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, Life of General Gordon by the Author of Our Queen etc

Life of General Gordon. by the Author of Our Queen etc. , UK: Walter Scott, 1885.

Assumed First. Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall c1885 undated, 1880s. red boards with gilt pattern & letters. owner's inscription inside, dated 1895. Octavo, boards, Hard Cover. first edition Binding firm. Text clean. good/no dustwrapper. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. previously read. gilt edges. new eps. burgundy boards, bevelled edges, spine sunned with black & gold decoration showing a camel in the desert on front, Chinese pagoda on spine. 468 pp, illust. The Life Of Gordon, Major-General, R.E.C.B.; Turkish Field-Marshal, Grand Cordon Medjidieh, And Pasha; Chinese Titu (Field-Marshal), Yellow Jacket Order. British general Charles Gordon became a national hero for his exploits in China and his ill-fated defence of Khartoum against Sudanese rebels. The son of an artillery officer Gordon was commissioned in the Royal Engineers in 1852. He distinguished himself in the Crimean War (1853-56) and in 1860 volunteered for the 'Arrow' war against the Chinese. 1.5 kg. Heavy title - will require additional postage to matrix. (Book ref. 002201 )  £ 38.00

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