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1910 - Queen Sheba's Ring

QUEEN SHEBA'S RING first appeared as a serialized novel, published in Nash's Magazine from April through November 1909. This serialization was not illustrated.

McKay, Scott, and Whatmore claim that Eveleigh Nash published the first edition in book-form in London September, 1910. According to Whatmore, 7,600 copies were printed, with a color frontispiece by Cyrus Cuneo, and 11,000 were printed for the Colonial Edition.

Higgins claims that Eveleigh Nash paid a total of £750 ($127,000 in 2020 dollars) for the serial rights (£375), and an advance (£375) for publication in book-form.

Doubleday, Page and Company published the first edition in book-form in New York on September 8, 1910. Sigurd Schou created a fantastic color frontispiece and 4 additional black and white illustrations. There are no ads at the end of the book. McKay and Scott both agree on the New York publication date.

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

Below, a copy of the first British edition with original dust jacket, which was gifted by HRH to his nephew. I wish this copy were in my collection, but alas, it is not. The dust jacket is extremely rare--I have never seen another.

Eveleigh Nash first British edition

I own a nice copy, but the one below is not mine

Frontispiece and title-page

Bell's Indian and Colonial Library First Editions

Published without a frontispiece

The G. Bell & Sons first edition is below, but not mine

G. Bell & Sons evidently partnered with Copp Clark in Canada. The Copp Clark copy is bound in red cloth without a frontispiece, but with the two pages below. I do not own a copy.

Eveleigh Nash printing history

The two copies of the Doubleday, Page and Company first American edition, with original dust jackets, are sadly not in my collection. I own a copy without DJ.

Frontispiece and title-page

A signed copy of the Doubleday first edition that I found on the Internet, but did not buy

My copy of the Garden City Publishing American paperback reprint edition

Below, my copy of the Grayson British reprint edition original Dust Jacket

George Newnes paperback frontispiece