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LANG, Andrew, Robert Louis Stevenson, H. Rider Haggard, Henry
Longman's Magazine, Volumes 1-24
Longmans, Green, and Co. Good. Hardcover. Magazine. The first 24 volumes (November, 1882-October, 1894) of this monthly literary magazine known for debuting the works of many important writers, and for Andrew Lang's influential column: "At the Sign of the Ship," which featured literary gossip, criticism, and fairy tales. Octavos. Contemporary half morocco and marbled paper boards. Ex-library with bookplates, else no other markings. Volume 1 lacking pages 515-524 and 569-588, volume 2 lacking pages 251-270; chipping to the spine backs, a few detached boards; volume 15 only rebound in half cloth; else a good or better complete run. Included are first appearances of Stevenson's *Prince Otto*, *The Treasure of Franchard*, and other works; H. Rider Haggard's *Allan Quatermain*; and works by Margaret Oliphant, Edith Nesbit, Walter Besant, James Payn, and Rudyard Kipling. Also included are: "The Art of Fiction" and *The Pupil* by Henry James, William Archer's "The Anatomy of Acting" (later published as *Masks or Faces*), and Joseph Jacob's "Cap-o'-Rushes" (published anonymously in Lang's column of February 1889). In his capacity as reader and literary advisor to the Longmans firm and de facto editor, Lang made *Longman's* a vehicle for his own tastes and prejudices, as well as a magazine of importance. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Between the Covers (betweenthecoversrarebooks) [Gloucester City, New Jersey, United States]
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