1959 Limited Book bound by Bayntun - Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad. First illustrated Edition by Lynd Ward.
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Author: Joseph CONRAD. (Lynd Ward, illustrator).
Title: Lord Jim. A Tale. With an introduction by Nicholas Monsarrat and with color lithographs by Lynd Ward.
Publisher: New York: Printed for the Limited Editions Club, 1959. First illustrated edition by Lynd Ward. This copy is #95 of a limited edition of 1,500 numbered copies, signed by Lynd Ward, the illustrator.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 9 " X 7 ".
Pages: x-407 pages.
Binding: Attractive and near fine half leather binding by Bayntun-Riviere bindery, finely bound in navy blue morocco leather with cloth on boards (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt. A very beautiful binding!
Content: Near fine content (bright, tight, and clean - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the wonderful lithographs by Lynd Ward.
The book: Rare and Attractive First illustrated edition by Lynd Ward of Lord Jim in a beautiful Bayntun-Riviere binding! -- Lord Jim is a novel by Joseph Conrad originally published as a serial in Blackwood's Magazine from October 1899 to November 1900. An early and primary event in the story is the abandonment of a passenger ship in distress by its crew, including a young British seaman named Jim. He is publicly censured for this action and the novel follows his later attempts at coming to terms with himself and his past and seeking redemption and acceptance. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Lord Jim 85th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.
The illustrator: Lynd Kendall Ward (June 26, 1905 – June 28, 1985) was an American artist and novelist, known for his series of wordless novels using wood engraving, and his illustrations for juvenile and adult books. His wordless novels have influenced the development of the graphic novel. Strongly associated with his wood engravings, he also worked in watercolor, oil, brush and ink, lithography and mezzotint.
The author: Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, 3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924) was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. Though he did not speak English fluently until his twenties, he came to be regarded as a master prose stylist who brought a non-English sensibility into English literature. Conrad wrote stories and novels, many with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of what he saw as an impassive, inscrutable universe.
The binder: George Bayntun was born in 1873 in Bath, England. After an apprenticeship, he began his own bookbinding business in Bath in 1894, binding books by hand with great craftsmanship. Although many binders were using machines in their process, Bayntun refused to use modern techniques.
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