First edition, first printing. Original green cloth with titles in gilt to the spine and upper board. With 23 black and white illustrations by Charles Kerr, including a tissue-guarded frontispiece. A very good copy, the binding firm, the spine with a slight lean, the spine and extremities faded. The contents, with a bookplate to the front pastedown and some spotting early and late, are otherwise clean and without stamps or inscriptions.
A historical novel about a Zulu prince set in South Africa. It is unusual among Victorian novels in featuring an entirely African and black cast of characters.
Stock code: 24721