Octavo, pp. [1-8]  2-317 [318: blank] [319-320: ads], double-page color-lithograph plate on single folded sheet inserted before title leaf, original decorated blue cloth over bevel-edged boards, front and spine panels stamped in gold, brown on blue-gray swan and ship endpapers. First British (and first hardcover) edition. 10,000 copies printed. The U.S. Harper & Brothers edition was published 24 December 1886, a week before the British edition published 1 January 1887. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-88; (1981) 1-89; (1987) 1-46; (1995) 1-46; and (2004) II-476. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-74. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 724. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 974. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books #14. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 383. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 462. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1396-1401. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1908-12. Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, pp. 92-3. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 90. Reginald 06563. Sadleir 1092. Wolff 2881. Scott 5. Whatmore F4. Touch of rubbing to cloth along bottom edges, a bright, nearly fine copy with tight inner hinges. A book which is uncommon in this condition. (#126608). N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : SHE: A HISTORY OF ADVENTURE .
Éditeur : Longmans, Green, and Co.
Date d'édition : 1887
Description du livre Macdonald, London, 1948. Hardcover. État : Good. No Jacket. Hookway Cowles (illustrateur). Reprint Edition. Introduction by Malcolm Elwin. Good blue cloth. Wear, soiling, ink initials on covers, no jacket. [n.d., 1948], 8vo, xxx, 31-320pp. Date from OCLC. "She, subtitled A History of Adventure, is a novel by Henry Rider Haggard, first serialized in The Graphic magazine from October 1886 to January 1887. She is one of the classics of imaginative literature, and with over 83 million copies sold in 44 different languages, one of the best-selling books of all time. Extraordinarily popular upon its release, She has never been out of print. According to the literary historian Andrew M. Stauffer, "She has always been Rider Haggard's most popular and influential novel, challenged only by King Solomon's Mines in this regard". The story is a first-person narrative that follows the journey of Horace Holly and his ward Leo Vincey to a lost kingdom in the African interior. There, they encounter a primitive race of natives and a mysterious white queen, Ayesha, who reigns as the all-powerful "She", or "She-who-must-be-obeyed". In this work, Rider Haggard developed the conventions of the Lost World sub-genre, which many later authors emulated. She is placed firmly in the imperialist literature of nineteenth-century England, and inspired by Rider Haggard's experiences of South Africa and British colonialism. The story expresses numerous racial and evolutionary conceptions of the late-Victorians, especially notions of degeneration and racial decline prominent during the fin de siècle. In the figure of She, the novel notably explored themes of female authority and feminine behaviour. It has received praise and criticism alike for its gendered representation of womanhood." Wikipedia. N° de réf. du libraire 019922
Description du livre Longmans, Green & Co 1887 (second edition), 1887. Hardcover. État : Very Good. 2nd Edition. original decorated cloth, spine bumped with minor chipping, corners rubbed, two coloured plates, advertisement leaf, minor spotting, joints cracked, a nice copy. same year as the first edition; 317 pages; keywords: fiction - action & adventure; N° de réf. du libraire 14248
Description du livre London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1887. FIRST EDITION, Mixed Issue. 8vo, pp. 317. Illustrated. Publisher's dark blue cloth with gilt titles to spine and upper board. A bright copy; shows some minor wear and handling; bookseller blind stamp to flyleaf. A lovely copy indeed, held in a protective blue cloth slipcase. Eerie Late-Victorian adventure in which African explorers discover a lost and ancient people ruled by an immortal white witch. Whatmore ]F4]. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature . Listed in Jones & Newman; 100 Best Horror Novels. N° de réf. du libraire 36608