The Days of My Life
The first volume of H Rider Haggard's autobiography
First edition, hardback bound in the original red cloth with gilt titling to spine. 24 × 15.5cm, xxv + 294pp.
The first volume of Henry Rider Haggard's autobiography which covers his childhood and early life, Natal, Transvaal, marriage, first attempts at authorship, and further travels in Egypt and Iceland. Illustrated with photographs. This copy was presented by The Royal African Society to the The Royal Empire Society with a bookplate to the front pastedown and a stamp to the title page.
A good reading copy. The red cloth is damp-stained to the front board along the joint and edges. The prelims are foxed but the main body of text is in good condition and all plates are present.