ALLAN QUATERMAIN: BEING AN ACCOUNT OF HIS FURTHER ADVENTURES AND DISCOVERIES IN COMPANY WITH SIR HENRY CURTIS, BART., COMMANDER JOHN GOOD, R.N. AND ONE UMSLOPOGAAS ...

London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1887. Large octavo, pp. [i-ix] x [xi] xii [1] 2-335 [336] [note: Scott counts frontispiece and flyleaves as part of his collation of preliminary and terminal leaves but the former is inserted and not an integral part of gathering (A) and the latter are not part of gatherings (A) or Y], flyleaves at front and rear, twenty inserted plates with mounted illustrations by C. H. M. Kerr printed on India paper, other illustrations (also printed on India paper) affixed to text leaves, title leaf printed in orange and black, original brown pebbled cloth with brown morocco shelf back, spine lettered in gold, vertical gold rules on front and rear panels, green and gold marbled endpapers, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First edition. One of 112 numbered copies comprising the special issue on large paper (this is copy number 62). "The lost-race novel par excellence, setting up many of the motifs and fictional patterns that became an integral part of the subgenre ... As fiction, one of Haggard's more successful works ... Historically, of course, it is one of the most important nineteenth-century works of popular fiction." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 973. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-86; (1981) 1-87; (1987) 1-44; and (1995) 1-44. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 377. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 101. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature, pp. 22-5. Bleiler (1978), p. 89. Reginald 06520. Wolff 2839. Scott 7A. Whatmore F6.6.a. Spine panel just a bit scuffed, mainly spine ends, corners worn (three with slight loss of cloth), mild foxing to frontispiece and title leaf (foxing is common to these large paper copies), a tight, nearly fine copy. Overall, a very superior copy of this large, attractive book. Physically, the best copy we have seen in many years. Enclosed in a custom quarter leather clamshell box. (20682). Item #20682

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