HALIEFA. New York: The Neale Publishing Company, 1913. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 11-94 [95-96: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], inserted photographic frontispiece, original decorated red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in silver, gold and blind. First edition. Novella of adventure and romance set in 1880s Egypt. Salim, wealthy and vile, earns his title, "the jackal of the city" of Cairo. His wife, Halifa, from his deceased father's harem, falls in love with Captain Blair. There is a Bedouin revolt brewing, and there is the ancient pyramidic curse of Nephhotep, that gets them all in the end in an ironic modern way. Krick, Neale Books 18. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 B-99. A bright, near fine copy. (#114390).

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