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1892 - Nada the Lily

"A pure Zulu story"

First appeared as a serialized novel, published by THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS from January 2 through May 7, 1892, and this serialization contains 32 large and excellent illustrations by R. Caton Woodville.

McKay, Scott and Whatmore claim that Longmans, Green and Company is purported to have published the novel in New York on April 30, 1892. Longmans supplied 23 new illustrations, on plates, by Charles Kerr, electing not to use any of the R. Caton Woodville illustrations. The American first edition has no frontispiece.

McKay, Scott and Whatmore also claim that Longmans also published an edition in London on May 9, 1892, with the same illustrations as found in its American edition, but with a frontispiece, and that 10,000 copies were printed. Ads at the end of the book are dated-coded 2/92 (February 1892).

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


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



The serialization in THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS has 32 large and excellent illustrations by R. Caton Woodville.


I own the complete serialization.



R. Caton Woodville illustration from the serialization

R. Caton Woodville illustration from the serialization

Title-page from the American first edition

An ad for the novel found in the back of the first American edition of MONTEZUMA'S DAUGHTER.

Longmans first American edition

Longmans first British edition

Charles Kerr illustrations from the Longmans British and American first editions

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

Frontispiece and title-page vignette, the same as those found in the British first British edition

George Newnes reprint paperback with illustrations by Cyrus Cuneo

Harrap British 3rd printing, June 1929 (1st was May 1925)

Collins British reprint from 1957 (1st printing)

Longmans printing history up to 1918.