The White Shield

THE WHITE SHIELD is a sequel to THE KING'S ASSEGAI and second in Mitford's Zulu Tetralogy


First published in London in 1895 by Cassell and Company, without illustrations. It is likely that 2,000 copies were printed (see below).

First published in New York in 1895 by Frederick A. Stokes, with 7 illustrations by David B. Keeler.

This novel is a sequel to THE KING'S ASSEGAI

My copy of the first British edition of THE WHITE SHIELD

Title-page in my copy of the first British edition

The 1896 printing was the "Fourth Thousand"

Ads at the end of the first edition are date-coded 8.95 (August 1895)

Since the 1896 printing was the "Fourth Thousand," the first edition likely was 2,000 copies, the second printing of 1895 being the 3rd thousand. See below for a printing history present in an 1897 Cheap Edition.

Brian Stringer has a couple of Cassell reprints in a blue binding

Below: the title-pages in Brian Stringer's 1907 and 1911 Cassell reprints in a blue binding

My copy of the first American edition is pictured below

Harvard University has the copy below

Below: the frontispiece and title-page in the Harvard University copy

Below: the title-page in the copy in Brian Stringer's and my collection (notice it differs from the Harvard copy)

Brian Stringer's and my copy has the same frontispiece as that found in the Harvard University copy

The copyright page is the same in the Harvard, Stringer, and my copy

Frederick Stokes published this book in at least 4 variant bindings

Below: the additional 6 illustrations that accompany the American editions of THE WHITE SHIELD