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HAGGARD, H. Rider.

Cleopatra:

being an Account of the Fall and Vengeance of Harmachis, the Royal Egyptian, as set forth by his Own Hand.

Published: London: Longman, Green, and Co., 1889

Stock code: 106678

Price: £2,000

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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”.

Quarto. Original brown quarter morocco, gilt lettered spine, brown morocco-grain cloth sides, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, marbled endpapers. Monochrome frontispiece and 28 plates (with tissue guards) by Greiffenhagen and Caton Woodville, decorated initial letters by Edward Whymper and others. Spine rolled, upper joint split at head, staining at head of front cover. A very good copy.

Bibliography: Sadleir 1083 (describing the trade issue); Wolff 2849a

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