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1927 - Allan and the Ice Gods

The Last Allan Quatermain Adventure

Doubleday, Page and Company published the first edition in book-form in New York on May 20, 1927. McKay and Scott both agree on the New York publication date, and claim that 3,500 copies comprise the first printing. There are no illustrations, nor ads at the end of the book.

McKay, Scott and Whatmore claim that Hutchinson and Company published the first edition in book-form in London on May 20, 1927. Apparently, 6,000 copies were printed, without illustrations, with ads at the end of the book dated Spring 1927.

The Ryerson Press published the first edition in Canada, likely also in 1927.

Grosset and Dunlap reprinted this title in America.


I do not own any of the books pictured below, unless noted. I do own copies of both the British and American first editions.

The British first edition original dust jacket

This DJ is very rare and I do not own a copy

A copy of the British first edition and title-page

This is an exceedingly rare first edition

A copy of the Doubleday first American edition original dust jacket. This DJ is extremely rare. I do not own an original DJ.

Photos of the Doubleday first American edition

My copy of the Grosset and Dunlap reprint original dust jacket

Andrew Melrose reprint with original DJ, not mine