May 14, 2019 - Sale 2508

Sale 2508 - Lot 67

Price Realized: $ 938
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CONRAD, JOSEPH. The Secret Agent. Drama in Four Acts. 4to, publisher's white laid wrappers printed in black; lacks grey paper box, tiny tear to bottom corner of rear wrapper, else fine. Canterbury: Printed for the Author by H. J. Goulden, Ltd., 1921

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first edition of conrad's own adaptation for the stage of the novel published in 1907. one of 52 (or 53) copies. This edition in wrappers was followed in 1923 by an edition of 1000 in boards. The production, performed in London in the fall of 1922, was not a success. Conrad wrote of the critics: 'I was amused by their touching anonymity in damning the play. It was like a chorus of parrots.' A fine copy of a scarce and fragile Conrad publication. Keating 77, Cagle A54a.