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Notes on Life and Letters by  Joseph Conrad - Hardcover - First published edition, third issue - 1921 - from James Cummins Bookseller and Biblio.com

Notes on Life and Letters

by Conrad, Joseph

Condition: A fine copy in blindstamped green cloth, spine gilt. With a very good dustjacket, just some minor chipping. Housed in a red quar


London: J.M. Dent, 1921. First published edition, third issue. xii, 354 pp. 8vo. A fine copy in blindstamped green cloth, spine gilt. With a very good dustjacket, just some minor chipping. Housed in a red quarter calf clamshell box. First published edition, third issue. xii, 354 pp. 8vo. Preceded by the extrememly rare Methuen edition, this third issue has "Sea" corrected in the table of contents. Cagle A51a(2) notes; Keating 140; Wise 59


The twenty-six essays collected in Notes on Life and Letters offer a kaleidoscopic view of Joseph Conrad's literary views and interest in the events of his day, including the Titanic disaster, First World War, and the re-emergence of his native Poland as a nation state. The introduction gives the history of the gathering of these diverse pieces into a single volume, traces the book's reception, and offers new perspectives on its relationship to Conrad's other writings.


  • Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 303713
  • Title: Notes on Life and Letters
  • Author: Conrad, Joseph
  • Format/binding:Xii, 354 pp. 8vo
  • Book condition: A fine copy in blindstamped green cloth, spine gilt. With a very good dustjacket, just some minor chipping. Housed in a red quar
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First published edition, third issue
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: J.M. Dent
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1921
  • Keywords: British
  • Bookseller catalogs: Literature;


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