Under Western Eyes.
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. Under Western Eyes was originally published in 1911. 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. An excellent copy in the price-clipped dust jacket with a chip from the head of the spine panel affecting the spine titles and a smaller one form the tail.