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    First Edition of H. Rider Haggard's Greatest Work

    H. Rider Haggard. King Solomon's Mines. London: Cassell & Company, 1885.

    First edition, first issue with textual misprints: page 10, "Bamamgwato"; page 122, 3rd line up, "let twins to live"; page 307 footnote, last line, "Wrod." Octavo. 320 pages. Catalog 5G.8.85 at rear. Folding map with reinforcement.

    Custom full red morocco with five raised bands by Bayntun-Riviere. Gilt ruled compartments and titles on backstrip. Gilt ruled boards. Turn-ins with gilt inner dentelles. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Original illustrated red cloth front panel bound at rear. Pages mildly toned with occasional light foxing. A beautifully rebound copy in fine condition.


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