The Children of the Sea; a Tale of the Forecastle

Conrad, Joseph

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The American edition, preceding the British, of THE NIGGER OF THE NARCISSUS. Bound in plain dark green cloth stamped in gilt. Four reviews on verso of half-title by A T Quiller-Couch, James Payn, Stephen Crane, and George W Smalley. Title page printed only in black, with the date only on the copyright page; p. 58 without header or page number. A sharp, tightly-bound copy. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: The Children of the Sea; a Tale of the ...
Publisher: New York: Dodd, Mead
Publication Date: 1897
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Book Description Dodd, Mead and Company nd, New York. 217 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Reprint of the First American Edition of Nigger of the Narcissus, preceding the English edition. 217 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Published on November 30, 1897 in an edition of 1,000 copies. The English edition, with the title Nigger of the Narcissus, appeared on December 2, 1897, in an edition of 1,500 copies. Smith 3 Original blue grey pictorial cloth. Very good at least Reprint of the First American Edition of Nigger of the Narcissus, preceding the English edition. Seller Inventory # 261681

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