Lot 741: Haggard (Henry Rider, 1856-1925). The Wizard, 1st edition, J.W. Arrowsmith, Bristol and London, , partly illustrated advert leaves at front and rear, pencil ownership signature to half-title, author's autograph 'H. Rider Haggard, 1912' inscribed to a plain notecard with printed address details at head and tipped on to front free endpaper verso, hinges slightly cracked, original brown cloth lettered in gilt and black, a little rubbed and bumped with some spine lean, small 8vo. Whatmore F20.6.a: 'An unknown number of the 20,000 copies printed for the Christmas Annual were bound up in brown cloth... there were two versions in this binding', this being (2) bound up minus original wrappers and with twenty works by Haggard printed to half-title verso. (1)
Dominic Winter's Children’s & Illustrated Books Auction June 2015
Thursday, 11th June 2015
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