Letters From Khartoum Written During The Siege.
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington Crown Buildings, 188 Fleet Street.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 4.5 x 6.5 inches. 119 pp. In stiff card marbled boards with maroon cloth spine, gilt. Some wear to lower spine and browning of flyleaves; otherwise a very good copy. Frank Le Poer Power (1858-84) was a Dublin born war correspondent who was present in Bulgaria during the Russo-Turkish War in 1877 and subsequently travelled to Khartoum to report on the Hicks Pasha campaign. Having also been appointed Acting Consul, he found himself in Khartoum with General Gordon at the start of the siege by the forces of the Mahdi, 1884-85. He accompanied a party which attempted to break out by Nile steamer but they were all intercepted and massacred at Berber. The letters written to Power's family and home circle were edited and published by his brother, Arnold Power and made a great impact at the time, three editions being published in 1885.
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