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1889 - Allan's Wife

Four more Allan Quatermain stories

McKay, Scott and Whatmore claim that this was first published in London by Spencer Blackett, December 1889. 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
  • LONG ODDS

34 illustrations by Charles Kerr and Maurice Greiffenhagen are found in the 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.

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


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

Spencer Blackett British first editions

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

Hodder & Stoughton British reprint with original DJ