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Our Sudan Its Pyramids And Progress

By John Ward

1905

John Murray : London

10" by 7.5"

[xxii] (1) 360pp. (1)

 

 

 

DETAILS

The first edition of this fascinating historical and geographical work, dedicated from the author to the editors of The Morning Post, including Algernon Borthwick and Lord Bathurst. 

The first edition. 

With a dedication from the author reading:

"Presented to the Editorial Dept of 'The Morning Post' from the author John Ward
22 March 1911
As a tribute of respect for his friend Lord Bathurst and his friend Algernon Borthwick"

'The Morning Post' was a conservative daily newspaper published between 1772 and 1937. Algernon Borthwick was the owner of the paper as well as serving as an MP for Kensington South. Upon his death in 1908, the paper was taken over by his daughter Lilias Borthwick, the wife of Lord Bathurst. 

The work also contains the bookplate of Australian historian and author Hylton B. Dale with the ink inscription stating '21st Jan 1929 Purchased by Hylton B. Dale' 

With a page of publisher's advertisements to the rear of the work.  

Profusely illustrated with many monochrome illustrations and one folding map of The Nile Basin to xxiii where the contents notes that there should be a 'Sketch Map'. This copy, therefore, is one with a large folding map in place of this sketch map.  The sketch map noted to the contents as being at page 144 has been bound at page 166. 

This fascinating work regarding the history and geography of Sudan is credited for its depth of research, and includes the geography of the Upper Nile, accounts of Darfur and Bahr-el-Ghazala and Abyssinia. The historical account explores in detail the Mandi and Khalifs as well as the Fashoda incident. Ward is credited for writing several works regarding the history and geography of North Africa, including a previous work on Egypt and the pyramids. 

 

A fascinating and highly illustrated work regarding Sudan with a unique provenance. 

CONDITION

In the original publisher's pictorial cloth binding. Externally very smart with slight bumping to the extremities and the head and tail of the spine. A few handling marks to the boards and spine. Hinges slightly strained but firm. Bookplate to front pastedown. Ink inscriptions to front free endpaper. Booksellers label to front pastedown. Internally generally firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean with the odd spot and marginal age toning. Pencil mark stating 'B1' to half title. 

Overall Condition: Very Good

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