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A 

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

OF 



THE WRITINGS OF 




JOSEPH CONRAD' 




•<1895-1920) 


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BY 




THOMAS J. WISE 





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LONDON : 

PRINTED FOR PRIVATE CIRCULATION ONLY 

By Richard Clay & Sons, Ltd. 

1920 



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Of this Book 

One Hundred and Fifty Copies Only 

HAVE been Printed. 



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JOSEPH CONRAD KORZENIOWSKI - 
(Joseph Conrad) 

Born in Ukraine, Southern Poland, on December 6fh, 1857. 



PREFACE 

The time has not yet come, fortunately, to attempt an exhaustive 
Bibliography of the writings of Joseph Conrad. But the present 
work is complete within its scope, is certainly accurate, and will 
satisfy the collector of first editions, if not the student of textual 
changes. No excuse is required for such a volume. Not only 
are the books of Joseph Conrad collected more and more at ever- 
increasing prices, but the bibliography of these books is itself 
somewhat complicated and offers many pitfalls. It is, for instance, 
doubtful whether many collectors are aware that the first editions 
of The Inheritors, of Typhoon (the one story alone), of Victory, 
of The Arrow of Gold, and of The Rescue are the American editions ; 
and even the keenest collectors are probably unaware of the fact 
that the first edition of The Nigger of the " Narcissus " is a pamphlet 
issued only for the protection of copyright. It is also doubtful 
whether many have grasped the various ' points ' that denote the 
first issues of the first editions of several of Conrad's books, or are 
acquainted with the long series of privately-printed pamphlets 
that add so much interest to the bibliography of his writings, and 
impart zest to the collecting of his works. The exposure of the 
fraudulent reproduction of the ' 191 3 ' title-page of the first edition 
of Chance would alone justify — were any justification needed — ^the 
expenditure of time and effort the preparation of the book has 
entailed. 

In planning the Bibliography the scheme adopted has been to 



X PREFACE 

describe in full every First Edition, whether it be English or 
American. Further to describe in full every First English Edition ; 
and finally to mention the publisher's name and the date of publica- 
tion of every volume, not an actual princeps, as it first appeared 
in America. The average collector will probably be content to 
possess a set of the First English Editions; but the advanced col- 
lector will certainly endeavour to acquire both the English and the 
American First Editions of every book. Not only are some of the 
American editions, as has been said, the actual First Editions ; not 
only were some of them published under different names, thereby 
giving them a distinct importance of their own ; but in nearly every, 
if not in every, instance, the texts of the two editions differ consider- 
ably. Many of Conrad's books may, in fact, be studied profitably in 
three published states : (i) the serial state (England and America), 
(2) the partly-revised state from the serial (America), and (3) the 
finally-revised state (England). By far the larger portion of 
Conrad's writings made their first appearance serially in both 
continents; and, perhaps more than when dealing with the work 
of any other author, the enthusiastic collector should aim at adding 
to his set of the books a series of the magazines and papers in which 
the various sections of it originally appeared. A collation of the 
text of such a set with that of the published volumes would yield 
very remarkable results. This may be seen at a glance, for example, 
by any one who will take the trouble to read his latest novel. The 
Rescue, as printed in Land and Water, and compare it with the 
English edition in its final book form. Further, when issued 
serially, many of Conrad's novels and stories were illustrated by 
well-known artists. But few of these illustrations were reproduced 
in the subsequent published volumes. 

The first appearance of every piece originally issued in serial form 
has been noted, and an effort has been made to trace every 



PREFACE xi 

uncollected contribution to periodical literature. It cannot, how- 
ever, be hoped that this latter section of the work is absolutely 
complete, and further information upon this point would be 
welcome, particularly in respect of letters printed in the public 
Press, the ultimate aim being to place upon record the earliest 
printing either in England or in the United States of America 
of everythirg written by Joseph Conrad. 

The manuscripts of some of Conrad's works are now in America. 
Others have been preserved in England, and the reproduction of 
some typical holograph pages, together with the title-pages of some 
of the rarer books and pamphlets, adds undoubtedly to the value 
of the present bibliography. 

I must express the gratitude I feel to my friend Richard Curie 
for the generous aid he has so willingly accorded me in the pre- 
paration of this book. The bibliography has been largely based 
upon the important collection of the first and other editions of 
Conrad's writings in Mr. Curie's possession, supplemented by my 
own very representative gathering. But without unrestricted 
access to Mr. Curie's collection such a record as is here shown would 
have been practically impossible of production. The heartiest 
thanks are also due to Mr. Conrad himself for the courtesy and 
ready kindness he has accorded me by replying — frequently at 
considerable personal discomfort — to whatever question I asked 
him in relation to the story of his books. 

Finally I have to acknowledge the courtesy of Mr. G. E. Webster, 
of Messrs. Methuen & Co., Ltd., and Mr. J. M. Dent, of Messrs. J. M. 
Dent & Sons, Ltd. Both gentlemen were good enough to afford me 
information, not otherwise obtainable, regarding two of the books 
{Chance and The Rescue) published by their respective firms. With 
their usual kindness Messrs. Maggs Bros., of 34 Conduit St., W., 
lent me certain volumes I desired to consult. 



xii PREFACE 

But after all the bibliography is necessarily tentative, and it is 
my intention to reprint it in an enlarged form so soon as sufficient 
material has been accumulated. Hence any additional information 
that may be sent to me will be warmly welcomed. 

Thomas J. Wise. 
25 Heath Drive^ 

Hampstead, N.W. 



CONTENTS 



PAGE 



Preface ix 

PART L— EDITIONES PRINCIPES 

Almayer's Folly, 1895 3 

An Outcast of the Islands, 1896 ..... 4 

The Nigger of the " Narcissus/' 1897 .... 5 

The Children of the Sea, 1897 6 

The Nigger of the " Narcissus/' 1898 .... 9 

Tales of Unrest, 1898 10 

Lord Jim, 1900 12 

The Inheritors, 1901 15 

Youth, 1902 18 

Typhoon, 1902 20 

Preface to the Nigger of the "Narcissus," 1902. . 23 

Typhoon and other Stories, 1903 24 

Folk, 1903 25 

Romance, 1903 . . . .* 26 

NosTROMO, 1904 . 28 

The Mirror of the Sea, 1906 31 

LondorCs River, 1919 33 

xiii 



xiv CONTENTS 

PAGB 

The Secret Agent^ 1907 34 

A Set of Six, 1908 -35 

The Point of Honor, 1908 . . . . . ' . . 36 

Under Western Eyes, 191 i 37 

Some Reminiscences [A Personal Record], 1912 . . 38 

'Twixt Land and Sea, 1912 39 

Chance, 1913 41 

Within the Tides, 1915 50 

Victory, 1915 51 

One Day More, 1917 53 

The Shadow-Line, 191 7 55 

" Well Done !" 1918 57 

The First News, 1918 .58 

The Tale, 1919 59 

The Shock of War, 1919 .60 

To Poland in War-time, 191 9 61 

The North Sea on the Eve of War, 1919 . . . 62 

My Return to Cracow, 1919 • - 6^ 

Tradition, 1919 - - 63 

The Polish Question, 1919 64 

Some Reflexions on the Loss of the " Titanic," 1919 . 65 

Some Aspects of the Inquiry into the Loss of the 

"Titanic," 1919 66 

The Arrow of Gold, 1919 67 

Autocracy and War, 1919 72 

Guy de Maupassant, 1919 72 



CONTENTS XV 

PAGE 

Henry James, 1919 . 75 

Anatole France, 1919 76 

Tales of the Sea, 1919 77 

The Lesson of the Collision, 19 19 78 

An Observer in Malay, 1920 81 

Books, 1920 82 

Alphonse Daudet, 1920 82 

Prince Roman, 1920 83 

The Warrior's Soul, 1920 84 

Confidence, 1920 85 

Anatole France. " L'Ile de Pingouins," 1920 . . 86 

The Rescue, 1920 . 87 

PART II 

Uncollected contributions to Periodical Literature 95 

PART III 

CoNRADiANA. Complete volumes of Biography and Criticism 103 



PART I 
EDITIONES PRINCIPES, Etc. 



PART I 
EDITIONES PRINCIPES, Etc. 

(I) 
[Almayer's Folly: 1895] 

Almayer's Folly / A Story of an / Eastern River / 

By / Joseph Conrad / Q2n de nous na eu sa terre j 

promise, son jour d'extase et j safin en exil? — Amiel / 

London / T. Fisher Unwin / Paternoster Square / 

MDCCCXCV. 

Collation : — Crown octavo, p. 272 ; consisting of Half-title 
(with a series of advertisements upon the reverse), 
pp. I — 2 ; Title-page and Dedication (each with 
blank reverse), pp. 3 — 6; and Text, pp. 7 — 272, 
with imprint at the foot of the last page. 

Issued in dark green cloth boards, gilt top, remaining 
edges untrimmed, and lettered in gold across the back. 
The published price was Six Shillings. 

Almayer's Folly was first reprinted in America by Messrs. 
Macmillan & Co. , in 1895. 

Mr. Conrad has stated that the novel was commenced in the 
spring of 1889^ and finished in 1894. The work was not published 






4 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD. 

serially, but made its first appearance in the pages of the present 
volume. 

It is clear that ex-library copies of Almayer's Folly in damaged 
or worn-out bindings have recently been made attractive and 
marketable by the apparently simple process of re-casing them in 
cloth as nearly as possible uniform with the original covers. To 
express in words the features by which such rejuvenated examples 
may be identified is by no means easy, and a prospective buyer 
should look carefully for any sign of re-sewing or other manipulation 
before completing his purchase. One can only say that in the 
earliest copies there is a brownish tinge in the green of the binding, 
whilst in later (but quite genuine) copies the green predominates, 
and sometimes has a bluish tinge. But when the binding looks 
very green and new, and the gold lettering is coarsely executed, 
the book is probably a re-cased one, and is undesirable from the 
point of view of the discriminating collector. 

The above remark applies also to An Outcast of the Islands and 
Tales of Unrest. 

(2) 

[An Outcast of the Islands: 1896] 

An Outcast of / The Islands / By / Joseph Conrad / 
Author of "Almayer's Folly" / Pii^es el delito 
mayor / Del honibre es haber nacito j Calderon / 
London / T. Fisher Unwln / Paternoster Square / 

MDCCCXCVI. 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. vi + 391 ; consisting of 
Half-title (with a series of advertisements upon the 
reverse) pp. i — ii; Title-page (with All rights 
reserved at the foot of the reverse) pp. iii — iv; 



EDITIONES PRINCIPES, ETC. 5 

Dedication (with blank reverse) pp. v — ^vi; and 
Text pp. I — 391, with imprint upon the reverse 
of the last page. Each of the five Parts into which 
the book is divided is preceded by an individual 
fly-title, with blank reverse, which is included 
in the pagination. The first leaf of the half-sheet 
with which the volume commences carries an 
advertisement of Almayer's Folly upon the reverse. 

Issued in dark green cloth boards, gilt top, remaining 
edges unt rimmed, and lettered in gold across the back. 
The published price was Six ShilHngs. 

In a copy of the First Edition of An Outcast of the Islands 
Mr. Conrad has written : 

" Before beginning this book I hesitated whether I should go on 
writing or not. Edward Garnett's remark ' you have the temperament, 
you have the style — why not write ? ' tipped the scale. ''^ 

The First American Edition oi An Outcast of the Islands was 
published, both in cloth boards and in paper wrappers, by Messrs, 
D. Appleton & Co., 1896. 

(3) 
[The Nigger of the ''Narcissus": 1897] 

The Nigger / of the / " Narcissus." / A Tale of the 
Forecastle. / By / Joseph Conrad. / London : / 
William Heinemann, / 21, Bedford Street, W.C. / 
1897. / [All Rights Reserved.] 

Collation : — Royal octavo, p. 120 ; consisting of Title-page, 
as above (with blank reverse), pp. i — 2 ; and Text 
of the Tale pp. 3 — 120. 



6 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD. 

Issued in pale-grey paper wrappers, with trimmed edges, 
and with the title-page reproduced upon the front. It 
may be recorded upon the authority of the publishers 
that Seven Copies only were printed. One of these is 
preserved in the Library of the British Museum. The 
Press-mark is C. 58 g. 16. 

The pamphlet described above was struck off from the types set 
up for The New Review for the months of August-December 1897 
(where the novel appeared in serial form)^ and was issued in London 
in September of that year, the object being to secure the English 
copyright. The first edition of the work in its regular book form 
was published in America in 1897, but the novel did not make a 
similar appearance in this country until the following year, 1898. 

(4) 
[First published Edition) 

The / Children of the Sea / A Tale of the Fore- 
castle I '^Y I Joseph Conrad / Author of ''Al- 
mayer's Folly," ''An Outcast / of the Island" / 
New York / Dodd, Mead and Company / 1897. 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. iv + 217 ; consisting of 
Half-title (with blank reverse) pp. i — ^ii; Title- 
page (with a notice regarding the Copyright, and 
imprint of the University Press, upon the reverse) 
pp. iii — iv ; and Text pp. ' i — 217. The reverse 
of p. 217 is blank. The last leaf of the final sheet 
of the book (Sig. 14) is a blank. The title is 
enclosed v^dthin a plain rectangular double-ruled 
frame. 



The 

Children of the Sea 

A Tale of the Forecastle 

By 

Joseph Conrad 

Author of "Almayer's Folly," "An Outcast 
of the Island" 



% 



New York 

Dodd, Mead and Company 
1897 



Reduced facsimile of the title-page of the First Edition of 
The Children of the Sea. 



The 

Nigger of the "Narcissus" 

A Tale of the Sea 



By 

Joseph Conrad 



•• . . . My Lord in his discourse discovered a great deal of 
. love to this ship." — Diary of Samuel Pe/^s 



London 

William Heinemann 

1898 



ED I TI ONES PRINCIPES, ETC. 9 

Issued in light blue-grey cloth boards, with trimmed 
edges, and lettered in gold across the back. Also lettered 
in gold, and decorated in colour, upon the front cover. 
The pubHshed price was One Dollar and Twenty-five Cents. 

Mr. Conrad has recorded that the title The Children of the Sea 
was adopted " in deference to American prejudices." In later 
American editions, published by Messrs.. Doubleday, Page & Co., 
from 1 9 14 onwards, this title was dropped, and that of the English 
edition adopted in its stead. To these later editions was added 
the suppressed Preface, together with the two-page introductory 
note addressed to American readers. — [See post, No. 9.] 



(5) 
{First English Edition) 

The / Nigger of the '' Narcissus " / A Tale of the 
Sea I By / Joseph Conrad / ''My Lord in his 
discourse discovered a great deal of j love to this 
ship.'' — Diary of Samuel Pepys / London / WilHam 
Heinemann / 1898. 

Collation :— Crown octavo, pp. vi -f- 259 ; consisting of 
Half-title (with a series of advertisements upon 
the reverse) pp. i — ^ii; Title-page and Dedication 
(each with blank reverse) pp. iii — vi; and Text 
pp. I — 259, with imprint at the foot of the last 
page. The reverse of p. 259 is blank. The first 
leaf of the unsigned half-sheet with which the book 
begins is a blank. At the end of the volume are 
four pages of Advertisements which, though not 



lo BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD. 

forming a portion of the last sheet, signature R, 
are printed upon uniform paper registered S. 

Issued in dark slate-coloured cloth boards, lettered in 
gold across the back. The title, incorporated in the 
design of a life-buoy, is also impressed in gold upon the 
front cover. The published price was Six ShilHngs. 
Copies first made up by the binders have inserted at the 
end a sixteen-page list of Mr. Heinemann's Autumn 
Announcements, dated 1898 in Roman characters; 
for those made up later this list was discarded, and 
replaced by a thirty-two page list of ordinary publisher's 
advertisements. 

Early copies may also be identified by the types employed for 
the name Heinemann at the foot of the back; these are large 
capitals, the initial letter being larger still. Later copies have this 
word in smaller capitals, the whole of the letters being of uniform 
size. 

For The Nigger of the " Narcissus " Mr. Conrad furnished a 
Preface which accompanied the work in The New Review, but was 
suppressed when the novel appeared subsequently in volume form. 
In 1902 this Preface was printed privately in pamphlet form in 
an edition of One Hundred copies. — [See post, No. 9.] 

(6) 

[Tales of Unrest: 1898] 

Tales of / Unrest / By / Joseph Conrad / Author 
of *' Outcast of the Islands," / ''Almayer's Folly," 
Etc / ''Be it thy course to busy giddy minds / With 
foreign quarrels!' j Shakespeare. / London / T. 
Fisher Unwin / Paternoster Square / 1898. 



EDITIONES PRINCIPES, ETC. ii 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. viii + 297 ; consisting of 
Half-title (with a series of advertisements upon 
the reverse) pp. i — ^ii; Title-page (with All rights 
reserved upon the foot of the reverse) pp. iii — ^iv; 
Dedication and Table of Contents (each with blank 
reverse) pp. v — viii ; and Text pp. i — 297. Upon 
the reverse of the last page is the imprint of The 
Gresham Press. At the close of the volume are 
fourteen pages of advertisements, the first six of 
which occupy the last three leaves of the last 
sheet (Sig. U) of the novel. 

Issued in dark green cloth boards, with unt rimmed edges, 
and lettered in gold across the back. The pubUshed price 
was Six ShilUngs. The majority of copies were issued with 
the edges cut and gilt. 

Upon the fly-leaf of a copy of the First Edition of Tales of Unrest 
Mr. Conrad has written the following interesting statement : 

" This volume contains the first set of short stories I ever wrote. 
The ' Lagoon ' is the earliest, and ' Karain ' the latest, 1895-189 7. 

" The * Outpost of Progress ' and ' The Idiots ' were written in 
Brittany during our honeymoon. My first work as a married man. 

" With the exception of ' The -Return' they were all serialised; 
' Karain ' beginning my connection with Blackwood's Magazine. 
The ' Lagoon ' was my only contribution to ' The CornhilL' The 
* Outpost of Progress ' appeared in the early numbers of ' Cosmopolis ' 
(English text). Arthur Symons accepted ' The Idiots ' for ' The 
Savoy,' where the story came out in the last published number." 

The first American edition of Tales of Unrest was published by 
Messrs. Charles Scribner's Sons in 1898. 

In 1920 one of the stories {The Idiots) included in Tales of Unrest 
was published by Messrs. George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd., in a 
foolscap octavo volume accompanied by a translation into French. 



12 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD. 

The original English text was imposed upon the recto of each leaf, 
the French version appearing upon the opposite verso. 
The Tales collected into this volume are five in number : — 

Karain : A Memory ....... 

Previously printed in Blackwood's Magazine, November 
1897. 
The Idiots . . . 

Previously printed in The Savoy, October 1896. 

An Outpost of Progress 

Previously printed in Cosmopolis, June and July 1897. 

The Return 

Here first printed. 

The Lagoon 

Previously printed in The Cornhill Magazine, January 1S97. 

*5^* The Lagoon, Mr. Conrad has stated, is the first short story he 
ever wrote. 

(7) 
[Lord Jim : 1900] 

Lord Jim / A Tale / By / Joseph Conrad / ''It is 
certain my Conviction gains injiftitely, / the 7noment 
another soul will believe in itT / Novalis. / William 
Blackwood and Sons / Edinburgh and London / 
MDCCCC / All Rights reserved. 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. vi + 451 ; consisting of 
Half-title (with an advertisement of Conrad's 
four preceding works upon the reverse) pp. i — ^ii ; 
Title-page (with a line regarding the original 
appearance of the story upon the reverse) pp. iii — 



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A reduced facsimile of a page of the MS. of Lcvd Jim. 



LORD JIM 



^ STaU 



BY 

JOSEPH CONRAD 



• ' It is certain my Conviction gains infinitely^ 
the moment another soul will believe in it." 

— NOVAHS. 



WILLIAM BLACKWOOD AND SONS 

EDINBURGH AND LONDON 

M D C C C C 



All Pichts reurvtd 



EDITIONES PRINCIPES, ETC. 15 

iv; Dedication (with blank reverse) pp. v— vi; 
and Text pp. i — 451, with imprint at the foot of 
the last page. The reverse of p. 451 is blank. 

Issued in grey-green cloth boards, lettered in gold across 
the back, and in black upon the front cover. The 
published price was Six Shilhngs. 

The first American Edition of Lord Jim was published by Messrs. 
Doubleday, McClure & Co., in 1900. Upon the fly-leaf of a copy 
of this edition Mr. Conrad wrote the following note : — 

" This is the first American edition, set up probably from English 
proofs, but neither revised nor in any other way corrected by me. It 
is probably much nearer the text of Blackwood'' s Magazine than the 
first English Edition in book form.' ^ 

To a reprint of Lord Jim published by Messrs. J. M. Dent & 
Sons, Ltd., in 19 1 7, a new Author's Note, extending to three pages, 
was added by way of Preface. 

The novel first appeared as a serial in Blackwood' s Magazine 
from October 1899 to November 1900 inclusive. 



(8) 
[The Inheritors : 1901] 

The / Inheritors / An Extravagant Story / By / 
Joseph Conrad / & / Ford M. Hueffer / '' Sar- 
danapahts builded seven cities in a day. / Let its eat, 
drink and sleep, for to-morrow we die'' / McCIure, 
Phillips & Co. / New York / mcmi. 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. vi + 324 ; consisting of 
Half-title (with blank reverse) pp. i — ^ii; Title- 



i6 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD. 

page (with Copyright notice and imprint upon the 
reverse) pp. iii — ^iv ; Dedication (with blank reverse) 
pp. V — vi; and Text pp. i — 324. There is no 
imprint at the foot of the last page. The first 
leaf of the unsigned half-sheet with which the 
book commences is a blank. Thirty-two pages of 
publisher's advertisements are inserted at the end 
of the volume. 

Issued in pale yellow cloth boards, lettered in black across 
the back. Also lettered upon the front cover, the title 
and authors' names being incorporated in a large design 
(printed in red, black and gold) illustrating an incident 
in the text. The published price was One Dollar Fifty 
Cents. 

A few copies of this edition (the publisher thinks there were 
seven) were issued in London by William Heinemann. These have 
the words London, / William Heinemann added at the foot of the 
title-page by means of an ordinary indiarubber stamp. An 
example is in the British Museum. The Press-mark is C. 59 ff. t8. 

Upon the fly-leaf of a copy of the First Edition of The Inheritors 
Mr. Conrad has written the following note : — 

" This is a copy of the first American edition, which was before the 
English edition ; the imprint of Heinemann being merely stamped 
for publication purposes." 

The Inheritors made its first appearance in the pages of the 
present volume. The novel was never serialised. 



ETC, 



(9) 

{First English Edition : 1 90 1 ) 

The Inheritors / An Extravagant Story / By / 
Joseph Conrad / and / Ford M. Hueffer / '* Sardana- 
palus builded seven cities in a day. j Let us eat, drink 
and sleeps for to-morrow we die " / London : / 
William Heinemann / 1901. 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. iv + 324 ; consisting 
of Half-title (with a series of publisher's adver- 
tisements upon the reverse) pp. i — ^ii ; Title- 
page (with a note regarding the copyright upon 
the reverse) pp. iii — ^iv; and Text pp. i — 324, 
with imprint at the foot of the last page. A thirty- 
two page list of the publisher's advertisements 
is inserted at the end of the volume. 

Issued in bright yellow cloth boards, lettered and orna- 
mented in black upon both the back and the front cover. 
The edges were left untrimmed. The published price 
was Six Shillings. A number of copies were put into 
* remainder,' and these were issued in bright yellow 
cloth boards lettered in black across the back, but without 
the design upon the front, and with trimmed edges. 
There were no publisher's advertisements. 

Regarding The Inheritors, Mr. Conrad has remarked : — 

" My share in this work is very small so far as actual writing goes. 

But it had been the cause of long and heated discussions, lasting well 

into many nights.'" 

c 



18 BIBUOGRAPHY OF CONRAD, 



(10) 

[Youth : 1902] 

Youth : A Narrative / And / Two other Stories / 
By /Joseph Conrad / ''But the Dwarf anszvered: 
No ; somethifig / human is dearer to me than the 
ivealth of all the / worlds — Grimm's Tales. / 
William Blackwood and Sons / Edinburgh and 
London / mcmii / All Rights reserved. 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. viii + 375 ; consisting of 
Half-title (with a list of the six previous books 
upon the reverse) pp. i — ii; Title-page, Dedica- 
tion, and Table of Contents (eacli with blank 
reverse) pp. iii — viii; and Text pp. i — 375, with 
imprint at the foot of the last page. The reverse 
^f P- 375 is blank. Each of the three stories 
comprising the volume (Youth, Heart of Darkness, 
and The End of the Tether) is preceded by an 
individual fly-title (with blank reverse) which 
is included in the pagination. Thirty-two pages 
of publisher's advertisements were inserted at the 
end of the volume. 

./^^ Issued in pale green cloth boards, lettered and decorated 
in gold and black, both across the back and upon the 
front cover. The published price was Six Shillings. 

Regarding Uiis volume Mr. Conrad has furnished the following 
notes : — 



EDITIONES PRINCIPES, ETC. 19 

" ' Youth ' and * Heart of Darkness ' are the first short stories of 
mine which attracted attention to my work in a wider sphere. Most 
critics dismissed * The End of the Tether ' either with contempt or 
with a few cursory remarks. 

" The first and second stories are autobiographical, the idea emerging 
from the narrative. The third story was suggested to me by the fate 
of a man I knew." 

The first American Edition of Youth, etc., was published by 
Messrs. McClure, PhilHps & Co., in 1903. It was, Mr. Conrad 
has noted, '' printed from unrevised proofs, and is probably much 
nearer the Maga text than the first English edition." 

To an edition of Youth, etc., published by Messrs. J. M. Dent & 
Sons, Ltd., in 1917, Mr. Conrad added byway of Preface an Author's 
Note extending to four pages. 

The three stories composing this volume originally appeared 
serially as follows : — 



Youth 

First printed in Blackwood's Magazine, September 1898. 

Heart of Darkness 

First printed in Blackwood's Magazine, February, March 
and April 1899, under the tentative title The Heart 
of Darkness. 

The End of the Tether 

First printed in Blackwood's Magazine, from July to 
December inclusive, 1902. 



20 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD. { 

(II) 

[Typhoon : 1902] 

Typhoon / By / Joseph Conrad / Author of " Children 
of the Sea" / ''Lord Jim," etc. j [Printer s orna- 
ment] I Illustrated by / Maurice Greiffenhagen / 
G. P. Putnam's Sons / New York and London / 
The Knickerbocker Press / 1902. 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. vi + 205 ; consisting of 
Half-title (with the publishers' device upon the 
reverse) pp. i — ^ii; Title-page (with Copyright 
notice and imprint upon the reverse) pp. iii — ^iv; 
List of Illustrations (with blank reverse) pp. v — vi ; 
and Text pp. i — 205. The reverse of p. 205 is 
blank. Four pages of advertisements, together 
with a blank leaf, at the end of the volume form 
the last three leaves of the final section, which 
consists of ten leaves in place of the usual eight. 
The first leaf of the unsigned half -sheet which 
commences the volume is blank. The six Illus- 
trations are separately printed upon plate paper, 
and are not included in the pagination. The 
title is imposed within a plain rectangular double- 
ruled frame, divided into three compartments. 

Issued in dark green cloth boards, with trimmed edges, 
lettered in red across the back and upon the front cover. 
The published price was One Dollar net. 



TYPHOON 



BY 



JOSEPH CONRAD 

AUTHOR OF "CHILDREN OF THE SEA 
" LORD JIM," ETC. 




Illustrated by 
MAURICE GREIFFENHAGEN 



G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS 

NEW YORK AND LONDON 

Cbe "Rnlckerbocftcr pvcds 
1902 



Facsimile, actual size, of the title-page of the 
First Edition of Typhoon. 



Typhoon 

And Other Stories 



By 

Joseph Conrad 

Author of 
" The Nigger of the * Narcissus/ " &c. 



Far as the mariner on highest mast 
Can see all around upon the calmed vast, 
So wide was Neptune's hall . . . 

Keats 




London 

William Heinemann 

1903 



EDITIONES PRINCIPES, ETC. 23 

Typhoon was afterwards included in Typhoon and other Stories, 
1903, pp. I — 112. The story was meant to be a pendant to 
the storm in The Nigger of the " Narcissus,'^ the ship being a steam- 
ship. A separate edition of Typhoon was also published in this 
country by William Heinemann, but not until 1912. The story 
made its first appearance here in the pages of The Pall Mall 
Magazine, January-March 1902, with illustrations by Maurice 
Greiffenhagen. 



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[Preface to the Nigger of the '* Narcissus " : 

1902] 

The Nigger of the *' Narcissus." / Preface. 

Collation : — Demy octavo, pp. 7. The Pamphlet was 
issued without any title-page, the title, as above, 
being imposed upon the upper portion of the first 
page after the manner of a " dropped head." 
The text occupies pp. i — 7. The reverse of p. 7 
is blank. At the foot of p. 7 is the following 
imprint, " Printed hy J. Lovick, High Street, Hythe, 
and Cheriton." There are no headlines, the pages 
being numbered centrally in Arabic numerals. 
There are also no signatures, the pamphlet being 
composed of a single half-sheet folded to form 
8 pages. 

Issued wire-stitched, and without wrappers. The leaves, 
which were trimmed, measure 8| x 5j inches. 



24 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD. 

Mr. Conrad has stated that this Preface was suppressed when 
The Nigger of the " Narcissus " was pubUshed in book form, but 
that Henley insisted upon printing it at the close of the novel upon 
the appearance of The Nigger in the pages of The New Review. 

Of the Preface to The Nigger of the " Narcissus " One Hundred 
Copies were printed in 1902, but about forty of these were acciden- 
tally destroyed. Messrs. J. Lovick & Sons have been good enough 
to examine their books in order to furnish this information. 

In April 19 14 the above Preface was reprinted in America in a 
small octavo pamphlet entitled : — 

Joseph Conrad I on j The Art of Writing / Being a reprinting 
of I the original preface to / '^ The Nigger of the Narcissus " / Issued 
by Douhleday, Page & Co. for J distribution among those inter- / ested 
in English literature. 

For this pamphlet Mr. Conrad supplied a short introductory note 
of two pages addressed To my Readers in America. The whole of 
its contents were added to the editions of The Nigger of the " Nar- 
cissus " pubhshed by Messrs. Doubleday, Page & Co. from 1914 
onwards. 



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[Typhoon and Other Stories: 1903] 

Typhoon / And Other Stories / By / Joseph 
Conrad / Author of / *'The Nigger of the ' Nar- 
cissus,' " &c. / jFar as the mariner on highest mast \ 
Can see all around upon the calmed vast, j So wide 
was Neptune s hall . . . / Keats / [^Publishers 
device^ j London / William Heinemann / 1903. 



EDITIONES PRINCIPE S, ETC. 25 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. vi + 304 ; consisting of 
Half-title (with a list of New 6s. Novels upon the 
reverse) pp. i — ii; Title-page (with a notice 
regarding the Copyright upon the reverse) pp. 
iii — ^iv ; Dedication p. v ; Table of Contents p. vi ; 
and Text pp. i — 304, with the printers' imprint 
at the foot of the last page. The first leaf of 
the half-sheet with which the volume commences 
is occupied by a series of press notices of The 
Nigger of the " Narcissus." Each of the four 
stories is preceded by an individual fly-title, with 
blank reverse, which is included in the pagination. 
Thirty-two pages of publisher's advertisements 
were inserted at the end of the volume. 

Issued in dark slate-coloured cloth boards, lettered in 
gold across the back. The title, incorporated in the 
design of a life-buoy, is also impressed in gold upon the 
front cover. The published price was Six ShilHngs. 

Of the four stories which together comprise the present work 
one, Typhoon, had appeared previously in volume form. [See ante, 
No. II.]. Of the remaining three, two {Amy Foster and To-morrow) 
appeared here for the first time in book form, whilst Falk was 
here first printed. In 1903 these three were published together in 
America in a volume bearing the following title-page : — 

Falk I Amy Foster j To-Morrow / Three Stories j By j Joseph / 
Conrad / [Publishers' device] / New York / McClure Phillips / And 
Company / MCMIII. 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. vi + 271. 

Issued (subsequent to the publication in England of Typhoon 
and Other Stories) in black cloth boards, lettered in gold across 



26 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD. 

the back, and with the front cover lettered and ornamented in 
* blind ' and gold. 

Three of the four stories included in the present volume had 
originally appeared in serial form, as follows : 

Typhoon 

First printed in The Pall Mall Magazine, January to March 
1902, with illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen, 

Amy Foster 

First printed in The Illustrated London News, December 
14th, 2 1st and 28th, 1901, with illustrations by Gunning 
King. 

To-MORROW 

First printed in The Pall Mall Magazine, August 1902, 
with illustrations by A. S. Hartrick. 

To-Morrow was dramatised by Conrad himself and performed 
by the Stage Society in 1904. In 191 7 the play (One Day More) 
was printed in a slender quarto volume of ii + 56 pages, and 
issued for private circulation by Mr. Clement Shorter in an edition 
limited to 25 copies. This was followed in 1919 by a public 
edition of 274 copies. — [See post, Nos. 26 and 27.] 



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[Romance: 1903] 

Romance / A Novel / By / Joseph Conrad / and / 
Ford Madox Hueffer / London / Smith, Elder 
& Co., 15, Waterloo Place / 1903 / (All rights 
reserved). 



EDIT/ONES PRINCIPES, ETC. 27 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. viii + 463 ; consisting of 
Half-title (with an announcement of The Inheritors 
upon the reverse) pp. i — ii, Title-page (with 
printers' imprint upon the reverse) pp. iii — ^iv; 
Dedication and Table of Contents (each with blank 
reverse) pp. v — viii; and Text pp. i — 463, with 
the imprint repeated at the foot of the last page. 
The reverse of p. 463 is blank. Eight pages of 
the publishers' advertisements were inserted at 
the end of the volume. 

Issued in bright blue cloth boards, lettered in gold 
across the back, and in white upon the front cover. The 
published price was Six Shillings. 

The First American Edition was published by Messrs. McClure, 
Phillips & Co., in 1904, with 8 Illustrations by Charles R. Macauley. 

Regarding Romance Mr. Conrad has written : — 

" In this hook I have done my share of writing. Most of the 
characters {with the exception of Mrs. Williams, Sebright and the 
seamen) were introduced by Hueffer and developed then in my own 
way with, of course, Ms consent and collaboration. The last part is, 
like the first, the work of Hueffer, except a few portions written by me. 
Part Second is actually joint work. Parts 3 and 4 are my writing, 
with here and there a sentence by Hueffer J ^ 

Romance made its first appearance in the pages of the present 
volume. The novel was never serialised. 



28 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD. 

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[NosTROMO : 1904] 

Nostromo / A Tale of the Seaboard / By / Joseph 
Conrad / '' So foul a sky clears not without a storms / 
Shakespeare. / \Publishers' device] / London and 
New York / Harper & Brothers / 45, Albemarle 
Street, W. / 1904. 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. viii + 480 ; consisting of 
Half-title (with advertisements of other Works 
by Conrad upon the reverse) pp. i — ^ii ; Title-page, 
Dedication, and Table of Contents (each with 
blank reverse) pp. iii — viii ; and Text pp. i — 480, 
with the printers' imprint at the foot of the last 
page. 

Issued in bright blue cloth boards, lettered in gold 
across the back, and in white upon the front cover. The 
published price was Six Shillings. 

Regarding Nostromo Mr. Conrad has recorded that it occupied 
" Two years of very arduous work " ; and added, " My feelings on 
re-reading it can he best expressed in the French saying 

Ne fait pas ce tour qui veut.'^ 

Upon another occasion Mr. Conrad wrote :-^ 

" This novel was serialised in England in ' T.P.^s Weekly ' to the 
great annoyance of its readers, who wrote many letters complaining 
of so much space being taken hy utterly unreadable stuff , . . It is now 
generally considered as my greatest creative effort I " 



-ike tfvo^ MrTfu ^^5 , ^f^, /O^h^j ^^ ^ i^tiac^ ^^ d.'^ . 
hJvj .... ^ //// , . ^< -/fe -4^ 

r^^b ^tr' ^^ v^^: ^ 

^ — ^ h-r-e^tr 

A reduced facsimile of a page of the MS of Nostromo. 



NO ST KOMO 

A TALE OF THE SEABOARD 



BY 

JOSEPH CONRAD 



' So foul a sky clears not vnthout a Btorm." 

SBAKESPEABS. 




LONDON AND NEW YORK 
HARPER & BROTHERS 

45, ALBEMARLE STREET, W. 
1904 



EDI TI ONES PRINCIPE S, ETC. 31 

This was quite on a par with the story recorded by Charles 
Oilier of a purchaser of a copy of Keats's Poems of 181 7, who carried 
it back to the publisher and claimed a return of his money, asserting 
as a reason for his demand that " the book was little better than a 
swindle." A fine copy in original state is now worth £150 ! 

The First American Edition of Nostromo was pubHshed by Messrs. 
Harper & Brothers in November 1904. 

In 1918 a new edition was published by Messrs. J. M. Dent & 
Sons, Ltd., to which was prefixed an Author's Note extending to 
seven pages. In this note Mr. Conrad assured his readers that 
Nostromo was " The most anxiously meditated of the longer novels 
which belong to the period following upon the publication of the Typhoon 
volume of short stories." 

Nostromo appeared originally in serial form in T.P.'s Weekly, 
where it ran from January 29th to October 7th, inclusive, 1904. 



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[The Mirror of the Sea : 1906] 

The Mirror of the Sea / Memories and Impressions/ 
By / Joseph Conrad / ". . . /or this miracle or this 
wonder / trouble th me right gretly'' j Boethius de 
Con : Phil : B. iv., Prose vi. / Methuen & Co. / 
36 Essex Street W.C. / London. 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. viii + 306 ; consisting of 
Half-title (with a list of Works by Conrad upon 
the reverse) pp. i — ^ii; Title-page (with date of 
publication — 1906 — ^upon the reverse) pp. iii — ^iv; 
Dedication and Table of Contents (each with blank 



32 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD. 

reverse) pp. v — ^viii; and Text pp. i — 306. The 
last full sheet, Sig. 19 (the register is denoted in 
numerals) ends with p. 304. This is followed by 
a quarter-sheet, Sig. 20, the first leaf of which 
completes the text of the work (pp. 305 — ^306), 
whilst the second carries upon the reverse the 
printers' imprint, the recto remaining blank. 
These two leaves are succeeded by a pubhshers* 
Catalogue of forty pages. 

Issued in dark green cloth boards, gilt top, remaining 
edges untrimmed, and lettered and decorated in gold 
across the back. The published price was Five Shillings. 

The First American Edition of The Mirror of the Sea was pub- 
lished by Messrs. Harper & Brothers in October 1906. 

Regarding the book Mr. Conrad has remarked : — 

" / have a special feeling for these pages. Twenty best years of 
my life went to the making of them. And for the rest I approached 
the task in the spirit best expressed by the quotation on the title-page.''^ 

The text of The Mirror of the Sea comprises forty-six Sections, 
numbered in Roman capitals, and grouped under fifteen titles. 
The majority of these sections had appeared previously in serial 
form, as follows : — 

Landfalls and Departures (Sections i — Hi) 

Previously printed in The Pall Mall Magazine, January 
1905, with illustrations by D. B. Waters. 

Emblems of Hope {Sections iv — vi) .... 

Previously printed (under the tentative title Up Anchor) 
in The Pall Mall Magazine, February 1905. 

The Fine Art {Sections vii—ix) 

Previously printed (under the tentative title Fine Art) in 
The Pall Mall Magazine, April 1905. 



EDITIONES PRINCIPES, ETC, 33 

Overdue and Missing {Sections xvi — xix) 

Previously printed in The Daily Mail in two instalments — 
Missing, March 8th, 1904. 
Overdue, November i6th, 1904. 

The Grip of the Land {Sections xx — xxi) 

Previously printed (under the tentative title Stranded) in 
The Daily Mail, December 2nd, 1904. 

The Character of the Foe {Sections xxii — xxiv) . 

Previously printed (under the tentative title Gales of Wind) 
in The Pall Mall Magazine, March 1905. 

Rulers of East and West {Sections xxv^-xxix) 

Previously printed (under the tentative title The Rulers 
of East and West) in The Pall Mall Magazine, May and 
June 1905. 

The Faithful River {Sections xxx — xxxii) 

Previously printed (under the tentative title London's River, 
the Great Artery of England) in The World's Work, 
December 1904. 

In April 191 9 this essay was reprinted privately by Mr. 
Clement Shorter in a foolscap quarto pamphlet of 19 
pages entitled London's River. Twenty-five copies were 
produced, all upon hand-made paper. These were put 
up in bright red paper wrappers, with untrimmed edges, 
and with the title-page reproduced upon the front. 

In Captivity {Sections xxxiii — xxxiv) .... 
Previously printed (under the tentative title Her Captivity) 
in Blackwood's Magazine, September 1905. 

Initiation {Sections xxxv — xxxvi) ..... 
Previously printed in Blackwood's Magazine, January 1906. 



34 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD, 

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[The Secret Agent : 1907] 

The / Secret Agent / A Simple Tale / By / Joseph 
Conrad / Methuen & Co. / 36 Essex Street W.C. / 
London. 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. vi + 442 ; consisting of 
Half-title (with a list of Works by Conrad upon 
the reverse) pp. i — ^ii; Title-page (with date of 
publication — 1907 — ^upon the reverse) pp. iii — ^iv ; 
Dedication (with blank reverse) pp. v — vi; and 
Text pp. I — 442. The first leaf of the first section 
of the book (an unregistered half-sheet) is a blank. 
The last leaf of the final sheet (Sig. 2 E 6) carries 
the printer's imprint upon its recto ; the reverse 
is blank. Forty pages of publisher's advertise- 
ments, dated September 1907, were inserted at 
the end of the volume. 

Issued in ruby-red cloth boards, lettered and ornamented 
in gold upon the back. The published price was Six 
Shillings. 

The First American Edition of The Secret Agent was published 
by Messrs. Harper & Brothers in September 1907. The novel was 
serialised in America in Ridgeway's Weekly from October 6th, 1906 
to January 12th, 1907, inclusive, but did not appear serially in 
this country. 

In a copy of the First Edition of The Secret Agent Mr. Conrad 
has written the following interesting note : — 



EDITIONES PRINCIPES, ETC. 35 

" This novel, suggested by the well-known attempt to blow up the 
Observatory in Greenwich, is based on two pieces of information : 
one thai the perpetrator was a half-witted youth, the other that his 
sister committed suicide some time afterwards. As literary aim the 
book is an attempt to treat consistently a melodramatic subject 
ironically.'' 

In 1919-20 this novel was dramatised by its author, but the 
play {The Secret Agent. A Drama. In Four Acts) has not yet 
been either printed or performed. 



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[A Set of Six: 1908] 

A Set of Six / By / Joseph Conrad / Les petites 
marionnettes / Font, font, font, / Trois petits tours / 
Et puis sen vont. j Nursery Rhyme. / Methuen 
& Co. / 36 Essex Street W.C. / London. 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. viii + 310 ; consisting of 
Half-title (with a list of Conrad's Works upon 
the reverse) pp. i — ^ii; Title-page (with date of 
publication — 1908 — ^upon the reverse) pp. iii — ^iv; 
Dedication and Table of Contents (each with blank 
reverse) pp. v — viii ; and Text pp. i — 310. Follow- 
ing p. 310 is a leaf with blank recto, and with the 
printers' imprint upon the reverse. Each of the 
six tales is preceded by an individual fly-title 
(with blank reverse) which is included in the 
pagination. Forty pages of publishers' advertise- 
ments, dated June 1908, were added at the end 
of the volume. 



36 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD. 

Issued in pale claret- coloured cloth boards, lettered and 
ornamented in gold upon the back, and upon the front 
cover. Incorporated in the design upon the front are 
the six sub-titles detailed below. The published price 
was Six Shillings. 

The six individual fly-titles mentioned in the above collation do 
not carry the titles actually borne by the six stories. Each story 
is furnished with a special sub-title ; the six are as follows : — 

A Romantic Tale (For Caspar Ruiz) 
An Ironic Tale (For The Informer) 
An Indignant Tale (For The Brute) 
A Desperate Tale (For An Anarchist) 
A Military Tale (For The Duel) 
A Pathetic Tale (For II Conde) 

The First American Edition of A Set of Six was not published 
by Messrs. Doubleday, Page & Co. until 191 5, although copyrighted 
by that firm in 1908. 

Before the publication in America^ but after the publication 
in England; of the complete series^ one of the Stories, The Duel, 
was issued alone by the McClure Company in 1908, under a new 
title, The Point of Honor, and with six coloured illustrations by 
Dan Sayre Groesbeck. The collation of the volume is crown 
octavo, pp. vi + 182. 

The six Stories had appeared originally in serial form, as follows : 

Caspar Ruiz 

First printed in The Pall Mall Magazine, July to October 
1906, with illustrations by Cyrus Cuneo. 

The Informer 

First printed in Harper's Magazine, December 1906, with 
illustrations by Wolcott Hitchcock. 



EDIT/ONES PRINCIPES, ETC. 37 

The Brute 

First printed in The Daily Chronicle, Christmas Number, 
December 5th, 1906. 

An Anarchist . . . . . 

First printed in Harper's Magazine, August 1906, with 
illustrations by Thornton Oakley. 

The Duel 

First printed in The Pall Mall Magazine, January to May 
1908, with illustrations by W. Russell Flint. 

Il Conde ......... 

First printed in CasselVs Magazine, August 1908, with 
illustrations by Cyrus Cuneo, and reproduced in the 
same journal a few years later. 

In the summer of 1920 Messrs. J. M. Dent & Sons, Ltd., published 
an edition of Youth and Caspar Ruiz in a small octavo volume of 
192 pages. In addition to the text of the two stories the volume 
contained an Author's Note, a Conrad Catechism, and a brief 
Bibliography. 

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[Under Western Eyes: 191 i] 

Under Western Eyes / By Joseph Conrad / '*/ 
would take liberty from any hand as a hungry J 
man would snatch a piece of bread!' j Miss Haldin / 
Methuen & Co. Ltd. / 36 Essex Street W.C. / 
London. 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. vi + 377 ; consisting of 
Half-title (with a list of Conrad's Works upon the 
reverse) pp. i — ^ii; Title-page (with the date of 



38 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD. 

publication — 191 1 — upon the reverse) pp. iii — ^iv; 
Dedication (with blank reverse) pp. v — ^vi; and 
Text pp. I — 377. Upon the reverse of p. 377 is 
the printers' imprint. The first leaf of the first 
section of the book (an unsigned half-sheet) is a 
blank. A thirty-two page pamphlet of pubUshers' 
advertisements, printed upon thin paper, was added 
at the end of the volume. 

Issued in bright red cloth boards, lettered and ornamented 
in gold upon the back. The published price was Six 
Shillings. 

The First American Edition of Under Western Eyes was pub- 
lished by Messrs. Harper & Brothers in 191 1. The novel appeared 
as a serial in The English Review from December 1910 to October 
191 !_, inclusive, where it was accompanied by a portrait of the 
author by Will. Rothenstein. 



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[Some Reminiscences: 191 2] 

Some / Reminiscences / By Joseph Conrad / 
London / Eveleigh Nash / 191 2. 

Collation : — Large octavo, p. 237 ; consisting of a blank 
leaf pp. I — 2; Half-title (with a Hst of Conrad's 
Works upon the reverse) pp. 3 — 4; Title-page 
(with blank reverse) pp. 5 — 6; and Text pp. 7 — 
237. Upon the reverse of p. 237 is the printers' 
imprint. The last leaf of the final section of the 



EDIT TONES PRINCIPES, ETC. 39 

book, Sig. P 8, carries a list of Autohiographies 
published by Eveleigh Nash. 

Issued in dark blue cloth boards with untrimmed edges, 
and lettered in gold both across the back and upon the 
front cover. The published price was Five Shillings net. 

In the same year, 191 2; the volume was published in America 
by Messrs. Harper & Brothers under the title A Personal Record, 
The same title was retained when a cheap popular edition of the 
autobiography was issued both in England and America by Messrs. 
Thomas Nelson & Sons, Ltd., in 1916; and again in 1919 when 
the work was published in London and Toronto by Messrs. J. M. 
Dent & Sons, Ltd. For the latter edition a new Author's Note, 
extending to sixteen pages, was furnished by Mr. Conrad. 

" He who has read to the end of this book/' said Mr. Conrad, " knows 
all that's worth knowing of me." 

The contents of the volume had appeared serially in The English 
Review, from December 1908 to June 1909, inclusive. 



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['TwixT Land and Sea: 191 2] 

'Twixt Land & Sea / Tales / By / Joseph 
Conrad / A Smile of Fortune / The Secret Sharer / 
Freya of the Seven / Isles / \_PMblishers device] / 
Life is a tragic folly \ Let us laugh and be jolly / 
Away with melancholy / Bring me a branch of 
holly j Life is a tragic folly / A. Symons. / London : 
J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / Aldine House, Covent 
Garden. 191 2. 



40 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD. 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. viii + 264 ; consisting of 
Half-title (with blank reverse) pp. i — ^ii; Title- 
page (with All rights reserved upon the reverse) 
pp. iii — ^iv; Dedication and Table of Contents 
(each with blank reverse) pp. v — viii; and Text 
pp. I — 264, with the imprint of The Temple Press 
at the foot of the last page. 

Issued in olive green cloth boards, lettered in gold 
across the back, and in black upon the front cover. The 
published price was Six ShilHngs. 

A curious point of bibliographical interest attaches to the binding 
of this volume. Though but trifling in itself the matter is worth 
noticing, as it will doubtless appeal to such collectors as are only 
to be satisfied by the earliest-issued example of a book. 

When the stamp by means of which the lettering was impressed 
upon the front cover was prepared the last line was made to read 
The Secret Isles, instead of The Seven Isles, and with this error 
standing the book passed into circulation. But the blunder was 
quickly observed, and in all copies available the word Secret was 
erased and the correct word Seven was impressed in its place. But 
the mark of erasure is plainly visible. In copies made up by the 
binders subsequently the correct word Seven appeared. 

The First American edition of 'Twixt Land and Sea was pub- 
lished by the George H. Doran Company in 1912. 

The three Tales of which the text of ^Twixt Land and Sea is 
composed appeared originally as follows : — 

A Smile of Fortune ....... 

First printed in The London Magazine, February 191 1, 
accompanied by a ' character portrait ' of the author. 

The Secret Sharer ....... 

First printed in Harper'' s Magazine, August and September 
1 9 10, with illustrations by W. J. Aylward. 



41 



Freya of the Seven Islands 

First printed in The Metropolitan Magazine, New York, 
April 1912, with illustrations by Clifford W. Ashley. 
The story was reprinted in The London Magazine, July 
1912, with illustrations by Gilbert Holiday. 



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[Chance: 191 3] 

Chance / A Tale in Two Parts / By / Joseph 
Conrad / Those that hold that all things are governed 
by I Fortune had not erred, had they not persisted 
there j Sir Thomas Browne/ Methuen & Co. Ltd. / 
36 Essex Street W.C. / London. 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. viii + 406; consisting of 
Half-title (with a list of Conrad's Works upon the 
reverse) pp. i — ^ii ; Title-page (with a bibliographical 
note recording the date of publication — 1913 — ^upon 
the reverse) pp. iii — iv ; Dedication p. v ; Table of 
Contents pp. vi — vii; p. viii is blank; and Text of 
the Tale pp. i — 406. Following p. 406 is a leaf 
with blank recto, and with the printers' imprint 
upon the reverse. Each of the two Parts {The 
Damsel and The Knight) into which the book is 
divided is preceded by an individual fly-title, with 
blank reverse, which is included in the pagination. 

Issued in sage green cloth boards, lettered and ornamented 
in gold across the back. The published price was Six 
Shillings. 



42 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD. 

It had been intended to publish Chance in the autumn of 1913, 
and the book was printed accordingly. But for certain reasons the 
publication was postponed until the spring of 1914^ and fresh titles 
with the bibliographical note suitably amended were prepared. 
These were inserted in the whole of the printed copies then ready 
and awaiting delivery. Meanwhile some fifty copies with the 
original title uncancelled had been distributed among critics and 
other persons into whose hands it was desirable that early copies 
should be placed. One of these examples is preserved in the 
library of the British Museum. The Press-mark is C. 70, bb. 4. 
It was received at the Museum on September 18, 1913- Hence 
there are two distinct issues^ or states^ of the book. 

The actual princeps may be readily identified by a reference to 
the note which stands upon the reverse of the Title-page. In 
the First Issue this note reads " First published in 1913 "; in the 
Second Issue this note reads " First published in 1914." In the 
case of this book the publishers' advertisement list bound up at 
the end of the volume may be of service. In some copies of the 
First Issue this list extends to 31 pages dated ''July 1913"; in 
others the list consists of 8 pages dated ''Autumn 1913." In the 
Second Issue the 8 page list only is to be found. The binding of 
both issues is identical. 

A genuine copy of the first (1913) issue of Chance may be readily 
identified by the fact that the title-page is an individual portion 
of the first half-sheet^ of which it forms the second leaf, and has 
never been separated from the remaining three. This is the only 
variety of the book that a wise and discriminating collector 
should accept ; any other variety should be unhesitatingly rejected. 
Unfortunately numerous copies have passed into circulation which 
at first sight appear to be all right, the date upon the reverse of the 
title reading 191 3. But in such copies the title-page is a cancel- 
leaf, a separate leaf mounted upon a stub. Thus no difficulty 
whatever need be experienced in recognising the genuine book. 

Early ' 1914 ' title-pages were cancel-leaves pasted upon the 



CHANCE 

A TALE IN TWO PARTS 

BY 

JOSEPH CONRAD 



THOSE THAT HOLD THAT ALL THINGS ARE GOVERNED BV 
FORTUNE HAD NOT ERRED, HAD THEY NOT PERSISTED THERE 

SIR THOMAS Browns 



METHUEN & CO. LTD. 

36 ESSEX STREET W.C. 

LONDON 

Facsimile of the genuine title-page to the ' 1913 ' edition of Chance. 



CHANCE 

A TALE IN TWO PARTS 

BY 

JOSEPH CONRAD 



thosb that hold that all things are govbrned 6v 
fortune had not erred, had they not persisted there 

Sir tkomas B.rownb 



METHUEN & GO. LTD. 

36. ESSEX STREET W.C. 

LONDON 

Facsimile of the spurious title-page to the ' 191 3 ' edition of Chance. 



A 

First Published in ig/j 



B 
First Published in ig 13 



Facsimiles of the Notes upon the reverse of the two title-pages of 
the ' 1913 ' edition of Chance. A, genuine ; B, spurious. 



EDIT! ONES PRINCIPES, ETC. 47 

stubs left by the removal of the discarded ' 1913 ' titles. For 
later copies the entire half-sheet was reprinted, and no mutilation 
is apparent. 

The separately inserted title-pages with the note dated 1913, 
referred to above, are forgeries. Regarding this there can be no 
question, and copies of the book in which they occur are worthless 
from the point of view of the collector, though of course they serve 
as well as any others for reading purposes. The method adopted 
by their fabricator to produce them can be readily traced, and the 
differences between the originals and the fraudulent reproductions 
are plainly marked. 

When the revised ' 1914 ' titles were prepared the printers 
repeated the earlier title line for line and word for word. But 
they made no effort to reproduce it precisely — there was no occasion 
to do so — thus many variations of leading and spacing were intro- 
duced. But, fortunately, this fact was apparently unknown to the 
individual who was responsible for the perpetration of the fraud, 
and he evidently took it for granted that the two were uniform. 
Hence he did not trouble to procure a copy of the book with the 
original title — cr, perhaps, was unable to obtain one — hut prepared 
a careful facsimile of the revised, ' 1914 ' title-page and note, merely 
changing the date of the latter to 191 3. 

I give photographs of the two title-pages, the genuine and the 
spurious. These are as near to being absolute facsimiles as it has 
been possible for the block-maker to produce. By their aid the 
character of any example of the book may be identified. I also 
give facsimiles of the bibliographical note as it appears upon the 
reverse of each. The types employed are nearly, but not absolutely, 
identical. The ink used for the forgery is perceptibly blacker than 
that employed by the printers of the original. It was this slight 
difference in colour between the ink of the note and that of the 
remainder of the volume that first attracted my attention, and led 
me to seek an early copy of the book with the title in an unsevered 
condition. This was by no means easy to find; but a copy was 



48 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD. 

secured at last, and a comparison of its title with one of those which 
had excited my suspicion immediately exposed the fraud. 

Upon becoming aware of the foregoing fact, I placed myself in 
communication with the publishers, Messrs. Methuen & Co., Ltd., 
who very courteously afforded me all the information at their 
disposal. From their replies to my inquiries, which I print below, 
it appears that only some fifty copies of the first edition of Chance 
with the genuine first title-page were issued, and that the cancelled 
titles were destroyed by the binders. 

The story once more proves, what I have before asserted, that 
easy as it appears to be to fabricate reprints of rare books, it is in 
actual practice absolutely impossible to do so in such a manner 
that detection cannot follow the event. Even when the volume 
is of so recent a date that the necessary types and paper are both 
procurable, the human element fails, and, as in the present instance, 
a blunder is committed in spite of the exercise of the most 
meticulous care. 

36, Essex Street, 

London, W.C. 2 

September 2nd, 1920. 
Thomas J. Wise, Esq. 
Dear Sir, 

In answer to your letter of the 2'jth of August, addressed to 
Mr. Webster who is away on holiday, we write to say that the original 
bibliographical note to Mr. Conrad's " Chance " was dated 191 3, but 
not being able to publish in that year we cancelled it, and replaced 
it with an inserted leaf dated 1914. By some mischance a few copies 
of the book did get out with the date 191 3, but only a few ; and in any 
case we have not replaced the cancelled leaves in other copies, nor have 
we done anything to give the books fictitious value. 

We are, dear Sir, 

Yours faithfully, 

Methuen & Co., Ltd. 



EDITIONES PRINCIPES, ETC, 49 

P.S. — Since writing the above your letter of the 1st of September has 
reached us. In answer to your questions — 

(i) As far as we can find out only about fifty copies were sent out 
with the date 1913. 

(2) The binders had orders to destroy all the cancelled titles. 

We are much interested to hear of your discovery, and we hope you 
will be able to run the forger to earth. 

36, Essex Street, 
London, W.C. 2. 
September loth, 1920. 
Thomas f. Wise, Esq. 
Dear Sir, 

We must apologise for our delay in replying to your letter 
of the 4th of September. 

We have a file copy of " Chance " which contains the 191 3 title- 
page as part of the first sheet, not as a cancel. 

We have made inquiries at our binders. They say it is so long ago 
that they cannot make any definite statement with regard to the cancelled 
titles, but they have not the slightest doubt that they obeyed our 
instructions, and that the titles were destroyed. 

We are, dear Sir, 

Yours faithfully, 

Meihuen & Co., Ltd. 

It is a curious circumstance that both the Second and Third 
editions of Chance repeat the date 1913, notwithstanding the 
change made in the first edition. Evidently the printers omitted 
to amend the types standing for the book when they reprinted the 
title-page, and consequently the new editions went out with the 
date unaltered. Messrs. Methuen & Co. inform me that seven 
editions of Chance were issued before the volume was stereotyped. 
Possibly the whole of these carry the date 191 3, but I have only 
personally examined the first three. A copy of any of these could 
be transformed into an apparent princeps by the substitution of 
the bogus title-page. 



so BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD. 

The First American Edition of Chance was published by Messrs. 
Doubleday, Page & Company in 1914. The novel first appeared 
as a serial in The New York Herald from January 21st to June 30th, 
1912, inclusive, but was never serialised in this country. 



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[Within the Tides: 191 5] 

Within the Tides / Tales / By / Joseph Conrad / 
{Publishers device\ \ Go, make you ready. / Hamlet 
to the Players. / London & Toronto / J. M. Dent 
& Sons Ltd. / MCMXV. 

Collation : — ^Crown octavo, pp. viii + 280 ; consisting of 
Half-title (with advertisement of the third edition 
of 'Twixt Land and Sea upon the reverse) pp. i — 
ii; Title-page, Dedication, and Table of Contents 
(each with blank reverse) pp. iii — viii; and Text 
pp. I — 280, with imprint of The Temple Press at 
the foot of the last page. Each of the four Stories 
comprised in the volume is preceded by an 
individual fiy- title, with blank reverse, which is 
included in the pagination. 

Issued in sage green cloth boards, lettered in gold across 
the back. The published price was Six Shillings. 

The Text of Within the Tides comprises four stories, which had 
already appeared in print, as follows — 

The Planter of Malata 

First appeared in The Metropolitan Magazine, New York, 
June and July 1914, with illustrations by Frederic 
Dorr Steele. 



ED IT I ONES PRINCIPE S, ETC. 
The Partner 

First appeared in Harper's Magazine, November 1911, 
with illustrations by Anton Otto Fischer. 

The Inn of the Two Witches ...... 

First appeared in The Metropolitan Magazine, May 191 3, 
with illustrations by H. J. Mowat. 

Because of the Dollars 

First appeared (under the tentative title Laughing Anne) 
in The Metropolitan Magazine, September 1914, with 
illustrations by Frederic Dorr Steele. 



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[Victory: 1915] 

Victory / An Island Tale / By / Joseph Conrad / 
^Publishers device] j Calling shapes and beckoni^ig 
shadows dire \ And airy to7tgues that syllable mens 
names j On sands and shores and desert wilder- 
nesses I Comus. / Garden City New York / 
Doubleday, Page & Company/ 191 5. 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. vi + 462 ; consisting of 
Half-title (with a Hst of Conrad's Works upon the 
reverse) pp. i — ii ; Title-page (with notices regard- 
ing the Copyright upon the reverse) pp. iii — iv; 
Dedication (with blank reverse) pp. v — vi ; and 
Text pp. I — 462. Following p. 462 is a leaf, with 
blank reverse, carrying the device and imprint of 
The Country Life Press. This in turn is followed 
by a blank leaf, completing the final sheet of the 



52 ■ BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD. 

volume. Each of the four Farts into which the 
book is divided is preceded by an individual fly- 
title, with blank reverse, which is included in the 
pagination. 

Issued (in March, 1915) in dark blue cloth boards, with 
trimmed edges, lettered and decorated in gold across the 
back and upon the front cover. The published price was 
One Dollar and Thirty- five Cents. 

Mr. Conrad has communicated the following interesting note 
regarding the history of Victory — 

" The first idea of this novel occurred to me at the end of the year 
191 1. It occupied me in writing for about nineteen months of actual 
working time. It was never actually laid aside as had happened 
to some other novels of mine. The longest pause was after Chapter IV 
of Part III in the Autumn <?/ 1913^ nearly ten weeks. The revision 
in type took nearly six weeks, and the copy intended for Munsey^s 
Magazine serial publication left London for New York in the last 
week of fuly 1914." 

The novel first appeared in Munsey's Magazine, New York, 
February 191 5, pp. 112-240, and was reprinted in the London 
Star from August 24th, 1915, to November 9th, 1915, inclusive. 



(25) 
{First English Edition) 

Victory / An Island Tale / By / Joseph Conrad / 
Calling shapes and beckoning shadows dire / And 
airy tongues that syllable mens names j On sands and 
shores and desert wildernesses, j Comus / Methuen & 
Co. Ltd. / 36 Essex Street, W.C. / London. 



EDI TI ONES PRINCIPE S, ETC, 53 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. viii + 415 ; consisting 
of Half-title (with a list of Conrad's Works upon 
the reverse) pp. i — ii; Title-page (with date of 
publication — 1915 — upon the reverse) pp. iii — 
iv; Dedication (with blank reverse) pp. v — vi; 
Author's Note pp. vii — viii; and Text pp. i — 415. 
The reverse of p. 415 carries the printers' imprint. 
Each of the four Parts is preceded by an individual 
fly-title, with blank reverse, which is included in 
the pagination. Thirty-five pages of advertise- 
ments, dated Autumn 1915, were added at the end 
of the volume. 

Issued (in September, 1915) in bright red cloth boards, 
lettered and decorated in gold across the back. The 
pubhshed price was Six ShilUngs. 

The First English Edition of Victory is of importance, as in it 
appeared for the first time the Author's Prefatory Note of two 
pages. 



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[One Day More: 1917J 

One Day More / A Play in One Act / By / Joseph 
Conrad / London / Privately Printed by Clement 
Shorter / February 191 7. 

Collation: — Crown quarto, pp. ii -f 56; consisting of: 
Half-title (with blank reverse) pp. i — ii; Title- 
page (with an editorial Note upon the centre of 
the reverse) pp. i — 2 ; List of the Characters (with 



54 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD. 

blank reverse) pp. 3 — 4 ; and Text of the Play pp. 
5 — 56. The headline is One Day More through- 
out, upon both sides of the page. Following 
p. 56 is a leaf, with blank reverse, and with a note 
by the Editor * at the foot of the recto. There are 
no signatures, but the volume is composed of a 
half-sheet of 2 leaves, the first of which is a blank ; 
seven full sheets of 4 leaves; followed by a half- 
sheet of 2 leaves, the first of which carries the 
Editor's note, whilst the second is a blank. There 
is also no printers' imprint, but the book was 
printed in London by Messrs. Eyre & Spottiswoode 
Ltd. 

* This note reads as follows : — 

This play appeared in the English Review for August 
1913. It was performed in 1904 hy the Stage Society and 
also at the Theatre de (Euvre, Paris."^ Twenty-five copies are 
now, after having been revised and corrected hy the Author, 
privately printed hy Clement Shorter for distribution among 
his friends. February 26, 1917. 

* Should be Theatre de VCEuvre, Paris. 

Against this note each copy was numbered and signed 
by the Editor, Mr. Clement King Shorter. 

Issued in dark blue-grey paper wrappers, lined with 
white, with untrimmed edges, and with the Title-page 
reproduced upon the front. Also lettered across the back, 
" One I Day / More / foseph / Conrad / 1917." The 
leaves measure 10 x 7| inches. 

As recorded above, One Day More was originally prepared 
for the stage and produced in 1904. In 191 3 it appeared in the 



EDITIONES PRINCIPES, ETC. 55 

August number of The English Review, pp. i6 — 35. The play was 
founded upon the story To-Morrow, first printed in The Pall Mall 
Magazine for xVugust 1902, and afterwards included in Typhoon 
and other Stories, 1903. The dramatic version was the work of the 
author himself. 

(27) 
i^First Published Edition) 

One Day More / A Play in One Act / By Joseph 
Conrad / Beaumont Press. 

Collation : — Demy octavo, pp. 48 ; consisting of Half- 
title (with Certificate of Issue upon the reverse) 
pp. I — 2 ; Title-page, List of Characters, and Scene 
(each with blank reverse) pp. 3 — 8 ; and Text pp. 
9 — 48. Following p. 48 is a leaf with blank reverse, 
and with the Colophon, etc., upon its recto. 

Issued (in January 1919) in figured paper boards backed 
with canvas, with white paper labels on back and sides. 
Two hundred and fifty copies were printed. The pub- 
lished price was 6s. There were also Twenty-four Copies 
upon Japanese vellum paper. The price of these was 
42s. net. 

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. [The Shadow-Line: 19 17] 

Joseph Conrad / The / Shadow-Line / A Con- 
fession / "■ Worthy of my undying regard'' j {Pub- 
lishers device'] j London & Toronto / J. M. Dent 
& Sons Ltd. / Paris: J. M. Dent et Fils. 



56 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD. 

Collation: — Crown octavo, pp. vi + 227; consisting of 
Half-title (with a list of Conrad's Works upon the 
reverse) pp. i — ii; Title-page (with date of pub- 
lication — March 1917 — and ''All rights reserved " 
upon the reverse) pp. iii — iv; Dedication (with 
blank reverse) pp. v — vi; and Text pp. i — 227. 
The reverse of p. 227. carries the imprint of The 
Temple Press. Each of the six Parts into which 
the book is divided is preceded by an individual 
fiy-title, with blank reverse, which is included in 
the pagination. The first leaf of the first section 
of the book (an unsigned half-sheet) is a blank. 
In this instance the 18 pages of advertisements 
at the end form an integral portion of the volume, 
and are included in its Register. The text ends 
on Sig. P 2 recto ; the remaining six leaves of Sig. 
P, and three leaves of Sig. O (a half-sheet) are 
occupied by a Catalogue of Works of Modem 
Fiction published by Messrs. J. M. Dent & Sons. 

Issued in pale green cloth boards, lettered and decorated 
in brown and gold across the back and upon the front 
cover. The published price was Five Shillings net. 

The genesis of The Shadow-Line has been thus recorded by 
Mr. Conrad — 

" This story had been in my mind for some years. Originally 
I used to think of it under the name of ' First Command.' When I 
managed in the second year of war to concentrate my mind sufficiently 
to begin working, I turned to the subject as the easiest. And, in 
consequence of my changed mental attitude to it, it became " The 
Shadow-Line.' " 

The First American Edition of The Shadow-Line was published 



EDITIONES PRINCIPES, ETC. 57 

by Messrs. Doubleday^ Page & Company in 191 7. The novel 
originally appeared serially in The English Review from September 
1916 to March 1917 inclusive. 



(29) 

[''Well Done!": 1918] 

'' Well Done ! " / By / Joseph Conrad / London / 
Privately Printed by Clement Shorter / September 
1918. 

Collation : — Foolscap quarto, pp. 20 ; consisting of : 
Half-title (with a note by the Editor * at the foot 
of the reverse) pp. i — 2; Title-page, enclosed 
within a single rectangular ruled frame (with blank 
reverse) pp. 3 — 4; and Text pp. 5 — 20. The head- 
line is " Well Done I " throughout, upon both sides 
of the page. At the foot of p. 20 is the following 
imprint, " Printed by Eyre and Spottiswoode, Ltd., 
East Harding Street, E.C. 4." There are no 
signatures, but the pamphlet is composed of two 
full sheets, each 4 leaves, inset within a half-sheet 
of 2 leaves. 

* This note reads as follows : — 

This little book contains three papers by Joseph Conrad, 
first contributed to The Daily Chronicle of August 22nd, 
2'^rd, and 24th, 19 18. They are issued here in an edition 
of twenty-five copies by kind permission of the Author for 
private distribution among my friends. 

Against this note each copy was numbered and initialled 
by the Editor, Mr. Clement Shorter. 



58 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD. 

Issued in lavender-coloured paper wrappers, lined with 
white, with untrimmed edges, and with the Title-page 
reproduced upon the front. The leaves measure lo X 
7| inches. Twenty-five copies only were printed, all upon 
hand-made paper. 

(30) 
[The First News: 191 8] 

The / First News / By / Joseph Conrad / London / 
Privately printed by Clement Shorter, August 19 18. 

Collation: — Foolscap quarto, pp. 11; consisting of: 
Half-title (with blank reverse) pp. i — 2; Title- 
page, enclosed within a single rectangular ruled 
frame (with a note by the Editor * at the foot of 
the reverse) pp. 3 — 4; and Text pp. 5 — 11. The 
headline is The First News throughout, upon 
both sides of the page. Upon the reverse of p. 11 
is the following imprint, " Eyre & Spottiswoode, 
Ltd., East Harding Street, E.C. 4." There are no 
signatures, but the pamphlet consists of a full sheet 
of 4 leaves inset within a half -sheet of 2 leaves. 

* This note reads as follows : — 

This little hook contains an essay by Joseph Conrad 

which first appeared in " Reveille," No. 1, August 1918. It 

is issued here in an edition of twenty-five copies by kind 

' permission of the author for private distribution among my 

friends. 

Against this note each copy was numbered and initialled 
by the Editor, Mr. Clement Shorter. 



EDITIONES PRINCIPES, ETC. 59 

Issued in lavender-coloured paper wrappers, lined with 
white, with untrimmed edges, and with the Title-page 
reproduced upon the front. The leaves measure 10 X 
7f inches. 

Twenty-five copies only were printed;, all upon hand-made 
paper. 

The Essay describes the reception in Cracow of the first tidings 
of the outbreak of the Great War. 



(31) 

[The Tale : 1919] 

The Tale / By / Joseph Conrad / London : Pri- 
vately Printed by Clement Shorter / March, 19 19. 

Collation : — Crown quarto, pp. 34 ; consisting of : Half- 
title (with a note by the Editor * at the foot of 
the reverse) pp. i — 2 ; Title-page, enclosed within 
a single rectangular ruled frame (with blank 
reverse) pp. 3 — 4*; and Text of the Tale pp. 5 — 34. 
The headline is The Tale throughout, upon both 
sides of the page. Following p. 34 is a leaf, with 
blank recto, and with the following imprint at the 
foot of the reverse, " Eyre & Spottiswoode, Ltd., 
East Harding Street, E.C. 4." There are no 
signatures, but the pamphlet is composed of four 
sheets, each 4 leaves, inset within each other; the 
whole placed between the two leaves of a single 
half-sheet, the first of which carries the Half-title, 
whilst the second carries the imprint. 



6o BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD. 

* This note reads as follows : — 

Twenty-five copies of this little hook have been privately 
printed hy Clement Shorter with the permission of the Author 
for distribution among his friends. The story originally 
appeared in the " Strand 'Magazine " for October, 1917. 

Against this note each copy was numbered and initialled 
by the Editor, Mr. Clement Shorter. 

Issued in bright red paper wrappers, lined with white, 
with untrimmed edges, and with the Title-page repro- 
duced upon the front. The leaves measure 10 X 7 J 
inches. 

Twenty-five copies only were printed, all upon hand-made 
paper. As noted above, The Tale had previously appeared in The 
Strand Magazine for October 191 7. 

(32) 

[The Shock of War: 1919] 

The Shock of War / Through Germany to Cracow / 
By / Joseph Conrad / London :/ Printed for Private 
Circulation / 19 19. 

Collation: — Crown octavo, pp. 17; consisting of: Half- 
title and Title-page (each with blank reverse) pp. 
3 — 4; and Text pp. 5 — 17. The reverse of p. 17 
is blank. The book is completed by a leaf, with 
blank reverse, and with the following imprint 
upon its recto, " London : / Printed for Thomas /. 
Wise, Hampstead, N.W. / Edition limited to Twenty- 
five Copies." The headline is The Shock of War 



EDITIONES PRINCIPES, ETC, 6i 

throughout, upon both sides of the page. There 
are no signatures, but the pamphlet is composed 
of one full sheet of 8 leaves, inset within a quarter- 
sheet of 2 leaves. 

Issued in bright crimson paper wrappers, with untrimmed 
edges, and with the Title-page reproduced upon the front. 
The leaves measure 7J X ^-^ inches. Twenty-five Copies 
only were printed. 

Previously printed in The Daily News on March 29th, 191 5. 
This autobiographical essay (together with To Poland in War-time, 
The North Sea on the Eve of War, and My Return to Cracow) was 
reprinted in The Book of the Homeless, 1916^ pp. 71 — 97, under the 
general title Poland Revisited, the individual titles of the four 
chapters being dropped. 



(33) 
[To Poland in War-time: 1919] 

To Poland in / War-time / A Journey Into the 
East / By / Joseph Conrad / London : / Printed for 
Private Circulation / 1919. 

Collation: — Crown octavo, pp. 20; consisting of : Half- 
title and Title-page (each with blank reverse) 
pp. 3 — 4; and Text pp. 5 — 20. The headline is 
To Poland in War-time throughout, upon both 
sides of the page. At the foot of p. 20 is the 
following imprint, " London / Printed for Thomas 
/. Wise, Hampstead, N.W. / Edition limited to 
Twenty-five copies." There are no signatures. 



62 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD. 

but the pamphlet is composed of one full sheet of 
8 leaves, inset within a quarter-sheet of 2 leaves. 

Issued in bright crimson paper wrappers, with un- 
trimmed edges, and with the Title-page reproduced upon 
the front. The leaves measure 7 J X 5yV inches. Twenty- 
five Copies only were printed. 

Previously printed in The Daily News on March 31st, 1915- 

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[The North Sea on the Eve of War: 1919] 

The North Sea / On the Eve of War / By / Joseph 
Conrad / London : / Printed for Private Circulation / 
1919. 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. 20 ; consisting of : Half- 
title and Title-page (each with blank reverse) 
pp. I — 4; and Text pp. 5 — 20. The headline is 
The North Sea on the Eve of War throughout, upon 
both sides of the page. At the foot of p. 20 is the 
following imprint, " London : / Printed for Thomas 
/. Wise, Hampstead, N.W. / Edition limited to 
Twenty-five Copies." There are no signatures, 
but the pamphlet is composed of one full sheet of 
8 leaves, inset within a quarter-sheet of 2 leaves. 

Issued in bright crimson paper wrappers, with untrimmed 
edges, and with the Title-page reproduced upon the front. 
The leaves measure 7J X 5yV inches. Twenty-five Copies 
only were printed.- 

Previously printed in The Daily News on April 6th, 191 5. 



ED I TI ONES PRINCIPE S, ETC. 63 

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[My Return to Cracow: 1919] 

My Return to / Cracow / By / Joseph Conrad / 
London : / Printed for Private Circulation / 1919. 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. 23 ; consisting of : Half- 
title (with blank reverse) pp. i — 2; Title-page 
(with blank reverse) pp. 3 — 4 ; and Text pp. 5 — 23. 
The headline is My Return to Cracow throughout, 
upon both sides of the page. Upon the reverse of 
p. 23 is the following imprint, " London : / Printed 
for Thomas J. Wise, Hampstead, N.W. / Edition 
limited to Twenty-five Copies." There are no 
signatures, but the pamphlet is composed of one 
full sheet of 8 leaves, inset within a half -sheet of 
4 leaves. 

Issued in bright crimson paper wrappers, with untrimmed 
edges, and with the Title-page reproduced upon the 
front. The leaves measure y\ X 5tV inches. Twenty- 
five Copies only were printed. 

Previously printed in The Daily News on April 9th, 191 5. 



(36) 

[Tradition : 1919] 

Tradition / By / Joseph Conrad / London : / 
Printed for Private Circulation Only / 19 19. 



64 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD. 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. 19 ; consisting of : Half- 
title (with blank reverse) pp. i — 2; Title-page 
(with blank reverse) pp. 3 — 4; and Text pp. 5 — 
19. Upon the reverse of p. 19 is the following 
imprint, " London : / Printed for Thomas J. Wise, 
Hampstead, N.W. / Edition limited to Twenty-five 
Copies." The headline is Tradition throughout, 
upon both sides of the page. There are no signa- 
tures, but the pamphlet is composed of one full 
sheet of 8 leaves, inset within a quarter-sheet of 
2 leaves. 

Issued in pale pink paper wrappers, with untrimmed edges, 
and with the Title-page reproduced upon the front. The 
leaves measure 7i X 5 inches. Twenty-five Copies only 
were printed. 

Previously printed in The Daily Mail, March 8th, 191 8. 



(37) 
[The Polish Question : 19 19] 

The / Polish Question / A Note on the joint / 
Protectorate of the / Western Powers and / Russia / 
By / Joseph Conrad / London : Privately Printed 
by Clement Shorter / March 191 9. 

Collation : — Foolscap quarto, pp. 14 ; consisting of : Half- 
title (with blank reverse) pp. i — 2; Title-page, 
enclosed within a single rectangular ruled frame 
(with a note by the Editor * at the foot of the 



EDITIONES PRINCIPES, ETC. 65 

reverse) pp. 3 — 4; and Text pp. 5 — 14. The 
headline is The Polish Question throughout, upon 
both sides of the page. Following p. 14 is a leaf 
with the following imprint at the foot of the 
reverse, " Printed hy Eyre and Spottiswoode, Ltd., 
East Harding Street, E.C. 4." There are no 
signatures, the pamphlet consisting of two sheets, 
each 4 leaves, one inset within the other. 

* This note read as follows : — ■ 

This essay on the Polish Question by Mr. Joseph Conrad 
is, with the author's permission, privately printed hy Clement 
Shorter in an edition limited to twenty-five copies for 
circulation among his friends. 

Against this note each copy was numbered and initialled 
by the Editor, Mr. Clement Shorter. 

Issued in bright red paper wrappers, lined with white, 
with untrimmed edges, and with the Title-page reproduced 
upon the front. The leaves measure 10 x 7| inches. 
This political essay was written in 1916, but has appeared 
-nowhere save in the pages of the present pamphlet. 
Twenty-five Copies only were printed, all upon hand- 
made paper. 

(38) 
[The Loss of the Titanic: 19 19] 

Some Reflexions / Seamanlike and Otherwise / on / 
The Loss of The Titanic / By / Joseph Conrad / 
London : / Printed for Private Circulation Only / 
1919. 



66 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD, 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. 34; consisting of : Half- 
title (with blank reverse) pp. i — 2 ; Title-page (with 
blank reverse) pp. 3 — 4; and Text pp. 5 — 34. 
Following p. 34 is a leaf (with blank reverse) and 
with the following imprint upon the centre of its 
recto, " London : / Printed for Thomas J, Wise, 
Hampstead, N.W. / Edition limited to Twenty-jive 
Copies,'' The headline is The Loss of The Titanic 
throughout, upon both sides of the page. There 
are no signatures, but the pamphlet is composed of 
two full sheets (each 8 leaves), inset within a quarter- 
sheet of 2 leaves. 

Issued in dark blue paper wrappers, with untrimmed 
edges, and with the Title-page reproduced upon the front. 
The leaves measure 7J X 5i inches. Twenty-five Copies 
only were printed. 

Previously printed in The English Review, May 19 12, pp. 304 — 315. 



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[Some Aspects of the Inquiry: 19 19] 

Some Aspects / of / The Admirable Inquiry /into / 
The Loss of The Titanic / By / Joseph Conrad / 
London / Printed for Private Circulation Only / 
1919. 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. 42 ; consisting of : Half- 
title (with blank reverse) pp. i — 2 ; Title-page (with 
blank reverse) pp. 3 — 4; and Text pp. 5 — 42. 



EDITION ES PRINCIPE S, ETC. 67 

Following p. 42 is a leaf, with blank recto, and 
with the following imprint upon the centre of the 
reverse, " London : / Printed for Thomas J, Wise, 
Hampstead, N.W. / Edition limited to Twenty-jive 
Copies." The headline is Aspects of the Inquiry 
throughout, upon both sides of the page. The 
signatures are C and D (two sheets, each 8 leaves) 
inset within B (a half-sheet of 4 leaves), the whole 
inset within A (a quarter-sheet of 2 leaves). 

Issued in bright blue paper wrappers, with untrimmed 
edges, and with the Title-page reproduced upon the front. 
The leaves measure y\ x 5^ inches. Twenty-five Copies 
only were printed. 

Previously printed in The English Review, July 1912^ pp. 581 —595. 



(40) 
[The Arrow of Gold: 19 19] 

The Arrow of Gold / A Story between two Notes / 
By / Joseph Conrad / Celui qui na connu que des 
hommes / polls et raisonnables^ art ne connait pas j 
rkomme ou ne le connait qua [sic] demi. j Characteres 
[sic], I [Publishers device] j Garden City New 
York / Doubleday, Page & Company / 19 19. 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. vi -f 385 ; consisting of 
Half-title (with a list of Conrad's Works upon the 
reverse) pp. i — ii; Title-page (with a note regard- 
ing the Copyright upon the reverse) pp. iii — iv; 



68 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD. 

Dedication (with blank reverse) pp. v — vi; Fly- 
title (with blank reverse) pp. i — 2 ; and Text pp. 
3 — 385. The reverse of p. 385 carries the imprint 
of The Country Life Press. The text of the novel is 
divided into a First Note, five Parts, and a Second 
Note. Each of the five Parts is preceded by an 
individual fly-title (with blank reverse) which is 
included in the pagination. 

Issued (in April 1919) in dark blue cloth boards, lettered 
and decorated in gold across the back and upon the front 
cover. The published price was One Dollar Fifty Cents. 

The novel first appeared serially in Lloyd's Magazine from 
December 191 8 to February 1920 inclusive, with illustrations by 
Herbert Pizer. The two Notes did not accompany the novel in its 
serial form. 

The Arrow of Gold was commenced in September 191 7, and the 
first draft of the manuscript of the first portion of the novel bears 
the tentative title The Laugh. The book occupies so high a position 
in the series of its author's writings that the following account of 
the genesis of the story, communicated by Mr. Conrad, is of more 
than usual interest : — 

" The subject belongs to my early life. I was conscious of it through 
all the years of my writing life, but I was reluctant to take it up, not 
seeing my way, and not feeling the mood, though I thought of it more than 
once. It was only in 191 7 that I brought myself to consider it 
seriously." 






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A reduced facsimile of a page of the MS. of The Laugh [i.e. The Arrow of Gold], 



The ARROW of GOLD 

A STORY BETWEEN TWO NOTES 



BY 
JOSEPH CONRAD 



Celui qui rCa eonnu que des htmimea 
jtolis et raiaonnablea, ou ne connaii pas 
Thomme, ou ne U eonnait qua demi. 

Charact^es. 




Garden City New York 

DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY 

1919 



EDIT/ONES PRINCIPES, ETC. 71 

(41) 
{First English Edition) 

The / Arrow of Gold / A Story between two 
Notes I ^Y I Joseph Conrad / Ceiui qui na connu 
que des hommes / polis et raisonnables, ou ne connait 
pas I I'homme^ ou ne le connait qua demi, / 
Caracteres. / London : T. Fisher Unwin, Ltd. / 
Adelphi Terrace. 

Collatidn : — Crown octavo, pp. x + 336 ; consisting of 
Half-title (with an advertisement of three of 
G^nrad's books upon the reverse) pp. i — ii; 
Title-page (with a note of the date of pubHcation, 
and ''All rights reserved " upon the reverse) pp. 
iii — iv ; Dedication (with blank reverse) pp. v — vi ; 
First Note pp. vii — x ; and Text pp. i — 336, with 
the printers' imprint at the foot of the last page. 

Issued (in August 1919) in dark green cloth boards, lettered 
in gold across the back and upon the front cover. The 
published price was Eight ShilHngs. 

Although not ranking as a Conrad princeps, the First English 
Edition of The Arrow of Gold is yet a desirable book to the reader 
as well as the collector. Its text embodies certain corrections 
which, though duly forwarded to America, did not arrive there in 
time for incorporation in the original edition of the novel. 



72 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD. 

(42) 

[Autocracy and War: 191 9] 

Autocracy and / War / By / Joseph Conrad / 
London : / Printed for Private Circulation / 191 9. 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. 65 ; consisting of : Half- 
title and Title-page (each with blank reverse) pp. 
3 — 4; and Text pp. 5 — 65. Upon the reverse of 
p. 65 is the following imprint, " London : / Printed 
for Thomas J. Wise, Hamf stead, N.W. / Edition 
limited to Twenty-five Copies." The headline is 
Autocracy and War throughout, upgn both sides 
of the page. The signatures are B to E (four sheets, 
each 8 leaves), plus F (one single leaf). There is 
no signature A. 

Issued in pale lavender-coloured paper wrappers, with 
untrimmed edges, and with the Title-page reproduced 
upon the front. The leaves measure 7J X 5J inches. 
Twenty-five. Copies only were printed. 

Previously printed in The Fortnightly Revieiv, July 1905, pp. 1 — 21. 



(43) 
[Guy de Maupassant: 191 9] 

Guy de Maupassant / By / Joseph Conrad / 
London : / Printed for Private Circulation / 191 9. 



GUY DE MAUPASSANT 



JOSEPH CONRAD 



London : 

PRINTED FOR PRIVATE CIRCULATION 

1919 



HENRY JAMES 

AN APPRECIATION 



BY 

JOSEPH CONRAD 



London : 

PRINTED FOR PRIVATE CIRCULATION 

1919 



EDITIONES PRINCIPES, ETC. 75 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. i8 ; consisting of : Half- 
title and Title-page (each with blank reverse) pp. 
3 — 4; and Text pp. 5 — 18. Following p. 18 is a 
leaf, with blank reverse, and with the following 
imprint upon the centre of the recto, " London : / 
Printed for Thomas J. Wise, Hampstead, N.W. / 
Edition limited to Twenty-five Copies." There 
are no signatures, but the pamphlet is composed 
of one full sheet of 8 leaves, inset within a quarter- 
sheet of 2 leaves). 

Issued in bright green paper wrappers, with untrimmed 
edges, and with the Title-page reproduced upon the front. 
The leaves measure 7j X 5^ inches. Twenty-five Copies 
only were printed. 

Previously printed as an Introduction to Yvette and Other Stones 
By Guy de Maupassant, London, 8vo, 1904, pp. v — xvi. 



(44) 
[Henry James : 1919] 

Henry James / An Appreciation / By / Joseph 
Conrad / London : / Printed for Private Circula- 
tion / 1919. 

Collation: — Crown octavo, pp. 20; consisting of: Half- 
title and Title-page (each with blank reverse) pp. 
3 — 4; and Text pp. 5 — 20. At the foot of p. 20 
is the following imprint, " London : / Printed for 
Thomas /. Wise, Hampstead, N.W. / Edition 
limited to Twenty-five Copies." The headline 



76 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD. 

is Henry James throughout, upon both sides of 
the page. There are no signatures, but the pam- 
phlet is composed of one full sheet of 8 leaves, inset 
within a quarter-sheet of 2 leaves. 

Issued in deep pink paper wrappers, with untrimmed 
edges, and with the Title-page reproduced upon the front. 
The leaves measure y\ X $~^ inches. Twenty-five Copies 
only were printed. 

Previously printed in The North American Review, January 1905, 
pp. 102 — 108; and again in the number for April 1916, pp. 585 — 591. 



(45) 
[Anatole France: 1919] 

Anatole France / By / Joseph Conrad / London : / 
Printed for Joseph Conrad, Orlestone / By Richard 
Clay and Sons, Ltd. / 19 19. 

Collation : — Foolscap quarto, pp. 17 ; consisting of Half- 
title and Title-page (each with blank reverse) 
pp. I — /\) and Text pp. 5 — 17. The reverse of 
p. 17 is blank. The headline is Anatole France 
throughout, upon both sides of the page. The book 
is completed by a leaf, with blank reverse, and with 
the following imprint upon its recto, " London : j 
Printed for the Author for Private Circulation Only / 
Edition limited to Twenty-five Copies.'* There are 
no signatures, but the pamphlet is composed of a 
double sheet of 8 leaves, inset within a half-sheet 
of 2 leaves. 



EDITIONES PRINCIPES, ETC. 77 

Issued in bright red paper wrappers, with the Title-page 
reproduced upon the front. The leaves, which are un- 
trimmed, measure 8| x 6f inches. Twenty-five Copies 
only were printed, each of which is numbered at the close 
of the imprint. 

Previously printed in The Speaker, July i6th, 1904. 



(46) 

[Tales of the Sea : 19 19] 

Tales of the Sea / By / Joseph Conrad / London : / 
Printed for Joseph Conrad, Orlestone / By Richard 
Clay and Sons, Ltd. / 19 19. 

Collation : — Foolscap quarto, pp. 10 ; consisting of Half- 
title and Title-page (each with blank reverse) 
pp. I — 4; and Text pp. 5 — 10; succeeded by a 
leaf with blank recto, and with the following im- 
print upon the centre of the reverse, " London : / 
Printed for the Author for Private Circulation Only / 
Edition limited to Twenty-five Copies." There are 
no signatures, but the pamphlet is composed of 
a single sheet of 4 leaves, inset within a half-sheet 
of 2 leaves. 

Issued in light green paper wrappers, with the Title-page 
reproduced upon the front. The leaves, which are 
untrimmed, measure 8 J x 6|^ inches. Twenty-five Copies 
only were printed, each of which is numbered at the close 
of the imprint. 

Previously printed in The Outlook, June 4th, 189S. 



78 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD 

(47) 

[The Lesson of the Collision : 191 9] 

The Lesson / of the Collision / A Monograph upon 
the loss of / The ''Empress of Ireland" / By / 
Joseph Conrad / London : / Printed for Joseph 
Conrad, Orleston \sic\ j By Richard Clay and Sons, 
Ltd. I igig. 

Collation : — Foolscap quarto, pp. 15 ; consisting of Half- 
title and Title-page (each with blank reverse) pp. 
I — 4, and Text pp. 5 — 15. The headline is The 
Lesson of the Collision throughout, upon both sides 
of the page. Upon the reverse of p. 15 is the 
following imprint, " London : / Printed for the 
Author for Private Circulation only. / Edition limited 
to Twenty-five Copies." There are no signatures, 
the pamphlet being composed of a single double- 
sheet folded to form 16 pages. 

Issued in light blue paper wrappers, with the Title-page 
reproduced upon the front. The leaves, which are un- 
t rimmed, measure 8| x 6f inches. Twenty-five Copies 
only were printed, each of which is numbered at the close 
of the imprint. 

Previously printed in The Illustrated London News, June 6th, 19 14. 

To The Daily Express for June loth, 1914, Mr. Conrad contributed 
a long letter, occupying a complete column, with the heading 
Protect the Ocean Liners. This was followed by a second letter upon 
the same subject, printed in The Globe, June 13th, 1914. 



THE LESSON 
OF THE COLLISION 

A MONOGRAPH UPON THE LOSS OF 
THE "EMPRESS OF IRELAND" 



BY 



JOSEPH CONRAD 



LONDON : 

PRINTED FOR JOSEPH CONRAD, ORLESTON 

By Richard Clay and Sons, Ltd. 

1919 



AN OBSERVER IN MALAY 



BY 



JOSEPH CONRAD 



LONDON : 

PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR FOR PRIVATE 
CIRCULATION ONLY 

By Richard Clay and Sons, Ltd. 

1920 



EDIT/ONES PRINCIPES, ETC. 8i 

(48) 

[An Observer in Malay : 1920] 

An Observer in Malay / By / Joseph Conrad / 
London : / Printed for the Author for Private / 
Circulation Only / By Richard Clay and Sons, Ltd. / 
1920. 

Collation : — Foolscap quarto, pp. 9 ; consisting of Half-title 
and Title-page (each with blank reverse) pp. i — 4 ; 
and Text pp. 5 — 9. The reverse of p. 9 is blank. 
The book is completed by a leaf, with blank reverse, 
and with the following imprint upon its recto, 
" London : / Printed for the Author. / Edition 
Limited to Twenty-five Copies." The headline 
is An Observer in Malay throughout, upon both 
sides of the page. There are no signatures, but 
the pamphlet is composed of a single sheet of 
4 leaves, inset within a half-sheet of 2 leaves. 

Issued in bright red paper wrappers, with the Title-page 
reproduced upon the front. The leaves, which are un- 
trimmed, measure 8| x 6f inches. Twenty-five Copies 
only were printed, each of which is numbered at the 
close of the imprint. 

Previously printed in The Academy, April 23rd, 1898. 



82 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD. 

(49) 

[Books : 1920] 

Books / By / Joseph Conrad / \_Small printers' 
ornament] j London : / Printed for the Author /By- 
Richard Clay and Sons, Ltd. / 1920. 

Collation : — Foolscap quarto, pp. 15 ; consisting of Half- 
title and Title-page (each with blank reverse) pp. 
I — 4, and Text pp. 5 — 15. Upon the reverse of p. 15 
is the following imprint, " London : / Printed for the 
Author. I Edition limited to Twenty-five Copies." . 
The headline is Books throughout, upon both sides 
of the page. There are no signatures, the pamphlet 
being composed of a single double-sheet, folded 
to form 16 pages. 

Issued in light green paper wrappers, with the Title-page 
reproduced upon the front. The leaves, which are un- 
trimmed, measure 8J x 6| inches. Twenty-five Copies 
only were printed, each of which is numbered at the close 
of the imprint. 

Previously printed in The Speaker, July 15th, 1905. 

(50) 
[Alphonse Daudet : 1920] 

Alphonse Daudet / By / Joseph Conrad / London : / 
Printed for the Author / By Richard Clay and 
Sons, Ltd. / 1920. 



EDITIONES PRINCIPES, ETC. 83 

Collation : — Foolscap quarto, pp. 11 ; consisting of Half- 
title and Title-page (each with blank reverse) 
pp. I — 4; and Text pp. 5 — 11. Upon the reverse 
of p. II is the following imprint, " London : / Printed 
for the Author, / Edition limited to Twenty-five 
Copies." There are no signatures, the pamphlet 
consisting of a single sheet of 4 leaves, inset within 
a half-sheet of 2 leaves. 

Issued in salmon-coloured paper wrappers, with the Title- 
page reproduced upon the front. The leaves, which are 
untrimmed, measure 8 J X 6f inches. Twenty-five Copies 
only were printed, each of which is numbered at the end 
of the imprint. 

Previously printed in The Outlook, April Qth^ 1898. 



(51) 
[Prince Roman : 1920] 

Prince Roman / By / Joseph Conrad / London : / 
Printed for the Author / By Richard Clay and 
Sons, Ltd. / 1920. 

Collation : — Foolscap quarto, pp. 42 ; consisting of Half- 
title and Title-page (each with blank reverse) pp. 
I — 4 ; and Text pp. 5 — 42. The book is completed 
by a leaf, with blank reverse, and with the following 
imprint upon its recto, " London : / Printed for the 
Author. I Edition limited to Twenty- five Copies." 
The headline is Prince Roman throughout, upon 
both sides of the page. The signatures are B 



84 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD. 

(a single sheet of 4 leaves) and C and D (two 
double-sheets, each 8 leaves), all inset within an 
unsigned half-sheet of 2 leaves. 

Issued in bright yellow paper wrappers, with the Title-page 
reproduced upon the front. The leaves, which are un- 
trimmed, measure 8j x 6| inches. Twenty-five Copies 
only were printed, each of which is numbered at the close 
of the imprint. 

Prince Roman first appeared in The Oxford and Cambridge Review, 
October 191 1; and was reprinted in The Metropolitan Magazine 
for January 191 2, under the tentative title The Aristocrat, with 
illustrations by Frederick Gardner. The story has not yet been 
reproduced in any of its author's collected volumes. 

(52) 

[The Warrior's Soul: 1920] 

The Warrior's Soul / By / Joseph Conrad / 
London : / Printed for the Author for Private 
Circulation / By Richard Clay and Sons, Ltd. / 
1920. 

Collation : — Foolscap quarto, pp. 40 ; consisting of Half- 
title and Title-page (each with blank reverse) pp. 
I — ^4; and Text pp. 5 — 40. The headline is The 
Warrior's Soul throughout, upon both sides of the 
page. At the foot of p. 40 is the following imprint, 
" London : / Printed for the Author. / Edition 
limited to Twenty-five Copies." The signatures 
are B and C (two double-sheets, each 8 leaves), 
inset within an unsigned single-sheet of 4 leaves. 



EDITIONES PRINCIPES, ETC, 85 

Issued in stiff pale-green paper wrappers, with the Title- 
page reproduced upon the front. The leaves, which are 
untrimmed, measure 8J X 6| inches. Twenty-five Copies 
only were printed, each of which is numbered at the end 
of the imprint. 

The Watrior's Soul appeared in Land and Water, on March 29th, 
191 7, with illustrations by Dudley Hardy. The story has not yet 
been reproduced in any of its author's collected volumes. 



(53) 
[Confidence: 1920] 

Confidence / By / Joseph Conrad / London : / 
Printed for the Author / By Richard Clay and 
Sons, Ltd. / 1920. 

Collation : — Foolscap quarto, pp. 13 ; consisting of Half- 
title and Title-page (each with blank reverse) pp. 
I — 4; and Text pp. 5 — 13. The reverse of p. 13 
is blank. The book is completed by a leaf (with 
blank reverse) and with the following imprint upon 
its recto, " London : / Printed for the Author. / 
Edition limited to Twenty -five Copies." The head- 
line is Confidence throughout, upon both sides of 
the page. There are no signatures, the pamphlet 
consisting of a single double-sheet, folded to form 
16 pages. 

Issued in light stone-coloured paper wrappers, with the 
Title-page reproduced upon the front. The leaves, which 
are untrimmed, measure 8| x 6| inches. Twenty-five 



86 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD. 

Copies only were printed, each of which is numbered at 
the end of the imprint. 

Previously printed in " The Golden Peace " number of The Daily 
Mail, June 30 th, 1919- 



(54) 
[Anatole France : 1920] 

Anatole France / ** L'lle des Pingouins " / By / 
Joseph Conrad / London : / Printed for the Author / 
By Richard Clay and Sons, Ltd. / 1920. 

Collation : — Foolscap quarto, pp. 10; consisting of Half- 
title and Title-page (each with blank reverse) 
pp. I — 4; and Text pp. 5 — 10. The book is 
completed by a leaf, with blank reverse, and with 
the following imprint upon its recto, " London : / 
Printed for the Author. / Edition limited to Twenty- 
five Copies." The headline is Anatole France 
throughout, upon both sides of the page. There 
are no signatures, the pamphlet consisting of a 
single sheet of 4 leaves, inset within a half-sheet 
of 2 leaves. 

Issued in pale blue paper wrappers, with the Title-page 
reproduced upon the front. The leaves, which are 
untrimmed, measure 8| x 6^ inches. Twenty-five Copies 
only were printed, each of which is numbered at the close 
of the imprint. 

Previously printed in the first number of The English Review, 
December 1908. 



EDITIONES PRINCIPES, ETC. 87 

(55) 
[The Rescue : 1920] 

The Rescue / A Romance of the Shallows / By / 
Joseph Conrad / \Pub Ushers device] / ' Alias ! ' quod 
she, * that ever this sholde happe ! / For wende I never ^ 
by possibilitee, j That swich a monstre or merveille 
mighte be I' j The Frankeleyn's Tale / Garden City 
New York / Doubleday, Page & Company / 1920. 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. viii + 404; consisting of 
Half-title (with a list of Conrad's books upon the 
reverse) pp. i — ii ; Title-page (with a notice 
regarding the copyright upon the reverse) pp. 
iii — iv; Dedication and Table of Contents (each 
with blank reverse) pp. v — viii; and Text of the 
novel pp. I — 404, including a separate fly-title (with 
blank reverse) to each of the six Parts into which 
the romance is divided. Following p. 404 is a leaf, 
with blank reverse, and with the imprint of The 
Country Life Press upon its recto. 

Issued (on May 21st, 1920) in dark blue cloth boards, 
with trimmed edges, lettered in gold across the back. 
Also lettered and decorated in gold upon the front cover. 
The pubhshed price was Two Dollars net. 

The Rescue was planned and commenced so long ago as 1896, 
when^ under the tentative title The Rescuer, a considerable portion 
of the novel (about two-thirds of the whole) was written and -partly 
set up in type. Mr. Conrad has stated that by successive diminu- 



88 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD. 

tions and corrections these two-thirds were reduced to a very little 
more than half when at last the book was ready for publication. 
By such conscientious and continued labour does the work of Joseph 
Conrad attain its final wonder. 

The Rescue first appeared in Land and Water, from January 30th 
to July 31st, 1919^ inclusive, with illustrations by Maurice Greif- 
fenhagen. The novel was also printed in America in Romance ^ 
from November 1919 to May 1920 inclusive. 



(56) 
{First English Edition) 

Joseph Conrad / The Rescue / {Publishers device] / 
1920 / London & Toronto / J. M. Dent & Sons 
Ltd. / Paris : J. M. Dent et Fils. 

Collation : — Crovm octavo, pp. vi + 408 ; consisting of 
Half-title (with blank reverse) pp. i — ^ii ; Title- 
page, as above (with blank reverse) pp. iii — ^iv; 
Table of Contents (with blank reverse) pp. v — vi ; 
and Text of the novel pp. i — 408, including a 
separate fly-title (with blank reverse) to each 
of the six Parts into which the romance is divided. 
At the foot of p. 408 is the following imprint, 
*' The I Temple Press [a small ornament] Letchworth / 
England." The signatures are A to 2 B (twenty- 
five sheets, each 8 leaves), plus 2 C (a half -sheet 
of 4 leaves), the whole preceded by an unsigned 
half-sheet of 4 leaves, the first of which is a blank. 
The title-page is enclosed within a rectangular ruled 
frame, divided into two compartments. 






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Eeduced facsimile of the first page of the MS. of The Rescuer 
[i.e. The Rescue'\. 



THE RESCUE 

A ROMANCE OF THE SHALLOWS 



BY 
JOSEPH CONRAD 



'Alias!' quod she, ' that ever this sholde happe! 

For wende I never, by possibilitee. 

That swich a moastre or merveille mighte be! ' 

— ^The Fbamkeletn's Xalb 



0\RDEN CITY NEW YORK 

DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY 

1920 



Reduced facsimile of the title-page of the First Edition 
of The Rescue. 



JOSEPH CONRAD 



THE 

RESCUE 




1920 

LONDON & TORONTO 

J. M. DENT Sf SONS LTD. 

PARIS: J. M. DENT ET FILS 



Reduced facsimile of the title-page of the First (privately 
printed) English Edition of The Rescue. 



THE 

RESCUE 

A ROMANCE OF THE 
SHALLOWS 

BY 

JOSEPH CONRAD 




' Alias I " quod she, " that ever this sholde happel 
For wende I never, by pos'iibilitee, 
That swich a moDstre or merveille mighte be! " 

The Frankeleyn's Talb. 



1920 

LONDON & TORONTO 

J. M. DENT & SONS LTD. 

PARIS: J. M. DENT ET FILS 

Reduced facsimile of the title-page of the First 
Published English Edition of The Rescue. 



93 

Issued (in June, 1920) in bright brick-red coloured limp 
cloth covers, without either lettering or label. The leaves, 
which were trimmed, measure 7f X 5 J inches. 

Of this edition of The Rescue forty copies only were printed, and 
were distributed privately. In addition to the interest attaching 
to it as the First English Edition of the novel, the book is of consider- 
able literary importance; its text differs both from that which 
preceded it in America, and that which immediately succeeded it 
in this country. 

(57) 
[First English Published Edition) 

The / Rescue / A Romance of the / Shallows / By / 
Joseph Conrad / [Printers device'] / '' Alias P' quod 
she, '' that ever this sholde happel j For wende I 
never, by possibilitee, j That swich a monstre or 
merveille mighte be I " / The Frankeleyn's Tale / 
1920 / London & Toronto / J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / 
Paris: J. M. Dent et FIls. 

Collation : — Crown octavo, pp. 416 ; consisting of Half- 
title (with All rights reserved upon the centre of 
the reverse) pp. i — 2; Title-page as above (with 
blank reverse) pp. 3 — 4 ; Dedication and Table of 
Contents (each with blank reverse) pp. 5 — 8; and 
Text of the novel pp. 9 — 416, including a separate 
fly-title (with blank reverse) to each of the six 
Parts into which the romance is divided. The 
imprint of the Temple Press is at the foot of the 
last page. 



94 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD. 

Issued in sage green cloth boards, lettered in gold across 
the back, and with the Aldine House device blind-stamped 
upon the front cover. The published price was Nine 
ShilUngs. 

At the foot of the title-page of this edition of The Rescue, near 
the right-hand margin, will be observed the figure ' (17).' Similar 
numbers are to be found at the foot of other pages throughout the 
book. These are control numbers; they were inserted in the 
stereo-plates as a guide to the pressman when laying them down for 
the printing machine. 

For this edition of The Rescue the novel received its final 
corrections. 



Notes 
I 
In 191 5 a volume of Selections from the writings of Joseph 
Conrad, arranged by Miss M. H. M. Capes, was published by 
Messrs. Andrew Melrose, Ltd. Owing to questions of copyright 
the book was immediately suppressed, and is now difficult to 
obtain. 



A uniform standard edition of the works of Joseph Conrad 
is in preparation and will be published immediately by William 
Heinemann. The edition will consist of 18 volumes, each numbered 
and signed by the author, and the number of sets will be limited 
to 750. For the several volumes Mr. Conrad has written special 
introductions, and the text itself has been carefully and finally 
revised. 

A reprint of this edition will be published in America by Messrs. 
Doubleday, Page & Co., but full details regarding it are not yet to 
hand. 



PART II 

UNCOLLECTED CONTRIBUTIONS TO 
PERIODICAL LITERATURE, Etc. 



PART II 

UNCOLLECTED CONTRIBUTIONS TO 
PERIODICAL LITERATURE, Etc. 

I can scarcely hope that I have succeeded in tracing every one 
of Mr. Conrad's uncollected fugitive writings. I should^ therefore^, 
be grateful for a note of any item (including letters to the Press) 
which may chance to be absent from the following Hst. 

(I) 

The New York Times Supplement, August 24th, 1901. 

A Letter to the Editor regarding his novel The 
Inheritors. 

(2) 

The London Magazine, April 1908, pp. 121-125. 

The Black Mate. A complete novel. Illustrated by 
A. Mason. 

(3) 

The Times, August 23rd, 1909. 

The Censorship of Plays. A Letter to John Gals- 
worthy. 

92 H 



98 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD, 

(4) 

The Daily Mail, July i6th, 1910. 

Existence after Death implied by Science. A 
Review. 

(5) 
The Daily Mail, July 23rd, 1910. 
Quiet Days in Spain. A Review. 

(6) 
The Daily Mail, July 30th, 1910. 
The Ascending Effort. A Review. 

(7) 
The Times, November 7th, 1912. 
The Future of Constantinople. A Letter to the Editor. 

(8) 
The Daily Mail, December loth, 1912. 
A Friendly Place for Sailors. A contributed article. 

(9) 
The Westminster Gazette, February 3rd, 1914. 
Joseph Conrad's First Novel. 

A letter to the Editor, correcting a mistake made in a paragraph 
by another writer in The Westminster Gazette for February 28th, 
regarding the MS. of Almayer's Folly, and imparting information 
respecting the writer's commands at sea. 



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(10) 

The Daily Express, June loth, 1914. 
Protect the Ocean Liners. 

A Letter to the Editor regarding the disaster to the s.s. The 
Empress of Ireland. 

(II) 
The Globe, June 13th, 1914. 
Mr. Conrad replies. 

A Letter to the Editor again dealing with the controversy aroused 
by Conrad's article in The Illustrated London News upon the loss 
of The Empress of Ireland. [See ante, Part I, No. 47,] 

The above two letters possess additional interest as being the sole 
examples of Conrad's style in controversy. 

(12) 

The Sydney Bulletin, March 23rd, 19 16. 

A Letter to the Editor regarding a character in his 
story Because of the Dollars. 

(13) 

The Fledgling, No. i, June 1917. • 

Never any More : A First and Last Flying Ex- 
perience. A contributed article. 

(14) 

Turgenev, a Study, by Edward Garnett, 1917, 
pp. V — X. 

A Foreword by Joseph Conrad. 



loo BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD. 

(IS) 

The New Republic (U.S.A.), August 4th, 1918, p. 109. 
Mr. Conrad is not a Jew. 

A letter from Mr. Conrad addressed to a private correspondent. 

The letter contains much of biographical importance^ and its 
permanent preservation is strongly called for in the interest of truth. 
Accordingly, with Mr. Conrad's sympathetic approval, I reproduce 
it here in full. 

A friend of Mr. Conrad's has kindly communicated to us the following 
letter, denying some assertions that appeared in this country not long 
ago— 

" I imagine that Frank Harris called me a few in his publication as 
a manner of insult, and in the hope of causing me extreme annoyance. 

" But I don't feel annoyed in the least. Had I been an Israelite 
I would never have denied being a member of a race occupying such 
an unique place in the religious history of mankind. I send you this 
disclaimer simply in the interest of truth. 

" / imagine there is no scruple which would prevent Frank Harris 
from calling me Mohammedan or a worshipper of Baal, for some reason 
of his own, or from the mere love of lying. Neither is there anything 
in him to prevent him calling me a forger, a burglar, a pickpocket, or 
a card-sharper. This is a statement of fact which can be disproved as 
follows — 

" / am in possession of the following documents — 

" (i) ^ passport in the name of Alexander II, Emperor of all the 
Russias, and signed by Prince Galitzin, Governor of the Province, 
granted in 1868 to my father, ' the Nobleman Appolinary N. Korzeni- 
owski, and his son Conrad, aged ten years, to travel abroad for the 
benefit of his health for three years,' etc., etc. 

" (2) Copy of my parents' marriage certificate from the register of 
the Roman Consistorium of the Government of Volhynia. 

" (3) My baptismal certificate delivered in the usual way by the 
officiating priest, and registered in the parish church. 

"(4) The Act of Decease of my father (28 May, 1869, Cracow), 



EDITIONES PRINCIPES, ETC. loi 

delivered by the parish priest of that quarter of the town, minor canon of 
the cathedral, stating distinctly that the deceased died in the Roman 
Catholic religion, and duly shriven according to the rites of the church. 

" (5) An official advice from the Burgomaster certifying that I had 
been elected Burgess of the city of Cracow with the remission of the 
usual fees, ' to honour the memory of his father as a Patriot and Man 
of Letters/ and addressed to the Highborn Lady Teofila Bobrowska as 
the {maternal) grandmother and the natural guardian of the minor 
(1869) Conrad Korzeniowski. 

" This last document establishes my descent on my mother^ s side. 

" In sending these and other documents in 1884^ when I became a 
British subject, my maternal uncle advised me that if I wanted to know 
something more about my descent I would find it in the archives of the 
Province of Podolia, relating mainly to the eighteenth century, but {he 
wrote to me at the same time) that he had had researches made already, 
which showed that during that century my paternal ancestors were men 
of substance and what may be called ' prominent citizens' frequently 
elected to provincial offices of trust, and forming alliances in their own 
modest sphere after the usual several years' service in the armies of the 
Republic. My paternal grandfather served in the Polish army from 
181 7 to 1820^ when he sold his land in Podolia and came to live on 
his wife's estate in Volhynia. Their fortune, which descended to my 
father, his brother and his sister, was confiscated by the Russian 
Government in consequence of the rebellion of 1863. Those are the 
origins, and this is my history before my arrival in England. After 
that it is carried on documentarily by a series of my discharges {V.G. 
as to ' character,' and V.G. as to abilities) as seaman and officer in the 
British Merchant Service up to the year 1894. From that time to the 
present day it is carried on by my written and published pages, eighteen 
volumes in all, which have obtained a certain amount of recognition. 
The police of the County of Kent have nothing against me — in fact, if 
anything, I am rather honourably known to them ; even to the extent 
that one day when our car broke down on the road the son of our local 
superintendent of police came out to the rescue — five miles — in his 
own car, and was perfectly charming. But that may have been on 
account of my wife, who is a very popular person, and — / may also 
add — not a fewess. 

" So if it pleases Frank Harris to declare me an anarchist, a forger 
of bank notes or anything like that, I trust you will be good enough to 
affirm to everybody that it can be disproved on documentary evidence. 

" Joseph Conrad." 



I02 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD. 

(I6) 
The Fortnightly Review, May 1919, pp. 657 — 669. 

Poland : The Crime of Partition. A contributed 
article. 

(17) 
ISlew York Tribune, April 5th, 1920. 
Joseph Conrad on Poland. The New Barbarism 

THAT SHE fights ON BEHALF OF US ALL. 

A letter from Mr. Conrad expressing his " gratification at the 
thought that the unbroken Polish front keeps Bolshevism off/' etc. 



PART III 
CONRADIANA 



PART III 

CONRADIANA. COMPLETE VOLUMES 
OF BIOGRAPHY AND CRITICISM 

(I) 
Joseph Conrad. The Romance of his Life and of 
his Book. By Alfred A. Knopf, [n.d., but issued 
in 1913.] 

Collation : — Crown 8vo, pp. 24, with Portrait and other 
Illustrations. 

Issued by Messrs. Doubleday, Page & Co., in coloured 
paper wrappers. 

(2) 

Joseph Conrad, A Study. By Richard Curie. 

Author of " Aspects of George Me^xdith,'' '' Shadows 

out of the Crowd,'' ''Life is a Dreamt With a 

Frontispiece. . . . London, Kegan Paul, Trench, 

Triibner & Co., Ltd. 19 14. 

Collation : — Demy 8vo, pp. ix + 245, with a photo- 
gravure portrait of Conrad as Frontispiece. 

Issued in light blue cloth boards, gilt lettered. 

In the same year the work was reprinted in America by Messrs. 
Doubleday, Page & Co., but with a different Portrait as Frontispiece. 



io6 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONRAD. 

(3) 
The Romantic Story of Joseph Conrad. By E. F. 
Saxton. [n.d., but issued in 191 5.] 

Collation : — Crown 8vo, pp. 24, with Portrait and other 
Illustrations. 

Issued by Messrs. Doubleday, Page & Co., in coloured 
paper wrappers. The Biographical and Autobiographical 
matter included in this booklet is largely borrowed or 
condensed from the Study of Joseph Conrad by Richard 
Curie described above. 

(4) 

Joseph Conrad. By Hugh Walpole. London, 
Nisbet & Co., Ltd., 23 Berners Street, W. [n.d., 
but issued in 191 5.] 

Collation : — Foolscap 8vo, pp. 127, with a Portrait- 
frontispiece. 

Issued in light blue cloth boards, lettered in gold and 
black. 

(5) 

Joseph Conrad. A short Study of his intellectual 

and emotional attitude towards his work, and of the 

chief characteristics of his novels. By Wilson 

Follett. Privately Printed by Doubleday, Page 

and Company, Garden City, New York. 191 5. 

Collation : — Crown 8vo, pp. x + iii. 

Issued in bright ohve-green paper boards, with white 
paper labels on both back and front. 



EDITIONES PRINCIPES, ETC. 107 

(6) 

A / Bibliography / of / The Writings of / Joseph 
Conrad / By / Thomas J. Wise / London : / 
Printed for Private Circulation only / By Richard 
Clay & Sons, Ltd. / 1920. 

Collation : — Foolscap quarto, pp. xv + 107, with a 
Portrait-frontispiece, and twenty-one facsimiles of 
Title-pages and Manuscripts. 

Issued in dark, reddish-brown boards, lettered across the 
back, and with the Title-page reproduced upon the front. 
One Hundred and Fifty Copies only were printed. 



Note 
Although the scheme of the present BibHography allows only 
for the mention in this Part of Books and Pamphlets devoted 
entirely to the Life and Writings of Joseph Conrad, it need hardly 
be said that much of the best criticism of his work is to be found 
in the columns of daily papers and reviews, and in volumes of 
miscellaneous literary essays. The writings of Joseph Conrad have 
been discussed by most of the leading critics of his time. Amongst 
others, men so distinguished as Henry James, Edmund Gosse, 
C.B., Sir Sidney Colvin, John Galsworthy, Sir Hugh Clifford, 
Stephen Gwynne, John Freeman, J. M. Robertson, Ford Maddox 
Hueffer, Arthur Symons, H. L. Mencken, James Huneker, Robert 
Lynd and Stephen Reynolds have all written of him and of his 
work at length. 



BIBLIOGRAPHIES COMPLETED 

The Bibliography of George Borrow, i Vol. 

The Bibliography of the Members of the Bronte Family, i Vol. 

The Bibliography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, i Vol. 

The Bibliography of Robert Browning, i Vol. 

The Bibliography of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, i Vol. 

The Bibliography of Joseph Conrad, i Vol. 

The Bibliography of Walter Savage Landor, i Vol. 

The Bibliography of John Ruskin, 2 Vols. 

The Bibliography of Algernon Swinburne, 2 Vols. 

The Bibliography of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 2 Vols. 

The Bibliography of William Wordsworth, i Vol. 



IN PREPARATION 

The Bibliography of Lord Byron. 

The Bibliography of John Dryden. 

The Bibliography of John Gay. 

The Bibliography of Alexander Pope. 

The Bibliography of Matthew Prior. 

The Bibhography of Percy Bysshe Shelley. 



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