The third and final novel in the Allan Quatermain Zulu Trilogy
Neither McKay, nor Scott, nor Whatmore mention any serialization of FINISHED. My research leads me to believe that the first appearance was as a serialized novel, published in Adventure Magazine January through May 1917. I do not know if this serial was nicely illustrated, but there is only 1 illustration in the February issue. I do not have any other info about the other issues.
According to McKay, Scott, and Whatmore, Ward, Lock, & Co. published the first edition in London on August 10, 1917. This first edition includes a frontispiece by A.C. Michael. The are no ads at the end of the book. McKay and Scott claim that 15,000 copies were printed.
Longmans, Green and Company published the first American edition on August 29, 1917. McKay and Scott both agree on the publication date in New York. The American edition also has the frontispiece by Michael, but in glorious full color. There are no ads at the end of the book.
See the VisualHaggard.org page dedicated to the illustrations found in various editions.
I do not own any of the books pictured below, unless noted.
Adventure Magazine serialized FINISHED. My research leads me to believe the serialization ends in the May 1917 monthly issue, but I own none of the issues.
Additional photos of the February issue
There is only 1 illustration in this part of the serialization
Below: A copy of the Ward, Lock British first edition with original dust jacket
Copies of the British first edition
British first edition frontispiece and title-page
My copy of the Longmans, Green American first edition original dust jacket
One of my copies of the American first edition was given by HRH as a Prize at Bungay School, and he signed and dated it in 1919
Another one of my copies of the American first edition
Another copy (not mine) of the American first edition with original dust jacket
Below: The frontispiece illustration for the American first edition is the same as the one found in the British first edition, but in color instead of black and white.
Also below: The title-page of the first American edition.
Below: a copy of a Ward, Lock British reprint original DJ
I have no clue why Allan Quatermain was removed from the scene. Big mistake, if you ask me.