Windsor Magazine serialized Ayesha between December 1904 and October 1905 in a printing that included illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen. Doubleday, Page & Company, New York, published the 1st US edition on 6 October 1905. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch also serialized this novel in the Sunday numbers weekly from 3 September to 10 December 1905, in a run illustrated by Martin and McEvoy. Ward Lock and Co., London, published Ayesha on 6 October 1905, in a printing accompanied by 32 full-page illustrations by Greiffenhagen. 25,000 copies printed. The first Canadian edition was published by William Briggs, Toronto, in 1905. This printing included eight of Greiffenhagen's illustrations. Tauchnitz of Leipzig published a copyright edition in 1905 in two volumes. In 1908 Ward Lock and Co. published a paperback edition of Ayesha with an illustrated cover and 8 illustrations by Greiffenhagen.
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