KING SOLOMON'S WIVES; OR, THE PHANTOM MINES. By Hyder Ragged [pseudonym]. London: Vizetelly & Co., 1887. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii  10-11  13-125 [126: blank] [127-128: ads], ads on paste-downs and both sides of free endpapers printed on light blue paper, inserted folding map, numerous illustrations in the text, several signed "L.S.," pictorial white wrappers printed in black and red. First edition. This edition was issued in paperbound format only. "This parody on 'King Solomon's Mines' was for many years attributed to Andrew Lang. In 1921, however, writing to the SKETCH in August concerning a caricature of Haggard by 'Maat' which had appeared in its issue for Aug. 3, Ernest Vizetelly gave the name of the author of 'King Solomon's Wives' as Sir Henry Chartres Biron who wrote it when he was a young barrister." - Scott. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 244 (attributing to John de Morgan). Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 180. Reginald 04118. Scott 627. Whatmore PL11. Topp, Victorian Yellowbacks & Paperbacks, 1849-1905, VII, p. 382. Spine lean, red background ink rubbed, the lower 45 mm of the spine panel is missing, a very good copy with fine interior. A rare book seldom found in it's original paper binding. (#171263).
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