six essays, including "Henry James," "Stephen Crane: A Note Without Dates," "Tales of the Sea," "An Observer in Malaya," "Poland Revisited," "Some Reflections on the Loss of the 'Titanic,'" and "Protection of Ocean Liners." According to Conrad, the collection "has more to do with life than letters." Notably, Conrad's political essay "A Note on the Polish Problem" makes its first appearance in this collection. Item #JC103