Lot 748: Haggard (Henry Rider, 1856-1925)

DominicWinter

2015-06-29 14:44:33

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Lot 748: Haggard (Henry Rider, 1856-1925). Pearl-Maiden: A Tale of the Fall of Jerusalem, 1st edition, Longmans, Green & Co., 1903, 16 plates as listed, a little spotting at front and rear, lower outer corners of first ten leaves (including endpapers and preliminary leaves) snipped with loss of blank paper only, author's signed presentation inscription to half-title, 'To J. Stanley Little from H. Rider Haggard, 28 Feb 1903', bookplate of James Stanley Little pasted at foot of half-title, ownership signature of Roger Allen in blue ballpoint pen to front free endpaper verso, original blue cloth gilt, slightly rubbed, bumped and splash-marked to lower board, 8vo. Whatmore F25. James Stanley Little (1856-1940) was an author whose books included 'South Africa: Men, Manners and Facts' (1884). (1) Dominic Winter's Children’s & Illustrated Books Auction June 2015 Thursday, 11th June 2015 Estimate: £200-300
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