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

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.

Published: London: Trübner & Co., 1882

Stock code: 81610

Price: £1,500

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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. However, following the runaway success of King Solomon’s Mines, the edition sold through and a second was published in 1888, reaching a fourth by 1891.

Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, device of an eight pointed star over a circle to front cover gilt, triple black rules to head and tail of front cover and spine, continuing across the back cover in blind. Spine bumped and a little rubbed, slight wear to corners, some foxing to the prelims, as usual , and some to the margins, but on the whole a very good copy.

Bibliography: Mendelssohn I, p. 663; Sadleir 1082; Scott 1; Wolff 2897.

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