The Nature of a Crime. Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Hueffer.

The Nature of a Crime

London: Duckworth & Co., 1924. First U.K. Edition, First Printing. Small 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches; 190 x 128 mm), 119, [1] pages, in publisher's red cloth, titles to spine, in an unclipped dust jacket. The final collaboration between Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Hueffer (later Ford Madox Ford). The book features a series of love letters to a married woman. In the letters, the unnamed narrator confesses to misusing a client's funds and announces his plans to kill himself. But in the final letter [SPOILER ALERT] he discovers a way to save himself. The book was written in 1906 but not published until 1924, the year of Conrad's death. Item #2092

CONDITION: Fading to board extremities, offsetting to the end papers, foxing to fore edge. The unclipped dust jacket has a few small chips and nicks as well as some darkening and staining to the spine. Overall, Very Good.

Price: $100.00

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