London: James Nesbit, 1889. First Edition. 12mo. Item #016912
232p. General Charles George Gordon, hero of China and martyr of the Sudan became a hero of evangelical Protestants especially since his enemies were Muslims. In this book the author "spoke in tones of the medieval millennialist in predicting the overthrow and conversion of Egypt, the restoration of the houses of Israel, and the return of God's people from the land of Cush... There was, he wrote 'no clear and definite evidence of General Gordon's death" and scriptural evidence favord his survival." (see article in Cambridge University Press's Society for Comparative Studies in Society and History, Adam Knobler, "Holy Wars, Empires, and the Portability of the Past: the Modern Uses of Medieval Crusades" p. 314ff. By the beginning of World War I Lord Halifax and others called for a holy war against Germany. A scarce work with copies reported at the British Library, Trinity College (Dublin), Cambridge University and the University of Chicago.A very good copy bound in blue cloth lettered in gilt, spine gilt, light wear to spine ends.