[Sudan] Sketches in the Soudan by Captain Willoughby Verner (...)
London, R.H. Porter, 1885, (4),4,(4) p. preliminary pages and 39 leafs with one-sided text, lithographed title, colour-lithographic map and 37 tinted lithographic plates by J.G. Keulemans after Verner, at the end another 2 pages with publisher's advertisements, original half parchment with printed front cover, oblong folio.
Final two plates, map and surrounding text leafs waterstained in (blank) upper margin, boards stained, and worn along edges.
The first edition of this highly successful account (a military expedition in the area), based on the diaries of the author and illustrated with fine lithos after his locally produced drawings. Already in 1886 a second edition appeared. On Colonel William Willoughby Cole Verner (1852-1922), see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willoughby_Verner.