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    First English Edition

    Joseph Conrad. The Arrow of Gold. A Story between Two Notes. London: T. Fisher Unwin, Ltd., [1919].

    First English edition. Octavo (7.75 x 5.125 inches; 197 x 130 mm.). [2, blank], x, 336 pages.

    Publisher's dark green vertically-ribbed cloth with front cover lettered in gilt and spine lettered in gilt within gilt rule boxes. Top edge stained dark green. Very faint browning to the free endpapers where the dust jacket flaps end. A few tiny spots on the bottom edge. A very fine copy, with only one small ding at the head of the spine. In the original cream-colored dust jacket printed in dark blue and gold. The jacket has a few small chips and tears. Chemised in a quarter red morocco book-backed slipcase with the spine ruled and lettered in gilt with five raised bands.

    The first English edition of The Arrow of Gold was published on August 6, 1919, in an edition of 20,000 copies. The first American edition was published April 12, 1919, in an edition of 15,000 copies.

    Smith, Conrad, 22 (pages 72-75).


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