Antiquarian Auctions

Auction #116 begins on 11 Jul 2024

Charles Neufeld

A Prisoner Of The Khaleefa

Twelve Years’ Captivity at Omdurman

Published: Chapman & Hall, London, 1899

Edition: First edition

Lot closed

Sold for: Register or Sign In to find out

Bids: 1

Visits: 22

Have a similar item to sell? Contact Us with the details.

How it works


1 volume. First edition. Bookplate of Hugh and Dorothy de Havilland.

Green cloth cover with gilt title.

Red seal vignette on cover.

Untrimmed page edges.

xiv, 365 pages.

Portrait frontispiece with tissue-guard.

28 full-page illustrations with tissue-guards.

1 map + 1 plan + 1 sketch, all with tissue-guards.

Foxing on title page.

"Neufeld was a German merchant in search of gum-arabic who was

captured by the Mahists in the Sudan. He was imprisoned for 12 years

in Omdurman after the fall of Khartoum and was released after the

Battle of Omdurman.

Relates an account of his capture and imprisonment by the Dervishes.

Features all major characters from the Mahdi to General Gordon.

Adbul-Allah, or the Khaleefa, had succeeded the Mahdi on his death

in 1855 and soon took most of the Sudan with an army of 50,000 dervishes."

Recorded shipping weight 2000g.

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery.

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 22.5 x 15 cm
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Tom Moloney
  • Country: Ireland
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 0657087803
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Credit Cards - PayPal - Cheque.
  • Trade Associations: AA Approved

© 2024 Paul Mills trading as All rights reserved. Use of this website is regulated by our website Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.