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1904. A Novel. Illustrated by Charles R. Macauley. New York: McClure, Phillips & Co., 1904. 8 pp undated ads. Original blue cloth decorated in grey. First American (and first illustrated) Edition of this the second collaboration between Conrad and Hueffer. This is a bright copy, fine externally; the first few leaves are creased, and the front endpaper has a little edge-damage and is browned from the presence of a 1976 receipt for this book. Cagle A9b. Provenance: the front endpaper bears, in addition to a May 1904 gift inscription, the penciled signature of Conrad bibliographer Walter E. Smith.
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