Tales of Hearsay.
by CONRAD, Joseph
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LONDON, United Kingdom
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T. Fisher Unwin, London., 1925. First edition. Preface by R.B. Cunninghame Graham. Octavo. 288 pages. Four stories, posthumously published. From the library of noted Conrad collector Stanley J. Seeger with his small bookplate on front pastedown.Prelims and edges a little spotted. Free endpapers partially and lightly tanned. Very good indeed in very good pictorial dustwrapper with several short closed tears one of them at the head of the spine which is also creased. Preserved in a custom-made green buckram slipcase, lettered in gilt on the spine, and with an inner folding sleeve.
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