Short Memoir of Mohammed Ali: Founder of the Vice-Royalty of Egypt by the Hon. Sir Charles Augustus Murray, K.C.B. whilst H.M. Consul-General in Egypt, 1846-53 edited by the Right Hon. Sir Herbert Maxwell, Bart., M.P. London. Bernard Quaritch (publisher). 1898. G. Norman and Son, Printers, Floral Street. Covent Garden. 8 page introductionby H.E.M., 60 page main text plus 4 pages of ads. Green cloth hardcover with bright gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Some wear to cover and spine edges. A bump on the bottom edge of the front cover. Some light soiling to cover with 2 pin-head sized spots of soiling on the back cover. Inside the front cover is a presentation label from Mr. Bernard Quaritch (the publisher) and on that label is a discrete rubber stamp withdrawing the book from the Academy of Sciences library of which this book was never catalogued. Some numbers written in pencil on the title page. Otherwise no previous owner markings. No folds, creases or tears to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered, not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. CH07a
"Mohammed Ali was free from Oriental prejudices and superstitions, his life is a complete romance. His detruction of the Mameluks a political necessity.
The man who massecred the Mamelukes...who might have overthrown the Sultan but for western intervention, who practically separated Egypt from the Ottoman Empire must always form an attractive theme." from the Quaritch catalogue.