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ALMAYER'S FOLLY by  Joseph Conrad - First Edition - 1895 - from Sumner & Stillman and Biblio.com

ALMAYER'S FOLLY

by Conrad, Joseph

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1895. A Story of an Eastern River. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1895. Original dark olive green cloth. First Edition of Joseph Conrad's first book, an edition believed to have consisted of 1000-1250 copies. Conrad, after meeting the real "Olmeijer" in East Borneo in 1887, gradually produced the manuscript of this book over the six years 1889-1895. He submitted it to Unwin for consideration in their "Pseudonym Library", using the pseudonym "Kamudi" (Malayan for "rudder") -- enclosing the return postage, so sure was he of its rejection. However, Unwin's reader Edward Garnett saw the manuscript's promise and accepted it for non-pseudonymous publication. This copy is in the first state (as are most copies), with the letters missing from the last two lines of page 110. Condition is very good-plus, perhaps near-fine: there is a touch of wear at the spine ends, but the original endpapers remain intact, there is very little of the usual foxing, and the spine gilt remains bright. Cagle A1a.1.


The well-known shrill voice startled Almayer from his dream of splendid future into the unpleasant realities of the present hour. An unpleasant voice too. He had heard it for many years, and with every year he liked it less. No matter; there would be an end to all this soon. 770 Bonus for Online Casino and poker games




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