London: George Newnes. October 1917. First publication of Joseph Conrad's short story 'The Tale'. 24 x 17cm. pp. 62; 323 - 416. With 3 illustrations by C.M. Padday. In publisher's paper plain covers with blue Strand design and red 'Powerful Story by Joseph Conrad' to top, and 'The Fate of the Kaiser' to centre. Adverts to back cover. Pages a little browned and binding fragile, with slight staining and small tears to covers. Good overall, in a custom-made printed 'Strand' case. A facinating edition of the Strand from the First World War, including a short play "Blood and Iron", concerning the 'Grim and Terrible' fate of Kaiser Wilhelm II. Also including an article about round-the-world records, and war correspondent E. Ashmead-Bartlett's 'Some Famous Men I Have Met', which profiles characters such as deposed Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid, and the late King Edward VII. Item #44267
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