King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard (First Edition)
Authors: H. Rider Haggard
Publisher: Cassell & Company, Limited
Edition: First Edition
Features: First Edition. 1885 on the title page. Very early printing, ( 2nd corrected printing?) with the printing date "20.12 85" (December 1885) on page 320. The three typographical errors of the first and second printings are corrected here. Adverts dated 11.85 ("5 G. 11. 85", and "5 B. 11.85"). Original red cloth with gilt titling to the spine and the author's name in black. Black lettering to the cover panel. Decorative pictorial design in black to spine and cover panels. Pale yellow endpapers. Color fold-out map frontispiece. [The first and second printings have typographical errors: Page 10, line 14: "Bamamgwato" for "Bamangwato". Page 122, line 27 "to let twins to live" for "to let twins live". Page 307, line 29 (in footnotes) "wrod" for "word". There were corrected printings in October, November, and December of that year,1885. The first printing was in August.] This is the first adventure tale to feature Allan Quatermain. Haggard's third work of fiction and his masterpiece. One of the bestsellers of the Nineteenth Century.
Book Condition: Very Good+: A firm copy with moderate wear: patches of discoloration to the cloth binding, bumping to a corner, cracks to endpapers, a one-inch closed tear to the frontispiece map, foxing to frontispiece and title pages, adverts, and outer text block edge.