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Joseph Conrad: Life and Letters. by  G. [Joseph Conrad] Jean-Aubry - Signed First Edition - 1927 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 130907)

Joseph Conrad: Life and Letters.

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Joseph Conrad: Life and Letters.

by Jean-Aubry, G. [Joseph Conrad]

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Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Co, 1927. Signed limited edition of Jean-Aubry's intimate biography of famed author. Octavo, bound in three quarter morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, top edge gilt, tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Conrad to each volume. One of one thousand numbered sets signed by Conrad on the limitation page, this is number 150. In very good condition. Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. He joined the British merchant marine in 1878, and was granted British nationality in 1886. Though he did not speak English fluently until he was in his twenties, he was a master prose stylist who brought a non-English sensibility into English literature. Conrad is considered an early modernist, though his works still contain elements of 19th-century realism. "His narrative style and anti-heroic characters have influenced many authors, including T. S. Eliot, William Faulkner, Graham Greene, and Salman Rushdie" (John Stape, The Many Lives of Joseph Conrad).

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Bookseller
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
130907
Title
Joseph Conrad: Life and Letters.
Author
Jean-Aubry, G. [Joseph Conrad]
Book condition
Used
Publisher
Doubleday, Page & Co
Place of Publication
Garden City
Date Published
1927
Keywords
Joseph COnrad First Edition Signed, Joseph Conrad: Life and Letters First Edition Signed
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Biography and Autobiography;

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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing... [More]
top edge gilt
Top edge gilt refers to the practice of applying gold or a gold-like finish to the top of the text block (the edges the pages... [More]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [More]
morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also... [More]

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