HAGGARD, H. RIDER. King Solomon's Mines. London: Cassell, 1885. 8vo, original pictorial red cloth, covers skillfully cleaned; recased with new endpapers; orange morocco folding case. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, FIRST ISSUE, of "perhaps the quintessential adventure novel published in the English language" (L.W. Currey), with the three misprints and 14-pp of publisher's advertisements at rear dated "5G.8.85" (on first page) and "5B.8.85" (on ninth page). Scott 4; Sadleir 1089; Wolff 2863; Bleiler, p. 90. The first printing consisted of 2000 copies; half of these were bound in September 1885 (comprising the first issue). Rare.