A first edition of one of Rider Haggard's favourites of his own work


Henry Rider Haggard


Longmans, Green & Co, London, 1890

Printing Details

First edition, first printing. Hardback, bound in the original dark green cloth with gilt titling to spine and upper board. 19.5 × 12.5cm, 312pp + 16pp ads.

An emotional account of the love affair between Beatrice Granger, an unmarried schoolteacher, and Geoffrey Bingham, an unhappily married barrister who lives in London. Haggard considered this one of his finest works.


A good reading copy. There is a 1cm tear to the cloth at the head of the spine, and general fading to the edges. The book has a slight lean and tanning to the pages. The inner binding is secure.



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