An Exceedingly Rare Piece of Rider Haggard Ephemera.
HAGGARD, H. Rider. An Heroic Effort. Frome: Butler and Tanner, 1893.
5 x 3 inches, paper wrapper; pp. 16, printed in black ink with red borders on brown paper; a little toning to front wrapper, one small splash mark, otherwise near fine.
First edition, first impression. Extremely rare.
This pamphlet reproduces a speech made by Haggard in 1893 in Norwich to support the Universities' Mission to Central Africa, founded by David Livingstone. Haggard both lauds the Mission's current achievements and asks for cash: "Money cannot be better invested, I assure you - that is, by those who look on it as something more than a means of personal gratification".
No record on COPAC. No auction records. Whatmore [p94, PR1].