Only Thirty Copies Printed

    Joseph Conrad. Geography and Some Explorers. London: Strangeways and Sons, 1924.

    First edition. Limited to thirty numbered and signed copies, this being number 27. Signed and numbered by Conrad boldly in ink on the limitation page. Octavo. Forty pages.

    Original printed wrappers. Very minor creasing to the bottom edge of the front wrapper. In original glassine dust jacket. In custom chemise and slipcase with calf backstrip and gilt lettering to spine. A stunning copy of this Conrad rarity in near fine condition.

    "'Geography and Some Explorers' appeared as an introduction to a serial publication called Countries of the World in February 1924 and was titled 'The Romance of Travel.' It also appeared in National Geographic Magazine in March 1924 under its present title. The essay was privately printed for Conrad by Strangeways and Sons in an edition of 30 copies numbered and signed by Conrad in January 1924" (Smith).

    Walter E. Smith, Joseph Conrad, 104.

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