1890 The World's Desire
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First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding
The first edition, later impression, publisher's adverts dated 8/93.
A fantasy novel following the journey of Odysseus as he returns home to Ithaca, only to find that his home has been ravaged by the plague, and his wife has been murdered.
Written by H. Rider Haggard and Andrew Lang.
H. Rider Haggard, an adventure novelist known for pioneering the lost world genre. He wrote on the lighter end of Victorian literature, also being involved in agricultural reform throughout the British Empire.
Andrew Lang is a noted collector of folk and fairy tales, known for his extensive and colourful 'Fairy Books'.
Prior owner's pencil inscription to the recto to the front endpaper.
Twenty-four pages of publisher's adverts to the rear.
In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, smart. Minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Light marks to the boards. Front hinge is starting but remains firm. Prior owner's pencil inscription to the recto to the front endpaper. Bookseller's label to the rear pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned and spotted.
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