UNDER WESTERN EYES. A Novel.
New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1911. Original dark blue cloth.
First American Edition of this tale of revolutionaries in czarist Russia, centered about the double-agent Razumov. Harper 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 is in dark blue cloth, which is the only color mentioned by Cagle or Supino; however, we have also seen this book bound in a much brighter blue cloth. Although half of this edition's 4,000 copies sold in the first year, the rest sold slowly through 1917: we would surmise that the cloth color variance was due to copies being bound up over so many years. This is a near-fine copy (scarcely any wear, but as usual the spine lettering is a bit dulled). Supino A14.8.0; Cagle A14c. Item #15145