HAGGARD, H. Rider (1856-1925). King Solomon's Mines. London: Cassell & Company, 1885.

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HAGGARD, H. Rider (1856-1925). King Solomon's Mines. London: Cassell & Company, 1885.

8o. 16-page publisher's advertisement at end. Folding colored frontispiece (some light foxing). (Title lightly foxed.) Original red decorated cloth, black-lettered on front cover, gilt-lettered on spine (a little shaken, some soiling, old repairs to backstrip); cloth folding case. Provenance: Anonymous owner (Pacific Book Auction Galleries, 23 April 1999, lot 179).

FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with p.10, line 14 reading "Bamamqwato," p.122, line 27 reading "to let twins to live," p.307, final line reading "wrod," and the ads dated 5G.8.85 and 5B.8.85. From the publisher's advertisements, it appears that this in one of 500 copies bound in August (first binding-up). Sadleir 1089; Wolff 2863.
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