London: Longman's, Green, and Co. 1895. [Romantic Adventure] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 13cm), pp.x; 425; , blank; 24, catalogue dated July 1895. With a frontispiece illustration and 19 further plates. Publisher's blue-grey cloth, bevelled edges, gilt titles, black endpapers. Some spotting, neat ink ownership, corners rubbed, short tear to lower joint. A very good copy. Previously serialised in 'The Pall Mall Magazine', 'Joan Haste' is the story of a shop girl with a past.... Leaving his usual menu of adventure to one side, Haggard serves up a slower more Hardy-esque novel about love and illegitimacy. Item #53035
Whatmore; A Bibliography of Henry Rider Haggard. F18.
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