ALLAN QUATERMAIN: BEING AN ACCOUNT OF HIS FURTHER ADVENTURES AND DISCOVERIES IN COMPANY WITH SIR HENRY CURTIS, BART., COMMANDER JOHN GOOD, R.N. AND ONE UMSLOPOGAAS. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1887. Octavo, pp. [1-8]  2-278  [280: ad] [note: Both Scott and Whatmore count the frontispiece as part of their collation of preliminary leaves, but it is a tip-in and not an integral part of gathering (A)], twenty inserted plates with illustrations by C. H. M. Kerr, other illustrations in text, original decorated gray cloth over bevel-edged boards, front and spine panels stamped in gold, brown and pale blue ship and swan patterned endpapers. First edition. 20,000 copies printed. "The lost-race novel par excellence, setting up many of the motifs and fictional patterns that became an integral part of the subgenre ... As fiction, one of Haggard's more successful works ... Historically, of course, it is one of the most important nineteenth-century works of popular fiction." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 973. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-86; (1981) 1-87; (1987) 1-44; and (1995) 1-44. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 377. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 101. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature, pp. 22-5. Teitler and Locke, By the World Forgot (2013) 542. Bleiler (1978), p. 89. Reginald 06520. Scott 7. Whatmore F6. Mild wear at spine ends and corner tips, faint damp stain on rear cover, a bright, tight, very good copy. This book is uncommon in nice condition. (#170880).
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