CLEOPATRA: BEING AN ACCOUNT OF THE FALL AND VENGEANCE OF HARMACHIS, THE ROYAL EGYPTIAN, AS SET FORTH BY HIS OWN HAND. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1889. Small octavo, pp. [i-v] vi-vii [viii-ix] x-xiii [xiv-xv] xvi  2-300 [301-304: ads], 29 inserted plates with illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen and R. Caton Woodville, original buff wrappers printed in black. First authorized U.S. edition. Issued as "Harper's Franklin Square Library," Number 649 (June 1889). The Harper edition (issued simultaneously in cloth and boards and in paper wrappers) was possibly preceded by paperbound piracies issued by Rand, McNally & Company (Globe Library number 101 dated 26 May 1889) and George Munro (Seaside Library number 315 dated 18 June 1889). The Harper, Rand, McNally, and Munro editions may have preceded the British edition published by Longmans, Green, and Co. 24 June 1889. Historical fantasy. Bleiler (1978), p. 90. Reginald 06532. Early owner's name and address rubber-stamped on the front cover. Shallow loss at spine ends, cover edges lightly worn, some dust soiling, a very good copy. A nice copy of a very scarce book. (#165944).
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