Publisher: London: Sands & Company, 1900.
Edition: First edition.
Condition: Binding a little worn and soiled; some light foxing; very good copy.
Book ID: 27466
Description8vo, original pictorial green cloth, gilt lettering, t.e.g.
CommentsConrad's story "An Outpost of Progress," which first appeared in Cosmopolis magazine in 1897 and was collected in Tales of Unrest (1898), is included here in an anthology published to raise funds for the besieged citizens of the town of Ladysmith, South Africa, a contribution Conrad make along with 15 other authors (F. Anstey, W.E. Norris, Edgar Fawcett and Eden Phillpotts among them) without fee. The profits from the book went to the Mayor of Ladysmith, a town which was under siege by the Boers and not freed until early 1900. This is Conrad's first appearance in an anthology, and it is one of his scarcest works of this kind.