The First English Published Edition of The RescueJoseph Conrad. The Rescue. A Romance of the Shallows. London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1920.
First English published edition. Revisions not found in the first (unpublished) printing are incorporated into this text. Publication date: June 24, 1920. Octavo (7.625 x 5.125 inches; 193 x 131 mm.). 416 pages. Printer's imprint at the foot of page 416: "The Temple Press Letchworth England."
Publisher's dark green calico-texture cloth. Front cover with a thin single blind rule border and publisher's device stamped in blind in the center. Spine lettered in gilt. Head of spine very slightly bumped, top edge lightly dust-soiled. Three tiny nicks at the fore-edge of leaves D8 (pages 63/64), G1 (pages 97/98), and M8 (pages 191/192); leaves B2 and B3 (pages 19/20 and 21/22), X6 and X7 (pages 331/332 and 333/334), and Y2 and Y3 (pages 339/340 and 341/341) are still partially unopened at the fore-edge, and P6 and P7 (pages / and 237/238) are still attached at the tip of the lower corner. Tiny (glue?) stain at the upper blank corner of page 12. A few stray traces of printer's ink in the margins. An exceptionally clean and bright copy. In the original color pictorial dust jacket. The jacket has only very slight browning and minimal wear at the top edge, otherwise it is absolutely fine. Chemised in a quarter dark green book-backed slipcase with the spine ruled and lettered in gilt and with five raised bands.
"The Rescue was published on May 21, 1920, in an edition of 25,000 copies" (Smith). "The Rescue was privately printed and distributed to reviewers on June 4, 1920, in an edition of 40 copies" (Smith). "The Rescue was published on June 24, 1920, in an edition of 23,750 copies" (Smith).
"Throughout this edition control numbers within parentheses are reproduced at the foot of certain pages; these numbers were used by the pressman as a guide for printing. Such numbers did not appear in the first English edition" (Smith).
"This first English published edition is printed from the same type-setting as the first English edition and therefore may be considered another impression (revised of the first English or a second issue)" (Smith, page 81).
Smith, Conrad, 23.
Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Books & Catalogs (view shipping information)
Sales Tax information | Terms and Conditions
Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments
Glossary of Terms
Buyer's Premium per Lot:
19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.
Opens about 01/02/2018
- Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
- Bid online
- Free Collector newsletter
- Want List with instant e-mail notifications
- Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
- Cash Advances
- More Bidders
- Trusted Experts
- Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
Learn about consigning with us
You reach a customer base that is in many ways completely unknown to the major auction houses, and your marketing to this base is as professional as one could hope for. As I continue to wind down my holdings.View More Testimonials
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)