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1888 - Colonel Quaritch, V.C.

McKay, Scott and Whatmore all claim that COLONEL QUARITCH, V.C. was first published as a serialized novel by Harper & Brothers beginning July 7, 1888 in HARPER'S WEEKLY, and it contains an unknown number of illustrations.

McKay, Scott and Whatmore claim that it was first published in London in 3 volumes (triple-decker) by Longmans, Green and Co. on December 3, 1888, and that 3,000 copies were printed. Longmans also published a 1-volume edition in 1889.

Harper & Brothers published its authorized first American edition in 1889 in New York. This edition is illustrated with 4 plates, originally found in the serialization of this novel by the same publisher. 

In 1890 Longmans published a new edition with a frontispiece, and a title-page vignette.

Circa 1906, George Newnes published in London an edition with 8 illustrations by Cyrus Cuneo.

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

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

Longmans first 3-volume edition

My copies of the 3-volume first British edition have been rebound in 3/4 leather and cloth.

1889 Longmans first 1-volume edition

1889 Longmans first 1-volume edition title-page

Below: the original Charles Whymper painting for the 1-volume 1890 title-page, and then the title-page itself

My copy of the Harpers first American edition

Title-page in my copy of the first American edition

Frontispiece in my copy of the Harpers first American edition

Below: My rebound 1901 SIGNED copy that HRH gifted to John Hays Hammond, part of a set of 23 volumes

Newnes paperback reprints, some of which have Cyrus Cuneo illustrations (my copy does)

An original Cuneo painting for the Newnes illustrated edition

Street and Smith, New York reprint paperback

Hodder & Stoughton reprint, hardback with dust jacket