Date Published: 1918 to 
Binding: No binding
Joseph Conrad and "The book "NOSTROMO" was first published in 1904 after nearly three years of intensive writing inspired by actual events occurring a quarter of a century earlier. Perhaps had the original events which stimulated Conrad to write his monumental tome been related in a more linear manner told in a straightforward chronological manner, Nostromo might be as widely read as Heart of Darkness. Instead, Conrad was his most ambitious literary mode during the long compositional process and the novel is structured in a manner that requires some hard work by the reader merely to figure out where they are in the timeline of the story." Quoted from the Grade Saver website.
A second UK English edition of this book was published in 1918 which is the focus of this collection.
This NOSTROMO collection consists of 4 items dating from 1918 to c1926, specifically, 1 Joseph Conrad Autographed Letter Signed, 1 Book, NOSTROMO, 1918 and The Silver Treasure 1 Movie Lobby Poster & 1 Sepia Movie Photo based on the NOSTROMO book.
1) Joseph Conrad Autographed Letter Signed (ALS):
• 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm) Conrad to publisher John Malaby (J.M.) Dent, C.1914 on Capel House, Orlestone, Nr. Ashford stationary. Capel House was Conrad's home from 1910-1919 referencing his book NOSTROMO and his disappointment at its initial reviews. The letter is undated and probably circa 1918 given the 2nd UK edition book NOSTROMO was published in 1818. Provenance from Auction House: Office and Estate of John Malaby Dent, London Offices of J.M. Dent Publishers, Toronto. Then by descent through the family.
Transcription of letter: Wednesday Dear Mr. Dent, I had no doubt you would do everything in your power for NOSTROMO. I wanted the text of this edition to be my final text, eventually to be followed in the limited standard edition which is yet in the womb of time.
You will find here my preface or note. I considered it carefully so as not to say too much and yet to enhance the sense of reality. You'll see for yourself. It's by far the longest, but then NOSTROMO is my biggest creative effort and, besides, that book (where it was reviewed) was not understood at the time. I am telling you this, but please do not quote me publicly. I do not think the other book can possibly matter from the "publication" point of view. If its atmosphere is similar then it is true. There certainly I knew what I was doing. Always faithfully yours, Joseph Conrad
p37 want or they had a proof of Note
2) Book, NOSTROMO:
Second UK English edition, first issue of this edition 1918; NOSTROMO A Tale of the Seaboard. London. J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1918. 4-1/4 x 7-3/8 inches. No DJ. A new seven-page "Author's Note" added by Joseph Conrad in 1917 . Octavo, olive cloth stamped in black and gold, pp. xvi, 492, 3pp. publisher's advertisements at end. Page 139 with tear at top edge, slight tanning on front and rear flyleaves, otherwise, very good condition. First UK edition was published in London and New York, by Harper and Brothers, in 1904. ln his preface Conrad discusses his sources for NOSTROMO, and specifically those for the character of Nostromo himself. The first printing of the second English edition of NOSTROMO consisted of 1,500 copies. Subsequent printings: A second printing of 1,100 copies was ordered and received 14 April 1919 and bound between 22 March 1919 and 1 July 1920. The third printing, 1,630 copies, was received 30 June 1921 and bound between 23 July 1921 and 14 August 1924. Both reprints are so designated on their title page versos.
The Silver Treasure 1 Movie Lobby Poster & 1 Sepia Movie Photo:
This movie is considered a "lost" 1926 silent film action drama directed by Rowland V. Lee and starring George O'Brien. It is based on the novel NOSTROMO by Joseph Conrad. It was produced and distributed by the Fox Film Corporation .
3) Movie Lobby Poster - Original Hand-Colored Studio Lobby Card for THE SILVER TREASURE.
[Conrad, Joseph]: Lee, Robert N. [screenwriter]: [Los Angeles: Fox Film Corp. 1926]. Vintage hand-colored original studio lobby card, 11 x 14". Display pinpricks in margins, minute stain in center of image, minor marginal dustspots, otherwise very good and bright. A choice example of the lobby cards promoting this screen adaptation of Conrad's novel NOSTROMO, starring George O'Brien, Jack Rollens, Helena D'Algy, Hedda Hopper, et al. It was only the third adaptation of a Conrad property to film, and was directed by Rowland V. Lee, and produced by William Fox. Adaptations of VICTORY and LORD JIM preceded, in 1919 and 1925 respectively.
4) Sepia Movie Photo - The Silver Treasure 1926 8x10 inch black & white movie photo #131, Size: 8x10" glossy sepia original studio issued movie still. Year: 1926 Condition: very good or better Notable Flaws: 4 pinholes
Collection on consignment with LDRB.