Book Condition: Very Good + - Spine cocked. Corner bumps. Berack cover bears a small dent. Pages cresamy and supple.
Authors: H. Rider Haggard
Edition: Caxton Edition
Publisher: John W. Lovell Company
Features: VG+. No Dustjacket. Very solid tight book."Mr. Meeson's Will" by H. Rider Haggard, undated Caxton Edition published by John W. Lovell Company of NY (Printed and Bound by Donghue & Henneberry, Chicago) was first printed in book form in October 1888 in London, after having first appeared earlier that year in "The Illustrated London News." The first official authorized U.S. Harper & Brothers edition published in June 1888 (listed Publishers Weekly 23 June 1888), was H. Rider Haggard's 11th novel (out of 58), and one in which his experiences as both a writer and aspiring lawyer were given vent. Mr. Meeson's Will is about mean Mr. Meeson, the greedy and wealthy owner of a publishing house, disinerits his his forthright nephew.Sir Henry Rider Haggard was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and the creator of the Lost World literary genre. His stories, situated at the lighter end of the scale of Victorian literature, continue to be popular and influential. He was also involved in agricultural reform and improvement in the British Empire.
Notes: Refer to: R. D. Mullen- The Books of H. Rider Haggard: A Chronological Survery; http://www.reocities.com/noelcox/Haggard.htm; and Robert Weinberg's own asssessment of H. Rider Haggard at http://www.robertweinberg.net/haggard.htm