Under Western Eyes.
Second edition, published in the same month as the first. Presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper, “To A. & W. Rothenstein, affectionately from Joseph Conrad, 1911”. With the recipient’s bookplate on the front free endpaper. Rothenstein, an artist, was a friend and staunch supporter of Conrad, often loaning him money in light of his “chronic prodigality” (ODNB). The A in the dedication refers to Rothenstein’s wife, Alice. Provenance: from the library of Conrad collector Stanley J. Seeger, with his bookplate.
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Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt. Spine faded, cloth lightly rubbed at extremities, endpapers toned, spotting to edges of text block and scattered through contents. A very good copy.