Twenty volume set. Limited reprint from 1980 (a reprint of the 20 vol. set published by Heinemann in 1921)--hand-numbered 29 (out of 780 printed thus). Deluxe binding, bound in blue Nigerian goatskin, gilt titles on spines, raised bands, clean unmarked text, all copies Fine. Printed at The Curwen Press in Plaistow, London on on one hundred percent rag paper mould made at St. Cuthbert's Mill, Wells, Somerset. This copy belonged to Matthew J. Bruccoli--we believe it was a gift from the Johnson Reprint Company, who Bruccoli had ties to. Matthew Joseph Bruccoli (1931-2008) was the foremost F. Scott Fitzgerald scholar and bibliographer of his time. Additionally, he wrote on, and edited critical editions of Hemingway, Hammett, Cozzens, Thomas Wolfe, John O'Hara, and Vladimir Nabokov. He studied bibliography under the tutelage of Fredson Bowers and worked with Jacob Blanck on the Bibliography of American Literature. He was responsible for the republication and rediscovery of dozens of forgotten American novels, and went on to be the editor and publisher of the 400+ volume Dictionary of Literary Biography, and was the chief editor of the University of Pittsburgh Press bibliography series. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Works of Joseph Conrad, 20 Vols
Publisher: Johnson Reprint Company / Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Publication Date: 1980
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First edition thus.
Book Description William Heinemann. 1921/1926/1927, 1921. Half titles. Uncut in orig. cream boards, cream cloth spines, Conrad's printed signature on front boards; two or three spines sl. browned. A nice set. Limitation leaf in vol. I signed by Conrad; this is number 703 of 780 sets; 750 for sale, 30 for presentation. Vols I-XVIII dated 1921, vol. XIX 1926, vol. XX 1927. Seller Inventory # 76122
Book Description William Heinemann. 1921/1926/1927, 1921. Half titles. Uncut in orig. cream boards, cream cloth spines, Conrad's printed signature on front boards; sl. rust marking to back board of vol. 5, sl. bump to near edge of front board, vol. 6. Bookplate of Cuthbert Headlam in all vols except vols 11, 12, 19 & 20. Overall a v.g. set. Limitation leaf in volume one signed by Conrad; this is number 658 of 780 sets; 750 are for sale, 30 for presentation. Volume 19 is dated 1926, volume 20, 1927. Seller Inventory # 62852