# 38997

HAGGARD, [Sir] Henry Rider (1856-1925)

Allan Quartermain : being an account of his further adventures and discoveries in company with Sir Henry Curtis, Commander John Good and one Umslopogaas.

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London, New York and Bombay : Longmans, Green & Co., [1891]. Octavo (215 x 150 mm), publisher’s red wrappers with titles and illustration in black to upper wrapper, lower wrapper with advertisement for Van Houten’s cocoa (wrappers a little darkened, spine rolled and with some paper loss at the ends); frontispiece portrait of the author’s young son, Arthur John (“Jock”) Rider Haggard, who died in February 1891 and to whom the book is dedicated, pp. vii, [3], 182, text in double columns; corners a little dog-eared, otherwise internally very good.

A cheap sixpenny edition of the second of the Allan Quartermain novels, first published in 1887. Poignant is the frontispiece portrait of Haggard’s recently deceased son, Jock, who died of measles at the age of ten, on 8 February 1891: on the page facing is Haggard’s original 1887 dedication of the novel to Jock, expressing the wish that he should aspire to attain, like Allan Quartermain and Sir Henry Curtis, “the state and dignity of English gentlemen”.