THE RESCUE: A ROMANCE OF THE SHALLOWS. Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1920. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-404 [405: colophon] [406-408: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], title page printed in red and black, original dark blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition, first printing with sheets gathered in eights. Published 21 May 1920, prior to Dent's published UK edition, which included Conrad's final corrections. The author began work on this in 1896 but was dissatisfied and set it aside for over twenty years; that core, heavily edited by the author, formed about half of the finished text. The last major work of fiction published by Conrad. Cagle A49a. Wise 55. Spine ends and corner tips rubbed, touch of foxing to endpapers, a bright, near fine copy. (#105452).