Sm 8vo., 416 pages, Light fading in mylar cover. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Fire and Sword in the Sudan: A Personal ...
Publisher: John Lane
Publication Date: 1900
Illustrator: Black & White Illustrations
Book Condition: VG/No Dust Jacket
Edition: Popular Editio.
Book Description No Place ( Glasgow, Kentucky ): The Long Riders' Guild Press, No Date ( 2006 ), 1st Edition thus, First Printing, No Place of Publication, 2006. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine (see description). Text Cover (illustrator). First Edition. -----------softcover, about 5 x 8 inches, a Near Fine copy, likely unread, interior is produced in facsimile to the original 19th century edition, 416 pages, b&w illustrations, ---This is the astonishing tale of Slatin Pasha (1857 - 1932), the Austrian soldier of fortune. Born near Vienna, the young Slatin had already fought in Bosnia when he was offered a high-ranking military post in the Sudan. This desert kingdom was ruled on behalf of the nearby Egyptian government by General Charles Gordon, the brilliant British soldier turned administrator. With a slim hold on power, Gordon was in need of strong, brave, linguistically talented, young men like Rudolf Slatin. If Slatin was looking for adventure as he rode his camel into Sudan's Darfur province in 1881 he got it in spades when one of the most spectacular wars of the 19th century broke out. Under the leadership of their leader known as the Mahdi, a vast native army arose to throw off their Egyptian overlords and cast out its foreign governors. Slatin was captured and enslaved. Gordon was surrounded at his capital in Khartoum and beheaded. After escaping from brutal slavery, Slatin was awarded military honours by Queen Victoria and returned to the Sudan to assist the very people who had held him in captivity., any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Not Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 152960
Book Description John Lane, NY, 1900. Cloth. Book Condition: VG/No Dustjacket. Black & White Illustrations (illustrator). Popular Edition. Sm 8vo., 416 pages, Light fading in mylar cover. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS292829
Book Description Edward Arnold, London. 1899. First edition., 1899. 8vo, 416pp, b/w plates & folding maps at rear. A good ex-library hardback copy bound in original maroon cloth with gilt titled spine. Rear board is marked. Boards & spine ends are shelf worn. Library bookplate to front paste down endpaper & stamps intermittantly throughout. Binding given. Bookseller Inventory # 63299