An Outcast of the Islands. Joseph Conrad.
An Outcast of the Islands

Conrad’s Second Book: Galsworthy Copy

An Outcast of the Islands.

London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1896.

First edition. Title-page printed in red and black. [viii], 391, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Conrad’s Second Book: Galsworthy Copy. Publisher's dark green cloth, t.e.g. Near fine copy. Cagle A2a; Smith 2; Wise 2; Ehrsam p. 293. Provenance: John Galsworthy Sotheby’s 26 April 1979 (works from the library of John Galsworthy); S.J. Seeger (Sotheby’s 10 July 2013, lot 9). Item #312209

Superb association copy of Conrad’s second book, inscribed by Conrad on the flyleaf: “From the Author”

A formal and understated inscription from Conrad to novelist John Galsworthy, early in their friendship. Conrad and Galsworthy had met in 1893, on board the Torrens, whilst Conrad still followed the sea. Galsworthy was fascinated, and they remained lifelong friends. Conrad dedicated Nostromo (1904) to Galsworthy, and in 1906, Conrad named his younger son John in honor of his friend.

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