New York: Longmans, Green & Co., 1917. Early Edition. Hardcover. First American edition, fourth impression. 346 pp. Red cloth. Title in blind on front cover, spine designed in gilt. Old dampstain to lower corner of front cover, but a bright, clean copy in a slightly chipped pictorial dust jacket, with old yellowed internal tape repairs. This is the 1917 fourth impression; originally published in the USA in 1912. Very Good in Dust Jacket. Item #311143
¶ A later novel by Haggard featuring Allan Quatermain, the main character in KING SOLOMON'S MINES. The plot concerns Quatermain as a young man and involves his first marriage, to the Boer farm girl, Marie Marais. Their romance is opposed by Marie's anti-English father, and her villainous cousin Hernan Pereira, who desires Marie. They are Voortrekkers who take part in the Great Trek whom Quatermain has to rescue. The story also describes Quatermain's involvement in the Sixth Xhosa War of 1835 and the Weenen massacre. This copy is from From the Stuart Teitler collection of Lost Race Fiction; although the novel does not appear to contain any particular Lost Race content, Stuart did often consider Lost Cultures - in the case the Zulu Empire - qualifying as Lost Race.