H. Rider Haggard - Queen Sheba's Ring - Eveleigh Nash, 1910, First Edition.


Availability: In Stock Out Of Stock
Code: 7946

£1,500.00 £1,125.00
Earn 0 Rewards Points

SOLD
ADD TO WISHLIST

London, Eveleigh Nash, 1910. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A very good book in a poor jacket. Inscribed by the author. Locke's copy as mentioned in Spectrum volume one, page 101. Inscribed 'To Hall from his affec. Uncle H. Rider Haggard. Ditchingham 12 Sept 1910'. On the front endpaper is a manuscript poem. My default position would be to suggest that the poem is not in Haggard's hand, given evidence to prove it was. George was vastly more familiar with Haggard than I am, and, to quote 'I feel about 70% sure that this poem was penned by Haggard himself. If not Haggard, it was, in view of the presentation, almost certainly the work of a member of his family.' - whatever the story, it's a nice addition to the book. That said, when George offered it in 2005 under Sotheby's (where it didn't sell), the catalogue description suggested the poem was not in Haggard's hand. Anyway, enough of the possible mss poem on the fly leaf; this is a presentation to copy to a relative of the author, in a dust jacket. Certainly uncommon. Purchased by Locke in 1978 with a number of other volumes for around ?50. A rare book inscribed and in a jacket. Condition: The jacket's probably supplied, given the lack of corresponding signs on the boards. 40% of the spine is absent, and the jacket is in two pieces having split along the lower spine vertically. Both upper and lower panels are complete, with just a little chipping to the corners. Spine is tanned. The book itself is heavily rolled to the spine tips, with some rubbing. [7946, Hyraxia Books].


Have a question?






You may also like

Kazuo Ishiguro - The Buried Giant - Faber, 2015, First Edition.  Signed

Kazuo Ishiguro - The Buried Giant - Faber, 2015, Signed First Edition.

£100.00
China Mieville - Iron Council - Macmillan, 2004, First Edition.

China Mieville - Iron Council - Macmillan, 2004, First Edition.

£30.00

Terry Pratchett - Only You Can Save Mankind - Corgi, 2004, Limited Edition. Signed

£75.00
David Gemmell - Waylander - Century, 1986, First Edition.  Signed

David Gemmell - Waylander - Century, 1986, Signed First Edition.

£1,250.00
Robin Hobb - Ship of Destiny - Voyager, 2000, First Edition.  Signed

Robin Hobb - Ship of Destiny - Voyager, 2000, First Edition. Signed

£150.00
Neil Gaiman - The Graveyard Book - Bloomsbury, 2008, Signed Limited Edition.

Neil Gaiman - The Graveyard Book - Bloomsbury, 2008, Signed Limited Edition.

£225.00
L.P. Jacks - All Men Are Ghosts - Williams & Norgate, 1913, First Edition.

L.P. Jacks - All Men Are Ghosts - Williams & Norgate, 1913, First Edition.

£168.75 £225.00
Maurice Richardson - The Expolits of Engelbrecht - John Conquest, 1977, First Edition.

Maurice Richardson - The Exploits of Engelbrecht - John Conquest, 1977, First Edition.

£50.00
Fred C. Cornell - A Rip van Winkle of the Kalahari and Other Tales of South-West Africa - T. Fisher Unwin, 1915, First Edition.

Fred C. Cornell - A Rip van Winkle of the Kalahari and Other Tales of South-West Africa - T. Fisher Unwin, 1915, First Edition.

£56.25 £75.00
Lord Dunsany - Mr. Jorkens Remembers Africa - William Heinemann, 1934, Proof.

Lord Dunsany - Mr. Jorkens Remembers Africa - William Heinemann, 1934, Proof.

£187.50 £250.00
Neil Gaiman - The Graveyard Book - Bloomsbury, 2008, Proof.

Neil Gaiman - The Graveyard Book - Bloomsbury, 2008, Proof.

£50.00
China Mieville - The Scar - Macmillan, 2002, Signed First Edition.

China Mieville - The Scar - Macmillan, 2002, Signed First Edition.

£75.00
Susanna Clarke - Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell - Bloomsbury, 2004, Signed Limited Edition.

Susanna Clarke - Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell - Bloomsbury, 2004, Signed Limited Edition.

£175.00
Philip Pullman - Galatea - An Association Copy - Gollancz, 1978, First Edition.

Philip Pullman - Galatea - An Association Copy - Gollancz, 1978, First Edition.

£1,000.00
Neil Gaiman - Anansi Boys - Review, 2005, Signed Limited Edition.

Neil Gaiman - Anansi Boys - Review, 2005, Signed Limited Edition.

£150.00
Terry Pratchett - Equal Rites - Gollancz, 1987, Signed First Edition.

Terry Pratchett - Equal Rites - Gollancz, 1987, Signed First Edition.

£750.00
China Mieville - Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories - Subterranean Press, 2015, Signed Limited Edition.

China Mieville - Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories - Subterranean Press, 2015, Signed Limited Edition.

£100.00
Isabel Bellerby - An Unseen Hand in The Strand Novelettes [No. 1] - Newnes, n.d. [prob 1894], First Edition.

Isabel Bellerby - An Unseen Hand in The Strand Novelettes [No. 1] - Newnes, First Edition.

£131.25 £175.00
Angela Carter - The Bloody Chamber and Other Adult Tales - Gollancz, 1979, Proof.

Angela Carter - The Bloody Chamber and Other Adult Tales - Gollancz, 1979, Proof.

£325.00
Percival Lancaster [Harry Collingwood] - The Fourth Temptation. The Love Story of Mary Magdalene: Original Manuscript

Percival Lancaster [with Harry Collingwood] - The Fourth Temptation. The Love Story of Mary Magdalene: Original Manuscript

£375.00 £500.00

This website is Copyright © 2019. Email: shop@hyraxia.com, Phone: 07557 652 609