London: George Bell And Sons, 1886. First Edition. I have been unable to find out anything about this title but it is certainly rare. A collection of stories and tales. The dedication page reads: To My Brother Who Sleeps In The Bayuda Desert. The Bayuda Desert was crossed by the Desert Column of the Gordon Relief Expedition in January 1885 in a failed attempt to relieve the Siege of Khartoum. The Desert Column was led mainly by Major General Sir Herbert Stewart but after he was mortally wounded, command passed to Brigadier General Charles Wilson, the column's intelligence officer. The Expedition saw the Battle of Abu Klea and the Battle Abu Kru. Small 8vo., decorative green cloth, stamped in gilt & black; 88 pages. Item #3006
Very Good (contents clean & tight but with one front & rear page somewhat browned; covers minor wear & bright).