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CONRAD, Joseph.

Youth: A Narrative and Two Other Stories

[Heart of Darkness and The End of the Tether].

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Edinburgh & London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1902

Inscribed by Joseph Conrad to the writer, critic & editor W.E. Henley 'To W.E. Henley from J. Conrad with respect, gratitude and affection 20th Nov. 1902'.

W.E. Henley (1849-1903) was a prolific literary figure in the 19th & early 20th century, editing many significant periodicals during this period and garnering some personal authorial fame for his poem 'Invictus' (1875). A vigourous & passionate intellectual, Henley was in many ways instrumental in the success of his friend Robert Louis Stevenson, famously also serving in part as the inspiration and model for Stevenson's 'Long John Silver' in Treasure Island (Henley had suffered having one of his legs amputated a few inches below the knee in his youth, an operation that indirectly led to him meeting RLS).

Less well known, but equally significant in the context of British literature, is the importance of Henley's relationship to Joseph Conrad, as testified to by the affectionate

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First edition, first impression, first issue (advertisements at rear dated 10/02), signed presentation copy from the author; 8vo; bookplate on front pastedown and verso of front free endpaper, 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end; publisher's pale green cloth, blocked in black to upper cover, spine stamped in gilt and black, a little bumping, slight rolling to spine, overall very good.


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Stock ID:102502

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