STEEVENS, George Warrington. Egypt in 1898.

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STEEVENS, George Warrington. Egypt in 1898. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1898.

8vo. Original publisher's cloth with photographic illustration on front cover; pp. x, [2], 283, 32 (publisher's catalogue); cloth only lightly marked; internally good apart from a little spotting in places only, printed on thick paper;
Scarce first edition, written by the most famous war correspondent of the time. G. W. Steevens died of typhoid fever in the besieged town of Ladysmith on January 15, 1900, after having kept up morale with his humorous writings published in the Ladysmith Lyre. During Steevens' visit to Egypt he paid attention to the politics, trade and tourism in the country, noticing anti-colonial tensions and the growing importance of the country as a trade hub, and descripes the well-oiled tourist industry.