"There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea..."
FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL CLOTH of Conrad's masterpiece; one of only 2100 copies printed.
"There can be little doubt that Conrad's fame as a novelist rests chiefly upon Lord Jim. And perhaps the main reason for this is that it raises a fierce moral issue in a very definite form and carries it through on a high level of creative intensity" (Richard Curle).
Provenance: From the library of Nancy Reynolds Bagley, the daughter of R.J. Reynolds, and her husband, Henry Walker Bagley, with their bookplate on the front pastedown.
Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1900. Octavo, original green cloth. Binding slightly cocked; cloth clean with only light toning to spine and a little rubbing at joints. Browning to endpapers (as usual), a few spots of scattered foxing, but text generally very clean. An exceptionally nice copy of a difficult book to find in collectible condition.
Price: $4,200 .