ALLAN'S WIFE AND OTHER TALES. Haggard, Rider.

ALLAN'S WIFE AND OTHER TALES. London: Spencer Blackett, 1889. Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8 [9] 10 [11-13] 14-331 [332: blank] [333: ads] [334: blank] [335: printer's imprint] [336: blank] + 32-page publisher's catalogue dated "September, 1889" inserted at rear, illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen and Charles Kerr, original brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and black, rear panel stamped in black, maroon coated endpapers. First edition. Collects four Allan Quatermain tales, the title story first published here. Reginald 06522 errs in assigning publication date of 1887 to the Munro piracy, no separate printings of "Allan's Wife" were issued prior to late November 1889. ALLAN'S WIFE AND OTHER TALES was the second book by Haggard published by Blackett (the other was MR. MEESON'S WILL) as part the arranged settlement to release Haggard's obligation to J. & R. Maxwell, Blackett's predecessor. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 725. Bleiler (1948), p. 136. Reginald 06523. Sadleir 1080. Wolff 2840. Scott 14. Whatmore F11. Cloth light rubbed along portions of lower edges, mild hairline cracks along inner hinges which are still holding tight, a very good, bright copy. A better than average copy of this book. (#152657).

Price: $400.00

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