London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1898. 8vo. xii, 333 pp., plus 6 pages publisher’s advertisements. FIRST EDITION. With frontispiece and 39 plates. Original red publisher’s cloth, sunned and worn at spine; first gathering slightly loose. Small embossed bookseller’s stamp to fly-leaf, small bookseller’s label to front paste-down, ownership inscription to half-title. Item #12127
First edition of this story set in Egypt, about the Dervish threat. A portion of it first appeared serially in the May through December, 1897, issues of The Strand magazine, and was enlarged here into a novel.