A DESERT DRAMA: BEING THE TRAGEDY OF THE KOROSKO. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1898. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-277 [278: blank] [279-288: ads], original light blue cloth, front stamped in dark blue, brown and green, spine stamped in dark blue, gold, brown and green. First U.S. edition. A party of tourists sailing on the Nile are abducted by Dervish warriors, during captivity they are asked to renounce Christianity. Imperialistic view of North Africa. Adapted for the stage and filmed twice (in 1923 and 1932). Green and Gibson, A22c. Spine panel a bit age-darkened, top edges of pages dusty, a nearly fine copy. Lawrence Solomon book label affixed to front paste-down. (#156095).