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    Joseph Conrad. Almayer's Folly. A Story of an Eastern River. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1895. First edition, first state with type missing on the last two lines of page 110. Author's earliest novel. Boldly signed by the author "Joseph Conrad" and inscribed "My very first attempt at / writing, as related as / A personal record. / J.C." Octavo. Publisher's original green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Top edge gilt; the textblock untrimmed. Small ex-libris of Christian Heuer mounted to the front pastedown as well as a smaller oval plate; "With the publisher's compliments" perforated stamp on the upper right of the title page affecting the "olly" in "Folly". Otherwise a beautiful copy sold in a custom clamshell case.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2020
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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