1965. Item #A6512
Conrad, Joseph; ed. David R. Smith. Conrad's Manifesto: Preface to a Career. The History of the Preface to The Nigger of the "Narcissus." Northampton, MA: Gehenna Press for the Rosenbach Foundation, 1966. 82p + original wood-engraved frontispiece portrait of Conrad by Leonard Baskin. Fine hardcover (marbled boards) within board chemise and slipcase (light inevitable rubbing to edges, from snug fit in slipcase). The facsimile plates were made by the Meriden Gravure Company. Title page and colophon printed in red; two woodcuts by Baskin printed in red on colophon page. Beautifully printed in letterpress at the Gehenna Press by Harold McGrath. Deckle edges. No. 329 of 1100 copies. ** Contains foreword by Smith, two prefaces by Conrad, facsimiles and transcriptions of the preface manuscripts, and "Conrad's Manifesto: Preface to a Career" by Smith. A good gift for your favorite fine press collector.