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1887 - Allan Quatermain

Sequel to KING SOLOMON'S MINES

ALLAN QUATERMAIN was first published as a serialization in Longman's Magazine, published by Longmans, Green and Co., in 8 parts from January through August 1887, but without any illustrations.

According to McKay, Scott and Whatmore, the first British edition included not only 112 numbered large-paper copies, but apparently 20,000 copies of the first trade edition were printed and published for sale July 1, 1887 by Longmans. The first editions contains 20 illustrations by Charles Kerr, engraved by J.Cooper, plus 11 other drawings and two charts.

The first American edition was published by Harper & Brothers on July 1, 1887 in both soft paper covers, and hardcovers.

Circa 1906 George Newnes published in London an edition with 4 illustrations by Cyrus Cuneo.

See the VisualHaggard.org page dedicated to the illustrations found in various editions.


I do not own any of the books pictured below, unless noted.

Below: some photos of three of the Large Paper Editions

Apparently, foxing plagues these large-paper editions.

Some of the photos were supplied by David Frank

Below: a nice copy of the First British edition

My copy of the first Longmans first edition

My rebound copy of the first Longmans first edition

My second rebound copy of the Longmans first edition

Harpers American first edition, paperback

Harpers American first edition, paperback

My copy of the Harpers first edition

Harpers American first edition frontispiece and title-page in my collection

See Ee. in the Legend below, and notice that Allan's surname is misspelled. This typographical error only appears in the first printing of the first British edition. This spelling error was corrected in later printings.

Below: two copies of the Laird and Lee American pirated edition with Quatermain misspelled, and the subtitle "A Frowning City"

Laird and Lee frontispiece and title-page with Quatermain misspelled, and the subtitle "A Frowning City"

Below: My rebound 1904 SIGNED copy that HRH gifted to John Hays Hammond, part of a set of 23 volumes

Below: One of the outstanding illustrations by Cyrus Cuneo in one of the two copies of the Newnes paperback (circa 1907) reprint that I own

Readers Library reprint edition with original DJ

Hodder & Stoughton reprint edition with original DJ

A copy of the Harrap British reprint with original DJ that I sold

My copy of the Longmans British reprint with original DJ

Italian reprint edition original DJ, in my collection

Below: a German edition titled THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY from 1912, with 31 illustrations

(also shown the 1896 title-page)

I sold the copy (a first edition) below to another collector