King Solomon's Mines.London: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1885 Stock Code: 124633
First edition, first impression. 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. King Solomon's Mine "met with instant success" (ODNB) and is considered to be the foundation of the "Lost World" science fiction genre.
Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in red morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, single rule to boards gilt, pictorial block of the shield and spear to the front lower board copied from the original, twin rule to turn-in gilt, gilt edges.
With a folding map.
The occasional minor blemish, an excellent copy.
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