KING SOLOMON'S MINES. London, Paris, New York & Melbourne: Cassell & Company, Limited, 1885. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [i-v] vi [7] 8-320 + [16]-page publisher's catalogue dated "5G.8.85" inserted at rear, folding color frontispiece inserted before title leaf, one map in text, original pictorial red cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in black and gold, rear panel has floral design stamped in black, yellow coated endpapers. First edition, first printing, first issue. Published 30 September 1885 in an edition of 2000 copies of which this is one of the first 1000 copies comprising the first issue with publisher's catalogue at rear dated "5G.8.85." Haggard's fourth book and third novel, the first of the Allan Quatermain series. Perhaps the quintessential adventure novel published in the English language. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-87; (1981) 1-88; (1987) 1-45; and (1995) 1-45. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-73. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 382. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature I, pp. 22-5. Bleiler (1978), p. 90. Reginald 06543. Wolff 2863a. Scott 4. Whatmore F3. Re-cased with new endpapers closely approximating the originals, cloth recolored. A nicely restored copy that presents well. In custom cloth clamshell box. (#147509).

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