London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900. [Fantasy Adventures] FIRST COLLECTED EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Octavo (19 x 14cm), ppxii; 414. With the error '18' for '16' on page [xi] line 7. Illustrated with 34 plates, including a frontispiece, by Kerr and Townsend. Publisher's dark blue cloth with gilt titles to spine and upper, with bevelled edges and black-coated endpapers. Slight toning to fly-leaves and facing pages. A lovely clean copy. Fairly light wear to cloth. Near fine. The title story and 'Elissa, or The Doom of Zimbabwe' were previously serialised in magazines, while 'The Wizard' had also appeared in a periodical, and was published separately as a shilling paperback for Christmas 1896. Item #57968
Whatmore, 'H. Rider Haggard: A Bibliography' (London 1987), F23.
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