1st ed., 1904. Vi + 255 pp., frontis., guarded. Red cloth; 20 x 13cm. Front cover leaning o/w V.G. This is a biography and military career of the controversial soldier who led a Chinese army during the Taiping revolt of 1863-65. Arriving in Sudan in early 1884, Charles Gordon promptly got himself shut up in Khartoum where he died two days before relief reached him in 1885. This book tells the extraordinary life of the soldier whose death was blamed on Gladstone.