The Arrow of Gold. A Story Between Two Notes.
The Deep Sea edition. Inscribed by Conrad on the front free endpaper, “D. W. R. from J. C.”. The recipient, Douglas Whitehead Reed (1883–1930) qualified as a radiologist and surgeon in 1909. He was both senior surgeon at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital and St. George’s House, a nursing home in Canterbury. During the early 1920s he attended to the problems with Jessie Conrad’s leg. The Arrow of Gold was originally published in 1919. From the library of Conrad collector Stanley J. Seeger, with his bookplate on the verso of the front free endpaper.
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Octavo. Original blue limp morocco, titles and ship design to spine and upper cover gilt, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled. An excellent copy in the jacket with chips, closed tears, and splits along the folds and faded spine panel.