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1900 - Black Heart and White Heart and Other Stories

Three African stories

BLACK HEART AND WHITE HEART first appeared in the New Year's Number of THE AFRICAN REVIEW for 1896. Charles Kerr provided 6 illustrations.

McKay, Scott and Whatmore all agree that the first edition in book-form was published May 29, 1900 by Longmans, Green, and Company in London. Apparently 10,000 copies were printed, using the same 6 Kerr illustrations.

The first British edition also contains two more stories: ELISSA, THE DOOM OF ZIMBABWE, and THE WIZARD.

ELISSA first appeared serially in THE LONG BOW between February 2 and June 9, 1898, and 33 illustraitons by F.H. Townsend were included.

ELISSA appeared first in book-form in this Longmans British edition, but with only 8 of Townsend's illustrations.

See the page I created for THE WIZARD, first published in 1896.

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

I do not own any of the books on this page.

The rare, original dust jacket

Peter L. Stern provided the images

The British first edition is bound in navy-blue cloth.

Below: The frontispiece and title-page in the British first edition

The Longmans' Colonial Library first edition

The Canadian first edition, published by Copp Clark as part of Longmans' Colonial Library

An illustration from BLACK HEART AND WHITE HEART

Below: An illustration from ELISSA

Below: My rebound 1903 SIGNED copy that HRH gifted to John Hays Hammond, part of a set of 23 volumes

Newnes British paperback reprint, and Hodder & Stoughton British reprint with original DJ (but with laughable front cover art of what appears to be a Native American, not a Zulu)