The Fire Trumpet

A Romance of the Cape Frontier


front cover of the first edition of THE FIRE TRUMPET, published by Spencer Blackett in 1889

First published in London in 1889 by Spencer Blackett in 3 volumes. There are no illustrations.

The triple-decker is extremely rare today.

This novel was not published in America.

William Heinemann reprinted this novel in a single volume in 1891 under a new title: A Romance of the Cape Frontier. There are no illustrations.

One of the files on Google Books has a crimson cloth front cover with a nice flaming torch and 3 spears.

I have only ever seen one set of these 3 volumes, and I bought that set, which is pictured below. I don't know why the cloth on my 3-volume set is plain crimson cloth. Maybe my set was rebound, or maybe it is a variant binding.

3-volume set of the first edition of THE FIRE TRUMPET, published by Spencer Blackett in 1889

The ads below were found in the first edition of Mitford's 'TWEEN SNOW AND FIRE.

The ads below were found in the first edition of Mitford's THE GOLDEN FACE.