Desert warfare


Desert warfare
being the chronicle of the Eastern Soudan Campaign.
London, Chapman and Hall, 1884.

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Scarce. Scottish born Burleigh (1840-1914), had served with the Confederate Army in the American Civil War. An intrepid war correspondent, he was twice sentence to death but managed to escape the firing squad. Burleigh covered the early phases of the Egyptian Campaign before joining the Des Column on its march from Korti to Metammah and witnessed the battles at Abu Klea and Abu Kru. He was wounded at the latter engagement and became the first correspondent to be mentioned in dispatches.


First edition. 8vo, xii, 320, 32(ads dated June, 1884)pp., 11 maps and plans, etc., some folding, scattered light foxing, original green cloth gilt, gilt star and crescent devise to cover and spine, lightly soiled, corners bumped, a little worn and scratched, red ink signature to front free endpaper.


The Winterton Collection from the Abyssinian Expedition to the Mau Mau Insurrection (2003), 99.


Stock ID: 99671