Allan Quartermain by Sir Rider Haggard, New Impression, February 1940.
Published by Longmans, Green and Co., London. Dimensions : 190mm x 126mm x 24mm. Weight : 0.500kg net. Condition : Good.
The Romances of H. Rider Haggard. Allan Quartermain, being an account of his Further Adventures and Discoveries in company with Sir Henry Curtis, Bart., Commander John Good, R.N. and One Umslopogaas by Sir Rider Haggard, with 20 illustrations by Charles H.M. Kerr and a Portrait. Published by Longmans, Green and Co., London, New York, Toronto, Calcutta, Bombay, Madras, Chicago and Boston. New Impression February 1940. Printed in GB at The Ballantyne Press, Colchester, London and Eton.
Dimensions : 190mm x 126mm x 24mm. Weight : 0.500kg net.
12mo, 278 medium duty, light gloss, numbered pages. 20 black and white illustrations by C. H. M. Kerr engraved on wood by J. D. Cooper and a photograph of Arthur John Rider Haggard (Jock).
Condition/Notes : Good. DJ : Quite good. DJ front with wear to edges, small tear top lh corner, 28mm tear along edge lower rh corner, tear lower lh corner, dusting and light marking to face, yellow with black ink lettering and illustration. Back DJ is blank yellow with similar wear and general marking to face. DJ spine is sunned with black lettering, circlular hole where price mark punched out and 14mm x 8mm loss lower rh corner. DJ front fold good with list of Romances Uniform with this Volume 1-11. DJ back fold good with list of Novels Uniform with this Volume 1, 3 and 6. Printed in Great Britain lower edge. Front dark orange linen board with light wear to edges, some marking to lower edge. Back board similar. Spine with wear top and tail, black ink lettering. Front p/d blank with book seller's label attached lower rh corner " Dymock's Book Arcade Ltd., 426, George St., Sydney". e/p blank off-white with previous owner's name in pencil. pp with title; verso list of Romances and Novels by H. Rider Haggard. Frontispiece follows with portrait of Allan Quartermain from the picture in the possession of George Curtis, Esq., signed below "very sincerely from Allan Quartermain". Title page facing with full details; verso copyright page with full details. . Poem by A. Lang facing; verso dedication to my son Arthur John Rider Haggard dated 1887. Facing a photograph of my son who died 8th February 1891.Contents follows : Introduction, Chapters I to XXIV; verso List of Plates. Commences Introduction p1 and through to p278. Light gloss pages good with light usage and light toning to edges. Black and white drawing plates good and some sketches. Binding quite tight with light strain p90-91. Blank e/p with light pencil script top lh corner. Dusting to edges. A very good and quite scarce volume.
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