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CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS. A Story of the Grand Banks

by Kipling, Rudyard

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Published
1897
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1897. New York: The Century Co., 1897. Original light green cloth decorated in black, orange and gilt. First Edition, which according to the recent Richards bibliography preceded the London edition by about a month. This is Kipling's great novel about the cod fishing fleet of Gloucester Massachusetts, written while the newlywed Kiplings lived in Vermont. Kipling freely acknowledged… Read more
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ABAFT THE FUNNEL

by Kipling, Rudyard

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Published
1909
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1909. New York: B.W. Dodge & Company, 1909. Original blue cloth pictorially decorated in black and lettered in gilt, with dust jacket. First Edition, first binding state, with the quite-uncommon dust jacket. The enterprising publisher Dodge gleaned these pieces from Indian periodicals (most of them dating from 1889), and put together this collection without Kipling's knowledge or permission.… Read more
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TOM CRINGLE'S LOG. In Two Volumes

by [Scott, Michael]

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Published
1833
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1833. Edinburgh: William Blackwood / London: T. Cadell, 1833. Original dark green cloth stamped in gilt on the spines. First Edition of Michael Scott's first book (of only two). Born and raised near Glasgow, at age 17 (in 1806) Scott went to try his fortunes in Jamaica. After marrying the daughter of a Scottish merchant in 1818, he… Read more
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THE SEA LADY

by Wells, H.G.

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Published
1902
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1902. Baumer, Lewis. Illustrated. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1902. 12 pp undated ads. Original light olive-green cloth decorated in black, lighter green and gilt. First American (and first illustrated) Edition of this fantasy tale about a sensuous mermaid who comes ashore, and the man who must choose between her and his "conventional" fiancée -- a general idea… Read more
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THE MIRROR OF THE SEA. Memories and Impressions

by Conrad, Joseph

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Published
1906
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1906. London: Methuen & Co., (1906). 40 pp ads dated October 1906. Original green cloth with spine decorated in gilt. First Edition of Conrad's first volume of nonfiction, a rambling discourse about life on the sea. Though originally planned as a collection of sketches, during preparation for publication Conrad converted it into a continuous book. … Read more
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1876. [a handsome set] [Together, three volumes.] Translated from the French by W.H.G. Kingston. Second Edition. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1876. 3 pp undated ads in Part III. Original green cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt. First English Edition, second impression, of all three volumes that were sold separately but which… Read more
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CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS

by Kipling, Rudyard

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Published
1897
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1897. A Story of the Grand Banks. With Illustrations by I.W. Taber. London: Macmillan and Co., 1897. 2 pp undated ads. Original blue cloth pictorially decorated in gilt, all page edges gilt. First English Edition, published about a month after the American. This is Kipling's great novel about the cod fishing fleet of Gloucester Massachusetts,… Read more
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THE ROVER [1/377 signed copies]

by Conrad, Joseph

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Published
1923
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1923. [1/377 copies signed] Garden City NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1923. Original white parchment over blue boards, with both the tissue dust jacket and the blue-grey paper printed dust jacket. First Edition, limited to 377 copies numbered and signed by Conrad -- this being copy #70 (there was no English limited edition). The American trade edition… Read more
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VICTORY. An Island Tale

by Conrad, Joseph

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Published
1915
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1915. Garden City NY: Doubleday, Page & Company 1915. Original navy blue cloth decorated in gilt. First Edition (published six months before the London edition) of Conrad's sad tale of Axel Heyst and the evil (for which read "Germanic") Schomberg. Due to the six-month delay of Methuen's edition, with the Great War raging, Conrad added to that… Read more
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THE CHILDREN OF THE SEA [C. W. Stoddard copy]

by Conrad, Joseph

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Published
1897
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NZ$1,286.69

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1897. A Tale of the Forecastle. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1897. Original pictorial light blue-grey mottled cloth. First Edition, first issue, of the tale subsequently published as THE NIGGER OF THE "NARCISSUS." Conrad wrote this story with the "Nigger" title, but consented to change the title for the American edition (which preceded the English); … Read more
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THE MIRROR OF THE SEA

by Conrad, Joseph

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Published
1906
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1906. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1906. Original blue cloth pictorially decorated in yellow, grey and brown. First (American) Edition, published on the same day as the London one. This was Conrad's first volume of autobiographical non-fiction. This copy is in Cagle's binding "a," with the smaller (17x11mm) anchor-and-rope device on the front cover --… Read more
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TYPHOON and Other Stories

by Conrad, Joseph

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Published
1903
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1903. London: William Heinemann, 1903. 2 pp preliminary ads + 32 pp terminal ads, undated. Original dark grey cloth with front-cover life preserver in gilt. First Edition, first (i.e. non-Colonial) issue, limited to 1,500 copies. In addition to the title tale, the "other stories" are "Amy Foster," "Falk" and "To-morrow" ("Falk" is the tale that centers… Read more
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TWIXT LAND & SEA. Tales

by Conrad, Joseph

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Published
1912
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1912. A Smile of Fortune | The Secret Sharer | Freya of the Seven Isles. London: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1912. Original olive green cloth. First Edition, second binding state (of three). This collection of three tales is known primarily for the middle one, "The Secret Sharer" -- Conrad's best-known short story excepting "Heart of… Read more
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'TWIXT LAND AND SEA

by Conrad, Joseph

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Published
1912
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1912. [in (original?) glassine] Hodder & Stoughton / New York / George H. Doran Company, n.d. [1912]. Original red cloth. First American Edition of this three-tale collection best known for "The Secret Sharer" -- Conrad's most famous short story other than "Heart of Darkness." This was Doran's first and only printing of this book (these were relatively… Read more
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TALES OF HEARSAY

by Conrad, Joseph

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Published
1925
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1925. With a Preface by R.B. Cunninghame Graham. Garden City NY: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1925. Original blue cloth, with dust jacket. First Edition (American -- published on the same day as the English edition). This posthumous collection of four tales, published the year after Conrad died, includes "The Tale," considered to be one of his… Read more
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THE ROVER

by Conrad, Joseph

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Published
1923
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1923. London: T. Fisher Unwin, (1923). Original dark green cloth, with dust jacket. First English Edition, published two days after the American trade edition. In December [1921], Conrad began The Rover as a short story. It was clearly an outgrowth of his stay in Corsica... [which] triggered a whole series of memories and reminiscences about a "seaman's… Read more
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THE MIRROR OF THE SEA [inscribed by Conrad]

by Conrad, Joseph

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Published
1906
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1906. [inscribed by Conrad] New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1906. Original blue cloth pictorially decorated in yellow, grey and brown. First (American) Edition, published on the same day as the London one. This was Conrad's first volume of autobiographical non-fiction. This copy is in Cagle's binding "a," with the smaller (17x11mm) anchor-and-rope device on… Read more
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THE TURTLES OF TASMAN

by London, Jack

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Published
1916
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1916. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1916. 5 pp undated ads. Original mauve cloth pictorially decorated in black and orange. First Edition, which consisted of 5914 copies -- far fewer than many of London's earlier works. Jack spent most of 1915 and early 1916 on two extended trips to Hawaii, and the eight tales of this… Read more
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AN OUTCAST OF THE ISLANDS

by Conrad, Joseph

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Published
1896
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1896. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1896. 10 pp undated ads. Original green cloth decorated in red and black. First American Edition of Conrad's second book, issued as #198 in Appleton's "Town and Country Library." Books in the "Town and Country Library" were issued in three formats: this standard one in cloth (priced at… Read more
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ROMANCE

by Conrad, Joseph & Hueffer, Ford M.

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Published
1904
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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… Read more
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