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Haggard (H. Rider) Belshazzar


Second impression, Stanley Paul, [1930]. The wrapper is unpriced but identical to first (which is priced 7/6 on spine) and list of titles on back panel. The lack of a price may imply it was a copy intended for export.


London, Chatto & Windus, 1925. A collection of tales published posthumously, first in 1905. Includes The Body Snatcher, centred around the time of Burke & Hare's exploits.


First edition, 2 volumes,
London, Sampson Low, 1888
A Haggardesque tale written in collaboration with a female novelist presumably drawing on Thomson’s own experiences in Central and Eastern Africa. Thomson was a Scottish geologist and explorer who played an important part in the Scramble for Africa. Ulu is his only work of fiction and very rare in commerce.