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1888 - Maiwa's Revenge

Another Allan Quatermain story

First seen as a serial in two-parts in the July and August 1888 numbers of Harper's Monthly Magazine, New York. This serialization contains ten illustrations by Thure de Thulstrup.

Harper & Brothers then published its 1-volume edition on July 23, 1888, which also contains the Thulstrup illustrations.

In London Longmans, Green, published 30,000 copies of its first British edition on August 3, 1888. There exist two binding states: whitish-gray boards, and nicer blackish boards. These two variants were apparently issued simultaneously, and without any illustrations.

Longmans later published an edition in 1891 with 8 full-page plates by Charles Kerr.

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


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

First part of the serialization, July 1888 (my copy)

Second part of the serialization, August 1888 (my copy)

My copy of the first American edition of MR. MEESON'S WILL includes this advertisement for the first part (July) of the serialization within Harper's Monthly Magazine

My copy of the Harpers first American edition

My copy of the first American edition includes an advertisement for the second part (August) of the serialization within Harper's Monthly Magazine

First British editions, both variant bindings

Longmans first edition

Longmans American paperback

Longmans American 1888 Author's Edition

1891 Longmans reprint, with illustrations by Charles Kerr

My rebound 1891 SIGNED copy that HRH gifted to John Hays Hammond, part of a set of 23 volumes

Newnes paperback reprint

Hodder & Stoughton hardcover reprint with original DJ

Hodder & Stoughton hardcover reprint with original DJ

Newnes paperback reprint