London: privately printed [by Strangeways, Printers], 1925. Limited Edition. Quarter-Cloth. With a preface by Jessie Conrad. One of only 100 copies signed by Curle, this copy being no. 37. Slim demy 8vo (241 x 237mm): ,41,, with frontispiece facsimile Conrad letter inserted. Original taupe cloth over beige buckram, top edge gilt, fore- and bottom edges rough-trimmed, paper spine label. A beautifully preserved copy, spine label worn with abrasion but legible, touch of light spotting to first few leaves, else square and tightly bound and clean throughout. Ehrsam, p. 291. Near Fine+. Item #BB1843
Richard Curle (1883–1968), Scottish author and bibliophile, corresponded frequently with Conrad and acted as his assistant during the novelist's later years. After Conrad's death, Curle published a heavily modified version of Conrad's diaries describing his experiences in Congo. and served as one of Conrad's literary executors. Conrad had dedicated his novel The Arrow of Gold to Curle. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).