A DESERT DRAMA BEING THE TRAGEDY OF THE KOROSKO. New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1898. Octavo, pp. [1-9] 9-277 [278: blank] [279-288: ads], 32 inserted plates with illustrations by Sidney Paget, original pictorial light blue cloth, front panel stamped in black, green and tan, spine panel stamped in black, green, tan and gold. First edition. Published a few days prior to the British 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. Tiny private bookplate affixed to the front paste-down. A clean, bright, nearly fine copy. (#172523).
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