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An Outcast of the Islands - Joseph Conrad

1896 - T. Fisher Unwin, London - First Edition, first issue
A fine first edition, first issue of Conrad's second novel. Rare in such fine condition, bright gilt to spine, without foxing to page edges, water marks to cloth or restoration.

“A tale of intrigue set on the Island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Peter Willems, a clerk in Macassar, granted a "second chance" at a remote river trading post, falls ever more hopelessly into traps set by himself and others. A parable of human frailty, with love and death the major players, this is a story of a man unable to understand others and fated never to possess his own soul.

I know the white man...in many lands have I seen them, always the slaves of their desires ...” 
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Price HK$ 14,800



The Works of Joseph Conrad in 20 Volumes - Joseph Conrad

1925 - John Grant, Edinburgh
A finely bound twenty volume set of Conrad’s works. Illustrated with a frontispiece photogravure to each volume, and facsimile signatures of the author printed to first and final leaves. Each work preceded by the ‘Author’s Notes’.

Comprising: Lord Jim, Youth (which includes Heart of Darkness), The Secret Agent, Typhoon, Almayer’s Folly, The Arrow of Gold, The Nigger of the “Narcissus”, Victory, Nostromo, The Rover, Under Western Eyes, ‘Twixt Land and Sea, A Set of Six, A Personal Record, The Rescue, Within the Tides, Tales of Unrest, An Outcast of The Islands, The Shadow Line, The Mirror of The Sea, The Inheritors, Chance, Notes on Life and Letters, and Romance.
 
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Price HK$ 38,000



1988 - Jonathan Cape, London - First Edition
"A BOOK?! WHAT D'YOU WANNA FLAMING BOOK FOR?... WE'VE GOT A LOVELY TELLY WITH A 12-INCH SCREEN AND NOW YA WANNA BOOK!"

Well....

"She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village."

First edition of this wonderful book to encourage you to read more wonderful books. With illustrations by Quentin Blake.
 
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Price HK$ 5,500