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1925. CONRAD, Joseph. The Collected Works. Garden City: Doubleday, 1925-26. Twenty-three volumes. Octavo, original full cream parchment gilt, top edges gilt, uncut and mostly unopened, inner glassine dust jackets with outer blue paper dust jackets. $7500.Conrad did not publish his first novel until the age of 38, but his work earned him a place with the great modernists of the 20th-century, “among the very great novelists in the language” (Drabble, 225). This edition was originally intended to be 377 copies, each signed by Conrad. As he died after having only signed 99 sets, the plan was changed and the signed sheets became part of this Memorial Edition. Includes all of his major and minor works, with several posthumously published stories and essays. Interiors and original cream parchment boards pristine and fine; scarce original paper dust jackets with occasional closed tears, scattered faint dampstaining to some spines. A near-fine set, very desirable in such exceptional condition.
      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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