A Prisoner of the Khaleefa.

NEUFELD Charles (1899.)

£200.00  [First Edition]

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Twelve Years' Captivity at Omdurman.

First edition. Portrait frontispiece and twenty-eight other plates, three full-page maps and plans. 8vo. Light marginal browning, but otherwise a very good copy in the original sage green cloth, with red "wax" seal to the upper board, a little rubbed at the extremities, spine tanned. xiv, 366pp. London, Chapman & Hall, Ltd.,

A German merchant, Neufeld was captured by the Mahdists when seeking to purchase gum arabic west of Dongola . He was sent to Omdurman where he was held captive, often in chains, until his release following the battle of Omdurman, "he returned to the Sudan after the occupation and later set up as a tourist agent in Aswan; in 1914 he returned to Germany on the outbreak of the First World War... his subsequent fate is unknown." [Hill Biographical Dictionary of the Anglo-Egyptian Soudan].


This first edition is increasingly hard to find. Bookseller's ticket of Galignani, Paris and Nice, to the front pastedown.

Stock Code: 86049

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