[a fine copy] London: Methuen & Co., (1911). 32 pp ads dated Sept 1911. Original red cloth decorated in gilt.
First Edition, which consisted of 2,250 domestic copies (plus 750 colonial). This is a tale of Russian revolutionaries, centered about the character Razumov (whose name was Conrad's working title of the book). Harper, which published the American edition, declined to handle the serialization "because their magazine circulated in Russia and they feared it would cause a breach in their good relations with that country" [Cagle].
This copy has the ads dated September -- some are dated August, but the book was not actually published until 5 October so neither ad date is considered "primary."
This is a fine copy -- remarkably clean and unworn, with bright gilt and no fading on the spine. UNDER WESTERN EYES is rather scarce in this condition. Cagle A14a(1). Item #14436