Desert Warfare, being the Chronicle of the Easter Soudan Campaign.

Burleigh (Bennet)

Desert Warfare, being the Chronicle of the Easter Soudan Campaign.

With Official Maps.

Description: FIRST EDITION, 11 maps of various sizes, 3 of which folded (and one of these torn), a few faint spots to borders, occasional light handling marks to same, pp. x, 320, 32 [publisher's list], 8vo, original green cloth, backstrip lettered in gilt, star and crescent stamped in gilt to front and backstrip, publisher device in blind to lower board, lean to spine, general wear and soiling, a little cracking to rear hinge, fair

Publication Details: Chapman & Hall, 1884

Notes: Inscribed by the author at the head of the title-page: 'To my dear Father, Bennet, 10 July 1884'. Bennet Burleigh was the most famous British war correspondent of his time - for the Daily Telegraph, he covered British imperial activity in Africa in the final decades of the nineteenth-century. Retirement brought his career to a close in 1913 and he died on the eve of the First World War, a cataclysm that consigned lofty plans of commemoration - a memorial tablet in St Paul's Cathedral, and a statue for which King George V had asked Churchill to chair a committee - to the scrap heap. Burleigh's ...more

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Price: £110

Subject: Travel & Topography

Published Date: 1884

Stock Number: 68511

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