London: Smith, Elder, 1898. First edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. First edition of the adventure novel in which Europeans visiting Egypt in 1895, sailing the Nile in the Korosko, are attacked and abducted by a marauding band of "Dervish warriors". A novel with great contemporary pertinence, this tale includes Western soldiers in a Muslim country, philosophical question of staying the course in armed conflict, jihadism, religious fanatics, pirates, conspiracy theories, and imperialism, with Britain as the world's policeman. 8vo, xii, 333pp, 40 b&w plates, publisher's advertisements [6pp]. In the original pictorial red gilt cloth, the front and spine panels stamped in gold, the front board with gilt illustration. Cloth marked, chipped at spine ends. In a custom made red gilt cloth dust jacket, with "1898" in gilt at base of dust jacket spine. Dust jacket chipped top of spine, spine darkened. Internally, paper cracked at rear inner hinge. OCLC: 559648594 records 2 copies. (Inventory #: 22178)
You can be confident that when you make a purchase through ABAA.org, the item is sold by an ABAA member in full compliance with our Code of Ethics. Our sellers guarantee your order will be shipped promptly and that all items are as described. Buy with confidence through ABAA.org.