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HAGGARD, H. Rider.

Rare books by H. Rider Haggard, including first edition and signed first edition copies of King Solomon’s Mines, Cleopatra, Regeneration, and ~She: A History of Adventure.

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  1. Cetywayo and his White Neighbours;

    Cetywayo and his White Neighbours;

    or, Remarks on Recent Events in Zululand, Natal, and the Transvaal.
    First edition, one of just 750 copies. On his return to Britain following the outbreak of the First Anglo-Boer War, Haggard had been unable to find a publisher willing to take on his "denunciation of Britain's South African policies." (ODNB) Eventually he paid Trübner £50 to put out this small run, but in confirmation of the publishing world's reticence, in two years it had sold just 154 copies. Learn More
    £1,875

    Date of Publication: 1882

    Published:

    Stock Code: 51161

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  2. Cetywayo and his White Neighbours; or, Remarks on Recent Events in Zululand, Natal, and the Transvaal.

    Cetywayo and his White Neighbours; or, Remarks on Recent Events in Zululand, Natal, and the Transvaal.

    or, Remarks on Recent Events in Zululand, Natal, and the Transvaal.
    First edition, first impression. One of just 750 copies. On his return to Britain following the outbreak of the First Anglo-Boer War, Haggard had been unable to find a publisher willing to take on his "denunciation of Britain's South African policies." (ODNB) Eventually he paid Trübner £50 to put out this small run, but in confirmation of the publishing world's reticence, in two years it had sold just 154 copies. Learn More
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: 1882

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 81610

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  3. King Solomon's Mines.

    King Solomon's Mines.

    First Edition, First Issue. With all the textual misprints: p.10, "Bamamgwato"; p.122 3rd line up, "let twins to live"; p.307 footnote, last line , "Wrod." Surprisingly scarce in the correct state. Learn More
    £3,300

    Date of Publication: 1885

    Published:

    Stock Code: 32960

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  4. Cetywayo and His White Neighbours,

    Cetywayo and His White Neighbours,

    or, Remarks on Recent Events in Zululand, Natal, and the Transvaal. Second Edition with a New Introduction.
    Second edition. The book was first published in 1882. On his return to Britain following the outbreak of the First Anglo-Boer War, Haggard had been unable to find a publisher willing to take on his denunciation of Britain's South African policies, and paid Trübner £50 to print a small run of 750; however, only 154 copies sold in two years. The book was reissued in the aftermath of the runaway success of King Solomon's Mines, and proved much more popular, reaching a fourth edition by 1891. Learn More
    £225

    Date of Publication: 1888

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 102738

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  5. Cleopatra:
    signed

    Cleopatra:

    being an Account of the Fall and Vengeance of Harmachis, the Royal Egyptian, as set forth by his Own Hand.
    First edition, large paper issue, number 57 of 57 numbered copies. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed boldly on a preliminary blank (opposite the half-title): "To Mr W. Simpson from his friend H. Rider Haggard 1891". Learn More
    £2,000

    Date of Publication: 1889

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 106678

    Signed: Yes

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  6. King Solomon's Mines.
    signed

    King Solomon's Mines.

    With the author's signed presentation inscription, "To John Seaman Holmes from H. Rider Haggard 1893". Presentation copies of any edition of this title are very uncommon. This is from the 89th thousand. Learn More
    £3,750

    Date of Publication: 1893

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 69794

    Signed: Yes

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  7. Stella Fregelius.
    signed

    Stella Fregelius.

    A Tale of Three Destinies.
    First UK edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author "To Sir Oliver Lodge, from H. Rider Haggard, In recollection a very interesting evening, 1. Feb: 1904" on his Ditchingham House letterhead mounted to the front pastedown, together with the ink-stamp of "F. Brodie Lodge, Floore House" to the initial blank, above a manuscript note reading "Ex Normanton Library, October 1940". Learn More
    £875

    Date of Publication: 1903

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 106653

    Signed: Yes

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  8. The Poor and the Land.

    The Poor and the Land.

    Being a Report on the Salvation Army Colonies.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed in an unidentified hand, and dated June 1909. From the library of Roger Allen, the founder and secretary of the Rider Haggard Society, with his ownership signature to the front pastedown. Learn More
    £125

    Date of Publication: 1905

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 102735

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  9. Ayesha. The Return of She.

    Ayesha. The Return of She.

    First edition, first impression of this sequel to Haggard's novel She. Learn More
    £275

    Date of Publication: 1905

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 110369

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  10. Regeneration
    signed

    Regeneration

    Being an Account of the Social Work of The Salvation Army in Great Britain.
    First Edition First Impression, Presentation Copy, with the author's signed presentation inscription facing the title page, "To Ronald Ross, from H. Rider Haggard, Ditchingham, 12 January 1911". The recipient was Haggard's friend, the Nobel laureate Sir Ronald Ross (1857-1932). Awarded the Nobel for medicine (the first Briton to be awarded one) in recognition of his groundbreaking work abroad on the prevention and containment of malaria, the Indian-born Ross spent the latter part of his career in Britain. Learn More
    £950

    Date of Publication: 1910

    Published:

    Stock Code: 28655

    Signed: Yes

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  11. The Mahatma and the Hare.
    signed

    The Mahatma and the Hare.

    A Dream Story.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author "To Oliver Lodge, from H. Rider Haggard, Ditchingham, 14th Oct: 1911" on the verso of the half-title. Oliver Lodge was a noted physicist who made important contributions to the study of electricity and radio waves though became increasingly discredited as a scientist through his stubborn advocacy of the ether theory, and in particular "through its application in his later books to psychical matters and to the spiritualism with which this had become increasingly associated" (ODNB). Learn More
    £975

    Date of Publication: 1911

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 106640

    Signed: Yes

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  12. Child of Storm.

    Child of Storm.

    First US edition, first printing. It was first published in the UK earlier the same year. From the library of Roger Allen, the founder and secretary of the Rider Haggard Society, with his ownership signature to the front pastedown. Learn More
    £525

    Date of Publication: 1913

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 102741

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  13. Moon of Israel.

    Moon of Israel.

    A Tale of the Exodus.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £975

    Date of Publication: 1918

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 114188

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  14. A Note on Religion.

    A Note on Religion.

    First and only separate edition of Haggard's notorious exposition of his syncretistic personal religion, originally appended to his autobiography, The Days of My Life, published posthumously in 1926. "Haggard had absorbed from theosophy two doctrines firmly rejected by orthodox Christianity: reincarnation and the law of karma. He married these to an oppressive sense of personal sin … This was accompanied by a sense that the Christian Trinity was only the apex of a hierarchy of divinities which included ancient pagan deities" (Hutton, The Triumph of the Moon, Ch. Learn More
    £375

    Date of Publication: 1928

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 106661

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  15. Marion Isle.

    Marion Isle.

    First US edition, first printing. The book was first published posthumously in the UK earlier the same year. From the library of Roger Allen, the founder and secretary of the Rider Haggard Society, with his ownership signature to the front pastedown. Learn More
    £650

    Date of Publication: 1929

    Published: Garden City, New York

    Stock Code: 102732

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  16. Belshazzar.

    Belshazzar.

    First US edition, first printing of Haggard's last novel, finished in late 1924 but not published until 1930, five years after his death. It was first published in the UK earlier the same year. From the library of Roger Allen, the founder and secretary of the Rider Haggard Society, with his ownership signature to the front pastedown. Learn More
    £450

    Date of Publication: 1930

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 102740

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