Richard Bentley and Son. 1892 London, 1st edn, 331pp. Original brown, gilt stamped cloth. Two small nicks in top of spine, gilt and cloth very good condition, not faded. Item #005053
In 1882 the British defeated the Egyptian Army at Tel el-kebir and thus the British Empire took over where the Ottoman Empire had been. The Suez Canal had been completed in 1869 and England and France, who had financed the project wanted a stable country. This book gives an overview of Egypt as it was in the late 1800s. Chapters on The First Khedive, Tewfik's accession and thereafter, Cairo Past and Present, the capital and its Suburbs, an oasis near the Capital, the Egyptian Problem, making both ends meet, Egyptian public works, educating the Egyptians, Egyptian Courts of Justice, Public opinion in Egypt, on the Southern frontier, men at the helm, a survey and a forecast.