Four more Allan Quatermain stories
McKay, Scott and Whatmore claim that ALLAN'S WIFE AND OTHER TALES was first published in London by Spencer Blackett, December 1889. There were 100 Large Paper Copies published, and an unknown number of trade first editions.
The following is excerpted from HRH's autobiography:
ALLAN'S WIFE AND OTHER TALES comprises the novella, ALLAN'S WIFE, and three short stories that previously appeared elsewhere:
HUNTER QUATERMAIN'S STORY
A TALE OF THREE LIONS
34 illustrations by Charles Kerr and Maurice Greiffenhagen are found in the Spencer Blackett edition.
The novel was first authorized to be published in book form in New York by Harper & Brothers in 1889, but without any illustrations.
I do not own any of the books pictured, unless noted.
Below: photos of MY copy of the Large Paper Edition, in original binding
Below: photos of another copy of the Large Paper Edition
Photos provided by David Frank
Below: 2 photos of nice copies of the Spencer Blackett British first edition
Spencer Blackett frontispiece and title-page
My copy of the Harpers first American edition
Title-page in my copy of the first American edition
My rebound 1903 SIGNED copy that HRH gifted to John Hays Hammond, part of a set of 23 volumes
Same frontispiece as the first British edition