Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

The Egyptian Soudan: Its Loss and Recovery

London and New York: MacMillan and Co., Limited, 1898. Ex-Library First edition. Hardcover. Octavo. xiv, (1) 336pp., 21 plates. 12 maps. Bound in brown three-quarter leather over marbled boards with gilt ruling on covers, gilt-stamped vignette, lettering and ruling on spine; raised bands. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Frontispiece with tissue guard. "All that has been attempted in this book has been to put before the public, in a readable and concise form, the events on the Egyptian Soudan which have led up to, and resulted in, the downfall of the Dervishes. Every one knows that Gordon was killed at Khartoum and that Kitchener has avenged his fate, but comparatively few understand–for instance–why Gordon was ever in the Sudan at all, or why British have reconquered that country," (Preface). Illustrated with 21 intriguing full-page b/w photographs and 11 maps, eight of them folding, missing folding map of the Egyptian Soudan facing page I. Appendix showing the organization of the forces of the Dongola Expedition, 1896, and the Nile Expeditions, 1897–8, with a complete roll of all the officers. Typical library markings, barcode, sticker, library plates, pocket and stamps. Light wear along edges of binding with half inch closed tear at top of front joint. Block lightly age-toned. Binding and interior in overall good+ condition. g+. Item #45168

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