First Separate Printing, originally published in 1908 in 'A Set of Six'. Conrad’s brilliantly ironic tale about two officers in Napoleon’s Grand Army who, under a futile pretext, fought an on going series of duels throughout the Napoleonic Wars. Over decades, on every occasion they chanced to meet, they fought. Basis for the 1977 British film and the feature directorial debut of Ridley Scott. Very Good in Very Good dustjacket, some chipping at edges.