2 VERNER, Willoughby. Sketches in the Soudan. 106


Description: VERNER, Willoughby.
Sketches in the Soudan.
London, R.H. Porter (back of title-page: printed by Taylor and Francis), 1885. Oblong large 4to (30 x 40 cm). With a lithographed title-page, a small printer's device on the back of the title-page, 37 tinted lithographed plates by J.G. Keulemans, and one chromolithographed map. Contemporary boards, with a lithographed camel's head on the front board.
€ 1,950
First edition of a series of views of Sudan and southern Egypt, with 37 tinted lithographed plates, each accompanied by a leaf of descriptive text. The illustrations derive from the diary and sketch-book Captain Willoughby Verner kept during the Nile Expedition of 1884-1885. They include views of lakes and deserts, ships, villages and tents, native inhabitants, some scenes aboard a ship, army troops and battle sites, and more. Verner “saw action at the Battles of Abu Klea (17 January 1885) and El Gubar (21 January 1885)" (Raugh). The book opens with a dedication to Queen Victoria, a list of subscribers, a brief preface and a table of contents. Included at the end are two pages of advertisements.
Some minor foxing and occasionally some marginal thumbing, otherwise in good condition and wholly untrimmed.
Raugh, British military operations in Egypt and the Sudan: a selected bibliography 590.
  • Number: 1011917
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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