CHANCE. A Tale in two parts.
CONRAD. JOSEPH.; .
Methuen & Co. Ltd. London.,1913.
Spurrious First edition. Actually the fourth impression with a cancel title page, stating " First Published 1913" on verso, on the title page stub. 8vo. (7.8 x 5.4 inches). 8 page publishers advert dated Autumn 1913 at the rear. Light foxing throughout the pages otherwise a very good copy in a contemporary fine leather binding, by Broadbere of Southampton (and with their small binders label on the front pastedown), of full black morocco. Spine with raised bands, each with multiple wavy lines. Compartments double ruled, lettered, and elaborately decorated, all in gilt. Boards with decorative gilt tooled panel within a decorative border, again, all in gilt. Marbled endpapers. Gilt inner dentelles. A beautifully bound copy of this edition, the less common 1913 Cancel title page issue. Copies with the true 1913 integral title are rare, it is thought that only about fifty survived, and most early copies were issued with cancel title pages dated 1914 - when the book was finally published.:.