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1893 - Montezuma's Daughter

HRH's Aztec novel! Inspired by his trip to Mexico in 1892

First appeared as a serialized novel, published by THE GRAPHIC from July to November 1893, and this serialization contains 6 illustrations by Seymour Lucas and 16 by J. R. Weguelin.

McKay, Scott and Whatmore claim that Longmans, Green and Company published in London its edition on November 13, 1893, and that 10,000 copies were printed. Longmans supplied 24 new illustrations, on plates, by Maurice Greiffenhagen, opting to use none of the illustrations from the serialization. Ads at the end of the book are dated January 1889 or August 1889.

McKay, Scott and Whatmore all claim that the American first edition as not published until 1894, but I own a copy with 1893 on its title-page, and have also handled a copy with 1894 on its title-page, but without any reference whatsoever to being a reprint. Ergo, I believe that the Bibliographers are incorrect, and that Longmans also published the novel in New York in 1893, with the same illustrations as found in its British edition.

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


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

I own the complete serialization in THE GRAPHIC

A couple of the serialization's illustrations by J. R. Weguelin

My copy of the first American edition

The American edition is extremely difficult to find in this clean condition

Greiffenhagen frontispiece and title-page within my copy of the first American edition

An ad for the novel found in the back of the first American edition of PEOPLE OF THE MIST.

Longmans first British edition


Longmans first Colonial edition

Greiffenhagen frontispiece and title-page within my copy of the first British edition

My copy of the first British edition, rebound without ads

My rebound 1902 SIGNED copy that HRH gifted to John Hays Hammond, part of a set of 23 volumes


The frontispiece and title page vignette by Greiffenhagen are the same as those found in the Longmans first editions