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1910 - Morning Star

The first appearance was as a serialized novel, published in The Christian World News of the Week between October 1909 and March 1910.

McKay, Scott, and Whatmore claim that Cassell and Company published the first edition in book-form in London on March 11, 1910. Apparently 13,500 copies were printed, with 3 illustrations by A.C. Michael, 2 in color. Ads at the end of the book are dated-coded 1/10 (January 1910).

Longmans, Green and Company published the first edition in book-form in New York on May 27, 1910. The same illustrations as found in the Cassell first edition are included in the Longmans edition. There are no ads at the end of the book. McKay and Scott both agree on the New York publication date.

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

Below, a copy of the first British edition with original dust jacket, which was signed the day after publication. I wish this copy were in my collection, but alas, it is not. The dust jacket is extremely rare.

My copy of the first British edition

Frontispiece and title-page

The ads at the end of the first British edition are date-coded 1/10

Below, my copy of the first British edition, likely the Colonial First Edition. No ads are at the end.

Pasted to the front paste-down my Colonial edition is the HRH portrait below. A.D. 1910 can be seen at the left

Another copy of the same British edition, not mine

The Longmans American first edition original dust jacket, sadly not mine

I own two different variants of the first American edition: cloth color and height differences

Frontispiece and title-page

My copy of the Cassell 1913 reprint with original dust jacket

Cassell reprints with original dust jackets, not mine

Cassell reprint with original dust jacket that I used to own

Cassell paperback reprint, not mine