Almayer's Folly. A Story of an Eastern River.

London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1895.

Price: $2,500.00

About the item

First edition, first state, with type dropped in bottom two lines on p. 110. 1 vols. 8vo. Original olive green cloth, t.e.g., others uncut. Almost fine, in slipcase. Smith 1; Cagle A1a1.

Item #261497

Conrad’s first book, recording the experiences of Dutch trader Kaspar Almayer who travels to Borneo in search of a goldmine. Almayer's Folly establishes many of the interests and themes that would characterise his great novels of the early twentieth century, and must be considered an important precursor.