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King Solomon's Mines [SIGNED BY THE ARTIST]

Haggard, H. Rider; Richard H. Sanger (Introduction by); David Gentleman (Illustrated by)

Published by Imprint Society, Barre, MA, 1970
Condition: g+ to vg Hardcover
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1/1950. Quarto. 216pp. Original half leatherette over illustrated cloth, with gold lettering on spine. Book housed in its gilt-stamped olive cloth slipcase. Limitation page signed by David Gentleman. One of 1,950 copies, of which this one is unnumbered. Touted by its 1885 publisher as "the most amazing story ever written," King Solomon's Mines was one of the bestselling novels of the nineteenth century. H. Rider Haggard's thrilling saga of elephant hunter Allan Quatermain and his search for fabled treasure is more than just an adventure story, it is a vivid portray of the alliances and battles of white colonials and African tribesmen. King Solomon's Mines "brings us the world of extremes, of the absurdly tall tales and of the illogical loyalty between disparate people that still informs this part of the world." The novel tells of a search of an unexplored region of Africa by a group of adventurers led by Allan Quatermain for the missing brother of one of the party. The men find danger, hardship, myth, lost tribes, cruel kings, and evil sorceress, and overcome all. Through a series of adventures the men escape near-certain death, with pocketfuls of diamonds from "King Solomon's Mines", enough to make them rich for life. It is the first English adventure novel set in Africa, and is considered to be the genesis of the Lost World literary genre. This is the first book in what was to be a long running and prolific series. This edition is splendidly illustrated throughout with numerous b/w in-text illustrations and full-page color plates by David Gentleman. Minor shelf wear and soiling to slipcase. Slight age-toning along cloth. Slipcase and binding in overall good+, interior in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 38877

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Title: King Solomon's Mines [SIGNED BY THE ARTIST]

Publisher: Imprint Society, Barre, MA

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:g+ to vg

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Limited Edition.

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